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Special Interest Groups

Mensa Special Interest Groups are organized around particular topics or interests. And Mensans’ interests are as diverse as Mensans themselves; joining SIGs is a great way to meet members.

Our first two SIGs were founded on Sept. 13, 1965, the Gifted Children Study Group and the Mensa Investment club, and hundreds of others have been founded since (from Generational SIGs to Pirates to Beer and all things in between). If you’re interested in it, there’s a SIG for it!

If you happen to have a particular niche that you don’t find represented, you’re encouraged to start your own SIG and connect with your like minded peers! Online, in person, or by snail mail, SIGs are the fabric of the rich tapestry of Mensa.

Have questions about our SIGs program? Email the SIGs Officer.

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QueerSIG
QueerSIG provides a comfortable meeting space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members. All Mensans are welcome.

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TransSIG
The TransSIG is an online space for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming members of Mensa to connect for casual conversation, mutual support, and to discuss the unique joys and issues that are specific to our community.

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Active & Outdoors

Alpinist, Rock Climbing, and Mountaineering SIG
This SIG is for Mensa members active in these particular sports to meet for trips and online discussions.

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Bird Nerds
Bird Nerds is a social group around the hobby of birding. We have a Facebook group and share recent sightings and photography. Most of us are eBird users, but that is not required. We've discussed adding birding events alongside regional gatherings doing some presentations.

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BLAMs (Blazing Lightly Armed Mensans)

A nonpolitical SIG for firearms enthusiasts. Women, men, novices, first-timers, liberals, conservatives, young, old, and experienced shooters attend monthly range-shooting-and-lunch-afterward events in the D.C. metro. Join BLAMs, learn to shoot, teach newbies, shoot the manure, and start your own local BLAMs events.

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Club Med SIG

Join Mensans at a tropical beach gathering for water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, beach volleyball, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, kayaking, tennis, archery, flying trapeze, dancing, running, yoga, swimming, and more. All meals are included. Registration is free. All ages, including children, teens, and retirees, are welcome. Singles are especially invited.

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Geocaching 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.

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M-Hunters and Anglers
For Mensa members interested in hunting and fishing, from beginners to advanced. Members can share stories, pictures, questions, etc.

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M-Riders
People who ride or who are interested in motorcycles and motorcycling. Discussions of travel, riding tips, equipment, safety courses, rights, legislation, and motorcycling in different countries. Off-road bikes, sidecars, and trikes welcome.

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M-Young Adult Scuba (MYAS)
This is a group for young adult Mensans who love to scuba dive, are curious about scuba, or just love all things related to the oceans and marine life. There is no age limit; just be young at heart!

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Martial Arts SIG
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.

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Multisport Ms
Whether you are a seasoned multisport athlete or simply thinking about taking the plunge into one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, join this SIG and share training tips, nutrition information, equipment, fitness goals, races, and more.

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M'uscle - Weight Training SIG

This group shares information on weight training, strength training, bodybuilding, and nutrition. Electronic newsletter: $5 (4/yr). Sample free.

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Scuba SIG
For scuba divers and snorkelers. We coordinate an occasional SIG gathering in the Caribbean.

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Yoga
Yoga is unique to every Mensan who practices. This group is open to all paths-spiritual and secular; it is a place for discussion and community, with the goal to connect in person and practice together.

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Advocacy

Burning Mensolution
Dedicated to understanding Congress and political leaders and comprehending national and international events behind the scenes to enfranchise U.S. citizens here and abroad, including but not limited to the voting process. Individuals contribute articles of interest and give mutual online support to other members.

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Global Risk Reduction SIG

This SIG attempts to reduce global risks, i.e., risks to our planet, species, and future. The latter gives us the scope to promote singularities, i.e., to reduce the risk that they won’t happen.

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MEDIC: Ms for Equality, Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Change
Our goal is to take deliberate action and offer tangible solutions to improve the experience of marginalized peoples within Mensa. We welcome all who want to make Mensa a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming organization.

