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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.

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.
Program: Leave no trace: Research on recreation-related impacts on the natural world.

09: Sunday: 10am. Joint Mensa-Intertal Sunday Brunch. Please join us for bruch at Frish's Big Boy, 3560 South Dixie Highway, Franklin, OH (513) 423-0185. For information contact host .

12: Wednesday: Deadline for submissions for the October 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 September 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. This month: El Meson, 903 E Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45449, 937-859-8229. 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 .

22: Saturday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at DAM Steering Committee Meeting at the Picnic (see above). For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

26: 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, Linh's Bistro, 5532 Airway Rd Dayton, OH.

28: Columbus Area Mensa (CAM) Regional Gathering (RG), at the Doubletree Hotel Columbus-Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235. Contact .

October 2018

03: 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: Black Vulture Intrusion.

05: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be decided

11: Thursday: 11:30-1. Lunch Bunch at the historic Carillon Brewing Company, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton OH 45409, 937-910-0722 at the front of Carillon Park. Restaurant is a two story brick building next to the entrance to the Carillon Historical Park. They share parking, which is free. We will be at a large table and will have a yellow Mensa table tent to help members find us. RSVPs are very strongly recommended so we know who plans to attend and can contact the staff the evening before the lunch with a body count. Plus, if we know you're coming we can be looking for you in the dining room. Contact host

11: 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: Friday: Deadline for submissions for the November Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

13: Saturday: 12:45-3pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Gifted Youth Program. "Chocolate: The Exhibition" Tour and Tasting. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Need we say more? This is a self-paced tour for Young Mensans at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203, followed by an on-site chocolate tasting presented by the Cincinnati State Midwest Culinary Institute. Cost: $8.00/ participants - includes Young Mensans, their adults and siblings or a friend. This is a great group ticket price! Tickets must be pre-purchased through CAM Gifted Youth by September 28, 2018. Reserve your tickets today by mailing your non-refundable cash or check to: CAM-GYP 8659 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. Please make checks payable to: Cincinnati Area Mensa. Point of Contact is .

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

16: Tuesday: 6:30pm. 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 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.

November 2018

02: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be decided

08: 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: Monday: Deadline for submissions for the November Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Thursday: Deadline for submissions for the November MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

Latest News

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

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.

STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION
Added 01/01/2018 by
Your new Steering Committee was elected at the Annual Awards and Election Party, Saturday December 9th.

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 September MPULSE is available!

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

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