Monthly Gatherings

Our local Monthly Gathering (MG) is usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, with the exception of months when other major events are planned. The MGs feature activities or speakers on a variety of subjects and are open to the public.

If you’re a member, we hope you’ll come to the MG. But, you don’t need to be a Mensa member to attend the Monthly Gathering, and there is no charge to attend. If you’re not a member and are thinking of joining, please come and see what we’re all about. 

The MG is always preceded by our Steering Committee meeting at 5:00 pm. All members are invited to observe SteerCom meetings and to speak to the SteerCom about matters of concern.

The locations will sometimes vary, but we currently meet at the Shoreline Fire Department’s Training Center.

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.

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 Street 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).

Taking the bus? Metro’s RapidRide E Line (formerly bus line 358, but is much faster and runs more often)  runs north and south on Aurora Ave N and stops near 175th. For a map of the route, click RapidRide E Line.

May MG: Vision Boarding!

VisionBoardBeginning at 6:30 pm on May 21st, we will create vision boards. A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal.

What’s the point of making a vision board? Simply put, we humans tend to be a very busy species and are constantly bombarded by distractions. Creating and using vision boards serves several purposes, some of which include helping you to identify your vision and give it clarity, reinforce your daily affirmations, and keep your attention on your intentions. For example, to say “I want a better life” is a fine goal, but have you given serious thought to exactly what that means?

Try to envision what your “better life” looks like. For those of us who find that somewhat difficult, making a vision board can be a tremendous help.

We will provide poster boards and glue. Please bring a pair of scissors and as many magazines as you can get your hands on (that we can cut up and cut pictures out of). If you want to bring pre-cut magazine images, that will save you time! For more information, check out www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-rider/the-scientific-reason-why_b_6392274.html.

The MG is preceded by our Steering Committee meeting at 5:00 pm. All members are invited to observe SteerCom meetings and to speak to the SteerCom about matters of concern.

The MG is always a potluck, so please bring a non-alcoholic drink or a snack to share.

Additional MWW events

Mensa members host activities and events, called special interest groups (SIGs) in addition to the Monthly Gathering.

Activities hosted by members in their homes are open only to MWW members and their invited guests. Some of our favorite special interest groups that that occur monthly and are restricted to members and their guests include several Games Nights, two Movie Nights, Science and Technology SIG, GaySIG, Restaurant Adventures SIG, and a philosophical discussion SIG called Sunday Sojourn. And, our Mensa women also enjoy the supportive Women’s Bathroom SIG (there’s an amusing story behind that name).

Some other events are held in public venues, including WIGWAG (for members interested in getting out and about to interesting places and events in the region) and various TGIFs. The latest addition to events open to nonmembers is Fair Game, a games & networking SIG open to all, held in public spaces, and sponsored by MWW with the triple purpose of (1) raising money for charity, (2) recruiting new MWW members, and (3) having fun playing board games and tabletop games.