Calendar

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: calendar@ocmensa.org

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

Saturday, January 9

11:00 AM       Non-Screaming Politics – In Person – Socially Distanced

Non-Screaming Politics is a political discussion group.  It meets in-person on Second Saturday, and online (Zoom) on Third Saturday.  It even has rules (http://tomstreeter.com/non-screaming-politics.html) 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. Lunch is not included; we stop at 12:30.

Location (Second Saturday): We meet (socially distanced!) on the patio in San Clemente.  Rain (or the COVID situation) cancels the meeting; see above link to “rules” if the weather looks iffy early on Saturday morning. See the Oracle or eBlast for details.

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

 

12:00 PM      Inland Empire Mensa Zoom

We are spread far and wide throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties, scattered in different Mensa chapters and now, separated even more by COVID. For years, several of us have met informally for coffee, for lunch, for dinner, for celebrations in homes and restaurants, and more recently, on Zoom. Let’s expand our numbers, and get together officially on Zoom! We meet every second Saturday of the month from 12 noon to about 1:30 pm. Come tell us about yourself at our next Zoom meeting. For the Zoom meeting link, see Oracle or eBlast or contact Joan Francis.

Contact: Questions? Joan Francis at events333@aol.com

 

Monday, January 11

10:00 PM       Calendar and Oracle Deadline

Submit calendar entries to the Calendar Editor at Calendar@ocmensa.org.

Submit Oracle entries (articles and photos) to the Oracle Editor at Editor@ocmensa.org).

Tuesday, January 12

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM       ZOOM Book Discussion

Pick a book you’ve read and tell us about it. Please feel free to join us even if you did not read a new book. This discussion to open to both GLAAM and Orange County Mensans and friends.

Contact: Jana Bickel. To be put on the email list for future notifications and zoom links, please call her at 818-506-4032.

 

Saturday, January 16

11:00 AM       Non-Screaming Politics – Online (Zoom)

Non-Screaming Politics is a political discussion group.  It meets in-person on Second Saturday, and online (Zoom) on Third Saturday.  It even has rules (http://tomstreeter.com/non-screaming-politics.html) to help prevent screaming.  Bring your own (virtual) coffee!  Or bring your own (virtual) covfefe, depending on your attitude towards Trump. Lunch is not included; we stop at 12:30.

Location (Third Saturday): Online (Zoom); See the Oracle or eBlast for details. For best results, use a computer instead of a smartphone, an external microphone instead of the built-in mic, and headphones instead of speakers.

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

 

Sunday, January 17

4:00 PM Remote OCM Board Meeting

The Board will meet to handle the business end of Orange County Mensa. This meeting will be via Zoom. All OCM members are welcome to attend. You can attend on a computer, smart phone or tablet. If you prefer, you can listen in on a landline phone. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Angie Mattson to receive the information on joining the meeting.

Contact: Angie Mattson, OCM President, president@ocmensa.org or 714-974-0847 or 714-404-7766 (cell).

 

Tuesday, December 26

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM       ZOOM Book Discussion

For today’s meeting we have chosen to read Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Or you can read another book by him. Hope to see you there. If you have not been able to read the selected book, feel free to share another book on a similar subject.

Contact: Jana Bickel. To be put on the email list for future notifications and zoom links, please call her at 818-506-4032.

 

Wednesday, January 27th

Deadline for volunteering to serve on the next OCM Board.

Contact: Bill Shaddle, Nominations Chair, (562) 805-0761.

 

Sunday, January 31

4:00 PM      OCM Speakers Forum

Topic: Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Really Make their Decisions.

Presenter: Judge Charles Schudson, a former Wisconsin trial and appellate judge, law professor, and Fulbright scholar. He is the author of a 2018 book, Independence Corrupted.

Format: This will be a remote event using Zoom. See the January Oracle or the weekly eBlast for the info on how to join the Zoom session.

Contact: Angie Mattson, president@ocmensa.org. Landline Phone: 714-974-0847; Mobile: 714-404-7766.