Minnesota Local Section

Senior Chemist Group

The Senior Chemist Group of the Minnesota ACS was started by Lynn Hartshorn (Local  Section Councilor) in January 2014. Since then we have been meeting about every two months for lunch (ordered from the menu, self-paying) at the Green Mill restaurant on Hamline and Grand Avenue in St. Paul. The idea of founding this new group is to provide an additional daytime meeting possibility for seniors (and others). The objective is largely for social interaction. However, we also help seniors find volunteer opportunities, and have informal 20-minute talks about chemistry and other sciences. So far themes for our meetings have included:

  • An introduction to volunteer opportunities, with some examples and useful sources, and a discussion by seniors who volunteer.
  • A crossword challenge
  • Three 20-minute informal talks at three different meetings. The titles were:
    • Small Particles and Large Molecules
    • Dry Erase 101, with Demonstrations
    • Is there a Future for Coal?

We are open to suggestions about other activities or volunteer for talks. All are welcome, both retired chemists and not retired, and guests are always welcome. Please join us!

If you are interested in attending the next lunch, email Lynn Hartshorn at lghartshorn@stthomas.edu

Senior Chemists Lunch Meeting on May 17th

Please mark your calendars for a special event for the Senior Chemist's group of the Minnesota Section. On Wednesday, May 17th we will be visiting the 3M Innovation Center at 2350 Minnehaha Avenue, Maplewood, 55119 (map) from 12 noon to 1pm, and then lunching at the 5-8 Tavern and Grill, located at the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and McKnight Road (self-paying). The group will meet in the lobby of the 3M Innovation Center, where there is plenty of free parking. Reservations are ESSENTIAL for this meeting, since 3M requires a name badge for every visitor and they need a list of names a few days before to do this. Also the restaurant needs to know how many of us will be going in order to have adequate staffing. RSVP to Joe McGrath (joemmcgrath@yahoo.com) by Sunday, May15th at 6pm. 

Many thanks to one of our members, Joe McGrath, for arranging this event!

All are welcome, including guests and new members.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jul 29 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 26 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 9 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, Sep 14 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM