What is Mensa?

Mensa is an international society whose sole qualification for membership is a score in the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. The word mensa translates “table” in Latin; similarly, mens means “mind” and mensis means “month.” The name “Mensa” is reminiscent of “mind, table, month,” which suggests a monthly meeting of great minds around a table.

Mensa members range in age from 2 to 106. They include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students, and CEOs, and they share only one trait, high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, they scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test.

About Mensa 76

Mensa 76 is the official branch of American Mensa for Fort Worth, Texas and the surrounding area (almost all parts of Texas with zip codes starting with "76"). Here is a map of Mensa 76's coverage.

Mensa76 Coverage Map

We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at the main library in downtown Arlington, unless noted otherwise.

Mensa 76 hosts a variety of events to encourage social connections with other Mensans and help stimulate the minds of our members. Non-members are welcome to attend events to meet local Mensans, learn what Mensa is about, and get a feel for the local chapter before joining.

Great Spirits Have Always Encountered Violent Opposition From Mediocre Minds - Albert Einstein Join Today Annual Gathering

New Meeting Time!

We have been listening. So trying to accomodate more members schedules we have bumped the meetings back to 1pm. We will no longer provide lunch, instead we will offer an assortment of snacks and bottled water for you.

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An Interactive map to our monthly meeting.
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Voting Board of Directors a.k.a. Executive Committee
President (LocSec)
Felicia M L Davis
Vice President (Asst Loc Sec)
Jeremy Jones
Antonia Valdez
David McAllister
Member At Large
Tom Taber
Member At Large
Emery E Swank
Member At Large
Deborah Ramsey
Non-voting Appointed Positions or Volunteer Positions
Membership Officer
Shelton Alsup
Program Coordinator
Christina Mitchell-Wheeler
Gifted Youth Coordinator
Jennea Potter
Scholarship Chair
David McAllister
Games Librarian
Tom Taber
Newsletter Editor
Emery Swank
Testing Coordinator
David McAllister
Kit Robertson
Carol Raymond
Antonia Valdez
Mary Elizabeth Glass
Miranda Johnson
Denton Area Coordinator
Deb Ramsey
Leon Flusche
Curmudgeon At Large
Hy Siegel


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