We have a full schedule of social activities each month, ranging from lunches and happy hours to games nights, discussion groups, trivia, and our Speakers Forum.

All events are open to all Mensa members, and to guests who accompany Mensa members. Events in public places (restaurants, theaters, etc.) are also open to prospective members. RSVPs are not required, except as noted.

To protect the privacy of our hosts, home addresses and personal email addresses are not listed on this website. Current members of Orange County Mensa can access this information in the current Oracle newsletter or the weekly eBlast.

The calendar of activities in the Oracle (our monthly newsletter) may include additional events that are open only to Mensa members and their guests. To view the Calendar in the Oracle, please visit American Mensa’s local group newsletters webpage. Have your Mensa log-in info (email address and password) ready.

Once a week, we send an Email Blast — “This Week in OC Mensa” — that lists the activities for the next seven days to each member with an email address on file with American Mensa.

Mensa members only, please: Sign up for the Weekly eBlast, “This Week in OC Mensa.” Use your preferred email address. Receive the OCM activities for the next seven days delivered to your email inbox.

Mensa members: You can schedule your own activity or get-together in next month’s calendar by submitting a Calendar entry to our Calendar Editor at:

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our normally scheduled in-person events are on hiatus. 


3:00 PM       OCM Board Meeting

The Board will meet to handle the business end of Orange County Mensa. This meeting will be via conference call. All OCM members are welcome to attend from the safety and comfort of your own home. If you plan to attend, contact Angie Mattson prior to 2:00 PM on Sunday, July 5th . The conference call dial-in number will be sent by email a few minutes before 3:00 PM to all who have indicated an interest in attending.

Contact: Angie Mattson, OCM President, or (714) 974-0847.


11:00 AM       Non-Screaming Politics

Non-Screaming Politics is a political discussion group. It even has rules to help prevent screaming. Enjoy some free coffee (and maybe a pastry or two) with your conversation. Or enjoy some covfefe, depending on your attitude towards Trump.

Location: Until the pandemic is over, we meet (socially distanced!) on the patio in San Clemente. (See July Oracle or the weekly eBlast for location details.) My laptop computer will be at the patio table, too. Join us by video-conference, at if San Clemente is not in easy driving distance for you (or if we’re totally locked down again).

Contact: Tom Streeter, (949) 668-3468.


10:00 PM      Calendar and Oracle Deadline

Submit calendar entries for August to the Calendar Editor at

Submit Oracle entries (articles and photos) for the August Oracle to the Oracle Editor at


4:00 PM      OCM Speakers Forum  – “The Road to Houston”

Are you considering a scenic driving trip for your next vacation? The American Southwest offers lots of spectacular sightseeing for an awesome road trip. We picked the route from OC to Houston because the Mensa World Gathering will be in Houston in August of 2021, and some of us may want to drive. But, even if you aren’t planning on driving the 2,000+ miles to Houston, you’ll find this Speakers Forum to be a fun and educational armchair travelogue. Our presenters will be Mensan Megan Edwards and her husband Mark Sedenquist. Megan and Mark have driven over a million miles in the U.S. and Canada. In 1996, they began a travel website, Road Trip America, that offers trip advice, maps, lodging recommendations, and tips for safe and healthy traveling. See: https://

This presentation will show you where to go and what to see on the road between Orange County and Houston, as well as what to take with you on your road trip, and what to leave home.

Format: This will be a remote event using Zoom. You may attend on a laptop, smart phone, tablet or other device connected to the internet. No charge. Guests are welcome.  The link to the scheduled event was sent out in the eBlast on 6/28 or contact Angie Mattson, who can send you the link.

Contact: Angie Mattson, OCM President, or (714) 974-0847.