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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 January MPULSE is available!

The January 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.


January 2020

07: Tuesday: 11:30 AM: 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. 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 at (home) 937-435-9753, (cell) 937-238-8794 or (e-mail) horined@yahoo.com

12: Sunday: 11:59 PM: Calendar Deadline Please send your items for next month’s calendar to calendar editor , or 937-878-2378 by midnight tonight.

14: Tuesday: 6:30 PM: New Members Welcome Dinner Please join us at O'Charley's, 7030 Miller Ln, Dayton, OH 45414, (937) 454-9780, 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 at drichpi@gmail.com or 937-751-7330 or at togwenraab@hotmail.com or 937-681-7317. 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.

15: Wednesday: 11:59:59 PM: Deadline for MPULSE submissions Please send your items for next month’s MPULSE to the or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 309 Bending Branch Ln, Miamisburg, OH 45342-7627 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

18: Saturday: 6:30 - 11:30 PM: DAM Games Night At 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. The Schneider Family welcomes you to the first games night of 2020! Bring a snack or treat to share, and maybe that awesome game you've been wanting to play. We'll have soda and pizza, but BYOB. RSVP to at snide.42@gmail.com. (We game whether you RSVP or not, so don't let that stop you!)

25: Saturday: 6:30 PM: Chinese New Year Celebration & Out DAM Dinner  Please join us in celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Rat at J Y Bamboo Restaurant, 609 N. Broad St., Fairborn, 937-754-9912, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese Restaurant, Fairborn, OH, Online Order, Dine In, Take Out, Online Coupon, Discount Menu, Customer Review. It’s across from the Firestone tire store. They serve excellent Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. For info or to RSVP please contact host Dick Martin, , home 937-878-2378 or cell (voice or text) 937-238-6506. If you text please include your name so we’ll know whom to expect. RSVPs very much appreciated, preferably by 4:00 PM, day of event. 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.

27: Monday: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM: Think Tank We will meet in the Community Room of the Stroop-Wilmington Public Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45429 for our regular monthly discussion group. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas; you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking are permitted. This month’s topic will be announced by e-mail a few days before the event.

28: Tuesday:7:00-9:30 PM: M-Bibers Drink Tank & Trivia Each month, the M-bibers visit one of the best breweries, dynamic distilleries, and welcoming watering holes in the Dayton area. This month, we visit Blind Bob's in the historic Oregon District (430 E. Fifth St., Dayton 45402, Ph. 937-938-6405). Come early, because "Best.Trivia.Ever." starts at 7:00 pm. Go to http://www.blindbobs.com/ to see their full menu. Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. RSVP to at snide.42@gmail.com. On site, if you need help finding the group, you can call or text Dan at 210.262.3742. And as always, please think and drink responsibly!

February 2020


04: Tuesday: 6:30 PM: Out DAM Dinner at Little Saigon, 1718 Woodman Drive, Dayton, 937-258-8010. For info or to RSVP contact , scottthebikeman@aol.com. RSVPs appreciated via e-mail by bedtime Monday 2/03 or phone to 937-767-9393 by 6:15 PM day of event.

12: Wednesday: 11:59 PM: Calendar Deadline Please send your items for next month’s calendar to calendar editor , or 937-878-2378 by midnight tonight.

15: Saturday: 11:59:59 PM: Deadline for MPULSE submissions Please send your items for next month’s MPULSE to the or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 309 Bending Branch Ln, Miamisburg, OH 45342-7627 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

Latest News

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Added 04/02/2019 by
Photos from the 2019 RG have been posted to the Event Photos Page.

Added 12/31/2018 by
Your new Steering Committee was elected at the Annual Awards and Election Party, Saturday December 8th.

Added 07/11/2018 by
Dayton Area Mensa was recognized by American Mensa with the Emerald Jewel Award.

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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Updated: 12/18/2019
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