Why Should I Join Mensa?
There are many intelligent reasons to join Mensa. Whether you actively attend Mensa meetings or simply relish the intellectual stimulation that membership promotes, you'll find the benefits of Mensa membership to be numerous indeed.
Does Mensa Provide Intellectual Stimulation?
Mensa provides intriguing ways to flex your mental muscles. You'll find intellectual resources in the national MInd magazines, in local email groups, and at local, national and international conventions.
Whatever your passion, there's almost certain to be a Special Interest Group (SIG) filled with other Mensans who share it! Mensa world-wide offers approximately 200 SIGs, in mind-boggling profusion from African Violets to zoology. Along the way you'll find microbiology, and systems analysis, but you'll also find Sherlock Holmes, chocolate and Star Trek. There are the expected: biochemistry, space science, economics -- and the unexpected: poker, roller-skating, scuba diving, UFOs and witchcraft. There are SIGs for bread making, winemaking, cartooning, silversmithing, and clowning. Heraldry, semantics and Egyptology co-exist with beekeeping, motorcycling and tap dancing. Sports SIGs cover the classics (baseball, basketball, and football) and the not-so-classic (skeet shooting, hang gliding, skydiving). And any Mensan who can't find a SIG to join can easily start one.
Does Mensa Provide Social Interaction?
Mensa meetings are anything but dull! Local groups meet at least monthly. Often it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner or for get-togethers featuring a speaker or a lively, freewheeling discussion. All are with fellow members who share your intellectual interests. Of course, participation in local group activities is always entirely at your option.
What Publications Come With Mensa Membership?
You will receive the national magazine of Mensa India, MInd magazine with contributions by Mensans on a wide variety of subjects. This will feature the "Mensa World Journal," an interesting and thought-provoking section which contains views and information about Mensa around the world.
"Isolated M" is a popular and informative newsletter sent to those members who are geographically or otherwise isolated. It is available at nominal cost to any member.
Publication information is also available for specific National Groups.
What Other Benefits Does Mensa Offer?
In some countries Mensa sponsors a members-only credit card and insurance program. There is also a program that aids travelling Mensans.
Does Mensa Help the Community?
Mensa members find opportunities to contribute to the betterment of society through volunteer activities within their communities. Do look up two of our programs Dhruv, The Underprivileged Gifted Child Identification and Nurturing Program and the Tribal Mensa Nurturing Program.