Scribbles

by Bob Curtis, Local Secretary

April, 2019

It is April! Spring, warmer weather, and Daylight Saving Time have arrived. These are much better conditions for our activities. Check our website at http://nnjmensa.org for the latest information about our activities and events. Urgent messages and cancellations are on the first page.

Angela Daidone, our testing coordinator, advises that she plans to schedule more testing dates for candidates in the Spring.

Activities for our gifted youth: Jennifer Ferrara, the mother of one of our gifted youth members, has stepped up offering to help out by organizing some activities. You can email Jennifer at jlynnferrara@gmail.com . Jennifer plans to have another activity in the Spring. See the first page of our website http://www.nnjmensa.org for up to date information about our events for Gifted Youth.

Mid-Hudson Mensa continues to encourage us to participate in their events. They have an events page at http://tinyurl.com/MHMEVENTS

Central Jersey Mensa continues to invite us to join them in beer tasting. Central Jersey Mensa has also started a whiskey tasting circle. And a weeknight tasting, Email Jason Weiss, j23weiss@gmail.com, for more details.



You can visit our NNJM Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nnjmensa/ and our website at http://nnjmensa.org.



Our scholarship program: If you can, please contribute to help support the 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 when adequate funding is provided. Some members have begun funding this scholarship again. Please consider making a contribution by sending a check to our Treasurer, Bill Holzmann.