Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa (GLAAM) is the Mensa local group for Los Angeles,
Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties, as well as parts of San Bernardino, Ventura, and
Santa Barbara counties. With approximately 1,500 members, we're one of the largest
local groups in the national organization. Our Calendar
typically lists between 50 and 100 events in our area each month, and there's a
Regional Gathering held each year on Presidents Day weekend.
The detailed calendar can be found in our monthly newsletter, L.A. Mentary:
The Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa Commentary. Its other content
includes member letters, Special Interest Group (SIG)
news, a directory of contacts for various activities,
puzzles and organization announcements. Current and
back issues of L.A. Mentary are available on the Web in electronic form.
For convenience and bureaucracy, GLAAM is divided into six
sub-groups, referred to as “areas”: Mid-City, Coastal, the San
Fernando Valley, East L.A. County, the Hi-Desert, and the Inland Empire.
Because Greater Los Angeles covers a huge area, some local groups have split
off from GLAAM as increasing membership contributed to local activities, notably
Harbor Area Mensa.
Other neighboring local groups are
Orange County Mensa and
Channel Islands Mensa.