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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 July MPULSE is available!

The July 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.

June 2019

01: Saturday: 1pm. Ohio Mensans Love Young's Ice Cream. Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton Mensa are having fun together at Youngs Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs OH. (937-326-0629). The three chapters are joining forces for an event to kick off the summer months, and there is ICE CREAM involved. We will meet at 1:00 pm in front of the Dairy Store, just a short distance north of the village on US 68 by the petting zoo. DAMs can RSVP to .
BONUS: For anyone interested, we will also head to Yellow Springs Brewery for libations afterward (time TBD).

02: Sunday: 1pm. Guided tour of "For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design" Exhibit. Dayton Art Institute (DAI), 456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton OH 45405. Join your fellow DaytoniaMs for the last day of a special exhibition of 100 paintings by 78 artists, telling the story of the National Academy of Design, from the early 19th century into the 21st. Meet in the DAI lobby at 12:45pm; look for the yellow Mensa sign. The guided tour will be one hour (but roam on your own afterward). Group rate is $11 (DAI members are free). Donations accepted to cover the $30 fee for the museum guide. Space is limited! Please RSVP to .

06: Thursday: 11:30. D-Day Lunch Bunch. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landing at the DAM lunch bunch at China Garden Buffet 112 Woodman Drive, Riverside (Dayton) OH, 937-781-9999 in the Airway Shopping Center at the southeast corner of Airway and Woodman. Restaurant is next to the Firestone Tire store. They offer a wide variety of excellent Chinese fare plus Japanese sushi, Korean kimchi and several desserts, all you can eat. We will be at a large table in the main dining room and 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 .

07: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

08: Saturday: 7-Midnight. DAM Pizza and Games at 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. The Schneider Family welcomes you to come and play games. Bring a snack to share and a few bucks to contribute to the pizza fund for dinner. BYOB. DAM extends an invitation to Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) to join us. RSVP IF you can to .

09: Sunday: 6pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 East Rahn Road, Dayton, OH 45429

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

13: Thursday: 6:30pm. Out DAM Diner at Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, 1535 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, (937) 767-9000. It’s on US 68 a short distance south of Yellow Springs. They offer very good Caribbean and South American food. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. For info or to RSVP please contact . 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.

14: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

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

15: Saturday: 11:30am-8pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Annual Picnic, At Blue Ash Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH. Mensans of all ages are invited. Fee: FREE! Bring your family and drop in for just a few hours or spend the entire day with us. CAM will supply chips, pretzels, soda. Burgers and hot dogs will be grilled at lunch and suppertime. If you would like to grill or eat something else, please feel free to carry-in. You are invited to bring a side dish to share, but this is not required. There is always plenty of food for everyone! The most important ingredient is YOU! Board games, cards, bubbles, chalk, face paint - all of the good stuff - will be available all day. Playgrounds are nearby. Special Kids' Events: 1:00pm: Young Mensan Bocce Ball; 2:00pm: Water Balloon Toss; 3:00pm: Water Balloon Slingshot Competition; 4:00pm: Lego Building Challenge. RSVP is requested but not required to .

17: Monday, 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on June 17 at 1pm to discuss The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton. This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

17: Monday, 6pm. The June Think Tank will be Monday, June 17th @ 6:00 pm at the Day Air Credit Union Bldg in Centerville on S. Main just south of Kroger. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas, you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. The Topic is Abortion. For questions or additional information, please contact .

20: Thursday: 6:30pm. Out DAM Dinner at Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, 1535 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Please join us for a Caribbean/S.American dinner at Calypso Grill and Steakhouse. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. For info or to RSVP please contact . RSVPs very much appreciated, preferably by noon Wednesday 06/19. 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.

21: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

25: Tuesday: 6:30pm. M-Bibers Drink Tank (plus Trivia!) Each month, we visit one of the best breweries, dynamic distilleries, or welcoming watering holes in the Dayton area. This month, we visit The Dayton Beer Company (DBC), 41 Madison Street, Dayton OH 45402. DBC serves a variety Ohio-only beer. Join us at 6:30 pm for "Trivia with a Twist" (7-9 pm), check out one of Dayton's best outdoor beer gardens, and get DBC drafts for only $3 a pint! Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. RSVP to . Also see the Dayton Beer Company's Face Book Page for more information. as always, please think and drink responsibly!

28: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

July 2019

03-07: Tue-Sun. American Mensa's Annual Gathering in Phoenix Arizona. See the Annual Gathering Page for the details and links to the American Mensa Annual Gathering Page.

