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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 July MPULSE is available!

The July 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.

August 2019

02: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

02: Friday: 6-9pm. First Friday: Art in the City Kickoff Party. Across downtown Dayton. The First Friday monthly art hop combines with the kickoff party for Art in the City, a juried art show running 2-16 August. Live performances, art-making stations, an artisan market, patio parties, live music, and more. Hop on and off the free Flyer shuttle (runs until 11 pm) to visit more than two dozen participating locations throughout downtown! Find details, performance schedules, an event guide and map at the Downtown Dayton Eventwebsite. Art exhibits and voting continue through 16 August. We'll meet at Courthouse Square, where there will be a community art project to create a giant mosaic of a gem. RSVP to .

03: Saturday: 2:00pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 East Rahn Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429

04: Sunday: 2-4pm. Honey Harvest. Join Miami Valley Beekeepers Society at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Troy, OH. as we extract this year's huney harvest. At the same time, learn more about these little girls who are so important to our food supply. No RSVPs needed. This is a free event. Contact for more information.

08: Thursday: 11:30am-1pm. DAM Lunch Bunch at Golden Corral, 8870 Kingsridge Dr, Dayton, OH 45458, behind the Dayton Mall and near the Danbarry Theater. 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 .

09: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

10: Saturday: 11:30am-1pm. Second Saturday Lunch Bunch at Frisch's, 8181 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342, (937) 433-3721. join us for lunch in a family-friendly, inexpensive restaurant. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

10: Saturday: 6:30-11:30pm. DAM 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 .

11: Sunday: 1-4pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa Gifted Youth Activity: Canoeing on the Little Miami River. At the Little Miami Canoe Rental, 219 Mill Road (SR 123), Morrow, Ohio 45152, located just 10 minutes north of Kings Island Cost: FREE for Young Mensans under 18, $15.00 per adult, accompanying friends, or siblings. Youngsters who sit in the middle of the canoe are FREE! Fee includes transportation to the launch site, life vests, paddles, canoes, snacks, and an amazing day of FUN! Reserve your canoe today by emailing us at . Fees will be collected at the launch site. Bring your own sunscreen. You will need to download the waiver form from the Miami Canoe Waivers Page

12: Monday: Deadline for submissions for the September Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

12: Monday, 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on August 12 at 1pm to discuss a book to be announced. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton. This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

12: Monday, 6-8pm. Mensa Qualification Testing at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH. Contact for more details or to register.

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

16: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

17: Saturday 11am-noon. Tour the Butterfly House. Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, (937) 275-7275. Young Mensans (and adults), come learn about Ohio's native butterflies and moths - in all stages of metamorphosis - and their plant partnerships. Free. Open May to October, but July to August is peak season. See the Butterfly House website. Meet in front of the Arboretum, between the parking and the main entrance. Look for the yellow sign with the Mensa "table" logo. RSVP to .

19: Monday: 6-8pm. Think Tank. We will meet in the Community Room of the Stroop-Wilmington Public Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45429 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.

22: Thursday: 6:30pm. Joint Mensa-Intertel Meet, Greet, and Eat. Members and prospective members of both societies are welcome. Please join us at Olive Garden, 2789 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459, (937) 435-0885. It's across from the Dayton Mall. Guests accompanied by Intertel or Mensa members and prospective members of either society are most welcome. Vegan-friendly. Intertel's Regional Director for Region One, John Scheelk of Oshkosh, WI, expects to join us. Look for the white Intertel table tent with comet logo, the yellow Mensa table tent with Mensa table-and-globe logo, or ask the staff where the Intertel and Mensa group is. For info or to RSVP please contact . Fashionably late is OK. A late RSVP even at the last minute while you’re on your way is better than none. If you just can’t RSVP, come on over anyway and we’ll make room.

23: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

24: Saturday: 7-8:30pm. Free Concert at the Levitt Pavilion. Join us for a double bill of MOIRA and Human Cannonball. Bring a blanket or chairs for a pleasant evening of live music on the lawn. You can bring food and drink (yes beer and wine, but no glass) or buy some there. Children welcome. (For details on parking, "what to bring" rules, and the 2019 concert schedule, go to the Levitt Pavilion Website.) MOIRA is a dream-pop trio based in Cincinnati. "Haunting vocals, hypnotic piano, and intricate rhythms sprinkled with carefully crafted electronic elements build into a whirlwind of sound that is eerily familiar, yet wholly unique." Human Cannonball is comprised of Remnant with help from some friends - members of Ohio’s respected indie rockers Shrug." The combination results in "a punchy, barnstormer" of "precisely packaged guitar crooners, honky-tonk stompers, and a fun, folkie pop mentality." Check Moira and Human Cannonball. Our M friends from Cincinnati and Columbus are welcome to join us. Look for the yellow Mensa sign with the black table logo. RSVP to .

26: Monday, 6-8pm. Mensa Qualification Testing at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH. Contact for more details or to register.

28: Wednesday: 6:30-9pm. M-Bibers Drink Tank. Each month, we visit one of the best breweries, dynamic distilleries, or welcoming watering holes in the Dayton area. This month, we visit Crafted and Cured, 531 Wayne Ave, Dayton, (513)773-1930. C and C offers a unique setting in tribute to the historical building's origins as an apothecary in the late 1800's and early/mid 1900's. Many DaytoniaMs and other locals have recommended C and C for their craft beers, ciders, wines, meads, sakes, cocktails, and hard sodas and Italian lemonades, all paired with superb cured meats, artisanal cheeses, fruits, vegetables and select seafood. RSVP to .

30: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

September 2019

05: Thursday: 11:30. 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 host .

06: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

06: Friday: 6:00pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 E. Rahn Rd. on the border between Centerville and Kettering. All DAM members welcome. For information, contact

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

13: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

14: Saturday, 11:30am-1pm. Second Saturday Lunch Bunch at Fairborn Family Diner, 419 N Broad St, Fairborn, OH 45324, (937) 879-9454. It’s across from McDonald’s. Please join us for lunch in a family-friendly, inexpensive restaurant. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact . Next Month: Bob Evans, 7670 Brandt Pike in Huber Heights.

14: 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 .

15: Sunday: Deadline for submissions for the October MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

20: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

21: Saturday: 3-7pm. Member Appreciation Picnic. Twin Oaks Shelter of Hills and Dales Metropark, 2655 South Patterson Blvd., Kettering. Setup is 2-3 and clean-up is 7-8pm. More information is available from .

27: Friday: 11:30am. Please join us in celebrating the end of the workweek at Red Robin, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431. Phone (937) 320-0800. This great burger (and other good stuff) place is off North Fairfield Rd. just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. We deliberately located this one near Wright Patt and Wright State in hopes some Ms working there will join us. RSVPs optional but appreciated so we can ask for a table the right size. For info, contact .

30: Monday, 6-8pm. Mensa Qualification Testing at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH. Contact for more details or to register.

Latest News

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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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