Mid-America Mensa (MAM) received some well-deserved recognition during the recent 2023 American Mensa Annual Gathering in Baltimore.  In Class II, MAM was awarded a SAPPHIRE for a variety of its activities and accomplishments.  In addition, Local Group Jewels are earned by a local group as the whole.  Basically, local groups can earn points for “membership-related activities and for their 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 1st, 2022 – March 31st, 2023.  For more about all of 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, thriving 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 who show a high level of service to MAM’s members from year to year.  We are gradually becoming known as a local group of Mensa members who have interesting new ideas and who are ready to learn the ropes.  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.  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!