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Dayton Area Mensa's purpose is to provide opportunities for social and intellectual networking and fellowship among our diverse membership. We host a variety of monthly and yearly events that include meals at area restaurants, museum tours, discussion groups, games night, book club, an annual picnic, and our March Regional Gathering (RG).

The goal of this website is to provide information for both members and visitors. Should you wish to make a suggestion to edit or add content to one of the pages in this site, please feel free to click on the Site Comments To: link at the bottom right of the page to email your suggestion to the Webmaster.

To Our Visitors: Welcome. Feel free to explore the site for information About Us, About Mensa and the Dayton Area, and the process for Joining Mensa. Should you have further questions, please use the Contact Us Page to request additional information. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page you may wish to visit.

To Our Members: We hope you will use this site as your primary resource for keeping up with Dayton Area Mensa's Upcoming Events, Latest News, or making contact with your Steering Committee and other volunteers. There is useful information contained in our recently published Membership Handbook. You may also visit the Dayton Area Mensa Facebook Page by selecting the Facebook icon in the Social Media group of links in the upper right corner of this page.

Upcoming Events

calendar Check the Upcoming Events tab below to keep up to date on what's happening around Dayton Area Mensa and when. The Calendar Page also lists the events, many with interactive maps so that you know where you're going.

Interested in Joining Mensa?

Join The Joining Mensa Page has all of the information you need to apply for membership in Mensa. The page has links to American Mensa's testing and membership information. Watch the Calendar Page for testing dates and locations.

Dayton Area Mensa's Regional Gathering

events Our annual Regional Gathering is a time for getting together for fun, food, fellowship, and speakers. Don't miss out on our RG, which is at the Hotel Dayton on the first weekend of April. Be sure to register early to take advantage of the discounts. We hope to see you there.

Benefits of Mensa Membership

benefits Membership has its benefits. The Membership Benefits Page lists many of them and has a link to the American Mensa Benetifs and Services Page for additional information about savings on hotels, car rentals, computers, car insurance, and more.

About Us

about Learn more about Dayton Area Mensa on the pages in the About Us area. Pages in this section include our history, activities, membership statistics, latest news, Bylaws, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Scholarship Program

scholarship Dayton Area Mensa has its own Scholarship program and participates in the American Mensa Scholarship Program. For more information, see the Scholarship Page.

The March MPULSE is available!

The March MPULSE has been published and is available for download on the MPULSE Page.

Calendar Page

The Calendar Page has our scheduled events (many with a linked map) and the Events Page provides a general description of our recurring events. You can get to the Events Calendar Page by clicking on the calendar image on the left.

PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs are highly recommended unless the calendar listing for a particular event says otherwise. Any activity may be subject to last-minute cancellation due to circumstances beyond the host's control.

 

February 2020


22: Saturday: 1:00 - 3:00 PM: Let’s Get Cooking – Cincinnati Area Mensa Youth Event What could be better than Friends and Fun? Friends, Fun and Food! Let’s have some fun as we learn to make our own comfort food! Chef Jaime Carmody will teach us how to make our own Pizza Skewers and Quesadillas., and we’ll eat our hearts out. Place: Old Thyme Kitchen Studio, 11915 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH. Fee: $12.00 per participant. Siblings and friends are welcome. Parents may stay in the seating area while YMs cook or they may drop off and pick up. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The fee may be paid at the event. Register NOW by e-mailing .

24: Monday: 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Mensa Qualification Test at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library at 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Sign in starts at 5:30. Please let your bright friends, relatives, colleagues and anyone else you know who might be qualified for Mensa know about this testing opportunity.. Point of contact is our , Todd Bowman, testing@dayton.us.mensa.org or 937-546-7885.

March 2020


03: Tuesday: 6:30 PM: DAM Steering Committee at China Garden Buffet, 112 Woodman Drive, Riverside (Dayton), OH. Info, LocSec , snide.42@gmail.com or 210.262.3742.

04: Wednesday: 7:00-9:00: M-Bibers play SINGO! in a Church Barn
Ok, not a church, and not a barn. Moeller Brew Barn's new location at 214 W. Main Street in Troy is a former church. SINGO! is a cross between Bingo!, music trivia, and a sing along. Come out for a pint, beautiful stained glass, perhaps some brick oven pizza, and definitely a musical good time! (Find Moeller Brew Barn's food and drink menu and events at www.moellerbrewbarn.com and www.facebook.com/moellerbrewbarntroy; learn about SINGO! at www.playsingo.com.) Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. RSVP to Dan Schneider at . On site, if you need help finding the group, you can call or text Dan at 210.262.3742. And as always, please think - and drink responsibly!

