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Community Activities Program, 2009

CAP recognizes groups that participate in activities that benefit their local communities. American Mensa extends its appreciation to the following four Local Groups that submitted their community-service projects:

Greater New York Mensa

  • Members brought donations for Toys for Tots to the group's annual Holiday Party.
  • The group collected clean, gently used winter coats for donation to NYCares.
  • The Give Back SIG has focused on volunteering at a soup kitchen to feed the needy this past year.

Piedmont Area Mensa

  • The group provides all of the judges for the Bethel Elementary School Science Fair. This year they judged more than 200 entries.
  • Members decorated a tree in Greenville's St. Francis Festival of Trees, the proceeds of which support the St. Francis Foundation in its care of children.
  • The group provided judges for the NCFCA state debating tournament.
  • The group gave out three $300 scholarships in memory of members who had recently passed.

Tucson Mensa provided age-appropriate reading material, coloring books and crayons to young patients at the Tucson Children's Clinics.

Oregon Mensa raised more than $1,000 for scholarships in the area. The major fund-raiser occurs at the RG, where they have a book sale, silent auction and a live auction.

American Mensa offers sincere thanks to each of these Local Groups for their dedication to community service and improving the world in which they live.