by Bob Curtis, Local Secretary

November, 2016

November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of four months with the length of 30 days. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.

November is the month of the big US election on the 8th. It is also the month in even numbered years that our local group requests nominations for our elected positions of local secretary, assistant local secretary, and treasurer.

The Leonids meteor shower typically reaches its peak around November 17th.

Nisha Zoeller, our scholarship chair, is getting ready for the annual scholarship essay judging which will take place on January 29, 2017. She needs some members to volunteer to do the judging. Please help out! You can contact her at or 973-541-4881.

Activities for our gifted youth are ongoing. Check with Stephanie Janssens on Facebook or email her at for further information. Stephanie advises me that she plans on setting up a tour of the UN and a tour of a Llama farm as well as setting up a monthly game night. NNJM's young mensan Facebook page is at

Angela Daidone advises me that she is scheduled to begin Mensa admission testing at the Rochelle Park library on November 12th at noon.

Mid-Hudson Mensa encourages us to participate in some of their events. They have an events page at

You can visit our NNJM Facebook page at

Our next executive committee meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 1:00 pm.

The next Mensa annual gathering will be July 5-9, 2017, at Hollywood, Florida.