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?

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.

Free review of existing test scores during February and March!

Mensa accepts a broad range of prior evidence, from standardized test scores to a private psychiatrist’s evaluation.

From February 1st through March 31st, American Mensa invites you to submit your existing scores and will review them for free (it’s usually $40)!   To redeem this offer, submit the online application and your qualifying test scores, and include the code FPEFM2015.  Find out more about acceptable scores and how to look for yours at us.mensa.org/join/testscores.

The locally proctored test

Or, you could take the locally administered Mensa qualifying test!  The next one will be on March 15th for a fee of $40. For detailed information on how to sign up, please see the Testing page under the Join menu of this website.

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: Announce List discontinued!

News!The MWW Steering Committee has discontinued the MWW Announce List and referred its Subscribers to alternate communication resources: the ToteMs newsletter, this MWW Website, the MWW Facebook page, and the MWW Forums page in the Members section of this website.

In the event that the Steering Committee believes it is in the best interests of the membership to communicate more quickly and directly with the entire membership, you will be contacted through the email address that you have provided to American Mensa.  Your receipt of such email will be subject to your continuing membership and the personal communications preferences that you have established with American Mensa.  If you are unsure, log on to American Mensa to see what preferences you presently have established.

The MWW Steering Committee want to thank Ed Ledger for his work on the MWW-Announce Mailing List; the next time you see Ed, please let him know how much you appreciate his contribution.  Thanks Ed!

As MWW members, you can use the following continuing resources of MWW for communication.

For monthly calendar events and other chapter news:

For last-minute parties, event updates, and inter-member communications:

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