Top 100 Mensa Organizations (pg 5)

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81.  Gulf Coast Mensa
President: Clarence Parker


Welcome Gulf Coast Mensa. Community service is one of the areas on which Gulf Coast Mensa is going to Focus. This will be an opportunity for members all across Houston and surrounding areas to come together in a common purpose to help out people in need and yet at the same time meet other Mensans and make new friends. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Houston area ranging from animal welfare to homeless support to senior services. I’m going to be organizing several single day events throughout 2011, and I hope that one of these sparks your interest.
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82.  South Texas Mensa
Local Secretary: Ajani Abdul-Khalia


South Texas Mensa, formerly San Antonio Mensa, has recently grown to stretch from Fredericksburg to Brownsville and Del Rio to Corpus Christi, and now has more than 500 members.

Members of South Texas Mensa range in age from 4 to 100. They include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students and CEOs, and they share one trait high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, they scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test.
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83.
Utah chapter
Local Secretary: Gregory D Northcutt


Welcome to the Utah chapter of American Mensa. We are an organization that will stretch your mind and expand your horizons. Founded in 1946, Mensa is an international society that has one - and only one - unique qualification for membership: High IQ.

The word "Mensa" means "table" in Latin, suggesting a meeting of the minds. We are a round-table society, where race, color, creed, national origin, age, politics, educational or social background are irrelevant. What matters is the wealth of the knowledge we share with the world. Membership in Mensa is open to any persons who have attained a score within the upper two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test.
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84Vermont Mensa
Local Secretary: J Blakeney Bartlett


Vermont Mensa welcomes all Vermonters who meet the standards of American Mensa, our parent organization, and encourages anyone having a demonstrated I.Q. in the top 2% of the population to join us. Generally, there are two ways to prove that you qualify for Mensa: either take the Mensa test, or submit a qualifying test score from another test. There are a large number of intelligence tests that are "approved". More information on whether a test you have taken is approved, as well as information on the procedure for taking the Mensa test, can be obtained from the nearest Mensa office. There are no on-line tests that can be used for admission to Mensa.

Vermont Mensa has just been announced as the 2011 Group Of The Year Award winner (July 1). This is the second year in a row Vermont Mensa has earned this honor. Each year five groups in American Mensa recieve this award - one in each of five size Classes.
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85.  Richmond Area Mensa

Local Secretary: Elaine Greywalker

Richmond Area Mensa (RAM) is a local group of American Mensa. Our geographical area is central Virginia and spans roughly from north of Fredericksburg through Richmond and to the southern boundary of Williamsburg. Parts of it extend to the border with North Carolina. There are about 300 members in this area.

Gatherings take place primarily in the city of Richmond and also Fredericksburg and Williamsburg. Every other year there is a local Regional Gathering (RG) in Williamsburg or Virginia Beach. Other RGs are held throughout the region. Annual Gatherings of American Mensa occur in geographically varied locations throughout the United States of America.
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86. 
Tidewater Mensa
Local Secretary: Samantha Goldstein

 
Tidewater Mensa, Local Group 233 of American Mensa, Ltd., covers the area from Williamsburg, VA down to the North Carolina border.

Gifted Children Children can become members of Mensa. The regular admissions test is available to prospective members who are at least 14. Prior evidence can be submitted for any prospective member and is the only way for those under 14 to become members. There are tests commonly given by school systems that qualify as evidence. Scores must be at or above the 98th percentile. On some tests that means an IQ of 130 and on others 132 (it has to do with how the tests are constructed and scaled).
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87.  Mensa of Western Washington
Local Secretary: Claire Anderson


Mensa of Western Washington (MWW) is one chapter of American Mensa, which in turn is a national member of International Mensa, a society that is apolitical and free from all racial or religious distinctions.

Mensa of Western Washington exists to
Offer a welcoming and accepting "neighborhood".
Stimulate the intellectual curiosity of our members.
Create an environment that permits healthy challenges.Foster respect for intelligence in our diverse community.Serve as a forum for communication among members and the larger Mensa neighborhood.
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88.  Columbia River Mensa
Local Secretary: Mark R Mitchell


Columbia River Mensa is a local chapter of American Mensa whose boundaries cover a large portion of the state of Washington, from Oregon in the south to the Canadian border in the north. Our ranks are growing ever stronger, as more and more interesting people test for and accept membership into our group. Our local group was the proud recipient of the prestigious Prodigious Owl award in 2003, awarded to the group with the most growth for the year. Columbia River Mensa holds monthly dinner meetings on the fourth Saturday of the month, with other events, such as games nights, social get-togethers, plays and festivals, etc., scheduled throughout the year. Encompassing such a large geographical area, we try to cover a lot of ground.
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89Eastern Washington Mensa
Local Secretary: Mildred Rosena Treherne


Eastern Washington Mensa is the local chapter of American Mensa. We have some current events that tells about all the events of Mensa.

