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CIM Bylaws Revision Is Now Underway!

The Bylaws of Central Indiana Mensa, which are now 19 years old(!), are undergoing a revision. This revision is necessary in order to bring our current Bylaws into compliance with the requirements of

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CIM Bylaws Revision Is Now Underway!

Join CIM’s Meetup Group!

Now there is another way to stay connected to Central Indiana Mensa: Meetup! According to the Meetup.com website, Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for

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Join CIM’s Meetup Group!

Mensa Admissions Testing 2015

All Indianapolis Mensa Admissions Testing for 2015, except for the October session, will be held at the Wayne Library, 198 South Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. The October session will take

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Mensa Admissions Testing 2015

Outdoor Gathering

OMG! Outdoor Mensa Gathering! May 15,16,17 2015  Versailles State Park, Indiana Please join us for a laid-back weekend in the woods. If you’re thinking that you aren’t the “out-doorsy” type,

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Outdoor Gathering

Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you have what it takes to join Mensa?  You probably do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.  Think of it this way; 1 in 50 people already qualify, and most don’t even know it!  I

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Do You Have What It Takes?

CIM Bylaws Revision Is Now Underway!

by on May 1, 2015 at 9:10 pm

The Bylaws of Central Indiana Mensa, which are now 19 years old(!), are undergoing a revision. This revision is necessary in order to bring our current Bylaws into compliance with the requirements of Mensa International, as well as to modernize them in general.

A committee of volunteers has undertaken this task:

Marcele Everest – chair
Jon Applegate
Ethan Blocher-Smith
Leo Doyle
Teresa Gregory
Ann Hake
Petra Ritchie – proofreader

However, the committee can’t update the Bylaws alone! The input and ultimate approval of Central Indiana Mensa will be needed. Keep your eyes open for updates to the process in MIND.

Click here for a copy of the current Bylaws of Central Indiana Mensa.

in Indianapolis

Mensa Admissions Testing 2015

by on August 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

All Indianapolis Mensa Admissions Testing for 2015, except for the October session, will be held at the Wayne Library, 198 South Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. The October session will take place at the Haughville Library, 2121 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Dates of testing for 2015 are:

Saturday, February 21
Saturday, April 11
Saturday, June 13
Saturday, August 8
Saturday, October 17

For each testing session, registration begins at 10:00 am Indianapolis time and testing begins at 11:00. Testing will last until around 12:20 pm. More information on the Mensa Admission Test may be found at http://www.us.mensa.org/join/testing/ .

Registration takes only about 5-10 minutes. The fee of $40 is payable by cash, check, or any major credit card. Candidates between 14-17 years old are required to have one of their parents also sign the registration form in the presence of the proctor at the testing site. (Testing for candidates under 14 years old is not currently permitted – candidates under 14 may 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 http://www.us.mensa.org/join/testscores/qualifyingscores/. Further questions about prior evidence admission to Mensa may be answered by contacting Timothy Brooks at 817-607-0060, extension 5529.)

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.

QUESTIONS:  Feel free to e-mail me at editor32@outlook.com, or telephone or text me at  317-431-8645. Good luck to all candidates.

Steve Merchant
Certified Mensa Proctor

 

in Indianapolis

Join CIM’s Meetup Group!

by on January 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

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

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/

in Indianapolis

Outdoor Gathering

by on April 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

OMG! Outdoor Mensa Gathering!
May 15,16,17 2015  Versailles State Park, Indiana

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 $50 per person! Saturday only is $30. Kids up to age 6 are $20, and ages 6-12 are $35. There is also a per-car park entry fee ($5). So grab your sleeping bags and towels, and join us at Versailles State Park. (No, it’s not that Versailles, but you are welcome to eat cake if you want to.)

It’s not too soon to sign up – you don’t even have to pay in advance! Please just RSVP by email to rg.registrar@yahoo.com to let us know you are coming (and so we will buy enough food for you.) Click here for a registration form.

Or, to register and pay online, visit http://cim-og-2015.eventbrite.com

 

Do You Have What It Takes?

by on April 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Do you have what it takes to join Mensa?  You probably do, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.  Think of it this way; 1 in 50 people already qualify, and most don’t even know it!  In the U.S. alone, six million people already qualify, but may not know it.  Are you one of them?

The only requirement to join Mensa is to have an IQ in the top 2% of the population.  Depending on the test, you need an IQ of at least 130-132 to qualify.  American Mensa accepts scores from approximately 200 standardized intelligence tests. Here is a list of the most common ones.  Schools typically will have your records on file, so give them a call.  If you have the documentation on hand, then go ahead and begin the prior evidence application process.

Don’t have documentation?  Not a problem.  Mensa also offers our very own admission testing in your area.  The test is approximately two hours and offered to anyone 14 years or older.  Fill out the form on this page and we will contact you about your local testing dates and locations.

