Welcome to Southeast Michigan Mensa!

Mensa is the largest of the international high-IQ societies. The purpose of our Southeast Michigan chapter is to provide opportunity for intellectual and social belonging and networking among diverse people. Bookmark this site to see SEMM’s calendar of events for members and their guests. In addition to local events and monthly meetings, SEMM hosts a Winter Bash (games party), SEMMer Bash (picnic), and a Regional Gathering held each April, known as SEMMantics. We're also on Facebook and Meetup!

11 April 2015

New Service for Youth in Mensa

Hello,

In an effort to help people stay abreast of the many opportunities for youth in Mensa, we have a new, free service called Remind for which people interested in what Mensa is offering for youth may sign up.

This service will enable them to receive text or email messages (their choice) that are sent from the national office with information about events, deadlines, resources and services for youth in Mensa.

Anyone may sign up, and their phone numbers will not be visible to anyone, even us.

The service does not accept replies, so privacy is guaranteed. People may unsubscribe at any time, and you may find information on signing up or unsubscribing here https://www.remind.com/join/mensaym. We have also uploaded a printable instruction sheet into the Sharehouse, tagged “Gifted Youth” and named “Youth Text Sign Up Instructions.” Feel free to share this sheet or upload it your local group website. The simple instructions are that in order to subscribe you should enter this number (682) 593-4959 with this message: @mensaym

Here are some FAQs:

What is this service?
Remind is a free, safe, easy-to-use communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. We have received permission to use this service for our youth program.

Why do we need this service?
We are trying to meet people’s needs to be contacted about our services in the way that works best for them. As the youth membership is so fast growing, we want to keep that membership, especially those who are new and may not be as familiar with our programs and services, informed about how to make the most of their membership. Additionally, we have a number of members who have children or grandchildren who can benefit from Mensa’s program who do not receive our email mailings with information because they go to youth under eighteen.

What about privacy?
Phone numbers are always kept private so communication is 100% safe and secure. We can easily access their stored message history for any administrative requests. We cannot see the numbers or emails of people who subscribe, but we can see names.

I don’t have access to the LocSec list, so anyone who has questions should please direct them to me privately off-list.
Best,
Lisa
Lisa Van Gemert
Youth & Education Ambassador |mensafoundation.org
lisav@nullamericanmensa.org | 817.607.5578
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29 July 2013

Meet a Local Mensan: John Blinke

Our very own John Blinke was featured in the latest issue of the Mensa World Journal. Check it out!

13 May 2013

Qualify for Mensa with Prior Evidence

To honor the greening of spring and the recent fame of some of our younger members, American Mensa is offering a 70 percent discount for the month of May to potential members who want to qualify using Prior Evidence.

This promotion has been launched to take advantage of public interest generated by several young Mensans highlighted in recent news stories.

Many people find that submitting scores from prior intelligence tests is a quick and easy way to qualify for Mensa membership. For potential members under age 14, submitting scores from prior testing is the only way to be evaluated for membership. However, the May Prior Evidence discount is available to potential members of any age.

If you know of potential members, let them know they can see what testing qualifies and can take advantage of this $12 special by visiting http://www.us.mensa.org/testscores<http://www.us.mensa.org/testscores> . Use the code MAYPE13 on the application to receive the discount.