05: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

07: Sunday: There will be no DAM Steering Committee Meeting in July.

09: Tuesday: 11:30. DAM Lunch Bunch at Elsa's corner Cantina, 6204-A Wilmington Pike, Sugarcreek Twp OH, 937-301-1373 in the Sugarcreek Plaza just south of I-675. Elsa's traditionally has an $8.95 luncheon buffet. On taco Tuesdays they also have 3 tacos plus rice or beans for $10. 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 .

11: Thursday: 7-8:30pm. Free Concert at the Levitt Pavilion: Hannah Gill. Bring a blanket or chairs for a pleasant evening of live music under the stars. You can by drinks or bring your own (yes beer and wine, but no glass). Bring food or grab a bite from a nearby restaurant. Children are welcome. (For details on parking, "what to bring" rules, and their 2019 concert schedule, go to the Levitt Pavilion Website. This concert is by Hannah Gill, a soulful songwriter and vocalist with a booming voice. She's 21 years old, but she was influenced by Nina Simone, The Beatles, and Otis Redding. She has toured nationally as a solo artist, with her band The Hours, and as a guest singer for Post Modern Jukebox, the viral jazz collective; and she has played at legendary venues like Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Olympia In Paris, and the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival. Our M friends from Cincinnati and Columbus are welcome to join us. Look for the yellow Mensa sign with the black table logo. RSVP: .

12: Friday: Deadline for submissions for the August Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

12: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

13: Saturday: 11:30. Second Saturday Lunch Bunch. This month: Bob Evans, 1850 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 293-3222. Please join us for lunch in a family-friendly, inexpensive restaurant. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

13: Saturday: 7-Midnight. DAM Pizza and Games at 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. The Schneider Family welcomes you to come and play games. Bring a snack to share and a few bucks to contribute to the pizza fund for dinner. BYOB. DAM extends an invitation to Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) to join us. RSVP IF you can to .

15: Monday: Deadline for submissions for the August MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Monday, 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on July 15 at 1pm to discuss Where the Light Tends to Go by David Joy. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton. This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

15: Monday, 6pm. The July Think Tank will be Monday, July 15th @ 6:00 pm at the Day Air Credit Union Bldg in Centerville on S. Main just south of Kroger. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas, you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. The Topic will be announced via DAM-Talk a few days before the event. For questions or additional information, please contact .

16: Tuesday: 6:30. New Members Welcome Dinner. Please join at O'Charley's, 2260 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. Dayton. 937-434-7639. It's near the Target store and the Dayton Mall. Active members, please 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 any quarterly 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 black Mensa logo. If you have mislaid the green coupon for 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.

19: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

19-21: Friday-Sunday. Moonshot 509 Regional Gathering (RG) in Columbus. Please help us celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH 43235, Phone: +1.614.885.3334 Group Code: "CAM" will get you our special rate ($95+tax/night). See the Columbus Area Mensa Website for more information.

26: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

26: Friday: 6:30pm. M-Bibers Drink Tank (plus Trivia!) Each month, we visit one of the best breweries, dynamic distilleries, or welcoming watering holes in the Dayton area. This month, we visit DK Effect Brewcade at 1600 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45403. DK Effect is a bar and arcade - hence "brewcade" - located in the beautiful Huffman Historic District. They feature 40 beers on tap, specialty cocktails, and "high end libations" along with about 60 vintage arcade games, eight pin ball machines, and even skee ball. But wait! There's MORE! For anyone drinking, playing the games is *FREE*!! (* Except pinball and the "punching game." Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. RSVP to . Also see the Dayton Beer Company's Face Book Page for more information. as always, please think and drink responsibly!

August 2019

02: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

04: Sunday: 6:00pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be decided

12: Friday: Deadline for submissions for the September Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

09: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

10: Saturday: 7-Midnight. DAM Pizza and Games at 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. The Schneider Family welcomes you to come and play games. Bring a snack to share and a few bucks to contribute to the pizza fund for dinner. BYOB. DAM extends an invitation to Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) to join us. RSVP IF you can to .

12: Monday, 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on August 12 at 1pm to discuss a book to be announced. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton. This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

15: Monday: Deadline for submissions for the September MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

16: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

23: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

30: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

September 2019

21: Saturday: 3-7pm. Member Appreciation Picnic. Setup is 2-3 and clean-up is 7-8pm. More information to come.

Latest News

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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 posisitions 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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