The Forty-Nine Club was formed last year. Our not unambitious aim is: "To mold this sorry scheme of things entire."
Each of the members has his own code number. The code numbers are not consecutive, but are devised ad hoc -- by the "integration of three relevant components." My friend, Probe, for example, is No. 110; Dr. Calico, the Assyriologist, is No. 98; Mrs. Thwackstraw, inventor of cosmic psychiatry, is No. 207.
These data were offered to me when I accepted the club's invitation to join. "But before we induct you, Mr. Caliban," said the president, "I must point out to you that we propose to spell your name Kaliban."
WHAT IS MY CODE NUMBER?
from the ECO-M newsletter (predecessor of Braegen) of March, 1982, Chris Keck editor. Answer in April issue!
Southeast Michigan Mensa (SEMM) is having a Virtual RG, and you're invited to attend!
SEMMantics 42: The Answer to Everything is Saturday, February 20, 2021 via Zoom. Join us from the comfort of your home for our first ever virtual Regional Gathering!
This is a members only one day event, and it's free.
There are three tracks to pick from: Hospitality, Fun and Games, and Speakers. You can register for them all or pick the ones you want to attend.
Our Keynote speaker is Mensa favorite, Richard Lederer!
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/SEMMantics42registration2021
Hope to see you then!
Toby Berger and Jenny Deason Copeland, SEMMantics 42 co-Chairs
What is Mensa?
Wikipedia's entry is a decent overview...
The Goals of Mensa
- Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity.
- Encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence.
- Promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for members.
How do I join Mensa?
It's simple: achieve a score on a standardized intelligence test at or above the 98th percentile. You can submit prior evidence from nearly 200 tests (like the SAT or Cattell) or take the Mensa Admissions Test. See Testing Dates in the main menu.
The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program awards more than $150,000 in assistance every year to college bound students around the globe, based upon an application and an essay. East Central Ohio Mensa participates in this program and awards the Karl J. Roden Memorial Scholarship through the Akron Community Foundation. Apply at mensafoundation.org/scholarships from September 15 to January 15 for awards for the Fall 2021 academic year.
East Central Ohio Mensa (ECOM) is a chapter of American Mensa Limited, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, US.
American Mensa is a national Mensa organization affiliated with the global Mensa International Ltd.
American Mensa has around 55,000 members. Mensa International has over 150,000 members in 50 national groups.
Our chapter has about three hundred twenty members residing in the following fourteen counties in east central Ohio: Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Crawford, Holmes, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne. For more information, select About ECOM from the Main Menu.
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Local and national Mensa offer college scholarship awards based on essay competition. Applicants need not be Mensa members, and the awards are based solely on meeting the application form requirements and the essay.
The Mensa Education & Research Foundation (MERF) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in the areas of intelligence. Click HERE for more info about MERF scholarships.
ECOM sponsors its own college scholarship award each year, too. Residents and students in the ECOM 14-county area (see above) are eligible to apply. Further details about the Karl J. Roden Memorial Scholarship to come -- use the MERF Scholarships link above to apply online from September 15th through January 15th each year.
ECOM's annual Fall scholarship fund-raiser is great fun and reputed to be one of the best in the country. There's also a year-round on-line book sale to support the scholarship.
In place of our usual annual scholarship auction, we held a 50/50 raffle, with the winning tickets drawn 12/15/2020.