by Bob Curtis, Local Secretary

September 2016

September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March (Latin, Martius,) the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 153 BC. After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month, but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.

The 7th annual picnic at Van Saun Park was a great success in my opinion. Bill Holzmann did a great job of organizing it and grilling franks and hamburgers! Many Mensans got to meet and greet one another. Particularly noteworthy was the large number of young Mensans present. The committee estimated that at least 60 members were present at some time during the day. Thanks, Bill, for another great event.

Activities for our gifted youth are ongoing. Check with Stephanie Janssens on Facebook or email her at for further information.

Angela Daidone is beginning to administer Mensa tests. More details to follow.

Our next executive committee meeting is likely to be Sunday, November 27, 2016, but the date is yet to be determined. The minutes of the August 7, 2016, meeting are on our web page at