Share your interests
If you're a Mensan who loves sports, hiking, snowboarding, rafting, skating, running, biking, skydiving, you get the idea... This is the SIG for you! Join Active Ms to share ideas and experiences, and plan more active events for gatherings and local groups.
For trained mediators, arbitrators, practitioners of other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and other Mensa members interested in the field. The ADR SIG "meets" on a Yahoo group for the exchange of ideas regarding best practices, professional development, practice-building, etc., as well as how ADR can be used in Mensa. SIG members who wish to do so may make themselves available pro bono to the National Ombudsman, local group ombudsmen, and RVCs to help settle disputes within Mensa.
An online, Facebook-based group for mensans who fall outside of what is considered "normal" society: goth, punk, gypsy, steampunk, etc. You don't have to fit into any particular subgenre(s) to be a member; everyone is welcome.
Amateur Radio (hamSIG)
A gathering place for all ham operators who are members of any national Mensa - call signs will be verified at qrz.com - Membership number will be required.
Answers to Everything
Our mission is to bring together the ideas and perspectives of Ms from around the country to construct a single, comprehensive, and non-partisan agenda comprising solutions to all the political, economic, and social problems facing America today. Participation is by an email list in Yahoogroups, and is free to all Ms.
Join this Poker SIG if you would like to discuss anything about poker. Discuss hand strategy, confess your favorite hand to play, vent your bad beats, or brag about your good reads.
Anything Goes M-2-M Discussion
When we say anything goes, we do mean anything. From politics to religion to sex (and sometimes all three at once), this Mensa-only web based discussion board covers a huge range of topics. With discussion forums from general, family-friendly topics to separate areas for confrontational and adult issues and a FlashChat with scheduled chat gatherings, M-2-M has something for every M.
Art Lovers SIG is a community of Mensans who love art. Open to fine artists as well as supporters of the arts, Art Lovers SIG offers the opportunity to network with investors in fine art, as well as emerging and established artists.
This online group is open to all persons diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, or other developmental disorders of similar nature. We also welcome anyone with any contact with such individuals (aspies or auties, as we call ourselves), or anyone who has questions or wants to learn more about us. We are a very supportive group of adult aspies and parents of aspies (mostly) who share our problems, goals, idiosyncrasies, and successes with each other, and ask for help and suggestions as needed. There is often lively discussion about ideas, especially as they pertain to Autism in general, as well as other topics of interest to us.
All aspects of astronomy/astrophysics from amateur observing (you can do real research) to theory and current topics in professional astronomy are covered in this free Web-and-email-based SIG.
If you have your feet on the ground and your heart in the air, join Mensans worldwide for online discussion about all aspects of aviation. From professional pilots to those who just enjoy the ride -- everyone is welcome!
For lovers and enthusiasts of the Bard of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Whether your interest in William Shakespeare is mere curiosity or fierce passion, Bardolatry is for you. Join us for a lively exchange of ideas on Shakespearean literature, performance, authorship, questions, and various other topics that have educated and entertained us for more than 400 years.
The Beer SIG is a free Yahoo group for both Mensans and prospective members to discuss beer and brewing. Besides sharing info about beers and pubs found both at home and on the road, we might arrange the occasional "SIG meeting" whenever any of us is traveling, especially for RGs and AGs.
Bird Brains for Buffett
Intellectuals for Buffett! Special interest group for M's who have a special interest in Jimmy Buffett's music and lifestyle!
BLAMs (Blazingly Lightly Armed Mensans)
A non-political SIG for firearms enthusiasts.
Board Game SIG
The Board Game SIG is a place for Mensa members to talk about board games, and for members to meet others who love to play board games.
For all Ms interested in the annual Burning Man event. Pool our collective creative resources for our SIG and Theme Camp; enjoy our own community in Black Rock City, Nevada. Life's too short to miss the Burning Man experience.
I have been a caregiver for a paralyzed wife for three years. I would like to share my caregiving experiences and learn what other Mensans have done.
Group for childfree adults, who are childfree by choice, not circumstance. Adoptive birthmothers, surrogate gestational carriers, abortion participants and genetic donors who are otherwise childfree are welcome. List topics are *not* restricted to Mensa and childfree issues. Whatever your reasons for being childfree, from worries about overpopulation to preferring adult company, you will find a refuge here!
