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Activities Bulletin
November 2020 (Tentative)


If you’ve joined Chicago Mensa Meetup, also check out the November Calendar, which may have additional events posted that are not in the November ChiMe (when it becomes available). (And if you haven’t, please consider signing up for this great tool — an active Mensa number will be requested to verify your Mensa membership before you can be added to our CAM Meetup group.) Meetup will have the same RSVP contact information that is on our website and in ChiMe. On Meetup, even though events may have an RSVP option, a few CAM event coördinators are not members of Meetup. You may RSVP there to let other CAM Meetup members know you are attending, to easily add the event info to your calendar, and to set up notifications for the events, but you should always contact the CAM event coördinator as specified.

In addition to the events listed below (which includes all those listed in ChiMe and usually all those listed on Meetup, some area groups and the youth-related groups have their own closed Facebook group where they may publish events and details of events which are not included on our website. Contact South Suburban Coördinator Jeudi or South­west Area Group (SwAG) Coördinators Kevin and Steve for information on how to join their respective Facebook group. Contact Gifted Youth Coördinators Stacey/Stephen or the Teen Coördinator to join their Facebook groups.

If you’ve joined Chicago Mensa Meetup, also check out the November Calendar, which may have additional events posted that are not in the November ChiMe (when it becomes available). (And if you haven’t, please consider signing up for this great tool — an active Mensa number will be requested to verify your Mensa membership before you can be added to our CAM Meetup group.) Meetup will have the same RSVP contact information that is on our website and in ChiMe. On Meetup, even though events may have an RSVP option, a few CAM event coördinators are not members of Meetup. You may RSVP there to let other CAM Meetup members know you are attending, to easily add the event info to your calendar, and to set up notifications for the events, but you should always contact the CAM event coördinator as specified.

In addition to the events listed below (which includes all those listed in ChiMe and usually all those listed on Meetup, some area groups and the youth-related groups have their own closed Facebook group where they may publish events and details of events which are not included on our website. Contact South Suburban Coördinator Jeudi or South­west Area Group (SwAG) Coördinators Kevin and Steve for information on how to join their respective Facebook group. Contact Gifted Youth Coördinators Stacey/Stephen or the Teen Coördinator to join their Facebook groups.

Illinois is now in Phase 4 where groups are limited to 50 people. Indoor dining is possible but at lower capacities and subject to an explicit maximum number of people as well as no party of more than 10 and a time limit of 2 hours. Restau­rants may impose even stricter group or time restrictions. You must wear a mask except when seated. RSVP to verify that an event has not been cancelled and that you are one of the lucky ones that can attend due to restrictions. And why not host your own event, virtual or in-person?

1/ Sun­day

  • 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, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensans would love to hear from you.

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    Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM. Remember to reset your clocks back and sleep a bit longer.
  • HalloweeM 45: The Vinyl Frontier Continues! until 4 PM. Join us for the program, games, awards and more. By participating in the fun, sometimes silly, tournament “Amazing Race: WeeM Style” scheduled in the morning, perhaps you can be the star of the show. Attend the CAM Business Meeting, find out which of the volunteers won monetary awards, and see who the CAM members are that will receive service awards. Plus check out the program and tournaments. And please consider donating an hour or two of your time to help pack up — it’s the volunteers that make this RG so great. For those interested in visiting some local sites — check out Things to Do Nearby.

  • CAM Board Meeting 10 AM at the Westin North Shore lo­cated at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling.

  • Mensa Testing 2 PM at the Westin North Shore lo­cated at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling. You should preregister. Latecomers will not be admitted. If you are or someone you know is interested in joining Mensa, see our Testing Information for contact details and additional dates/locations.

3/ Tues­day

5/ Thurs­day

RSVP for SwAG Session held on Saturday, November 14th no later than Saturday, November 7th. Use Facebook to RSVP.

7/ Satur­day

8/ Sun­day

  • Futures & Fantasies 2 PM. We will discuss a novel TBA. The discussion will take place in Conference Room G on the 3rd floor of the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street in Oak Park. Water, soda and light snacks are acceptable. Parking is available under the building. To RSVP, or for more information about this event and/or SIG, contact Steve M., the SIG coördinator. The number of in-person attendees is limited, so you must RSVP. Also there is a chance this event will be virtual since the Oak Park Library is not allowing in-person events through August. You may also RSVP on Chicago Mensa Meetup. F&F usually meets on the second Sunday of most odd-numbered months.