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Pro-Life Ms
Pro-Life Ms seeks to promote the protection of the unborn, the most vulnerable in our society, regardless of the religious or secular reasons that bring one to this belief. We embrace the reality that we can do better as a society and seek to use our intelligence to support ways of doing so.

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Second Amendment SIG
The Second Amendment SIG’s purpose is to discuss issues related to the original right to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

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Altruism

Problem Solvers SIG
A think tank so we can put our Mensa heads together to find solutions to problems we see in the world around us. We are an action-oriented think tank that focuses on specific actions that we as individuals can take to help.

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Arts & Entertainment

Art Lovers SIG
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.

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Disnerd Ms
Disnerd Ms is a group to celebrate all things from the House of Mouse, including the various other Disney-owned properties. If you know the relationship between Orville and Wilbur, the names of the Bimbettes, and Walt’s favorite piece of animation, this is the place for you!

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M-SciFi
This SIG is for members of Mensa and their friends. We love finding new movies or books to talk about. Other times we talk about old movies and books, which are often more fun than the new ones.

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Musical Theater Ms
Do you love musical theater? Is attending BroadwayCon on your bucket list? Do you wish your real life could be a Crosswalk Musical? Welcome to your new virtual home. Musical Theater Ms is a place for all who love musicals to share in their fandom.

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Reel Thinkers
For those who love any kind of film — classics, current, adventure, romance, science fiction, documentary, music video, silent, comedy, foreign, independent, musical. If it’s on film, we’ll discuss it!

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siMpsons
A forum for fans of the lovable yellow family from Springfield … USA. Topics: Homer-isms, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Ned, Moe, episodes, the movie, and whoever and whatever else Simpsons related.

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Digital

MAd Exchange Forum
A forum for Mensans belonging to (or interested in) digital marketing and digital ad technology, including the realm of digital ad exchanges. This forum seeks to bring together questions, ideas, and experiences regarding the subject and allow for the potential progression of the digital marketing and advertising exchange ecosystem as we know it.

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SecSIG
This SIG is to advance the practice of physical and cyber security.

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WebHEADS
Involved in creating websites? Interested in sharing your ideas? Want to get your Local Group, SIG, or RG on the web? WebHEADS is for you!

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Discussion & Lifestyle

ADR SIG
For trained mediators, arbitrators, practitioners of other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and other Mensa members interested in the field. The ADR SIG exchanges ideas regarding best practices, professional development, practice-building, etc., as well as how ADR can be used in Mensa.

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Animal Rights/Vegan SIG
This is a SIG for anyone vegan, vegetarian, or simply veg-curious! We post and discuss content relating to veg eating and animal rights. We will also strive to develop local chapters to meet up in person for delicious vegan fare and chatter.

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Anything Goes M-2-M Discussion
When we say anything goes, we do mean anything. This Mensa-only, web-based discussion board covers a huge range of topics, from politics to religion to sex (and sometimes all three at once).

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ChildFree M's
A 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.

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Conservative Ms
Our SIG is conservative in its philosophy and advocates a limited role for government in foreign and domestic affairs as well as strong protection of civil liberties and the rights of the individual. It also encourages properly regulated free market capitalism.

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Debate Room SIG

Enjoyed Debate Room at an AG or RG? Want one for your own gathering or local calendar? Join us at Groups.io to learn how. Not a debate room itself, we provide printable files and topic descriptions to equip events that foster edifying discussions on divisive topics.

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Exceptionally Gifted SIG

EPGSIG is an official SIG of both American Mensa and Mensa International for those who are exceptionally or profoundly gifted (IQ of 160-plus and 180-plus, respectively, on SB-LM). We are a group of passionate seekers and learners.

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Firehouse SIG
Firehouse is an online forum dedicated to freedom of speech and ideas. We are a large, dysfunctional family — we argue, we fight, but we stick together. The people who fit in here tend to feel like they’ve “found their home,” but it’s not a good fit for everyone. This group is not for the faint of heart. You may see and/or provide some uncomfortable content, but we guarantee that it will result in challenging discussions and experiences. Must be 18 or older and an active Mensa member.

