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The Second Saturday meetup will happen after the second Saturday of June. :D

Join us at the afters Espresso & Desserts at Tomas Morato, Quezon City for some coffee, cake, gelato and some talk regarding activities for gifted kids.

As usual, it's an informal event. Come as you are. Pay for your own food and drink. If you just passed the last Mensa exam, do come and join us! Meet the rest of the members.

Do sign up for the Subsequent Second Saturday meetup athttp://mensaphilippines.doorkeeper.jp/events/1358 so we know you're coming!

See you there!
The Second Saturday meetup will happen after the second Saturday of June. :D. Join us at the afters Espresso & Desserts at Tomas Morato, Quezon City for some coffee, cake, gelato and some talk reg...
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Now live on UStream! Roundtable discussion on the K-12 program.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mensaphilippines
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Guess what? We're having our Annual Gathering on February 11!

Come join us at the MENSA ANNUAL GATHERING - 2-in-1 on 2/11!

We'll have a roundtable discussion about the Department of Education's planned -- and very controversial -- K+12 program. After which we go straight into our annual gathering event.

Visit the link below for more information and to register your attendance!
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From Art Ilano (President, Mensa Philippines)

Suspicious Second Saturday's snippets (Dec 11, 2011)

Thanks to everyone who showed up at yesterday's Suspicious Second Saturday event at Baang Coffee Club. It was a day of horrible, horrible traffic, so this makes your going even more extra special!

Nice to see lots of fresh faces (and freshly scrubbed old faces). And we had a pleasant time pondering strategies for next year.

Bottom line: Next year will be BIG.

For nearly twenty years now, Mensa Philippines has been a charming place to be in, but it was mostly a place for thoughts, thinking and discussion. We'd meet, we'd talk, we'd exchange ideas, and for the longest time, this was essentially what Mensa was about, and many were content with this. Because for many, just finding fellow souls who could understand them and interact with was great enough.

But we've always struggled with that eternal question of "So, what do Mensans do?"

Well, 2012 will be the year of action. Next year will see Mensa Philippines going boldly back in time to pick up where the founders of the original Mensa organization sought to go: namely, let's start changing the world.

So we have a few projects lined up for you all!

- Annual Gathering, January 28 (yes, I'm putting my foot down on the date). Because, you know, we need to have one!

- Summer Educational Project! We will be reaching out to the schools that need our help! Mensans will serve as resource persons, teaching and pitching in to help enhance the knowledge of those in schools that need all the help they can get. We still haven't finalized the mechanics yet, but I'm glad we have Mars and Nes and a couple other folks who want to head this up. This is going to be a fantastic project! And we'll set a committee meeting first thing next year!

- K+12 Policy Advocacy. The Department of Education's K+12 program is being readied for mobilization, but the Department may need our help (well, actually, we assume they do) in establishing the right kind of curriculum for key subjects. Calling all education-oriented Mensans! This is one worthy cause to get into!

- Project Tree. This is something I brought up at the start, and it basically serves as a symbolic project to tell the world what a Mensa project looks like. Specifically, it's tackling a real world problem, but done with the special Mensa touch of thinking outside the box. The problem: tree planting is nice, but it takes years for trees to grow. The possible solution: Let's create "artificial" trees! And the fun part comes in designing these low-cost, low maintenance deconstructed "trees" (what materials to use, design, plants, etc.) that we can then pitch to government agencies such as the MMDA. And it looks like we're gonna have a team for this as well!

And this is just the first salvo! From here on, we want to see Mensa Philippines becoming a very influential force in improving the world that we live in. And we will be doing it through sheer brainpower, because that's what makes Mensa different from any other organization out there.

Back in the 1940s, a couple of English barristers put together Mensa with the idealistic premise that if you put the world's brightest minds together, then the world's problems can be solved. That vision has always remained a pipe dream everywhere in the world. But maybe it's time that we did something to make it real. And maybe Mensa Philippines will be the perfect place to start this ball rolling! :)

Let's all have fun, start thinking big, and roll up your shirt sleeves! Next year marks the start of the action phase for Mensa Philippines!

Art

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Fixing the new website. We'll get back to you in a bit!
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Are there any members of the Philippines Mensa who know the Arabic origins of their Script and Writing? Magellan died on this island because he tried to force everyone with Soldiers and Swords to convert to Christianity. ~ It turns our Genetic Haploid group C-M130 sailed from Saudi Arabia and arrived there first. Mister Pigafetta who was with Magellan, knew Arabic (He was half arabic) and made notes in the Ships log where he and the locals wrote messages back and forth to each other. He realized the Philipine Tribe People who could not be bribed spoke a dialect of Arabic that could be understood through similar writing.

