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.

February Monthly Gathering

BoardGameThe February MG will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 20th (following the February SteerCom meeting, which will begin at 5:00 pm).

All MWW members are invited to observe SteerCom meetings. but the MGs are open to the public. The MG is always a potluck, so please bring a non-alcoholic drink or a snack to share.

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.

This month we shake off the Seattle freeze and celebrate togetherness with a games night hosted by Fair Game. You are invited to bring games that are good for groups and simple to explain. We will split up into several groups depending on who wants to play what game, and pair newer members with established members. The purpose is to become better acquainted with someone you may not know or who may be new to MWW. If you haven’t been to an MG in a while and enjoy board games, please join us!

 

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.