Are You Smarter Than Your Friends?
LABELLE, FL. -- Are you curious? Do you enjoy playing board games, solving mind-numbing puzzles and speaking in puns? Are you interested in meeting others who think as quickly as you? Do you want to hang out with people who get your jokes? Then, you may be interested in joining Mensa.
"One in fifty people qualifies for Mensa membership," said Jeff Avery, president of Mensa. "You know 49 people who aren�t as bright as you are, don�t you? The local Mensa Chapter serves all of Collier and Lee County, as well as portions of Charlotte and Hendry County.
Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test.
The Southwest by South Florida Mensa will be holding a testing session on Wednesday evening, February 27, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wilson Miller building, located at 3200 Bailey Lane in Naples. This event will feature a "two for-the-price-of-one" special, meaning that the normal testing fee of $40.00 per person will be split between two test takers. Prospective members should pre-register by calling Gavin Jones at 775-6026 for a reserved space.
Mensa hosts a variety of activities each month including discussion forums and social gathering at local restaurants. Members may also attend national events, receive the Mensa Bulletin magazine or join Special Interest Groups that range from astronomy to zen.