2017 RG: WTF – Winter Time Fun!

Regional Gathering:  WTF – Winter Time Fun!
January 27, 28, and 29, 2017

An indoor excursion to a hotel on the edge of Indianapolis. This activity draws people from groups all around the Midwest. With visitors from Chicago, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and Michigan, this event always has a weekend full of events designed to cater to the intelligent crowd. Previous events from the last few years under the theme “WTF-Winter Time Fun” include how to make and use a ‘bug-out’ bag, comedy shows, chocolate tasting, science lectures, discussions on copyright, and many more.

Please click here for a registration form. You may register online at Eventbrite. Here’s a map to the hotel: CIM RG Map. We have a 100% refund policy if your plans or the weather change.



Click to view the January 2017 Calendar.

Previous calendars can be viewed in the respective newsletters.

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

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

Next testing session:

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Registration: 9:30 am
Test: 10 am (testing lasts about 90 minutes)
Location: Clarion Hotel, 2930 Waterfront Parkway West, Indianapolis, IN 46214

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!



-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/