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 activities or speakers on a variety of subjects and are open to the public. Our Program Chair is Nancy Tennent.

If you’re a member, we hope you’ll come to the MG. But, you don’t need to be a Mensa member to attend the Monthly Gathering, and there is no charge to attend. If you’re not a member and are thinking of joining, please come and see what we’re all about. 

The MG is almost always preceded by our Steering Committee meeting at 5:00 pm. All members are invited to observe SteerCom meetings and to speak to the SteerCom about matters of concern.

The location: Locations will sometimes vary, but we usually meet at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue. Ample free parking is available.

The address: 11211 Main Street in Bellevue, WA.

The Red Lion Hotel Bellevue is located off Interstate 405, two blocks from Meydenbauer Convention Center and just minutes from Bellevue Square,

Monthly Gathering venue

We hold our Monthly Gatherings (MGs) at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington. The public is invited to attend, so if you’re interested in joining Mensa, come to an MG to see what we’re about and to meet our members!

MGs feature catered appetizers, and those over 21 are welcome to purchase adult beverages in the hotel lounge and take them into our meeting. Our social time starts at 6:30 pm, and the presentation begins around 7 pm.

The hotel is right off Highway 405 at 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, Washington 98004. And there is plenty of free parking!

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 occur monthly and are restricted to members and their guests include several Games Nights, and two Movie Nights. And, our Mensa women also enjoy the interesting and supportive Women’s Bathroom SIG (there’s an amusing story behind that name). Some other events, such as TGIFs, are held in public venues.

For a more comprehensive list of events we enjoy, along with their descriptions, see the Event Guide under the Events menu of this website.

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