Flashback: MAM Wins Sapphire Award

Mid-America Mensa (MAM) received some well-deserved recognition during the recent 2018 American Mensa Annual 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

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Hunting for the Haunted

So, as to not cast any shadows on the whole concept and theory of occult studies, let me begin by introducing you to a psychic investigator and a former member of Mensa, Maurice Schwalm. Maurice Schwalm passed away on January 3, 2001 at the age of 72 years. Yet, he spent many

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Voting Soon on MAM's Proposed Bylaws Revisions

Mid-America Mensa (MAM) is asking for a hand with the approval of its most recently proposed Bylaws Revisions. MAM’s Bylaws were last revised (and approved) in 1998. Now, on September 7th, 2018, we have received approval from the American Mensa Committee (AMC) Bylaws Review Committee for the revised Bylaws – as approved

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Climbing: A Challenging Mind & Body Sport

What is both mentally challenging and a physically demanding sport?

Many people mistakenly believe climbing is about upper body strength, as in how strong your grip is and how many pull-ups you can do. Actually, climbing relies primarily on your core; this is why climbers are known for having great-looking abs. Balance

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Q&A with a Smart Artist: Wes Benson

Q-1/ How did you become interested in art?

Wes/ I’ve been interested in art as long as I can remember. I recall, vividly, drawing when I was a child, and the magic of being able to render whatever I wanted. I always had a knack for drawing and was always known for

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Mid-America Mensa Membership Information

Mensa is an international society that has one – and only one – qualification for membership, a score in the top 2% of the population on a standardized intelligence test. Prior test evidence is accepted. The American Mensa website has details on the more than 200 tests along with eligible scores.

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Flashback: Nine members volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

For several years now, a group of Mid-America Mensa members has gathered to prepare and serve dinner for visitors at Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. On Sunday, March 18th 2018, about 30 guests and our crew of volunteers – including Chris & Rhonda Johnston, Karin Miller, Susannah

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A MAM event at The Martin City Melodrama

The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. welcomes the regional Mensa family fare on August

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Mensa offers unmatched benefits for gifted kids

Mensa offers unmatched benefits for gifted kids

Sometimes it’s a challenge to be the smartest person in the room. It can be a bigger challenge if you are a kid. Mensa has resources that can help

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Lifetime's 'Child Genius' Showcases Mensa Competition in New Docu-series

Child Genius contestants

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6, “Child Genius” will air on the Lifetime Network as an eight-episode, weekly unscripted docu-series following high IQ kids and their families. The kids compete in a competition throughout the series, which was developed with the cooperation of American

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