I've always been concerned about this. Our Vice President to Theodore Roosevelt around 1900, a man by the name Taft sailed to the Philippines. He was into Zionism and KKK ideas (Ku Klux Klan). He made the First movie played in the White House, "Birth of a Nation". It was a white poor movie that slandered the Africans. They changed the name of the "Presidential Mansion", to the "White' House". And made the first presidential car the "White" Steam car.

Anyways, they were really racist.
1. So does anyone know what Taft did in the Philippines?
2. Does anyone who the Arabic history of your Island?
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From our Mensa Philippines President +Art Ilano :

* * * Mensa Annual Gathering * * *

MENSA BY-LAWS

Section 4c. ... A member shall have the [duty and responsibility] to attend all business meetings, official activities or functions of the association.

We have just one major official business meeting every year, and that is the Annual Gathering.

This year, our Mensa Annual Gathering shall be held this NOVEMBER 17 at the Bellagio 1, 1st Avenue, Global City, Taguig. This is the large structure behind the Burgos Circle.

Registration starts at 6:30pm, with the proceedings commencing at 7:00pm.

As a Mensa member (or renewing member), you are obligated to be there
because this is the one event where you get to vote on important matters
(if any), meet the general Mensa membership, and get to know what is going on and what the plans are for Mensa next year, so that you can duly participate, contribute, and be a true part of the Mensa experience.

Okay, now that we have appealed to your sense of duty and responsibility, here comes the good news...

IT'S GOING TO BE FUN!

The 2012 Annual Gathering shall celebrate:
- 20 years of Mensa Philippines,
- a belated Halloween,
- an advanced Thanksgiving,
- an even more advanced Christmas, AND
- the impending Mayan Calendar Armageddon!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Mensa Philippines armAGgathering!

We're going to party like it's the end of the world! (With business thrown in for good measure, just in case the world still goes on afterwards.)

Brace yourselves for a night of Mensa-style mingling, dancing, and drinks (for those who aren't minors, of course)!

We have no less than the popular DJ Arra providing us with our dance tracks for the night! Early-comers also get to have their pictures taken with DJ Arra (look her up, people)!

We have food catered courtesy of Paella Express!

Plus free-flowing beer! (Don't worry, Mensans are responsible drinkers.
Right, Mensans?)

Most important, you get to meet and mingle with Mensa members past and present... in an environment that will force you to meet and mingle!

Be there. It's for both business and pleasure. And it may be your last! :)
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Mensa Philippines goes Partypocalyptic!

Calling all Mensa members: Come join us at our 2012 Annual Gathering! And it ain't going to be some fuddy duddy gathering. We're going to party like it's the end of the world! We're even having Hot DJ Arra over to spin some wicked tunes for us.

So come on and join us! Let us know you're coming over. Door fee for members is 300 pesos. Your guests can come in for 500 pesos per.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
ArmAGgathering
Sat, November 17, 2012, 5:30 AM
The Event Room, Bellagio 1, 1st Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (Burgos Circle)

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You want to come in for free? If you're on Facebook, head over to the link and tag yourself on the photo! Then share it on your facebook wall! We'll randomly draw a lucky winner before November 17. :D

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3933600858596&set=a.1660892522308.80272.1237030968&type=1&theater
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MENSA ANNOUNCES QUALIFYING TEST ON MAY 12 (SATURDAY) AT ASCOTT MAKATI

Do you want to be in the same group as SF writer Isaac Asimov, astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams and actress Geena Davis? Then join Mensa!

Mensa Philippines – the Philippine chapter of the first and largest high IQ society in the world – will be holding a qualifying test on May 12, 2012 (Saturday) at the Belgium Room, 7/F Ascott Makati, at Glorietta 4, Makati City.

Tests start from 1:00pm until 4:00pm; and interested test-takers can walk in any time during these hours (some waiting may apply depending on availability of venue seats). The Mensa test typically takes 40 minutes to complete.

Scoring in the top two percentile of the Mensa test is the only prerequisite to becoming a Mensa member.

The test fee is Php500; and test-takers should bring a valid ID with photo. Undergrad students are entitled to a discounted fee of Php300, but only if they bring a valid school ID.

Mensa Philippines also requires that test-takers be 14 years of age and above.

Mensa has over 100,000 members in over 80 countries worldwide.

Mensa International -- www.mensa.org

Mensa Philippines -- www.mensa.ph

Mensa Philippines on Yahoo --http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mensaphilopen
Mensa Philippines on Facebook --www.facebook.com/groups/MensaPhil
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新年快乐 恭喜发财
xīn nián kuài lè! gōng xǐ fā cái

Happy Chinese New Year! We wish you with prosperity!
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Psst! Did you know there's a Facebook Group for M-Stanford-Online SIG in +Mensa Philippines? It's for all those who are taking up the free online classes given by Stanford University!

Here's one of the available subjects. If you want to know what else is there, just scroll down their site.
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We're the Philippine branch of Mensa International, the High IQ Society, and our goal is to be a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. We welcome people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.