Contact Member

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Some of British Mensa's regional groups have the post of Contact Member, which is similar to Local Secretary.

A Contact Member is a point of contact for members in an area, typically a city, but who is not expected to run meetings or otherwise manage a local group.

Some regions (East Midlands, for example) decline to adopt this post since it is argued it creates a confusing structure for new members to understand, and is based on a fallacy that Local Secretaries have a duty to run meetings. In fact the job descriptions are very similar, and there is no requirement for Locsecs to host events, they are mainly there to be a local point of contact for members. The large majority of Locsecs do in fact run meetings, hence the popular misunderstanding.