Designer, visionary, team captain, connector, and friend. Mary Susan has been all of these to each of us. From welcoming new members to their first event, then somehow immediately charming them into 3-4 hours a week of volunteer writing work, to fighting for dollars to build the infrastructure Mensa Canada needs for the long term, that’s our fearless leader. Mary Susan combines head and heart in her leadership style. She brings out the best in each of us. She is the best of us. Thank you, Mary Susan, for your leadership and more importantly, your friendship.
Becomes member of Mensa Canada
Wins design contest for rebranding of Mensa Canada’s print materials, her design is still in use in 2020
Elected VP Communications
Created Social Media Team, Web Team, and Technical Advisory Team
Establishes groups for Young Mensans and Young Adult Mensans
Wins first President’s Award
Three of four President’s Awards for the year won by members of MSM’s teams
Awarded the Secular Sainthood Award for volunteer service above and beyond all reasonable expectations
Lead Mensa Canada’s member survey, which received a 50% response rate and informed Mensa Canada’s strategic direction and priorities. Of 300 respondents interested in volunteering, 60 connected with such areas as: MC Scholarship Programme, Social Media Team, Web Team, Gifted Youth, and various local groups.
Microsoft Office 365 grant secured with value of approximately $20,000 per year, Mensa Canada collaboration platform launched
Google Ads grant secured with value of up to US $10,000 monthly, resulting in increased traffic to Mensa Canada website
Mensa Germany adopts Mensa Canada’s custom designed website theme for use in their own website redesign, with support from the Canadian web team
Launched the Mensa Canada Blog featuring guest contributors to the website
Wins second President’s Award