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This is the official Web site for the
Rhode Island Chapter of American Mensa, Ltd.


Membership in Mensa is open to persons who have attained a score at or above the 98th percentile of the general population on an approved intelligence test that has been properly administered and supervised. There is no other qualification or disqualification for membership eligibility. Please see our Testing page for upcoming tests in this area.


Almost Annual WaterFire Picnic

When: Sat, September 30, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Memorial Park, Providence River Greenway


Rhode Island Mensa will hold its WaterFire picnic this evening. Street performers, music, and of course smoke and flames! (Never heard of WaterFire? Check out www.waterfire.org.) Past WaterFire picnics have brought out Ms from several states, so come and meet some new people!

We'll gather in Providence, just north of Hemenway's restaurant, where South Water Street meets the Crawford Street bridge. We meet at the picnic tables on the Providence River Greenway in the park on the east side of the Providence River. Look for our yellow balloons. We'll bring tableware, cups and paper goods, and gather for a pot-luck picnic. There are also many food vendors: pastries, hot items, candied nuts etc. Some bench seating but bring a folding chair if you want one. The fire lighting begins about 6:30 PM.

For more information, contact Tom Padwa at tomp@qis.net.



   Executive Board

Local Secretary (President) Ron Norris   Executive Officer Tom Padwa
Treasurer Joan Markert   Membership Chair Deborah Halliday


Appointed Officers

Newsletter Editor Paula Grey   Testing Coordinator Lori Norris
Program Coordinator Marlene Strom   Webmaster Steve Lenz
SIGHT Barbara Fontaine   Ombudsman Wendy Preston
  Gifted Youth Coordinator Position currently open  



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