The Chicago Area Monthly Gathering is open to the public. So anyone interested in finding out more about Mensa is welcome to attend. There is no Monthly Gathering during October nor November. Our next Monthly Gathering is in December.
Mensans, join us for HalloweeM, which is the largest Regional Gathering in the US. It's a long weekend of fun for the whole family. WeeM will be held at the Westin North Shore Hotel at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling.
The location of the December Monthly Gathering will be Rolling Meadows Community Center at 3705 Pheasant Drive in Rolling Meadows. The gatherings are held each month at one of five locations. So check this site to ensure you’re heading to the correct venue. Members can also check the latest issue of ChiMe, Chicago Mensa Meetup, and/or can sign up for the Event E‑Mail List to get e‑mails about upcoming events, including any last minute changes. (Note: You should be getting the e‑mails about upcoming events already, provided your profile on American Mensa includes your e‑mail address. If you want to opt out, you can do so via the same link: Event E‑Mail List.)
Typical Monthly Gathering
The majority of the people start arriving around 7:00 PM. Usually about 60-100 people attend the Monthly Gathering. If you prefer a smaller group, try a one of our many restaurant gatherings hosted at various locations throughout the metropolitan area. Check out the latest monthly calendar of events for dates, or, for more information, call the Membership Chair.
Babysitting is no longer available unless we get some volunteers willing to do so or to arrange it. If interested, contact our LocSec . In the meantime, we encourage parents and kids to hang out together in a separate room where the children can play together under their parents’ supervision. Also please contact our Gifted Youth Coördinators , who may be restarting the Gifted Youth MG activity held in conjunction with the regular MG.
* Children under the age of 8 are free provided they under the supervision of an adult attending the gathering.
The November Monthly Gathering will be held at the Rolling Meadows Community Center at 3705 Pheasant Drive in Rolling Meadows. The Community Center is located just east of IL-53, just north of the Algonquin exit and south of the Euclid exit. Find directions on the Rolling Meadows Park District’s website or use the map on the right.
We will have games and hospitality in their spacious auditorium with overflow space in the lobby. The speaker event will be in the Card Room. There will be a Parents-Kids Play Room available. Please note that we have this venue only until midnight — plan accordingly.
Parking is plentiful and free.
There is no Monthly Gathering in October nor in November. Instead, CAM hosts HalloweeM, the largest Regional Gathering (RG) in the country. It's a wonderful, fun, and informative event that runs Thursday, October 31st through Sunday, November 3rd. Expect games, dances, programs, costume parades, and excursions. Get the most up-to-date information about WeeM by visiting our website. Our great RG will be held at the Westin-Chicago North Shore Hotel at 601 North Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling. The hotel is located on the east side of Milwaukee and the main entrance is at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Wolf Road (just south of Lake-Cook and north of Dundee Road).
Book your room today! The hotel is offering a WeeM room rate of $117 through October 10th. The rooms facing east enjoy a great view of the Forest Preserves. The hotel is located just west of the Des Plaines River and is steps away from the Des Plaines River Trail leading into the Potawatomi Woods Forest Preserve.
There’s plenty of free parking both on the north and the south side of the hotel. The south lot is closer to the meeting rooms.
The hotel offers a shuttle service from the nearby METRA stations. Please call them well in advance to arrange a pickup.
Monthly Gathering Schedule
The test is administered at 4 PM at every Monthly Gathering. Get more information about taking a proctored test to join Mensa including different dates and locations. You must preregister to take advantage of any special offers from American Mensa. Or check out if any of the tests you’ve taken in the past can be used as prior evidence to join.
Mensa members, forward your Mensa Voucher Program (MVP) code (“WindyCity19”) that AML e‑mailed you to any non-member. S/he may use this MVP code either to submit prior evidence before the end of December for free or to take any of the supervised tests for free, provided s/he preregisters using the code, held prior to the end of December at a Monthly Gathering or at any other test location.
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