Election Results Are In!

Central Indiana Mensa‚Äôs biennial election for ExCom (ExCom = Executive Committee, the board that conducts the day-to-day business of CIM) was held on September 9, 2016. The results are: Jan Pfeil Doyle, LocSec; and Jon Applegate, Ethan Blocher-Smith, Ann Hake, Diane O’Brien, Karen Wilczewski, Kurt Williams, Bob Zdanky, and Karen Zwick. Many thanks to the nominating committee (Larry Marcus, Teresa Gregory, and Alan Schmidt) for their efforts in assembling the slate of nominees; and to Petra Ritchie, who headed the election committee and made sure the ballots were counted correctly.

The election also included a vote on the bylaws revision; this passed overwhelmingly amongst all who cast a vote on the issue. These results were reported promptly to the national bylaws committee by our dedicated local bylaws committee chair, Marcele Everest. The national committee responded just as promptly and gave our new bylaws final approval as of September 10, 2016! Our new bylaws can be accessed here


Click here to view the October 2016 calendar.

Our apologies – we are having a few problems with our website, including the Upcoming Events list. If you have questions, feel free to email us at mind.editor (at) yahoo.com.

Mensa Admission Testing

Our next test session will be in October 2016 in the Indianapolis area:

Sunday Oct 16

Mensa Admission Test:
1 pm Registration
1:30 Test

Culture Fair Test:
3 pm Registration
3:30 Test

116th and Rangeline Road area in Carmel, IN

Please email the Testing Coordinator – teresa.gregory@yahoo.com – for the exact location and to reserve your place. Please put “Testing” in the subject line.

The fee of $20 is payable by cash, check, or any major credit card. You can also purchase a voucher for the fee ahead of time at www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/testingvoucher/. Candidates between 14-17 years old are required to have one of their parents also sign the registration form in my presence at the testing site. I am not permitted to test candidates under 14 years old. Candidates under 14 will need to apply to the American Mensa, Ltd. national office in Arlington, Texas using approved prior testing evidence. A partial list of accepted tests and scores is available at: www.us.mensa.org/join/testscores/qualifyingscores/. Further questions about prior evidence admission to Mensa may be answered by calling 817-607-0060.

No smoking, calculators, or scratch paper are allowed. Candidates are permitted to take each of the two tests comprising the Mensa Admissions Test battery only once in their lives. Candidates who qualify on either test will be invited to become a member. Please bring one or two #2 pencils. I also have plenty of extras.

The information above refers to the regular Mensa Admission Test. Please contact the Testing Coordinator if you are interested in taking the Culture Fair test.

Teresa Gregory
Testing Coordinator
Central Indiana Mensa

Mensa Cinder (GenX/GenY) Survey

As part of keeping Cinder, the GenX/GenY activity group, up to date and exciting for its members, I (Ethan) have put together a survey for our members. If you aren’t on the email list, and are a member of Mensa who is 18+/GenX/GenY, please take this survey and let me know how to best represent your interests! Also, if I don’t have your email be sure to put it in the comments section of the survey!



-Ethan Blocher-Smith

Join CIM’s Meetup Group!

Now there is another way to stay connected to Central Indiana Mensa: on our Meetup group!

According to the Meetup.com website,

Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

Joining Meetup is free, and is a great way to stay in touch and get the latest information on news and events. Meetup will send you updates and notices about your groups’ events, including any last-minute changes to already-scheduled events. You can also use the site to suggest events, RSVP to events, have discussions on line, or even find other groups devoted to your myriad other interests!

Come check out the group now! http://www.meetup.com/Central-Indiana-Mensa/