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Activities Bulletin
October 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 October 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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Meetup

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 October 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.

There may be other virtual events, as well as in-person events, which may be of interest to CAM members, hosted by various local groups listed on the American Mensa Calendar of Events.

1/ Fri­day

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

RSVP for SwAG Session held on Sunday, October 10th no later than Sunday, October 3rd. Use Facebook to RSVP.

3/ Sun­day

5/ Tues­day

7/ Thurs­day

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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 BDT. 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 local host Carey S. to receive the Zoom sign-in information (via Meetup preferred). The London host is Ian David Moseley.
    Virtual Event!!

8/ Fri­day

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  • Rock­ford Mensa Dinner 6:30 PM. Join Dave and other Rockford-Area Mensans for dinner at a venue TBA. 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.
    Venue Change!!

  • Poetry Dis­cus­sion 7:30 PM. Our poetry group is now using Google Chat , which offers free closed captions, 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. Contact Roy L. for the Google Chat link or any help you might need. Do NOT RSVP via Meetup. This event is usually held on evening of the second Friday of the month.
    Virtual Event!!

9/ Satur­day

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  • Games and Conver­sation 7:30 PM. Join us at the (Virtual) WeissWard Home for Wayward Mensans (WWHfWM). We’ll gather for conversation in the Game Night Foyer on CAM’s Discord server (see the FAQ if new to Discord) and then split into channels (rooms) as desired for playing games — mention or upvote games in the game-night!! channel. I don’t know what games we’ll be playing, but we teach! If you haven’t got the Discord app, be sure to download it ahead of time, register, and check out the CAM Introduction to Discord doc as well as our FAQ. The Invitation Link for new CAM Discord users For more information, contact Beth W. Join us.
    Discord Event!!

11/ Mon­day

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    Columbus Day (observed).
    The actual day that Columbus reached land in North America was the 12th.

13/ Wednes­day

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  • Argentinean Dinner in Palatine 6:30 PM. We will be dining at the Artistic Cuisine Restaurant, located at 16 S. Bothwell St. in Palatine (at the east end of the strip mall located on thw SW corner of Bothwell St. and Palatine Rd.). The fare offered is Argentinean, as well as some Italian, and other Latin cuisine. It is been rated 4 stars on Yelp. Depending on the weather and availability, we may be dining indoors or outdoors. Be prepared for either. Unfortunately, separate checks will not be available. Attendees will have to calculate their share, including tax and tip. Payments may be made by credit card. RSVPs are mandatory. Use Meetup, but if not on Meetup, RSVP to Ken L. via e‑mail. Ken will let you know if you are confirmed or not.
    Illinois COVID-19 Group & Mask Restrictions Apply!!

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.
    Illinois COVID-19 Group & Mask Restrictions Apply!!

14/ Thurs­day

16/ Satur­day

  • 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!!

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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.

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  • New Member Zoom Event 7 PM. It can be hard to come to an event when you don’t know anybody yet. People have lots of questions: Can I bring a guest who isn’t a member? What do people wear? Can I really go to an event at someone’s home when I don’t even know them? What do Mensans do at the Monthly Gathering? What do people talk about? Do I have to play board games? What do I do so I can play board games with other Ms online? What is HalloweeM? What’s an AG? Why would I want to go? How can I schedule an event I want to do? What are area coördinators? What is AGOG? How can I find out what’s going on?

    We’d like to help answer these questions by having our first New Member Zoom Event. We’re hoping that the virtual format will make it easier to attend and get to meet some of the members that you’ll meet when you attend your first in-person event (whenever we can start having them again). If you have any questions, contact Stacey K.; the Zoom access info is also available as part of Stacey’s contact info. All are welcome. Hope to meet you!

18/ Mon­day

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  • Savory Galettes and Pantry Vinaigrette Cooking Class 5 PM. Join one of the master chefs from Marcel’s in Glen Ellyn to learn how to cook galettes. Galettes are easier to create than, well, pie. A flaky crust supports an endless possibilities of toppings and the free form finish means whatever shape your galette takes is the right shape. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as a main dish or side dish, galettes are a meal in themselves. Add a salad and the meal is done. On the menu: Savory Fall Vegetable Galette with Fresh Greens and Pantry Vinaigrette.

