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.
May Monthly Gathering
In May, we will sponsor a vision-board-making activity. Please start collecting magazines we can cut up for the May MG, and bring a pair of scissors. For more information on what the heck is a vision board, check out the following article in the Huffington Post:
The May MG will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, May 21st (following the May SteerCom meeting, which will begin at 5:00 pm). Both the SteerCom meeting and the MG will be held at the Shoreline Fire Station; 17525 Aurora Ave N.; Shoreline, WA. No alcohol is allowed on the premises. All MWW members are invited to observe SteerCom meetings, and the MG is open to the public. 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 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 (i) raising money for charity, (ii) recruiting new MWW members, and (iii) having fun playing board games and tabletop games.