Gatherings

Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month
Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark (formerly the Woodbridge Hilton)
Iselin, New Jersey
732-494-6200
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XLI
CNJM's Regional Gathering
2015
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)
Unbridled Spirit!
Mensa's 2015 Annual Gathering
July 1-5, 2015
Louisville, Kentucky

National Events

Colloquium 2015
Brain Health
June 30, 2015
(a one-day add-on to the 2015 Annual Gathering)
Louisville, Kentucky
Mind Games 2015
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
May 1-3, 2015
San Diego, California
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2016 AG -- San Diego, California
  • 2017 AG -- Hollywood, Florida
  • 2018 AG -- Indianapolis, Indiana
Future Mind Games
  • 2016 -- Chicago

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XLI
Central New Jersey Mensa
2015
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
Schrodinger's RG! Canceled!!!
Metropolitan Washington Mensa
RechaRGe
Mensa of Northeastern New York
Labor Day Weekend 2015
Albany, NY
Delaware (yet to be confirmed)
Delaware Mensa and Delaware Valley Mensa
September 2015
Claymont, DE
MensAutumn (yet to be confirmed)
Connecticut & Western Massachusetts Mensa
October 2015
CT
Wicked Good! (yet to be confirmed)
Boston Mensa
2015
Boston, MA
Winter Solstice RG (yet to be confirmed)
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 2015
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 Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark (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 Le Cafe Metro...casual dining overlooking the hotel's lobby. Please join us for dinner, the program, or both.

Next gathering:

Special notice -- Dinner before the Gathering has resumed!

Friday, August 14 at 8:00PM

Ethan Andersen: NJ Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

Ethan Andersen will be discussing the NJ Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, a piece of legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice to self-administer medication to end their lives in a peaceful and dignified way. Ethan will review requirements and safeguards in New Jersey's legislation, the success of similar bills in states like Oregon, the status of New Jersey's bill, arguments for and against its passage, and the end-of-life choices currently available to New Jersey residents.

Ethan Andersen is a Field Organizer for Compassion & Choices, a non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of end of life choices. He is an advocate for Senate Bill S382, otherwise known as the "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act," which would allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice to self-administer medication to end their lives in a peaceful and dignified way. Though much of his time is spent discussing the particular issue of aid in dying, he also works towards educating members of the public on the options they currently have (such as POLST orders, advanced directives, living wills and DNRs) and ensuring that end-of-life planning is taken care of in a clear and direct way.

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