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for Wednesday, May 06:
Minnesota Mensa News

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  Some Tech Notes
We have switched hosting services and will need a little time to set up e-mail addresses and the calendar. In the meantime, the Mensagenda calendar is posted in place of our usual one. Please bear with us during this transition. Thanks.

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  Rhoda Erhardt Receives Award
Minnesota Mensa member Rhoda Erhardt received the Intellectual Benefits to Society Award given by American Mensa Ltd. for developing a program on early childhood identification of disabilities. Congratulations Rhoda!

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 in the Officers' Club restaurant. 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.




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