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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 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 Benefits 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.

December 2021


07: Tuesday: 6:00 PM: Out DAM Dinner
At Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, 1535 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, 937-767-9000. They offer excellent Caribbean fare. Several very good vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher and halal dishes are available for those who prefer them. RSVPs by 5:00 PM appreciated to host Dick Martin, dick_martinus@yahoo.com, (H) 937-878-2378, (M) 937-238-6506. Look for the yellow “table tent” with black Mensa table-and-globe logo on our table..

11: Saturday: 12:00 PM: Second Saturday Lunch Bunch
This month: El Riacho Mexican Restaurant, 143 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, OH 45324, (937) 878-0500. It’s across from Ace Handyman Hardware. RSVPs by 10:30 AM appreciated to host Dick Martin, dick_martinus@yahoo.com, (H) 937-878-2378, (M) 937-238-6506. If Dick has at least one RSVP by 10:30 he’ll be there to meet you, otherwise he probably won’t go just to eat alone. The food there is excellent, but Mensan camaraderie is even better. Look for the yellow “table tent” with black Mensa table-and-globe logo on our table.

11: Saturday: 7:00 - 10:00 PM:DAM Election and Awards Party and Steering Committee Meeting
At the home of Jo Stull, 409 South Hyatt St., Tipp City. Come and meet your newly elected Steering Committee for 2022. RSVPs to Jo, (937)667-6762, jostull@aol.com . Directions - Exit off I 75 and travel east, the 4th stop light is Hyatt and Main (Dairy Queen on your left, fire station on the right) turn south (right) and drive 4 blocks to the intersection of South Hyatt and 5th, house is on your left. Masking policy: If you are not fully vaccinated for COVID, please wear a mask while in the house. The host is fully vaccinated.

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 Editor at editor@dayton.us.mensa.org or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 459 E. Rahn Rd., Dayton, OH 45429-5948 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

15: Wednesday: 6:00 PM: Mensa Qualification Test
at Fellowship Hall of Dorothy Lane American Baptist Church, 960 W. Dorothy Lane, Kettering. Sign in starts at 5:45. If you know anyone who might be interested in testing for Mensa membership, please let them know about this testing opportunity and give them a Mensa brochure. For information, contact our Testing Coordinator, Todd Bowman testing@dayton.us.mensa.org or 937-546-7885.

15: Wednesday: 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Cincinnati Area Gifted Youth (GY) Event – Ice Skating
Show off your skating skills or just try and stay up! At Summit Park in Blue Ash- 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242). Cost: CAM-GYP kids are FREE- compliments of CAM-GYP. All others are $7 and that includes skates. Click here to RSVP and register.

January 2022


8: Saturday: 12:00 PM: Second Saturday Lunch Bunch
This month: La Colombiana Restaurante, 2495 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431, (937) 878-0500. It’s across from Ace Handyman Hardware. RSVPs by 10:30 AM appreciated to host Dick Martin, dick_martinus@yahoo.com, (H) 937-878-2378, (M) 937-238-6506. If Dick has at least one RSVP by 10:30 he’ll be there to meet you, otherwise he probably won’t go just to eat alone. The food there is excellent, but Mensan camaraderie is even better. Look for the yellow “table tent” with black Mensa table-and-globe logo on our table.

11: Tuesday: 6:00 PM: New Members Welcome Dinner
Please join us at O'Charley's, 7030 Miller Lane, Dayton, OH 45414. 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 any quarterly 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 will have a count and will know what size table to ask for. To RSVP or for more information, contact Dan Richardson at 937-751- 7330 or or Gwen Raab at 937-681-7317 or . Ask the restaurant staff for Mensa or look for the yellow table tent with black Mensa logo. If you didn't RSVP, please come on out anyway and we'll make room.

12: Wednesday: 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: Saturday: 11:59:59 PM: Deadline for MPULSE submissions
Please send your items for next month’s MPULSE to the Editor at editor@dayton.us.mensa.org or by postal mail to MPULSE Editor, 459 E. Rahn Rd., Dayton, OH 45429-5948 arriving on or before the fifteenth of the month.

17: Monday: 12:30 - 4:00 PM: Cincinnati Area Gifted Youth (GY) Event – The Science Behind PIXAR
At Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203. Cost: CAM-GYP kids are $3.50 discount compliments of CAM-GYP, Non-CAM-GMP kids are $12.50, Adults are $16.50. Click here to RSVP. Please indicate if in January you will be a Cincinnati Museum Center member.

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.

CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT
Added 09/27/2020 by
On September 26, a number of DAMs gathered at Jacoby Road Canoe launch to help evaluate stream health of the Little Miami River. Photos have been posted to the Event Photos Page.

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 positions 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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