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Manasota Activity Interest List

This page is both for information now, and as a resource, as it will also change dynamically over time. Feel free to write in with changes, or to comment below.The purpose of this is to coordinate the various interest areas, and create the gathering points: listing...

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April 2019, RVC Newsletter

     The American Mensa Committee (AMC) met for our final quarterly meeting of the year on March 2, 2019 in Iselin, NJ. Because this was the annual budget approval meeting, there was much to discuss, and the meeting lasted longer than anticipated.     AMC...

Walter (Wally) Gannott, Jr & Janis Stanford; in Memoriam

It's with regret that we announce the passing of two of our members: Wally (Wally) Gannott, Jr (1937-2019), of Bradenton, in January. His wife writes, "though he was unable to attend meetings due to disability, he always enjoyed reading the 4M." --I say, kudos to you,...

March 2019, RVC Newsletter

   Mensa relies on its volunteers to keep the organization going, and we appreciate all of them. There are some who go beyond the nuts and bolts of day-to-day service, and they deserve special recognition. Each year several awards are presented at the...

I spy, with my little eye…

Some of you may have seen the post on Demographics. The information I found changed my understanding, partly on the priorities of the Chapter members, and partly on the procedures we may apply going forward. So, in the spirit of travel, near and far, I add today's...

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka: The Pedometer Doesn’t Do Justice

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka: The Pedometer Doesn’t Do Justice

Hey! This was my climb to see the sunrise at Sigiriya. The site doesn’t open until 7:30, but there is a hill close by, called Pidurangala, from the top of which you can see the sun rising on Sigiriya. So we left the hostel at 4:30 for our adventure. As I...

February, 2019 RVC Newsletter

     Mensa Cares! Week will be April 7-13 this year to coincide with National Volunteer Week. Normally this is held on the third week of April, but with religious holidays such as Easter and Passover falling later than usual this year, National Volunteer...

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