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Freed-M: Intelligent Liberty
Freed-M 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 (or better) government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.

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Homeschooling Mensans
This SIG is open to Mensans who homeschool their 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 discussions are welcome.

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M Virtual Discussion Group
One reason that people join Mensa is to talk over the issues of the day with somebody like them. We now have the opportunity to do just that over our computer. We are interested in your opinion.

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M-Hospitality SIG
One of Mensa’s purposes is “to provide opportunities for social contacts among its members.” Just like a relaxing Hospitality Suite at any gathering, the online M-Hospitality SIG provides a place for members to meet, chat, share stories, and socialize in a friendly, comfortable, and virtual space.

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M-Simplicity
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 Earth.

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M-Success
Success takes a lot more than high IQ. Discuss goals, dreams, methods, tips, and more. Learn how to develop the skills that, coupled with your intelligence, will make your dreams come true!

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Many Conspiracies SIG
Conspiracies are everywhere in our world. Our history books are skewed, our medicine and psychiatric care are all about drugs, and fake news is the norm. We are still searching for the truth about who shot JFK, and don’t mention 9/11. There is difficulty in attempting to explain the unknown and hidden or when the truth has become paired with lies. The devil is in the footnotes.

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M’s Volunteer Program
MVP — M’s Volunteer Program — is a place to share volunteer ideas and programs nationally and then implement them locally.

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Naturist SIG
The SIG’s goals are to exchange information about modern naturism and our personal experiences, encourage and facilitate members to meet privately or at public naturist facilities, and foster mature attitudes toward our bodies and body self-acceptance.

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Objectivis-M Philosophy
Objectivis-M Philosophy is a Mensa SIG dedicated to studying and discussing Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism and philosophy in general.

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Parapsychology SIG
Founded 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 with approximately 500 members worldwide, we offer a periodic retreat and local SIG meeting.

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Pollyanna SIG

Do prophets of doom get furious at you because you are an excessively cheerful or optimistic person? We are not book critics and will not study Pollyanna, the 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Potter. Our sole purpose is to live by the Pollyanna Principle, the tendency for people to remember pleasant items more accurately than unpleasant ones.

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Polyamory SIG
Ever feel you didn’t understand monogamy? Incredulous that some people find happiness with one person? From the Greek and Latin roots for “many loves,” polyamory recognizes that with honesty, communication, and respecting boundaries, you can have meaningful, loving relationships with multiple partners simultaneously, as long as everyone involved knows and consents.

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Preparation M - The Preparedness SIG
Mensans and friends using their intelligence to prepare for the possibilities of both short-term and long-term, human-made and natural disasters (TEOTWAWKI) while maintaining their sanity and solvency. Our primary focus is rediscovering the lost art of self-reliance.

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RG SIG
RG SIG’s purpose is to discuss ideas related to the running of Mensa gatherings below the level of AGs.

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Self-Sufficient Ms
From homesteading to homebrewing, greenhouse growing to home gardening, food preservation to doomsday prepping — this is the place for Mensans to discuss all things related to self-sufficiency.

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Whimsical M SIG
Whimsical M SIG is the SIG of whimsy, wit, and, perhaps, wisdom. Its goal is to promote good feelings and friendship among Mensa members around the world by delighting and informing with letters and submissions from members and a compendium of gleanings from Mensa publications and other, sometimes weird sources.

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Games

American Werewolfs of Mensa SIG
Each year, we meet up at the AG and play Werewolf. We do not collect dues, and anyone can play; all we ask is that you be respectful of the other players and try to play nicely.

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Ante-Ms
Join this Poker SIG if you would like to discuss anything about poker. We talk hand strategy, confess favorite hands to play, vent our bad beats, and brag about good reads.

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Chess M
Play chess with other Mensans in an online community. Chess skills not required! Play many games at once against other Mensans on your PC, smartphone, or tablet, in individual matches and team matches, and participate in chess-related discussions in the forum.

