- 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 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
- Annual Gathering (AG)
- 2020 Annual
Kansas City, Missouri
- Colloquium 2020
- 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
- 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
- Metropolitan Washington Mensa
August 16-18, 2019
- Mensa of Northeastern New York
Labor Day Weekend 2019
- Wicked Good!
- Boston Mensa
October 25-27, 2019
- Winter Solstice RG
- Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 20-22, 2019
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, 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.