Chapter History

Many of the near 100 chapters of HELL's M's gained their names either by geography of a local group or through association with a specific event.

1 - no chapter name
2 - DAYTON CHAPTER - Dayton, OH - the founding city
3 - CENTRAL NEW JERSEY - Central New Jersey
4 - LOUISVILLE CHAPTER - Louisville, KY
5 - MAUMEE VALLEY - Toledo, OH
6 - CAPITOL COSSACKS - Washington, DC
7 - TRAGIC KINGDOM - Orlando, FL
8 - OWLTEREGOS - Central Alabama
9 - WINDY RIDGE CHAPTER - Group where everyone is a VP
10 - ASILOMAR - named for the now defunct RG
11 - MINNESOTA CHAPTER - Minnesota
12 - LA REPUBLICA DE TEJAS - Texas
13 - HARD LUCK CHAPTER - named because it was the 13th chapter
14 - AMC ALUMNI CHAPTER - AMC alumni ONLY **
15 - NEW MEXICO FIREFIGHTERS - New Mexico, started by 1 one
16 - 67 ASNEM - Mensa 76, chapter of Fort Worth, TX
17 - MRIDERS - motorcycle riders
18 - EMERALD CITY - Seattle, WA
19 - TERMINUS - Atlanta, GA
20 - 303RD BOMBARDMENT GROUP - Cleveland, OH
21 - FLYING TIGERS - a witch started this chapter
22 - COSMIC FAMILY CAMPOUT - annual camping event*
23 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - Southern California
24 - UNBRIDLED BROWARD - Broward, FL
25 - HIGH COUNTRY HELLIONS - Denver, CO
26 - MARYLAND MANIACS - Maryland
27 - EVIL MPYRE - New York, NY
28 - SEMManiacs - South East Michigan Mensa
29 - MANASOTA - Manasota, FL
30 - TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
31 - SLAMMERS - St. Louis Area Mensa, MO
32 - SINSINNATI - Cincinnati Area Mensa, IL
33 - HOG BUTCHERS - Chicago Area Mensa, IL
34 - BEACH BUMS - Florida
35 - PITT DWELLERS - Pittsburgh, PA (Western PA Mensa)
36 - ELECTRONIC! Elite - computer users
37 - ALASKA - Alaska
38 - QUESTION AUTHORITY - the founders liked the name
39 - Joy Boy GayM Toy - for gay and lesbian Mensans
40 - HEAVY METAL THUNDER - the founders liked the name
41 - HOUSTON HELLIONS - Houston, TX
42 - MILLIWAYS CHAPTER-MOSTLY HARMLESS - from a Douglas Adams story, named for the chapter number
43 - "Twas a Dark and Stormy Night" - from an early Queen's Croquet*
44 - MERF SUPPORTERS - requires a donation to the Mensa Foundation
45 - BUFFALO CHIPS - Niagara Falls, NY
46 - GERMANY - Germany
47 - UNNATURAL DISASTER - from an early Queen's Croquet, sequel to chapter 43
48 - 3 SIG - German chapter for people under 30 (unter dreisig)
49 - TIL DEATH DO US PARTY - started by Robert Andrus of Chicago
50 - THE QUEEN'S CROQUET - The Queen's Croquet annual party
51 - CHAPTER 11 MORALLY BANKRUPT - Indianapolis (Central Indiana Mensa)
52 - GEMUETLICHKEIT - Milwaukee, WI
53 - LOST WAGES - Las Veras, NV
54 - Cheeble - from MWM January 1996. Get the job done now!
55 - HELLSTEINS - Wisconsin
56 - CONSENSUAL WINE & MUSIC - Connecticut & Western Massachusetts
57 - Beerosphere - from a prank at an early California AG*
58 - AURORA BOREALIS - Canada, from the north and brilliant
59 - LocSex - must have served as a LocSec**
60 - Cinn and DAMNations, the AG from Hell - 1998 AG* (the first AG shirt)
61 - STORMHENGE - Columbus, OH RG with severe storm and tornadoes
62 - HEARTBREAKERS - DoubleDeck Hearts players
63 - RAINFLOWERS - those who help those who are down on their luck
64 - SCHLEPPER COLONY - helpers
65 - HELL's BELLES - for the ladies
66 - BLACK CAT - unknown history - if you know of it, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
67 - Lonestar Hellapenos - Austin, TX
68 - ???
69 - LXIX - Chapter 69, founded at a Texas AG
70 - ESCHEW OBFUSCATION - speak clearly
71 - HEARTLESS - members don't play Double Deck Cancellation Hearts at RGs
72 - VLAANDEREN (HELL's M's) - Flanders, Belgium chapter started by Luk Aerts
73 - THE PRIMORDIAL OOHs ... AND AAAHs - from a discussion about a tantric sex program at the 2002 AG
74 - Boingy! Boingy! - from bouncing in a pool at the 2002 AG
75 - HOSPITALITY LEGION SAFETY MATTERS - Hospitality volunteers concerned about food safety
76 - TUSCON MARGARITAS - Tuscon, AZ
77 - GenX Rated - members of Generation X**
78 - IN KVDZVFACITE - Do it in the Kudzu! sponsored by Piedmont Area Mensa
79 - Nosh Pitt - 2009 AG*
80 - Party at Sea - started on the 2009 HELL's M's cruise, must attend a cruise**
81 - Dearborn To Be Wild - 2010 AG*
82 - MINION - very young HELL's M's
83 - CASCADIA SEDUCTION - 2011 AG shirt*
84 - Mile High and Then Some - Colorado Springs, CO
85 - End of Time - 2012 AG shirt*
86 - I can't believe I ran the whole thing - must have (co-)chaired an AG**
87 - Cowtown Cowhands - 2013 AG*
88 - Ag - HELL's M's 25th Anniversary (Silver Ag)***
89 - The Last Huzzah - The End of the Queen's Croquet after 25 years*
90 - Horsefeathers - 2015 AG*
91 - B.A.T.Men - Big Ass Texas Mensa, a joke super-chapter made up of Gulf Coast Mensa, Lone Star Mensa, and North Texas Mensa
92 - The Center of It All
93 - Scruffy Nerd Herders - 2016 AG*
94 - Hell Y-es - members of Gen Y**
95 - Hollywood Magic - 2017 AG*
96 - Party Angel - enshrined by the HELL's M's ExComm
97 - PARTY ANIMAL HALL OF FAME - for those chosen PARTY ANIMAL 3 times**
98 - HELL ON WINGS - given as a gift to acknowledge someone for their contributions to a party**
99 - Party Animal - elected at RGs where 10 or more HELL's M's are present, see details**

*Closed chapters. You had to have been there, done that - to be eligible for the shirt. For AG chapters, you must have worked to earn the right to purchase the shirt.

**Some chapters have other special requirements. For chapters 96 through 99, these must have been earned or awarded. 

***This shirt was only available during the 25th anniversary year. It cannot be ordered now.