From time to time a SEMM member asks why they were skipped on the birthday list or not recognized when they reach a Mensa Membership Milestone. These (and the Directory Updates) are fun regular features in M-Pathy brought to you by John Senko and Toby Berger, our Editor.
Each month, John goes to get the long SEMM information list and slices and dices to make these features that so many members enjoy. He is another of those “behind the scenes” volunteers that without which we would not have the benefits of a large Mensa local group that we too often take for granted.
However, he only has available to him the information that you, the member, agree to release to the local group. If you have not checked that box on your Communication Preferences, we have no way of knowing when it is your special day, or when you achieve one of those important milestones. This is similar to not knowing your email address to notify you if something happens last minute, or a new activity is added after the newsletter deadline.
If you have not seen your name in print, but would like to get your proper recognition, go to www:us.Mensa.org and select “Membership Profile” under “My Mensa”. Click on “My Communication Preferences” in the “My Account Links” box in the upper right.
Edit if necessary to check “Release Internal” under “Releases”. Check things you wish to share under “Member Directory”. The format is clear on the webpage and easier to do than it is to tell about. If you do not have access to the website or have any trouble, phone the National Office at817-607-0060.
If you check the box “Release the above email address within the organization” you will share your information with us, but this will NOT result in your receiving M-Pathy electronically unless you want to. In “Publication Preferences” you check the box that about whether you want M-Pathy in paper form or electronically.