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You can change your local Mensa group on your profile on the national organization site, here: http://www.us.mensa.org/my-mensa/.

You can also use that link to subscribe to our local newsletter, Proteus, which lists upcoming events and gatherings.

You can re-join using the national site’s online portal here: http://www.us.mensa.org. Click “Join” in the menu bar, and in the dropdown select “Rejoin American Mensa.” You can create an account or use your previous one to pay dues and renew your membership.

There are various options for joining Mensa, including taking our admissions test or submitting previous test scores. You can read about upcoming tests and the qualifying scores on other tests here: http://www.us.mensa.org/join/.  If you or your friends and colleagues think you already qualify, you should visit the National Homepage, select the “JOIN” link, and follow the instructions.

American Mensa accepts the results from more than 200 tests; a partial list may be found at the National website’s Test Scores page.

Member Questions (5)

AG – Annual Gathering: An event hosted by local groups for the enjoyment of all members of American Mensa. Attendance is often over 2,000 members and friends. https://www.us.mensa.org/attend/ags/

AMC- American Mensa Committee: American Mensa’s Board of Directors, consisting of Mensa members who are either elected or appointed to oversee the functioning of American Mensa. https://www.us.mensa.org/lead/amc/

AML – American Mensa Ltd.: The name of the organization to which we all belong. https://www.us.mensa.org/

DVM – Delaware Valley Mensa: Our local group, founded in 1965, is one of the oldest groups in American Mensa. We currently have just under 1,000 members that reside in southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. http://www.dvm.us.mensa.org

Proteus: Our local group’s newsletter.

LocSec: Also known as President of our local group.

M(‘s): Shorthand way to reference Mensa member(s).

MERF – Mensa Education & Research Foundation: now simply Mensa Foundation, empowers intelligence globally for the betterment of humanity, envisioning a society where intellectually gifted people are celebrated, nurtured, and supported. https://www.mensafoundation.org/

MIL – Mensa International, Ltd.: Parent group for American Mensa. https://www.mensa.org/

RG – Regional Gathering: Weekend-long events hosted by local groups at various times throughout the year. Attendance is typically in the range of 50 to 250 members and friends.

RVC – Regional Vice Chair: An elected member that represents our region on the AMC and who helps groups in the region to prosper.

SIG – Special Interest Group: Groups of Mensa members who share a common interest and who usually produces their own newsletter above and beyond what DVM produces. https://www.us.mensa.org/connect/sigs/

SIGHT – Service of Information Guidance and Hospitality to Travelers: A loose SIG that helps Mensa travelers meet, sightsee, find lodging, etc. https://www.us.mensa.org/connect/sight/

WG – World Gathering: Similar to the AG, only open to any Mensa member globally.

This is a National Office initiative and considered a benefit of Mensa membership. The badge can server as a digital membership card. Members may also share their badge on social media to promote our organization.

If you deleted the e-mails and now want to claim your badge, simply go to https://www.youracclaim.com/, click on “Create account”, and follow the instructions using the e-mail address you use with Mensa.

Source: Mensa Newsletter of Central Indiana, October 2020, Volume 56, Number 9, https://indymensa.org/wp4/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020_10_October_W_Mind_no-addresses.pdf

You can change your contact information (i.e. address, email) on your profile by logging onto the national Mensa website here: http://www.us.mensa.org/

Then go to “My Mensa” and select “My Membership Profile” from the dropdown list.

Then enter your email and password.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll see on the left side of the screen a box that lists your address. If you click the button that says “Edit Contact Info” below that, you’ll then see a list of all your contact information. Under “My Addresses” click “edit” next to the address you want to change.

A window will pop up where you can modify your address. Change the information, and then click the blue “save” button at the bottom of the window to change your address.

You should be able to find a Mensa member’s contact information in the online membership directory. Log onto us.mensa.org, click “connect,” and select “member directory” from the dropdown list. Then enter the members information and their their profile should come up with contact information.

You can change your preferences in your profile on the national website.

Go to us.mensa.org, then click “my mensa,” and choose “my membership profile” from the dropdown menu.
Then, on the right hand side of the screen, you’ll see a menu. Click “my communication preferences.”

Then you’ll see a box titled “Publication Preferences.”

On the far right side, click “edit.” When the little window pops up, set your “Local group newsletter preference” to “electronic” and save your choices.

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