Dayton Area Mensa

DAYTON AREA MENSA
459 East Rahn Road
Dayton, Ohio 45429

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Welcome to Dayton Area Mensa

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Welcome you to our website. Whether you're a first-time visitor looking for information About Us or About Mensa, or a member checking the Events Calendar, we're glad you're here. Please explore our site, including the Frequently Asked Questions Page, and we hope you find all the information you're seeking. If you have any questions or questions, please take advantage of our Contact Us 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 2017

20: Monday, 6-8pm. Mensa Think Tank. We will meet in the Meeting Room of the Wilmington-Stroop Branch of Dayton Metro Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH for another meeting of our regular monthly discussion group. DAMs and their families and friends will get together for more than idle chitchat. DAM will provide Donato's Serious Cheese and Pepperoni pizzas. BYOB (non-alcoholic). If you do not like pizza, you can bring a brown bagger with beverage. Tables and chairs will be ready for you. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. Paul Merenski will moderate an orderly and polite discussion of our Immigration and Refugee Policies without all the emotional baggage of racism and xenophobia accusations. This will be a "Trump-free and PC-free" discussion of the actual issues raised by Nationalist and Globalist perspectives. If we Mensans can't calmly and objectively try to elucidate the issues our country is in serious trouble. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. Paul Merenski will moderate an orderly and polite discussion on a relevant topic. For more information, please contact .

26: Sunday: 3-6pm. Sacred Harp Sing at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, 155 E. Thruston Blvd., Oakwood, near Brown and Main. Experience the American Tradition of shape note singing. All are welcome to come and sing along, or just listen. For more information, email or see her contact information in MPULSE.

28: Tuesday: 6-9pm. Cafe DAM. 4th Tuesday monthly Speaker Series. We will meet in the upstairs (elevator-accessible) Community Room at Dorothy Lane Market, 740 N. Main Street, Springboro, OH 45066, 937-758-6800. If you want, you can purchase food at the DLM deli and other stations in the store, but no outside food or drink. Please park at the back of the lot, leaving the close-in slots for active shoppers. Family members and accompanied guests are welcome. No need to RSVP. For more information, contact .

MARCH 2017

01: Wednesday: 6:30pm. Cafe Sci at Cox Arboretum Metro Park. Please meet us at 6:30 PM on the first Wednesday each month at the park, 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton. Explore science in a relaxed atmosphere with friends and neighbors from the Miami Valley. Increase your science savvy and join an open discussion following the topic introduction. Refreshments available by donation. Wine, cheese, cookies, coffee and other snacks are available. Mensa host is to RSVP or for more information. This month's program: Climate Change" What we know and what we don't want to know. Ecologist Ryan McEwen, Ph.D. presents the facts about Climate Change and an assessment of the known vs unknown.

03: Friday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 1216 Autumn Wind Court, Centerville. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

09: Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm. Jazz Series at DAI. Come join us on the second Thursday for the 2016 Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz and Beyond series at the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton. Doors open at 5:00. Admission for museum members is free; non-members $8. Performances are in the Gothic Cloister. No RSVPs, no Mensa host. A cash bar is available where we can meet afterwards for food and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. Read this Season’s flyer.

11: Saturday: 7pm. Stage and Games! Stage the RG supplies from Beth and Stan's basement to the garage and afterwards we'll hang out and play games! 1378 Meadow Moor Dr., Beavercreek. For more information contact .

12: Sunday: Deadline for submissions for the March Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Wednesday: Deadline for submissions for the March MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

21: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45429. The book for March is "Land of Dreams" by Vidar Sundstol.

23: Thursday, 6:30pm. Mensa Think Tank. We will meet in the Meeting Room of the Wilmington-Stroop Branch of Dayton Metro Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH for another meeting of our regular monthly discussion group. DAMs and their families and friends will get together for more than idle chitchat. And you can have dinner if you bring it (a brown bagger with optional beverage) if you like. Tables and chairs will be ready for you. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. Paul Merenski will moderate an orderly and polite discussion on a relevant topic. For more information, please contact .

26: Sunday: 3-6pm. Sacred Harp Sing at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, 155 E. Thruston Blvd., Oakwood, near Brown and Main. Experience the American Tradition of shape note singing. All are welcome to come and sing along, or just listen. For more information, email or see her contact information in MPULSE.

28: Tuesday: 6-9pm. Cafe DAM. 4th Tuesday monthly Speaker Series. We will meet in the upstairs (elevator-accessible) Community Room at Dorothy Lane Market, 740 N. Main Street, Springboro, OH 45066, 937-758-6800. If you want, you can purchase food at the DLM deli and other stations in the store, but no outside food or drink. Please park at the back of the lot, leaving the close-in slots for active shoppers. Family members and accompanied guests are welcome. No need to RSVP. For more information, contact .

