Monthly Gather­ing

Our next Monthly Gathering occurs on April 27th.
at the
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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The March Business Meeting is being held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 12th via Zoom.

Our Chicago Area Monthly Gatherings are open to the public. There is no Monthly Gathering this month. Instead we encourage everyone to join us at the Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia. The March Funway Outing will be held at Funway located at 1335 S. River St. in Batavia. The gatherings are held each month, except for months (like this month) when we offer special CAM events (see schedule) and every No­vem­ber. Check this site to ensure you’re heading to the correct venue. Members can also check Chicago Mensa Meetup or the latest issue of ChiMe. The website will supersede information in ChiMe should there be a discrepancy.

The March Business Meeting will be held virtually at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 12th. The Zoom login info can be found on our Contacts webpage.

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Typical Monthly Gathering

5:00 PM

Mensa Admissions Test (for anyone who wishes to become a member) — Pre­reg­ister to reserve a space for this session or for a different test lo­ca­tion/date. Walk-ins are welcome but you cannot be late; it’s best to contact the test coördinator in case the session is cancelled. To see if any of your past tests (ACT, SAT, LSAT…) qualify for membership, see which tests qualify. Or arrange for an approved private test.
If there is a spike in Covid cases, the in-person MG may become virtual & testing may be cancelled!!

5:00 PM 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 12th.

Business Meeting — Our five elected ExComm members and any other interested members discuss various topics and issues. Members are welcome to attend and voice their opinions, but only the Executive Committee can vote.
This month’s BM will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30 PM!!

6:00 PM

Games Room opens for any early-arrivers and game enthusiasts. At recent gatherings, members have played their favorite games such as Chess, Scrabble, Set, and Boggle, as well as current hit games. Our game collection is pretty extensive, so if you have a favorite, there’s a fair chance we’ll have it on hand. Here’s the list of our entire collection (minus a couple of oldies for which the Geek has no entry) over on Board Game Geek, although not all games are conveyed to every Monthly Gathering (there are just too many). Contact our Game Warden to ensure a specific one is available.

7:30 PM

Speaker Presentation — The gathering usually begins with announcements from our Local Secretary (LocSec), followed by a guest who speaks on an interesting topic for about an hour.

8:30 PM until midnight

Refreshments, Socializing, and Games — After the speaker presentation, our hospitality volunteers provide an assortment of party food and beverages, and people browse and mingle. Conversation and games continue into the night.

The majority of the people start arriving around 7 PM. Usually, about 60-100 people attend the Monthly Gathering. If you prefer a smaller group, try 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, contact 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.

Fees

Admission
Fees *
Ages
18-∞ 8-17
Members $10.00 ‡ $5.00 ‡
Guests $12.00 $7.00
Check-in starts at 7 PM.
CAM is now accepting major credit cards at the MGs.

* Children under the age of 8 are free provided they under the supervision of an adult attending the gathering.

Venue Info for

Instead of the usual Monthly Gathering on a Saturday, join us at the Ultimate Entertainment Center, at 2 PM on Sunday, March 24th. The complex is located at 1335 S. River St. in Batavia (on the west side of River St. (Rt. 25), about 2¼ miles north of Butterfield Rd. (Rt. 56), and east of the Fox River). We have a party room reserved.

Find out more details, including all the available fun indoor activities, by visiting our Funway Outing webpage. You may also register and pay in advance now to receive a $24 Funway Card for only $15/person (on-site $20).

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Funway building

Parking is plentiful and free. There’s a large parking lot in front the Ultimate Entertainment Center (west side of S. River St.). The entire complex is just east of the Fox River and about 2¼ miles north of Butterfield Rd. (Rt. 56).

Schedule

2024

Funway
1335 S. River St.
Batavia, IL 60510
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CAM Outing @ Funway

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ExComm Business Meeting via Zoom

April 27th
Monthly Gathering
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
May 18th
Monthly Gathering
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
June 15th
Annual Picnic
Salt Creek Park
574 W. Second St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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CAM Annual Picnic @ Salt Creek Park

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ExComm Business Meeting

July 27th
Monthly Gathering
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
August 24th
Monthly Gathering
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
September 28th
Monthly Gathering
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
October 31st–November 3rd
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Westin North Shore Hotel
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090
November
No Gathering
 
December 7th
Monthly Gathering
Rolling Mead­ows Com­mu­ni­ty Center
3705 Pheasant Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Mensa Testing

The test is administered at 5 PM at every Monthly Gathering. Walk-ins are welcome, but you cannot be late. Get more information about taking a proctored test to join Mensa including preregistering to guarantee a spot or to view different dates and lo­ca­tions. You must pre­reg­ister at certain sites and to take advantage of some special offers from American Mensa but we recommended you do so regardless. Or check out if any of the tests you’ve taken in the past (ACT, SAT, LSAT…) can be used as prior evidence to qualify to join — during March, a $79 fee includes both a free evaluation of these past tests and dues through March 31, 2025. Or arrange for an approved private test.
If there is a spike in Covid cases, the in-person MG may become virtual & testing may be cancelled!!

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