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.

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. Or go straight to the Registration Form.

21 October 2018

Two Friends of SEMM Events this Coming Weekend

From Ordinary to Extraordinary
The Michigan Association for Gifted Children is having their annual conference on Saturday, October 27. Featuring keynote speaker: Ann Shoplik, co-author of Nation Deceived and the Iowa Acceleration Scale. Register at the MAGC site.

Special Presentation on General Józef Haller’s Army (The Blue Army)
Fellow SEMM member, Joan Rayford, is inviting interested people to attend a free speaking event on Saturday, October 27 held by The West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society. The second speaker, Mary Bartus-Sidick, will be talking about Joan’s grandfather. See the flyer for all the details.

30 September 2018

Pumpkin Spice Testing Vouchers Are Back!

Would you like to join Mensa? Do you have a friend, relative or coworker who is a Mensa member? Recently, all current members of American Mensa were sent one voucher code that they can give to someone to take the Mensa test or submit prior evidence for free. Both are ways to qualify to join Mensa. This code will expire March 31, 2019.

Ask them now for their voucher number or email MVP@nullamericanmensa.org and giftedcoord@nullmensadetroit.com for more information.