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Todd A. Jacobs, Local Secretary

Hello, and welcome to Maryland Mensa's website! Maryland Mensa currently has around 650 members, but there are thousands more who meet Mensa's sole eligibility requirement: A score in the top 2% on any of over 200 intelligence tests.

If you are interested in joining Mensa, please click on join in the header above. Prospective members are also welcome to attend one of our regular speaker meetings, usually held the third Friday of each month at the River Hill Meeting Room, 6330 Trotter Road, Clarksville, MD 21029.

We hold informal get togethers in Frederick and in Harford County on the second Thursday of each month. There is also a somewhat more formal monthly dinner in Annapolis; reservations are required for this event. Each month, a member in a different area hosts a party open to all members, but especially to welcome new members. The greatest attraction of Mensa to me personally has been the marvelous diversity of our membership. There are people from all walks of life, with widely varying interests and opinions. Conversation is always refreshingly fascinating and unpredictable. Along with the regular events mentioned above, there are many other parties, excursions and social events. For special interests, there are national Mensa SIGs (Special Interest Groups). We publish a monthly newsletter, M-Anation, filled with intriguing tidbits, articles, and a calendar of local events. Our national magazine, The Mensa Bulletin, is published ten times a year. There are also plenty of opportunities to meet and socialize with Mensans throughout the world, especially at our Regional Gatherings and national Annual Gatherings.

If you have children under the age of 18, I also encourage you to check out our youth program, Bringing Resources and Involvement to Gifted Homes Together (BRIGHT). You can find more information about BRIGHT here.

We also are active, through our non-profit Mensa Education and Research Foundation, in many research projects and in awarding scholarships. Information on MERF can be found here.

I hope to see you at one of our meetings soon.

Read further for a history of Mensa, more information about our group today, and a history of Maryland Mensa. This is also available as a downloadable PDF.

In addition we hope new members find our acronym list useful.

We'd like to thank Maryland Mensans Fred C. Davis, Jr. and Steve Collier for their work on compiling these essays.1

Maryland Mensa is a local group of American Mensa, which in turn is the largest national Mensa organization operating today under Mensa International, Limited: The International High IQ Society.

Mensa was founded in Oxford, England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, an Australian lawyer practicing in the United Kingdom as a barrister (a courtroom advocate); and Dr. Lancelot Ware, an English biochemist, barrister, and recipient of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.  They had the idea of forming a society for bright people with the sole qualification for membership being a high intelligence quotient.  The society today welcomes people from around the world in every walk of life whose IQ is in the top two2 percent of the general population - that is, an IQ of roughly 132 or better - with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

The word "Mensa" means table in Latin.  Mensa is a roundtable society, where race, color, creed, national origin, age, politics, and educational and social background are irrelevant.

Mensa has three stated purposes: to

Although individual Mensans often hold strong opinions, as you'll see in the International Constitution of Mensa, the organization as a whole takes no stands on politics, religion, or social issues.

There is no single prevailing characteristic of Mensa members other than high IQ.  There are members for whom Mensa provides a sense of family, and others for whom it is no more than a casual social activity.  Many marriages have occurred in Mensa, but for most people it is simply a stimulating opportunity for the mind.  Nearly all Mensans have a good sense of humor, and many - though far from all - like to talk.  Often they have a lot to say.

Mensans have ranged in age from 2 years old to more than 100, but most are between 20 and 60.  In education they range from preschoolers through high school dropouts to people with multiple doctorates.  There are Mensans on welfare and Mensans who are millionaires.  The range of member occupations is extensive: Mensa has professors and truck drivers, scientists and firefighters, computer programmers and farmers, artists and dentists, military people, musicians, laborers, police officers, glassblowers, actors, accountants, civil servants, and nearly anything else you can imagine.

There are two primary ways to join Mensa:

  1. If you're age 14 or older, you can take a supervised, standardized test administered by one of Maryland Mensa's registered proctors (contact Testing Coordinator Michelle Hirsh at 240-476-6464 or mensamichelle77@gmail.com); or
  2. You can submit evidence of prior testing in the form of scores from supervised, standardized tests like the Stanford Binet, Miller Analogies Test, and earlier versions of the SAT, GRE, and other college preparatory and military tests.

Either way, if you've scored in the top two percent, you'll qualify for American Mensa.  Then it's just a matter of paying your annual dues (currently $70).

