Mid-America Mensa (MAM) received some well-deserved recognition during the recent 2021 Mensa National 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 2020 – March 2021. For more about this see: Jewel Awards Criteria.
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 again after a year with a RUBY award which indicates a stable core group of members who are seeking to build the story of Mid-America Mensa with a high level of service to MAM’s members. In addition, we plan to continue fostering the growth of our entire membership through hosting local activities and events (like Cabin Fever early next year). Truly, we must like each other well enough to stick around with each other in MAM. Also, 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!