Our members are in Monterey County with the majority of us living on the Monterey Peninsula and the city of Salinas. Each qualified for membership with a score in the top 2% of the population on a standardized IQ test.
What are some of our activities? The calendar in our monthly newsletter, Of Mice and Mensa, has a variety of activities such as brunches, dining out, parties at members' homes, games nights, theatre parties, concerts and hikes.
Whenever we get together, we usually have lively discussions on many topics. Mensans enjoy sharing and learning about new interests.
In addition to our own local events, there are many regional, national and international Mensa gatherings.
But we are more than just a social organization. Although one of Mensa's purposes, as stated in our constitution, is "to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members," another is to "identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity." With this in mind, we provide energy, knowledge and funds to programs in our community.