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.

December/January Monthly Gatherings

There will be no regular MG in December or in January. Instead, we will hold the Annual Holiday Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange on Jan 9th, 2016!

giftbox copy 2For the Holiday Party, we will return to Salty’s on Alki! We had such an amazing time last year, we had to do it again. This year’s brunch will be even bigger and better! In fact, it’s so awesome, 2015 couldn’t contain us. Tickets are on sale now!

Join MWW to celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 with a brunch-time event at Salty’s on Alki. Salty’s is known for the best brunch buffet in Seattle. We will have a private dining room and cash bar, and we’ll enjoy a White Elephant giftexchange and unlimited trips to the amazing buffet (available between 10:30am and 1:30pm).

Yummy brunch at Salty'sIf you haven’t been to Salty’s yet, find out more at They have food for all types of eaters, including crab, shrimp, salmon, an omelette station, a prime rib station, a chocolate fountain, 20+ different desserts, and a myriad of side dishes and salads. They will even prepare a vegetarian option so please inform Angela if you need a vegetarian meal.

Attire: Holiday-themed attire is encouraged, but not necessary.

Please bring a wrapped White Elephant gift for the gift exchange, which will start at noon.

Please RSVP by December 15th. Space is limited, so get your tickets now! You can purchase them either through PayPal or by check payable to Mensa of Western Washington. For details, please see the Members section of this website or your copy of ToteMs.

 Ticket Prices:

  • Members over age 13: $25
  • Guests over age 13: $45
  • Members & Guests ages 3-13: $15
  • Ages 3 & under: free!

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.