Friday  Oct. 4, 2019 
10:00 AM
Providence United
Methodist Church


Our Friday Speaker

Cheryl Russo, MD  


Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

Cardiovascular Care

The Essentials And The Extraordinary


 T his presentation will address the continuum of cardiovascular care. Prevention measures will apply to all patients while state of the art procedures could be applicable to more than one would predict. We'll discuss new approaches to common cardiovascular diagnoses.


Dr. Cheryl Russo is a native of Upstate New York, born in the Finger Lakes region and growing up in Buffalo. Her undergraduate education was in the SUNY system, after which she obtained a Masters in Molecular Biology at University of Buffalo while working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She attended medical school at Syracuse, SUNY Upstate Medical University.


Training brought her south, both residency in Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at Duke. She then came to Charlotte and has been with the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute for over 14 years as an Adult Cardiologist. Dr. Russo sees general cardiology patients with some focus on women with heart disease and prevention efforts.

Her husband is a hematologist/oncologist in Charlotte, Justin Favaro. They have two school age children and really enjoy raising their family in Charlotte.



New Members

Meet and Greet

Coffee Table at 9:30

Historic Brattonsville

Field Trip
October 9, 2019 

Cost: Seniors $9 with Guided Tour

Leaving 10 AM from the Queens University Sports Complex
Following the tour we will stop for a "Dutch Treat" lunch in Rock Hill


Experience living history, including the African American story, at this 775-acre Revolutionary War site. Explore the Bratton Plantation, owned and lived on by three generations of the Bratton family.

Historic Brattonsville presents the history of the Scots-Irish and African-Americans in the South Carolina upcountry largely through preserving and interpreting the story of the Bratton community. Featuring more than 30 historic structures from the 1760s to the late 19th century, the site provides visitors with an opportunity to see the evolution of Southern culture and architecture in the Carolina Piedmont. 

Learn how people farmed the land, cooked their food and entertained themselves in the 18th and 19th centuries at this 778-acre living history museum. Historical farming techniques and day-to-day activities are presented by costumed interpreters year-round. Also, explore the Huck's Defeat Battlefield Trail and video documentary that bring to life one of the most important Revolutionary War battles in the Carolinas.

To register contact John Ferguson at 704 572-6789 or after the next meeting.



Lunch Bunch

October 25th

Locations to be


BG Metzler
Ruth McDevitt

at the lunch table

eaw productions logo   

is looking for non-speaking extras
for a corporate industrial video shoot
for a national retail chain  
Compensation:  $200 
Four separate Charlotte and Fort Mill retail sites 
To be given to those selected. 
Dates and Times:  
October 2  8AM until 1PM  - 10 extras needed
October 2 1PM until 6PM - 10 different extras needed
October 3 8AM until 1PM - 10 different extras needed
October 3 1PM until 6PM - 10 different extras needed

Save the Dates-- April 27, 2020 to April 30, 2020 for the 

Wildacres Retreat
Registration opens January 2020
Cost: $250 per person Double Occupancy
Topics: TBD

Great Decisions 2019
Kindle version -  now available to download from Kindle for $12.99

Topics 2019

Refugees and Global Migration

The Middle East: Regional Disorder
Nuclear negotiations: Back to the Future
The Rise of Populism in Europe
Decoding U.S.-China Trade
India and Its Neighbors
Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
The United State and Mexico: Partnership Tested
State of the State Department and Diplomacy 

Topics 2020

Climate Change and the Global Order
by Ronald Bee 

India and Pakistan 

by Barbara Crossette

Red Sea Security
by David Shinn

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
by Ronald Weitzer

U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
by Michael Shifter and Bruno Binetti 

China’s Road into Latin America
by Margaret Myers 

The Philippines and the U.S.
by Julio Amador and Deryk Matthew N. Baladjay 

Artificial Intelligence and Data
by Susan Ariel Aaronson

 Join Senior Scholars at Queens

Membership for 2020 will open in mid-October. Annual renewal membership dues are $20.

New membership dues are $30 a calendar year and include a nametag. 

Print and bring or mail a completed form with payment to the membership desk:

Click here to download the membership form  (pdf)

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

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