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 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.

AUGUST 2017

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

19: Saturday: 7pm. DAM Games Night. Come on over to 5501 Brampton Road in Kettering for 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 are encouraged but not required. Email to RSVP or for questions. Note: dog-friendly house, for anyone with allergies; also older gaming children welcome.

29: Tuesday. Partial Solar Eclipse in the Dayton area. Please see the August MPULSE for information on eclipse viewing safety. The nearest place to see totality is Bowling Green, KY. There's loads more information in the August MPULSE about the eclipse with links to other websites about this event.

24: Thursday: 6pm. Mensa Qualification Test. At the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH. Point of contact is Testing Coordinator,

SEPTEMBER 2017

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

06: 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: Climate Change: What we know and what we don't know. Ecologist Yran McEwan, PhD, presents the facts about climate change and as assessment of the known vs. unknown.

07: Thursday: 11:30. Lunch Bunch at China Garden Buffet, 112 Woodman Drive, Dayton, OH 45420, (937) 791-9999, in the Airway Shopping Center. They offer a wide variety of Chese fare plus Japanese sushi, Korean kimche, and several desserts. All you can est. 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 .

09: Saturday: 4-7pm. Our Annual Members Appreciation Picnic will be at the Twin Oaks Shelter of Hills and Dales Metropark, 2655 South Patterson Blvd, Kettering. All food is provided, but you may want to bring lawn chairs, outdoor/indoor games, cards, sunscreen, bug repellent, interested friends and family. The meal is scheduled for 5pm. If you cannot go anywhere empty-handed, there's always room for brownies, snacks, etc. No alcohol, loose pets, signs, loud music, and the like. No RSVPs are necessary. For information, contact . We also reserved the shelter from 3-4 PM to allow for pre-picnic setup and 7-8 PM for cleanup. Please plan to help if you can.

12: Tuesday: Deadline for submissions for the October Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Friday: Deadline for submissions for the October MPULSE. Please forward your submissions to the .

16: Saturday: 7pm. DAM Games Night. This month's DAM Games night will again be on the third Saturday of the month. (Are we seeing a trend?) Come on over to 5501 Brampton Road in Kettering for a fun evening of gaming, kibbitzing, nibbling, and other essentials of life. 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 and snacks to share. RSVPs are encouraged but not required - email .

18: Monday: 6pm. 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. 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 a topic of current interest. Contact for more information or questions. The discussions are always lively, so come and join in!

19: 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 Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

OCTOBER 2017

02: Monday: 7pm. DAM Steering Committee Meeting at 1216 Autumn Wind Court, Centerville. 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.

12: Thursday: Deadline for submissions for the November Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

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.

15: Sunday: Deadline for submissions for the November 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 The Painter by Peter Heller. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

NOVEMBER 2017

01: 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.

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

09: 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: Sunday: Deadline for submissions for the November Calendar. Please forward your submissions to the .

15: Wednesday: Deadline for submissions for the November 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 The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell. This is a non-MENSA event so everyone is welcome. You do not have to RSVP. Point of contact is

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ANNUAL MEMBERS APPRECIATION PICNIC, SEPTEMBER 9
Updated 08/07/2017 by
Our Annual Members Appreciation Picnic will be at the Twin Oaks Shelter of Hills and Dales Metropark, 2655 South Patterson Blvd, Kettering. All food is provided but you may want to bring lawn chairs, outdoor/indoor games, cards, sunscreen, bug repellent, interested friends and family. The meal is scheduled for 5pm. If you cannot go anywhere empty-handed, there's always room for brownies, snacks, etc. No alcohol, loose pets, loud music and the like. No RSVPs are necessary. For information, contact . We also reserved the shelter from 3-4pm for pre-picnic setup and 7-8pm for cleanup. Please plan to help if you can.

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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