Dayton Area Mensa

DAYTON AREA MENSA
459 East Rahn Road
Dayton, Ohio 45429

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Welcome to Dayton Area Mensa

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Welcome 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.

OCTOBER 2017

Nominations for the DAM of the Year Award. The Steering Committee is soliciting nominations for DAM of the Year award, to be presented at the Annual Awards Ceremony in December. To nominate a worthy contender, please email with a brief statement of your nominee and why you believe they have made Dayton Area Mensa a more enjoyable experience or who has been a real cheerleader for DAM during the past year. The deadline for nominations is November 10.

10: 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) as our welcoming gift to you. The restaurant can accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, kosher and/or halal dietary needs. Please RSVP 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 for, 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.

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

12: Thursday: 11:30am. Lunch Bunch at 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 .

12: 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: Sunday: Deadline for submissions for the November MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

16: Monday: 6pm. DAM Think Tank. We will meet in the Dayton Metro Libraries branch, Wilmington-Stroop Library, meeting room, (3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering) for our regular monthly discussion group. BYOB. DAMs and their families and friends will get together for more than idle chitchat. Tables and chairs will be ready for you. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. Paul Merenski will moderate an orderly and polite discussion on a topic of current interest. Contact for more information or questions. The discussions are always lively, so come and join in!

17: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). We will meet to discuss The Painter by Peter Heller. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

28: Saturday: 1pm. Please join us at the National Museum of the Air Force (937-255-3286) for a youth-oriented mueaum tour for all ages. It's located at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433, off of Springfield St. If this address does not work in your GPS, you may try entering in the address of the building across the street from the museum at 5717 Huberville Ave., Riverside, OH 45431, or the geographic coordinates of Latitude: 39.7811, Longitude: -84.1101. Free admission and parking. Meet us in the lobby at the far end of the entry doors. Dayton Area Mensa member Fred Abrams, Colonel, U. S. Air Force, Retired will lead us on a tour of the largest aviation museum in the world. Fred, a retired Air Force fighter pilot, is very knowledgeable about USAF aircraft and has flown many of the models on display. For additional information please contact .

NOVEMBER 2017

01: 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.

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

06: Monday: 11:30am. Lunch Bunch at the Golden Corral, 8870 Kingsridge Drive, Dayton (Miami Twp.) OH 45458, phone 937-312-2400. The restaurant is located just south of the center of Dayton Mall, at the corner of Lyons Ridge and Kingsridge, maybe .5 mile east of Springboro Pike and beside the Danbarry theater. They offer a wide variety of food items on their buffet. We will "corral" a large table in the main dining room and will have a yellow Mensa table tent to help members find us. If you let us know you're coming, we will send out a posse if you can't locate 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 .

09: 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: Sunday: Deadline for submissions for the December Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

18: Saturday: 7pm. DAM Games Night. This month's DAM Games night will again be on the third Saturday of the month. Come on over to 5501 Brampton Road in Kettering for a fun evening of gaming, kibbitzing, nibbling, and other essentials of life. The house is on the corner of a cul de sac, so there's plenty of street parking. We have lots of games and decks of cards, but feel free to bring your own if you have favorites that we might not have. There's a plentiful supply of water and ice, and a few snacks will be available, but again, feel free to bring your preferred beverages and snacks to share. RSVPs are encouraged but not required to .

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

21: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). We will meet to discuss The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

December 2017

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

06: 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.

12: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the January Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

14: 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: Friday: Deadline for submissions for the January MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

19: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club and pot luck Christmas party at 1216 Autumn Wind Court, Centerville. We will meet on December 19 at 6 pm to discuss The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is .

Latest News

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WE NEED MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Added 08/28/2017 by
This is the time of year when we create a slate of candidates for the 2018 DAM Steering Committee. In order to do that, we are looking for two DAM members to be the Nominating Committee. As a member of the Nominating Committee, you would find DAM members who are willing to run for election to the following positions: DAM LocSec, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, and ombudsman. You would prepare a slate of one or more candidates for each office by the deadline for October newsletter submissions, and confirm each candidate's willingness to run for office. You would tally the ballots, announce the names of the new officers, and compile a report, signed by the Nominating Committee members, listing the votes and the tally to certify the election.
If you'd like to be a member of the Nominating Comittee and help continue our future dynamic chapter leadership, let know as soon as possible.

ANNUAL MEMBERS APPRECIATION PICNIC, SEPTEMBER 9
Updated 08/07/2017 by
Our Annual Members 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. The meal is scheduled for 5pm. If you cannot go anywhere empty-handed, there's always room for brownies, snacks, etc. No alcohol, loose pets, loud music and the like. No RSVPs are necessary. For information, contact . We also reserved the shelter from 3-4pm for pre-picnic setup and 7-8pm for cleanup. Please plan to help if you can.

LOOKING FOR PHOTOS FROM 2017 REGIONAL GATHERING
Updated 04/30/2017 by
The 2017 Regional Gathering, DAMNations 30 - 3D RG, was a great time, but your Webmaster was unable to attend. If anyone took photos of the event and would like them shared on the Events PhotosPage, please email about how to get your photos to him.

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 October MPULSE is available!

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

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