Dayton Area Mensa

DAYTON AREA MENSA
459 East Rahn Road
Dayton, Ohio 45429

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Welcome to Dayton Area Mensa

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Welcome you to our website. Whether you're a first-time visitor looking for information About Us or About Mensa, or a member checking the Events Calendar, we're glad you're here. Please explore our site, including the Frequently Asked Questions Page, and we hope you find all the information you're seeking. If you have any questions or questions, please take advantage of our Contact Us 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.

JUNE 2017

01: Thursday: 11:30. 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. Restaurant is next to the Firestone Tire store. They offer a wide variety of excellent Chinese fare plus Japanese sushi, Korean kimchi and several desserts, all you can eat. We will be at a large table in the main dining room and 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 .

03: Saturday, 12n. Saturday Lunch Bunch. Please join us at noon at the Maharaja Indian Restaurant, 3464 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH. (937) 431-1414 for their excellent Indian lunch buffet. Menu is on the website. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent. RSVPs for a head count will be appreciated by 11am to host . If you didn't RSVP, please come on over anyway and we'll be happy to make room for you.

05: Monday: 4:30. Electric Vehicles - is 2017 the Tipping Point? At The Book Factory, 2302 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton. Please join us for a presentation by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and Clean Fuels Ohio to learn more about electric vehicles and the potential for growth in the Dayton area.

05: Monday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 1216 Autumn Wind Court, Centerville. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

06: Tuessday: 6:30pm. Impromptu Out DAM Dinner. The Impromptu Out DAM Dinner hosted by Beth Weiss at Yaffa Grill last month went off so well I think we ought to do it again. Please join us Tuesday June, 6:30 PM at Yung's Cafe, 1328 Kauffman Ave. Fairborn, 937-879-2880 for some excellent Korean home cooking. Korean food is generally spicy but here you can specify the spice level you want, from mild to four alarm. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent. RSVPs for a head count will be appreciated by 3:00 PM to host . If you didn't RSVP, please come on over anyway and we'll be happy to make room for you.The bulgogi beef is delicious, and Dick also likes the bon-chon appetizers. (Don’t know what bon-chon is? Come on over and try some.)

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.
Please join us this month for The Orchid Doctor (you can register from the link). Ever admired an orchid corsage, or seen a Moth Orchid and wondered "Can I grow that?" This Cafe Science talk will focus on the basics of orchid culture (lighting, watering, potting, etc.) and give you a chance to ask the Orchid Doctor questions about any plants you may already own that are not performing up to potential.

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.

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

14: Sunday: Mensa Qualification Test at the Beavercreek Branch Library, 3618 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, OH. Point of contact is Testing Coordinator,

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

17: Saturday: 11:30am-8pm. Cincinnati Area Mensa (CAM) Annual Picnic at the At Blue Ash Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, OH. You're invited to bring yourself, your family, and/or significant others to CAM's annual Member Appreciation Picnic on Saturday, June 17 at the Blue Ash Nature Park. We'll start setting up for the day around 11:30 am, and the picnic will go on until about 8 pm. CAM will supply chips and pretzels and pop, plus burgers and hotdogs which we'll grill at lunchtime and suppertime. If you'd like to grill or drink something else (including alcohol), please bring it. Also - if you can - bring a side dish to share. For the gamers, we'll have some cards and games. Feel free to bring your favorites from your own collection if you like. We're likely to have a great kid's track as well (in the early-planning stage at press time). People can RSVP to . If you don't RSVP, come anyway.
Special Events for Young Mensans:
• 1pm: Bocce Ball Tournament (For Mensans, siblings or friends age 18 and under. Very young participants may bring an adult helper).
• 2pm: Water Balloon Toss (Bring a partner or we’ll provide one. Adult participants must be accompanied by a Mensan under 18 yrs).
• 3pm: Watermelon Eating Contest (For Mensans 18 and under. Think pie-eating contest but with watermelon slices. Slices will be size-adjusted based on the age/size of the participant).

19: Monday: 6-8:30pm. DAM Think Tank. We will meet in the Dayton Metro Libraries branch, Wilmington-Stroop Library, meeting room, (3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering) for our regular monthly discussion group. DAM will provide Pizza Hut pizza; BYOB. DAMs and their families and friends will get together for more than idle chitchat. Tables and chairs will be ready for you. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. Paul Merenski will moderate an orderly and polite discussion on health care. is the contact. The discussions are always lively, so come and join in!

