A letter from the Local Secretary

Fellow BC Islands Mensans:

A while ago, I asked you to mark your calendars for a special event to welcome new members and thank our volunteers. Now, I would like to provide you with some more details.

The event will be held in the mezziane room at Moxie’s on Yates (1-1010 Yates St. Victoria, BC). This is a semi-private room, with a balcony overlooking the main floor of the restaurant.

Come at 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 19.

We will have a hybrid buffet/cocktail-style service, which is intended to encourage a lot of mingling. Full-meal portions will be served. The $22.00 price is inclusive of taxes and gratuity – excluding alcoholic drinks. There will be a cash bar for alcoholic drinks.

The menu includes:

  • Fresh vegetable platter (V)
  • Garden Salad (V)
  • Bruschetta (V)
  • Med-bread (V)
  • Lettuce wraps (V)
  • Potstickers (V)
  • Rustic Italian Pizza
  • Chicken wings
  • Wild mushroom Pizza (V)
  • Margherita pizza (V)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks (V)
  • Fruit platter (V)
  • Cake(s) (V)

            (V) = vegetarian dish

In addition, special dietary needs will be accommodated – RSVP to indicate what those are, so that arrangements can be made in advance.

This event will be an opportunity for us all to meet our newer members – and vice versa. The recent “Dexter Report” recommended that we make a special effort to make new members feel welcome. The follow-up survey confirmed very strong support for that recommendation. In the future, we will welcome new members as they join – this event will help bring us up to date. Come and meet old friends – and make new ones!

We will also be thanking long-standing volunteers -- volunteers, who made significant contributions to Mensa and our Chapter, in the years prior to 2013. In the future, we will be thanking volunteers annually (at least); but, we need to ensure that past service is acknowledged; therefore, we will be looking to the past on September 19. These volunteers (without whom, there would be no BCIM today) will receive an award and a small gift, as a token of appreciation.

In addition, there will be some puzzle challenges, and small prizes.

This event is not limited to Mensa members – guests are very welcome, and encouraged.

In order to help with final planning, RSVP by return email. Please indicate how many will be in your party, and whether there are any special dietary requirements.

I hope to see you there!

Richard Lloyd
BC Islands Mensa Local Secretary