Thursday, October 18, 2018                  

RVC Columns

Current Articles | Categories | Search | Syndication

Articles from September 2011

RVC Chat - September 2011
by Andrew Heffernan

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, that's what the commercials on TV for Staples tell us. Images of parents skipping and jumping down the isles buying school supplies for the kids. I remember always being excited for the first day of school. Excited that this year I would challenged, this year the school work would be harder, more in depth, stretch my mind. And around the third week of school each year I was saddened by the reality that it was another year of getting in trouble for talking in class because I was too bored with repeating the same material over and over. If you are a student this year, I cam empathize. If you are a parent of a gifted child, good luck!

Each year, American Mensa offers scholarships to post-secondary students. The opening date for submissions is September 15th. Visit www.mensafoundation.org for more details. These scholarships are open to all students, and Mensa membership is not a requirement to win. Also, if you would like to volunteer to help with the scholarship program in your local group, contact your LocSec today. We are still looking for a Region 1 Scholarship Chair for the 2011-2012 season. If you are interested in helping out by coordinating regional scholarship activities, please contact me. It really is a great way to get involved, without being over-worked. As with most Mensa positions, there are lots of people to help you along the way, including myself.

In August I had the great chance to visit the Boston area. While in town I was lucky to stumble upon a Mensa dinner in Newton, Ma. About 20 Mensans enjoyed a dinner filled with great conversation. Thank you to Tom Birchmire for hosting in Newton. And thank you to David MacGregor, the host of MoNNY's weekly dinner that I skipped that week. ;-)

The next American Mensa Committee Meeting is September 9th, 2011. My next column will have an update from that meeting. September also brings RechaRGe to Mensa of Northeastern NY and MensAutumn to Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Mensa. October will bring Wicked Good to Boston. All wonderful Regional events!! See you there. I will also be updating the Region 1 Facebook page frequently, join today! http://www.facebook.com/groups/188180494045/

Andrew Heffernan
rvc1@us.mensa.org

Previous Page | Next Page

Archive
April 2017 (1)
March 2017 (1)
December 2016 (1)
November 2016 (1)
October 2016 (1)
September 2016 (1)
August 2016 (2)
July 2016 (1)
June 2016 (1)
May 2016 (1)
March 2016 (1)
February 2016 (1)
January 2016 (1)
December 2015 (1)
November 2015 (1)
October 2015 (1)
September 2015 (2)
August 2015 (1)
July 2015 (1)
August 2014 (1)
August 2012 (1)
July 2012 (1)
June 2012 (1)
February 2012 (1)
January 2012 (1)
December 2011 (1)
November 2011 (1)
October 2011 (1)
September 2011 (1)
August 2011 (1)
July 2011 (1)
June 2011 (1)
May 2011 (1)
April 2011 (1)
March 2011 (1)
February 2011 (1)
January 2011 (1)
November 2010 (1)
October 2010 (1)
September 2010 (1)
August 2010 (1)
July 2010 (1)
June 2010 (1)
May 2010 (1)
April 2010 (1)
March 2010 (1)
February 2010 (1)
January 2010 (1)
December 2009 (1)
November 2009 (1)
October 2009 (1)
September 2009 (1)
August 2009 (1)
July 2009 (1)
June 2009 (1)
May 2009 (1)
April 2009 (1)
March 2009 (1)
February 2009 (1)
January 2009 (1)
December 2008 (1)
November 2008 (1)
October 2008 (1)
September 2008 (1)
August 2008 (1)
July 2008 (1)
June 2008 (1)
May 2008 (1)
April 2008 (1)
March 2008 (1)
February 2008 (1)
January 2008 (1)
December 2007 (1)
November 2007 (1)
October 2007 (1)
September 2007 (1)
August 2007 (1)
July 2007 (1)
April 2007 (1)
March 2007 (1)
February 2007 (1)
January 2007 (1)
December 2006 (1)
November 2006 (1)
October 2006 (1)
August 2006 (1)
July 2006 (1)
June 2006 (1)
May 2006 (1)
April 2006 (1)
March 2006 (1)
February 2006 (1)
January 2006 (1)
December 2005 (1)
November 2005 (1)
October 2005 (1)
September 2005 (1)
August 2005 (1)
July 2005 (1)
June 2005 (1)
May 2005 (1)
April 2005 (1)
March 2005 (1)
February 2005 (1)
December 2004 (1)
November 2004 (1)
October 2004 (1)
September 2004 (1)
August 2004 (1)
July 2004 (1)
June 2004 (1)
May 2004 (1)
April 2004 (1)
March 2004 (1)
February 2004 (1)
January 2004 (1)
December 2003 (1)
November 2003 (1)
October 2003 (1)
September 2003 (1)
August 2003 (1)
July 2003 (1)
June 2003 (1)
Privacy Statement    |    Terms Of Use Copyright 2007-2015 Region 1, American Mensa, Ltd.