Call for Mensa Scholarship Judges

We’re looking forward to another fun and rewarding judging season for Mensa scholarships. In case you missed it, one of our local submissions last year won a coveted $7,000 STEM Scholarship for Women in its inaugural year. We couldn’t have been any prouder. The number and dollar amount of the Mensa Educational Foundation scholarships are growing every year. It’s very exciting to be associated with the program.

MAM local group scholarship judging for the coming year will be conducted solely online. If you were a judge last year, we will be contacting you and urging you to repeat! If you have never judged before, please let us know that you want to get involved. We need and value your contribution. Judging will take place from January 16 to February 15, 2022. As in previous years, there will be two separate rounds of judging, so we should be able to fit your schedule.

Cabin Fever 4.0 Planning Meeting

Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 pm
Radisson Hotel, 12601 W 95th Street, Lenexa, KS
RBG Bar & Grill in the Atrium

We continue to refine our plans for Cabin Fever 4.0 scheduled to be held February 4-6, 2022. We will review the planned agenda and discuss potential presenters, board game tournaments, and other entertainment options. Please join with us on Wednesday, December 8th. We welcome your input and comments! Also, please check the December Mension for contact details and then RSVP so we can arrange appropriate seating at the restaurant if you plan to attend.

Ethnic Eats

Saturday, December 11th at 1:00 pm
Legends of Asia
1853 SW 7 Highway, Blue Springs, MO

In November, Nepalese seemed to appeal to many as a dozen MAM-bers joined us at Yuva Eats in Olathe. In December, Coordinator Karin Miller extends a special invite to all members to attend a holiday celebration hosted by Ethnic Eats during their usual SIG meeting. While the usual plan circles around comestibles and conversation, in honor of the season, we will have a box for Harvesters donations and a bag for Toys for Tots, and we would welcome any MAM-ber and their family to join us. RSVPs are appreciated because, although the place is large enough for all of us, we’d like to arrange tables together. We hope you can make it. Happy holidays!

Ad Astra Mensa

Monday, December 13th at 6:00 pm
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
417 SW 27th Street, Topeka, KS

Ad Astra Mensa (Topeka, Lawrence, and environs) met Monday, November 8th, in person at the Blind Tiger Brewery and Restaurant, our first gathering at the Blind Tiger since early 2020 (and only our second in-person meeting since then). Everyone seemed to enjoy seeing each other in person for a change. In December, the Blind Tiger has agreed to reserve the Den for us again, and thereafter on a regular basis, so we will meet there Monday, December 13th at 6:00 pm. Please check your copy of the December Mension for contact details and then RSVP so we can let them know how many of us to expect.