SFRM Frequently Asked Questions

I’m new to SFRM – is there a handbook for new members? A history of SFRM?

Welcome to SFRM!  Learn more about SFRM from our Member Handbook.


What if my Intelligencer is late?

Report late issues (received after the 7th of the month of issue) to the U.S. Postal Service, using the postal claim form available at your post office, USPS Form 4314-c; send a photocopy to the Business Manager for follow-up. If you do not receive a copy by the 5th of the month, or if your copy is incomplete or damaged, call or e-mail the Business Manager for a replacement.

If you e-mail or leave a message on an answering machine, be sure to include your complete address.


Where is the Intelligencer online?

For security reasons, we do not make our newsletter available on the Web. Many of our contributors would not consent to the inclusion of their phone numbers or home addresses in theIntelligencer if that personal information would also appear on the Internet, no matter what precautions we might take to prevent unauthorized access.

However, those people do not object to the same information being sent point to point via e-mail. Therefore, we can offer e-mail delivery of the Intelligencer. This is an optional service for members of SFRM who are also subscribers to the SFRM M2M Communications Service. All members of SFRM are encouraged to subscribe to the Service, and may request e-mail delivery of the Intelligencer at the same time. Contact the National Office to opt out of receiving the paper Intelligencer by mail.


Where is the Members Only Section?

Any information that we wish to offer to our members only, such as a copy of our local bylaws, is available through the SFRM M2M Service.  All members of SFRM are encouraged to subscribe.


Who do I contact for … ?

See our list of officers here.


How can the local group contact me?

If you have provided your e-mail address to the National Office, then we have it, but we do not broadcast to that list of addresses for any routine purposes. There is often information you might want brought to your attention, such as when a scheduled event that you would drive clear across the Bay Area to attend has been rescheduled or relocated. Information that is too late for publication in the Intelligencer can still reach you through the SFRM M2M Service. All members of SFRM are encouraged to subscribe to the Service.


Is there an online discussion and notification service?

All online discussions and notification services occur through our member-to-member communication service.


I’d like to bring my child to an event. Do I need to sign a release form?

Parents/Guardians: for each minor you bring to an event, please complete and bring the Parental Permission Release Minors form.


What should I do if I move?

Anytime you move, please notify the National Office at . See the American Mensa website for additional contact information. We always get your address from them.


Where is the roster online?

Mensa members can login to the American Mensa site and access the member directory under the ‘connect’ tab.


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