Gatherings

Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering -- Please note: Monthly Gatherings will no longer be held at hotel.
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month
location varies
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XLVI
CNJM's Regional Gathering
March 6-8, 2020
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
  • the nation's longest-running RG
  • 24-hour hospitality
  • interesting speakers - Friday night and all day Saturday
  • new, larger games room open all weekend
  • craft session - Saturday afternoon
  • dj dance - Saturday night
  • multi-media swap - Sunday morning
  • very close to Metropark train station
  • hotel has well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool
  • free parking
  • register online or by mail
  • day rates available
Register Now!!
Annual Gathering (AG)
2020 Annual Gathering

July 2020
Kansas City, Missouri

National Events

Colloquium 2020
TBD
Mind Games 2020
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
April 23-26, 2020
Irving, Texas
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2021 WG -- World Gathering -- Houston, Texas
  • 2022 AG -- Reno, Nevada
  • 2023 AG -- Baltimore, Maryland
Future Mind Games
  • 2021-- TBD

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XLVI
Central New Jersey Mensa
March 6-8, 2020
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Pandemic
Metropolitan Washington Mensa
August 16-18, 2019
Herndon, VA
RechaRGe
Mensa of Northeastern New York
Labor Day Weekend 2019
Albany, NY
Wicked Good!
Boston Mensa
October 25-27, 2019
Fitchburg, MA
Winter Solstice RG
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 20-22, 2019
Bird-in-Hand, PA

Monthly Gathering

CNJM holds a gathering each month on a variety of eclectic topics that have included: guitar-making, military police dog demonstration, NJ tombstone markings, revolutionary war mutinies, and quantum physics proving love (to name a few). These presentations are usually held on the 2nd Friday at various locations.

Members, guests, and potential members are all welcomed. Admission is now free.

Next gathering:

Friday, September 13 at 8:30 PM -- Metal Detecting: Joe Jorgensen and Peter Schichtel at Denny’s, 752 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ

Our two speakers will discuss their hobby of metal detecting and share some of their best finds. They will also share two of their most memorable sites searched, a paper mill "pulp dump," and a Civil War picket post near Gettysburg PA.There will be displays from both sites among other finds.

Joe Jorgensen: A 58-year-old resident of Pompton Plains, N.J.,Joe started in the hobby of Metal Detecting in 1973 ( 46 years ).He is the presi-dent of the East Coast Research and Discovery Association for 19 years, and he is a self-employed contractor. He's a past mayor of Pequannock Township, 2009.He collects coins, stamps, tools, bottles, etc.

Peter Schichtel: Peter was born and raised in North Jersey and spent his child-hood exploring the fields, streams, and woodlands in search of treasures and rarities. Metal detecting, bottle hunting, hunting for Indian Artifacts and gems were a few of his passions. He studied Archaeology and US history in CCM, Montclair State, and Uppsala College. His emphasis and point of study was the Archaeology of the Passaic River Basin in which, as an independent study, he located and mapped Indigenous sites that were originally listed by Dorothy Cross in the 1930s. He participated in the dig at the Parsippany Petroglyph Site, and the Passaic Basin digs in Essex Co. He’s an avid collector of Relics and historical items and, along with Joe Jorgensen, participate n lectures and displays at venues such as the NJ / NY Fossil and Gem Shop. As a frequent contributor of articles to American Digger Magazine, he was given the opportunity four years ago to write the American Indian Artifact column.

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