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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! – Update

Dreaming of Winter?

WTF! 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

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Dreaming of Winter?

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 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

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Outdoor Gathering

CIM Bylaws Revision Is Now Underway! – Update

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.

The committee has now completed a series of meetings to revise and update our bylaws with the intent to be in compliance with current guideline, while still allowing as much flexibility as possible. The next steps are to go through it once more as a committee, as well as to get feedback from CIM as a whole. Once we have decided upon a final form, the document will be sent to the American Mensa Bylaws Committee for approval; this ensures that everything is aligned with American Mensa and Mensa International. Once this approval is secured, we can start 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.

Click here to see the draft of the shiny new working version.

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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

 

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Outdoor Gathering

by on April 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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

 

Dreaming of Winter?

by on November 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

WTF!

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.

Get the Flyer!    Get the Map!

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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/

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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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July Speaker

Gerard Magliocca, the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca, a constitutional law scholar, will discuss the Bill of Rights in honor of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

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Upcoming Events

Jul
10
Fri
2015
7:00 pm Monthly Gathering @ Quality Inn Castleton
Monthly Gathering @ Quality Inn Castleton
Jul 10 @ 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!   Join us on July 10, 2015, when our Monthly Gathering speaker will ...
Jul
15
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 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Indy Lunch Bunch – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 12:00 NOON
Jul
19
Sun
2015
6:00 pm New Members Dinner & Mensans Din... @ Georgia Reese's Southern Table and Bar
New Members Dinner & Mensans Din... @ Georgia Reese's Southern Table and Bar
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join us for food, conversation, and the opportunity to welcome and get to know our new members. New members are invited to dinner (up to $20). The July edition of Mensans Dining Out will meet at Georgia Reese’s Southern Table and Bar 3454 W. 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46260 The August 16th edition of Mensans Dining Out ...
Jul
20
Mon
2015
8:00 pm Paducah Area Group Meeting @ Location - contact Charles Rawlings
Paducah Area Group Meeting @ Location - contact Charles Rawlings
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anyone in the area is welcome to join fellow Mensans for dinner.
Jul
21
Tue
2015
5:30 pm MINDBending/ExCom @ Midwest Internet
MINDBending/ExCom @ Midwest Internet
Jul 21 @ 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.
Jul
24
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
Jul 24 @ 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 ...
Aug
1
Sat
2015
10:00 am Ham ‘n’ Eggs (Hamilton County Eg... @ SoHo Cafe & Gallery
Ham ‘n’ Eggs (Hamilton County Eg... @ SoHo Cafe & Gallery
Aug 1 @ 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.
1:00 pm Culture Vulture after Ham’n Eggs @ Mormon Temple
Culture Vulture after Ham’n Eggs @ Mormon Temple
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The growing community of Mormons in central Indiana have been building a Temple in Carmel and they are holding an open house for the community. As the Temple will, when put into active use, only be accessible to members on special occasions, I suggest we take this opportunity to satisfy our curiosity about the architecture ...
Aug
2
Sun
2015
2:00 pm Bridge Club @ venue will change each month
Bridge Club @ venue will change each month
Aug 2 @ 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.
Aug
5
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)
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Indy Lunch Bunch – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 12:00 NOON  
Aug
13
Thu
2015
7:30 pm Mensa Meetup at the Monon Mixer @ Monon Community Center Waterpark
Mensa Meetup at the Monon Mixer @ Monon Community Center Waterpark
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Meet at the Monon Community Center Waterpark for swimming, floating on the Lazy River, surfing the FlowRider, scaling the Aquaclimb; listening to live music from the Tides Trio; drinking beer from a local brewer, wine from Indiana wineries; eating goodies from “gourmet” food trucks; hanging with your Mensa friends. I will try to reserve a ...
Aug
14
Fri
2015
7:00 pm Monthly Gathering @ Quality Inn Castleton
Monthly Gathering @ Quality Inn Castleton
Aug 14 @ 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!   Join us on July 10, 2015, when our Monthly Gathering speaker will ...
Aug
17
Mon
2015
8:00 pm Paducah Area Group Meeting @ Location - contact Charles Rawlings
Paducah Area Group Meeting @ Location - contact Charles Rawlings
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anyone in the area is welcome to join fellow Mensans for dinner.

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