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Borderline Mensa

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 Class V Group of the Year
No longer the only eight time Group of the Year in Mensa
Congratulations Chicago Area Mensa!


Borderline Mensa members at the 2006
                          Relay For Life Front row: Wendy Banks, Jean
                          Hodgson, Mary Hanawalt, Janis Dodson. Back
                          Row: Mike Banks, Mike Smith, Stephen Wilhelm,
                          Rich Bruso, Donne Puckle. Lurking in the back:
                          Doug Miller

Borderline Mensa members at the 2006 Relay For Life
Front row: Wendy Banks, Jean Hodgson, Mary Hanawalt,
Janis Dodson.
Back Row: Mike Banks, Mike Smith, Stephen Wilhelm,
Rich Bruso, Donne Puckle.
Lurking in the back: Doug Miller

Welcome to the Borderline Mensa Website. The name of our group refers to our proximity to the border between the United States and Mexico. (And not to our test scores. Yes, we've heard that one before.) We have a small local group, but we are quite active. We ended the membership year on March 31st with 89 members. In June of 1996 we had just 29 members so we have tripled in size in the past 10 years!

We have a monthly dinner meeting, sometimes with a speaker, and a monthly lunch meeting. Most members bring a spouse or prospective member so we get between twelve and sixteen people at our lunch & dinner meetings. Happy Hour attendance varies between four people and fifteen people with ages ranging from 24 to over 80.





We take part in the Mensa Foundation Scholarship program, CultureQuest®, Group of the Year, Publications Recognition Program, Community Activities, Mensa Testing Day, and in 2005 we hosted the Mensa Colloquium.

Our main center of activity is Sierra Vista; a town of about 43,000 that is adjacent to Fort Huachuca which is home to the Military Intelligence Center as well as the Electronic Proving Ground. Other towns in our area are the interesting little town of Bisbee "Queen of the Copper Camps" and Tombstone "The Town Too Tough to Die".

We live in the Chiricahuan Desert, which is a high, grass desert. We have several beautiful mountain ranges. The climate here is great. Because of the elevation it does not get too hot, the nights are cool and, of course, "it's a dry heat." We get snow on the mountains in winter but just the occasional sprinkle in town. We welcome you to visit us.


Contact Information
Title Officer Mensa Email
Local Secretary Fred Baer LocSec@borderline.us.mensa.org
Assistant Local Secretary Rita Johnson-Aronna  AsstLocSec@borderline.us.mensa.org
Secretary Sarah Schaffer Secretary@borderline.us.mensa.org
Treasurer Paul Soper Treasurer@borderline.us.mensa.org
Editor Ken Carpenter Editor@borderline.us.mensa.org
Ombudsman Donne Puckle Ombudsman@borderline.us.mensa.org
Proctor Donne Puckle Proctor@borderline.us.mensa.org
Scholarship Chair Linda Carpenter Scholarship@borderline.us.mensa.org
SIGHT Coordinator Martha Montevallo SIGHT@borderline.us.mensa.org
Membership Officer Open
Webmaster Fred Baer Webmaster@borderline.us.mensa.org@





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