We explore the world of chocolate in cooking and eating, in literature, in history, and in any other way we can. NL, electronic only.
Is your love for classical music inextinguishable? Do you think the 4-H Club is the Händel, Haydn, Holst and Honegger Society? Does your car horn play the fanfares from Janácek's Sinfonietta? Bravo! Let's discuss music, composers, performers, concerts, recordings, etc. Maestro newsletter, 6 - 10 per year: Free annual SIG dues for electronic version or US $5 for printed version.
For socializing with and encouraging fellow clergy of all faiths and maybe offering a shoulder to cry on. We won't necessarily debate theology, but will instead discuss topics unique to our calling, including those life-in-the-parsonage stories no one else would believe.
Club Med SIG
Vacation with fun, athletic Mensans. Meet prospective Mensans from around the world. The Club Med SIG is for physically active Mensans who like to sail, windsurf, kayak, or waterski (or who want to learn), in the company of like-minded Mensans. This SIG is especially suited to single Mensans and to Mensans who can't wait for their spouse to take them on vacation. Membership is free. All ages are welcome.
A discussion list for those who appreciate intellectual comedy, and perhaps some not-so-intellectual comedy. Post and discuss poetry, songs, books, short stories, improv, stand-up routines, etc. Discuss movies, television, news, comedians, anything that you find amusing, even each other.
Depression Support Group
This on-line support group is for Mensans who suffer from depression or who have a loved one who suffers from depression.
A web based SIG for people interested in graphic design (print design, digital art, Photoshop, etc) and web design (html, css, php, etc). Members are encouraged to show their work, share tips and tutorials, and discuss all aspects of design on the forums.
For people with diabetes, their families and friends. We share diabetes news and the latest research along with personal experiences and support. Quarterly NL $6/yr hard copy, sample issue $1. E-subscription and e-samples, free.
eieio (Electricians/Inspectors/Engineers/Interested Others)
Power, lighting, and communications systems installers, designers, and inspectors, and interested others. The Flexible Conduit, our newsletter, runs member letters and articles on safety, design, codes, business, and technology, plus humor, conundra, reviews, and personal matter. Find information on joining at our Web page: www.davidelishapiro.com/SIG.
From Eno to Squarepusher and from Reason to ProTools, this group is for those who listen to electronic music and those who create it. All topics are encouraged: song IDs, nostalgia, DJs, artists, video game music, music production technique and critique, collaboration, meeting up for live events, music in film, etc. Electronic only. Members only. No dues.
Info and contacts for Esperanto, the easy-to-learn worldwide language of peace, friendship, and hope, with millions of speakers and thousands of clubs in over a hundred countries all over the world. Unlike national languages, Esperanto is politically neutral, has relatively few rules of grammar, and no exceptions. Released in 1887 as a result of deliberate planning, it's developed a living culture, like other natural languages, and a thriving literature, both original and translated from many sources.
Studies ways to use knowledge of human genetics and population in a democratic society. Using hypothetical populations to practice solving problems. U.S. dues $6. LSASE for info.
Welcome to the SIG on Evangelical Christianity, where Evangelical Christian theology and the implications of Evangelical Christianity on culture, science, and all areas of life and knowledge are discussed. Most member interactions are through the online SIG Forum. Members can just view the Forum (no intellectual contributions are required to be a member), or take a more active role.
Exceptionally Gifted SIG
The purposes of EPGS are several: 1. To provide a "meeting place" for members to share and explore experiences, ideas and concerns that are considered as somewhat unique to the Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted; 2. To find ways to support programs and research for Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted children and youth; 3. To develop plans and activities that are supportive of intelligence research for the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted.
Free Staters SIG
This is a Mensans and friends of Mensans online special interest group (SIG) created to discuss volunteerism, activities, and other issues pertinent to the Free State Project (www.FreeStateProject.org). If you are interested in learning about or participating in the Free State Project, please join us!
Freed-M: Intelligent Liberty
Mensans tend to be a refreshingly and disproportionately independent, free-thinking, (lower-case) libertarian-leaning bunch. This group is intended as a relatively nonpartisan forum for the intelligent, reasoned discussion of liberty-related issues, and how to pursue an environment of philosophically honest and consistent, practical limited government (or better!), individual liberty and personal responsibility.
