Gatherings

Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month
APA Hotel Woodbridge (formerly the Woodbridge Hilton)
Iselin, New Jersey
732-494-6200
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XLIII
CNJM's Regional Gathering
March 3-5, 2017
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
  • 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)
2017 Annual Gathering
Yay for Hollywood...Florida
July 5-9, 2017
The Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida

National Events

Colloquium 2017
Medicine and Technology
July 5, 2017
(Due to the holiday, this year's Colloquium, though still a separate event, will take place on Wednesday, July 5, concurrent with the first day of the Annual Gathering.)
Hollywood, Florida
Mind Games 2017
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
April 21-23 2017
Herndon, VA
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2018 AG -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2019 AG -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2020 AG --
  • 2021 AG --
Future Mind Games
  • 2018-- TBD

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XLIII
Central New Jersey Mensa
March 3-5, 2017
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Pandemic RG: Catch the Fun -- It's Contagious!
Metropolitan Washington Mensa
August 19-21, 2016
Herndon, VA
RechaRGe
Mensa of Northeastern New York
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Albany, NY
Wicked Good!
Boston Mensa
October 28-30 2016
Fitchburg, MA
The Further Adventures of Hootman and Owlboy
Tidewater Mensa
November 4-6, 2016
Williamsburg, VA
Time for Some Games!
Delaware Valley Mensa
November 11-13, 2016
Runnemede, NJ
Winter Solstice RG -- yet to be confirmed
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 2016
Bird-in-Hand, PA
Greater New York RG -- yet to be confirmed
2017

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 APA Hotel Woodbridge (formerly Woodbridge Hilton) 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 Bogarts Lounge...casual dining next to the hotel's lobby. Please join us for dinner, the program, or both.

Next gathering:

Special notice -- Dinner before the Gathering has resumed!

Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM

The Nuts and Bolts of Political Parties and Campaigns by Don Katz

Curious about how political campaigns are actually run? Would you like to know how political parties are organized and how decisions are made? Tonight Don Katz will answer these questions, as well as your questions about the nuts and bolts of political campaigns and parties.

BIO: Don has spent over 50 years in various volunteer political party and campaign positions, including gubernatorial appointee to the New Jersey Election Advisory Council, to which he was appointed in recognition of his election law expertise. He presently serves as a Commissioner of the Middlesex County Board of Elections, as state committeeman for Middlesex County for his political party, which is the highest generally elected party position in the county, as well as counsel to his county party organization.

Among other volunteer positions over the years, he has served as campaign manager for congressional and assembly campaigns, municipal party chairman, delegate or alternate delegate to national conventions, candidate, officer of various political clubs, major party candidate for member of the electoral college and in numerous other party and campaign positions at the municipal, county, and state levels. In real life, Don is an attorney with a general practice in Cranbury, New Jersey and has been a member of Central New Jersey Mensa since 1982.

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