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 - October 17th

At the request of several members of our group, we will visit the Surly Brewery on  Wednesday  October 17th, beginning with a tour at 11am, (Paid by the MN ACS Seniors Group) and followed by lunch (self paying)  in the restaurant at the brewery. More details including car pooling, directions, etc will be discussed at the September  12th lunch. 

Senior Chemists Lunch - September 12th

Please mark your calendars for the Minnesota Senior Chemists’ lunch  meeting on Wednesday September 12th at 11:30am  at The Green Mill Restaurant on Hamline and Grand Avenue. Dick Hartshorn (3M Retired)  will give a short talk “”Adhesives that Cure by Chemical Reactions” . We will order from the menu. All senior chemists are welcome, including new members of the group, and guests. Parking is available on the street, and in the Green Mill lot about 50 yds west of the restaurant on the north side of Grand Avenue. Reservations should be made  with Ken Latham, email: Klatham1@mnmicro.net.