Welcome to Southeast Michigan Mensa!

Mensa is the largest of the international high-IQ societies. The purpose of our Southeast Michigan chapter is to provide opportunity for intellectual and social belonging and networking among diverse people. Bookmark this site to see SEMM’s calendar of events for members and their guests. In addition to local events and monthly meetings, SEMM hosts a Winter Bash (games party), SEMMer Bash (picnic), and a Regional Gathering held each April, known as SEMMantics. We're also on Facebook and Meetup!

02 May 2016

SEMMer Bash Registration Open

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The annual SEMMer Bash is the time we come out and meet each other over food and games. If you are a new member or you haven’t yet been to a Mensa event, this is a great opportunity to see what Mensa is all about. Our Gifted Youth Coordinator has even prepared a whole day of fun and educational activities for the kids.

Island Lake State Park
12950 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116

Saturday, July 16, 2015
11:00 a.m. until dusk

Admission fee to picnic:

Park entry fee: $11 for the state park recreation passport, payable at the gate

Buy your tickets online!

18 June 2016

SEMMantics Photos!

As you can tell from the photos below, everyone really enjoyed their time at SEMMantics 2016. It was an excellent weekend and we hope to see you all next year!


08 June 2016

June Monthly Gathering

26 May 2016

MAGC 2016

The Michigan Association for Gifted Children’s Fall Conference promises to be an exciting, inspiring, and educational day! We hope you can join us for this great event!
?Dr. Joy Lawson Davis – Opening Plenary Keynote Speaker – Author, Professor, and NAGC Board Member
“Unique Psychosocial Challenges of Diverse Gifted Learners”

? Dr. Jennifer Cross
– Keynote Speaker -Author, Director of Research at the William & Mary Center for Gifted Education
“The Social World of Gifted Adolescents”
? Dr. Tracy Cross – Closing Keynote Speaker – Author, Executive Director of the William & Mary Center for Gifted Education, former NAGC President
“From Underachievement to Self-Harm: How Students Cope with Being Gifted”

Many more sessions and speakers!

If you are a parent, educator, or friend of gifted children, this conference is for you!

Register now and share this information with others!

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

University Prep
Science & Math Elementary
Detroit, Michigan
MAGC Members: $50
Early Bird Registration – Includes membership
(through 9/10/16):  $65
Regular Registration – Includes Membership
(after 9/10/16):

Students: $25

SCECHs: $5 (available during registration)
Registration includes lunch, vendors, contact with gifted school representatives, and give-aways!
For more information, please visit:www.migiftedchild.org/conference
To register, go to: Conference Registration

01 May 2016

May Monthly Gathering

May Monthly Gathering: Tiananmen West, Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre

In early May 1970, students protesting the U.S. bombing of Cambodia clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen on the Kent State University campus. When the Guardsmen shot and killed four students on May 4, the Kent State Shootings became the focal point of a deeply divided nation and a watershed moment in the anti-Vietnam war movement.

This presentation, based on her soon to be published book “Tiananmen West: Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre,” author and Vietnam War era historian Jenny Deason Copeland will explain at a high level what happened at Kent State, and then delve into the mind of Richard Nixon to divulge evidence on two topics: Could Nixon have ordered the massacre at Kent State? And his possible motives for doing so. The research behind the theory that Nixon ordered the massacre has covered 30 years and included Freedom of Information Act requests to the FBI, CIA and NSA. The repercussions of this research to the author and her family will also be revealed. The screenplay titled “Tiananmen West” has been shopped around Hollywood.

Born in Tiffin, Ohio as the second eldest of a family of four girls, Jenny graduated from Toledo University, with honors and began a now 38-year career in telecommunications. She is an author, historian, and owner of Crazy Red Head Publishing. Jenny has published two children’s’ books and is currently working on the final draft of ‘Tiananmen West’, her first non-fiction work.

Join us for a possible alternative explanation for this milestone event in American history.

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016
6:00 pm: The ExComm business meeting begins. All members are welcome to attend.
7:00 pm: Mingling begins.
8:00 pm: Program starts.
ADMISSION (Exact change appreciated)
Adult members: $4, Adult guests: $5; Children 13 and under: $3
Members receive free admission in the month of their birthday
LOCATION: Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church