RVChat - May 2011
As many of you may already know, Joe Zanca passed away on March 29th. Joe was a former RVC for Region 1, the founder of the Mensa Boutique and much beloved friend of Mensa and Mensans alike. I will miss Joe as will many others. Donations can be made to the Joe Zanca Scholarship Fund through the Mensa Foundation.
by Lori Norris
My penultimate column – I love that word. Ever since I first heard it used a couple of years ago, I use it as often as I can. And I’m one of those folks who frequently have to look up a long word to see what it means. Here I am, a Mensan and an attorney, and I usually prefer simple language, unless it is a neat word.
Mind Games® 2011 was held in mid-April in Albany, New York and hosted by Mensa of Northeastern New York. A great weekend – good games, good company and lots of hard work with all those games to play. Can’t wait for next year.
My husband and I enjoy playing games with our Mensan friends. We socialize, have a few drinks (sometimes) and enjoy each others’ company over some friendly competition. During the year, we try to hold semi-regular games nights at our home and have gotten anywhere from four to twenty-six people in our small house. Last spring we hosted a games weekend in March which was a great success, so we’re doing it again. The weekend of May 20-22 we will be playing games in West Springfield, MA. If you are interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the event on the Region 1 Facebook page (which now has 255 members).
The Mensa national elections are underway. Votes must be submitted by May 31 for national officers. Andrew Heffernan (MoNNY) has been declared to be elected as our new Regional Vice Chair (RVC) as he was running unopposed. Members of Region 1 groups (us) may vote for Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair (I am a candidate), Treasurer and Secretary. All of these positions have at least two candidates and two positions have three candidates. You may vote electronically or via a paper ballot (if you haven’t received one, contact the national office for a replacement ballot). This is your Mensa, so vote and make your voice count.
During the first full weekend of May, Boston Mensa is holding their Cape Cod Mini-RG and I am the Hospitality Chair (let’s hear it for waffles and omelettes). This is a great, un-structured weekend.
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