Mid-America Mensa (MAM) received some well-deserved recognition during the recent 2020 American Mensa Annual Awards. In Class II, MAM was awarded a SAPPHIRE for a variety of its activities and accomplishments – earned by the local group as a whole. Basically, groups can earn points for “active participation in all that Mensa has to offer to positively impact the experience of the local group members”. The award was the culmination of points earned during the fiscal year just completed for April 2019 – March 2020. For more about this see: Jewel Awards Criteria, https://www.us.mensa.org/recognize/group-awards/local-group-jewels/

Awards like this one from American Mensa are like a precious gemstone because they show a degree of bright, active participation and glowing vitality that are so greatly needed by a living, breathing social organization. We have achieved the SAPPHIRE level of recognition for several years in a row which perhaps indicates a stable core group of members who continue to build the story of Mid-America Mensa with a high level of service to MAM’s members from year to year. In addition, we continue to foster the growth of our entire membership through hosting local activities and events (like Cabin Fever earlier this year). Truly, we must like each other well enough to stick around with each other in MAM. Belonging to MAM continues to be time well spent by our members; so, congratulations to Mid-America Mensa for winning this American Mensa local group jewel award!

Sapphire Award