Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month -- Please note the new time!
Woodbridge Hilton Hotel
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, North/South Exit 131A
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XL
CNJM's Regional Gathering
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, North/South Exit 131A
  • the nation's longest-running RG
  • 24-hour hospitality
  • interesting speakers - Friday night and all day Saturday
  • new, larger games room open all weekend
  • karaoke - Friday night
  • craft session - Saturday afternoon
  • dj dance - Saturday night
  • multi-media swap - Sunday morning
  • very close to Metropark train station
  • hotel has well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool
  • free parking
  • register online or by mail
  • day rates available
Register Now!!
Annual Gathering (AG)
Brilliance in Beantown
Mensa's 2014 Annual Gathering
July 2-6, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts

National Events

Mind Games 2014
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
Austin, Texas
Colloquium 2014
Crime Scene Intelligence
July 1, 2014
(a one-day add-on to the 2014 Annual Gathering)
Boston, Massachusetts
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2015 AG -- Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2016 AG -- San Diego, California
  • 2017 AG -- TBD
Future Mind Games
  • 2015 - TBD

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XL
Central New Jersey Mensa
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, North/South Exit 131A
A New York State of Mind
Greater New York Mensa
April 4-6, 2014
White Plains, NY
Matrix VI: Villainous Edition
Metropolitan Washington Mensa
May 16-18, 2014
Herndon, Va
Winter Solstice RG
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 2014
Bird-in-Hand, PA

Monthly Gathering

CNJM holds a gathering each month on a variety of eclectic topics that have included: guitar-making, military police dog demonstration, NJ tombstone markings, revolutionary war mutinies, and quantum physics proving love (to name a few). These presentations are usually held on the 2nd Friday at 8:00 PM in the Hilton Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.

Members, guests, and potential members are all welcomed. Admission is now free.

At 6:30 PM (before the gathering) please join your Mensan peers for dinner and sparkling conversation at Le Cafe Metro...casual buffet dining overlooking the Hilton lobby. The custom-cooked "Mensan Buffet" includes three hot entrees, salads, and a large selection of desserts including fresh fruit. Both hot and cold beverages are included in the price. New Mensa buffet price is $16.35 + tax + gratuity. Anyone who sits at our long table or mentions Mensa buffet gets this price. For non-Mensan patrons at Le Cafe Metro the price is $18.95 + tax + 18% gratuity. Regular menu items are also offered. Please join us for dinner, the program, or both.

Next gathering:

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM -- Please note the new time!

Jim Meirose: The Fiction Writing Process — Novels and Short Stories

Jim will present readings from two novels and will discuss the genesis of the ideas and the processes of developing the books. He will also present readings of short stories and the processes of mapping out and developing them. He will discuss aspects of publishing including the submission process, handling rejection and promoting work. Finally, Jim will discuss if craft or talent is more important.

Jim Meirose's work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Calliope, Collier's Magazine, the Fiddlehead, Witness, Alas- ka Quarterly review, and Xavier Review. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart prize, Best of the Net 2011, The Shirley Jackson Award, and one was short listed for the O.Henry Award. Two collections of his short work have been published and his novels, "Claire", "Monkey", and "Freddie Mason's Wake" are available from Amazon.

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