Welcome from our President

Thank you so much for joining our group. Our purpose as stated in our Constitution and Bylaws is to develop, provide and sponsor stimulating, educational and topical programs for the membership. Our group began in 1973 as a cooperative effort of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), colleges and universities of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium, the Community Health Association, and the Senior Forum. It is structured as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is totally run by our members on a volunteer basis.

What to Expect    Our group meets on Fridays from 10 AM – 11 AM from September to June at Providence United Methodist Church at 2810 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. Even we Senior Scholars take the summer off! Please remember to bring your membership card to be admitted at each meeting. We ask that you wear your membership name badge as a good way to meet other members. Our website is your best source of information, so please check it frequently – www.seniorscholars.net. Our general email address is sscholars@yahoo.com. Within a couple of weeks of joining, you should start to receive a weekly email regarding upcoming meeting programs. If not, please check back with the Membership Committee to ensure all contact information submitted is accurate. We provide a variety of information to our members through our website and via emails, including when a change in meeting location is required or that our meeting is cancelled (when the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District is closed for inclement weather). While weekly meetings are our primary activity, we also offer an annual educational retreat in the North Carolina Mountains, periodic field trips, a monthly pre-meeting newcomer coffee, two member luncheons and periodic Lunch Bunch informal social lunch groups.

How to Get Involved    Some of our Scholars join primarily to hear our weekly speakers while others desire to become more involved. We have several committees that periodically seek new members. A listing of Committees, their activities and chairperson names can be found on the Committee Details page.  If you find a committee that speaks to your desire and talents to become further involved, please contact the Committee Chair.  Chairperson contact information is located in our member directory.  

Again, I personally want to thank you for joining and I hope to meet you at one of our upcoming events.


 William R. Thomas

 William R. Thomas, President - 2019 Senior Scholars at Queens