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Activities Bulletin
April 2021 (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, get notifications, and add the event(s) to your personal calendar. Check out the April 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 (contact them to join):

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Chicago Mensa Meetup - All our events are listed; see who signed up, get notifications, and add the event(s) to your personal calendar. Check out the April 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 (contact them to join):

The organizers of the events listed on this calendar have expressed willingness for members elsewhere in the world to join in. Please don’t give them a bigger crowd than they can handle, and do be careful about time zones. The displayed time zone is GMT! If you add them to your own calendar, the time zone should convert to your specified time zone.

To have your virtual event added to this calendar, contact Matt C., the CAM Morning Coffee contact.

  • CAM Morning Coffee 7 AM & 8 AM. Both of these weekday online events are not hosted which simply means when you join the Morning Coffee channel (under Events) on our CAM Discord server, you may be the first — wait several minutes and give the others a chance to join you. Attendance is spontaneous and can be sporadic — no individual is present every day, some days there are several people, but there are days when no one participates. 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 (on Meetup) rather than Discord. 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 general info. Both events will recur every weekday until further notice.
    Discord Event!!

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1/ Thurs­day

  • ChiMe Activity Bulletin and Ad­ver­tising Deadlines. Last day for these submissions to the May 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 May ChiMe. Please submit original ar­ticles, insights, puzzles, brain teasers, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensans would love to hear from you.

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  • Conversation with London Mensans 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. RSVP to receive the Zoom sign-in information (via Meetup preferred). The London host is Ian David Moseley.
    Virtual Event!!

  • 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.

  • CAM Election. Once again, due to the continuing pandemic, we will be holding our election remotely. This year we will be offering electronic voting in addition to mail-in voting. Electronic voting will be held using an online form. Ballots must be submitted/received before 5 PM on Saturday, April 17th. There will be a link to both ballot forms and instructions available to members on our website no later than Thursday, April 1st. We intend to also send the link and instructions via e-mail to members who have allowed their e-mail to be shared with the local group. (If you get the weekly event e-mail, you have shared your e-mail). Mail-in ballots will be published in the April ChiMe and available on this website.

    In the case multiple ballots are received from a member, only the most recently received ballot will count. For mailed ballots, the postmark will be used as the date of submittal. The candidates’ statements will be available on our website and in the April issue of ChiMe. The results will be announced at 7:30 PM at the April Monthly Gathering. If you have questions, please contact Deb Johnston, our Election Procedures Committee Chair.
    Electronic & Mail-in Ballots Only This Year!

  • Annual Gathering (AG) Rate Increase Alert! Sunday, January 31st is the last day to register before the rates increase. See the AML 2021 AG website for details about the “Multifaceted Minds” AG held Tuesday, August 24th through Sunday, August 29th as Mensa celebrates its 75th anniversary in Houston, Texas. And reg­ister now for the Colloquium exploring “Advances in Food Science” presented on Monday, August 23rd.

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9/ Fri­day

  • Rock­ford Mensa Dinner 6:30 PM. Join Dave and other Rockford-Area Mensans for dinner at the Olympic Tavern, lo­cated at 2327 N. Main St. in Rockford (next to the Phillips 66 station on the north side of Main 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. Our poetry group is now using Zoom for meetings. Interested persons who are not currently members of the poetry group can contact Joe D. , and he will e-mail the poems to be discussed and the Zoom information to them. Do NOT RSVP via Meetup. This event is usually held on evening of the second Friday of the month.
    Virtual Event!!

12/ Mon­day

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14/ Wednes­day

  • Northern Ex­po­sure Dinner Cancelled. 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.
    Event Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns!!

15/ Thurs­day

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    Federal Tax Deadline

17/ Satur­day

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  • Beverly Area Saturday Salon (B.A.S.S.) ~Noon. Spontaneous conversation in far SSW Chicago, approximate vicinity of 107th 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.

  • Conserv­atives Lunch 1 PM. Join other members of the Mensan cell of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy for lunch and civilized Un-PC conversation. No forbidden questions, no unchallengeable answers. This lunch happens on the third Saturday every month, but the location changes and can’t always be determined in time to make the ChiMe schedule. If you’re curious about the location and the COVID restrictions at this month’s meeting place, e-mail Jim Z. the event coördinator. You may also RSVP via Meetup. Open to non-Mensans; bring a conservative friend.
    Illinois COVID-19 Group & Mask Restrictions Apply!!

  • 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.

The February Monthly Gathering scheduled for February 27th will be a video conference event held via Discord. AGOG will be held Feb. 26th-28th.


 
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CAM April Monthly Gathering @Video Teleconference

  • CAM Election Ballot Deadline 5 PM.
    Electronic & Mail-in Ballots Only This Year!

  • Monthly Gath­ering
    (Held via Discord )
    The April Monthly Gathering takes place via video teleconference using Discord. The election results will be announced this evening. Join the group as we all experiment with a different way of interacting. BYOB and snacks . In this age of social distancing, aren’t you ready to have some fun and to try something different? Members, RSVP via Meetup to let your friends know you’re going to be there.

    Test:
    Cancelled Until Further Notice.
    Business Meeting :
    5 PM in the Business Meeting channel.
    Voting closes:
    5 PM — Remote Only!
    Socializing :
    7 PM in the Hospitality channels.
    Election Results :
    7:30 PM in the MG Speaker channel.
    Program :
    ~7:35 PM in the MG Speaker channel.
    Socializing & Games:
    8:30 PM in the Hospitality or Games channels.

    Time to vote for your Chicago Area Mensa Board Members!! See the candidates’ statements in the April ChiMe (when it becomes available). This year, the election will be held remotely again using either an online electronic form or the paper version of the ballot! Please use either version of the ballot and follow all the instructions. You may print out the pdf version of the ballot from from the April ChiMe (when it becomes available). Your ballot must be submitted/received before 5 PM on Saturday, April 17th. Make sure you mail it at least 5 business days prior if opting for a paper ballot. If you have questions, please contact Deb Johnston, our Election Procedures Committee Chair.
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    Volunteer
    Get involved! Chicago Mensa needs you. We’re looking for vol­un­teers to fill some of the open po­sitions listed both in the back of ChiMe or on the List of Officers. You can view the job descriptions and the required qualifications for all the open positions and ones you may be interested in.
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    Express Yourself
    Try your hand at writing an ar­ticle for ChiMe, submitting a photo, or creating a puzzle; see our Submission Guidelines for contact information and deadlines. Host your own event or your own virtual event using Discord!

    Program Topic: TBA
    Members, see the full write-up in our April ChiMe (when it becomes available).
    Discord Event!!

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22/ Thurs­day

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    Earth Day
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  • Mind Games® 2021 starts today. The event is being held today through Sunday, April 25th, in Portland, Maine, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 363 Maine Mall Road in Portland, ME. Visit the website for all the details.

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30/ Fri­day

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    Arbor Day
  • Annual Gathering (AG) Rate Increase Alert! Today is the last day to register before the rates increase again. See the AML 2021 AG website for details about the “Multifaceted Minds” AG held Tuesday, August 24th through Sunday, August 29th as Mensa celebrates its 75th anniversary in Houston, Texas. And reg­ister now for the Colloquium exploring “Advances in Food Science” presented on Monday, August 23rd.


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  • ChiMe Activ­ity Bulletin and Ad­vertising Dead­lines. Last day for these submissions to the June 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 June 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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