The Senior Chemist Group of the MN ACS was started by Lynn Hartshorn (Local Section Councilor) in January 2014. Since then we have been meeting about every two months for lunch. 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. We are open to suggestions about other activities or volunteers 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 (click on "Contact Us" link for contact info)

The MN ACS Senior Chemists' Group is in Action Again!

The MN ACS Senior Chemists' Group in in action again! Ken Latham and Lynn Hartshorn recently arranged a successful lunch for the Seniors Group. which was held on Tuesday, June 28th at the Green Mill Restaurant in Woodbury using their outdoor dining space. If you missed that event and would like to be included in our monthly Senior Chemists lunches, please email Ken to be added to our email list (click on "Contact Us" link for contact info). We are also happy to get suggestions about possible places to lunch, and future tours that we could do.

Request for Articles for the SCC Newsletter

If you are a senior and a member of ACS, you have probably received copies of the “Senior Chemists Newsletter”, in your email. This is sent by the National ACS Senior Chemists’ Committee, (SCC) about three times per year. This Newsletter has articles about a wide variety of topics that we think senior chemists will find interesting. To find the SCC, click on this link, and there you will find an archive of the SCC Newsletters. If you would like to receive them regularly the contact address is to request to be placed on the email list. We need articles for this Newsletter—short (~500 words) on any topic that would be of interest to seniors: articles about the history of chemistry, general science, (not research articles) volunteer work that you do and how you adapted to Covid (If you could), retirement activities, (especially unusual ones) what you do for exercise (and again, how you adapted to Covid), future travel plans, reviews of books you liked, and many other topics. If you have an idea, even a vague idea, please send me an email [click on "Contact Us" link for contact info]. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Lynn Hartshorn