24: Saturday: 7pm. DAM Games Night. We've been without a monthly games night for many moons now, and the Mosconi family would like to step up and get something going again. Come on over to 5501 Brampton Road in Kettering to help us kick off a renewed tradition of gaming. The house is on the corner of a cul de sac, so there's plenty of street parking. We have lots of games and decks of cards, but feel free to bring your own if you have favorites that we might not have. There's a plentiful supply of water and ice, and a few snacks will be available, but again, feel free to bring your preferred beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to share. RSVPs to are encouraged but not required. Note: Dog-frienly house for anyone with allergies. Also older gaming children are welcome.

JULY 2017

05: 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. This month's program: Charles Kettering: A Personal Look. Chuck Johnson, former research assistant for the Charles F. Kettering Research Laboratory in Yellow Springs, will take you on a journey of Mr. Kettering's accomplishments and inventions.

06: Thursday: 11:30-1pm. Lunch Bunch at 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 Rd. 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: 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: Monday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 1216 Autumn Wind Court, Centerville. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

11: Tuesday: 6:30pm. New Members Welcome Dinner. Please join us at Chili's, 2762 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH, (937) 429-3979, across from the Fairfield Commons Mall. Active members, 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) as our welcoming gift to you. The restaurant can accommodate gluten free, vegetarian, kosher and/or halal dietary needs. Please RSVP so we'll have a count and will know what size table to ask for. To RSVP or for more information, contact or . 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.

12: Wednesday: Deadline for submissions for the August Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Saturday: Deadline for submissions for the August MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

17: Monday: 6-8:30pm. DAM Think Tank. We will meet in the Dayton Metro Libraries branch, Wilmington-Stroop Library, meeting room, (3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering) for our regular monthly discussion group. DAM will provide Pizza Hut pizza; BYOB. DAMs and their families and friends will get together for more than idle chitchat. Tables and chairs will be ready for you. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. Paul Merenski will moderate an orderly and polite discussion on health care. is the contact. The discussions are always lively, so come and join in!

18: 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 Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

22: Saturday, 12n. Saturday Lunch Bunch. Please join us at noon at Chili's, 2762 N Fairfield Rd., Beavercreek, OH. (937) 429-3979 across from the Fairfield Commons Mall. Look for the yellow Mensa table tent. RSVPs for a head count will be appreciated by 11am to host . If you didn't RSVP, please come on over anyway and we'll be happy to make room for you.

28: Friday: 1-3pm. Mensa Qualification Test at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429. Point of contact is Testing Coordinator,

AUGUST 2017

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. Program: Railway Transportation and the Rise of the South Dayton Suburbs Please join us for a presentation about how the earliest suburban plats to the south of Dayton developed under the influence of steam and electric-powered railways. These railways were important connections between Dayton and outlying communities, especially from the late 1890s through the World War 1 years.

07: Monday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 1216 Autumn Wind Court, Centerville. For more information, contact . Come and see your governing committee at work.

08: Tuesday: 11:30. Lunch Bunch at Frickers Restaurant, 1818 Woodman Drive, Dayton, OH 45420, (937) 252-9007. 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 .

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 August Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

12: Saturday: 12n. Saturday Lunch Bunch at J.Y. Bamboo, 609 N. Broad Street, Fairborn, across from the Firestone tire store. 937-754-9912. They offer excellent Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese fare including sushi. RSVPs for a head count will be appreciated by 11am to host . Look for a yellow “table tent” with black Mensa logo or ask the staff where the Mensa group is.

15: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the August MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: 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 The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

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WEBMASTER BICYCLING IN RIDE CINCINNATI
Updated 04/30/2017 by
June 14th, Lonny Burger (your webmaster) is again participating in Ride Cincinnati with a 63 mile bike ride to raise funds for Barrett Cancer Center's (University of Cincinnati) cancer research. Anyone wishing to support his ride and donation to this important work (any amount helps) can visit his Ride Cincinnati Support page and click on the Support Me button. Should you want to join in the ride, or just want to find out more about this charity, you can visit the Ride Cincinnati Website.

LOOKING FOR PHOTOS FROM 2017 REGIONAL GATHERING
Updated 04/30/2017 by
The 2017 Regional Gathering, DAMNations 30 - 3D RG, was a great time, but your Webmaster was unable to attend. If anyone took photos of the event and would like them shared on the Events PhotosPage, please email about how to get your photos to him.

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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