The dark, dismal year of 2020 is slowly coming to an end. Can we all take a moment or two to reflect upon what has almost become history? After all, it is good to reflect upon past events to discover what they are worth and what we might be able to take with us into the new days ahead. If this web editor has learned anything about Mid-America Mensa in 2020, it is this: MAM is something to let everyone talk over and enjoy. It addresses new developments (maybe even those which divide us) original, recent, and those having operational longevity – not unlike those that each of us as individuals have. Let’s try to enjoy what we have and where we find ourselves as a gift!

It is the start of the holiday season, packed with holidays to bring friends and family together. This year we may not be able to travel or gather in person as we would like, but that doesn’t mean we can’t connect and have some fun! So, please join with us for Mid-America Mensa’s first ever Zoom Holiday Party on Saturday, December 19th, 2020, at 7:00 pm. (Check out your December Mension for details.) Come spend an evening with your Mensa family and friends old and new and share what makes the holidays special for you. We’ll have a laugh or three, get to know each other a little better, and maybe learn something new along the way.

Believe it or not, it is already time to start thinking about who will serve on the 2021-2022 MAM Board. The Nominating Committee is responsible for submitting a slate of officers at the Nominating Meeting to be held no later than January 15th. There is also an option to make nominations from the floor, but some stipulations apply, so it is important to review the requirements in the MAM Bylaws. If there is only one nominee for any position, the Election Committee will announce the nominee to be elected ‘by acclamation’. If there is more than one nominee for any position, the Election Committee will be responsible for conducting an election in accordance with the group Bylaws.

Finally, in order to make Mid-America Mensa a more welcoming place for all, we are developing a program to encourage more persons of color to consider joining Mensa. If you have any ideas on this topic, the MAM Board members would like to hear what you have to say. Contact us!