Virtual Social and Business Meeting - Sunday, August 15, 4:00 pm
Please join us on Sunday, August 15th, at 4:00 pm for a Mensan Online Social Event (MOSE) in place of our regular dinner meeting. The time is a little earlier since this is a virtual event and not a dinner meeting.
Our speaker this month is Bill Shipper, who has been making audiences laugh and sing along for over 30 years. His satirical lyrics poke fun at such quirky topics as grammar, people's food habits, the corporate world and economy, and confuse it all with love.
Participating in the meeting is simple:
you can access the meeting by going to the link https://meet.jit.si/NorthAlabamaMensaVirtual
- no password or prior sign-up required. (For Android and iPhone users, you may have to download the Jitsi app. For desktop users, you can access simply by clicking the link.) To change your name, hover over the bottom of the screen, click the three dots, then under Settings > Profile, set your name. A webcam is recommended but not necessary, as just a microphone will work. (If nobody else is in the call, don't worry - it just means you're the first one there! Other people should join the call soon.)
We plan to offer a Mensa Test session on the 21st of August from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Refer to the newsletter for contact information for any questions.
The Mensa World Gathering is in Houston, TX on August 24-29, 2021. Learn more and Register now!
August 2021 Events
North Alabama MENSA's in-person events are slowly beginning to resume. We are trying to return to in-person events, in accordance with Alabama official guidelines. A description of the in-person events is listed below, so any members unfamiliar with North Alabama MENSA can get an idea of what we do every month.
Remember, you can access our newsletters digitally at us.mensa.org by logging in with your MENSA username and password here.
Temperance - First Friday of the Month, 5:30 pm
It is currently recommended that you be vaccinated to attend. No guarantee of social distancing.
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 will meet at The Stovehouse on Governors Drive. The event is open to all members and their families. Hope to see you there!
The Stovehouse on Governors Drive
3414 Governors Drive
Huntsville AL 35805
Games Night - Second Sunday of the Month, 5:00 pm
Note: We are currently not having Games Night due to COVID-19.
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
Monthly Dinner Meeting - Third Sunday of the Month, 6:00 pm
Note: We are currently not having the Dinner Meeting in person due to COVID-19. Check for details at the top of the page for the virtual meeting.
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. These speakers come from all walks of life - and many of them live right here in Alabama. (Some of them are even our very own MENSA members!) There's always something interesting at every dinner meeting, so be sure to check it out! Normally, this section of the event description is also where I (the webmaster) put the description of who's speaking, but unfortunately, I don't have any information on that right now... So I guess it'll be a mystery until then!
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!
This will be in a member's home on Saturday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. Please check the newsletter for an address.
Usually, our FS&Ms are held at members' homes. For more information, please see the electronic newsletter on us.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!