by Bob Curtis, Local Secretary
May 2016

Wikipedia tells us that the month May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for "elders," and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or "young people" (Fasti VI.88).

We do still need a SIGHT coordinator. You can find out more about Mensa's SIGHT program at Would someone interested in travel or travelers please volunteer!

Activities for our gifted youth are ongoing. Check with Stephanie Janssens on facebook for further information.

Our next executive committee meeting is Sunday, May 22, 2016.

We are planning our annual picnic for August 7, 2016, at Van Saun Park.

The next Mensa Annual Gathering is at San Diego. The website is at