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.
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!
Mensa of Western Washington exists to
- Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity through scholarships, gifted children’s programs, and other supportive activities
- Encourage research into the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence
- Provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members
Fun at the MWW Member Appreciation Bash
About 50 Mensans and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening in the atrium of Renton Technical Institute. We started with icebreakers and a no-host bar, followed by a catered buffet dinner and the 2013 iteration of the ever-popular, ever-entertaining Mensa Game Show. Members were entered into drawings for door prizes, which were awarded throughout the evening.
The spacious, sunny room was perfect for mingling and chatting, and our bartender and chefs made sure we had plenty of beverages and great food, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. We were especially delighted to meet quite a few long-time Mensans who had never before attended an event. Claire Anderson and Angela Kokinakos took home the door prizes (gift certificates to Home Depot & Bed, Bath & Beyond, respectively). The game show score was very close, but one team paradoxically parlayed their higher drink count into a win. None of us, however, will soon forget what a spurtle is or what it means to be blissom.
In all, the Member Appreciation Bash fulfilled its promise to be a fabulous, unforgettable evening, and a few pieces of chocolate cake with coconut filling reportedly showed up at the Women’s SIG meeting the next day. We’re already looking forward to our summer picnic and our next party. We hope even more members and their guests will join us!
A word from the Webmeister
Mensa 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