Dan Robbins, chairman of Greenways Oak Ridge, will be the guest speaker at Lunch with the League on Tuesday. His presentation will focus on the history, current status, and future plans of the Greenways Oak Ridge organization, which celebrates 25 years of existence this year, a press release said.
The meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, which is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Robbins, who grew up on a tobacco farm in rural eastern North Carolina, earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Princeton University, then spent a year at the Technical University of Norway on a Fulbright post-doctoral fellowship.
Robbins came to work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1967 as a research chemist, and he later became the youngest division director at the laboratory, the press release said. He served as manager of the three-plant Analytical Chemistry laboratories. With 47 years of company service, he retired in 2013 as director of the Y-12 Analytical Chemistry laboratories.
Lunch with the League is a public program open to the community. Membership in the League of Women Voters is not required, and there is no cost to attend.
The presentation will begin at noon. Lunches are provided by the Soup Kitchen and are available at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $8, or you may bring your own, the press release said. Coffee and tea are provided.
The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, a nonpartisan political organization for men and women, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, the press release said.