Who We Are
We’re a group of people, just like you. We come from diverse backgrounds, education levels, and yes, political viewpoints. In our area, we also come from a variety of different states and countries, enabling an even greater diversity. Our group is very active; and our newsletter, The 4M, has repeatedly won national awards. If you had a specific area of interest, you could easily find a like-minded group in one of over a hundred different, national Special Interest Groups (SIGs) from Bitcoin to Burning Man.
We’ve scored in the top 2% of certain standardized tests, any number of which can be used for membership. We are aware that there are many different kinds of intelligence, including some that can’t be measured by standardized tests, such as leadership, or artistic. But generally, most of us have an insatiable curiosity, and desire to learn things new. Some are us are analytical, some readers, some math, some artistic; and generally, we’re the ones who laugh at the jokes just a half second before the rest of the crowd.
We are a quirky, wonderful group of people. And we get your jokes. And would love to have a spirited conversation about most anything that’s on your mind. Check out the membership information, and join us!
In one of the most amazing resources on the web, Mensa for kids has lesson plans, suggestions, games and much more to assist you in your child's development.
For those who may have missed it in the October 4M, one of our members, Jim Kitchell has passed away. Jim was one of our Program Area Coordinators, representing DeSoto and Manatee counties.
Activities and Events
These are some of the events that are frequently on our monthly calendar. Some of these are hosted around town, and some in members’ homes:
Cheap Eats, dining out on the cheap around town.
Ethnic Dining, various ethnic restaurants around town.
Scrabble (multiple times and locations) as well as other Games nights.
Picnics—usually draws much of the membership.
Great Courses teaching videos, with after-discussion.
What would you like to do? We’ll come and hang with you.