Feel life is passing you by? Activities with fellow Mensans will turn this around. Think coffees, martinis, movies, dinners, quizzes, anything that ravels up the tired sleeve of care. We’re informal, unstructured and intellectually challenging. Mensa Calgary is a community where members interact, network, support each other, and enjoy each other’s company. For further info, contact Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org ["There's no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home.” (John Mortimore)]
The date isn’t set yet. If you work at a post-secondary institution such as U of C, SAIT, or Mount Royal, or think potential Mensans are affiliated with your company or organization, post a notice on your bulletin board or wherever seems sensible. For the date and notice format, contact Vicki at email@example.com or (403) 243-6144. We’ll advertise generally, but please let Vicki have your ideas on this subject. Likewise, let your friends or colleagues know about the upcoming test.
The testing fee is $90, which covers two tests, receiving feedback on eligibility for Mensa membership, plus the first year’s membership if you qualify. You write two tests so have an enhanced chance to qualify. Full time students pay only $70.
A pictorial test is available if your mother tongue is not English and you do not want your test scores to be disadvantaged by language.
You need to score in the top 2% of the population in one of the two tests.
Contact Vicki with questions about Mensa or the tests, and let her know if you want to write the tests so she can plan resources and give detailed directions to the testing site (likely at meeting Room 2, Basement, W R Castell Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary).
Viva the under-30s!! Ideas and participation are welcome. Beat the winter blues by contacting Robert Conn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighten the heart of winter by attending our coffee fest on Thursday, February 5th at 7:00pm. The place is Kaffa (2138-33rd Ave SW, corner of 33rd Ave & 21st St). Parking on 21st. Cash only, a copy of Harry Potter will be at the table, RSVP not required, atmosphere great, munchies superb. Funky to the max. Email Patricia for more info: email@example.com
Feast to your heart’s content on Friday, February 13th, 2009 at 6:30 pm at The Redwater Rustic Grille (9223 Macleod Trail South/253-4266). This is one of Calgary’s best locations for quality food. RSVP and get more information from Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the restaurant’s site at: http://www.redwatergrille.com/CMS/uploads/32.pdf
The February meeting will be held Friday February 20, 2009, hosted by Ginny Vassal. We’ll discuss anything you’ve recently read. If there’s one thing true about most Mensans, it’s that we have opinions. So come with any book and we’ll talk about it. No holds barred. Book Reviews are a new addition to this issue (see the N&Q section); to contribute a book review or obtain the address/time of the book club meeting, contact Patricia at email@example.com.
SecondTuesdays(of the Month)
Join us for Second Tuesday @ 7:30 PM on Tuesday February 10th, at the home of Vicki Herd (2469 Sorrel Mews SW/Garrison Woods near the Marda Loop Safeway). Contact Patricia at (403) 212-1461 if you have any questions. Second Tuesday is an open house social evening held the ST of each month, providing an opportunity to mellow out with your peers, fume at the idiocies of the universe, and generally find a sympathetic or intelligent ear.
Slumdog Millionaire (if it’s still playing) on Friday, February 6th. Contact Patricia for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture Night: David Patton, who is a member of Mensa Calgary and a Calgary Firefighter, will give a lecture on Thursday February 26th @ 7:30 PM at Vicki’s home. The topic is ‘Drugs and Terrorism, A Local Perspective’. This will be our 4th lecture in the past 8 months and so far everyone has found them very worthwhile.
Flames Night: Robert Conn has chosen some potential games for the next Mensa Flames night at Bottlescrew Bills. If you are interested in joining Robert, contact him at email@example.com with your game preference.
- Tue 3 @ 6:30 vs Dallas
- Tue 17 @ 7:30 vs Vancouver
- Thu 19 @ 6:30 vs Minnesota
Likely the game against Vancouver.