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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 April 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.

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.

June 2018

18: Monday: 6-8pm. Think Tank at Day Air Credit Union 3655 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville OH 45458, phone (937) 619-0143. We will meet in the lobby/Community Room of Day Air Credit Union in Centerville on Route 48 just south of the Centerville Kroger for our regular monthly discussion group. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas, you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking is permitted.

19: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on April 17 at 6 pm to discuss Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

26: Tuesday; 11:30am. Wright-Patt Area Lunch Bunch - Areas A/C. Please join us for lunch at a reasonably priced restaurant within "lunch break distance" of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Location will bounce back and forth between locations near Areas A/C and Area B. All Mensans, family members, and accompanied guests are welcome. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact host . RSVPs appreciated but not required. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute. This month, J-Y Bamboo 609 N. Broad Street, Fairborn, OH (937) 754-9912. They serve excellent Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes.

30: Saturday: 3pm. Mensa Qualification Test at the Clarion Inn Dayton Airport, 10 Rockridge Rd., Englewood, OH 45322 in conjunction with the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of Intertel. Please let your bright friends know about this testing opportunity. Point of contact for additional information or pre-registration is our Testing Coordinator, . For more information about Intertel, visit the Intertel Website.

July 2018

03: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting. There will be no Steering Committee meeting in July because some of us are already too busy with summer plans.

12: Thursday: Deadline for submissions for the July Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

12: Thursday: 11:30. Lunch Bunch at Eastern Buffet, 5760 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449, phone (937) 293-2211. This Chinese restaurant is next to Kroger's grocery and a little north of Alex Bell Road and the Meijer store. 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. .

12: 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.

12: Thursday: 6:30. D&D Role Playing. Players interested in every other week D&D (Dungeons & Dragons, 5th edition) sessions will meetr. New players to the group are welcome only if RSVPing well ahead of time. The meeting will take place at 1141 Cedar Creek Circle, Washington Township, OH 45459. No need to bring anything except character sheets (if available); CB will supply the essentials and some snacks. Check out the Player's Handbook. Please RSVP. Contact is .

15: Sunday: Deadline for submissions for the July MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

17: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on April 17 at 6 pm to discuss Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

17: Tuesday: 6:30. New Members Welcome Dinner. Please join us at Chili's, , 2762 N Fairfield Rd. in Beavercreek, 937-429-3979, across from the Fairfield Commons Mall. Active members, help us welcome new members to DAM. New members, please come on out and meet us, learn about your organization: what’s happening, where's THE place to be, and how you can get involved. New members, your dinner at your first attendance at a New Members Welcome Dinner is on the local group's treasury (alcoholic beverages excluded as a legal liability issue but you can buy your own beer or wine) as our welcoming gift to you. Please RSVP if you can so we'll have a count and will know what size table to ask for. To RSVP or for more information, contact . Ask the restaurant staff for Mensa or look for the yellow table tent with the black Mensa logo on our table. If you have mislaid the green coupon a free dinner that came with your new member's welcome packet don't fret. We'll have extras at the event. If you didn't RSVP, please come on out anyway and we'll make room.

21: Saturday: 12n. Third Saturday Lunch Bunch. Please join us for lunch on Saturday at a reasonably priced restaurant in the greater Dayton area. Location will move around the area so there's a chance one will be near you from time to time. All Mensans, family members, and accompanied guests are welcome. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact host , by 10 am the day of the event. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute while you're on your way, so we can ask for a table the right size. Look for a yellow table tent with black Mensa logo or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. This month: Let's enjoy some great seafood or other offerings at Red Lobster, 2803 N Fairfield Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45431. The cheddar biscuits served with every meal are superb.

25: Wednesday: 11:30am. Wright-Patt Area Lunch Bunch - Areas A/C. Please join us for lunch at a reasonably priced restaurant within "lunch break distance" of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Location will bounce back and forth between locations near Areas A/C and Area B. All Mensans, family members, and accompanied guests are welcome. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact host . RSVPs appreciated but not required. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute. This month, Greek Island Deli , 5224 Airway Road, Dayton, OH (937) 781-9201, in the Page Manor Shopping Center.

