Friday Jan. 17, 2020 
10:00 am
Providence United
Methodist Church

Mark Kelso, PhD


What Does It Mean For Us?

Confused about BREXIT?
What does the British public really want? Dr Kelso will review the history, the issues, the path ahead, and why it affects the US and the world.

Dr. Kelso has been one of the most popular of our Senior Scholar Speakers. He has guided our Members through a wide range of complex topics spanning the American political scene.

Mark is Professor of Political Science in the Queens University Department of Political Science and International Studies. He has been teaching at Queens since 1996, He has also taught at the University of Nevada _ Las Vegas, at Penn State University, and at St. Francis College. He received his PhD from Vanderbilt University and his BA from Murray State University.

At Queens, Mark has received the McColl Faculty Award, the Distinguished Professor Award, and the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award, among many other awards.

He has spoken and presented research on Presidential Rhetoric, the Environment and Climate Change, International Politics, Democracy, South Africa, and many other political subjects.

Amazingly, Mark began his political training back in 1986 when he was a U.S. Senate intern for then-new Senator Mitch McConnell.



....Please renew your 2020 membership soon....
You don't want to be standing in a long line!

Renewals are $20 per person and new memberships are $30 (includes $10 for your name tag). Checks should be made payable to Senior Scholars. Please bring the correct amount if paying in cash.
You can speed up the renewal process by having your green 2019 Membership Card and $20 in your hand when you come to the Membership Desk. It is not necessary to complete a membership form for renewals unless your address, phone number or email address has changed.
You can also renew or join by mail with a completed membership form. The mailing address is on the membership form
If you use mail you will need to stop by the Membership Desk to pick up your new membership card. Your membership card is what gets you in the door at our weekly meetings--it shows that you are a current member.
We have quite a few name tags...If we are holding yours please come get it. Your name tag lets us know who you are and as some of us have "senior moments". It is much easier to converse if we know your name. Please always wear your name tag. If the magnet is a problem for you we have a remedy. 

Any questions can be directed to the membership chair, Sara Haymond, at
2020 Topics 

Climate Change

India and Pakistan 

Red Sea Security 


Human Trafficking

Northern Triangle 

China’s Road into Latin America

The Philippines and the U.S. 

Artificial Intelligence and Data 

HE GREAT DECISIONS books are here. Please pickup before or after the meeting. 
Lunch Bunch
January 31st

Napa on Providence

110 Perrin Place
Charlotte, NC  28207

Baoding Restaurant 
4722-F Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

131 MAIN Restaurant
5970 Fairview Road #100
Charlotte, NC  28210

See. . . 
BG Metzler
Ruth McDevitt
at the lunch table


April 27 to April 30, 2020


Wildacres Retreat

Registration opens January 24, 2020


Cost: $250 per person Double Occupancy

 Relaxing days of learning, reflection,

fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude,

relaxing and hiking at this beautiful

1,400 acre wilderness retreat

near the Blue Ridge Parkway

in the spectacular mountains

of western North Carolina.

Organized by: Wade Alley & Jim Renger 


Looking for a Tech Team Member
to learn the web site hosting application

Time commitment is approximately
one to two hours per week

If you are interested,
please contact Mitzi Czapla

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?


Email address:

1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 , Charlotte, NC, 28274