North Texas Mensa Presents:

The Feast of Pleasures and Delights XXXVI

Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2016


North Texas Mensa is proud to announce our 36th Regional Gathering. RG 2016 will be bigger and better than ever! Come join us for entertaining events, starting Thursday evening and ending Sunday afternoon! We’ll have the usual mix of great speakers, a variety of games, a wonderful dance, delicious tastings and lots of other interesting activities. This RG will truly please and delight one and all. So come join your Mensa family and friends for another fun-filled Thanksgiving weekend.

Where: Marriott Quorum, 14901 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75254. Phone # is 972-661-2800. Ask for the North Texas Mensa rate, which is $96 a night. Sorry – No pets or smoking allowed.

Registration: The early registration rate is $50, which ends on June 15th. Then the rate will be $60 until August 31st, then $70 until October 31st. Starting November 1st the rate will be $80, which will also be the walk-in rate. Children 0-5 years of age are free. Pre-teens (6–12 at time of RG) are ½ the regular registration price on the day they register. See registration form for day rates. Check, money order or credit cards are accepted. You can register by using the handy form on the back and sending it to Kim Speed, Registrar, at 1048 Colleton Ln., Frisco, TX 75033. Or you can register online. First Time Discount: If you have never been to our RG before, take $25 off the rates above for full-weekend adult registrations.

Tastings!     Tastings! Tastings!

Honey Tasting will be on Friday at 1:30pm – Cost is $6 per ticket.

Beer Tasting will be on Friday at 4:30pm – Cost is $6 per ticket.

Cheese Tasting will be on Saturday at 1:30pm – $6   SOLD OUT

Wine Tasting will be on Saturday at 4:30pm –  $12    SOLD OUT

Irish Whiskey Tasting will be on Thursday at 8pm – Cost is $12 per ticket

There will be no refunds on tasting tickets unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.





Saturday Night Dance

Theme: Use Your Imagination

Don a costume, formal wear, or just come as you are!

We plan to have a DJ this year

More information will be available in the near future.


North Texas Mensa Presents:

The Feast of Pleasures and Delights XXXVI

Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 24 to Nov. 27, 2016

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Registration Fees: Includes snacks, beverages, programs, entertainment, games, tournaments, speakers and all other events for the whole weekend! Tastings require the purchase of separate tickets to cover expenses.

Single days: Thurs - $25; Fri or Sat - $40; Sun - $10

1st Timer Discount: Take $25 off applicable rate below, for full-weekend adult registrants.                                                            

$50 (postmarked by Jun 15, 2016)

$60 (postmarked by Aug 31, 2016                                                     Registrant # 1 - $_______

$70 (postmarked by Oct 31, 2016)                                                     Registrant # 2 - $_______

$80 after Oct 31, 2016                                                                        Registrant # 3 - $_______

½ price for those 6-12 years of age                                                   Registrant # 4 - $_______

(Kids 0-5 years are free)

Please reserve the following places at the indicated Tasting(s):

$12 – Irish Whiskey Tasting (Thurs @ 8 pm)                                   ___ @ $12 each-$_______

$12 – Wine Tasting (Sat @ 4:30 pm)                                  SOLD OUT @ $12 each-$_______

$6 – Beer Tasting (Fri @ 4:30 pm)                                                   ___ @ $6 each - $_______

$6 – Honey Tasting (Fri @ 1:30 pm)                                                 ___ @ $6 each - $_______

$6 – Cheese Tasting (Sat @ 1:30 pm)                                SOLD OUT  @ $6 each - $_______

                                                                                                   Total enclosed: ______________



Payment: check one  Money order  

 Check payable to NTM RG

 Visa    Master Card

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Mail to: Kim Speed, Registrar, 1048 Colleton Ln., Frisco, TX 75033

Questions? E-mail Kim Speed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I’d like to volunteer for:

o Registration      

o  Games tournament (specify) __________________________________________

o Speaker(s) Escort

o Hospitality

o Other (specify) _____________________________________________________



Meet the Candidates

Mensa National Elections are coming up. Come meet some candidates and hear why they’re running

This is where the NTM meetings will be shared online!

Saturday, 10:00, Las Colinas

Not a Mensan?  Want to become one?  Here is your chance to take the Mensa test AND hang out with a bunch of Mensans at the North Texas Mensa Regional Gathering.  The gathering runs from Thanksgiving night through Sunday. We'll offer the Mensa test on Saturday morning, Nov. 29 at 10:30 am (doors to the test will open at 10:00am and we'd like you to arrive by 10:15 to get all of the paperwork completed.

Anyone who takes the test during the Regional Gathering will get a free afternoon pass - good from the end of the test until 6pm. The RG (and the test) are being held at the Sheraton DFW, 4440 West John W Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063.

Testing takes a little less than two hours, and consists of two tests featuring questions involving various skills, including logic and deductive reasoning. A score at or above the 98th percentile on either of the tests will qualify you for an invitation to join Mensa.

The regular testing fee is $40.00, and may be paid with cash, a check or credit card. Please bring photo identification to the test site. Pencils will be provided. You do not need to bring anything else.

To take the test, you must be 14 or older, and any test-taker who has not yet reached the age of 18 will need the permission of a parent or guardian. Parental consent forms will be available at test site, and may also be requested ahead of time by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to North Texas Mensa Gifted Youth

Mensa Gifted Youth is a Special Interest Group (SIG) in Mensa, specifically dedicated to providing activities, events, and interaction opportunities for those Mensans under age 18.  We try to schedule at least one event a month for gifted youth, across a wide variety of fun and interesting things.  If you have an idea for something that might be interesting to try, please let me know.  Some of the things we've done recently:

Astronomy night
Chocolate dipping party
Attended a robotics competition
Artists' studio tour
Flew airplanes
Minecraft party
Helping with White Rock Lake cleanup
Played at Lego Land
Launched rockets
Went Birdwatching
Toured a baseball glove factory
Picked blueberries
Board games parties
Delivered Meals-on-Wheels

The National Mensa web site has a list of the many things they do to help foster a supportive environment for Gifted Youth across the country.  See for a list of what they do, or to play games especially designed to be fun for gifted youth.  American Mensa also runs the BrightKids facebook page, which is a forum for parents, teachers, and others interested in raising and educating gifted children.  See for details on BrightKids and other resources for adults.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at GiftedYouth (@) or give me a call (daytime) at 972.344.5939.  


Bill Rock