05: Thursday: 11:30AM-1:00 PM: Lunch Bunch
At Bob Evans, 1285 Woodman Dr., Dayton, OH, (937) 256-0040. It’s at the corner of Woodman & Linden, just south of US 35. We will have a yellow Mensa table tent to help members find us. RSVPs are desired, but don’t hesitate to drop in at the last minute if you find your schedule has become open. Contact host Dan Horine at (home) 937-435-9753, (cell) 937-238-8794 or (e-mail)

09: Monday: 12:00: Lunch Bunch South Please join us for lunch on the second Monday each month at Java Johnny’s, 3534 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044, www.javajohnnys.com, (513) 727-9722. It’s at the mini-mall on Central, just west of Highview. Fastest WiFi in town. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact your Mensa host , s.a.joyce@att.net or (513)424-2213.

12: Thursday: 11:59 PM: Calendar Deadline Please send your items for next month’s calendar to calendar editor , or 937-878-2378 by midnight tonight.

14: Saturday: 6:30-11:00 PM: Games Night
At 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. The Schneider Family welcomes you for a night of fun and games! We'll have soda and pizza (BYOB). Bring a snack or treat to share, and maybe that awesome game you've been wanting to play. We are not super competitive. Well... not all of us. RSVP to Dan Schneider at . (We game whether you RSVP or not, so don't let that stop you!)

15: Sunday: 11:59:59 PM: Deadline for MPULSE submissions
Please send your items for next month’s MPULSE to the or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 309 Bending Branch Ln, Miamisburg, OH 45342-7627 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

16: Monday: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM: Think Tank
We will meet in the Community Room of the Stroop-Wilmington Public Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45429 for our regular monthly discussion group. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas; you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking are permitted. This month’s topic will be announced via e-mail and Mensa Connect a few days before the event.

19: Thursday: 6:30 PM: Out DAM Dinner
Please join us for dinner at Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, 1535 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, (937) 767-9000, https://www.calypsogrill.net/. It’s on US 68 a short distance south of Yellow Springs. We’ve met there before for great times and delicious food. Let’s do it again. They offer very good Caribbean & South American food including several gluten-free and/or vegan dishes. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. For info or to RSVP please contact host ,, dick_martinus@yahoo.com, home 937-878-2378 or cell (voice or text) 937-238-6506. RSVPs very much appreciated, preferably by 5 PM on the day of the event. Dick avoids using the phone while driving, so if he doesn’t answer, leave a voicemail. If you text please include your name so we’ll know whom to expect. A late RSVP even at the last minute while you’re on your way is better than none. If you just can’t RSVP, come on over anyway and we’ll make room.

20-22: Friday - Sunday: DAMNations 32: Lost Cities Regional Gathering: Dayton Area Mensa is back and on a mission with their 2020 Regional Gathering: Come on an adventure with us as we explore the Lost Cities of the world! There will be great food, superb programs, games, trivia, tournaments, and tons of fun! From 3 pm Friday to 1 pm Sunday, embrace your inner Indiana Jones for a 3-day smarty party at the Doubletree Suites - Blue Ash, 6300 East Kemper Rd., Sharonville. (Yes, the same awesome hotel as the Cinci RG.) Find RG and hotel (group code DYM) info at http://www.dayton.us.mensa.org/index_files/rg.html, and register online at http://www.dayton.us.mensa.org/index_files/eregister.html.

28: Saturday: 12:00 PM: Fourth Saturday Lunch Bunch Please join us for lunch at noon on the fourth Saturday each month. This month: Amar India Restaurant, 2751 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, (State Route 725), Dayton, OH 45459, https://www.amarindiadayton.com/menu, 937-439-9005. It’s in Mad River Station Shopping Center across Rt. 725 from the Dayton Mall. They have a large all-you-can-eat lunch buffet ($7.99 + tax) including plenty of vegan, gluten free, kosher and halal offerings or you can order from menu. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. For info or to RSVP please contact host , dick_martinus@yahoo.com, home 937-878-2378 or cell (voice or text) 937-238-6506. RSVPs very much appreciated, preferably by 10 AM on the day of the event. Dick avoids using the phone while driving, so if he doesn’t answer, leave a voicemail. If you text please include your name so we’ll know whom to expect. A late RSVP even at the last minute while you’re on your way is better than none. If you just can’t RSVP, come on over anyway and we’ll make room.

