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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 October MPULSE is available!

The October 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.

October 2019

03: Thursday: 11:30. Lunch Bunch at the Golden Corral, 8870 Kingsridge Drive, Dayton(Miami Twp.) OH 45458, phone 937-312-2400. They offer a wide variety of food items on their buffet. http://www.goldencorral.com/menu/. We will “corral” 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 .

05: Saturday: 10:30-6:00. Ohio Renaissance Festival, Harveysburg, OH At 10542 East State Route 73, Waynesville, OH 45068. Join Clan Keith at the Highland weekend of the RennFest (that's Brea Ludwigson and Bill Keith of Western PA Mensa, who return here each fall to celebrate their anniversary). Adult (13+) $23; Child (5-12) $9.50; +$3 cash-only parking fee. Wear good walking shoes. Contact Brea to coordinate (voice/text 814-341-9070); for details see https://www.renfestival.com/ About half the Mensans in Ohio have been invited. This looks like the makings of a mini-RG.

7: Monday: 6:30-7:30. Live Animal Program at the Fairborn Library 1 East Main St., Fairborn. Come learn about Live Halloween Creatures! Meet some creepy, cool, live animal ambassadors from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! Learn why bats, snakes and owls aren’t scary at all, but beneficial to the environment. Adults may bring youth, but no unattended children please. Mensa host, or 937-878-2378.

12: 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: Saturday: Deadline for submissions for the November Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Tuesday: New Members Welcome Dinner Please join us at our new venue, 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 or 937-751-7330 or 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: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the November MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

21: Monday, 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on October 21 at 1 pm to discuss The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton.  This is not a MENSA event.  Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

21: Monday: 6-8pm. 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 posted on DAM-Talk a few days before the event.

23: Wednesday: 7-9pm. M-Bibers Drink Tank. 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 Company 7 BBQ, 1001 S Main St (St Rt 48), Englewood, (937) 836-2777. We need you on the DAM team for Company 7 Trivia, 7-9pm. Enjoy some award-winning barbecue with a Company 7 Fire Engine Red Ale, and then help continue the M-bibers winning streak! Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. RSVP to . On site, if you need help finding the group, you can call or text Dan at 210.262.3742. (See the menu and tap list at  https://www.company7bbq.com/  or  https://www.facebook.com/Company7BBQ/.) And as always, please think and drink responsibly.

27: Sunday, 12:30pm. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission (Cincinnati Area Mensa event) At the Cincinnati Museum Center, "1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 Don’t miss the final stop of Apollo 11’s national tour. Cincinnati is the final stop of this National tour. From the website. Don’t miss the final stop of Apollo 11’s national tour The exhibition illustrates the American space program and the space race in time for the 50th anniversary of hum... Destination Moon gives guest the rare opportunity to see artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible, like Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal-insulated gloves. The dizzying star chart that helped Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins navigate the historic journey and the rucksack and survival kit that accompanied the astronauts are also included. The star of the exhibition is the Columbia command module, on display outside the National Air and Space Museum for the first time since 1976. We will meet in front of the ticket counter inside the terminal. Price is $16.50 Adults, $15.50 Seniors and $10.50 Kids. Additional charge of $6.00 for parking. Questions, contact or (513) 227-4483.

28: Monday, 6-8pm. Mensa Qualification Test at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library at 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Sign in starts at 5:30. During October 2019, American Mensa is offering the test at half price, $30 instead of the normal $60. Also, during October your friends can go online to us.mensa.org/join and use the code Flyers19 at checkout to bring the total price of a seat at the October test session - or a review of your old test scores -- to zero. Please let your bright friends, relatives, colleagues and anyone else you know who might be qualified for Mensa know about this testing opportunity. Contact for more details or to register.

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.

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

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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