PRP 1995

1995


1995 — Linda Spellmon, Chair
Three Owl Awards were made in 1995, one to the best overall newsletter in the three size categories.  Also, the other award categories were significantly modified for the first time in seven years.  In addition, a large number of Individual Recognition Awards were announced in the Mensa Bulletin at the time the other nominations were announced.

 Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual

The Owl Award

Large Group
Mensagenda, Minnesota Mensa 

Lin Rockler
 
Medium Group
OMEN, Oregon Mensa

Michael Pearce
 
Small Group
Mind Bets, Southern Nevada Mensa

Carole Moran
 


Basic Services 

Calendar
The 4M, Manasota Mensa 

Dwight Gill
 
Reporting
MPHASIS, Greater New York Mensa

Ed Pell
 
Member Recognition
Braegen, East Central Ohio Mensa

David Busch
 


Editorial

Editorial Achievement
Mind Bets, Southern Nevada Mensa   

Carole Moran
 
Opinion Forum
Much Ado About Mensa,
Greater Phoenix Mensa

Patricia Arnold
 


Mensa Community

National
Mind Bets, Southern Nevada Mensa 

Carole Moran
 
Regional
Intelligencer,
San Francisco Regional Mensa

Dean Howard
 


Entertainment 

Most Entertaining
M-Press, Coastal Carolina Mensa  

Gil Krebs
 
Best Puzzles & Games
The 4M, Manasota Mensa

Dwight Gill     
 
Most Thought-Provoking
M-Tides, Tidewater Mensa   

Jeanie Lankes
 


Visual Presentation 

Layout/Simple
Much Ado About Mensa,
Greater Phoenix Mensa  

Patricia Arnold
 
Grammar
Beacon, Boston Mensa

Sue Thornburg
 


Honorable Mention

Cover Photos/Artwork
NOVA, Western Michigan Mensa

Theresa Zeman
 

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   Category/Newsletter  Editor(s)    Individual
 

Individual Recognition Award - Artwork

1. M-Anation,
  Maryland Mensa
Carol Baldwin Larissa Dillin
2. Media, Connecticut &
W Massachusetts Mensa
Rob &
Beth Bernobich
art
by Leona Bourassa
3. Informensa,
Gulf Coast Mensa
Michael McMillin art
by John Horrall
4. M-Pressions,
Central Iowa Mensa
Cheryl Laurent art
by Lisa Arment
5. The Oracle,
Orange County Mensa 
Elaine de Neef art
by Helen Geelings
6. Media, Connecticut &
W Massachusetts Mensa
Rob &
Beth Bernobich
cover art
by Beth Bernobich
7. The Kyosk,
Kentuckiana Mensa
Teresa Fisher cover art
March 1995
8. The Flame,
Central Florida Mensa 
Mary Louise Gaston Tommy Bragg


Individual Recognition Award - Continuing Column

1. Graffiti,
Cleveland Area Mensa
Mary Ann Terrigno “Straight Jacquet”
by David Jacquet
2. Braegen,
East Central Ohio Mensa
David Busch “Columny”
by David Busch
3. Mensan,
San Diego Mensa  
Brandi Hoffman “But I Digress”
by Bill Plachy
4. Of Mice and Mensa,
Monterey County Mensa
Ken Roberts “A Word to the Wise”
by Judy Burdick
5. Mensokie,
Central Oklahoma Mensa
Stan Alluisi “Nothing Continues
to Happen” by
Stan Alluisi
6. MPHASIS,
Greater New York Mensa
Ed Pell “Young Mensan’s
Page”
7. i.e.,
Inland Empire Mensa
Don Beatty
& Lynda Kay
“From Both Sides
of the House”
by Don Beatty
& Lynda Kay
8. Mid-Mensan,
Mid-Hudson Mensa
Ron McMurdy “Trivia Contest”
by Jim Jelacic
9. The Oracle,
Orange County Mensa
Elaine de Neef “Sinistra Manu” by
Johnny Automatic
& Mrs Fuji
10. MSLaneous,
St Louis Area Mensa
Susan Love “Imagination”
by Lisa Shea
11. Mensagenda,
Minnesota Mensa
Lin Rockler “Shifting Paradigms”
by Gene Stoneman
12. Mensagenda,
Minnesota Mensa
Lin Rockler “Blue River”
by Ray Voet


