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Dreaming of Winter?


Winter Time Fun, that is.

That’s the theme for the Regional Gathering for Central Indiana Mensa, January 29-31, 2016 at the Clarion at the Waterfront on Indianapolis’ west side.

Not a Mensa member? Now is your time! A paid full weekend registration includes a ticket to take the Mensa test on Saturday morning at no additional charge.

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Outdoor Gathering

OMG! Outdoor Mensa Gathering!
May 20, 21, 22 2016  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 $55 per person! Saturday only is $35. 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! Click here for a registration form to complete and mail with your check to Teresa Gregory, 6076 Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219.

Or, to register and pay online, visit http://cim-og-2016.eventbrite.com

Questions? Email rg.registrar@yahoo.com


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Monthly Meeting

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.


Quality Inn Castleton

8380 Kelly Lane

Indianapolis, IN 46250

(317) 849-8555



February 2016 speaker

Join us February 12, when we will learn about the Indiana Medical History Museum from the director herself!

Can’t wait that long? Join us January 29-31, 2016 for the CIM Regional Gathering!



CIM Bylaws Revision Is Now Underway! – Update 3

The Bylaws of Central Indiana Mensa, which are now nearly 20 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

The American Mensa (AML) Bylaws Committee has completed its review and sent the CIM committee its requirements and recommendations. The CIM committee has, in turn, made revisions and returned the updated document to the AML committee for a second review. Once the AML Bylaws Committee has made sure that everything is aligned with American Mensa and Mensa International, they will notify us of the approval to begin  our official 90-day voting period as a local group. Exciting times indeed!

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


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 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/

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!  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!