PRP 1980-1989

1989-1980

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1989 — Bill Fleet, Chair
The 1989 Owl Award went to David Van Geest, editor Top of Minnesota Mensa’s Mensagenda.  The same format for awards was used as in 1988.  A Special Mention also went to Mensagenda for their February 1989 membership directory issue.  Another Special Mention was awarded to Bailey Hankins, “for transcending the limits of these awards.”

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual

Service

Calendar
Informensa, Gulf Coast Mensa

Bess Herzog

Kathleen West
Forum
Nexus,  
Upper East Tennessee Mensa 

Diane Doss
 
Reporting
ChiMe, Mensa of Illinois  

Stacey Kirsch

Gwen Godfrey
Overall
NOVA, Western Michigan Mensa

Sally Munk
 


Editorial 

Continuing Column 
M.EN.SA, San Antonio Mensa

Mary Prior  

Sue Eastwood
Essay
Wyomensa, Wyoming Mensa  

Samantha Zowada

Ruth Delf
Theme Issue
Golden Triangle Tabloid,
Sabine-Neches Mensa

Bruce Held
 
Overall 
Nexus,
Upper East Tennessee Mensa 

Diane Doss
 


Entertainment 

Puzzles & Games
Col-M, Columbus Area Mensa  

John Bittel 

Juan Nieto
Humorous Article 
Much Ado About Mensa,
Greater Phoenix Mensa  

Jim Morgan

Henry Sembach
Entertainment Value
Nexus,
Upper East Tennessee Mensa

Diane Doss
 


Presentation

Cleanliness
Totems
Mensa of Western Washington 

Glen Owen
 
Artwork
Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower Mensa  

Judy Chandler

LaVena Kay Kidd
Layout
Totems
Mensa of Western Washington 

Glen Owen
 
Overall
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa  

Cookie Bakke
 

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1988 — Bill Fleet, Chair
The 1988 Owl Award went to Cookie Bakke, editor of Orange County Mensa’s The Oracle.  The categories this year were broken down into the broad categories of Service, Editorial, Entertainment and Presentation.  There were specific awards within each category and an overall category winner.  A Special Mention went to Browbeat, Pat Mashburn editor, “For its cover alone.”  Another Special Mention went to Motley Mutterings as the “Briefest Newsletter.”

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual

Service

Calendar
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa

Cookie Bakke
 
Forum
Wiscom, Mensa of Wisconsin  

F. Tessa Escamilla
 
Reporting
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa  

Dave Van Geest
 
Overall
Wiscom, Mensa of Wisconsin  

F. Tessa Escamilla
 


Editorial 

Continuing Column 
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa    

Dave Van Geest  

Tim Goetsch
Essay
Mensana, Western NY Mensa  

Teri Prentiss

Clara Widner
Theme Issue
OMEN, Oregon Mensa

William Carpenter

“Gifted Children”
Overall 
Beacon, Boston Mensa

Ed Gordon
 


Entertainment 

Puzzles & Games
Browbeat, Broward County Mensa 

Pat Mashburn
 
Humor
Golden Triangle Tabloid,
Sabine-Neches Mensa

Bruce Held
 
Fiction
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa  

Cookie Bakke

Will Williamson
Overall
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa  

Cookie Bakke
 


Presentation

Cleanliness
The Firebird,
Southern Connecticut Mensa 

Joseph Lynders
 
Artwork
Wyomensa, Wyoming Mensa

Kevin Kauffman
 
Layout
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa  

Cookie Bakke
 
Overall
Informensa, Gulf Coast Mensa  

Bess Herzog
 

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1987 — Carolyn Simon, Chair
The 1987 Owl Award went to Tyger Gilbert, editor of Greater Phoenix Mensa’s Much Ado About Mensa.

