Quality Time with Quality People

Who We Are

We’re a group of people, just like you — well, like one out of every fifty of you, at least. We come from diverse backgrounds, education levels, and yes, political viewpoints. In our area, we also come from a variety of different states and countries, enabling an even greater diversity. Our group is very active; and our newsletter, The 4M, has repeatedly won national awards. If you had a specific area of interest, you could easily find a like-minded group in one of over a hundred different, national Special Interest Groups (SIGs) from Bitcoin to Burning Man.

We’ve scored in the top 2% of certain standardized tests, any number of which can be used for membership. We are aware that there are many different kinds of intelligence, including some that can’t be measured by standardized tests, such as leadership, or artistic. But generally, most of us have an insatiable curiosity, and desire to learn things new. Some are us are analytical, some readers, some math, some artistic; and generally, we’re the ones who laugh at the jokes just a half second before the rest of the crowd.

We are a quirky, wonderful group of people. And we get your humor. And would love to have a spirited conversation about most anything that’s on your mind. Check out the membership information, and join us!




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April 2019, RVC Newsletter

     The American Mensa Committee (AMC) met for our final quarterly meeting of the year on March 2, 2019 in Iselin, NJ. Because this was the annual budget approval meeting, there was much to discuss, and the meeting lasted longer than anticipated.     AMC...

Walter (Wally) Gannott, Jr & Janis Stanford; in Memoriam

It's with regret that we announce the passing of two of our members: Wally (Wally) Gannott, Jr (1937-2019), of Bradenton, in January. His wife writes, "though he was unable to attend meetings due to disability, he always enjoyed reading the 4M." --I say, kudos to you,...

March 2019, RVC Newsletter

   Mensa relies on its volunteers to keep the organization going, and we appreciate all of them. There are some who go beyond the nuts and bolts of day-to-day service, and they deserve special recognition. Each year several awards are presented at the...

I spy, with my little eye…

Some of you may have seen the post on Demographics. The information I found changed my understanding, partly on the priorities of the Chapter members, and partly on the procedures we may apply going forward. So, in the spirit of travel, near and far, I add today's...

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka: The Pedometer Doesn’t Do Justice

Hey! This was my climb to see the sunrise at Sigiriya. The site doesn’t open until 7:30, but there is a hill close by, called Pidurangala, from the top of which you can see the sun rising on Sigiriya. So we left the hostel at 4:30 for our adventure. As I...



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Activities and Events

Typical Events

These are some of the events that are frequently on our monthly calendar. Some of these are hosted around town, and some in members’ homes:

  • Cheap Eats, dining out on the cheap around town.

  • Ethnic Dining, various ethnic restaurants around town.

  • Scrabble (multiple times and locations) as well as other Games nights.

  • Picnics—usually draws much of the membership.

  • Great Courses teaching videos, with after-discussion.

  • Kayaking/Canoeing.

  • What would you like to do? We’ll come and hang with you.