Mary Susan’s Highlights in Mensa Canada

Portrait of Mary Susan MacDonaldDesigner, 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.

1991

Becomes member of Mensa Canada

2011

Wins design contest for rebranding of Mensa Canada’s print materials, her design is still in use in 2020

2012

Elected VP Communications

Created Social Media Team, Web Team, and Technical Advisory Team

Establishes groups for Young Mensans and Young Adult Mensans

2013

Wins first President’s Award

2014

Mary Susan MacDonald with Jennifer Albu and Mallora Rayner
At the 2015 AG with Jennifer Albu and Mallora Rayner

Three of four President’s Awards for the year won by members of MSM’s teams

2015

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.

2016

Microsoft Office 365 grant secured with value of approximately $20,000 per year, Mensa Canada collaboration platform launched

2017

Google Ads grant secured with value of up to US $10,000 monthly, resulting in increased traffic to Mensa Canada website

2018

Mensa Germany adopts Mensa Canada’s custom designed website theme for use in their own website redesign, with support from the Canadian web team

2019

Launched the Mensa Canada Blog featuring guest contributors to the website

Wins second President’s Award

Mary Susan MacDonald with Jennifer Albu and Huguette Lamontagne and their 2015 Secular Sainthood Awards
2015 Secular Sainthood Award Winners – Mary Susan MacDonald with Jennifer Albu and Huguette Lamontagne
Mary Susan MacDonald and other judges with contestants in background
Judging the 2018 Mr. Mensa Canada Pageant