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Dungeons M Dragons
Dungeons M Dragons is a place for role-play enthusiasts to meet up. If you are looking to start a new game or join an existing one, our Discord server has rooms set up for a variety of games as well as general gameplay locations.

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Exploring Sudoku
This SIG features and explores all aspects of audoku. Our collective wisdom will provide many interesting discussions exploring sudoku’s very unique and powerful characteristics that make it potentially much more than society recognizes now. Everyone’s ideas and opinions will be encouraged, disagreements expressed without anger. All levels welcome.

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NTN Trivia SIG
Free Groups.io SIG. NTN = National Trivia Network, the TV trivia with the little wireless consoles seen in bars. Besides discussing recent games (and CultureQuest®), we meet up when traveling. Our biggest “meeting” is to play Showdown on the Tuesday evening before the AG each year.

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Online Boardgaming Ms
We’re Mensans who play boardgames online. All SIG discussions and events take place on Facebook and Discord.

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Hobbies & Crafts

Amateur Radio (hamSIG)
A gathering place for all amateur radio operators who are members of any national Mensa. Our goals are to foster communication and knowledge sharing among Mensa hams, as well as to interact with the broader Mensa community — explaining and demonstrating the diverse capabilities afforded by amateur radio.

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Autodidacts Car Club

The world’s smartest car club is free fun. You see pre-1975 American cars in parades and shows because they make everybody happy. Members needn’t actually possess an old car. There was a golden age of personal freedom, as represented by the cars, from before they were regulated and blamed for global problems. Please contribute to the lore of midcentury modernism your stories in literature or graphics for our periodical, Motorama.

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AVGeeks
Aviation geeks: Ident. This is a SIG for pilots, controllers, flight attendants, simmers, and anyone else who wants to talk all things aviation.

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Beer-Me
Mensa beer SIG: a free Groups.io SIG 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 are traveling, especially for RGs and AGs.

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Gardening SIG
Log on to let other gardeners know how your garden grows, view photos of gardens, and ask questions! All levels of gardeners are welcome.

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GeneSIG (Genealogy)
GeneSIG is open to any Mensa member interested in tracing their ancestral roots.

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IQ (Intelligent Quilters)
We are a group of people who enjoy quilting. The email newsletter is sent out close to the beginning of even-numbered months and features members’ project pictures. Anything quilting, such as book or workshop reviews, quilt show experiences, etc., qualifies to be published. Join us to see how talented many of our fellow Mensans can be.

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KnitSIG

An online SIG to connect Mensa knitters, crocheters, and other yarn and fiber lovers. This is a place to share pictures, patterns, and tips; to ask questions; or just to chat.

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M-Escape
We love doing escape rooms! Join us for discussions on what makes a good escape room, bad room horror stories, and breaking records.

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M-Sports Forum
This SIG and Facebook Group is a place for all things sports-related.

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M-SportsFans
M-SportsFans provides a forum for discussion about all things related to major amateur/collegiate/professional sports, including statistical trends and analytics advances, innovative ways to improve the fairness and excitement of the sports we love, water-cooler talk about recent/upcoming games and current events in sports, and the opportunity to participate in fantasy leagues and prediction pools.

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M-Winers
This is a group for current Mensans who enjoy and want to learn about wine, mead, and cider. You must be 21 or older. There may be an exception made if you are Canadian. If you are not a member of American Mensa, contact an admin. It is at the Group owner’s sole discretion to make membership decisions.

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Philately SIG

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 U.S. Postal Service to frank letters and postcards with the Mensa cancellations during AGs.

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Sew Sew SeaMs
Sew Sew SeaMs is for Mensans who sew. We welcome all types of sewing — home decor, quilting, garments, costumes, crafts, and anything else you might sew.

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yuM SIG
The yuM SIG is a group for those who love food — pretty food, ugly food, weird food, homecooked food, restaurant food — all food. We aren’t pretentious, and we love to share our gastronomical delights with like-minded folk.

