Region 1 Roundup


News from National:

The March 19, 2016 AMC (board) meeting covered a number of important topics and issues, among them discussion and approval of the 2016-17 budget, updates to AML's (American Mensa Ltd.) strategic plan, changes to the national publications guidelines, as well as discussions and updates on a variety of topics.

Did you know that national elected and appointed representatives and committee chairs post their quarterly report prior to each scheduled AMC meeting? All AMC meeting agendas, minutes and quarterly reports can be found here:

If you are reading this, then you renewed your membership - thank you! Please remind your friends who may have missed the March 31st renewal date that it's not too late to rejoin.


National events:

CultureQuest® will be held on Sunday May 1st. A team trivia competition, its intent has always been to promote and test cultural literacy. Facing questions that range from film to politics, from literature to geography, from music to history and farther afield, Mensan teams of up to five members gather in their neighborhoods on a single day across the U.S. and Canada and, for 90 minutes, compete for cash prizes and cultural literacy bragging rights. For more information go to:


Chicago Area Mensa will host the annual Mind Games® competition April 15-17, 2016. Mind Games is one of the leading board game showcase competitions in the United States and attracts Mensa members from across the globe. For details:


Regional news:

Want to know more about what your elected/appointed regional and national officers do? Contact me with your questions, concerns, issues, or just to say thanks for being a volunteer. And by the way - thank YOU to those of you who volunteer in your chapters.


I personally want to thank our Region1 Assistant RVC Bill Zigo (Ziggy) for all he does. Our region is large and diverse; having him on our regional team has been a great help. Want to join the team? We'd love your help in promoting activities, assisting local groups as needed, and helping to keep Region 1 vibrant and fun.


Just a reminder… Upcoming Region 1 events:

May 6-8 is Boston Mensa's Cape Cod Mini-RG. To register:

May 20-22 is Maine Mensa's "The Best <Fun&Games> mini-RG - EVAH!"
To register, call/text (207)577-6362 or email


This month's question for you… What one thing would you suggest to your local/regional/national Mensa representatives that you feel would greatly improve our collective experience as members of the organization?


What other information would you like to see in this column? Let me know…


Lisa Maxwell