Paws For Reflection

Betsy Burke, RVC

Summer is over and its time to get back to work. It’s strange that even after being retired for several years I still see September as the start of a new year! This year, Region 1 and Region 2 are joining together to host a Leadership Development Workshop at the Best Western Hotel in Johnson City NY. Set aside the dates of Sept 28-30 and join us. There is no charge for registration! Room rates are from 54 for single rooms up to 74 for quads! The hotel’s phone number is 607-729-9194. Don Pendley and Jim Blackmore are giving a special presentation on communication and public relations. Other topics include local group needs, proctoring and local group web pages. Hope to see you there. Please contact me if you’re coming so we can make sure there’s enough to eat!

Region 1 should congratulate its winners of the Publications Recognition Awards given out at the AG this summer. The Beacon of Boston won for best calendar section and Northern New Jersey’s was given a special recognition for its Not for Parents Only. Boston Mensa also won for its web page on local gatherings! Thanks to all the editors, webmasters and contributors for their hard work.

I’d also like to thank Jerry Riley for all the help he’s given Region 1 through the years, especially as a past RVC and webmaster extraordinaire. Jerry and Donna have moved to California. I know they’ll be happy there but Region 1 will miss both of them.

Upcoming Gatherings in Region 1

Mid-Hudson’s Autumn in New York September 10-22. Registration $140 includes 6 meals and everything else... MP (6) $incl. SUNY field campus at Ashokan. Checks payable to Mid-Hudson Mensa RG. RSVP to 9/20 DT. Contact:Bill Z.

C&WM Mensautumn 2002 October 11 - 13Cromwell, Conn. Reg. $55 to 10/1; $65 after. Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell CT 06416; 860/635-7768. Sr/DR $84, TR/QR $94 + tax. Room rates guaranteed to 9/18. Checks payable to: C & WM Mensa. S H CD (18) RP. Contact: Barb.

Betsy (Snowbie, Juan Canolli, et al)