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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 January MPULSE is available!

The JanuaryMPULSE 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.

January 2019

Auditor Needed. Dayton Area Mensa (DAM) needs a qualified member volunteer to audit DAM's financial records. If the volunteer has knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures and practices, that is a plus, but it is not required. If you are willing to do this for DAM, please contact .

07: Monday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 Rahn Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429. Contact if you need more information. Come and see your new 2019 Steering Committee at work.

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 February Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

12: Saturday: 1pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Gifted Youth Activity. Mindfulness for Mensans: Introduction to Yoga for Gifted Youth in the meeting room, Pleasant Ridge Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library, 6233 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM for ages 5-12; 2:30 – 3:30 PM for ages 13+. Start the New Year off right by taking a deep breath, relaxing, and learning new ways to stay refreshed and mindful all year long. Certified Yoga Instructor Carly Lawless specializes in yoga for youth, and she'll teach us some fun and easy techniques to exercise and energize ourselves in mind, body, and spirit. Point of contact is .

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

15: 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 but you can buy your own beer or wine) as our welcoming gift to you. Please RSVP if you can 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 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.

17: Thursday: 11:30. Lunch Bunch at Fricker's Restaurant, 1818 Woodman Drive, Dayton, OH 45420. (937) 252-9007. 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 for questions is .

17: Thursday: 5pm. Gifted Youth Activity: A Jeopardy Tournament, at the at the Montgomery County Educational Services Center, 200 S. Keowee St., Dayton. For gifted youth in grades 3-6. Register at The Tournament Registration Page Free admission, prizes. Bring a friend, and register your friend. Parents welcome.

21: Monday: 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on January 281st at 1 pm to discuss I'm Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton. This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required. Contact for more information.

21: Monday: 6pm. Think Tank at the Day Air Credit Union, 9655 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 are permitted. The topic will be "The trend toward poll and social media-driven politics and its potential effects on Representative Government."

26: Saturday: 10am. Mensa Qualification Test at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library at 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. The test is open to anyone age 14 and older, but parental permission is required for those ages 14-17. Applicants of any age can also use prior evidence from a wide variety of other standardized IQ tests to qualify. Please let your bright friends, relatives, colleagues and anyone else you know who might be qualified for Mensa about this testing opportunity. Point of contact is our Testing Coordinator .

February 2019

02: Saturday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 Rahn Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429. Contact if you need more information. Come and see your new 2019 Steering Committee at work.

04: Monday: 6:30pm. Out DAM Dinner at Little Saigon, 1718 Woodman Drive, Dayton, OH (937) 258-1810. They offer excellent, reasonably priced Vietnamese and Chinese fare. We'll commemorate the birthday of deceased DAM member Micki Ross Adams whom we lost in May 2006. The first Out DAM Dinner was at Little Saigon and the restaurant was Micki's choice. For info or to RSVP contact Micki’s son and DAM member .

05: Tuesday: 6:30pm. Out DAM Dinner Chinese New Year Celebration at J Y Bamboo Restaurant, 609 N. Broad Street, Fairborn, OH (937) 754-9912. Please join us in celebrating the beginning of the year of the Pig at J Y Bamboo (across from the Firestone tire store. They serve excellent Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. For info or to RSVP please contact host . RSVPs very much appreciated, preferably by 10 PM Monday 2/04/2019. 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.

07: Thursday: 11:30am. Lunch Bunch at Red Robin Beavercreek, 2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431, phone (937) 320-9800. This great burger place is just south of the Fairfield Commons Mall. 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 for questions is .

09: Saturday: 1-3pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Gifted Youth (GY) Activity: "Let's Get Cooking" at the At the Out of Thyme Cooking Studio, 11915 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249 (just south of Fields Ertel in the Sycamore Center plaza). Join us at a professional cooking studio for hands-on lessons in making your own meals. Chef Jaime Carmody will teach us what to do – in the kitchen as we make our own tasty morsels. What’s on the menu? Gnocchi with peas and butter and mac n' cheese bites! Fee $12.00. Registrations must be made in advance through CAM-GYP at and not through the cooking school. Spaces are limited, and while we do have seats open, we need to know the week prior to the event how many (and who) are attending.

09: Saturday: 3pm-midnight. DAM Pizza and Games, 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 .

12: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the March 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 March MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

18: Monday: 6-8pm. Think Tank at the Day Air Credit Union, 9655 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 are permitted. The topic will be announced on DAM Talk a few days before the event.

March 2019

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

07: Thursday: 11:30am. 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. RSVPs are desired, but don't hesitate to drop in at the last minute if you find your schedule has become open. Contact for questions is .

09: Saturday: 1-3pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Parents of the Gifted Youth Resource Fair in Cincinnati. Location and time TBD. For information contact .

12: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the April 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.

14: Thursday: 6pm. March Out DAM Dinner at El Riacho, 143 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, OH. For info or to RSVP please contact host . RSVPs very much appreciated, preferably by 10 PM Wednesday 3/12/2019. 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.

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

April 2019

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

11: 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: Friday: Deadline for submissions for the May Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

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

Latest News

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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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