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.

Steering Committee Election ballots for the 2018 Steering Committee Officers (included in the November MPULSE with full instructions) are due by December 8, 2017. Candidates are printed on the ballot for the positions of LocSec, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Ombudsman.

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.

NOVEMBER 2017

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 .

20: 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!

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

1-3: Mensa Regional Gathering in Cincinnati. Round-Up at the Cincy Corral at the Doubletree Guest Suite by Hilton, 6300 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Go to the Cincinnati Mensa RG Page for more information.

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: 11:30am. Lunch Bunch at Piada Italian Street Food 3286-B Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431, phone 937-912-9967, at the northwest corner of Pentagon Blvd and Norht Fairfield Road. Restaurant is just north of Fairfield Commons Mall and a little south of I-675. See menu for food choices. . 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 .

09: Saturday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Awards and Election Party (next event in the list). For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

09 Saturday, 6:30. Annual Awards and Election Party, at 490 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, Ohio 45371-1221. All are welcome to come and congratulate award recipients and see the 2018 Steeering Committee election results tallied and announced. Directions: From I75, take exit 68 (Rt 571) East for a little less than 1 mile. Turn right (south) on South Hyatt Street to 490 (on your left). See who next year's officers will be and cheer on this year's award winners! Including DAM of the Year! Food and drinks provided by DAM. Comraderie and general fun also provided by DAM. Come on out and join us for our last party of the year! Contact Lori at 937-286-1086 if you need 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 .

18: Monday: 6pm. Mensa Qualification Test at the Kettering-Morain Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH. Point of contact is .Testing Coordinator Todd Bowman. Please let your bright friends and acquaintances know about this testing opportunity.

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 .

31: Sunday: 7pm. New Year's Eve Get-Together. Please join us on New Year’s Eve for family, friends, and fun at the home of Dan Richardson and Gwen Raab, 39 Vinway Ct. Clayton, OH 45415. RSVPs would be very much appreciated, but come on over even if you didn’t, we don’t need no stinkin' RSVPs. We’re just less than two miles south of the Englewood Meijer. Vinway is straight across from the Circle-K. Exit 29 from I-70. Any questions, email . Dog inside, smoking outside. It will be a Sunday, and after 5:00, so the surgeon's office next door shouldn't be using their parking lot.

JANUARY 2018

02: Tuesday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be determined. contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

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.

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 February Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

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

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STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION
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Ballots for the 2018 Steering Committee Officers (included in the November MPULSE with full instructions) are due by December 8, 2017. Candidates are printed on the ballot for the positions of LocSec, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Ombudsman.

LOOKING FOR PHOTOS FROM 2017 REGIONAL GATHERING
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NEW POSITIONS HAVE OPENED UP IN DAYTON AREA MENSA
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The November MPULSE is available!

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