October 2019 Events
Temperance - Friday, October 4th, 5:30 pm
If you're new to MENSA, you might be misled by the tongue-in-cheek name of this event. Don't let that keep you from joining us on the first Friday of each month at 5:30. The truth is, we drink up and relax after a hard week at work or play (for the retired folks). Some order dinner, others just enjoy the company and a couple of drinks. We meet at Tim's Cajun Kitchen on Jordan Lane. The event is open to all members and their families. Hope to see you there!
Tim’s Cajun Kitchen
114 Jordan Lane NW, Huntsville (just North of I-565)
Games Night - Sunday, October 13th, 4:00 pm
On the second Sunday of every month, we hold a Games Night at Lucky Dice Cafe. It's no secret Mensans love board games, and Lucky Dice has tons of them for patrons to play! Bring your family and friends, and join us for some food and fun!
Lucky Dice Cafe
7914 Memorial Parkway SW, Suite B7
Huntsville, AL 35802
October Dinner Meeting - Sunday, October 20th, 6:00 pm
Our main event each month is the Dinner Meeting, where we discuss what's going on in our group, take votes for important decisions, and propose new ideas for the future of North Alabama MENSA. Of course, it's not just about the business - it's also a social gathering, where Mensans can talk about their daily lives, make new connections, and simply have a nice evening out. For anyone new to North Alabama MENSA, or MENSA as a whole, this is the perfect place to get started!
We also have a speaker each month at our dinner meetings. This month, our speaker for the evening will be Mr. Andy Sieja, who will discuss Estate Planning. Andy Sieja is a shareholder and practicing attorney with Huntsville’s largest law firm: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne, P.C. His practice
is primarily focused in business and corporate law, probate, commercial litigation and estate planning. Andy advises his corporate clients in a broad range of business related matters at all stages of the business life cycle. This includes corporate transactions, mergers, stock sales, asset sales, joint ventures, government contracting and strategic alliances. He also represents business and individuals in litigation matters including shareholder disputes, valuation disputes, derivative actions, non-compete issues, and contract disputes.
Andy spent his formative years in Huntsville and graduated from Randolph School. After graduation, he received his bachelor of arts in Cinema from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas in 2007. After practicing law in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Huntsville in 2009. Andy is the proud recipient of a number of accolades including being named the 2012 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, the recipient of the Corporate Leadership Award from the Alabama A&M Alumni Association, and is a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Colloquium. Andy regularly lectures on probate and estate planning with the National Business Institute and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute held at UAH. Andy is a member of several non-profit boards including the Madison County Volunteer Lawyer
Program, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville. Andy also serves as the President of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church’s council. Andy is the proud husband of Brianna Sieja and the proud father of Oliver and Edith.
Don't forget your White Elephants!
Don't forget to bring your White Elephants to the dinner meeting. These are items you no longer treasure, but think someone else will. Items are brought in bags and numbers are assigned to names and the fun begins as random numbers are called. The most popular items are books and magazines - Mensans never have enough to read!
Ding How ll
4800 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville AL
FS&M - Saturday, October 26th, 4:00 pm
This month's FS&M will be held at a member's home. For more information, please see the electronic newsletter on MENSA.org.
FS&M is short for "Fold, Staple, and Mutilate". Held at the end of every month, it's a time when our North Alabama MENSA members get together to chat and have fun while assembling the next month's newsletters for mailing. If you're looking to get some early info on the month's events, or just looking to talk with some fellow Mensans, then come join us!