Wikipedia tells us that the The Latin name for June is Junius. Ovid offers multiple
etymologies for the name in the Fasti, a poem about the Roman calendar. The first is that
the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage and the wife
of the supreme deity Jupiter; the second is that the name comes from the Latin word
iuniores, meaning "younger ones", as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the
preceding month May (Maius) may be named.
In ancient Rome, the period from mid-May through mid-June was considered
inauspicious for marriage. Ovid says that he consulted the Flaminica Dialis, the high
priestess of Jupiter, about setting a date for his daughter's wedding, and was advised to
wait till after June 15. Plutarch, however, implies that the entire month of June was more
favorable for weddings than May.
We now have a SIGHT coordinator. You can find out more about Mensa's SIGHT
program at http://www.us.mensa.org/connect/sight/. Keith Armonaitis has accepted this position.
Activities for our gifted youth are ongoing. Check with Stephanie Janssens on facebook
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Our next executive committee meeting is Sunday, August 7, 2016, immediately before
our annual picnic. We are planning our annual picnic for August 7, 2016, at Van Saun
The next Mensa Annual Gathering is at San Diego. The website is at