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Investing & Finance

Bitcoin SIG
Bitcoin is the world’s first global, distributed, decentralized digital currency. This SIG discusses developments in the realm of cryptocurrencies, crypto assets, and the ecosystem built around them.

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M-Investment Club
Founded Sept. 13, 1965, the M-Investment Club is Mensa’s oldest surviving SIG. Its purpose is to discuss and educate in all matters of investing. Membership in Mensa is required to join only initially.

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MoneyMasters
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.

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Language

Espermenso

Email info, contacts, and discussion on or about Esperanto, the easy-to-learn worldwide language of peace, friendship, and hope, with millions of speakers and thousands of clubs in more than 100 countries. Unlike national languages, Esperanto is politically neutral, has relatively few rules of grammar, and has 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.

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Grammar Police

Observe and preserve American English usage — past, present, and future! Compare to other forms of English as well as to other languages. You can cite dictionaries, style books, and your sixth-grade teacher, but do not be surprised when other members do not agree with them (or you). No dues, no newsletter. This SIG is just an email list.

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Literature & Writing

Bibliophile Ms
Bibliophile Ms is a group for book lovers to discuss books, share recommendations, and share content that other book lovers will appreciate. We have occasional book clubs and plan to meet in person at Annual Gatherings.

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Haiku SIG
Members enjoy writing and reading brief, personal poems of about 17 syllables (called “sounds” in Japanese). We aim to write and publish the best poems we can in the haiku tradition. Usually that involves two objectively and creatively limned images with a marked pause between them that invites the reader to enter into the poem and co-create!

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Holmesian Studies
We revived the defunct Sherlock Holmes SIG in ‘88 after the centennial and by ‘95 were recognized as a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars. By ‘11 we became all-electronic. Our newsletter, The Norbury Chronicle, takes its name from the story “The Yellow Face.”

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M-Harry Potter Common Room

Let’s talk about and share all things Potter in a safe and friendly environment: the movies, the HP memes, and, of course, the books.

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Old-Time Detection
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 with a 32-page newsletter.

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Patrick O'Brian SIG

This SIG offers discussion of the writings of Patrick O’Brian, author of “the best historical fiction ever written,” per The New York Times Book Review.

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Poetry SIG
Poems, poetry news, ideas, discussions, writing prompts. Post humorous light verse and modern and classic poetry. If you are a poet or just enjoy reading or discussing poetry, join our fun, friendly, politics-free Facebook Group.

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Postcard Pals
Are you interested in meeting Mensans throughout the world? If so, the Postcard Pals SIG is for you. Most contact is by postcard through a pen pal-type relationship, but we also have informal gatherings, meet other members if they are traveling through our neck of the woods, and have a Facebook Group to keep each other up to date.

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Tolkien SIG
Beyond Bree is the newsletter of the Tolkien SIG. Subscriptions are open to all lovers of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Mensan and non-Mensan alike.

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Writers’ SIG
The Writers’ SIG has been active for more than 35 years and welcomes anyone with interest in writing. Calliope, our quarterly magazine, offers information on all aspects of writing, markets for selling your work, and reviews of member publications or books on writing. It also provides a venue for members to publish their short fiction, nonfiction related to writing, and poetry.

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Music

Bird Brains for Buffett
Intellectuals for Buffett! This is a SIG for M’s who have a special interest in Jimmy Buffett’s music and lifestyle!

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Karaoke-Ms
A group for all things karaoke but just for M’s! Share a fun karaoke story, post a video of you singing, or just share info on where your favorite karaoke shows are!

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Lock-&-Ring 'M
Smart people sing barbershop. SIG membership is open to current/active members of Sweet Adelines International, Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmony Inc., other barbershop organizations, and those who sing or want to sing barbershop.

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M-Musicians

This group is about Mensans who actively play a musical instrument or need a little encouragement to dust off the old accordion, bassoon, theremin ... you name it. We’ll vent about our gigs (or lack thereof), practice techniques, sheet music, etc., that only fellow musicians will understand.

