WELCOME to the home page of Smoky Mountain Mensa. On the left are WEB links to information about our local group and about Mensa in general. Other pages will usually have a link to return you to this page.

Since American Mensa now has the current copy and back copies of Smokies Signal and newsletters of local groups on the web, the link is to their repository. You must have access to the member section of the American Mensa web site to get to the newsletter, but, if you attempt to log in to the member section without your password, you will find information on how to get your password sent to you. Although the link at left takes our local group members to files of Smokies Signal, with the latest copy listed first, they can get other newsletters by using the menu found there.

Smoky Mountain Mensa, or SMM as it's usually known to its members, is a chapter of American Mensa, Ltd. Mensa is an international society of people who score at or above the 98th percentile on any of several standardized tests. American Mensa has more than 50,000 members, and, worldwide, Mensa International has over 100,000 members in more than 40 countries.

The purposes of Mensa are: (1) to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; (2) to encourage research on the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence; and (3) to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.

No two Mensans think alike, but they usually think a lot and are often not loath to proclaim their thoughts! Mensans' opinions cover the spectrum on politics, religion, and philosophy, and there are Special Interest Groups (SIGs) dedicated to expression and discussion of many of these various opinions. Mensa itself does not have any official opinions or stands on any political, religious, philosophical or social issue. In keeping with this, opinions expressed on this Smoky Mountain Mensa web site are those of individual members, not those of Smoky Mountain Mensa or American Mensa.

People are often interested in knowing what scores on tests already taken are acceptable for admission to Mensa. Although everything is subject to change, American Mensa has posted some acceptable prior-evidence scores. Look at other options for joining also.

Note the new link to a puzzle page. Local member James Whitson has developed and contributed puzzles for our enjoyment. They also appear in the newsletter, but use this link if you prefer interactive solving. Good luck! You may need to use the back arrow to return here.

Send web comments or information to the SMM web contact, membership questions and comments to the membership officer, and comments about Smoky Mountain Mensa to the Local Secretary. SMM contacts

Disclaimer: although the domain 'smokymountainmensa.org' is registered to and owned by the webmaster, he recognizes American Mensa Ltd's right to the domain name and will surrender it to them at any time for only the fee he has paid for domain registration.