Mensa Practice Test Promotion

Mensa Practice Test Promotion

It is often stated that intelligence is simply defined as ‘the ability of a person to adapt to change’. If this is so for you (at a high level) then you may want to learn more about joining up with a high IQ society like American Mensa and Mid-America Mensa. Do you think you have what it takes to belong where brilliance belongs and especially here in the heart of America?

Do you know that there are often discounts on American Mensa’s practice test, our Local Group testing, and even the Prior Evidence review by American Mensa? In August, for example, American Mensa is offering a $1 Mensa Practice Test as a month-long promotion for candidate lead generation. Leveraging this is a great way for Mid-America Mensa to grow our local group’s prospect pool and eventually convert would-be members to members through immediacy and additional financial incentive. In addition, besides a national promotions calendar of the year’s scheduled promotions, please note that there may be unplanned flash promotions throughout the year based on external causes and/or opportunities.

If you think you are interested in and qualified for admission to Mensa, would you accept this offer and opportunity? Are you Mensa material?

News & Notes

Picnic and White Elephant Auction
Sunday, August 8th at 2:30 pm
Auction at 4:00 pm
Shelter #10 at Shawnee Mission Park
7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS

Like everything else in the time of Covid-19, things will be a little different at our first all-M, in-person event since the start of the pandemic. MAM will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and buns, condiments, individual bags of cookies and potato chips, bottled water, canned drinks, and hand sanitizer. Please bring a donation for Harvester’s rather than a contribution to a kitty.

Although there is no potluck, there are plenty of opportunities to share in other ways. Shelter #10 has many tables for gathering and safely renewing friendships. Our auction takes shared items, sells them in a fun way, and uses the money for scholarships in our area. Our donations to Harvester’s share food with those who are in the most need in our community.

Please see the August Mension (pp. 4-5) for more of the details about this event and especially if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

Walkabout KC
Saturday, August 7th at 10:00 am
Line Creek Community Center
5940 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, MO

There is paved parking on the left behind the community center and unpaved parking closer to the trailhead. This is also the location of the Kansas City Northern (miniature) Railroad if you or a little one who comes with you wants to ride the rails.

Games SIG
Saturday, August 7th at 7:00 pm
RSVPs would be helpful, but they aren’t required.

Before the pandemic, we had a tradition of moving Games from home to home each month. For August, in-person Games will be returning, and a MAM member will host at his own place. Guests are encouraged to bring their own games because our host’s selection is VERY limited. Some snacks and light beverages will be provided, but guests are also invited to bring along another snack that they might want to share.

Please see the August Mension (pg. 7) for more of the details about this fun event and especially if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

Mensa LG Testing Incentive

Mensa LG Testing Incentive

It is often stated that the distribution of intelligence test scores is shaped like a bell curve when it is explained by experts. If you feel this is so for how you could score, then you may want to think more about testing with a high IQ society like American Mensa and Mid-America Mensa. Do you think you have what it takes to belong where brilliance belongs and especially here in the heart of America?

Do you know that there are often discounts on America Mensa’s practice test, our Local Group (LG) testing, and even the Prior Evidence review by American Mensa? In July, for example, American Mensa is offering 50% off Local Group testing as a half-price ($30) LG testing incentive. [Note: Head on over to Take the Mensa Admission Test and then search for Local Group sessions and finally click on Details.] Leveraging this is a great way for Mid-America Mensa to grow our local group’s prospect pool and eventually convert would-be members to members through immediacy and additional financial incentive. In addition, besides a national promotions calendar of the year’s scheduled promotions, please note that there may be unplanned flash promotions throughout the year based on external causes and/or opportunities.

If you think you are interested in and might be qualified for admission to Mensa, would you accept this offer and opportunity? Do you have a Mensa IQ?

News & Notes

Walkabout KC

In July, we’ll head over to Corporate Woods Founders Park and then go south along the greenway linkage. A greenway linkage is a wonderful open space of land that is set aside for public use and which connects two or more locations via a course through natural or man-made features. The point-of-beginning address for us is given as 9711 W. 109th Street, but the parking lot is actually in the 9400 block of Indian Creek Parkway (about halfway between Antioch & College Blvd.) on the north side.

