Note: Updated on Monday, April 27, 2020, with information about Mensa testing.

What can we expect in May when the times they are a changing? Well, at the very least, it will involve continued social distancing, or giving other people the power distance that they deserve and need for their safe passage. Technically, power distance refers to the degree to which society accepts an unequal distribution of power. This can result in a high or low power structure. Either way we go, this power structure manifests itself as all things below and cues that show our cooperation is lacking. By this it’s meant that, to some degree, we are all in this on-going, problem situation together, and yes, we can always do a little something more to get along better.

MAM Updates:

  • Our MAM Board voted to cancel the April board meeting but will have a virtual meeting in May.
  • The Mension will continue to be published! We hope to continue to provide hard copy newsletters for those who have requested it, but should COVID-19 business restrictions prevent printing, hard copy recipients will receive a postcard with options for obtaining the newsletter online. [Editor’s note: Did you know that you can access an archive of MAM’s Mension newsletters by clicking on the Local Newsletters sub-menu option located on the drop-down Members menu option on the menu bar above? You will then need to login to American Mensa’s website – and, please be sure to logout when finished reading the Mension. Happy reading!]
  • Local Activities – Monthly activities will resume when restrictions have been lifted, and at the discretion of the coordinators. As things remain in flux, please be sure to call ahead to the host before attending any event. Some of the SIGs may opt for a virtual gathering so be sure to check the calendar listing.
  • Our April Mensa Cares! service project to gather personal hygiene items for distribution to at-risk youth had to be cancelled. If you gathered items to donate, or would like to do so, please contact Kim Jackowski to arrange for pick-up or drop off at a later date.
  • Ordinarily we offer testing sessions about every month at a Johnson County Library location. Currently the Johnson County Library physical locations are closed, and they do not expect to open their meeting rooms again until after August 31. Consequently, our testing program is on hold until then.