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.
March 2020 Events
Temperance - Friday, March 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 - Cancelled for March
3/6/2020 Update - Games Night has unfortunately been cancelled for March due to unforeseen circumstances. Games Night is planned to return in April as scheduled.
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
March 2020 Dinner Meeting - Cancelled for March 2020
Update 3/14/2020 - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Dinner Meeting has been cancelled for this month. We currently plan to continue with the April dinner meeting as scheduled.
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 speakers will be Barbara and Gary Hitt, who will be speaking about their recent visit to the gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda.
Barbara and Gary Hitt both retired from engineering careers in 1994 and have been on the go ever since. They are avid bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts, and they have traveled to over 60 countries in their quest to see and photograph the wildlife of the world. Gary maintains their Life Long Bird List, while Barbara, a master photographer with the Huntsville Photographic Society, captures them on camera. Please join them for a multimedia presentation of the
Mountain Gorilla Trekking trip they took to Rwanda and Uganda in 2018. In addition to making a challenging climb to the top of the mountain to see the gorillas, they saw and photographed other African wildlife as well as some of the
local people, including visits to a school and a pygmy tribe.
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 II
4800 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, AL
FS&M - Cancelled for March 2020
Update 3/16/2020 - Due to unforeseen circumstances, FS&M has been cancelled for this month.
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!