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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 early or 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 the 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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