Today there are over 120,000 Mensans in 100 countries throughout the world.  American Mensa - which was founded by Peter Sturgeon, a medical writer in Brooklyn in 1960 - currently has more than 50,000 members.  British Mensa has the second largest national organization, with over 20,000 members.  Some other national numbers:

American Mensa is divided up into ten regions, which contain 129 local groups (plus group 999, Isolated M, for members who are geographically or otherwise inaccessible).  Maryland Mensa is local group number 210, and is part of region 2 - the Middle Atlantic.  Region 2 contains nine other local groups:

  1. Central New Jersey Mensa (local group 070);
  2. Delaware Valley Mensa (080);
  3. Central Pennsylvania Mensa (170);
  4. Lehigh Pocono Mensa (181);
  5. Delaware Mensa (197);
  6. Metropolitan Washington Mensa (200);
  7. Richmond Area Mensa (224);
  8. Thomas Jefferson Mensa (227); and
  9. Tidewater Mensa (233).

Maryland Mensa (MM) is defined by geography: It contains all of Maryland except for Montgomery County and Prince Georges County, which are part of Metropolitan Washington Mensa (MWM).  MM is bordered on the south by MWM, Tidewater Mensa, and Richmond Area Mensa; on the east by Delaware Mensa; on the north by Delaware Valley Mensa and Central Pennsylvania Mensa; and on the west by Vandalia Mensa (part of region 3: Great Lakes and Ohio Valley).

Figure 1.  The Maryland Mensa 210 Region [Source: American Mensa]

As of the end of December, 2014, Maryland Mensa had 687 members, which ranked it 26th in order of size in American Mensa (just above Western Pennsylvania Mensa and behind St. Louis Area Mensa).  MWM is the largest local group in Region 2, with nearly 2100 members, and Delaware Mensa is the smallest (not quite 160 members).  The largest group in American Mensa is Greater New York Mensa, with more than 2200 members.  The smallest group is currently South Mississippi Mensa, with just over 40. 

Sixty eight percent of Maryland's Mensans are male and 32 percent are female, compared with 66 percent male and 33 percent female nationally.  The elected leadership of both American Mensa, including both national and local officers, and Maryland Mensa is evenly divided by gender today.  (MM's ninth voting Executive Committee member, the Immediate Past President, is male.)  Maryland Mensa keeps no membership age statistics, but nationally, about 38 percent of American Mensans are Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and the mid-1960s); 31 percent are Gen-Xers (born between the mid-60s and the early 1980s); and five percent are under the age of 18.  Fourteen percent of Maryland Mensans are life members of Mensa; that is, they've paid lump sums currently ranging from $1608 for a nine year old through $150 for a centenarian to secure membership in American Mensa for the remainder of their lives.

Maryland Mensa's calendar listings ordinarily range from six to 10 events each month, with another 30 or so activities sponsored by Metropolitan Washington Mensans in each consolidated MM-MWM calendar.  All of the members of both groups are invited to attend all of each other's events.  Typical activities include a general MM membership meeting (usually with a speaker) each month, salons, dinners, discussion groups, parties, games (including bridge), visits to local institutions (e.g., art galleries, museums, the Supreme Court), concerts, lectures, theater (live and film), shooting, lunches, book swaps, hikes, gifted youth programs, and so forth.

MM's members are distributed across the state, with the largest single concentration in the greater Baltimore area.  Our westernmost member lives in Swanton, MD, over 300 road miles west of our easternmost member, in Ocean City, MD.

Figure 2.  A Density Map by Zip Code of MM Membership Locations as of December 2014

Maryland Mensa's governing body is called an Executive Committee.  It contains nine voting members.  Eight of them are elected officers - President and Local Secretary, First Vice President (Membership), Second Vice President (Programs), Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Newsletter Editor, and two At-large Members - with the ninth being a formerly elected officer: the Immediate Past President and Local Secretary.  The Executive Committee also includes eight appointed positions: a Scholarship Chair or co-chairs, a Website Director or co-directors, a Regional Gathering Chair or co-chairs, an Annapolis Subgroup Coordinator, an Eastern Shore Subgroup Coordinator, a Western Maryland Subgroup Coordinator, a Northern Maryland Subgroup Coordinator, and a Southern Maryland Subgroup Coordinator.  MM's other appointed officers include a Social Media Coordinator, a S.I.G.H.T. Coordinator (Service of Information, Guidance, and Hospitality to Travelers), a Proctor (testing) Coordinator, a Gifted Youth Coordinator, a Parliamentary Advisor, a Mensa License Plate Coordinator (for Maryland automotive tags), a Newsletter Circulation Manager, and a Mediator.  The responsibilities and functions for most of the positions are described in Article III (Officers and Duties) of MM's current bylaws.  (In order to view the bylaws, you'll need to log into the Members Area of Maryland Mensa's website using your member number and the password issued to you when you last renewed with American Mensa.)

