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Activities Bulletin
October 2020 (Tentative)

RSVPs - Always contact the CAM event host as specified in the event details — e-mail , phone , or Meetup .

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Chicago Mensa Meetup - All our events are listed; see who signed up and get notifications. Check out the October calendar,

Facebook - The following CAM area- and youth-related groups have their own closed Facebook groups which may have events not listed here nor on Meetup :

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Meetup

Chicago Mensa Meetup - All our events are listed; see who signed up and get notifications. Check out the October calendar,

Facebook - The following CAM area- and youth-related groups have their own closed Facebook groups which may have events not listed here nor on Meetup :

1/ Thurs­day

  • ChiMe Activity Bulletin and Ad­ver­tising Deadlines. Last day for these submissions to the November ChiMe. Interested in organizing and hosting a virtual or in-person event? Find out how by tapping/clicking here.

  • ChiMe Editorial Deadline. Last day for editorial submissions to the November ChiMe. Please submit original ar­ticles, insights, puzzles, brain teasers, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensans would love to hear from you.

  • CAM Morning Coffee 7 AM. As work-lives move back toward the status quo ante, this early morning group has spun off, so if this time works better for you, be a trailblazer. This online event is not hosted which simply means when you dial in, you may be the first — wait several minutes and give the others a chance to join you. You can expect casual conversation on any topic you and the others would like to explore. On Thursdays, the 8 AM CAM Morning Coffee group joins the 8 AM Conversation with London Mensans so use their access info instead. You can join this event as a video teleconference or just by phone. Access information is here on our website. In the mood for some interesting conversation? It’s easy to check in any weekday and see who else is up for a chat. Contact Matt C. for any general info. Both events will recur every weekday until further notice.

  • Conversation with London Mensans including CAM Morning Coffee 8 AM. Join a video chat with our kin from across the big pond in London at 2 PM BST. I [Carey] participated previously, along with a few other CAM members, and had a very nice chat with some of our “siblings” in the London area. The Zoom sign-in information is listed as part of local host Carey S.’s Contact Info or check Meetup. The London host is Ian David Moseley.

  • Virtual Downtown Lunch 1 PM. Perhaps Mensa’s longest running event anywhere, Chicago’s Downtown Lunch has gone virtual! Join us for conversation, laughs, and attempts to define words you’ll never use again. The Zoom access info is included as part of your host Jon G.’s contact information. You may also RSVP via Meetup.

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  • Mind Games 2021 Judge Registration. Join us for Mind Games 2021 Thursday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 25th, in Portland, Maine, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 363 Maine Mall Road in Portland, ME. Visit the website for all the details. Rates increase after Monday, August 31st.

2/ Fri­day

  • CAM Morning Coffee 7 AM & 8 AM. As work-lives move back toward the status quo ante, an additional early morning group has spun off, so if this time works better for you, be a trailblazer. Both of these online events are not hosted which simply means when you dial in, you may be the first — wait several minutes and give the others a chance to join you. You can expect casual conversation on any topic you and the others would like to explore. On Thursdays, the 8 AM CAM Morning Coffee group joins the 8 AM Conversation with London Mensans so use their access info instead. You can join this event as a video teleconference or just by phone. Access information is here on our website. In the mood for some interesting conversation? It’s easy to check in any weekday and see who else is up for a chat. Contact Matt C. for any general info. Both events will recur every weekday until further notice.

RSVP for SwAG Session held on Saturday, October 10th no later than Saturday, October 3rd. Use Facebook to RSVP.

3/ Satur­day

5/ Mon­day

6/ Tues­day

7/ Wednes­day

8/ Thurs­day

  • Conversation with London Mensans including CAM Morning Coffee 8 AM. Join a video chat with our kin from across the big pond in London at 2 PM BST. I [Carey] participated previously, along with a few other CAM members, and had a very nice chat with some of our “siblings” in the London area. The Zoom sign-in information is listed as part of local host Carey S.’s Contact Info or check Meetup. The London host is Ian David Moseley.

9/ Fri­day

  • Rock­ford Mensa Dinner 6:30 PM. Join Dave and other Rockford-Area Mensans for dinner at Giordano’s lo­cated at 333 Executive Pkwy. in Rockford (333 N. Mulford; one block north of State St.). To RSVP , for more information, or to get on our e‑mail list, contact Dave L., our Rockford-Area Coördinator. The number of attendees is limited, so RSVPs are mandatory. Do not RSVP via Meetup since Dave is not a member. This event is usually recurs on the second Friday of the month.
    Illinois COVID-19 Group & Mask Restrictions Apply!!

  • Poetry Dis­cus­sion 7:30 PM. Contact Joe D., the SIG coördinator , for the contact information of the person selecting and providing copies of the poems and of the host(s), or for general information about this SIG. Do NOT RSVP via Meetup. This event is usually held on evening of the second Friday of the month or the following Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

10/ Satur­day

  • SwAG Ses­sion 4 PM. Join the South­west Area Group for its monthly, laid-back time together with food and talk of any im­ag­inable topic. We meet at Kevin’s home (aka SwAG HQ) on Windstone Dr. in Plainfield. RSVP by one week prior (Saturday, October 3rd) is required. Please see the South­west Area Group Facebook page to RSVP and for information about this and other SwAG events; contact the South­west Area Coördinators to find out how to join (Kevin’s contact information is also on our website). We’ve been meeting on the second Saturday of most months. Hope to see you there!

12/ Mon­day

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    Columbus Day

13/ Tues­day

14/ Wednes­day

RSVP for Northern Exposure no later than 10 AM. You may RSVP via Meetup.


