Welcome from Our LocSec
LocSec welcomes you to Minnesota Mensa! What is a LocSec? It's short for Local
Secretary, which is British for President. Mensa started in England and we still
use many of those original terms.
organization is filled with abbreviations that as a new member you may not be
able to translate. Here is a short guide:
RG (Regional Gathering) The local convention for Minnesota Mensa.
AG (Annual Gathering) The national convention held around the 4th of July
each year in different host cities.
SIG (Special Interest Group) Group of Mensans that meet with a common
interest in mind.
ExCom (Executive Committee) Volunteer board of directors for any local
group. (We call it the board of directors.)
AMC (American Mensa Committee) National volunteers who are elected or
appointed to facilitate Mensa's official business on a national level.
By the way, the name Mensa is not an acronym. The word means table in Latin. The
founders of Mensa envisioned members meeting around tables as equals.
volunteer Board of Directors runs Minnesota Mensa. There are seven voting
positions -six of them are elected. The positions are local secretary, first
vice-secretary, second-vice secretary, treasurer, recording secretary, past
local secretary and editor (appointed). This committee meets on the Tuesday
before First Friday of each month.
who choose to participate do so by attending First Friday or the variety of SIGs
that are offered. There is something for everyone. If there is not, call the
second vice-secretary and start a SIG, doing what interests you. Minnesota Mensa
has an award-winning newsletter that's full of information and fun. Our Web site
is the same, with puzzles, the monthly calendar, and great links to other
Mensa is an active group with many wonderful volunteers. Join us soon for
conversation and fun. Welcome to our group!