26: Thursday: 6:30. D&D Role Playing. Players interested in every other week D&D (Dungeons & Dragons, 5th edition) sessions will meetr. New players to the group are welcome only if RSVPing well ahead of time. The meeting will take place at 1141 Cedar Creek Circle, Washington Township, OH 45459. No need to bring anything except character sheets (if available); CB will supply the essentials and some snacks. Check out the Player's Handbook. Please RSVP. Contact is .

August 2018

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.

03: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 E. Rahn Road, Kettering, OH 45429. 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.

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

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

18: Saturday: 12n. Third Saturday Lunch Bunch. Please join us for lunch on Saturday at a reasonably priced restaurant in the greater Dayton area. Location will move around the area so there's a chance one will be near you from time to time. All Mensans, family members, and accompanied guests are welcome. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact host , by 10 am the day of the event. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute while you're on your way, so we can ask for a table the right size. Look for a yellow table tent with black Mensa logo or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. This month: please join us for some very good Lebanese/Middle Eastern food at Cederland, 4515 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45432, (937) 610-2888

29: Wednesday: 11:30am. Wright-Patt Area Lunch Bunch - Areas A/C. Please join us for lunch at a reasonably priced restaurant within "lunch break distance" of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Location will bounce back and forth between locations near Areas A/C and Area B. All Mensans, family members, and accompanied guests are welcome. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact host . RSVPs appreciated but not required. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute. This month, Yung’s Café, 1328 Kauffman Ave, Fairborn, OH 45324, (937) 879-2880. It's within walking distance of Bldgs 262/266 and Gate 1-A. They serve great Korean fare, and you can choose your spice level from mild to four-alarm.

September 2018

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.

07: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be determined. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

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

13: 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.

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

15: Saturday: 12n. Third Saturday Lunch Bunch. Please join us for lunch on Saturday at a reasonably priced restaurant in the greater Dayton area. Location will move around the area so there's a chance one will be near you from time to time. All Mensans, family members, and accompanied guests are welcome. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact host , by 10 am the day of the event. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute while you're on your way, so we can ask for a table the right size. Look for a yellow table tent with black Mensa logo or ask the staff where the Mensa group is.

22: Saturday: 2-8pm. Annual Membership Appreciation Picnic. Our Annual Member Appreciation Picnic will be at the Twin Oaks Shelter of Hills and Dales Metropark, 2655 South Patterson Blvd., Kettering. All food is provided, but you may want to bring lawn chairs, outdoor/indoor games, cards, sunscreen, bug repellent, interested friends, and family. If you can’t go anywhere empty-handed, there’s always room for brownies, Cello-wrapped salty snacks, and any other items to ruin people’s diet. No alcohol, loose pets, signs, loud music, felonies. No RSVPs necessary. For any additional information please contact the .

29: Thursday: 11:30am. Wright-Patt Area Lunch Bunch - Areas A/C. Please join us for lunch at a reasonably priced restaurant within "lunch break distance" of Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Location will bounce back and forth between locations near Areas A/C and Area B. All Mensans, family members, and accompanied guests are welcome. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact host . RSVPs appreciated but not required. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute. This month, El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45449, (937) 859-8229. They serve excellent Peruvian and other South American dishes.

Latest News

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STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION
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Your new Steering Committee was elected at the Annual Awards and Election Party, Saturday December 9th.

THE 2018 REGIONAL GATHERING IS APRIL 6-8.
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The 2018 Regional Gathering, DAMNations 31 - 31 Flavors, will be here before you know it. Registration is open to book now and avoid the rush.

NEW POSITIONS HAVE OPENED UP IN DAYTON AREA MENSA
Updated 04/30/2017 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 WEBSITE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT FOR 2018
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We went live with a complete rebuild of the Dayton Area Mensa Website on January 1st.

The July MPULSE is available!

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

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