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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.

May 2018

02: 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: Wild Edible Plants. Discover the delicious world around us. Wild plants of all types are not only an important part of our environment, but in many cases are edible, nourishing and delicious. Learn what plants are edible and when the best time is to give them a try.

11: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 39 Vinway Court, Dayton, OH 45415. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

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

15: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the June MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Thursday: 11:30-1. 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. Restaurant is next to the Firestone Tire store. They offer a wide variety of excellent Chinese fare plus Japanese sushi, Korean kimchi and several desserts, all you can eat. We will be at 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 .

15: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on April 17 at 6 pm to discuss A Head in Cambodia by Nancy Tingley. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

16: Wednesday: 6-8pm. Membership Testing at the Beavercreek Branch Library at 3617 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH. Point of contact for additional information or pre-registration is our Testing Coordinator,

19: Saturday: 12 noon. Third Saturday Lunch Bunch. This month: Let's go south to Amar India Restaurant, 2751 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, (State Route 725) Dayton, OH 45459, 937-439-9005, in Mad River Station Shopping Center across Miamisburg – Centerville Rd. (SR 725) from the Dayton Mall. They have a very good all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Most of the fare is mildly spiced, and everything I've tried there is either delicious or very good. You can add the chutney of your choice. The mint and tamarind chutneys are mild, but if you try the onion chutney keep a fire extinguisher handy.

21: Monday: 6-8pm. Think Tank at Day Air Credit Union 3655 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville OH 45458, phone (937) 619-0143. We will meet in the lobby/Community Room of Day Air Credit Union in Centerville on Route 48 just south of the Centerville Kroger for our regular monthly discussion group. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas, you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. The Topic is Have we lost the Culture War Against the Left?

June 2018

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.

07: 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.

08: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 E. Rahn Road, Kettering, OH 45429. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

09: Saturday: 6:30pm. Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Role Playing Planning Meeting. D&D Planning Meeting for players interested in every-other-week sessions of Dungeons and Dragons (fifth edition). We will decide what kind of adventures to play, when to play, and any special rules. After the planning, we will play an adventure with pre-made characters. CB will DM and wants fun, exciting adventures with lots of player participation. New players as well as veteran role-playing-game veterans are welcome. The meeting will take place at CB's house at 1141 Cedar Creek Circle, Washington Township, Ohio 45459. No need to bring anything; CB will supply the essentials and some snacks. Check out the Player's Handbook. Please RSVP. Contact is .

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

15: Friday: Deadline for submissions for the July MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

16: Saturday: 12n. Third Saturday Lunch Bunch. This month, let's try some good Columbian/Soutn American fare at Columbiana Ristorante, 2495 Commons Boulevard, Beavercreek, OH. 937-306-8096

16: Saturday: 11am-8pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa Picnic. At Blue Ash Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, OH. You’re invited to bring yourself, your family, and/or significant others to CAM's annual Member Appreciation Picnic on Saturday, June 16 at the Blue Ash Nature Park. Look for the Mensa logo to find our shelter. CAM will supply chips and pretzels and pop, plus burgers and hot dogs which we'll grill at lunchtime and suppertime. If you'd like to grill or drink something else (including alcohol), please bring it. Also - if you can - bring a side dish to share. For the gamers, we'll have some cards and games. Feel free to bring your favorites from your own collection if you like. We will have a great kid’s track as well. People can RSVP to .

19: Monday: 6-8pm. Think Tank at Day Air Credit Union 3655 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville OH 45458, phone (937) 619-0143. We will meet in the lobby/Community Room of Day Air Credit Union in Centerville on Route 48 just south of the Centerville Kroger for our regular monthly discussion group. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas, you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking is permitted.

19: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on April 17 at 6 pm to discuss Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

26: Tuesday; 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, J-Y Bamboo 609 N. Broad Street, Fairborn, OH (937) 754-9912. They serve excellent Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes.

30: Saturday: 3pm. Mensa Qualification Test at the Clarion Inn Dayton Airport, 10 Rockridge Rd., Englewood, OH 45322 in conjunction with the Annual General Assembly (AGA) of Intertel. Please let your bright friends know about this testing opportunity. Point of contact for additional information or pre-registration is our Testing Coordinator, . For more information about Intertel, visit the Intertel Website.

July 2018

06: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be determined. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

11: 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: Thurdsay: Deadline for submissions for the July Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

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 July MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

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.

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

THE 2018 REGIONAL GATHERING IS APRIL 6-8.
Updated 01/01/2018 by
The 2018 Regional Gathering, DAMNations 31 - 31 Flavors, will be here before you know it. Registration is open to book now and avoid the rush.

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 WEBSITE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT FOR 2018
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We went live with a complete rebuild of the Dayton Area Mensa Website on January 1st.

The May MPULSE is available!

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

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