- 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
- Regional Gathering (RG)
- Snowball XLIV
CNJM's Regional Gathering
March 2-4, 2018
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
- karaoke - Friday night
- 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
- Annual Gathering (AG)
- 2017 Annual
Yay for Hollywood...Florida
July 5-9, 2017
The Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida
- Colloquium 2017
Medicine and Technology
July 5, 2017
(Due to the holiday, this year's Colloquium, though still a separate event, will take place on Wednesday, July 5, concurrent with the first day of the Annual Gathering.)
- Mind Games 2017
American Mensans get together to play and
rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
April 21-23 2017
- Looking Ahead
- Future Annual Gatherings
- 2018 AG -- Indianapolis, Indiana
- 2019 AG -- Phoenix, Arizona
- 2020 AG -- Kansas City, Missouri
- 2021 AG -- Houston, Texas
- Future Mind Games
- 2018-- Denver, Colorado
Nearby Regional Gatherings
- Snowball XLIII
- Central New Jersey Mensa
March 2-4, 2018
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
- Mensa of Northeastern New York
September 1-4, 2017
- Wicked Good!
- Boston Mensa
October 27-29 2017
- Liberty RG
- Delaware Valley Mensa
November 3-5, 2017
- Winter Solstice RG -- yet to be confirmed
- Central Pennsylvania Mensa
- Greater New York RG -- yet to be confirmed
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.
Friday, August 11 -- Dinner at 7p.m., followed by the Gathering at 8p.m. -- Denny’s, 752 Rte.18, East Brunswick, NJ
The Mensa Education and Research Foundation (known as MERF for you older members) is perhaps best known for giving scholarships—close to $100,000 this year—in a program that involves hundreds of volunteers from almost every local group. But a newer program has had an impact on thousands of students, teachers and parents around the world, and that is the Mensa for Kids website, which has hits from more than 60 countries. In addition the Foundation awards prizes for research in human intelligence and several prizes for work that benefits society. The work of the Foundation reaches adults as well as children, Mensa members as well as non-members.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Phyllis Miller recently stepped down after 24 years as a member of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation Board of Trustees. She served as editor of the Mensa Research Journal for 18 years, and now has the title of Editor Emerita/ Interim Editor for Life. In her other life, she was a newspaper reporter and editor, then worked in public relations for Rutgers, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Montclair State University, from which she retired as Director of Communications. She is now a freelance writer, editor and proofreader.
As a single parent with a two-year-old at home, Phyllis joined Mensa in 1968, looking for adults with whom to have an intelligent conversation. It took a while (it was the ‘60s!) but eventually she did, and when she became editor of the Mensa Research Journal she found not only Mensans, but also scholars, to converse with, an opportunity she never would have had outside of Mensa. She now has plenty of intelligent conversation with her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter (selected by her high school to attend a leadership retreat at UC Berkeley) and grandson (won a medal at his middle school graduation for having straight A’s throughout his entire middle school career).