Are you ready to give it a shot?  Take a look at this link from the national site to get you started. If you need help, we’re always here to point you in the right direction.

Are you ready to give it a shot?  If you have qualifying documentation, print your application and send it in!

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Monthly Meeting

by on April 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Our local group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month starting at 7:00pm.  Snacks are provided.  A speaker enlightens us and broadens our horizons.  We spend the rest of the evening enjoying the company of other Mensans and playing games.

If you’re considering membership, please join us!  We’d love to get to know you and answer any questions you may have.  We’re a quirky group full of smart people just like you!

Check out the Newsletter MIND to find out which exciting topic will be presented this month.

 

Note Our New Meeting Location!

Quality Inn Castleton

8380 Kelly Lane

Indianapolis, IN 46250

(317) 849-8555

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June Speaker

Come help kick off our Monthly Gatherings in our new location with a bang! Our June program will feature Max Hill, who will speak on the contribution of the “brown water navy” to the Union victory in his presentation, “River Gunboats in the Civil War.”

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in Indianapolis

Upcoming Events

Jun
6
Sat
2015
10:00 am Ham ‘n’ Eggs (Hamilton County Eg... @ SoHo Cafe & Gallery
Ham ‘n’ Eggs (Hamilton County Eg... @ SoHo Cafe & Gallery
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 – noon. Drop in any time for casual conversation, lively discussion, and a hearty breakfast.
2:00 pm Muncie Area Group Meeting @ The MTCup - In the Village
Muncie Area Group Meeting @ The MTCup - In the Village
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For those familiar with the Ball State area, it’s in the Village.
Jun
7
Sun
2015
2:00 pm Bridge Club @ venue will change each month
Bridge Club @ venue will change each month
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For over 30 years there has been a Mensa bridge group. We begin at 2 pm and end by 6 pm.  The members rotate as hosts.  The group has a casual, non duplicate, approach to bridge. We enjoy each others’ company. If interested in joining us, call or e-mail for location.
Jun
12
Fri
2015
7:00 pm Monthly Gathering @ Quality Inn Castleton
Monthly Gathering @ Quality Inn Castleton
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Monthly Gathering @ Quality Inn Castleton | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Our monthly meetings are held the 2nd Friday of every month.  We typically hear a speaker, enjoy  light refreshments, chat and play games.  Meetings are open to the public, so come as our guest to see if Mensa is right for you! Details are published each month in the Newsletter: MIND and on our Meetup ...
Jun
15
Mon
2015
8:00 pm Paducah Area Group Meeting @ Location - contact Charles Rawlings
Paducah Area Group Meeting @ Location - contact Charles Rawlings
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anyone in the area is welcome to join fellow Mensans for dinner.
Jun
16
Tue
2015
5:30 pm MINDBending/ExCom @ Midwest Internet
MINDBending/ExCom @ Midwest Internet
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Third Tuesday of the month.  MINDBending is the preparation of next month’s MIND for mailing.  Come help with sealing, labeling, and stamping the MINDs.  Pizza and soft drinks provided. Stay for the Executive Committee meeting for insight into the workings of Central Indiana Mensa.
Jun
17
Wed
2015
12:00 pm Indy Lunch Bunch @ Double Eagle Café (at the Scottish Rite Cathedral)
Indy Lunch Bunch @ Double Eagle Café (at the Scottish Rite Cathedral)
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Indy Lunch Bunch – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 12:00 NOON
Jun
26
Fri
2015
7:00 pm Cinder – the Gen-X Gen-Y SIG @ Ethan's Place
Cinder – the Gen-X Gen-Y SIG @ Ethan's Place
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lighting a Fire – Cinder SIG  is affiliated with both the national GenX-Ms and GenY-Ms SIGs  and intends to develop fun relationships with both younger Mensans and those considering membership/testing. Feel free to check out our Facebook page, follow our Twitter @M_Cinder for interesting stories. The November discussion will be virtual, the December discussion is ...
Jul
1
Wed
2015
12:00 pm Indy Lunch Bunch @ Double Eagle Café (at the Scottish Rite Cathedral)
Indy Lunch Bunch @ Double Eagle Café (at the Scottish Rite Cathedral)
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Indy Lunch Bunch – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 12:00 NOON  
Jul
4
Sat
2015
2:00 pm Muncie Area Group Meeting @ The MTCup - In the Village
Muncie Area Group Meeting @ The MTCup - In the Village
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For those familiar with the Ball State area, it’s in the Village.
Jul
5
Sun
2015
2:00 pm Bridge Club @ venue will change each month
Bridge Club @ venue will change each month
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For over 30 years there has been a Mensa bridge group. We begin at 2 pm and end by 6 pm.  The members rotate as hosts.  The group has a casual, non duplicate, approach to bridge. We enjoy each others’ company. If interested in joining us, call or e-mail for location.

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