Henry Cowan, an employee training specialist living in Linthicum Heights and one of the earliest members of Mensa in Maryland, wrote to American Mensa headquarters in New York City in 1964 to suggest forming a local group.  American Mensa not only endorsed his idea, but mailed him a list of other Mensans living in Maryland - there were fewer than 50 at the time - and appointed him the group's Local Secretary (that is, president).  By the fall of 1964, Henry had managed to contact enough Mensans in Maryland to make a face-to-face meeting plausible.

Henry was employed by Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group (now Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems) at Friendship Airport (now Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport), and was able to persuade his boss to give him free use of a room at the facility for once-a-month meetings.  Westinghouse's strict security regulations required all M's to tell Henry at least a day in advance each month if they were coming to the meeting, though, and whether they were bringing spouses or friends.  Everyone who attended had to be checked into the Westinghouse area by security guards, and only those whose names were on the list were admitted.

         This was not well received.

Things improved in February, 1965 when a member volunteered her large home in Baltimore County to be used for monthly meetings.  Attendance mushroomed, and soon committees were formed to write local bylaws and develop future activities.  Draft bylaws were presented and adopted at the September, 1965 meeting, and the local group was officially organized under the name "Mensa of Baltimore".  Marian Neufeld was elected as Mensa of Baltimore's first Local Secretary, and annual dues for the group were set at $3.  (Maryland Mensa no longer solicits dues from its members.  Its principal source of recurring income today is a monthly stipend from American Mensa currently fixed at 82 cents per member.)

In November of 1965, Rosalie Magitti began publication of The Baltimore Mensa News, a newsletter to announce the time, place, and subject of meetings; and to bring the membership up to date on other local group activities.  The newsletter soon doubled in size, from one page to two.

The growing group's largest gathering occurred when Tommy D'Alessandro III - brother of Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives today - spoke at a monthly meeting in the run-up to Baltimore's 1966 mayoral election.  Fifty Baltimore Mensans heard him say that he hoped to call upon Mensa's services as a think tank during his administration.  (Mayor D'Alessandro served Baltimore from 1967 to 1971, but did not reach out to Mensa again.)

In 1967, the then-Local Secretary of Mensa in Baltimore, Jack McNulty, held a contest for a new name for the group's newsletter.  M-Anation won, and began publication in February, 1968.  It soon grew to four pages.

In April, 1968, with membership reaching 110, the group petitioned the American Mensa Committee to incorporate most of Maryland - from west of Hagerstown through the Eastern Shore, less Montgomery and Prince Georges counties - into Mensa of Baltimore.  American Mensa agreed.

In 1972, Maryland Mensa purchased its own mimeograph machine and began to publish M-Anation on its own.  Production costs dropped dramatically, and the newsletter's size doubled to eight pages.

In 1974, the group formally changed its name to Maryland Mensa.  At the same time, it assumed responsibility for all of Maryland except for the Washington, DC area and the southernmost part of the state.  With American Mensa's permission, it also incorporated the 254XX zip code area of West Virginia's eastern panhandle.  In 1976, Maryland Mensa and Metropolitan Washington Mensa negotiated a geographic trade: Calvert and St. Mary's Counties in Southern Maryland moved from MWM to MM, and West Virginia's eastern panhandle became part of MWM.

In 1975, Royall Whitaker formed the Annapolis subgroup of Maryland Mensa, with monthly meetings in the Naval Academy's Alumni Club.  The setting proved so attractive that fully 50 percent of Annapolis area Mensans routinely participated.  The site for "Mensalon East" meetings subsequently shifted to the Academy's officers' club, where it remained a popular draw until stringent security measures in the aftermath of 9/11 made monthly admission to the installation impractical for most members.

