Dayton Area Mensa

459 East Rahn Road
Dayton, Ohio 45429


Welcome to Dayton Area Mensa


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.

MARCH 2017

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

20: Monday, 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. DAM will provide Donato's pizza. 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 the increasing state of dependency fostered by Johnson's Great Society and its anti-poverty offspringFor more information, please contact . The discussions are always lively, so come and join in!

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.

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.

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

01: Saturday: 10am-12n. Mensa Qualification Testing. At the Regional Gathering at The Hotel Dayton (above). For information or to pre-register, contact . Test takers are invited to stay for the day and enjoy the RG and programs including meals, provided.

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!

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

07: Friday: 7pm. New Beer Day Celebration At The Star City Brewery, 319 South Second Street, in Miamisburg. Star City does not provide food service. There is normally a food truck in the parking lot and many of the Miamisburg restaurant provide delivery service. Menus are available in the brewery. People are also free to bring their own food. Host will be

08: Saturday: 7pm. Voluteers Party at the home of of John Schwytzer and Susan Morland, 1130 S Main Street, West Milton, OH. All food and drink provided to thank you for helping make DAMNations a great party! For more information, contact

12: Wednesday: Deadline for submissions for the May 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 May 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.

26: Wednesday: 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 our welcoming gift to you. Please RSVP so we'll have a count and will know what size table to ask for. To RSVP or for more information contact .

MAY 2017

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.

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Added 02/23/2017 by the
Hello DAM members! Your friendly MPULSE editor is in need of some assistance with our newsletter coming up in May. I will be participating in a study abroad program in France for three weeks in May. I will be unable to fulfill my editorship duties during this time. That's where YOU come in! Do you have the drive to put a single edition of DAM's newsletter together for publication? Or would you simply like to help ensure our members stay in-the-know for a month? If so, please send me an email at so we can discuss the details! On behalf of all DAM members, myself included, I thank you in advance for your assistance!

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.

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