Monthly Gatherings

Our local Monthly Gathering (MG) is usually held at 7:30 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 to a monthly gathering and see what we’re all about.

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.

Monthly Gathering: Saturday, April 19th

The April Monthly Gathering held on Saturday, April 19th, at 7:30 pm will feature a presentation on Radio Control (RC) helicopters given by Alan Berman. Alan is a Mensa of Western Washington member and a software developer when he is not flying RC helicopters.

HelicoptersThe hobby is easy to begin by acquiring an inexpensive coaxial helicopter, which is easy to learn. It can provide for increasingly difficult challenges when progressing to collective pitch helis, which are amazingly agile and fast.

The presentation will include information on flight controls and characteristics, videos of aerobatics, quadcopter aerial photography, discussion of RC technologies, and flight demonstrations of small indoor versions of coaxial, fixed pitch, and collective pitch helicopters, and a quadcopter. There will even be a simulator that participants can use.

You don’t need to be a Mensa member to attend the Monthly Gathering; it’s open to the public, so we hope you’ll come and get acquainted with some of our members.  We will meet at the Shoreline Fire Department Training Center, located at 17525 Aurora Avenue North, in Shoreline, Washington.

The MWW Steering Committee will hold a meeting in the same location at 5:00 pm, immediately preceding the MG, and all Mensa members are welcome to observe.