30: Thursday: 5pm. RG Setup! Load the RG trailer at the home of Beth Weiss and Stan Ward, 1378 Meadow Moor Dr, Beavercreek OH and then unload at the Hotel Dayton. We need help at both ends: loading, unloading, and setting up. Let’s get the RG started! For more information contact .

31-Apr 02. 2017 Regional Gathering at Hotel Dayton, 2301 Wagner Ford Rd, Dayton, OH 45414. Phone 937-278-4871 (mention Dayton Area Mensa when you phone to make your reservations. See the The Regional Gathering Page for all of the information.

APRIL 2017

05: Wednesday: 6:30pm. Cafe Sci at Cox Arboretum Metro Park. Please meet us at 6:30 PM on the first Wednesday each month at the park, 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton. Explore science in a relaxed atmosphere with friends and neighbors from the Miami Valley. Increase your science savvy and join an open discussion following the topic introduction. Refreshments available by donation. Wine, cheese, cookies, coffee and other snacks are available. Mensa host is to RSVP or for more information. Program: Meet the Animals. Meet the Five Rivers MetroParks' live Wild Animal Ambassadors and discuss the key role they and volunteers play in asking and teaching youth and adults of the Dayton area to help wildlife and their habitats. You can meet JJ the Black Rat Snake, Shelly the Eastern Box Turtle, River the Easter Screech Owl, and Ruby the Red-Tailed Hawk!

12: Wednesday: Deadline for submissions for the March Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Saturday: Deadline for submissions for the March MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

23: Sunday: 3-6pm. Sacred Harp Sing at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, 155 E. Thruston Blvd., Oakwood, near Brown and Main. Experience the American Tradition of shape note singing. All are welcome to come and sing along, or just listen. For more information, email or see her contact information in MPULSE.

Latest News

Do you have news about an event or a personal achievement that you want to share? Just send an Email to . Remember that the MPULSE Guidelines also apply to news articles. You can get to the Latest News Page by clicking on the newspaper image on the left.

PLEASE NOTE: To go to the full news article or other associated page, simply click on the news HEADLINE TITLE.

THE 2017 REGIONAL GATHERING (March 31 - April 2, 2017)
Updated 02/02/2017 by
The 2017 Regional Gathering, DAMNations 30 - 3D RG, is March 31-April 2. This going to be at Hotel Dayton, 2301 Wagner Ford Rd, Dayton, OH 45414. Phone 937-278-4871 (mention Dayton Area Mensa when you phone to make your reservations. The Regional Gathering Page will be updated as information is published.

SHANA LINCOLN RUNNING FOR REGIONAL VICE CHAIR Added 04/01/2016 by the
Updated 12/12/2016 by
Shana Lincoln has decided to run for Region 3 Vice Chair. To sign her petition electronically (or any of the other online candidate petitions for office), please go to the Sign an Online Candidate Petition site (you will need your login and password).
If you haven’t logged in since the mid-November system upgrade, you will need to reset your password (if national has your email address on file) or call 817-607-0060 to have the national office staff reset your login manually.

THE 2017 STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN
Added 12/12/2016 by the
The Ballots were counted and the results are in. Your 2017 Officers are:
LocSec: Paul Merenski
Vice President: Dan Horine
Recording Secretary: Carol Lundin
Treasurer: Mark Holder
Ombudsman: Gwen Raab
Be sure to congratulate your 2017 Steering Committee Officers and offer them your support. Photos of the party are available from the link on the Event Photos Page.

ALL WEBSITE LOGINS TO CHANGE NOVEMBER 14.
Added 11/05/2016 by American Mensa
Leading up to the November 14 launch, the existing database of users and passwords will be offline for the prior weekend, starting at 9am on Fridayh, November 11. Several functions (updating member profiles, requesting materials, and donating to the Mensa Foundation) will go offline even earlier. You will need to go to the American Mensa Home Page on November 14 to obtain your new password.

When the AMS (Association Management System) Goes into effect, members will notice an updated home page, featuring the member log-in prompt at the top right. Initial website logins will require each member to click "Forgot your password," then enter their email address on file. (Call 817-607-0060 ext 199 if there are questions about emails on file.) The member will receive an email with a one-time-use link, which when clicked will allow the member to determine a new password.

NEW POSITIONS HAVE OPENED UP IN DAYTON AREA MENSA
Added 04/01/2016 by the
We have new posisitions for which we are seeking the right candidate(s). Please check out the full news article and get involved in your Mensa...

The February MPULSE is available!

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

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