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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 April MPULSE is available!

The April 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.

March 2019

02: Saturday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at the Ice Cream Shop of Young's Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. It's on US 68 just north of the Yellow Springs village limit. All DAM Members are welcome. Contact if you need more information. Come and see your new 2019 Steering Committee at work.

02: Saturday: 1-2:30pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Gifted Youth Activity. Experience the Harriet Beecher Stowe Home, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH. Parent, siblings and friends are welcome. Free. Learn about this historic Ohio landmark, its occupants, and the important roles they played in the Abolitionist Movement, on a private, guided tour just for YMs! Info or RSVP, contact .

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: Friday. Last chance to renew membership before expiration. memberships not renewed expire at midnight March 31. Since the office is closed for the weekend March 30-31, the effective deadline for renewal before expiration is Friday, March 29. If you haven’t already renewed please do so. You can renew on line at Mensa's Membership Renewal Page (you will need to log in with your credentials). You may also contact them by phone at 817-607-0060, or by mail to American Mensa, 1229 Corporate Drive West, Arlington, TX 76006-6103.

09: Saturday: 1-3pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Parents of the Gifted Youth Resource Fair in Cincinnati at Nagel Middle School, 1599 Nagel Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45255. Experience the academic and social emotional needs of gifted. 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 . The MPULSE needs more articles so if you have an article you think would be of interest, please submit it.

18: Monday, 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on March 18 at 1pm to discuss The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton. This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

18: Monday, 6pm. The March Think Tank will be Monday, March 18th @ 6:00 pm at the Day Air Credit Union Bldg in Centerville on S. Main just south of Kroger. The topic is "Threats to the Second Amendment." For questions or additional information, please contact .

23: Saturday, 1pm. DAMs are invited to join CAM at the National Voice of America Museum of American Broadcasting, 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH 45069. A piece of International History in our back yard. Come and see where the Voice of America broadcasted for over 60 years. There are also 3 additional museum displays in here, including many pieces of Greater Cincinnati Broadcasting Memorabilia. Admission is $5.00 for adults, kids are $1.00. Questions, please contact .

27: Wednesday, 7pm. M-Bibers Drink Tank. Each month, we will visit one of the best breweries, dynamic distilleries, or welcoming watering holes in the Dayton area. This month, we go downtown to Fifth Street Brewpub in the St. Anne's Hill historic neighborhood (1600 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45403. (937) 443-0919). FSB is a co-op, a member-owned brewery and restaurant founded in 2012. Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. For info or to RSVP (optional), contact by email. Find details and menus at Fifth Street Brewpub.

29-31: Friday-Sunday. DAMNations 31 Regional Gathering at the Doubletree Blue Ash, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH (northern Cincinnati suburb). For more information, visit the American Mensa Dayton RG Page or click the RG Link at the top of this page.

30: Saturday, 10-Noon. 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 know about this testing opportunity. Point of contact is , Todd Bowman.

April 2019

04: Thursday: 11:30am. Lunch Bunch at Olive Garden 2865 Centre Drive, Fairborn OH, 937-426-9200. This is on the east side of North Fairfield Road just south of Interstate 675 and in front of Lowe's. 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 .

06: Saturday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. The meeting is open to all DAMs so come and see your governing body at work.

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.

11: Thursday: 6:30pm. Out DAM Dinner. Please join us for dinner at La Colombiana Restaurante, 2495 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431, (937) 306-8096. Their Facebook page is at La Columbiana Restaurante. They offer very good, reasonably priced Colombian/South American fare. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. For information or to RSVP, p;lease contact by 5pm on the day of the event. If you cannot RSVP, come on over anyway and we'll make room.

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

12: Friday: 7pm. 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 King's Table Bar and Grill at 2348 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek 45431. Come enjoy an impressive (and affordable) 56 taps, whiskey selection (from $5 to $500 per pour!), pool tables, and dart boards. Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. RSVP (optional) to . As always, please drink responsibly.

13: Saturday: 9-Noon. Mensa Cares~ Adopt-A-Park Clean Up. Join over 2,000 of your fellow concerned citizens cleaning up the city's parks and rivers. Come one, come all (all ages), to our very own Mensa Cares! event. We are joining the Five Rivers MetroParks Adopt-A-Park program, cleaning up along the Miami River at Carillon Historical Park (1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton). RSVP to , and include a shirt size if you would like to buy a heavily discounted Mensa Cares shirt for only $5! If not, you can still wear any Mensa shirt and still show our community that Mensa Cares! (P.S. Wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Rubber gloves and trash bags will be provided.)

13: Saturday: 3-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: Monday: Deadline for submissions for the May MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Monday, 1pm. Mystery Book Club. We will meet on April 15 at 1pm to discuss Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The location is the Kettering Moraine library, 3496 Far Hills, Dayton. This is not a MENSA event. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

15: Monday, 6pm. The April Think Tank will be Monday, March 15th @ 6:00 pm at the Day Air Credit Union Bldg in Centerville on S. Main just south of Kroger. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas, you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. The topic will be announced on DAM Talk a few days before the event. For questions or additional information, please contact .

23: Tuesday, 6:30pm. New Members Welcome Dinner - New Location. Please join us at a NEW VENUE, O'Charley's, 2260 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton. 937-434-7639. It's next to the Target store. Active members, please 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 for 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.

27: Saturday, 10am. Mensa Qualification Test. From 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon 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 know about this testing opportunity. Point of contact is our Testing Coordinator .

May 2019

09: 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.

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

11: Saturday: 3-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 .

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

15: Wednesday: Deadline for submissions for the June 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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