As the number of Maryland Mensans continued to grow, it became harder and harder to print enough copies of M-Anation on MM's hand-cranked mimeograph machine.  Shortly after MM's membership topped 200 in 1977, the then-Treasurer - Henry Noble - approached Pat Mager, the editor of MWM's newsletter Capital M, to see if he could interest her in printing a combined newsletter.  He could and did, and Pat began publishing a consolidated newsletter for both groups with the April, 1977 issue.  For the first time, this enabled Maryland and Washington Mensans to see the complete calendar of events for both groups and to attend any events hosted by either group.  M-Anation had its own pages, and Map Pin–the Annapolis subgroup's newsletter–also had a page.

Maryland Mensa's first publicity coup occurred in April, 1977 when the Baltimore Sun magazine published an article on the group titled "Being Eligible is All in the Mind".  Within the next two months, MM's officers handled more than 200 membership inquiries.  A year later, people were still joining because of the article.  By the spring of 1978, MM had grown to 325 members and had become the third largest local group in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  The group's growth was accompanied by a large boost in attendance at monthly meetings.

In September, 1984, Maryland Mensa began independent publication of its own newsletter again, initially titled just Maryland.  By February, 1987 the title had expanded to Maryland M, but then returned to just Maryland in 1989.  In July, 1990 the publication's name was restored to M-Anation, which remains its title today.  The same year, Maryland Mensa and Metropolitan Washington Mensa also began publishing a shared (consolidated) calendar listing the events of both local groups in their respective newsletters.  The practice continues uninterrupted.

Maryland Mensans have gathered at an extraordinary number of monthly meeting places over the years.  In addition to the Westinghouse facility and the "large home in Baltimore County" of an unnamed early member, MM has met at more than 50 locations:

  1. The Congress Hotel (1965, 1967, 1968)
  2. Belvedere Towers (1966 and 1967)
  3. Danny's Restaurant (1966)
  4. Judy Radawich's home (1966)
  5. Fred Davis's home (1966)
  6. The Peter Lukas Restaurant (1967)
  7. Penny Brewster's home (1967)
  8. Gordon Barland's home (1967)
  9. The Tail of the Fox Restaurant (1967)
  10. The Penn Hotel (1967)
  11. Jack McNulty's home (1967)
  12. The Downtowner Motel (1967-68)
  13. Ken Adelberg's home (1969)
  14. Johns Hopkins University's Levering Hall (1969)
  15. The Deutches Haus (1969-70)
  16. The V.I.P. Restaurant (1970-71)
  17. Bill MacNeil's home (1971)
  18. The Social Security Administration's film studio (1971 and 1976)
  19. The McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park (1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, and 1977)
  20. Judy Kreiner's home (1971 and 1972)
  21. The Briarwood Inn (1972)
  22. The Social Security Administration headquarters building (1972)
  23. The Maryland Academy of Science (1972)
  24. Town and Country Apartments (1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978)
  25. Alex Kaufman's Farm (1972)
  1. Calvert Cliffs State Park (1972)
  2. Larry and Kathy Bowen's home (1975, 1978)
  3. The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni House (1976)
  4. Hertsch's Tavern (1977)
  5. The Versailles Apartments (1977)
  6. John Bell's home (1977)
  7. The Mansion House (1979, 1980, 1981)
  8. The Padonia Park Club (1979, 1980)
  9. St. Joseph Hospital's auditorium (1979, 1980)
  10. Suzanne Schuster's home (1980)
  11. The Baltimore Hilton Hotel (1981)
  12. Locust Park Center (1981)
  13. Woodlawn Park (1981)
  14. The Maryland Science Center (1981-88)
  15. The Baltimore Science Fiction Society Building (1986)
  16. University of Baltimore (1986, 1988, 1989)
  17. Baltimore Holiday Inn (1987)
  18. University of Maryland Medical School (1988)
  19. Hyatt Regency Hotel (1985)
  20. Baltimore Episcopal Church (1988)
  21. Towson Presbyterian Church (1989)
  22. Towson Unitarian Church (1989-2000)
  23. Stillmeadow Evangelical Church (2000-2010)
  24. The Christian Temple (2011-2014)
  25. Herald Harbor Community Center (2012)
  26. Catonsville Knights of Columbus Hall (2013)
  27. Arden Town Hall (2014)
  28. River Hill Meeting Room (2015-present)

[Boldface entries are longer-term locations for monthly meetings of Maryland Mensa.]

