PLEASE VOTE IN OUR ELECTION!

We are currently voting for Central Indiana Mensa’s ExCom (ExCom = Executive Committee, the board that conducts the day-to-day business of CIM). We are also voting on bylaws revisions. The ballot and instructions for voting are here. Ballots must be received by Sept. 9, 2016. You may also vote in person at the September 9th monthly meeting.

The bylaws revisions have been approved by the national bylaws committee and now need to be approved by 2/3 of those who vote on them. Scroll to the bottom of this page for more information and links to the current and revised bylaws.

CALENDAR ISSUES

Our apologies – we are having a few problems with our website, including the calendar. In the meantime, you can check the calendar in the newsletters that are on the “Newsletters” tab. If you have questions, feel free to email us at mind.editor (at) yahoo.com.

Mensa Admission Testing

Our next test sessions will be in September and October 2016 in the Indianapolis area:

Sept 18 and Oct 16 (both Sundays)
1:00 Registration
1:30 Test
116th and Rangeline Road area in Carmel, IN

Please email the Testing Coordinator – teresa.gregory@yahoo.com – for the exact location and to reserve your place. Please put “Testing” in the subject line.

The fee of $40 is payable by cash, check, or any major credit card. You can also purchase a voucher for the fee ahead of time at www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/testingvoucher/. Candidates between 14-17 years old are required to have one of their parents also sign the registration form in my presence at the testing site. I am not permitted to test candidates under 14 years old. Candidates under 14 will need to apply to the American Mensa, Ltd. national office in Arlington, Texas using approved prior testing evidence. A partial list of accepted tests and scores is available at: www.us.mensa.org/join/testscores/qualifyingscores/. Further questions about prior evidence admission to Mensa may be answered by calling 817-607-0060.

No smoking, calculators, or scratch paper are allowed. Candidates are permitted to take each of the two tests comprising the Mensa Admissions Test battery only once in their lives. Candidates who qualify on either test will be invited to become a member. Please bring one or two #2 pencils. I also have plenty of extras.

The information above refers to the regular Mensa Admission Test. Please contact the Testing Coordinator if you are interested in taking the Culture Fair test.

Teresa Gregory
Testing Coordinator
Central Indiana Mensa

Mensa Cinder Survey

As part of keeping Cinder, the GenX/GenY activity group, up to date and exciting for its members, I (Ethan) have put together a survey for our members. If you aren’t on the email list, and are a member of Mensa who is 18+/GenX/GenY, please take this survey and let me know how to best represent your interests! Also, if I don’t have your email be sure to put it in the comments section of the survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57276PP

Thanks!

-Ethan Blocher-Smith

Join CIM’s Meetup Group!

Now there is another way to stay connected to Central Indiana Mensa: on our Meetup group!

According to the Meetup.com website,

Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

Joining Meetup is free, and is a great way to stay in touch and get the latest information on news and events. Meetup will send you updates and notices about your groups’ events, including any last-minute changes to already-scheduled events. You can also use the site to suggest events, RSVP to events, have discussions on line, or even find other groups devoted to your myriad other interests!

Come check out the group now! http://www.meetup.com/Central-Indiana-Mensa/

CIM Bylaws Revision Is Now Underway! – Update 4

The Bylaws of Central Indiana Mensa, which are now nearly 20 years old, are undergoing a revision. This revision is necessary in order to bring our current Bylaws into compliance with the requirements of Mensa International, as well as to modernize them in general.

A committee of volunteers has undertaken this task:

Marcele Everest – chair
Jon Applegate
Ethan Blocher-Smith
Leo Doyle
Teresa Gregory
Ann Hake
Petra Ritchie – proofreader

The American Mensa (AML) Bylaws Committee has completed its second review, and our official 90-day voting period as a local group can now begin! Check out the proposed new version in the May 2016 MIND, or here

Click here for a copy of the current Bylaws of Central Indiana Mensa.