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

February 27th Lunch

The next Senior Chemists Lunch will be held on Wednesday, February 27th at the Green Mill Restaurant on the corner of Hamline and Grand Avenues in St. Paul, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The speaker will be Ken Latham, a member of our group. The title of his 20 minute informal talk is "30 Years as a Flight Instructor". Parking is available in the small lot about 50 yards west of the Green Mill, on the north side of Grand Avenue, or on the street. We welcome newcomers, guests and spouses. Please RSVP to Lynn Hartshorn by Monday, February 25th at lghartshorn@stthomas.edu.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jul 27 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 17 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 14 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 26 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM