Mensa Jargon

AG – Annual Gathering: An event hosted by local groups for the enjoyment of all members of American Mensa. Attendance is often over 2,000 members and friends.

AMC- American Mensa Committee: American Mensa’s Board of Directors, consisting of Mensa members who are either elected or appointed to oversee the functioning of American Mensa.

AML – American Mensa Ltd.: The name of the organization to which we all belong.

DVM – Delaware Valley Mensa: Our local group, founded in 1965, is one of the oldest groups in American Mensa. We currently have just under 1,000 members that reside in southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Proteus: Our local group’s newsletter.

LocSec: Also known as President of our local group.

M(‘s): Shorthand way to reference Mensa member(s).

MERF – Mensa Education & Research Foundation: now simply Mensa Foundation, empowers intelligence globally for the betterment of humanity, envisioning a society where intellectually gifted people are celebrated, nurtured, and supported.

MIL – Mensa International, Ltd.: Parent group for American Mensa.

RG – Regional Gathering: Weekend-long events hosted by local groups at various times throughout the year. Attendance is typically in the range of 50 to 250 members and friends.

RVC – Regional Vice Chair: An elected member that represents our region on the AMC and who helps groups in the region to prosper.

SIG – Special Interest Group: Groups of Mensa members who share a common interest and who usually produces their own newsletter above and beyond what DVM produces.

SIGHT – Service of Information Guidance and Hospitality to Travelers: A loose SIG that helps Mensa travelers meet, sightsee, find lodging, etc.

WG – World Gathering: Similar to the AG, only open to any Mensa member globally.

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