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for Saturday, Aug 29:
Minnesota Mensa News
logo  First Friday -- New Location for Sept. 2015
The First Friday gathering for September 2015 is at Kraus Hartig VFW, 8100 Pleasant View Dr NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
The Fort Snelling Officers Club is closed.

logo  Mensa State Fair Booth Volunteers

Members — Free admission to the State Fair!
Sign up for a 4-hour shift at the Minnesota State Fair and spend the rest of the day wandering the Fair. We'll send you an admission ticket. Sign up now to be sure of getting your favorite time slot!
Click here to view the schedule and to sign up.

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  2014 MNMensa Election
The following are certified results of the 2014 Minnesota Mensa Board election:
Loc Sec: DeDe Tredinnick
First Vice: Karen Cyson
Second Vice: Douglas Meyer
Recording Secretary: Rosemary Marx
Treasurer: Alison Bucklin
Communications Officer: Mathew Rouch

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 Friday Feast
Join Mensans for dinner at First Friday Feast. 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!

logo  RG2013 Pictures
Pictures of the May Regional Gathering are posted here. If you were there, you can relive the RG. If you weren't there, check out what you missed.

logo  Minnesota Mensa's Survey Results
Remember that survey? Here are the results -- everything you told us! Click here to see them.

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 membership number and personal Mensa password. This was supplied to you at renewal time. If you don't know your password, contact American Mensa, Ltd.

logo  New Puzzle
Linda Seebach, the esteemed Mensagenda editor, has procured this challenging Rows Garden puzzle by Patrick Berry. If you've never done a Rows Garden puzzle before, these instructions may help you.

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  Suggestions from Volunteers at the 2010 Minnesota Mensa State Fair Booth
State Fair Coordinator Sarah Beckman has compiled a list of suggestions from the volunteers at this year's booth. Click here to see the list. This list will be expanded and updated as more feedback comes in and the possibilities are explored.

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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