Monthly Gatherings

Our local Monthly Gathering (MG) is usually held at 7:30 p.m. (but this August it will start at 6:30) 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 is: Shoreline Fire Department 17525 Aurora Avenue North Shoreline, WA

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? Transit RapidRide E Line runs North and South on Aurora Avenue N and stops close to 175th and Aurora.

Saturday, September 20th at 6:30 pm

You don’t need to be a member to attend the Monthly Gathering (MG). It’s open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. So if you’re not a member and are thinking of joining, please come and see what we’re all about!  And, Members, please feel free to bring a guest.

Picture of Dr. Richard K. Chung

Dr. Richard K. Chung

At the September Monthly Gathering, Mensa member Richard Ke’aumoana Chung, MS, ND, will speak on the ethnobotanical relationship between the Kaqchikel Mayan Civilization and chile peppers, the subject of his Master’s thesis. He will also present an opportunity to taste exciting dishes containing chiles.

Dr. Chung earned his MS in Biology in 1999 from NYU/the New York Botanical Garden, and his ND from Bastyr University in 2010.

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.

The time: Social hour will start at 6:30 pm., and Dr. Chung will begin speaking at 7:30 pm. The MG is a potluck , so please bring a nonalcoholic drink or a snack to share.

Mensa Members: The SteerCom will meet before the MG, at 5:30 pm. If you’re a member, you are welcome to observe the meeting.

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).

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