Friends of Bill W.
This group was set up for members of American Mensa to discuss topics related to alcoholism, addiction, and recovery.
Log on to let other gardeners know how your garden grows, view photos of gardens and ask questions! All levels of gardeners are welcome.
All Mensans welcome. Contact us for information about membership, dues, online group, and AG activities and hospitality.
Open to Mensans worldwide born between 1976 and 1995 (inclusive), we offer a means of bringing together the next generation of Mensa. This indicates not the exclusion of older, more, uh, mature persons, but simply the coherence of us youngins for discussion, amusement, and human relationships.
Open to Mensans worldwide - membership number required - anyone who is interested in tracing his/her ancestral roots. I ran GeneSIG (from 1988 to 1991) and now I have started a Yahoo! Group. If you were a member then, or are interested in joining as a new-comer, it will be good to welcome you into our growing SIG.
For Gen Xers who watched as video killed the radio star, and all we could do is stand by and mutter "I want my MTV!" In hopes of finding that we have more in common than just our 2%, we welcome all Mensans born from January 1961 to December 1981. This is a group of GenX Ms, by GenX Ms, and for GenX Ms. Yahoo group page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GenX-Ms/
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. Meet Mensa members all over the world who like to Geocache. Discuss clever finds, solve puzzle caches, arrange Geocaching trips from gatherings and events, and more!
Global Risk Reduction
Global risks are risks to all humanity: extinction risk, and the risk of failure to reach our greatest potential. Small reductions in global risk are possible and have been accomplished. Subtracting even one in a million from extinction risk has an expected value (probability times value) of > 7 billion (Earth population) times 1/1,000,000 = 7,000 lives. Increasing our probability of colonizing the galaxy gives even larger numbers.
Preserve and observe American English usage, past, present, and future! Compare to other forms of English as well as other languages. Bring dictionaries and style books, although they won't have the final word. No dues, no NL.
Stream-polished pebbles/In the mind's still garden pool:/Haiku winks at life. NL Pebbles (6/yr), $7 North America, $12 elsewhere. Sample $.50 plus 1st-class postage (1 oz).
For M's who like to party. Exchange ideas on parties, meet people who like to party and help make parties happen. $21.00 first year (includes T-shirt, to XL), $8 second year and after. For info $1 and LSASE (two stamps). Out of country (except Canada) send $3 extra.
Hi-Q Whovians America
This SIG is for American M's who are fans ("Whovians") of the long running British Sci-Fi television show, Doctor Who. Join us for vibrant discussion about the Doctor, his companions, and their 50+ years of adventures.
We are interested in Sherlock Holmes -- in books, movies, TV series. We have been recognized as a scion of the Baker Steet Irregulars.
This SIG is open to Mensans who homeschool their own gifted children, or anyone interested in homeschooling gifted children. This list is the discussion group. We advocate no particular method, and promote no religious viewpoint. All are welcome.
An online, Facebook-based group focused on bringing together equestrian enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you breed, train, show, ride, or just love horses, you'll find friends at HorseSIG. You don't have to have a horse to join; everyone welcome.
Investment & Speculation
LISTSERV format (electronic only; no cost to join). Share info on investments, mainly stocks, funds, real estate, precious metals, collectibles, etc.
IQ (Intelligent Quilters)
A quilt guild for M's. All skill levels welcome. Six NLs per year include new techniques, challenges, book reviews and more. $8/yr, 2 yrs $16. Sample $2 + SASE.
Thirty-eight years of friendly wit and gentle wisdom. Columns include letters from members, diabolical trivia, travel, recipes, and our famous auction. Recipe for enjoyment: Sprinkle with (yikes) feghoots and marinate with laughter. Sample $1, subscriptions for Mensans $9 in U.S.; $15 outside U.S. for 10 issues/yr, please send checks made to Isolated M/American Mensa.
A group for all things karaoke but just for M's!
An online SIG to connect Mensa knitters, crocheters, and other yarn/fiber lovers. This is a place to share pictures, patterns, tips, to ask questions or just chat.
L'ChaiM is the SIG for Jewish Mensans who want to communicate with other Jewish Mensans. No dues and no newsletter;
Email lists about London and Mensa events in and around London.