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Songwriting SIG
This SIG is for discussion about the techniques and craft of songwriting. We facilitate song circles for Annual Gatherings and other Mensa events. The SIG operates primarily on Facebook.

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Professional

Health Professionals SIG
In 2019, the National Academies of Medicine (NAM) reported that burnout had reached "crisis" levels with up to 54% of nurses and physicians, and up to 60% of medical students and residents, suffering from burnout. The pandemic has since affected the mental health of health workers nationwide. As healthcare professionals and professionals-in-training, we are interested in providing a safe place to network, solicit and share career advice, vent, and request support from one another.

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LinkedIn M's
For American Mensans who use LinkedIn, the business networking site. A great opportunity for business and personal networking among fellow Mensans. Join the largest American Mensa SIG, now with more than 3,700 members and counting!

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M-Entrepreneurship
This group is for entrepreneurs and small business owners, whether they are experienced or newcomers. Our goal is to network, share business tips and advice, and generally offer mutual assistance to help our startups and businesses grow. Highlights include virtual networking events and online forums where members can interact and trade notes.

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Schooling SIG
The Schooling SIG is a gathering place for Mensan educators from preschool through college, adult education, and beyond to share resources and support. Membership is open to Mensans interested in education (e.g., parents and students). Group interests include best practices, education policies, teaching resources, and gifted and talented education.

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Startup Network
Connect, meet, and start networking with like-minded entrepreneurs. Find a co-founder, advisor, or business partner. Startup Network is for entrepreneurs seeking business partnerships.

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Tech Careers SIG
This SIG is for anyone in a technical/information systems career or anyone interested in pursuing such a career. Discussions between Mensa members on education, certification, resumes, salaries, trends, and more.

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Religion & Spirituality

Christian Ms
Join our broadly inclusive Christian community. We are a nonsectarian group that shows care for one another and is respectful of other traditions.

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Clergy SIG
This SIG is 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.

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Evangelical Christianity SIG
Evangelical Christian theology and the implications of evangelical Christianity on culture, science, and all areas of life and knowledge are discussed in this group.

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L'ChaiM!
L'ChaiM is the SIG for Jewish Mensans who want to communicate with other Jewish Mensans. No dues and no newsletter; all communications will be via Facebook, Groups.io, or by meetings at gatherings (primarily the AG).

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M-Atheists - The one & only original real thing
This SIG is for members of Mensa and friends who are skeptical — to say the least! — about the existence of a god or gods and who wish to share their ideas and experiences with others. The group is for friendship, support, debate, and exchanging ideas.

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M-Atheists-alt
This is a group of Mensa members who unabashedly live their lives as atheists, agnostics, Brights, free-thinkers, skeptical inquirers, ghostbusters, and/or supernaturalist skeptics. This is a safe place to share ideas and experiences with other Mensan atheists/skeptics and to pursue the intellectual discourse of thinking, pondering, and living our lives in a society that is predominantly theist, religioust, and supernaturally belief-based.

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M-etaphysical
M-etaphysical SIG is a welcome and open place to discuss all things new age and metaphysical. We hold monthly Zoom meetings featuring guest speakers on relevant topics including astrology, crystals, healing medicines and modalities, herbs and potions, tarot and fortune reading, reiki, astral projection, manifestation, spirituality, and more. All are welcome to attend to learn, teach, share, and grow. The group also holds occasional live meetups at Mensa events such as AGs and RGs, and are open to expanding our reach across the Mensaverse.

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M-LDS

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes we should fully use talents and abilities we are given (see D&C 93:36). Willing to share experiences of being LDS and Mensan? Want to introduce Mensa friends to the church — or church friends to Mensa? Discussion welcome, bashing prohibited.

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Pagan Occult Witchcraft (POW)
The Pagan Occult Witchcraft SIG is open to all M’s who are already involved with or merely curious about matters esoteric.

