Mid-America Mensa (MAM) received some well-deserved recognition during the recent 2022 American Mensa Annual Gathering. 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, local groups can earn points for “membership-related activities and for active participation in all that Mensa has to offer to positively impact the experience of the Local Group members”. This award is the culmination of points earned during the fiscal year just completed for April 2021 – March 2022. 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 certain 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 now which perhaps indicates a stable core group of core members who continue to build the story of Mid-America Mensa and with a high level of service to MAM’s members from year to year. In addition, MAM continues to foster the diversity and growth of our entire membership by hosting diverse local activities and events. Cabin Fever, held early in the year, is one such event. Truly, we must like each other well enough to stick around with each other in Mid-America Mensa. 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!