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Only 17 days until HalloweeM 44: May the Fours Be With You!
Join over 500 Mensans here in Chicago for an amazing, long, family-friendly weekend. Our Regional Gathering (RG) is the largest and the program offers plenty of variety to stimuate your mind, plenty of games and contests to challenge you, and many opportunitys to have fun, dance, converse and just enjoy yourself. Many of the pun-tastic costume parade entries will make you laugh (or groan). Meals, snacks, and beverages are included with the exception of dinner on Saturday. Click/Tap here for all the details.

Mensans, you can now register for HalloweeM 44: May the Fours Be With You! You don't want to miss the terrific program and this incredibly fun experience that runs from Thursday, October 31st through Sunday, November 3rd. This Friday is the last day you can preregister.

The hotel is offering a special $117 WeeM rate through October 17th, subject to availability.

Time and space are running out — sign up for one of the Excursions now!

Volunteer now!

It's Halloween and you want to dress up and go to a party, of course. The stars have aligned this year and this is a fun opportunity to join the largest Halloween party by attending our RG Friday, November 1st. See great costumes, participate in the contest (best & worst pun, traditional, etc), enjoy a delicious meal, imbibe if you like, meet Mensans from all over the country (even some from across the oceans), and dance the night away. It's the perfect party!

"A Gathering of Gamers"

Games, games, and more games!

Only 102 days until AGOG. Join your fellow Mensans on January 24th – 26th for fun and games.

The rates go up after Sunday, December 15th so register today to qualify for the best rate.

Do you like games? Do you spend the entire WeeM weekend in the games room? Would you like to do again? No, we're not asking you to wait another year until WeeM 2020. Instead, we're saying you can do it again this January!!! Every winter, Chicago puts on AGOG — A Gathering of Gamers (this year, January 24th – 26th). It's a weekend-long gathering of just games. All the games we have at WeeM and more, because folks like you can bring your own to share. We provide food, non-alcoholic beverages, and all the games you want for a reasonable price.

Friday, January 10th is the last day to book a roomNew Tab for the amazing rate of $108.

Public vs Members-Only Access

By tapping/clicking on any of the menu items on the left, you can access all the information that is of particular interest to Chicago Area Mensa members. Most of the information is publicly viewable, but not personal information, such as phone numbers and addresses, which require you to log in using your American Mensa e‑mail address and password. Official documents are also restricted to members only.

In the public section, you’ll find information about joining Mensa, Chicago Area Mensa officers past and present, and Service Awards. Our activities, including our regional gathering — HalloweeM — and Monthly Gathering, are also listed as well as photos, links to resources related to intellectual giftedness, puzzles, recipes, and more.

Members Only

In the password-protected section, Chicago Area Mensa Members may get information about any of the following:

  • Newsletter: ChiMe: Current and past PDF versions of ChiMe, our monthly newsletter, are available to view and download. And since the digital version is available on our website, if you’re interested in going "green," there are instructions on how to go paperless. If you’d like to submit an article or material to be published in ChiMe, please view the Submission Guidelines. We’d love to hear from you.
  • Logging Receipt of ChiMe: If you haven't gone paperless, our circulations manager is interested in seeing how long it takes before members receive their issue of ChiMe. Members can enter the date they got it, especially if it’s late.
  • Activity/Event/SIG Coördinators/Hosts: To protect our members' privacy, contact information for events is only available on our password-protected Contact Info page. The list of hosted SIGs and related contact information can be found here. Chicago Area Mensa is an active social group. Information about events, including our Monthly Gathering, are available when you follow this link. When you participate, you'll reap the benefits of your membership.
  • CAM E-Mail Alias: Getting a vanity e‑mail address which redirects your e‑mail to your own inbox.
  • E-Mail Lists: Log in and find out how easy it is to subscribe to any of our many lists — lists for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and to communication and interact electronically with your fellow Chicago Mensans.
  • The Member Handbook
  • The GOBS Trust Fund: These funds are available to all CAM members for certain activities including CAM teams participating in the American Mensa Culture Quest®. Find out the requirements for applying as well as accessing the application form you can fill out online.
  • Our Bylaws and motions passed by the Board (Actions Still In Effect, or ASIEs)
  • Standing Orders: These include descriptions of responsibilities of the various elected (Board of Directors) and appointed positions within Chicago Area Mensa. All positions are held by volunteers who are current Chicago Area Mensans. If you are interested in getting more involved, you can learn more about the various positions and see which ones are vacant by tapping/clicking on "Officers" in the publicly viewable section of the menu on the left or checking the latest edition of ChiMe given there are positions not listed on this website. Even if a position that interests is not currently open, let the Loc Sec know you’re interested so s/he can contact you should it become vacant in the future.
  • Approved Business Minutes from past Board of Directors/Steering Committee meetings.
  • Business Forms: Get the form that enables you to get reimbursed for expenses you incurred due to your involvement in CAM as an Officer or due to a request for which you volunteered.

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