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!


Upcoming Special Events

Members, we’ve got some exciting events coming up in the next few months! You can read detailed descriptions of the Thanksgiving Potluck and the Holiday Party on the Monthly Gatherings page. For contact information, see your copy of ToteMs or the News News News page in the Members section of this website.

giftbox copy 2Holiday Party:  January 9th, 2016! We will not hold a regular MG in either December or January. Instead, we will return to Salty’s on Alki for the Annual Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange! We had such an amazing time last year, we just have to do it again. This year’s brunch will be even bigger and better! In fact, it’s so awesome, 2015 couldn’t contain us. Tickets are on sale now!

Gung Haggis Fat Choy: February (exact date & location to be determined). Celebrate Chinese New Year and the birthday of Robert Burns, the bard of Scotland! The year 2016 is the Year of the Monkey and the 257th birthday of Mr. Burns. The GungHaggisFlagsevening consists of a multi-course dinner featuring Scottish & Chinese cuisine and a full program of mash-up cultural Sottish and Chinese entertainment! MWW would like to fill a table (10 people) for the event, and there are a limited number of tables available, so sign up now! Tickets will be $35 (not including gratuity).

Apply for a College Scholarship!

Scholarship PosterThe Mensa Education and Research Foundation is offering scholarships for students of all ages, and you don’t need to be a Mensa member to apply. The application period is open from September 15th through January 15th. You can apply by submitting an essay to be considered. For more information, see Mensafoundation.org or call 1-888-294-8035, extension 5509.

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.

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