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Religion to Reason M
This group is for Mensans who are in the process of leaving religion and for Mensans who wish to support them. Deconstruction in the context of religion is when people use reason to unpack, rethink, and examine their religious beliefs, often resulting in leaving religion altogether. This group is a safe space for people who are deconverting/deconstructing, especially from Christianity or other Abrahamic religions.

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Virtual Christian Bible Study SIG
In this SIG, we study the traditional Christian Bible. Our goal is to give our members the opportunity to examine the Scriptures at a high intellectual level and from a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds.

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Science

Anthropology SIG
Our mission is to promote the understanding of world cultures and their traditions.

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Astronomy/AstrophySIG
AstroPhySIG — expanding the Mensan Universe since 1998. This SIG uses Groups.io to email the free web-based astronomy, astrophysics, and modern physics Special Interest Group.

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Space Exploration & Education SIG

This group is for those interested in space exploration and 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 area. Possible outreach tables at various conventions. Future newsletter a possibility. Friends of Mensans and Young Mensans welcome. Membership free. Welcome aboard.

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Space Vanguard

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 eventually pioneer profitable colonies on new planets. Free membership to all sentient beings.

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Social

Ahoy M-atey!
This is the place for everyone who likes swashbuckling, seafaring, savvy pirates! Our goals are to have at least one pirate-themed event at every Annual Gathering and year-round pirate shenanigans on social media. This SIG is all about fun, so put on your pirate hat, find a friend, and shout, “Ahoy, M-atey!”

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Burning Man SIG
For all M’s interested in the annual Burning Man event. Pool our collective creative resources for our SIG and Theme Camp and enjoy our own community in Black Rock City, Nev. Life’s too short to miss the Burning Man experience.

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Colorful Hat People
There are a few “Hat Ladies” who try to meet at a table at Saturday lunch at RGs and AGs. We usually put out a hat or a sign to draw attention and welcome anyone who wants to sit with us. Most proclaim that they would have brought a hat had they known in advance. This SIG is the best way we know to invite everyone to bring a hat and to say hello.

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Con AtteMdees
This is an open Mensa SIG for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror conventions. Ever need someone to split a room rate? A ride across town? A friendly face in the crowd? This group is intended to recognize and use overlapping interests to enhance the convention experience for all.

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Disneyland SIG
What can be more fun than discussing or visiting Disneyland together with your Mensa friends? This SIG is a group for Mensans who love Disneyland, Disneyland resorts, and anything Disney.

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Gen Y SIG
If you were born between ’76 and ’96, you’re a member of Gen Y. Congratulations! We offer a landing pad for new members to adjust to the M-environment among peers, a launching pad to explore the rest of Mensa, and coherence for discussion, amusement, and human relationships. The age range does not indicate the exclusion of more mature peers; rather, this is a party put on by ’76-’96 for everyone.

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Gen Z Ms
Gen Z Mensans are members of Mensa born between 1991 and 2011. Must be 18 or older to join this Facebook Group. Meet and hang out with your fellow Young Mensans!

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Gen-M BoomPlus SIG
Open to Mensans worldwide born in 1964 or earlier, the semi-official end of the Baby Boomer Era. We were one of the most dynamic generations ever, and we still are! Come join us to share both memories and current-day experiences.

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GenX M's
For Gen Xers who watched as video killed the radio star, and all we could do was stand by and mutter, “I want my MTV!” in hopes of finding we have more in common than just our 2 percent. We welcome all Mensans born from January 1961 through December 1981. This is a group of GenX M’s, by GenX M’s, and for GenX M’s.

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Gig'M
Welcome to Gig’M, where Mensans associated with Texas A&M, whether through attendance, work, family or friends, or even wishful thinking, can share their love of Texas A&M and Aggies with others. Gig ‘em, Aggies!

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HELL's M's

We’re the party people — and we have great attack owl T-shirts! The party SIG has a simple credo: A HELL’s M’s party is any party, large or small, where everyone participating in or affected by the party has good memories the day after. The SIG has a Groups.io mailing list, a Facebook page, a website, a newsletter, and a presence at many RGs.