11/ 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.

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    Veteran’s Day

12/ Thurs­day

13/ Fri­day

  • Rock­ford Mensa Dinner 6:30 PM. Join Dave and other Rockford-Area Mensans for dinner at the Thunder Bay Grille, 7652 Potawatomi Trail in Rockford (NE corner of State St. and Bell School Rd., in front of the Holiday Inn, across the road from Ruby Tuesday’s). 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.
    Restaurant Capacity Limited — Illinois COVID-19 Restrictions!!

  • 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.

  • Windycon 47: Urban Fantastic 3 PM through Sunday. Windycon is Chicagoland’s oldest science fiction convention. It will be held in Lombard. For all the details, visit their website. And please stop by the Chicago Mensa table!
    Public Event!!

RSVP for West Suburban Sundays held on Sunday, November 15th no later than 2 PM on Saturday, November 14th. You may RSVP via Meetup.

14/ 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, November 7th) 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!

15/ 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, November 14th 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!!

17/ Tues­day

19/ Thurs­day

  • Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) 10 AM through 6 PM every day except on Sunday ending at 5 PM. It will be held on Navy Pier in Chicago. In addition to the ability to preview the many new toys and games exhibited, they feature a Young Inventor Challenge. For all the details, visit their website. You may be able to get a discount on tickets via Groupon or LivingSocial.
    Public Event!!

21/ Satur­day

  • 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 appreciated. Open to non-Mensans; bring a conservative friend. For more info, contact Jim Z. the event coördinator. The number of attendees is limited, so you must RSVP. You may also RSVP via Meetup.
    Restaurant Capacity Limited — Illinois COVID-19 Restrictions!!

  • 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. The number of attendees is limited, so you must RSVP. 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.

23/ Mon­day

  • Fibonacci Day honors Leonardo Bonacci.
    Today’ date represents first 4 numbers in the sequence (1 1 2 3…).

24/ Tues­day

  • Breakfast in the NW Suburbs 10 AM. This month’s lo­ca­tion: a venue TBA. Sepa­rate checks will be available. Attendance is limited. RSVP mandatory in case of possible cancellation or changes in venue. Use Meetup, but if not on Meetup, RSVP Ken L. via e‑mail.
    Restaurant Capacity Limited — Illinois COVID-19 Restrictions!!

  • Sterling/Rock Falls/Dixon Dinner Cancelled. For more information or to get on our e‑mail list, please send a message to Dave L. our Rockford Area Coördinator. This event is usually scheduled on the last Tuesday of the month from May through October.
    Event on Hiatus!!

26/ Thurs­day

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    Thanksgiving Day

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1 December /Tues­day

  • ChiMe Activity Bulletin and Advertising Deadlines. Last day for these submissions to the January 2021 ChiMe.

  • ChiMe Editorial Deadline. Last day for editorial submissions to the January 2021 ChiMe. Please submit original ar­ticles, insights, puzzles, brain teasers, photographs, or short poems. Your fellow Chicago Area Mensans would love to hear from you.

3 December /Thurs­day

The July Monthly Gathering scheduled for July 25th will be a videoconference event.

The locations of the MGs vary.


 

5 December /Satur­day

  • Monthly Gath­ering
    (Date & Location Tenative)
    The location of our November Month­ly Gath­ering was a lo­ca­tion and date TBD. This gathering is open to the general public. So if you’re interested in learning more about Chicago Mensa, come join us. There is an admissions fee to help cover costs.

    Test:
    Cancelled Until Further Notice.
    Business Meeting:
    5 PM.
    Game room opens:
    6 PM.
    Program:
    7:30 PM.
    Party:
    8:30 PM - Midnight.

    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. Or consider watching the children at the MG for a fee. 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 the CAM Zoom premium account!

    MG Date/Location is Tenative!!

    Program Topic: TBA
    See the full write-up in our November ChiMe (when it becomes available).

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