    The GOBS-subsidized rate for this event is $20 per login. You can have as many people on your login as your kitchen will fit, so this is a great time to involve the kids in a cooking lesson! Please note that this event is geared towards adults, so all children must be supervised. The class lasts about an hour and half. We’ll start at 5 PM and be done in time for a nice dinner at 6:30. The Zoom link will stay open so we can eat together and compare results. An ingredient shopping list will be sent out before the class.

    If you have any questions or to sign up, contact Heather B.. Your spot will not be held until you’ve paid for it. Payment via Zelle or PayPal is preferred. If you can only pay by check, please make sure to send it early to leave enough time for it to arrive via USPS.

19/ Tues­day

21/ Thurs­day

23/ Satur­day

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    Mole Day
    Avogadro’s Number (6.02 × 1023).

RSVP for Breakfast in Mount Prospect held on Tuesday, October 26th no later than 6 PM on Monday, October 25th. You may RSVP via Meetup.

25/ Mon­day

26/ Tues­day

28/ Thurs­day

  • Smart Talk 6 PM. The day will come when we can gather again over coffee, but, until then, join us by voice (and optional video ) over the Internet using the Zoom app. The access info
    Meetup Virtual Event Not in ChiMe!!

29/ Fri­day

  • HalloweeM 45: The Vinyl Frontier Continues! all day. It’s Halloween weekend and you want to dress up and go to a party tonight, or you just want to pretend to be someone else for the night. This is your opportunity to have some fun by attending the first virtual HalloweeM today. View the video of all the great costume video submissions (kids featured first), vote for the winners (best & worst pun, traditional, best group, best theme-related, etc.), meet Mensans from all over the world, and play online games all night via a very special WeeM-customized version of Discord which makes it easy to take advantage of all that this RG has to offer. An Invite Link to the WeeM Discord server will be provided after noon so people can make sure they are all set up before any program or tournament starts. Curious or have questions about Discord? Check out the FAQ. It’s the perfect virtual party, so join us at WeeM — see all the details on our Website.

30/ Satur­day

  • American Mensa Leadership Development Workshop: Uncomfortable Conversations: Coaching & Firing Volunteers 11 AM. Volunteer management is an art. People willingly give of their free time, and sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Join us for a virtual Leadership Development Workshop featuring AMC Communications Officer and real-life HR executive Lora Mitchell. We’ll discuss techniques to prevent volunteer mismatches, how to create and communicate clear expectations, succession planning, and ultimately how to talk with each other when there are problems. Please register on the American Mensa website to attend, and you will be sent the access information prior to the event. There is no fee to join.
    Virtual Event Not in ChiMe!!

  • HalloweeM 45: The Vinyl Frontier Continues! all day. The program offers something for everyone and there are always games and tournaments. Check out the PAAG (when it becomes available) for the starting times of today’s events. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to be stimulated by everything WeeM has to offer. For our first, and hopefully last, virtual RG, we are using a very special WeeM-customized version of Discord to make it easy to move about and view programs, play, and converse with all the attendees. Curious or have questions about Discord? Check out the FAQ. So give it a try and join us today!

  • GOBS Request Deadline. Today is the last day to submit a request for GOBS funds to be approved at tomorrow’s Business Meeting for any planned, eligible event, activity, or class taking place after Sunday, October 31st and through Sunday, December 5th or later. For CAM events, it’s recommended you submit the GOBS request and get it approved before submitting your event information for publication in ChiMe — so no later than today for events planned for December or later. December events need to be submitted by the 1st of November to the activities editor to be included in the December ChiMe. An article must be featured in the December ChiMe for GOBS-subsidized January events with an RSVP deadline in December (same 1st of November deadline but article e-mailed to the editor; see editorial deadline).

31/ Sun­day

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


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1 November/ Mon­day

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


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