Snowball XLIV

Walk-ins are welcome at Snowball. Partial rates available. Payment can be made by check (preferred), cash, or credit/debit cards (on your device).

Online registration is still open!!! Register now!

Fascinator Friday! -- Contest is at 9:30 PM, but please wear your fascinator as you arrive at registration!!!

Ladies and Gents:
We'd like to invite you to fascinate your fellow Snowball attendees at our second Fascinator Friday. A Fascinator is one of those darling, daring (occasionally dreadful) little hats the English are so fond of wearing, especially to special occasions. At the upcoming royal wedding, many of the ladies in attendance will be wearing such fascinators. Most will be small with perhaps flowers, a feather, or a little "bling".

Everyone is welcome to "wear your best" headpiece as you arrive at registration and enter into hospitality and your fun-filled Snowball weekend. This is NOT mandatory! You may participate or not. If you decide to join in the fun, feel free to create your own design. Several people have asked about wearing tiaras. That's fine, but a fascinator usually is a little more about being distinctive and unusual, so allow your Mensa creativity to flow and join in the Fascinator Friday Fun!

Saturday Night Buffet - Before purchasing, please contact Registrar to see if any tickets still remain.
We hope you'll come to the buffet dinner! More seating space, and it actually helps our RG fund the event with the hotel. The more, the merrier! Purchase the buffet.

Many hands make light work...

We are seeking volunteers for Hospitality, which includes light food prep and food running (not literally; we walk). As it also includes refreshing coffee and beverages, it does require some lifting and bending. We also need volunteers for Friday setup and Sunday breakdown at the hotel and storage unit. The storage unit is on a second-floor walk-up, and we're looking for people who have cars (the more cargo space, the better), and can carry items we need to transport.

Please contact Registrar if interested.

Thank you!

Gala Dance Party: The Snow Ball @ Snowball -- Saturday Night
Welcome to our enchanted snow-themed Gala Dance Party. Ms are as unique as snowflakes, and we look forward to seeing your individuality on full display!

So far we have 232 registrants signed up for Snowball from the following 16 states:
New Jersey, of course, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, as well as Canada!!

Register now!

Words to the Wise
  • Save a (plastic?) tree! --- bring and reuse your badge holder from last Snowball.
  • Snowball (registration, hospitality, and the games room) opens at 4:00 PM on Friday.
Hotel Rate
The room rate is $115 single/double, $135 triple, $155 quad -- only until our block of rooms is sold out.
Direct link to hotel reservation:
Reservations: (732) 494-6200 -- Please mention: Central Mensa 2018 - Snowball Event
Social Media
Chat Bulletin Board --
Snowball's Facebook Group (secret) -- please contact the webmistress to join:
Guests are always welcome.
Snowball is only open to Mensans and their guests.
Multi-Media Swap -- Sunday Morning
Remember the old saying -- one man's unwanted media is another man's treasure. Bring your unwanted media (books, jigsaw puzzles, games, movies, CDs, video games, etc.) to swap for someone else's and go home feeling rich with your new treasure.
Craft Session -- Saturday Afternoon
Bring your favorite portable craft (it doesn't have to involve stitching) and join other crafters in a friendly event. Share your skills, learn a new trick or tip, or just relax and be creative.
We want your SOCKS! Saturday Afternoon

Operation Happy Sock creates and delivers catnip toys to homeless cats in animal shelters. At Snowball we will make these simple toys, called "Happy Socks," by putting catnip in the toe of an old sock and tying a knot at the ankle.

We welcome donated socks that meet these guidelines:

  • Clean – please run them through the washer first.
  • Any type of socks (sweat socks and fuzzy socks are terrific!) will work -- although thin synthetics or nylons may not be durable enough.
  • Any size (baby and kids’ sizes too) are welcome.
  • Even socks with holes are fine – we are experts at making a toy from almost any sock!

It’s time to clean out that sock drawer and admit that all those lone socks will probably never meet their mates again. Give 'em a second life as a Happy Sock!

Thank you on behalf of homeless cats everywhere!

Please note: This event will take place Saturday afternoon. At registration, we will have a box for sock donations, or better yet, bring your socks to Room 210 and make the toys yourself!

Snowball Cancellation Policy
Registration/Saturday Night Buffet:
  • Can be fully refunded {must contact the Registrar by February 15}.
  • Can be rolled over to the next year {must contact the Registrar by the start of Snowball (Friday, 4:00 PM)}.
  • Can be transferred at any time {contact the Registrar}.
Please note: All refunds requested after January 15 will be issued after Snowball.

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