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual
Service 
Forvm, Central NJ Mensa  

Judy Higgins     
 
Editorial Achievement 
Momentum, New Hampshire Mensa

Treelady
 
Visual Presentation 
Mains’l, Maine Mensa

Dale Doughty
 
Calendar 
MOTS, Atlanta Mensa   

Richard Scholes 
 
Entertainment 
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa     

Bill Harvey  
 
Best Basics 
Much Ado About Mensa,
Greater Phoenix Mensa 

Tyger Gilbert
 
Original Art 
Momentum, New Hampshire Mensa  

Treelady
 
Essay - General 
Momentum, New Hampshire Mensa

Treelady  

Treelady
Essay - Mensa 
OMEN, Oregon Mensa   

William Carpenter 

May Minton
Humor 
Phoenix,
Western Pennsylvania Mensa    

Linda Valentine

Carole Treasure
Continuing Column 
Braegen, East Central Ohio Mensa 

Friend Kierstead 

Elizabeth Bendall
Best Small Group Newsletter 
Coqui, Puerto Rico Mensa  

David Saxon
 

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1986 — Joyce Lundeen, Chair
No Owl Award was presented in 1986 (no clear winner).

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual
Original Artwork 
Browbeat, Broward County Mensa 

Dan Rhea    

Lya Korda
Graphics 
Mains’l, Maine Mensa 

Dale Doughty
 
Service 
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa

Brenda ReVelle
 
Symmetry 
Capital-M, Metro Washington Mensa

Mary Matthews
 
Creative Writing 
The Oracle, Orange County Mensa      

Brenda ReVelle 

Will Williamson
Humor 
The Flame, Central Florida Mensa   

Fred Berg 

Men of Mensa Issue
Continuing Column 
M-Aura, North Texas Mensa 

Sandra Blaydes  

Pat Voelker
Calendar 
Informensa, Gulf Coast Mensa  

John Brisbin

John Adams
Gifted Children
Beacon, Boston Mensa     

Anne Lambert  

Paul Cook
Love of Language 
IMPRINT, Northern NJ Mensa  

Bill Fleet
 
General Entertainment 
Nexus, Upper East Tennessee Mensa 

Diane Doss 
 
Most Improved 
Mains’l, Maine Mensa   

Dale Doughty
 

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1985 — Wanda Jacobs, Chair
The 1985 Owl Award was again won by Richard Jones, editor of Gulf Coast Mensa’s Informensa.  In this year, the definitions of group sizes were revised.  Small groups (designated “S”) were those with up to 200 members; medium groups (“M”) had 201-900 members; and large groups (“L”) were those with more than 900 members.  Also, special posthumous awards were made to Don Armstrong for his artwork in Western PA Mensa’s Phoenix; and to Marie Halbert for her cooking column in Tampa Bay Sounding.

   Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual
Presentation & Style
L: M-Pathy
Southeast Michigan Mensa
Brenda Lewis    
  Mensan, San Diego Mensa  Maggie Sinram  
M: ECO-M Braegen
East Central Ohio Mensa
Christin Keck  
S: Beam
Binghampton/Endicott Mensa 
Barbara Merry  
  Nexus
Upper East Tennessee Mensa
Diane Doss  
Regular Contributors
L: Forvm, Central NJ Mensa   Judi Higgins  Allan Marain
  Media,
Connecticut & W Mass Mensa

Mary Sullivan 

Frank Smith
  Beacon, Boston Mensa Anne Haskins Lambert G. Andrew Maness
  LAMENT,
Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa 

