Founded in 1973, Senior Scholars is an organization for seniors and retirees where members meet weekly to hear prominent speakers on a variety of interesting topics. Don’t let the “Scholars” title scare you. An academic degree is not required, only your interest in future learning.
Senior Scholars welcomes retirees to a new learning experience! In Charlotte, senior citizens are known for their vitality, love of learning and desire to give back to their community. This is an organization that offers welcoming fellowship and wonderful opportunities to broaden your intellectual perspective and improve your understanding of international, national and local issues and subjects of interest.
See the attached documents below for additional information on our Membership Benefits and a Membership Form for your convenience.
The membership year remains January to December.
Renewing members pay dues of $20 each per year.
New members pay $30 each per year.
This includes $10 for your name tag.
Payment for 2018 dues opens October 15, 2017 through first Friday in February 2018. Print and bring Membership Form to Friday meeting along with check or mail to:
Senior Scholars at Queens
1900 Selwyn Avenue, MSC 1409
Charlotte, NC 28274
Senior Scholars welcome guests at meetings who may be interested in becoming members. We ask guests to register at the front table so they may be recognized. For that, we ask guests to consider making a donation; we suggest a $5 contribution.
Senior Scholars at Queens meets weekly, Friday, from 10 AM to 11 AM at Queens University Sports Complex at 2229 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210, except during the months of June, July, August, and December.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETINGS ON THE FIRST FRIDAY IN EACH OF SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY. The first meeting in September and January will be on the second Friday of those two months.
There will be no meeting on the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving.
The final meeting of the year will be on the first Friday of December.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING ON ANY DAY WHEN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER.
Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify Senior Scholars. An email is recommended. Our e-mail address is SScholars@Yahoo.com.
Queens University of Charlotte Sports Complex & Conference Center
2229 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 (between Park Road and South Boulevard).
See the map below.
The entrance is on the right, when heading west, and is just before (east of) the driveway to the Tyvola Senior Center and the Marion Diehl Pool. Parking is available on site.
2017 Board Members
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Carolyn Kibler; Gene Zhiss
At Large Board Members
Mary Allen Todd – Drexel Andrews – John Ferguson – Ed Tosto – Bill Thomas – Sara Haymond – Sophie Marshall – Mary Leet – Alice Thrasher – Dave Shimberg
Historian –Mary Allen Todd
Curriculum –Bill Parker
Arrangements and Social – Drexel Andrews
Wildacres – Wade Alley and Jim Renger
Membership – Sara Haymond
Webmaster – Ed Tosto
Technical Services – Dave Shemberg
Nominating – Jim Renger, Wade Alley, Jerry Thrasher, Carolyn Kibler, Gene Zheis