Organizer of Activities

You will be in contact with the membership chair and run the activities you wish: monthly gathering at a restaurant, game encounter at your home or out, trivia night, book club, theater.

Activities could be on-line or in person, one-time or recurring. A great way to meet other members among the 600+ in our chapter who share similar interests.

Teen? who better than a teen would organize activities for YMs? Please come forward and contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Proctor

Our testing facilities have reopened, so this is the perfect time to be trained to become a proctor!

The proctor administers tests to prospects wishing to qualify for Mensa membership. The proctor is often the first Mensa representative that potential members meet. The work performed by the proctor is of incredible value to Mensa, contributing in large part to the healthy growth of our group. Be exposed to potential future Mensans is a very nice prospect: we all have been a candidate at some point. Welcoming the candidates, managing their stress, creating the best conditions possible so that they give their best are some of the very rewarding duties of the proctor.

Requirement: at least a 4 year (Bachelor’s) degree from a college or university.

You will get training to become a certified proctor.

If you are interested in this role, please contact us.

Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary

By Andy Weir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

By Malcolm Gladwell

A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers — and why they often go wrong.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn’t true?
While tackling these questions, Malcolm Gladwell was not solely writing a book for the page. He was also producing for the ear. In the audiobook version of Talking to Strangers, you’ll hear the voices of people he interviewed–scientists, criminologists, military psychologists. Court transcripts are brought to life with re-enactments. You actually hear the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you hear directly from many of the players in these real-life tragedies. There’s even a theme song – Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout.”
Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

AudioBook: The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm

By Michael Lewis

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis…Weather can be deadly—especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data—and how Washington plans to release it. He also digs deep into the lives of two scientists who revolutionized climate predictions, bringing warning systems to previously unimaginable levels of accuracy. One is Kathy Sullivan, a gifted scientist among the first women in space; the other, D.J. Patil, is a trickster-turned-mathematician and a political adviser. Most urgently, Lewis’s narrative reveals the potential cost of putting a price tag on information that could save lives. Please note The Fifth Risk includes the entirety of The Coming Storm.

IMprint – August 2021

Happy August! This month is coming with our annual picnic that we had to skip last year, a great opportunity to meet our members, their family, and our Leadership Team in person safely.

We are expanding the in-person activities with new possibilities: attend tennis tournaments (US Open, Laver cup), basketball games, led by fans who know all the ropes, or attend private classical music concerts. See more details in this issue.

Are you yourself interested to share a passion or a hobby? Please come forward! This might match with other’s interests and create new connections.

Of course, we will continue the online events, with happy hours, poetry, and more.

JOIN OUR ANNUAL PICNIC, 8/8 at 12pm!


This will be our big moment to breathe all together in open air, in a very nice location with many tables, a BBQ, a
shelter, and a huge playground. We plan to have many activities for all ages and we will have a squad of smiley
people to ensure that everyone will feel welcome and have a great time. You can also bring your non-Mensan
family!


For 21+ only: we will have liquors to share of various kinds and we will cheer together! We are always interested that our members participate in a way, by bringing some food to share, and some games as this will increase the possibilities to enjoy our gathering. Check for more details in this issue. But the most important aspect is: come and join the party!


Also, if you come early, at 11am, you can attend our ExComm meeting in person.

In this issue, you will see articles from new contributors, the ExComm reports, the Jewel Awards update, information on activities and more. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us if you wish to submit an article.

Enjoy the reading and hope to see you at the picnic!

Parent Volunteer

While the Gifted Youth Coordinator (GYC) must be a Mensan, a Parent Volunteer is not necessarily a Mensan and can take that role so long as he or she is a parent of a Young Mensan.

This role is in direct contact with the GYC and the LocSec and is part of the ExComm. He/She supports the organization of events, encounters, activities in that light in our Chapter, and can serve as a link with the other parents.

If you are interested by this role or even to support it partially, please contact us.

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Gifted Youth Coordinator

Mensa is committed to furnish a safe, supporting and stimulating environment for Young Mensans. This person leads the local YM’s initiative, and supports the organization of events, encounters, activities in that light in our Chapter, and is in contact with our National Gifted Children Coordinators, and GYC in the other chapters.

The GYC is in direct contact with the LocSec and is part of the ExComm.

If you are interested in this role or even to support partially, please contact us.