Finally, in the following table and footnotes, you'll find the names of all of Maryland Mensa's elected officers - the voting members of MM's Executive Committee - since the group's inception in 1964.  Maryland Mensa's fiscal year extends from the beginning of July to the end of June.

Term of Office Local Secretary & President 1st Vice President (Membership) 2nd Vice President (Programs) Treasurer Editor3 Recording Secretary3
1964Henry CowanNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
1965-66Marian NeufeldFred DavisFred HoustonKenneth AdelbergRosalie MaggittiRosalie Maggitti
1966-67Wayne Ebrite4Fred DavisSy LevinBill BlountJuanita MillicanJudy Radawich5
1967-68Jack McNultyRichard Jones6Wayne EbriteEdwin SwobodaJuanita MillicanFred Davis
1968-69Jack McNultyFred DavisLouis OrtegaEdwin SwobodaFred MacFaddenFred MacFadden
1969-70William MacNeilFred DavisLouis OrtegaEdwin SwobodaJoseph RosenbergJoseph Rosenberg
1970-71William MacNeilFred DavisLouis OrtegaEdwin SwobodaJoseph RosenbergJoseph Rosenberg
1971-737Judy KreinerFred DavisAlex Kaufman8Edwin SwobodaDonald LaugheryDick Weizenecker9
1973-74Lawrence BowenFred DavisAnn MorganEdwin SwobodaDonald LaugheryDonald Laughery
1974-75Lawrence BowenFred DavisAnn Morgan10Edwin SwobodaDarlene CohenDarlene Cohen
1975-76Fred DavisJudith ArnoldDennis Urner11Edwin SwobodaDarlene CohenDarlene Cohen
1976-77Fred DavisJohn BellJay StanleyHenry NobleDarlene CohenDarlene Cohen
1977-78Henry Noble12John BellJay Stanley13Chuck BatemanDarlene Cohen14Darlene Cohen14
1978-79John BellBob ChesneySuzanne Schuster-YoungChuck BatemanHenry NobleHenry Noble
1979-80Chuck BatemanBob ChesneyErik McKeeverHenry NobleShirley MadsenShirley Madsen
1980-81Shirley MadsenLarry BetzlerGerald SchonfeldJohn CuddySuzanne Shuster-YoungSuzanne Shuster-Young
1981-82Larry BetzlerYvonne Atkinson(Vacant)John CuddyGus Berle15Gus Berle15
1982-83Larry BetzlerAnne BrookerCharles KarowEd GroganCliff JohnsonCliff Johnson
1983-84Larry BetzlerAnne Brooker-GroganKathy ThurlowEd GroganCliff JohnsonCliff Johnson
1984-85David KolodnyMarian Neufeld16Lee MorrowRobert DeyoCliff JohnsonCliff Johnson
1985-86Jenny FosterLarry BetzlerLee MorrowRobert Deyo17Al AckersonAl Ackerson
1986-87Jenny FosterBill ToddLee MorrowElizabeth KristoffersenRoyall WhitakerRoyall Whitaker
1987-88Bill ReeveBill ToddLee MorrowElizabeth KristoffersenRoyall WhitakerRoyall Whitaker
1988-89Bill ReeveBill ToddLee MorrowElizabeth KristoffersenSharon HastySharon Hasty
1989-90Jenny FosterBill ToddBill ReeveTim HardyTabby BoehmerTabby Boehmer
1990-91Tim HardyRoyall WhitakerBill ReeveCharles KarowCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1991-92Tim HardyRoyall WhitakerSharon Hasty-FountainCharles KarowCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1992-93Tim HardyEd FountainSharon Hasty-FountainCharles KarowCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1993-94Ed FountainSharon Hasty-FountainJohn CuddyCasey HopsonCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1994-95Sharon Hasty-FountainJohn CuddyAnn LuomaCasey HopsonCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1995-96John CuddySandy MeyersDebbie WilliamsMichael AltusCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1996-97Megan McHughTom ShieldsLee MorrowDebbie WilliamsCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1997-98Jean O’DonnellTom ShieldsLee MorrowDebbie WilliamsCarol BaldwinCarol Baldwin
1998-99Jean O’DonnellCarol BaldwinLee MorrowDebbie WilliamsTerry MacKayTerry MacKay
1999-2000Jean O’DonnellCarol BaldwinLee MorrowDebbie WilliamsRobert MartinezRobert Martinez
2000-01Jean O’DonnellCarol BaldwinLee MorrowDebbie WilliamsRobert MartinezSteve Collier
2001-02Jean O’DonnellCarol Martinez18Lee MorrowDebbie WilliamsSteve CollierRoyall Whitaker
2002-03Jean O’DonnellCarol MartinezCasey CostleyDebbie WilliamsWill BoggsRoyall Whitaker
2003-04Jean O’DonnellCarol MartinezCasey CostleyDebbie Williams19Steve CollierRoyall Whitaker
2004-05Jean O’DonnellCarol MartinezCasey CostleyRobin CampbellSteve CollierRoyall Whitaker
2005-06Jean O’DonnellCarol MartinezCasey CostleyRobin CampbellSteve CollierRoyall Whitaker
2006-07Bill BakerCarol MartinezCasey Costley20Robin CampbellSheila WallaceRoyall Whitaker
2007-08Bill BakerCarol MartinezJean O’DonnellRobin CampbellSheila WallaceRoyall Whitaker
2008-09Bill BakerCarol MartinezJean O’DonnellRobin CampbellSheila WallaceRoyall Whitaker
2009-10Bill BakerCarol MartinezCasey CostleyRobin CampbellSheila WallaceRoyall Whitaker
2010-1221Bill BakerCarol MartinezCasey Costley22David Maness23Sheila WallaceRoyall Whitaker
2012-14Bill BakerCarol MartinezBedford BentleyDavid HubbardSheila WallaceRoyall Whitaker
2014-16Jean O’DonnellSherry MilesBedford BentleyDavid HubbardSheila WallaceRoyall Whitaker
Table 1: Elected Officers of Maryland Mensa

