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for Thursday, Mar 30:
Minnesota Mensa News

logo  Annual Meeting and Spring Social, April 8
It's going to be a big deal this year! Free knowledge, free food, and free fun. We start the day with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The annual meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon. The Spring Social follows with delicious homemade soups, chili and cornbread. Panera breads. And dessert too! At 1 p.m. we will have a speaker. We would love to see people from all across Minnesota. Please join us Saturday, April 8, at Peace Presbyterian Church, 7624 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park. RSVPs requested to firstvicesecty@mnmensa.org ....more info.

logo  April First Friday Feast, April 7, at 6:00 p.m.
Kraus Hartig VFW

8100 Pleasant View Dr NE, Spring Lake Park 55423

logo  April First Friday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m. Kraus Hartig VFW 8100 Pleasant View Dr NE, Spring Lake Park 55423

logo  Third Friday Feast, April 21, at 6:00 p.m.
Bloomington Knights of Columbus

1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

logo   April Third Friday, Apr. 21, at 8:00 p.m.
Bloomington Knights of Columbus

1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

logo  Free! Prior Evidence Evaluation!
Prospective members can apply by submitting evidence of scores from prior intelligence testing. Many people find this a quick and easy way to qualify for Mensa membership, as they often qualify on tests they have already taken at some point in their lives.
During February and March 2017, Prior Evidence Evaluation is Free! Click here for more information!

logo  Minnesota Mensa Meetup page
Check out our new Meetup page and sign up to be informed of Minnesota Mensa events as well as other local events that match your interests.

logo  2016 MNMensa Election
The following are certified results of the 2016 Minnesota Mensa Board election:
Loc Sec: Jane Gmur
First Vice: Rose Keller
Second Vice: Eric Botten
Recording Secretary: Lin Rockler
Treasurer: Alison Bucklin
Communications Officer: David Novy

logo  FY2015 Annual Reports
The FY2015 reports, presented by our officers/volunteers at the annual members' meeting, are posted in the Members' section. Also posted there are Minnesota Mensa's comprehensive FY2015 financial reports. (Password required).

logo  Digital Oldtimers
Before there were smartphones, before the Internet, before networks, before PCs, before USB connectors, Mensans were programming computers. Many of those Digital Oldtimers are members of the Minnesota chapter.
Members Jenny McDermott and Mary Busch have been recording the oral histories of their friends who worked on computers in the '60s, '70s, '80s, and in one case, even the '50s. Click here to see the videos published so far in a 42-minute piece entitled "Women in Computing." Also, for a 6-minute trailer with clips of all 6 individuals recorded so far click here.
Our fellow Mensans have some fascinating stories to tell about their experiences in the early days of the industry - go check them out!

logo  Mensagenda Guidelines
Mensagenda editor, Linda Seebach, has issued new guidelines for Mensagenda submissions. You can download the new copy here (You'll need your password).

logo  Sci Fi SIG at the Pavek
The Sci Fi SIG didn't simply observe historical radio-related objects at the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, we played a Theramin and recorded a "radio show." What a hoot! Yeah, the show is geared toward school kids – perfect for us! Mensa members are welcome to join us at any meeting or field trip. Here is our radio broadcast.

logo  First/Third Friday Feast
Join Mensans for dinner at First and Third Friday Feasts. Classic American fare at a moderate price is offered. We meet each month at 6:00 p.m. before the First Friday gathering. Contact Jane Gmur before Friday morning to reserve a place at the table! Check the calendar for locations.

logo  Lesson Plans Available on Mensa For Kids Web Site
Attention teachers, homeschooling parents and involved family members: The Mensa Education & Research Foundation is sponsoring a series of lesson plans for grades Kindergarten through 12. Click here for more information and links to download these valuable resources.

logo  Other group newsletters
Minnesota Mensans can view newsletters from groups around the country. Click here to access this feature (password required).

logo  Passwords

Access to the Members Pages requires your e-mail address and personal Mensa password. This was supplied to you at renewal time. If you don't know your password, contact American Mensa at American Mensa, Ltd

logo  Scholarships
Minnesota Mensa is offering scholarships this year to students in Minnesota and parts of Western Wisconsin. Click here for more information and an application form.

logo  Want to Change How You Receive Your Mensagenda?

You can choose whether you receive your Mensagenda electronically only or as a hard copy. When you sign onto the American Mensa website you go immediately to a page of your personal information. Click on "Update this information."

On the bottom of the next page you will see a box followed by: "I would like to receive publications electronically if available. I will not receive these publications via regular mail."

Change the box to your preference and submit. It does take about a month to update.

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