Paws For Reflection

Betsy Burke, RVC

At the March AMC meeting it was agreed that there would be an increase in money returned to local groups. Sallie Banko—RVC 2, Dan Wilterding—RVC 6, and myself all attended the February budget committee meeting and pressed for this issue to be addressed.

I’m glad to report that membership is also increasing. As of March 30th the total membership equaled 49,811. We’re so close to 50,000! It’s interesting to note that many of the new members are younger. I’ll be able to give exact figures next month once all the data is in on renewals. Much of the growth can be attributed to our web site at US.Mensa.Org. If you haven’t checked out this site lately, do so. It has some extra material that you don’t see in the bulletin.

Are you planning ahead for some getaways? For May, try going to Cape Cod from May 10-12 for Boston Mensa’s Carpe Cod. Room rates are only $59.95 and registration is $40. Send your hotel money in quickly to The Corsair and Cross Rip Oceanfront Motels, 41 Chase Avenue, Dennisport, MA 02639. Contact Registrar Susan Mozzicato at 19 Chesley Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459 and let her know you’re going to attend.

Central New York Mensa is joining with Mensa of the Southern Tier to hold a joint RG from August 16-18 in Ithaca New York. If you get your registration in prior to May 16, the cost is only $35 and that includes 3 meals! Send money to the registrar, Marie Ten Brink, at 206 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY 13212. The hotel is the Best Western at 1020 Ellis Hollow Road, East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850. Room rates are $89 per night.

Betsy, Casper and LambChop