Welcome!

Mensa of Western Washington (MWW) is a local group of American Mensa, which in turn is a national member of International Mensa, a society that is apolitical and free from all racial or religious distinctions. We welcome people from every walk of life whose IQs are in the top 2% of the population. Our primary objective is to enjoy a wide range of social and cultural activities. MWW currently has more than 1100 members and is the eighth largest group in American Mensa.

Mount Adams, photo by Joel Green

Mount Adams, photo by Joel Green

Ours is a fun, active group in a spectacular setting of majestic mountains, lush greenery, serene lakes, breathtaking ocean vistas, and the incomparable Puget Sound.

Our members enjoy a variety of frequent MWW activities throughout the area. So, if you’re a Mensa member, we hope you’ll register and visit the Members section with its Forums and an unabridged version of our Calendar. If you’re not a member, take a look at the public version of our Calendar to see what we do—and, we hope you’ll join!

Thinking of joining Mensa?

You can take the locally administered Mensa qualifying test!

Special pricing of Mensa Test in July!

Take the official Mensa Admission Test in July for just $20 (a $20 savings.) Mensa is the largest and most recognized association for people who share just one common trait: high intelligence. We are a community of knowledge seekers who enjoy conversation and camaraderie. And we would love for you to join us! One in fifty people qualify, why not you? Don’t delay, this special pricing is a limited time offer and is only valid from July 1 – July 31, 2015. Find your nearest testing session by visiting us.mensa.org/testingcalendar.

Or, you could submit scores from existing tests:

If you score in the top 2% in an accepted standardized IQ test, you may join Mensa. You might qualify with the scores from IQ tests you’ve already  taken (school, military, or private tests), or you can take the locally proctored test.

Our SteerCom at work

MWW Steering Committee

MWW Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee works diligently to provide excellent leadership for Mensa of Western Washington.

Pictured from left to right: Greg Chandra, 1st Member-at-Large; Wendy Hutchison, 3rd Member-at-Large; Mark Glancey,Recording Secretary; Jeannie Boag, 2nd Vice-President; Ruth Ballard, Treasurer; CathyRaye Hyland, President; and Paul Ferrari, 2nd Member-at-Large. Not pictured: Michelle Raksys, 1st Vice-President; Ed Ledger, 4th Member-at-Large.

Members, you are welcome to attend SteerCom meetings and to voice your opinions, suggestions, and concerns for up to 5 minutes each. Please see the Event Calendar in the Members section of this website for details.

Members: Volunteer to plan MWW RG!

At the April 18 meeting of the MWW Steering Committee a resolution was passed reserving $10,000 of the treasury for the purposes of MWW hosting a Regional Gathering (RG), maybe in 2016 or 2017.

This has sparked a discussion, and a group of people are now interested in forming an official RG Planning Subcommittee.  If you are a Mensa member interested in being involved in *any* way, please email Mark Glancey (recordingsec@mensaww.org). Thanks!

A word from the Webmeister

Jeannie Boag, MWW WebmeisterMensa members: Be sure to register on this site by clicking the Register link in the sidebar and then following the directions that appear. Our Members section features an interactive Forums page, minutes of SteerCom meetings, the MWW bylaws, an Event Calendar that includes all of the contact information, a Marketplace for MWW members’ ads, and other goodies. We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions about this Web site.

Jeannie Boag