Welcome!

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.

24 July 2016

Finding Your Fellow Mensans

We know about what is going on in our local group through M-Pathy, our website (MensaDetroit.com), facebook pages (SEMM and SEMMantics) and occasional special emails if American Mensa has your current email address and you have given permission to share it within AML.  (See http://mensadetroit.com/notification-help/ to see how to do this.)

But do you think about connecting with Mensans when you travel?  Thanks to the internet, that is much, much easier than it used to be.

If you have a question about something where you will be travelling, don’t forget the SIGHT Program.  Most American Mensa groups also have SIGHT coordinators.  Go to US.Mensa.org/Connect/Local groups to find contact information for local group officers across the country.  Also see US.Mensa.org/Connect/SIGHT for additional information on the program.  If you need more help, our SIGHT Coordinator is John Voymas (see inside the back cover for contact information for all the SEMM Officers).

If you just want to see if anything is happening when you are going to be somewhere, go to us.Mensa.org/Connect/Read/Local group Newsletters for over 140 newsletters from A-Q-Men to WoMensa.  You can do the same in over 45 countries by going to US.Mensa.org/Connect/Mensa International, where you simply click on the country to get their contact information.  Ed and I have met with Mensans on every continent buy Antarctica, which has led to unforgettable experiences.

And how many of you have discovered the fantastic possibilities of US.Mensa/org/Connect/Member directory?  Want to know who else shares your name?  No problem.  How about who lives around you?  Fill in a zip code and hit search.  Maybe you need the email address or phone number of someone you met at a Mensa event.  You guessed it—two clicks and you can find it if they have given permission to display their information.  You can even search for others who share your interests from a huge list that runs from accounting to Yoga/Pilates.

One of the primary benefits of Mensa is networking.  Here’s hoping you will make good use of that ability soon.

Jean K. Becker

Communications Officer

11 April 2015

New Service for Youth in Mensa

Hello,

In an effort to help people stay abreast of the many opportunities for youth in Mensa, we have a new, free service called Remind for which people interested in what Mensa is offering for youth may sign up.

This service will enable them to receive text or email messages (their choice) that are sent from the national office with information about events, deadlines, resources and services for youth in Mensa.

Anyone may sign up, and their phone numbers will not be visible to anyone, even us.

The service does not accept replies, so privacy is guaranteed. People may unsubscribe at any time, and you may find information on signing up or unsubscribing here https://www.remind.com/join/mensaym. We have also uploaded a printable instruction sheet into the Sharehouse, tagged “Gifted Youth” and named “Youth Text Sign Up Instructions.” Feel free to share this sheet or upload it your local group website. The simple instructions are that in order to subscribe you should enter this number (682) 593-4959 with this message: @mensaym

Here are some FAQs:

What is this service?
Remind is a free, safe, easy-to-use communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. We have received permission to use this service for our youth program.

Why do we need this service?
We are trying to meet people’s needs to be contacted about our services in the way that works best for them. As the youth membership is so fast growing, we want to keep that membership, especially those who are new and may not be as familiar with our programs and services, informed about how to make the most of their membership. Additionally, we have a number of members who have children or grandchildren who can benefit from Mensa’s program who do not receive our email mailings with information because they go to youth under eighteen.

What about privacy?
Phone numbers are always kept private so communication is 100% safe and secure. We can easily access their stored message history for any administrative requests. We cannot see the numbers or emails of people who subscribe, but we can see names.

I don’t have access to the LocSec list, so anyone who has questions should please direct them to me privately off-list.
Best,
Lisa
Lisa Van Gemert
Youth & Education Ambassador |mensafoundation.org
lisav@nullamericanmensa.org | 817.607.5578
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29 July 2013

Meet a Local Mensan: John Blinke

Our very own John Blinke was featured in the latest issue of the Mensa World Journal. Check it out!

13 May 2013

Qualify for Mensa with Prior Evidence

To honor the greening of spring and the recent fame of some of our younger members, American Mensa is offering a 70 percent discount for the month of May to potential members who want to qualify using Prior Evidence.

This promotion has been launched to take advantage of public interest generated by several young Mensans highlighted in recent news stories.

Many people find that submitting scores from prior intelligence tests is a quick and easy way to qualify for Mensa membership. For potential members under age 14, submitting scores from prior testing is the only way to be evaluated for membership. However, the May Prior Evidence discount is available to potential members of any age.

If you know of potential members, let them know they can see what testing qualifies and can take advantage of this $12 special by visiting http://www.us.mensa.org/testscores<http://www.us.mensa.org/testscores> . Use the code MAYPE13 on the application to receive the discount.