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Irish Mensa is an administrative [[British Mensa#Regions|Part]] 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.
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Irish Mensa is an administrative part (perhaps not quite a normal [[British Mensa#Regions|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.
  
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Irish Mensa was formed prior to the formation of regions within BM, and is therefore constituted, administered and run differently to the regions. ''(The detail of this section, on how IM is different to a region, needs expanding. If you know the story, please add it.)'' Sometimes the [[BMC]] of the day hasn't been fully sensitive to this difference, and over the years there have often been discussions between the IMC and the BMC over the degree and terms of autonomy accorded Irish Mensa.
  
== Irish Mensa Committee ==
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Some British Mensa directors have approached this with the view that Irish Mensa is welcome to remain as a part of British Mensa as a normal region, or would be given all friendship and assistance if it decided it wished to become a separate [[National Mensa]], but that they shouldn't try to cherry-pick between aspects of the two.
  
Irish Mensa governs its internal affairs by means of an elected [[Irish Mensa Committee]].
 
  
There has regularly been discussions 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 part of British Mensa, (Irish Mensa was formed prior to the formation of regions within BM, and is therefore constituted, administered and run differently to the 'regions' of BM), or would be given all friendship and assistance if it decided it wished to become a separate [[National Mensa]] (***This has NEVER be any part of any discussions between BMC and IMC, at least not in the past 15 years***).( ***Message to Andy Farrell your stating that the position of british mensa "seems to be" is quite clearly not based on any fact whatsoever but your own personal supposition***) 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 regions get (*** again this is only personal supposition ***) , 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 (***Although not according to the Irish Mensa Committee, and I can state that as fact having studied the IMC minutes covering some 20 odd years***). Currently the group is a reconised INTEGRAL PART of BM (according to AND AGREED by both IMC and BMC) but is said by some members to have built up some additional financial reserves (***again to Andy this appears to be personal supposition,  AS a Director of Irish MENSA I can refute this as untrue and therefore by you stating it on a website puruorting to be factual is a mistake, I'll leave you to correct this***) (***I have known you Andy for some years now,I have always thought of you as an honest and dilligent worker who would be precise in your facts so I am somewhat surprised that you would insist on publishing untruths on this website, I only edited them out to save you face, i know as well as you that to publish factual innacuracies is difficult to avoid but to then republish them when you know them to be wrong is astounding to say the least but I'm sure you have the fortitude and honesty to re-edit to reflect the actual facts***)(*** oh and apologies for having to write this on the actual site but I couldn't seem to reply to your message***)  (*** one other thing I've just noticed you have left my name out of the list of past directors of BM, was that another error or a deliberate omision? ***)
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== Irish Mensa Committee ==
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Irish Mensa governs its internal affairs by means of an elected [[Irish Mensa Committee]], four of whom retire by rotation in May 2008.<ref>Impress January 2008, p3</ref>
  
 
== Chairman ==
 
== Chairman ==
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Past chairmen:
 
Past chairmen:
* Geoff Owens
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* [[Gowens|Geoff Owens]]
 
* Clare O'Beara
 
* Clare O'Beara
 
* Cyndy Cotton
 
* Cyndy Cotton
 
* Judy Hewitt
 
* Judy Hewitt
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== President ==
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The elected President of Irish Mensa is [[Judy Hewitt]], whose term ends in May 2008<ref>Impress January 2008, p3</ref>.
  
 
== Impress ==
 
== Impress ==
The newsletter of Irish Mensa is titled Impress ('''I'''rish '''M'''ensa '''press''').
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The newsletter of Irish Mensa is titled Impress ('''I'''rish '''M'''ensa '''press'''), and is edited by an elected Regional Editor.
 
 
== President ==
 
  
[[Judy Hewitt]] is the elected President of Irish Mensa.
 
  
  
 
[[Category:Local groups]]
 
[[Category:Local groups]]

Revision as of 02:27, 21 December 2007

Irish Mensa is an administrative part (perhaps not quite a normal 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 was formed prior to the formation of regions within BM, and is therefore constituted, administered and run differently to the regions. (The detail of this section, on how IM is different to a region, needs expanding. If you know the story, please add it.) Sometimes the BMC of the day hasn't been fully sensitive to this difference, and over the years there have often been discussions between the IMC and the BMC over the degree and terms of autonomy accorded Irish Mensa.

Some British Mensa directors have approached this with the view that Irish Mensa is welcome to remain as a part of British Mensa as a normal region, or would be given all friendship and assistance if it decided it wished to become a separate National Mensa, but that they shouldn't try to cherry-pick between aspects of the two.


Irish Mensa Committee

Irish Mensa governs its internal affairs by means of an elected Irish Mensa Committee, four of whom retire by rotation in May 2008.[1]

Chairman

The Chairman of the IMC, is currently Maureen Guthrie

Past chairmen:

President

The elected President of Irish Mensa is Judy Hewitt, whose term ends in May 2008[2].

Impress

The newsletter of Irish Mensa is titled Impress (Irish Mensa press), and is edited by an elected Regional Editor.

  1. Impress January 2008, p3
  2. Impress January 2008, p3