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  1. American Chemical Society A Suggestion for Your Local Section Seniors Group Set up a regular seniors social meeting

  2. How to Do It • Make it social with a “Dutch Treat” meal • Either breakfast or lunch, not dinner • Plan to meet regularly - quarterly to start • Speaker or no speaker? • Meet on a weekday American Chemical Society

  3. The Venue • Find a local restaurant with a meeting room (and no room charge, if possible) • Local diner or family chain is good • Parking ease is critical: in a shopping center is ideal • Good start times: 9 am breakfast, 11:30 am lunch • You need to work carefully and closely with the restaurant on details American Chemical Society

  4. The Restaurant • Order from the regular menu • Everyone pays for his/her own meal • Separate checks avoid trouble!!! • Will section partially subsidize initially? Pay tax and tip? • Emphasize, if it works out, you will return on a regular basis • Set initial meeting day 3-4 months out American Chemical Society

  5. Invitees • Start with your 50 and 60 year member lists! • Invite them with a personalized phone call; announcement in newsletter is NOT adequate! • For each acceptance, ask if they want to bring a friend or spouse American Chemical Society

  6. What to Discuss • At the welcome, why you are doing this • At the end, after everyone has had a good time socializing, shall we do it again?, here?, in X months?, change to breakfast instead of lunch or vice versa?, keep strictly social or invite a speaker for a 20 min. talk? American Chemical Society

  7. Once You Are Going • Then, only then, should you ask what else can the group do • 2nd Wed. of 3rd month, for example, works well • Not everyone will attend every event • Select a secretary to send out meeting reminders – necessary to do this • Elect 1 or 2 other officers • Now announce in your section newsletter American Chemical Society

  8. Let Us Know • What else you need to know for success • How it is going? • Can we visit? • Share your experience with us on the ACS Network under Senior Chemists Groups or contact Cheryl Brown at c_brown@acs.org. American Chemical Society