We also hold weekly meetings and a monthly dinner for organizing activities and chat with friends. Every day, members communicate with each other through various mail lists called GIE's and through a chat room and forum with different themes.
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90.  South Coast Mensa
Local Secretary: Victor Paul Stanton 


South Coast Mensa is the local chapter of US Mensa. There are many events carried out by this Mensans

every year to make this organisation a remarkable one around all the local Mensa. The annual pool party tends to be the best­ attended event of the year, as Vic and Brenda Stanton invite you to their lovely home in West Mobile. Mr. Stanton is a master of such grilled specialties as beef and pork, washed down with select wine and beers. Historically, only a few brave souls actually don scanty attire and immerse themselves in the ce­ment pond, as Jed Clampett used to call such modern­ day curiosities. This reticence however does not extend to the practice of sloth, gluttony, and random neural firing.
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91.  Tucson Mensa
Chairman: Hardy Grant

Welcome to the web home of Tucson Mensa. This local group of American Mensa encompasses an area approximately 100 miles wide around Tucson and continues SSW roughly following US Route 19 following all the zip codes starting with 857?? down to Mexico. The culture in the Southwest is different from many other parts of the country. It's the home of such unique elements as Kokopelli, kachina, dreamcatchers, gila monsters, scorpions, and prairie dogs. The official state neckwear is the bola tie so the area tends to be a little more casual. We usually have about a dozen diverse events a month so come on down to any open event and meet the local members.

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92Borderline Mensa
Local Secretary: Fred Baer


Welcome to the Borderline Mensa. The name of our group refers to our proximity to the border between the United States and Mexico. (And not to our test scores. Yes, we've heard that one before.) We have a small local group, but we are quite active. We ended the membership year on March 31st with 62 members. In June of 1996 we had just 29 members so we have tripled in size in the past 15 years!
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93Memphis Mensa
Local Secretary: Rich Olcott

Memphis Mensa is a local group of American Mensa, Ltd., and is subject to the Constitution of Mensa, the Bylaws of American Mensa, Ltd., and the resolutions adopted by the American Mensa Committee. American Mensa, Ltd., is herein abbreviated as AML and the American Mensa Committee as AMC.

Our local region covers western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and northeastern Arkansas. We have about 300 members throughout the area, mostly in Memphis and its suburbs.
We get together at various events, including the monthly meeting (usually with a guest speaker) and a weekly "happy hour" social.
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94.  Orange County Mensa
President: John Olsen


Welcome to Orange County Mensa. We are one local group in the much larger organization that is Mensa. We're located in Orange County, California, with Los Angeles County to our north, Riverside County to our east, and San Diego County to our south.

Mostly, we share with each other. We do this through monthly open houses and other social activities, and through monthly newsletters. We love thinking and learning new things, so when we can, we'll get speakers on any ol' topic - constitutional law, developments in genetics, you name it - and spend the evening expanding our minds. Our Speaker's Forums are open to the public.
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96.  Sacramento Regional Mensa
Local Secretary: Jerry W Moore


The name of this non-profit organization shall be Sacramento Regional Mensa, hereafter referred to as SRM. SRM is a local group of American Mensa, Ltd., hereafter referred to as "AML", and is subject to the Constitution of Mensa, the Bylaws of AML, and the resolutions adopted by the American Mensa Committee, hereafter referred to as "AMC".

Our local Sacramento group has somewhere between 400 and 600 members who have qualified and joined Mensa this year. We offer individuals a chance to qualify by taking a test at a local test site. We offer the test each month and we welcome new members. 
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97.  Inland Empire Mensa
Local Secretary: Erika L Callahan


Until the early 1980’s, the Inland Empire area was part of Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa (GLAAM). In 1982, Sara Pauley was elected Area Secretary. She and Assistant Area Secretary Len Metz drove to L.A. for meetings. Sara and Len learned that with the approximately 300 Inland Empire members they had, and a strong core of dedicated volunteers, they could make it as a separate group.

INLAND EMPIRE MENSA (IEM) serves the growing Inland Empire region of Southern California, encompassing Riverside and San Bernardino counties. With 382 members, IEM hosts many activities and meetings each month for our membership: dinners, discussion groups, special interest groups (SIGs), our monthly Board meeting, holiday parties, monthly game night, and more. Browse this month's calendar for information about what's happening in IEM.
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98.  Monterrey Mensa
Local Secretary: Richard W Ryan


Mensa members are scattered throughout the county with the greatest concentration living and working on the Monterrey Peninsula or in Salinas.

First, we have fun socializing. Our monthly newsletter, Of Mice and Mensa, lists a variety of activities that bring us together: brunches, dining out, parties at members' homes, games nights, theatre parties, and sharing in concerts and hikes presented by other groups.

Whenever we congregate, wide-ranging discussion seems to be our form of entertainment. We become acquainted with each other and then we celebrate the pleasure of our camaraderie!
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99.  Boulder/Front Range Mensa
Local Secretary: James R Stuart


Boulder/Front Range Mensa has more than 165 interesting members in Boulder and the Front Range of Northeast Colorado, including Lafayette, Longmont, and the surrounding area. We love travel and computers, hiking, biking, and science. Scuba, golf, cooking and homebrewing are also hobbies enjoyed by members. Games and really bad puns are ever-popular.

Our occupations range from the expected computer systems analysts and scientists and engineers to TV announcer and newspaper restaurant reviewer.
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100.  Tampa Bay Mensa

Local Secretary: Sylvia Zadorozny


The first member of Mensa who lived in the Tampa Bay area was Tom Reesor, who joined in spring 1964. A year after Tom pioneered, the first Tampa Bay meeting was held in Clearwater, with six members attending. (This is further evidence of the Cosmic Rule of Six. The first official meeting of Mensa in 1946 had six members attending, and the first official meeting of American Mensa in 1960 had six members attending.)

Several Mensa local groups across Florida were in disarray when, in 1973, Suzanne Wright decided to reactivate the group in Orlando. She got more than she bargained for, because National presented her with the middle section of Florida, coast to coast: Central Florida Mensa.
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