Carolyn Simon 

Ruth Small
M: MIND, Indianapolis Mensa  Karen Bauernschmidt  Grace Falvey
  ECO-M Braegen
East Central Ohio Mensa
Christin Keck  Christin Keck
S: Nexus
Upper East Tennessee Mensa
Diane Doss  Naamen Brown
  Bob, Maumee Valley Mensa Thom &
Kayte Frushour 
Frog
  Simensays,
Southwest Idaho Mensa
Sandy Ogle I J Longeteig
  Smokies Signal
Smoky Mountain Mensa 
Micky Blakley Doug Myers    
Artwork
L: Forvm, Central N.J. Mensa  Judi Higgins Bernice Richmond
M: Browbeat
Broward County Mensa  
Dan Rhea  Lya Korda
S: (none)    
Creative Writing
L: The Oracle
Orange County Mensa 
Teri Lacher Bill Harvey
M: Browbeat, Broward Co. Mensa Dan Rhea Mike Carey
  MIND, Indianapolis Mensa   Karen Bauernschmidt Roy Olsen
S: M-Arillo, Amarillo Mensa  Jesse Shuffield
& Stuart Stoffle 
Don Henderson
Service to Mensa
  Wiscom, Milwaukee Mensa  F. Tessa Escamilla  
Service to Gifted Children
  Momentum
New Hampshire Mensa
Treelady  
Service to Their RG Participants  
  Nexus/Smokies Signal,
Upper East Tennessee Mensa 
Diane Doss  
Outstanding Achievement
L: Much Ado About Mensa,
Greater Phoenix Mensa 
Kent Van Cleave  
M: Tampa Bay Sounding
Tampa Bay Mensa
Evelyn Hallowell  
S: Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower Mensa
Judy Chandler  

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1984 — Gene McMahon, Chair
The 1984 Owl Award went to Richard Jones, editor of Gulf Coast Mensa’s Informensa.  A Special Mention was awarded for “Professionalism & Topical Issues” also to Informensa.

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual
Visual Presentation 
Palm-Mensa,
Palm Beach County Mensa    

Jack Ronin  
 
Artwork 
Palm-Mensa
Palm Beach County Mensa  

Jack Ronin
 
Regular Contributor 
MIND, Indianapolis Mensa 

Dean Eveland 

Teresa Marquand
Creative Writing 
Tampa Bay Sounding, Tampa Bay Mensa 

Evelyn Hallowell
 
Style 
Tampa Bay Sounding, Tampa Bay Mensa

Evelyn Hallowell
 
Participation 
Tampa Bay Sounding, Tampa Bay Mensa

Evelyn Hallowell
 
Service 
Wiscom, Milwaukee Mensa  

Maddie Rademan 
 

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1983 — Bob Abrahams, Chair
The Owl Award went to Mari Andersson, editor of San Diego Mensa’s Mensan.  Three Special Mention awards were made: “Most Improved” went to East Central Ohio Mensa’s Eco-M Braegen, Christin Keck, editor.  “Best Effort by Small Group” went to Puerto Rico Mensa’s Coqui, Jay Goldberg, editor.  Finally, “Best Special Issue” went to New Orleans Mensa’s La Plume du NOM, Bill Harrison, editor, for an issue honoring Orville Brandes.

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual
Artwork 
Mensan, San Diego Mensa 

Mari Andersson   
 
Visual Presentation 
Pamphlet, Piedmont Area Mensa  

Sheri Taylor
 
Regular Contribution 
Forvm, North Central NJ Mensa 

Bob Hendricks  

Allan Marain
Creative Writing 
Tampa Bay Sounding, Tampa Bay Mensa  

Cynthia Fisher
 
Style 
Graffiti, Cleveland Area Mensa   

Nancy Reller
 
Service 
Intelligencer,
San Francisco Regional Mensa  

Editorial Board     
 

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1982 — Susan Wantland, Publications Officer
The Owl Award went to Nancy Phelps, editor of Greater Phoenix Mensa’s Much Ado About Mensa.  A Special Mention award for the “Best New Newsletter” went to Puerto Rico Mensa’s Coqui, Marie Delgado Polanco, editor.

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual
Artwork 
Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower Mensa 

Wade Ward     

LaVena Kay Kidd
Articles & Essays
Graffiti, Cleveland Mensa  

Nancy Reller
 
Personality/Atmosphere 
Much Ado About Mensa,
Greater Phoenix Mensa 

Nancy Phelps
 
Service to Local Group 
LAMENT,
Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa  

Bob Abrahams
 
Editorial Style 
Much Ado About Mensa,
 Greater Phoenix Mensa     

Nancy Reller
 

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1981 — Virginia Long, Publications Officer
Again in 1981, there was no clear winner, so no Owl Award was presented.  A Special Mention for the “Best New Newsletter” went to Freed-M, Carl Napoli, editor.