The deadline for entering the RAM Writing Contest has been extended to January 4, 2020!
We’ll award prizes for the best stories at the Annual Gathering. So, gather your words and give us your fiction, your non-fiction, anything you’d like to share in the Richmond Area Mensa Writing Contest. Send in your best 1,500 words, but be sure to follow these guidelines:
Our annual gathering will be on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 11am to 4pm in the Brunswick Room on the 3rd floor of the Madison Building at the Virginia Crossings Hotel.
There will be snacks and non-alcoholic drinks in the Brunswick Room throughout the event and we will break from 12 noon to 1pm for a buffet lunch at the Glen Restaurant (1st floor of the Madison Building). If we have more attendees than allowed in the Brunswick Room, we will be moved to a larger room, possibly in the Jefferson Building (this will be communicated as we get closer to the event date).
After lunch, member Andrew W. will present a talk titled The Importance of Critical Thinking.
Possible additional activities are in the works and will be communicated on Facebook, the website and via email as they are finalized.
RSVPs are due via email to RichmondAreaMensa@gmail.com by January 4th, 2020.
The Virginia Crossings Hotel
The hotel address is:
Virginia Crossings Hotel,
1000 Virginia Center Parkway,
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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If you’ve been thinking about testing, but haven’t taken the plunge, now is the time. During October, our standardized testing is half off – $30 instead of the regular $60 fee.
We have two upcoming test sessions:
The RAM Writing Contest has been extended to November 20, 2019! Gather your words and give us your fiction, your non-fiction, anything you’d like to share in the Richmond Area Mensa Writing Contest. Send in your best 1,500 words, but be sure to follow these guidelines:
by Santiago Osorio
Richmond Area President
Greetings Everyone! I can’t believe half of 2019 is already history. I hope it’s been a great year so far.
I’ll get right to the point – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Like everybody else, RAM volunteers have life-changing events that affect the amount of time they’re able to dedicate to “optional” activities, such as volunteering. Several of us have had life-changing events and can’t serve at the level we would like, so we have a few open positions. They are:
If you are even remotely interested in any of the above positions, or any volunteering position (we also have some volunteers that are getting ready to move on), please contact me and I will happily answer any questions you have. Even if you are interested in volunteering temporarily, please reach out to me because a time-limited volunteering stint helps us too.
Speaking of volunteers, I’d like to thank Allan Sanders for stepping up and taking on the Social Media Coordinator duties, on top of his duties as Vice President and Proofreader. Also, thanks to our Web Master, Brendan Dodds, for not only reviving and maintaining our RAM website, but also for organizing the RAM Board Game SIG. I hope to see you at the next one (see our Events calendar for details). And once I start thanking volunteers, I can’t help but express how much I appreciate all of them, so thank you John, Deb, Victoria, Lynnette, Stephanie, Jodie, Catherine, Fred, and Lorne for your contributions.
Finally, I’d like to remind you that any RAM member can arrange an event. RAM welcomes and encourages this, so please contact Victoria Mikula if you need any help with arranging or advertising an event. And if you anticipate that you or other members will need reimbursement, then please estimate what the upper range is and provide that estimate to Victoria, as any funding by RAM has to be pre-approved by theExComm.
Thanks for your time and consideration,
Join us for good company and conversation! Hope to see you there!
June 29 at 2 PM
503 Sophia St
RSVP to Victoria Mikula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us March 23 at noon for a post-St. Patrick's Day lunch. We can share stories of our St. Patrick's Day and meander to other subjects. We look forward to seeing you!
See menu at website Irishbrigadetavern.com.
Colonial Tavern Home to the Irish Brigade
406 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
RSVP to email@example.com.
Give us your fiction, your non-fiction, anything you’d like to share in the Richmond Area Mensa
Send in your best 1,500 words, but make sure to follow these guidelines:
Winners will be announced in the Fall Newsletter. The Grand Prize winning entry will also be published in the Fall Newsletter.
There will be five prizes: Grand Prize is $50, First Prize is $25, Second and Third Place will each receive $10, and an honorable mention will receive $5.
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