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

Our next MWW Monthly Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m.  The MG is a potluck , so please bring a nonalcoholic drink or a snack to share.

Are you new to MWW? Or, been around awhile but still haven’t come out to many functions? Perhaps you want to meet more Mensans? For the February Monthly Gathering, we’re hosting “speed meeting,” an activity designed to help you find new friends in MWW. This is a great way for people who are more hesitant or shy in large groups to meet a lot of people in one evening. It’s like speed dating, but for making friends instead of dates.

Each person will get only a minute or two to talk to each other person, and we’ll provide some suggestions for how to start the conversation in case you get tongue-tied. All are welcome, whether you’re single, married, young, old, tall, short, or somewhere in between. After the speed-meeting, there will be refreshments and time to continue the conversations you’ve started. This is a great opportunity to come out and get acquainted!

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!  Members, please feel free to bring a guest.

Mensa Members: The SteerCom will meet before the MG, at 5:00 pm. In the February meeting, the SteerCom will postpone regular business and instead discuss the planning and hosting of special future events such as picnics, parties, and special gatherings.

New! All members are, as always, invited to observe SteerCom meetings and now may opt to speak for up to 5 minutes each during the new “Member Participation” subsection of the Agenda . The Member Participation subsection is limited to a total of 30 minutes.

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, and Dining Out SIG. 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.