M for Mental Health
M for Mental Health is open solely to members of Mensa. This group is designed to be an area for support for those with mental health considerations as well as a place for discussion with regard to the promotion of mental health issues and provision.
M Parents of Babies (M-PoB)
This group is for Mensa mommies and daddies of babies (defined as younger than 24 months). This group is intended to be a place where you can trade stories, get or give advice, or just commiserate with other M parents. This group is currently Facebook-only.
M'uscle - Weight Training SIG
Group that shares information on weight training, strength training, bodybuilding, and nutrition. Electronic newsletter: $5 (4/yr). Sample free.
This SIG is for practicing Roman Catholic Mensans who are joyfully in union with the Magisterium and who wish to share their gifts at the altar stone (also called "mensa") to help each other to grow in holiness. Bring discussion of everything from Apologetics to the Vulgate--or just the everyday things of your journey towards Eternal Life. Those who are registered in an RCIA program are also welcome to become members. Over time our outreach is developing to include prominent speakers on issues of interest to all in Mensa.
An international web-based SIG aiming to foster communication among Mensa members of Asian origin. The goal is to exchange ideas on any topic (Sciences, Humanities, etc), in a friendly manner.
This e-SIG is for members of Mensa who freely admit to being atheists (or something close to it - some call themselves "agnostics") and wish to share their ideas and experiences with other Mensan atheists. Which happened first - you knew you were smart, or you knew you didn't believe in god stuff? How do you deal with friends and family who are believers? Have you ever felt better about being an atheist than right now? Are we ready for major social change?
Whether your specialty is crème brulee or boiling water, join other Mensans in discussion of one of our favorite topics -- food and drink! Share recipes, learn new techniques, recommend favorite restaurants, and learn about nutrition. Get tips on making delicious dishes for yourself, family, or a roomful of guests. No dues.
A cozy, positive, on-line gathering place for lovers of good coffee, good conversation, good friends, or any combination of the above.
An international e-SIG aiming to foster communication among Mensa members who are health care professionals or providers (physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation technicians, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians and anyone who works as a health care professional). Membership is open to Mensa members of any origin willing to exchange ideas on any topic related to health care, in a friendly way.
Founded September 13, 1965, the M-Investment Club is Mensa's oldest surviving special interest group. Its purpose is to discuss and educate in all matters of investing.
If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you probably recognize D&C 93:36--"The glory of God is intelligence." This does *not* mean that anyone is better than anyone else, but rather that we should fully use the talents and abilities that we have been given. Willing to share your experiences of being LDS and Mensan? Want a way to introduce your Mensa friends to the church - or your church friends to Mensa? Discussion welcome, bashing prohibited.
A group for those who enjoy reading - fiction, non-fiction, romance, action, fantasy, sci-fi, whatever! This group is designed to be international - so all members of Mensa are welcome.
People who ride or who are interested in motorcycles and motorcycling. Discussions of motorcycle travel, riding tips, equipment, safety courses, motorcyclist rights, legislation and motorcycling in different countries. Off-road bikes, sidecars and trikes welcome. Dues $5 for email discussion list, web site, and online photo album.
M Show Business is a SIG designed to bring together in one group the most "intelligent" members of the Film and Television Production communities. Through a Yahoo group, members can seek and offer advice or guidance with regard to employment and career issues, as well as share experiences that will benefit other members. If you are in the business, whether in front of the camera, behind the camera, executive, above the line, below the line, established or breaking in, the purpose of this group is to unite the "top 2%" of us for the benefit of all. Discretion assured.
An online discussion group for individuals interested in improving their quality of life while healing and preserving the planet for future generations. Find alternatives to consumerism, ways to reduce your dependence on mainstream economics, happiness with fewer purchases, and other ways to live lightly on the earth. No dues.
M-Spanish is an international SIG for members of Mensa. The goal is to exchange ideas on any topic, in a friendly manner, by using the Spanish language. Hispanic members of Mensa are encouraged to apply.
Success takes a lot more than high IQ. Discuss goals, dreams, methods, tips, and more. Define success any way you wish: career, financial, physical, writing, personal, family, love, or just general quality of life. Learn how to develop the skills that, coupled with your intelligence, will make your dreams come true!
