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 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. If you’re not a member and are thinking of joining, please come and see what we’re all about. You don’t need to be a Mensa member to attend the Monthly Gathering; it’s open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

The locations will sometimes vary, but we currently meet at the Shoreline Fire Department’s Training Center. Our large meeting room is on the ground floor, and ample free parking is available.

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 St 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 Bus no. 358 runs north and south on Aurora Ave N and stops near 175th.

August Monthly Gathering

All Mensa members and their families and friends are welcome to join us for our Annual Picnic on August 15th in lieu of the Auguat MG! Once again, Wendy Hutchison is putting together a fantastic barbeque in Ravenna Park at Shelter #1. There is lots of room and a grassy field for outdoor activities. Some food will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share. Children are welcome.

Mensa Members: The SteerCom will not be meeting in August.

New! All members are, as always, invited to observe SteerCom meetings and now may opt to speak for up to 5 minutes each during the new “Member Participation” subsection of the Agenda . The Member Participation subsection is limited to a total of 30 minutes.

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 SIG, and Dining Out SIG. 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.