From the LocSec
by Bill Baker
Hello, and welcome to Maryland Mensa's Web Site. Maryland Mensa currently
has 776 members--but there are thousands more in Maryland who meet Mensa's
sole eligibility requirement--a score in the top 2% in any of several
intelligence tests. If you are interested in joining Mensa, please go to
American Mensa for further details and addresses.
To make contact with us locally, prospective members are always welcome to
attend one of our regular speaker meetings, usually held the third Friday of
each month in Catonsville at Christian Temple, 5820 Edmondson Avenue, near the intersection of Edmondson and Academy Road — about one-half mile east of (inside) the Baltimore beltway.
We also hold informal get-togethers in Frederick, on the second Thursday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. On the Eastern Shore, members meet for food and
conversation on the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., in Salisbury.
There is a somewhat more formal monthly dinner in Annapolis; reservations
are required for this event. Hagerstown and Harford County members also meet
on a monthly basis.
The greatest attraction of Mensa to me personally has been the marvelous
diversity of our membership. There are people from all walks of life, with
widely varying interests and opinions. Conversation is always refreshingly
fascinating and unpredictable.
Along with the regular events mentioned above, there are many other parties,
excursions and social events. For special interests, there are national
Mensa SIGs (Special Interest Groups). We publish a monthly newsletter, M-Anation,
filled with intriguing tidbits, articles, and a calendar of local events.
Our national magazine, The Mensa Bulletin, is published ten times a year.
There are also plenty of opportunities to meet and socialize with Mensans
throughout the world, especially at our Regional Gatherings and national
We also are active, through our non-profit Mensa Education and Research
Foundation, in many research projects and in awarding scholarships.
Information on MERF can be found on American Mensa's web page.
I hope to see you at one of our meetings soon.