by Bob Curtis, Local Secretary
The name of March comes from Latin Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman
calendar. It was named for Mars, the Roman god of war who was also regarded as a
guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus
and Remus. His month Martius was the beginning of the season for both farming and
warfare, and the festivals held in his honor during the month were mirrored by others in
October, when the season for these activities came to a close. Martius remained the first
month of the Roman calendar year perhaps as late as 153 BC, and several religious
observances in the first half of the month were originally new years's celebrations. Even
in late antiquity, Roman mosaics, picturing the months sometimes still placed March
Nisha Zoeller, our scholarship chair, held the annual scholarship essay judging on
January 29, 2017. The winner of this year's Wendy Sailer scholarship is Albert Appouh
Activities for our gifted youth are temporarily halted. Check with Stephanie Janssens on
Facebook or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
NNJM's young Mensan Facebook page is at
Angela Daidone, our new testing coordinator, advises me that she is scheduled to begin
Mensa admission testing at the Rochelle Park library as soon as there is a sufficient
number of test takers.
Mid-Hudson Mensa continues to encourage us to participate in some of their events.
They have an events page at http://tinyurl.com/MHMEVENTS
You can visit our NNJM Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nnjmensa/
and our webpage at http://nnjmensa.org