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!


October Theatre event: Buy tickets now!

Cast of Whose Live Anyway?

Cast of Whose Live Anyway?

Mensans, attend this great MWW-STG theatre series event at The Moore Theatre with your MWW friends, and hang out afterwards to discuss!  We have 10 tickets for October 23rd at 8:00 p.m.

Join the cast from the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line is it Anyway for Whose Live Anyway? It’s 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, including some of your favorite Whose Line games but also many new ones. The Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is excited to welcome the show back along with Ryan Stiles, a Bellingham native. Bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast on stage. It’s always a new show, and it’s hilarious! Whose Live Anyway? will leave you feeling good many days later.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meoXb46NnCQ

Discounted Pricing: $38.63 per ticket (includes $2.50 per ticket Moore facility fee). This is a savings of 14% ($6.37 per ticket).  PayPal Mark Glancey at mark@litegray.com  Open to MWW members and their guests.

MWW Halloween Bash

Mensans, mark your calendar, pick out your costume, and get your tickets now, because MWW’s Spooktacular Halloween bash is returning to the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma on October 24th. HalloweenPartyIt’s gonna be even bigger and better than last year, so don’t miss out! There will be food, music, a costume contest, prizes, and a creepy dessert bake-off, as well as access to the entire museum!

You can purchase tickets through PayPal or by mail. Cost is $10 for Mensa members and children 13 and under; $20 for non-member guests over 13. For more information about the event and how to order tickets, contact Kim Smith or see the invitation on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/events/1656534677898817/.

We need between 6 and 8 members  to volunteer to help before and after the party. Volunteers set up at 6:00 pm, can work in regular clothes, and then change in time for the party; clean-up will be from 11:00 pm until midnight. Volunteers who help will receive a free ticket!

Apply for a College Scholarship!

The 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.

Scholarship Poster

Thinking of joining 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