Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister,
and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming
a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of
which was a high IQ. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose
IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying
each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and
cultural activities. Mensa has three stated purposes: to identify and
foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage
research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and
to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its
Gatherings will be dinner meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month; and
breakfast or brunch meetings on the 4th weekend of every month. The location of said gatherings
will be posted in the Chattanooga Mensa Facebook Group,
so please join us.
Annual Gatherings have brought Mensans together from around the country
and around the world. The next Annual Gathering will be in Indianapolis, IN.
Mensa for Kids
Young Mensans are one of the fastest-growing segments of Mensa's membership.
Mensa for Kids shares high-quality content and programs specifically designed
for gifted youth, their parents and teachers around the globe, regardless of
Karen Simpson is our local Gifted Youth Coordinator; for safety and privacy
reasons, youth events are not made public. GY (and/or their parent or
guardian) are always welcome at any Mensa events, unless the event is
at an adults-only venue. Parents of GY should still feel welcome to attend
those events, in order to meet and network with members.
October 11th @ 7pm - Dinner at Il Primo
October 22nd @ 1pm - Lunch at Forbidden City
November 8th @ 7pm - TBD
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