Welcome!

Mensa of Western Washington (MWW) is a Local Group of American Mensa, which in turn is a national member of  Mensa International, 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, founded in 1965, currently has more than 1200 members and is the eighth largest group in American Mensa. Major cities in our group include Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett, Bellingham, Olympia, Bremerton, Port Angeles, and Aberdeen. For a map showing the area of our Local Group, click the following link: MWW Map.

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 Event Guide under the Events menu to see what we do—and, we hope you’ll join!

 

Mensa Thanksgiving Potluck!

Friends at Thanksgiving dinnerThe November 19th MG was the MWW Third Annual Golden Potholder Thanksgiving Side-Dish Cook-off! The potluck was well-attended, and the food was gourmet-level fare.

We gathered at the Shoreline Fire Station’s meeting room to give thanks for our MWW community. MWW provided the juicy turkey and yummy gravy (thanks to Angela!), and the rest of us brought a side dish or dessert. We voted on our favorite dish, and the winner received the Golden Potholder trophy for her fantastic scalloped potatoes. Past winners include John Gray’s Magical Mashed Potatoes and Ruth Ludwin’s Gorgeous Green Papaya Salad.

Members, you can host a SIG!

Do you look at the Calendar every month and you just don’t see events that appeal to you? Consider becoming a host, so you can create the type of event you’d like to attend. This is a great way to meet people who would also like to share your activity, be it knitting, quilting, scuba, sailing, or whatever it is you want to pursue.

If you don’t already have a particular interest in mind, here’s a list of potential and defunct events that need a host or organizer:

  • Give in to Beer Pressure – this Seattle monthly happy hour might visit different breweries, wineries, and watering holes in Seattle & the surrounding area.
  • Great Outdoors SIG – Outdoor adventure group to meet monthly or as needed for various exploration of the Sound. It could include activities like hiking, stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking, camping, snowshoeing, running, and so on.
  • CineSIG – Group could meet monthly or as needed to go to the movies in an actual theater.
  • Growing Up Gifted – This might be a “support group” to discuss the experience of life as a gifted person and to share stories and resources.

As a new host, you can invent a name and description for your group,  or you can change the name and description of any of the groups listed above.

If you’re interested in starting a regular event or taking over any of these groups, please contact Angela at ace8098@gmail.com for a list of people interested in participating.

Want to join Mensa?

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?

You can take the locally administered Mensa qualifying test! 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.

Prospective members can apply by submitting evidence of scores from prior intelligence testing. American Mensa accepts scores from approximately 200 different standardized intelligence tests. Often potential members have taken acceptable tests at other times in their lives and don’t realize they may already qualify for membership. For more information and a list of acceptable tests go to American Mensa online:

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

 

 

 

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    The November 19th Steering Committee meeting will be at the Shoreline Fire Department at 5:00 pm.
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  • This ACE Award from American Mensa recognizes MWW as a Local Group that meets or exceeds communications standards in newsletters, websites, and social media. This ACE Award from American Mensa recognizes MWW as a Local Group that meets or exceeds communications standards in newsletters, websites, and social media.