29: Sunday: 12:4 5- 3:30 PM: Cincinnati Area Mensa Youth Event – Maya, The Exhibition
At the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203. Did you know that the Mayans... were accomplished astronomers, are credited with discovering the number zero, developed their own glyph writing system, were accomplished artists, loved playing sports on special courts with rubber balls? Would you like to know more? Join your YM friends and travel to a different world in a different time! Appearing for the first time in the United States, this immersive exhibit garnered excellent reviews when it debuted at the Royal BC Museum last summer. Special group rates available through the Cincinnati Area Mensa Gifted Youth Program will allow us to tour with our friends as we learn about this ancient civilization of "astronomers, mathematicians, inventors and gods" and experience over 300 artifacts.
Ref: www.cincymuseum.org/maya/
Schedule:
12:50 pm-- Gather in the rotunda at the Cincinnati Museum Center
1:00 pm-- Group Discussion of Mayan Culture - Please bring an interesting Mayan fact to share
1:30 pm-- Admission to the Special Exhibit.
Passage through the exhibit is expected to take 1 1/2-2 hours to complete. Youth must be accompanied by at least one adult so everyone can move at his/her own pace and depart when the self-guided tour is completed. Cost: only $9.50 per person or youth 3+ years old AND adults Audio guides may be purchased on site for an additional fee. RSVPs are required by Wednesday, March 11th, as CAM must pay the Cincinnati Museum Center in advance. You may pay Stephanie or Pierce Bruner on the day of the event. Please pre-register today at giftedyouth@cincymensa.org!

31: Tuesday: 11:59 PM:Annual American Mensa Memberships EXPIRE
if not renewed by midnight tonight. If your Mensa membership card or the upper right corner of your MPULSE mailing label shows 2020 as your expiration year, please renew. Please don’t leave us. You can go to www.us.mensa.org, click on MY MENSA on the top menu bar, and select Renew My Membership from the dropdown. Alternatively. you can renew by mail or by phone; call the Membership Team at 817-607-0060.

April 2020


04: Saturday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Cincinnati Area Mensa Youth Event – The World Beyond the Selfie – Photographing Nature With Your Cell Phone
At location TBD. Join professional photographer Becky Menyhert and your Mensa friends for a spring nature hike and some great insider tips on how to get the best photos with your cell phone or digital camera. Learn how to frame a great shot, use the best light, and try a different angle. Free! Please bring your own cell phone or digital camera. Friends and Siblings are welcome to participate. RSVP to

12: Sunday: 11:59 PM: Calendar Deadline
Please send your items for next month’s calendar to calendar editor , or 937-878-2378 by midnight tonight.

13: Monday: 12:00: Lunch Bunch South
Please join us for lunch on the second Monday each month at Java Johnny’s, 3534 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044, www.javajohnnys.com, (513) 727-9722. It’s at the mini-mall on Central, just west of Highview. Fastest WiFi in town. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact your Mensa host , s.a.joyce@att.net or (513)424-2213.

15: Wednesday: 11:59:59 PM: Deadline for MPULSE submissions
Please send your items for next month’s MPULSE to the or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 309 Bending Branch Ln, Miamisburg, OH 45342-7627 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

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RG PHOTOSA HAVE BEEN POSTED
Added 04/02/2019 by
Photos from the 2019 RG have been posted to the Event Photos Page.

STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION
Added 12/31/2018 by
Your new Steering Committee was elected at the Annual Awards and Election Party, Saturday December 8th.

DAYTON AREA MENSA RECEIVED THE EMERALD AWARD
Added 07/11/2018 by
Dayton Area Mensa was recognized by American Mensa with the Emerald Jewel Award.

NEW POSITIONS HAVE OPENED UP IN DAYTON AREA MENSA
Updated 04/30/2017 by the
We have new positions for which we are seeking the right candidate(s). Please check out the full news article and get involved in your Mensa.

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