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Irish Mensa governs its internal affairs by means of an elected [[Irish Mensa Committee]].
 
Irish Mensa governs its internal affairs by means of an elected [[Irish Mensa Committee]].
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There has regularly been disagreement between the IMC and the [[BMC]] over the degree and terms of autonomy accorded Irish Mensa. Generally the BMC position seems to have been that Irish Mensa is welcome to remain as a Region of British Mensa, or would be given all friendship and assistance if it decided it wished to become a separate [[National Mensa]]. The IMC position seems less clear with it sometimes appearing to want to be seen as separate and to have more of members' subscription monies than other regions get, while still continuing to have the benefits of being part of the larger group including British Mensa's [[Mensa Magazine]]. However, this position seems to vary over the years as the makeup of the committee changes. Currently the group is simply a Region of BM but is said by some members to have built up some additional financial reserves from a time when they succeeded in getting special treatment.
  
 
== Chairman ==
 
== Chairman ==
The Chairman of the IMC, currently [[Maureen Guthrie]], is not and does not act as a [[Regional Officer]].
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The Chairman of the IMC, currently [[Maureen Guthrie]], acts as the [[Regional Officer]].
  
 
Past chairmen:
 
Past chairmen:
 
* Geoff Owens
 
* Geoff Owens
* Clare O Beara
 
* Cyndy Cotton
 
 
* Judy Hewitt
 
* Judy Hewitt
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== Impress ==
 
== Impress ==
The newspaper of Irish Mensa is titled Impress ('''I'''rish '''M'''ensa '''press''').
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The [[regional newsletter]] is titled Impress ('''I'''rish '''M'''ensa '''press''').
  
 
== Honourary President ==
 
== Honourary President ==

Revision as of 12:13, 16 December 2007

Irish Mensa is an administrative region of British Mensa, and covers both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (a province of the United Kingdom). As such it is unusual in covering more than one country.


Irish Mensa Committee

Irish Mensa governs its internal affairs by means of an elected Irish Mensa Committee.

There has regularly been disagreement between the IMC and the BMC over the degree and terms of autonomy accorded Irish Mensa. Generally the BMC position seems to have been that Irish Mensa is welcome to remain as a Region of British Mensa, or would be given all friendship and assistance if it decided it wished to become a separate National Mensa. The IMC position seems less clear with it sometimes appearing to want to be seen as separate and to have more of members' subscription monies than other regions get, while still continuing to have the benefits of being part of the larger group including British Mensa's Mensa Magazine. However, this position seems to vary over the years as the makeup of the committee changes. Currently the group is simply a Region of BM but is said by some members to have built up some additional financial reserves from a time when they succeeded in getting special treatment.

Chairman

The Chairman of the IMC, currently Maureen Guthrie, acts as the Regional Officer.

Past chairmen:

  • Geoff Owens
  • Judy Hewitt


Impress

The regional newsletter is titled Impress (Irish Mensa press).

Honourary President

Judy Hewitt is the Honourary President of Irish Mensa.