Hello! My name is Andrew Heffernan and I am your new Regional Vice Chair for Region 1 (RVC1). My local group is Mensa of Northeastern New York (MoNNY) as I live just outside of Albany, NY. I have been a Mensa member for 4 years and have loved every minute of it! Mensans have come to feel like my extended family, especially those in Region 1.
As I write this, preparations
for the Annual Gathering (AG) in Portland, Oregon are underway and I look
forward to attending my third AG. As you read this, I will have returned from
my first American
Mensa Committee (AMC) meeting as a member of American Mensa's board of directors. While I take the job very seriously, I'm sure that the long and plentiful committee meetings will not have gotten in the way of me having a wonderful time with my friends and Mensa family in Portland.
I have had the privilege of meeting many of you over the past few years. I look forward to meeting many more of you in the coming year. It's always exciting to hear about the Mensa experiences of others,and to learn about how each group is doing its best to grow its membership and improve member involvement. If you want to come out to meet me, I will do my best to let the local groups know when I'll be in town. Otherwise, you can find me at most MoNNY events and I can certainly be found at MoNNY's upcoming End of Summer RechaRGe (nymensa.org/rg). Of course, you're welcome to email me anytime.
For the fantastic support I received while running for RVC1, thank you! A special thanks to Deb Stone, Lori Norris and Claire Natola for their amazing support! I hope to see all of you very soon!