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Tallahassee Area Mensa a local chapter of the High IQ Society, American Mensa. The Tallahassee area serves Florida from the Apalachicola River east through Taylor County including part of Madison County and even a bit of Dixie County. Our area is also the only area in all of Florida, Region 10 of American Mensa, to include a portion of Georgia. For a full view of the area we cover, visit our map.

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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

And the seasons shift - last week I had to turn the AC back on, last night I had to turn on the heat. Welcome to fall in Florida! If you have not yet voted in the election (the ballot was included in last month's newsletter) please take a moment to do so. You can email Carolyn Stimel ( directly with your vote or fill out and mail the paper ballot. Please do vote before December 15 so all votes can be counted. The critical component for all ballots is that the member number must be printed on the ballot so that Carolyn can verify only our members are casting ballots. If you don't know your number, you can find it several ways: 1) Your member number is on your mailing label if you get the print format of the newsletter. 2) If you log in to the National site and click on your name in the upper right corner, your member number is directly under your name in the profile details. 3) If you have your membership card, you number will be printed on it. 4) You can shoot me an email and I will give it to you. My thanks for taking the time to fulfill this important requirement for our group.

The emails and post cards for the Oral History project continue and there was enough of a member outcry about it, the issue has been placed on the agenda for the November meeting of the AMC. It will be interesting to see what actions, if any, are taken as a result of this project. I read that many members have participated and provided their stories, but it appears the number of people upset about the project are much higher.

An out-of-town friend recently came to town and was curious to see Tallahassee through the timeline of my personal history. We spent all day driving all over town with me showing him where I lived when I first came to town, all the places I had worked, places I loved to play and visit, etc. I went to places I had not been to in decades, so it was a fun trip down memory lane for me as well. It was also shocking to see some of the changes of which I had been unaware - like the Northwood Mall/Centre where I worked for many years is gone! The end that housed the old Publix and dry cleaner is still standing, everything else is gone. He was astonished by the traffic, but of course Friday afternoon in this town always seems to find everyone on the roads at the same time.

Our activities this month are reduced to the monthly dinner. The movie event would have fallen on the Thanksgiving weekend, and we decided to let that holiday stand on its own. In December it would fall on Christmas Day, so it will either be rescheduled to an earlier weekend in December or cancelled. Watch the web site and the next newsletter for the resolution of that to-be-determined mystery.

I was quite surprised recently when I went outside to fill the bird feeders to find a tiny baby opossum lying on the ground in my front yard. Mom was nowhere to be seen, nor could I find any other babies. An un-planned trip to the wildlife rescue organization followed. I was assured the orphan was old enough that he would likely survive and once he was ready to be released, they would put him back in this area. Perhaps he will come by at some point in the future to say hello and eat the sunflower seeds the birds and squirrels leave on the ground.

Hope to see you all at an event soon. Stay safe everyone!



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