 
  • Northern Ex­po­sure Dinner 6:50 PM. Join us for dinner at a venue TBD in Lake County. Please RSVP (no later than 10 AM) to our North Suburban Coördinator Michael B., so he can reserve a big enough table; also let him know if you need to cancel, even if it’s last minute (by text­ing), so the restaurant can change the seating and doesn’t wait until everyone shows up to take orders. The number of attendees is limited, so you must RSVP.
    Illinois COVID-19 Group & Mask Restrictions Apply!!

15/ Thurs­day

  • Conversation with London Mensans including CAM Morning Coffee 8 AM. Join a video chat with our kin from across the big pond in London at 2 PM BST. I [Carey] participated previously, along with a few other CAM members, and had a very nice chat with some of our “siblings” in the London area. The Zoom sign-in information is listed as part of local host Carey S.’s Contact Info or check Meetup. The London host is Ian David Moseley.

16/ Fri­day

17/ Satur­day

RSVP for West Suburban Sundays held on Sunday, October 18th no later than 2 PM on Saturday, October 17th. You may RSVP via Meetup.

  • Conserv­atives Lunch 11:30 AM. Join other members of the Mensan cell of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy for lunch and “secret planning” at The Patio, 2780 S. Highland Ave. in Lombard. The Patio is on the NW corner of Butterfield and Highland, but you can enter only from Highland. Look for a table with a red Meetup sign. RSVPs are appreciated. Open to non-Mensans; bring a conservative friend. For more info, contact Jim Z. the event coördinator. You may also RSVP via Meetup.
    Illinois COVID-19 Group & Mask Restrictions Apply!!

  • Beverly Area Saturday Salon (B.A.S.S.) ~Noon. Spontaneous conversation in far SSW Chicago, approximate vicinity of 103rd St. & Western Ave. Please contact Rick E. the Beverly Area Coördinator, for this month’s lo­ca­tion and the exact time as well as more information; if e‑mailing, put “BASS” in the subject line. This event usually recurs on the 3rd Saturday of the month, about midday.

  • South Bend Mensa Dinner 6 PM. Contact Gary L., the South Bend Area Coördinator of Fort Wayne, Indiana Mensa, for lo­ca­tion information. His contact information is also available in the latest issue of ChiMe. Do NOT RSVP via Meetup since Gary is not a member.

18/ Sun­day

  • West Suburban Sundays Cancelled. Join us for Sunday lunch in the south­west suburbs at the Steven’s Family Restaurant at 2393 63rd St. in Woodridge. The restaurant has a large variety of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items, reasonably priced. Please call John or Betty N. or e-mail John N., the West Suburban Coördinators, by 2 PM on Saturday, October 17th and let them know if you are coming. This event recurs on the third Sunday of the month.
    Event on Hiatus until Illinois Phase 5!!

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  • CultureQuest3 PM. Today, all across the country, all at the same time, teams of Mensans participate in a 90-minute-long contest of general trivia administered by American Mensa. Prizes will be award­ed to the twenty teams and one youth team with the highest scores! Submit your team registration information to American Mensa. The registration deadline is Monday, August 31st. CAM teams may apply for GOBS funds to cover the team registration fee. Team captains should read the GOBS instructions and fill out the online application form. We wish our teams the best of luck today!

19/ Mon­day

20/ Tues­day

21/ Wednes­day

22/ Thurs­day

  • Conversation with London Mensans including CAM Morning Coffee 8 AM. Join a video chat with our kin from across the big pond in London at 2 PM BST. I [Carey] participated previously, along with a few other CAM members, and had a very nice chat with some of our “siblings” in the London area. The Zoom sign-in information is listed as part of local host Carey S.’s Contact Info or check Meetup. The London host is Ian David Moseley.

23/ Fri­day

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    Mole Day
    Avogadro’s Number (6.02 × 1023).

26/ Mon­day

27/ Tues­day

  • Breakfast in Mount Prospect 10 AM. Breakfast and conversation at Jelly Café lo­cated at 1784 W. Golf Rd. in Mount Pros­pect (northwest corner of Golf Rd. and Busse Hwy.), featuring a large and diverse menu. Sepa­rate checks will be available. Attendance is limited. RSVP  required in case of possible cancellation or changes in venue. Use Meetup, but if not on Meetup, RSVP Ken L. via e‑mail.
    Illinois COVID-19 Group & Mask Restrictions Apply!!

28/ Wednes­day

29/ Thurs­day

  • Conversation with London Mensans including CAM Morning Coffee 8 AM. Join a video chat with our kin from across the big pond in London at 2 PM BST. I [Carey] participated previously, along with a few other CAM members, and had a very nice chat with some of our “siblings” in the London area. The Zoom sign-in information is listed as part of local host Carey S.’s Contact Info or check Meetup. The London host is Ian David Moseley.

30/ Fri­day


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1 November/ Sun­day

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    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM. Remember to reset your clocks back.
  • CAM Board Meeting 10 AM at the Westin North Shore lo­cated at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling.

  • ChiMe Activ­ity Bulletin and Ad­vertising Dead­lines. Last day for these submissions to the December ChiMe. Interested in organizing and hosting a virtual or in-person event? Find out how by tapping/clicking here.

  • ChiMe Editorial Dead­line. Last day for editorial submissions to the December ChiMe. Please submit original ar­ticles, insights, puzzles, brain teasers, photographs, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensans would love to hear from you.

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  • Mind Games 2021 Judge Registration. Join us for Mind Games 2021 Thursday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 25th, in Portland, Maine, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 363 Maine Mall Road in Portland, ME. Visit the website for all the details. Rates increase after Monday, August 31st.

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