North Alabama MENSA is currently polling for interest in a new event, the Young Adult Mensan Social (YAMS), a monthly social gathering for ages 16-21. Currently this event is still being planned, but we'd appreciate your feedback! To show your interest, suggest locations, give feedback, and more, fill out the form here.
February 2020 Events
Temperance - Friday, February 7th, 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, February 9th, 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
February 2020 Dinner Meeting - Sunday, February 16th, 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, by popular request, we will be welcoming back retired attorney Tom Borcher for another round of You Be the Judge!
Have you ever winced watching Judge Judy? Think you might be a good fit for the Supreme Court? Or do you just enjoy telling people what you think? If so, Tom Borcher’s presentation, “You Be the Judge” may be just the thing! The “audience”/jurors will be presented with the facts of an actual court case. The floor will be open for questions and comments. Then we’ll take a vote to determine the group’s “verdict.” Finally, you will learn the outcome of the real case. Let’s see how comfortable you are sitting in the jury box!
Tom Borcher is a retired trial attorney living in Huntsville, Alabama. Previously, he practiced law in Los Angeles before moving here three years ago. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Affiliate of the ACLU and has been a speaker at several Presidential Libraries.
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!
Las Trojas Cantina
3760 Highway 53, Huntsville, AL
Special Interest Group - Wheel of Time Enthusiasts - Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hosted by Cristina Hinkle. Please RSVP to email@example.com
"We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect."
The Bar at Campus 805
2500 Clinton Ave W Suite D
Huntsville, AL 35805
FS&M - Sunday, February 23rd, 6:30 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 by logging in with your MENSA username and password. (FS&M information is also available in the physical newsletter.)
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!