by Bob Curtis, Local Secretary

July, 2018



July is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the fourth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honour of Roman general Julius Csar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis, being the fifth month of the 10-month calendar. ---Wikipedia

Angela Daidone, our testing coordinator, advises that she expects to continue the testing of candidates in September with no testing in July or August.

Mid-Hudson Mensa continues to encourage us to participate in their events. They have an events page at

Central Jersey Mensa continues to invite us to join them in beer tasting. This month it is on July 25th. Central Jersey Mensa has also started a whiskey tasting circle. This month it is July 28th. A weekly whisky session is scheduled for July 18th. Email Jason Weiss,, for more details.

You can visit our NNJM Facebook page at and our website at

The main NNJM event of the year is the annual picnic in August at Van Saun Park. This is scheduled for August 5, 2018, from noon until 4 pm. Please plan to come.

Some members have expressed a renewed interest in our scholarship program. If you can, please contribute to help support our program. The Wendy Sailer Scholarship is an award given annually by Northern New Jersey Mensa (NNJM) based on an essay contest. It is funded by contributions from members of NNJM and is given in memory of Wendy Sailer who was very active in NNJM. (Yes, the scholarship still needs contributions. If you can, please mail a check made out to Northern New Jersey Mensa, to our Treasurer, William Holzmann, 163 Morningside Road, Paramus NJ 07652.)

In 1995, a great friend and supporter of NNJM, Irwin Arnold Meit, a neo-natal nurse, passed away at the age of 54. Contributions were made by members and his friends, and the Irwin A. Meit Memorial Scholarship was begun in 1996 for an adult who is studying for a career change. Unfortunately, this scholarship ran out of funding (about 2010) and has not been awarded since. We would be happy to re-institute this scholarship if adequate funding could be provided. Some members have begun funding this scholarship again. Please consider making a contribution.

Activities for our gifted youth: Stephanie Janssens is still on temporary leave as Gifted Youth Coordinator but we hope to have her back soon! You can email her at for further information. NNJMs young Mensan Facebook page is at