Individual Recognition Award - Essay

1. La Plume de NOM,
New Orleans Mensa
David Henry Sr “Ask Dr. Search”
by Dr. Frisken Search
2. Mensagenda,
Minnesota Mensa
Lin Rockler “Survival: Image”
by Ray Voet
3. Mensan,
San Diego Mensa
Brandi Hoffman “But I Digress”
by Bill Plachy
(July ’94)
4. Momentum,
New Hampshire Mensa
Treelady “Hugs Pleez”
by Richard Writer
5. ChiMe,
Chicago Area Mensa
Deborah Dimond “Cold”
by Richard Stein
6. M-Aura,
North Texas Mensa
Daniel Chenault “Blind Racism”
by Kathy McWhorter
7. M-Anation,
Maryland Mensa
Carol Baldwin “The Intelligent
Believer: A Paradox
or Not?”
by Phillip A Stahl  
8. Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa
Christopher Thomas “Ferry Tales:
Landing in
La-La Land” 
by Tom Reesor
9. Informensa,
Gulf Coast Mensa
Michael McMillin “Dumb Animals”
by Diane Statham
10. IMPRINT
Northern NJ Mensa
Karl Zero “The Human Side/
Change Happens:
What Direction
for NNJM?”
by David Geiger
11. Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa
Christopher Thomas “Ben Thinkin’/
Let’s Get Real
About Drugs”
by Ben Crumpton


Individual Recognition Award - Theme Issue

1. Armadillo Literary Gazette,
Lonestar Mensa
Jim Tarsi “Vegetarian”
2. Mind Bets,
Southern Nevada Mensa
Carole Moran “Love Stories”
3. Informensa,
Gulf Coast Mensa
Michael McMillin “My Pet is the Best”
4. Informensa,
Gulf Coast Mensa
Michael McMillin “Words to Live By”


Individual Recognition Award - Humor

1. M-Press,
Coastal Carolina Mensa
Gil Krebs cartoons by
Jim “Catfish” Brown
2. MVM-Pire,
Maumee Valley Mensa 
Carol Allport “Uncharted”
by Donald Swaby
3. Mension,
Mid-America Mensa 
Susan Ramsdell “The Truth of
the Matter”
by Warren Walker
4. MPHASIS,
Greater New York Mensa 
Ed Pell “Ask Miss Fortune”
(Jan./Feb. issue)
5. The Flame,
Central Florida Mensa
Mary Louise Gaston “Fractured French”
by Catherine Rock
(reprinted)
6. The Flame,
Central Florida Mensa
Mary Louise Gaston “Lies and Rumors”
by George Trepal
7. Mensokie,
Central Oklahoma Mensa 
Stan Alluisi “The Clinton/
English Dictionary”
by Chris Kavanaugh
8. The Oracle,
Orange County Mensa  
Elaine de Neef “Caucasian
Reproductive Hazards”
by Alan M
Schwartz
9. MPHASIS,
Greater New York Mensa 
Ed Pell “Ask Miss Information
by Edie O. Savant”
by Ed Pell
10. M-PORT,
South Coast Mensa
Katcha Shiver
  
“GLUL-GAL-LAGST”
by Dave Thomas
11. Redwood Mpire News,
Redwood Empire Mensa
Chod Harris “Personality Types”
by Bill Zigo &
Alan Hauck

  
Individual Recognition Award - Fiction or Poetry

1. Col-M,  
Columbus Area Mensa
Dick Nuenke “Chuck the Chicken”
by Barbara Kraft
2. M-Pulse,
Dayton Area Mensa
Clement Lokai “Suburbia”
by Katherine Kunz
3. MVM-Pire,
Maumee Valley Mensa
Carol Allport “Uncharted”
by Donald Swaby
4. Intelligencer,
San Francisco Regional Mensa
Dean Howard “Editorial”
by Bill Holden
5. i.e.,
Inland Empire Mensa  
Don Beatty
& Lynda Kay
“The Gauntlet”
by Bari Bet
6. Braegen,
East Central Ohio Mensa
David Busch “An Ice Play
to Play” by
Mary A Turzillo
7. Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa 
Christopher Thomas “Concentration
Camp” by
Phoebe Solomon
8. M-Tides,
Tidewater Mensa
Jeanie Lankes “Destiny” by JDC
9. Intelligencer,
San Francisco Regional Mensa 
Dean Howard “The Beginning”
by Robert Witham
10. Tampa Bay Sounding,
Tampa Bay Mensa 
Christopher Thomas “Holding On,
Letting Go”
by Ed Kelley
11. Mind Bets,
Southern Nevada Mensa
Carole Moran “The Dance”
by Chris Cain
12. Browbeat,
Broward Mensa 
Merrell Fortner “Lifetime Pass”
by Phyllis Franklin
13. Mind Bets,
Southern Nevada Mensa
Carole Moran “July, Desert City”
by Modene Reed

  
Individual Recognition Award - Special Mention Awards

1. MPHASIS,
Greater New York Mensa 
Ed Pell “Young Mensan’s
Page”
2. NOVA,
Western Michigan Mensa
Theresa Zeman cover photography
3. Mensokie,
Central Oklahoma Mensa 
Stan Alluisi “Mensa Angst”
by Jon Lundeen
4. MVM-Pire,
Maumee Valley Mensa
Carol Allport “Nobility”
by Kathy McWhorter
(reprinted)
5. M-Anation,
Maryland Mensa
Carol Baldwin owl butterfly
cover by
Larissa Dillin