August 2017 Events

There will be no Dineout SIG, as the NWIM Annual Picnic is this month.
Sunday, August 6th, Council Bluffs, 1:00pm,
NWIM Annual Picnic

The home of Dr. Bob Warner, 1801 Longview Loop, Council Bluffs, IA

Please bring a dish to share and lawn chairs. The Ex-Comm will provide pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, brats and such and pop and beer. If you need a particular beverage, bring it. Bring a potential Mensan with you! There will be events held for kids of all ages. Dr. Bob has a swimming pool, so bring your suit. Directions to 1801 Longview: Take I-80 to Mall-of-the-Bluffs exit, which is on the east side of Council Bluffs, turn right, away from the mall. Turn right at the second stoplight and get in the left-hand lane. Go under the railroad trestle and take the first left. Go up and around the curving road about a mile or two. Note that the house numbers are on small signs near the road, very convenient. Big red brick house on the right, set back from the street on top of its own hill. For further information, contact Kirk Johnson at (712) 323-1454 or at This is one of our most popular events, great chance for members to come out and meet fellow Mensans.

Tuesday, August 8th, Omaha, 5pm
Trivia Night SIG

Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill, 205 No. 76th St. (between Cass & Dodge St., by Toys R Us). We are having one fixed night per month for NTN Trivia. If you want to meet on an additional night, e-mail or call other Ms on an ad hoc basis. Come and enjoy some highs (and lows) as your particular knowledge areas are probed (or not). For more information, contact Tami Whitney (see front cover).

Saturday, August 12th, Omaha, 10:30am,
Monthly proctored Mensa qualifying exam

Abrahams Public Library, 5111 No. 90th St. (just south of 90th & Fort Sts) conference room. 10:30 to 1:00. Handicapped accessible, free parking. All test-takers must be at least 14 years old; written permission needed if 14-17 years old. Younger applicants (and everyone!) should inquire about using previous test scores as prior evidence. For information about admission using prior evidence go to: For testing information, call Wes Shaw, Proctor Coordinator at 712-298-0109, or email at Testing Fee is $40. The current method of payment is to pre-pay online at and click on Join. Download and print the voucher and remember to bring it to your test session. Please contact Wes and let him know which date you plan to test.  We may be able to arrange other possible  dates and times at an alternate location.

Saturday, August 12th, Lincoln, 7pm-12am
Poker SIG

at Frank's place, but call to make sure: 7724 Ringneck Drive, Lincoln, NE. Phone: 402-483-6965
Monday, August 21st, Omaha, 5pm,
NWIM Ex-Comm Meeting

260 Regency Parkway Drive. DIRECTIONS: We are in the Regency Professional Plaza, Suite 200, 2nd floor. From the north, take Regency Parkway south.  You will pass Whole Foods, the Regency Shopping Center, Fleming's Steakhouse and the Enterprise Bank building.  Just south of the Enterprise Bank building is a driveway on the right which will take you directly into the parking lot.  From the south, take Pacific to Regency Parkway, then turn right on Regency Parkway and get in the left lane.  Go past the first stoplight and there is a left turn lane at the next intersection.  US Bank will be on your left.  Turn left onto Regency Parkway Drive and then immediately right and follow Regency Parkway Drive to the building.  (Note: some GPS maps have the building on the wrong side of Regency Parkway, so use these directions.) You should enter using the outside door on the north side of the building. If you come in the south side of the building just follow the hallway through the building until you get to the elevator/north staircase.  Office suite 200 is on the second floor. If you arrive late and the office suite door is locked, phone someone in Ex-comm to be let in.  For more information, contact Kirk Johnson, 712-323-1454, cell phone 402-659-4154,

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