Scribbles

by Bob Curtis, Local Secretary

October, 2019

. October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC, October retained its name (from the Latin ôctō meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. In Ancient Rome, one of three Mundus patet would take place on October 5, Meditrinalia October 11, Augustalia on October 12, October Horse on October 15, and Armilustrium on October 19. These dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar. Among the Anglo-Saxons, it was known as Ƿinterfylleþ, because at this full moon (fylleþ) winter was supposed to begin.Wikipedia

Angela Daidone, our testing coordinator, advises that she and Frank Mounier plan to schedule more testing dates for candidates in the Fall. Precise dates are posted on the American Mensa website.

Jennifer Ferrara plans on some Gifted Youth events this fall. When scheduled, they will be posted on our website http://nnjmensa.org

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. Central Jersey Mensa will advise us when beer and whiskey tasting resumes. 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.