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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 April 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.

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.

February 2018

02: Friday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 E. Rahn Rd. Dayton, OH 45429. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

06: Tuesday: 11:30am. Lunch Bunch at Dayton Eastern Buffet, 5760 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449, phone (937) 293-2211. This Chinese restaurant is next to Kroger's grocery and a little north of Alex Bell Road and the Meijer store. 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 .

06: Tuesday: 6:30pm. Out DAM Dinner at Little Saigon, 1718 Woodman Drive, Dayton, 937-258-8010. 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 . RSVPs appreciated by email before Monday 2/5/18 at 6pm.

07: 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.

08: Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm. Jazz Series at DAI. Come join us on the second Thursday for the 2016 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: Sunday: 2-5pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa Gifted Youth Activity: Board Game Day. At the home of the Bruner family, 8659 Calumet Way, Cincinnati OH 45249. Take a break in the middle of a long winter's day to meet with a few good Mensa friends and totally destroy them at your favorite board game! Our featured games will likely be Catan and Exploding Kittens, but we're willing to accept the challenge of any (socially acceptable) game you bring to the table. Chess? You're on! Monopoly? Prepare to be defeated! Foosball? The table is downstairs! Bring your own game or play one of ours. Chips, cookies, soda and all manner of other unhealthy snacks will provided-- free! Bring a friend! RSVP by contacting us at .

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

15: Thursday: Deadline for submissions for the March MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

19: Monday: 6pm. Think Tank at DayAir Credit Union Building, Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville OH 45458, phone (937) 619-0143. We will meet in the lobby 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 is permitted. Paul Merenski will moderate an orderly and uncommonly polite discussion on the topic of "Divided States of America" (the increasing polarization of public opinion in our country). Contact host .

20: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). We will meet to discuss a book yet to be decided. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

24: Saturday: 5-6pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa Gifted Youth Activity at the Haile Planetarium on the campus of Northern Kentucky University, Room SC409, Dorothy Westerman Hermann Natural Science Center. We'll learn about the constellations of the February night sky. Event is free; parking garage charges will apply. Register by contacting .

28: Wednesday: 6-8pm. Membership Testing at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library at 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH. Point of contact for additional information or pre-registration is our Testing Coordinator,

March 2018

02: Friday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 459 E. Rahn Rd. Dayton, OH 45429. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

07: 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.

08: Thursday: 11:30-1pm. Lunch Bunch in the food court at the Mall at Fairfield Commons, 2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH. This location gives great access to underserved members north and east of Dayton. We all will have a great selection of food from the vendors and we'll eat together at a large table with 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. .

08: Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm. Jazz Series at DAI. Come join us on the second Thursday for the 2016 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.

10: Saturday: 12:30am-2:30pm. Membership Testing at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library at 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH. Point of contact for additional information or pre-registration is our Testing Coordinator,

10: Saturday: 7pm.Cincinnati Area Mensa Games Night at the home of home Troy Burch, 8164 Grey Fox Dr, West Chester, OH (north of Cincinnati). Bring a snack to share and BYOB. We will have games to play and time to laugh. Questions, contact .

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

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

20: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). We will meet to discuss a book yet to be decided. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

24: Saturday: 7pm. Games Night at the home of Dan Richardson and Gwen Raab, 39 Vinway Ct. Clayton, OH 45415. RSVPs would be very much appreciated, but come on over even if you didn't, we don’t need no stinkin' RSVPs. We're just less than two miles south of the Englewood Meijer. Vinway is straight across from the Circle-K. Exit 29 from I-70. Dog inside; smoking outside. Contact .

31: Annual Mensa Memberships Expire. Do your Mensa membership card and MPULSE and Bulletin mailing labels show an expiration date of 3/31/2018? If so and you have not renewed yet, please do so now. Please stay with us. If your renewal is not processed by the national office by close of business Friday March 30, you will not be a member of Mensa on April 1. Please don’t let that happen.

April 2018

03: Tuesday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be determined. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

04: 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.

6-8: The Regional Gathering has been cancelled for this year because we have been unable to locate a hotel to host the gathering.

12: Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm. Jazz Series at DAI. Come join us on the second Thursday for the 2016 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: Thursday: Deadline for submissions for the May Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

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

17: Tuesday: 6pm. Mystery Book Club is meeting at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3796 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH 45429, (937) 227-9509). We will meet to discuss a book yet to be decided. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

May 2018

02: 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.

08: Tuesday: 6:30pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at a location to be determined. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

10: Thursday: 5:30-8:30pm. Jazz Series at DAI. Come join us on the second Thursday for the 2016 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 June Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Tuesady: Deadline for submissions for the June 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.

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

THE 2018 REGIONAL GATHERING IS APRIL 6-8.
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The 2018 Regional Gathering, DAMNations 31 - 31 Flavors, will be here before you know it. Registration is open to book now and avoid the rush.

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.

THE WEBSITE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT FOR 2018
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We went live with a complete rebuild of the Dayton Area Mensa Website on January 1st.

The February MPULSE is available!

The February MPULSE has been published and is available for download on the MPULSE Page.

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