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.

02 December 2018

No December Monthly Gathering

A snowmanThere’s no Monthly Meeting (or ExComm Meeting) this month. Have a great holiday season!

We’ll see you next month for Winter Bash! on Saturday January 19th from 6pm-11pm. Guests of members are welcome. Ticket information is available on the Winter Bash! page.

Regular meetings will resume in February.

25 November 2018

Announcing Winter Bash 2019

Southeast Michigan Mensa’s Winter Bash is coming Saturday, January 19, 2019. Food, Games, Socializing, Fun for the Whole Family! Visit the Winter Bash page for ticket information.
Early bird pricing ends on January 17th.

18 November 2018

2018 Mensa Select Board Games

Mind Games, the Mensa board game competition, is over and 5 winners have been selected. Why should you care about the Mensa picks? Mensa Select titles are easy to learn and playable under an hour yet still require planning and strategy. They’re the in the sweet spot between casual and enthusiast board games.

The results are available at the USA Mensa site.

04 November 2018

November Monthly Gathering – A Fiddler, a Horse Farm and a Harvest of Ice: A Brief History of the Dixie Corridor

A critical route for over 500 years, the Saginaw Trail began as a Native American earthen walking path. Since European settlers began coming to the area in the 1800s, it has grown steadily into a concrete thoroughfare, including Woodward Avenue. It is also a part of the Dixie Highway, which stretches from Sault St. Marie all the way to Miami, Florida.

Join us on Saturday, October 20 at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church in Southfield, when Oakland University Special Lecturer Carol Bacak-Egbo will guide us along a pathway into the past. Come learn about the fascinating history of 23 miles of the Dixie Highway which is now known as the “Dixie Corridor,” and the relevance of a fiddler, a horse farm and a harvest of ice. Doors open at 7pm. The program begins at 8pm.

Adult members: $4, or a strip of 4 tickets – $12
Adult guests: $5
Children 12 and under: $2
Members receive free admission in the month of their birthday

28 October 2018

Announcing SEMMantics 40

Be sure to save the weekend of April 26 – April 28, 2019 for SEMMantics 40, Southeast Michigan’s Regional Gathering. As always, it will be a fun-filled weekend with guest speakers, tournaments, activities, games room, a kids’ track, food, and so much more! It will definitely be an XL-ent RG!

Check out our SEMMantics site for more details.