MagicSIG is a fee-free Special Interest Group geared to Mensans interested in the art of performance magic. MagicSIG caters to professional performers, hobbyists, beginners, magic collectors, historians, mathematicians, and non-performing magic enthusiasts. On the MagicSIG message board, members can discuss a variety of topics 24/7.
Make the connection
Make the Connection is a singles-only Special Interest Group. Members of all ages post personal profiles, photo albums, and event notices. The always-open discussion via e-mail respectfully welcomes book and movie reviews, anecdotes, news items, practical or intellectual questions, hopes and dreams, grief and disappointment, and problem-solving for the mundane details of life. Drop in to meet and greet. Return often to talk things over. This SIG is not related to any other group or activity.
Many Conspiracies SIG (MC-SIG) offers a deeper look into conspiracy theories, to elicit the facts. The Many Conspiraces SIG Newsletter is electronically published four times a year. There are no dues. We offer a Facebook page; Many Conspiracies Special Interest Group.
The Martial Arts SIG provides a forum for the intelligent discussion of martial arts and provides networking opportunities for Mensans interested in martial arts. Practitioners, competitors, and enthusiasts of all styles are welcome. Please be prepared to provide your name, Mensa number, state of residence [or country of residence if not the U.S.A.], and name the martial art or martial arts that interest/s you.
Everything we experience or do is filtered through our minds; our understanding of the world and our relationship with it is a reflection of the way we think. Acknowledging this, this group is an attempt to explore ways to understand and perhaps change our thinking in order to improve our existence. We seek to network more deeply with people who are interested in exploring topics from Logic and Mnemonics to Emotion and Spirituality to Meditation and Philosophy.
Want to get a better understanding of military history and affairs? Thi sis the SIG for you! Quarterly NL $10 per year, sample printed issues $6.25.
"We do not fear our future, we shape it." President Obama's words can only have meaning with the full support of the people who care about changing the world for the better. This e-SIG is for members (and friends) of MENSA who freely admit to being supporters of the Obama administration and wish to share their ideas and experiences with other Obama supporters.
A SIG for those who would like to explore ways to create tangible returns for the membership. Not limited to but focusing on financial gains that can be used to benefit the membership at large. Everything from banking and credit unions to investing and business opportunities. No idea is to small!!
Everybody loves classic American cars. They set the scene in media. They draw attention in parades and on stage. They represent ascendant America's glory days of mechanical competence, regulatory freedom, and unrestrained stylistic expression. Their history has far-reaching relevance to cultural and social life. Our goal is to share knowledge and present it so that all might be interested, for FREE! (I)
Mystery Book Swap
NL (4/yr), send $1.00 and SASE for sample NL and info. Each member sends and receives two paperback mystery books each month.
Interested in Naturism? Most of us have been taught that we 'need' clothing at all times, not just for protection from the elements. Here you can enjoy/discover the sense of freedom associated with Social Nudism. We have a Yahoo mailing list. Everything is free. The goals of the SIG are to exchange information about modern Naturism and our personal experiences, to encourage and facilitate members to meet privately or at public naturist facilities, and to foster mature attitudes towards our bodies and body self-acceptance.
Needles and Threads
Needles and Threads is a group for all who have interests in needle crafts. We encourage members to participate in discussions on techniques, supplies, works in progress and completed projects. If you are just starting out or have been crafting for years, this is the place for you.
NTN SIG is a free Yahoo group. NTN = National Trivia Network (expanded to Canada too). It's that TV trivia with the little wireless consoles that you may have seen in bars. Besides discussing recent games and trivia in general, some of us meet for games when traveling. Our biggest "SIG meeting" is to play Showdown on the Tuesday evening before the US AG each year.
Charlie Chan, Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Peter Wimsey, Nero Wolfe -- those are just some of the stars from the Golden Age of detective fiction. This SIG celebrates such detectives and their methods, explores the history of the genre, and studies individual stories, characters, and authors. 32-page NL _Give Me That Old-Time Detection_ (3 issues/yr) $10 Mensans, $15 others. (If overseas, add $15 per year.) Sample $5
Organized in 1982 to offer a "safe haven" for discussion of all things having to do with psychic senses and the paranormal, our goal is to share in the investigation and use of our "sixth sense" and to understand, develop and refine our psychic potential. Now in our 31st year with approximately 500 members worldwide, we offer a periodic retreat as well as our e-mail/web site forum.