  • 3 Editor was an appointed position until the 1968-69 fiscal year, when it was combined with Recording Secretary as a single, elected post.  The positions remained combined (Editor/Secretary) until 2000, when they were split into two elected offices.

  • 4 This office was split into two functions for 1966-67; Wayne Ebrite was Local Secretary and Penny Brewster was President. (Don't ask.)

  • 5 Resigned; replaced by Penny Brewster.
  • 6 Resigned; replaced by Fred Davis.
  • 7 Eighteen-month term of office.

  • 8 Resigned; replaced by Larry Bowen.
  • 9 Resigned; replaced by Donald Laughery.
  • 10 Resigned; replaced by John Bell.
  • 11 Resigned; replaced by Kathy Bowen.
  • 12 Shifted to Editor's post in March, 1978.

  • 13 Resigned; replaced by Suzanne Schuster-Young.
  • 14 Resigned; replaced by Henry Noble.
  • 15 Resigned; replaced by Shirley Madsen.
  • 16 Resigned; replaced by Larry Betzler.
  • 17 Resigned; replaced by Elizabeth Kristoffersen.
  • 18 Nee Carol Baldwin.
  • 19 Resigned; replaced by Royall Whitaker in an acting capacity.
  • 20 Resigned; replaced by Jean O’Donnell in an acting capacity.
  • 21 Maryland Mensa's bylaws update of March, 2010 changed the terms of elected officers from one year to two.

  • 22 Resigned; replaced first by Robert Martinez, then by Bill Baker in an acting capacity, and finally by Bill Todd.
  • 23 Resigned; replaced by David Hubbard.

In addition to changing the term of elected office from one year to two, Maryland Mensa's March, 2010 bylaws revision also created two new elected positions on the Executive Committee: At-large Members.  MM's first two At-large Members were Robin Campbell and Michelle Hirsh.  When Robin left Maryland in 2013, the ExComm appointed Michael Miller to replace her.  Michelle and Michael were both elected to new, two-year terms as At-large Members in June, 2014.


1 The source material for the preceding three essays on Mensa in General, Maryland Mensa Today, and Maryland Mensa History is drawn from the websites of Mensa International (www.mensa.org), American Mensa (www.us.mensa.org), and Maryland Mensa (www.maryland.us.mensa.org); the 1978 manuscript of "A History of Maryland Mensa" by Maryland Mensan Fred C. Davis, Jr.; dozens of issues of Maryland Mensa's monthly newsletter, M-Anation; and years of casual conversations between the essays' editor (Steve Collier) and other Mensans.  If you have questions about Maryland Mensa or any parts of this compilation, please contact Steve at spcolli@gmail.com

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