SENIOR  SCHOLARS
UPDATE
June 8, 2020

May 16, 2020
 
Dear Senior Scholars,
 
My thoughts are with you as we all hope for clear direction for a safe return to more stable times.   As seniors, we have health issues that challenge us in ordinary circumstances, but the threat of additional risk due to coronavirus understandably heightens our concern.
 
Warnings are being released that a fall/winter resurgence of the virus may coincide with the typical flu season.  Therefore, all decisions for our organization going forward are guided by our concern for the safety and well-being of our members. 
 
At our Zoom Board meeting on May 13 we discussed plans to do a video recording of speaker presentations for Sept/Oct/Nov.  Don Campbell, curriculum chair, and Ken Brown, Great Decisions chair, have been in continuous contact with the speakers for the fall session.  I've been advised that these speakers are on board to do presentations for us to access on our web site in the security and safety of our own homes.  The general format may be somewhat changed to accommodate speakers’ time constraints and safety. 
 
The Board will hold a ZOOM meeting in mid-July to pin down the fall speaker format and our introductory presentations.  And again in late August the Board will reevaluate our position for the Sept/Oct/Nov time line.  Now that North Carolina is in "phase 1" of lifting restrictions, Providence United Methodist Church is allowing a limited number of people within the building.  This gives Senior Scholars an opportunity to consider using Wolfe Hall to record/stream presentations from there.
 
Some of you have asked questions about dues already paid for 2020 membership and expressed concern that many meetings have been cancelled due to the pandemic.  Since 2021 membership dues are not due until mid-February, the Board will discuss this issue at the Oct/Nov Board meeting. 
 
You will be updated in July and August about the planning decisions so that you can make plans for the fall. 
 
Hoping this message has found you, your family and friends doing well.  We all need continued patience in these uncertain times and steadfast hope for sound guidance from the medical community.  Be well !  
   
My respect, 

Walt Romano
Virtual Presentations Of Interest--

DICE LUNCH AND LEARN: THE POWER OF PRIVILEGE

This 4-part discussion series will explore inequities in our society and highlight how privilege or lack thereof determines the quality of life for generations of people. These authentic discussions will increase awareness and provide us with tools to make a difference.    


Email whited4@queens.edu to RSVP.

Thursday, June 11 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thursday, June 18 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thursday, June 25 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

The Foreign Policy Association has made the digital edition of the   Great Decisions Television Series 
available on YouTube. 

What to hear a presentation again?
Friday presentations are available in

Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 AM - 11 AM

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte NC  28211
 
 

Queens University  1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 Charlotte, NC 28274

What’s going on at Queens University? http://www.queens.edu/calendar

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