Official Submissions

The following is the campaign statement that I provided to the Election Committee. It is limited to 200 words. For more, please see the My Vision page.

I feel that Mensa is a dynamic and ever-changing organization. An RVC needs to be able to address changes with their region's members in mind. I believe that for members to be engaged in a group, they need to be aware of what is happening on multiple levels in the organization. I would like to see transparency from the board to the membership. As Mensans, we know we're smart, but if our members do not understand or have not been told why and how a decision was reached, they tend to think of board members as the ominous THEM who make not-smart decisions. I also think that an RVC must actively reach out to the members of their region in any way possible. Talking to actual members about what works and doesn't work within local groups is essential. RVCs should be able to bring best practices from their region's local groups into the national forum of the AMC. An RVC who doesn't know what the members of their region want is an empty position. If elected, I want to be that able communicator, providing my region with decisions to benefit the members as a whole.