2017 OMG! – Outdoor Mensa Gathering!

OMG! Outdoor Mensa Gathering

May 19, 20, and 21, 2017
Versailles State Park, Southeast Indiana

An outdoor excursion to a group of cabins in the woods. Reasonably described as “camping-lite,” the Outdoor Mensa Gathering (or OMG!) is a trip to the great outdoors of Indiana, with a campfire, hiking, board games, card games, guided discussions, and other activities. The next OMG is May 19-21, 2017 at the Versailles State Park.

Please join us for a laid-back weekend in the woods. If you’re thinking that you aren’t the “out-doorsy” type, think again! You get food, lodging, scenery, and more for only $55 per person! Saturday only is $35. Kids up to age 6 are $25, and ages 6-12 are $40. There is also a per-car park entry fee. So grab your sleeping bags and towels, and join us at Versailles State Park. Click here for a registration form or register online at cim-og-2017.eventbrite.com.

Calendar

Click to view the February 2017 Calendar.

Previous calendars can be viewed in their respective newsletters.

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Mensa Admission Testing

Please email the Testing Coordinator Karen Zwick – karen.zwick (at) outlook.com – for the dates and locations. Please put “Testing” in the subject line.

We are planning to have testing sessions in March and April. As soon as the dates and locations are final, we will post them here.

The fee of $40 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. We are 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 Mensa’s national office at 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.

Karen Zwick
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!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57276PP

Thanks!

-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/