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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 December 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.

November 2019

18: Monday: 6:00 PM:Mensa Qualification Testing at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library at 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Sign in starts at 5:30. Please let your bright friends, relatives, colleagues and anyone else you know who might be qualified for Mensa know about this testing opportunity. Also let them know that during November evaluation of a prior test score is FREE (normally $60). Point of contact is our Testing Coordinator, Todd Bowman, testing@dayton.us.mensa.org or 937-546-7885.

21: Thursday 11/21, 6:00 – 7:30 PM : Lunar Mythology and Primitive Science at the Fairborn Branch Library, 1 E. Main St., Fairborn, in the lower level, elevator accessible meeting room. Barbara Krabec will present the same program she presented at the Columbus RG. DAM will provide a couple of pizzas; you bring your beverage. No alcohol or smoking are permitted. For info contact Barbara at barbkrabec@aol.com or 937-767-2590.

December 2019

05: Thursday: 11:30:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Bunch At Applebee’s Grill & Bar, 1991 Harner Dr, Xenia, OH 45385, (937) 372-2600. 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 Dan Horine at (home) 937-435-9753, (cell) 937-238-8794 or (e-mail) .

06-08: Friday through Sunday: Cincinnati Area Mensa Regional Gathering: CAM RG 2019 'CAMaraderie’ At the Doubletree Suites by Hilton, 6300 East Kemper Rd, Sharonville, OH. See https://cincymensa.org/RG2019/ for details.

07: Saturday: 10:00-11:30AM: Dayton Mensa Gifted Youth Event at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414, (937) 275-7431. Free to Mensa Members.  An adult chaperone must stay with the child.  Space is limited.  RSVP by Dec 1, 2019.  Text your RSVP to 440.796.4867 or e-mail . Check in at the Education Entrance. Start off with a tour of museum exhibit highlights. Then, get up-close and personal with live animals! Observe, explore, and compare the characteristics and behaviors of these animals and learn more about their natural environments utilizing Science on a Sphere! An introduction to how to use the supplemental kiosk following the program will be presented. Museum admission for the day is included, so you can stay afterward.

12: Thursday: 11:59 PM: Calendar Deadline Please send your items for next month’s calendar to calendar editor , or 937-878-2378 by midnight tonight.

13: Friday: 7:00 PM: DAM Election & Awards Party, Steering Committee Meeting At the home of Dan Schneider, 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. Food and beverages will be provided by DAM. Come on out and cheer for your new steers and award winners! Contact Dan for more information at RSVP to Dan Schneider by text to 210.262.3742, or .

14: Saturday: 6:30 - 11:00 PM: DAM Games Night  At 4391 Powder Horn Dr., Beavercreek 45432. The Schneider Family welcomes you to a fun night of playing games. Bring a snack or treat to share, and maybe that awesome game you've been wanting to play. If you want pizza, bring a few bucks (~$3) to contribute. BYOB. Our M friends from Cincinnati and Columbus are welcome to join us. RSVP to Dan Schneider by text to 210.262.3742, or email . (We'll be playing whether you RSVP or not, so don't let that stop you.)

15: Sunday: 11:59:59 PM: Deadline for MPULSE submissions Please send your items for next month’s MPULSE to the or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 309 Bending Branch Ln, Miamisburg, OH 45342-7627 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

18: Wednesday: 7:00-9:00 PM: M-Bibers Drink Tank Each month, the M-bibers visit one of the best breweries, dynamic distilleries, and welcoming watering holes in the Dayton area. This month, we visit Mudlick Tap House at 135 East 2nd Street, Dayton, 45402, (937) 895-4066. They feature tap beer, house cocktails, wine, and high-end spirits -- plus a chef-inspired menu of "culinary creations" made from scratch. Look for a yellow Mensa table sign. RSVP to Dan Schneider at . On site, if you need help finding the group, you can call or text Dan at 210.262.3742. (See the food and drink menus at http://mudlicktaphouse.com/.) And as always, please think and drink responsibly!

19: Thursday: 6:30 PM: Out DAM Dinner At Nida Thai Cuisine, 853 E Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459, (937) 221-8600, https://www.facebook.com/nidathaicuisine/ It’s in a small strip mall, behind The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship and not easily seen from Franklin St. Please come and join us for some excellent Thai fare. If you know someone who may be qualified for Mensa membership, please bring them along. For information or to RSVP please contact your Mensa host or 937-878-2378 preferably by 1:00 PM day of event. At the last minute please RSVP by text or voice to 937-238-6506 any time. If you text please include your name. RSVPs very much appreciated. It will help to know how many are coming, even at the last minute while you’re on your way, so we can ask for a table the right size. Please don’t text while driving. Look for a yellow “table tent” with black Mensa logo or ask the staff where the Mensa group is. If you just can’t RSVP please come on over anyway and we’ll make room.

31: Tuesday: 7:00 PM: New Year's Eve Party New Year’s Eve Party for DAMs, Ms and other family and friends. 39 Vinway Ct. Dayton, OH 45415, (in Clayton), home of Dan Richardson and Gwen Raab. Food, fun, and great conversation, 7:00 ‘til ? Dog inside, smoking outside. BYOB beer/wine. RSVPs appreciated, but not required. For more information contact Gwen @ 937-681-7317 or , or Dan @ 937-751-7330 or .


January 2020

12: Sunday: 11:59 PM: Calendar Deadline Please send your items for next month’s calendar to calendar editor , or 937-878-2378 by midnight tonight.

15: Wednesday: 11:59:59 PM: Deadline for MPULSE submissions Please send your items for next month’s MPULSE to the or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 309 Bending Branch Ln, Miamisburg, OH 45342-7627 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

25: Saturday: 6:30 PM: Chinese New Year Celebration & Out DAM Dinner  Please join us in celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Rat at J Y Bamboo Restaurant, 609 N. Broad St., Fairborn, 937-754-9912, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese Restaurant, Fairborn, OH, Online Order, Dine In, Take Out, Online Coupon, Discount Menu, Customer Review. It’s 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 Dick Martin, , home 937-878-2378 or cell (voice or text) 937-238-6506. If you text please include your name so we’ll know whom to expect. RSVPs very much appreciated, preferably by 4:00 PM, day of event. 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.

Latest News

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Added 04/02/2019 by
Photos from the 2019 RG have been posted to the Event Photos Page.

Added 12/31/2018 by
Your new Steering Committee was elected at the Annual Awards and Election Party, Saturday December 8th.

Added 07/11/2018 by
Dayton Area Mensa was recognized by American Mensa with the Emerald Jewel Award.

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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