Senior Scholars:
Friday, November 16, 2018 10 a.m.

Scott D. Syfert

       The First American Declaration of Independence?

Tuesday, November 13th   6 to 7 p.m.

Duke Energy Auditorium
(registration required)

 Healthcare Provider's Perspective on Education & Resource Stability


Faculty Facilitator:
Dr. Tama Morris, Dean, Blair College of Health Science, Queens

Community Guest Speaker:
Dr. David Martin Cook, SVP Population Health and Value Based Care at Novant Health and Founder and Medical Director of Lake Norman Community Clinic


To deliver effective long-term care, today?s healthcare providers must be alert to not only their patient?s immediate needs, but the holistic condition of their families and their communities. Learn how providers are engaged in health inequity, social determinants of health and access to healthcare.

More information and registration 

Friday, November 16
Scott D. Syfert

Member, Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Co-Founder  May 20th Society

The First American Declaration of Independence?
Scott Syfert is a corporate attorney at Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, the London School of Economics and the University of Virginia. He was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1997.  He has professional affiliations with the North Carolina Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

He is a co-founder of the May 20th Society, a nonprofit dedicated to commemorating the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The May 20th Society promotes Charlotte rich history as first American body to declare independence from Great Britain more than a year before Thomas Jefferson's national Declaration. Though the original MeckDec was destroyed in a fire some 200 years ago, the spirit of MeckDec lives on " a spirit of freedom, leadership and courage.

He writes frequently on local North Carolina history and politics. His book The First Declaration of Independence? The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of May 20, 1775 was published in 2013 by McFarland & Co.
Friday, November 16

Take a Tour

Developed by Tom Hanchett and John Howard

Catch a ride on the Community Building Initiative Bus Tour. The tour is an innovative, interactive approach to bringing the history of Charlotte to life, while exploring how our shared history and ?what?s in the ground? in our community impacts our present and our future. Tours have been developed in collaboration with Tom Hanchett (Levine Museum of the New South) and John Howard (City of Charlotte, Historic Districts Commission).

Members of the Queens? Community will have the opportunity to participate in the bus tour, but individual community members can sign up for public tours directly through Community Building Initiative Charlotte.


More information and registration 

Sign up: Field Trip
Tuesday,  December 4th @ 1 pm

The Charlotte Museum of History & The Hezekiah Alexander Home Site

This is a guided tour lasting up to one and half hours.

Cost: Regular $10, Senior $7, Tour of 30 or more $5

The Museum is the steward of the ca. 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Home Site, a National Register of Historic Places site, and places an emphasis on the settlement of the Carolina Backcountry and the ideas and events that led to the American Revolution. The Alexander House is the last extant home of a framer of North Carolina's 1776 Constitution and Bill of Rights and the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County. In addition to the house, the Alexander home site contains a reproduction log kitchen, reconstructed two-story springhouse and log barn.

Organized and Coordinated by John Ferguson

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Sign up at the meeting

Friday, November 30 @ 12 noon

Christmas Luncheon

Carmel Country Club

Cost: $25

Organized and coordinated by Carol Kesmodel
sign up:
3/26/19 James Comey
Former FBI Director,
Belk Theater

Link to 20% ticket discount in the " speakers & events" page of our website. (A senior scholar thank you to Queens University.)
Membership renewal for 2019

Membership Dues & Directory

Members will be issued a card that covers the remainder of the year and through December 31 of the following year.

New membership dues are $30 a calendar year that also includes the nametag. Renewal membership is $20 a year.


Members who have paid their dues through Febrary 15, 2019 will be included in the 2019 Directory.

Print and bring a completed form to the membership:

Click to Download membership form  (pdf)
Registration opens January 2019

Wildacres Retreat 2019

Dr. Greg Ferro

Monday 4/29 - Thursday 5/2

Happy Holidays!

Next Meeting:
January 11th 2019

Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte NC  28211

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http://www.seniorscholars.net/speakers-events.html for a list of monthly speakers.


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