Dayton Area Mensa Activities
We have activities for a variety of interests, personalities, and ages. You will find a detailed list with descriptions on the Events and Gatherings Page. The Events Calendar Page and Coming Events Tab of the Home Page has the current schedule of events. The events in the Calendar has links to interactive maps to help you find your way and the most of the entries on the Coming Events Tab has a link to the contact person's email in the event you have questions or want to RSVP.
We are famous for our monthly Games Night, and for the great food we make, whether for small or large gatherings. There are monthly opportunities for trying out a variety of cuisines when members gather at area restaurants during our Lunch Bunch and our Out DAM Dinner events. Occasionally, we also have a dinner for new members that is a very popular forum for new members to get to know each other and existing members.
Every month, our Steering Committee gets together for dinner and a business meeting at which finances are reviewed and decisions about upcoming events and activities are made. Members are always welcome to attend to watch their elected officers in action as they manage the affairs and plan the events for the whole membership.
There are two major annual events that are always well-attended:
The Regional Gathering (RG) is held over a weekend in March or April at a hotel in Dayton and is well-attended by both Dayton Area Mensa members and members of other Mensa chapters from around Ohio and other states. There are a wide variety of guest speaker sessions, some of which highlight important social and environmental issues. There are games and tournaments, socialization events, including opportunities for young Mensans, and a dance.
In the autumn, we have a Member Appreciation Picnic at one of the Dayton area MetroParks that has always been a lot of fun. There are always opportunities for volunteers for a variety of tasks at both the RG and Picnic, as well as all of the monthly events on our calendar. If you're interested in helping out in either a planning and organizing capacity, or just to help out with a specific job, please let us know. The event listed in the Home Page Coming Events Tab usually has a link to launch an email to the event's contact person should you want to help out.