Ethnic Eats

Ethnic Eats is face-to-face again. In June, despite enduring some bumps in the road, about half a dozen of us enjoyed mucho Mexican cuisine at K-Macho in Olathe. It was great to catch up and chat in person instead of via Zoom. ~ Karin Miller, Ethnic Eats Coordinator

Ad Astra Mensa via Zoom

Ad Astra Mensa (Topeka, Lawrence, and environs) met Monday, June 14th, via Zoom. Various topics were discussed including considerable conversation about COVID-19 and the related guidelines. Discussions have taken place about returning to in-person meetings. One disadvantage of meeting only in-person would be that we would lose some of our participants from outside of the Topeka area. Options being considered are a hybrid meeting (in-person and via Zoom simultaneously) and also going to two meetings per month — one that is in-person and another via Zoom. We also have to keep in mind the American Mensa COVID-19 policy and the CDC guidelines, and we’ll continue to function within their recommendations. Therefore, Ad Astra Mensa will meet again next via Zoom on Monday, July 12th at 7:00 pm. ~ John Scheirman, Ad Astra Mensa Coordinator

Scholarships Awarded

Mid-America Mensa (MAM) is very proud to announce the results of this year’s Mensa Education & Research Foundation scholarship competition. A STEM Scholarship for Women award worth $7,000 was given locally. Also, a Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship worth $600 was awarded. In addition, MAM is awarding four $300 local scholarships this year. All of the scholarship winners will be reported in the July Mension along with publication of their winning scholarship essays. We wish to thank all of the applicants from our area who participated, as well as give thanks to our local judges.

Mensa Practice Test Promotion

Mensa Practice Test Promotion

It is often stated that intelligence is simply defined as ‘the ability of a person to adapt to change’. If this is so for you (at a high level) then you may want to learn more about joining up with a high IQ society like American Mensa and Mid-America Mensa. Do you think you have what it takes to belong where brilliance belongs and especially here in the heart of America?

Do you know that there are often discounts on American Mensa’s practice test, our Local Group testing, and even the Prior Evidence review by American Mensa? In June, for example, American Mensa is offering a $1 Mensa Practice Test as a month-long promotion for candidate lead generation. Leveraging this is a great way for Mid-America Mensa to grow our local group’s prospect pool and eventually convert would-be members to members through immediacy and additional financial incentive. In addition, besides a national promotions calendar of the year’s scheduled promotions, please note that there may be unplanned flash promotions throughout the year based on external causes and/or opportunities.

If you think you are interested in and qualified for admission to Mensa, would you accept this offer and opportunity? Are you Mensa material?

News & Notes

Theodore Talks

We closed out May activities with our very first lecture in MAM’s new Theodore Talks series. Dr. John Laudun <johnlaudun.org> gave a very interesting, thorough, and complete discussion of Vernacular Knowledge: Looking for Intelligence in Unexpected Places with his speech based upon the concept of genius loci, or the spirit of a place. He explained how folklore has evolved from a philosophical matter to something more akin to anthropology in its study. We looked at examples of this trend by exploring: 1) the amazing crawfish boat of Louisiana; 2) a country Mardi gras near Mermentau Cove (in Louisiana); and, 3) the pirate and treasure legends which still exist today. He concluded his remarks and storytelling with a very helpful summary and some practical advice. First, folklore opens up our minds and helps us to learn about our place in the world. In this way, storytelling creates community, it gives us a thrill in the acquisition of knowledge, and assists in the documentation of history. Finally, stories have the power to connect all of us and they teach us to practice listening to others. Our oral traditions and the preservation of memories offer a creditable and confident variable for a high level of curiosity and change in our lives.

Ad Astra Mensa Zoom Meeting

Ad Astra Mensa (Topeka, Lawrence, and environs) met virtually via Zoom on Monday, May 10th. Topics discussed included books we have read or plan to read, TV shows we have watched, what else people have been doing, what the new normal is going to be, education, liberal arts, humanities and what “humanities” means to different people, engineering, mathematics, computer science, connections between computer science and musical abilities, connections between computer science and mathematics, people who have both developmental disabilities and phenomenal memories, puns, travel plans, the Bible as literature, the fact that the King James version of the Bible was written by poets, the differences between different versions of the Bible, vaccinations, language, and possible formats for future Ad Astra meetings. If you would like to discuss these topics, or others that interest you, please join us virtually on Monday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m. Look in the June Mension for all of the details about this event.

Ethnic Eats

In June, we are meeting in person. Bonito Michoacan, 1229 E Santa Fe, in Olathe, KS, has an outdoor dining area and we have reservations for six. If more want to attend, we can add to the number, but six-tops is the largest ‘together’ seating. Please RSVP if you’re interested.

Games

Something to look forward to – MAM’s Paul Hough has volunteered to host Games at his home in August. He intends to host four times per year — in August, November, February, and May.