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 1200 members and is the ninth 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!

Monthly Gathering: Saturday, September 20th

You don’t need to be a member to attend the Monthly Gathering (MG). It’s open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. So if you’re not a member and are thinking of joining, please come and see what we’re all about!  And, Members, please feel free to bring a guest.

Picture of Dr. Richard K. Chung

Dr. Richard K. Chung

At the September Monthly Gathering, Mensa member Richard Ke’aumoana Chung, MS, ND, will speak on the ethnobotanical relationship between the Kaqchikel Mayan Civilization and chile peppers, the subject of his Master’s thesis. He will also present an opportunity to taste exciting dishes containing chiles.

Dr. Chung earned his MS in Biology in 1999 from NYU/the New York Botanical Garden, and his ND from Bastyr University in 2010.

The address: Shoreline Fire Department, 17525 Aurora Avenue North, in Shoreline, WA. Our large meeting room is on the ground floor, and ample free parking is available.

The time: Social hour will start at 6:30 pm., and Dr. Chung will begin speaking at 7:30 pm. The MG is a potluck , so please bring a nonalcoholic drink or a snack to share.

Mensa Members: The SteerCom will meet before the MG, at 5:30 pm. If you’re a member, you are welcome to observe the meeting.

Driving directions: Take the 175th St exit from I-5, going West. Continue on 175th St for 1 mile to Linden Ave N. Turn Right on Linden Ave N and go to N 185th St. Turn Right on N 185th St and take it to Aurora Ave N. Turn right on Aurora Ave N and take it to Shoreline Fire Department’s Training Center on the right (just past Doug’s Northwest Cadillac).

Bus Line: Metro Bus no. 358 runs north and south on Aurora Ave N and stops near 175th.

Send and receive announcements

announcementsIf you’re a member of MWW, you can sign up to receive the MWW Announce List of current events. You will also be able to send announcements of possible interest to other members. To sign up, click MWW Announce Subscription. When the subscription page appears, fill out the section under “Subscribing to MWW-Announce” and then click the Subscribe button.

After the listserve administrator verifies you as a member, you will be able to send your announcements to MWW-Announce@lists.us.mensa.org

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, Columns by some of our members, the MWW bylaws, an Event Calendar that includes all of the contact information, a Marketplace for MWW members’ ads, and other goodies.  The columns are blog posts, so you can add your comments there, too. And, we welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions about this Web site.  — Jeannie Boag