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Hoser M-Pyre
Hoser M-Pyre is a giant tribe composed of members of American Mensa Firehouse who are committed to promoting and supporting friendship and camaraderie, freedom of expression, and love for bacon and boobs while paying it forward among Mensans.

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Isolated M

Isolated M’s goal is to provide a communications forum and sense of community for Mensa members scattered around the world (currently more than 80 countries from A to V).Because members are widely scattered and isolated, there are no meetings, events, or even officers (although we do have a dynamite crew). The Little Green Rag relies instead on irreverent wit, wacky illustrations, articles and letters from members, and the occasional abominable feghoot to entertain its readers.

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Life Members SIG
This is a group of Mensa Life Members who have made a life commitment to the Mensa organization with a paid Life Membership. All Mensa Life Members are welcome to join.

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M-Available
Find your M-tastic match with M-Available! Whether you seek long-term or short-term, heterosexual or homosexual, monogamous or polyamorous, vanilla or kinky, loving or lustful, or whatever else, M-Available can help! M-Available’s purpose is to help available adult Mensans find appropriate companions for one another and provide support for those looking.

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Make The Connection

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking, grieving, or very happy with your life as a single adult; we have a lot in common. Join in conversations about problems, concerns, solutions, accomplishments, or adventures. You never know where it will lead.

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QueerSIG
QueerSIG provides a comfortable meeting space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members. All Mensans are welcome.

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TeenSIG
A SIG focused on community service and volunteerism for young Mensans ages 13 to 17. Through participation in TeenSIG, YM’s can share their community service ideas, successes, and suggestions; promote their fellow YM volunteers; and be rewarded for the work they’re doing to make their communities better and stronger.

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VRrrrrM
The group’s purpose is to allow members to get to know each other and meet in virtual reality settings, including chat groups, movie nights, and multiplayer games. Our Facebook page is a place to post games that one would like to play with other members.

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Support

Adult ADHD SIG
What happens when someone has both a high IQ and attention deficit disorder? What if one or both go undiagnosed? This SIG serves as a source of mutual support and potential advocacy for Mensans with adult ADHD. Most action occurs on the Facebook Group.

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Asperger-M

This online group is open to anyone with Asperger’s, a type of neurodiversity. We also welcome anyone with any contact with such individuals (aspies, as we call ourselves) or anyone who has questions or wants to learn more about us. We are a supportive group of adult aspies who share our problems, goals, idiosyncrasies, and successes and ask for help and suggestions as needed.

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Bright & Blue Depression Support Group
Bright & Blue is a mutual support group for Mensans living with depression or whose lives depression touches. We discuss how depression affects our lives, what we are doing to help ourselves, and research and theory.

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Diabetes SIG
Diabetes SIG is for people with diabetes, their families, and friends. We share experiences and treatment news but cannot diagnose or prescribe for anyone. Newsletter published in February, May, August, and November; electronic subscription and samples free.

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Friends of Bill W.

We are a group of Mensans who also participate in various 12-step programs. We are dedicated to discussing topics related to addiction and to supporting one another’s recovery.

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Introverted Ms
Do you avoid parties? Is your favorite shopping experience online? Do you need plenty of recharging time? Join Introverted Ms. Or not. That's fine too. However you feel most comfortable.

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TransSIG
The TransSIG is an online space for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming members of Mensa to connect for casual conversation, mutual support, and to discuss the unique joys and issues that are specific to our community.

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underACHIEVERS
We are a group open to all topics (well, almost) about our lives, social pressures, family issues, employment, ambitions, hopes, and dreams. If you have failed to achieve your aspirations or have eschewed traditional goals and sought others, you will find a sympathetic ear here!

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Widowed Ms
A spouse dying is probably one of the biggest changes anyone can experience. This SIG is for widowed Ms of any age, even those who have remarried. We can learn from each other and encourage each other when needed.

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