Patrick O'Brian SIG
Discussion of the writings of Patrick O'Brian, author of "The Best Historical Fiction Ever Written" per N.Y. Times Review of Books. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to promote the joy of stamp collecting and other philatelic arts, such as creating commemorative pictorial cancellations as souvenirs of Mensa AGs, and coordinating with the US Postal Service to frank letters and postcards with the Mensa cancellations during AGs.
Preparation M - The Preparedness SIG
Mensans & Friends using their intelligence to prepare for the possibilities of both short term and long term man-made and natural disasters (TEOTWAWKI) while maintaining their sanity and solvency. "Our primary focus is rediscovering the lost art of self reliance."
A "think tank", so that we can put our Mensa heads together to try to find solutions to the world's problems, and then do humanitarian outreach to implement them. Choose your topic, your state, your country, or your continent, or be a generalist. We would also like a liaison person from every Mensa chapter and SIG. We can do it!!!
For those love any kind of film - classics, current, adventure, romance, science fiction, documentary, music video, silent film, comedy, foreign, independent, musical. If it's on film, we'll discuss it!
RPGSIG exists to provide a forum for discussion of role-playing games of all genres. We primarily focus on tabletop games played face-to-face or via mail/email, but we also welcome Live Action Role-Play (LARP), Computer RPGs, and MUDs.
RV and Camping
A comprehensive online community for RVers, tent campers, and other enthusiasts of outdoor recreational excursions, with messages posted about all aspects of the lifestyle.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
InterdiMENSionAl Journal $10 for 8 issues, (overseas $16), sample $2 (no SASE). The SIG has been in operation since 1976 and brings original literature and artwork, humor, reviews of movies, books, and TV, and discussions for the sci-fi/fantasy fan.
Scrabble® By Mail
For Scrabble (R) players of all abilities. Occasional newletters. The SIG uses donation-only for its expenses. Games for SIG members only.
For SCUBA divers and snorkelers. Occasional SIG gathering in Caribbean (Cozumel December 2013).
Monthly NL, The Armed M, $7 U.S., $10 foreign, free by email. Issues relating to the right to keep and bear arms.
A web based SIG for professionals, amateurs, or those just interested in photography. Members are encouraged to share their work and discuss all aspects of photography on the forums.
A forum for fans of the lovable yellow family of five from Springfield, ....... U.S.A. Topics of discussion include: Homer-isms, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Ned, Moe, episodes, The Movie, and whoever and whatever else that is related to the Simpsons(R). After all, the Simpsons TV show is the longest running sitcom in prime time and the longest-running animated series - ever.
No dues. No NL. Just snow skiing. Annual Ski SIG Gathering in Rockies or Sierras in February/March.
An online, forum-based group for Mensa members who are currently involved with or planning a startup business. Focus is on web-based or app-based businesses, but much of the discussions are applicable for startups of all types. Ask or answer questions related to either common or uncommon startup issues, such as marketing, employees, financing, technology and more. Help foster and build a network of intelligent entrepreneurs.
Space Exploration & Education
For those interested in Space Exploration & advocacy. Share info, plan trips, attend Space Conventions and Sally Ride Festivals, hold Yuri's night parties, etc... and get involved in other events in your own area. Possible outreach tables at various Conventions. Future Newsletter a possibility. Friends of Mensans & Mensa Gifted Children also welcome. Membership, free.
This SIG is for smart, adventurous, libertarian people who want to contribute new ideas and technologies so that we can build sustainable villages here to enjoy happier and easier lives and to eventually pioneer profitable colonies on new planets. Free membership to all sentient beings at: http://spacevanguard.blogspot.com/
Starving the Monkeys SIG
This is a private Mensans and friends of Mensans special interest group, spawned by reaction to Tom Baugh's book, "Starving the Monkeys", for people interested in meeting to brainstorm from the book concepts to implement their own practical projects, and then report here on their progress. This group is NOT for debaters - it is a group practicum for self-sufficiency projects. Please join with the understanding you will come to meetings to work your ideas, and forum discussion will focus on related, practical topics. Debating the principles of liberty or Libertarianism is covered by other forums. This is not a place for "Monkeys". However, monkeys working toward being "men" are very welcome. We're aware that process can take years. The book is required reading for meetings and forum participation. Please email the SIG owner for one of the limited copies if you can't find a library copy and don't wish to buy one.
