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Manasota Activity Interest List

This page is both for information now, and as a resource, as it will also change dynamically over time. Feel free to write in with changes, or to comment below. The purpose of this is to coordinate the various interest areas, and create the gathering points: listing...

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Poetry; Hannah, by Don Chinnici

Hannah was the Sheltie puppy that I'd recently gotten after more than two years in the process. At ten weeks old, on a routine visit to the vet, she was in kidney failure; and later found to have genetically malformed kidneys. So, after two and a half weeks, I put her...

Manasota Activity Interest List

This page is both for information now, and as a resource, as it will also change dynamically over time. Feel free to write in with changes, or to comment below. The purpose of this is to coordinate the various interest areas, and create the gathering points: listing...

July, 2018 RVC Column

The next meeting of the American Mensa Committee will be held on July 5, 2018 at the 2018 Annual Gathering in Indianapolis, IN. At this writing, the agenda has not been finalized, but it will be posted shortly at...

June, 2018 RVC Column

While I usually use this column to report on the actions of the American Mensa Committee (AMC), we’re in a slow period right now, as our last meeting was in April and our next will be at the Annual Gathering (AG) in July. But of course this doesn’t mean...

May, 2018 RVC Column

The Constitution of Mensa establishes that one of our three main purposes is to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for our members. The primary avenue for providing that is through Gatherings, and the next one is coming up soon!...

We’ve named an Ombudsman!

In one of the remaining -- and critically needed -- offices of Ombudsman, we've selected an officer. I'm happy to announce David Tschanz as our new Ombudsman. If you're not aware of this office, it may be one of the most important for the long-standing health of the...

April, 2018 RVC Column

The American Mensa Committee (AMC) met on March 3, with several presentations, including the first report by our new Executive Director Trevor Mitchell, the regular Treasurer’s report by Deb Stone including a presentation of the Annual Budget Review and...

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