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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 December MPULSE is available!

The DecemberMPULSE 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.

December 2018

05: 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: Coyotes in Metroparks. Grace Dietsch, biologist, will share some information regarding this common, yet often misunderstood inhabitant of every MetroPark in the district.
NOTE: The Cafe Sci series at Five Rivers Metro Parks, Cox Arboretum is being ended after the December 2018 session. Five Rivers Metro Parks is currently looking at a number of programs to replace Cafe Sci. This series has been very popular with Dayton Area Mensa members with up to 12 DAMs attending various sessions. I will be posting information about any new programs as I receive the information–Bob Luken.

08: Saturday: 6:pm. Election and Awards Party and Steering Commmittee Meeting. Join us at 490 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, Ohio 45371-1221. From I-75, 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. Camaraderie and general fun also provided by DAM. Come on out and join us! Contact if you need more information.

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

13: Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm. Jazz Series at DAI. Come join us on the second Thursday for the 2018 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: Saturday: Deadline for submissions for the November MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

31 to 01/01/2019: Monday 10am through Tuesday 10am. Gaming New Year's Eve Party at 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek, OH 45432. For info or to RSVP contact . Gaming New Year's Eve Party and Potluck: 10am New Year's Eve to 10am New Year's Day! Bring your favorite games and food and join us (guests welcome) for an all day and night tourney of games, conversation, and food at the Schneider's. Feel free to bring an air mattress and linens. We have six adult cots if anyone needs to catch some sleep. Help us start a new tradition!

January 2019

04: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be decided

10: Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm. Jazz Series at DAI. Come join us on the second Thursday for the 2018 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: Saturday: Deadline for submissions for the November Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

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

February 2019

01: Friday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be decided

12: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the November 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 2018 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 November 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.

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.

STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION
Added 01/01/2018 by
Your new Steering Committee was elected at the Annual Awards and Election Party, Saturday December 9th.

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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