One of the oldest SIGs, established in 1976. We are about more than just homemade wine. We also make beer, mead, hard cider, braggot, and other tasty fermentables. Exchange ideas, recipes and advice. Dues: $10/yr in 50 states, $19 elsewhere for 6 issues, typically 4 - 12 pages. Make checks payable to the coordinator. Info SASE, sample -- four first-class stamps (no SASE).
Tech Careers SIG
This SIG is for anyone who is in a technical/information systems career or anyone who is interested in pursuing such a career. Discussions between Mensa members on education, certification, resumes, salaries, trends and more.
TeenSIG provides a social sphere for people between the ages of 13 and 19 to interact with each other within Mensa. We make our presence known en mass while having fun and making friends in an intellectual environment. It is also a mechanism for recruitment of younger people into Mensa. Parents, educators, children of Mensans, and other interested parties are also invited to join. Our members are not required to be members of Mensa but they are encouraged to take the test and join. TeenSIG provides an environment for this generation of Mensans to bond and meet other teens of their same mental caliber. No dues.
The M Running Club
The M Running Club is a Facebook only group and has three goals. To provide a place for Mensans to share running experiences. Provide a meeting place to race plans. (Times, Dates, Cities, Destination Races, etc.) And, get a group discount on cool Mensa Logo'ed Technical Shirts.
Newsletter "Beyond Bree": in paper format $17 per year (12 issues), $22 foreign; electronic format $10 per year. To pay by PayPal: send payment to email@example.com. Add 50 cents (foreign $1.00) for the PayPal fee. To pay by mail: make check or money order (in US $ drawn on a US bank) payable to Nancy Martsch, PO Box 55372, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, USA.
TREKisM, the Star Trek SIG for Mensa, is back! Originally begun in April 1977, TREKisM became inactive in 1991, and despite the best of intentions has remained in limbo far too long. But now the original coordinator is back at the helm, Star Trek is still as popular as ever (a 12th film is in the works), and on September 8th fans celebrate the 47th anniversary of the series' premiere. Our first step is to finish newsletter #69, a quarterly digest-size 32-page issue. The anthologies will continue with TREKisM at Length X and XI. The mailing list is being updated, but we've already located 45 subscribers. Eventually we will be online, but for now we'll be using snail mail. No SASE or $ necessary for now, but stamp donations are appreciated. Please have patience as we build a staff so that more hands will make more progress. Contact Vel Jaeger at 1324 Stratford Drive, Clearwater, FL 33756
Are you working in a convenience store despite having multiple degrees? Have you an IQ in the ionosphere but no high school diploma? We are a discussion and support group for under- and other-achievers. You will find a sympathetic ear here.
Venomous reptiles are a misunderstood and under-rated (and in some cases over-rated) feature of nature. We would like to share the importance of the ecological, historical, and spiritual influence these animals have. Captive care is an important contribution to this objective.
For Mensans who play World of Warcraft and their families. We consist of a WoW Guild on the Drak Thar'on server (Warcraft Mpire) and will build a SIG/Guild website in the future. Onward to Azeroth!
Involved in creating World Wide Web sites? Interested in sharing your ideas? Want to get your local group, SIG, or RG on the Web? WebHeads is for you!
Interested in renewable energy, sustainability and cooperative living? Yearn for a life that's more grounded, more in touch with nature? Want to live where the future and the past intertwine, and enjoy the best of both? Ever want the RG to never end? Imagine the possibilities inherent in a full-time community of Ms, and then come join in the fun :-)
NL Calliope--A Writer's Workshop by Mail. Quarterly, 32+ pages. All levels of experience and types of writing welcome. Learn about writing and publish your work--all in one publication. Help, inspiration, and mutual support from fellow writers. Articles on writing, market news, book reviews, fiction, poetry, annual contests, genre columns, member letter exchange, free critiques. Membership $16/yr. Four issues. Add $5 outside the US. Sample $4. (US funds only, payable to Writers SIG). Guidelines for SASE