The Oracle is the award-winning monthly newsletter of Orange County Mensa. You may select whether to receive a printed copy mailed to you OR an electronic copy emailed to you.

Mensa members only:

Click here to link to the current and past issues of the Oracle.

(For each, Mensa member login password required.)

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OC Mensa Members: How to Select Electronic or Print

We want to deliver the Oracle to you based on your personal preference. But we need you to tell us how you want to receive the Oracle. You need to do this on the American Mensa website in the MY MENSA section. (Mensa password required.)

Click here (then select My Membership Profile, then My Communication Preferences). Under Publication Preferences, click on Edit. For Local Group Newsletter, choose either PRINT (if you want a printed copy to be mailed to you) OR select ELECTRONIC (if you want a link to the electronic version emailed to you).

Note: If you elect to receive an electronic copy, be sure to update your email address. Likewise, if you select print, make sure your mailing address is up-to-date.

Look Up This Month’s (and Previous Months’) Issues of the Oracle Online

If you’re a member of American Mensa, please visit American Mensa’s local group newsletters webpage (Mensa password required.) This is also where you can read past issues of the Oracle, as well as the newsletters of many other Mensa local groups throughout the United States.


Subscriptions (printed Oracles) for Out-of-Area Members

If you’re a member of American Mensa (but not of Orange County Mensa), and you’d like to receive a snail-mailed copy of the Oracle for the next twelve months, please send your mailing address, and a $25 check (payable to Orange County Mensa), to our  OCM Treasurer. Email for the mailing address.


Submitting Material

The Oracle welcomes submissions of material from any member of Orange County Mensa or other Mensa members.

  • Submit articles to the Editor by 10 PM on the  second Monday of the month by emailing (See submission deadline, below.)
  • Submit calendar events to the Calendar Editor by 10 PM on the second Monday of the month by emailing (See submission deadline, below.)
  • Note: In November and December, the deadline may be earlier to avoid mailing during the holiday rush.

Proofing is on the following weekend. Printing and mailing occur the following week.


2023 -2024 Production Schedule

For Issue Submission Deadline
Month 2nd Monday 10 PM (except where indicated by *)
June 2023
July 2023
August 2023
September 2023
October 2023
November 2023
December 2023 11/6*
January 2024 12/4*
February 2024 1/8
March 2024 2/12
April 2024 3/11
May 2024 4/8

*One week earlier than usual.


Get your company’s message out to over 800 highly-intelligent people in Orange County!

Rates for Mensa members*:

Size/Number-of-Insertions 1/2 page 1/4 page 1/8 page Business Card
1 Month $40 $24 $16 $13
6 Months $200 $120 $80 $65
12 Months $360 $216 $144 $117

*If you are not a Mensa member, the above rates are doubled.

Please send an email to our Editor to discuss ad-copy formats. To coordinate payment, contact the Treasurer at



If you are a member of Orange County Mensa, and you have an email on file with American Mensa, you will receive a copy of our weekly email blast “This Week in OC Mensa.”

  • It typically comes on Thursday or Friday.
  • It  gives you the next seven days of OC Mensa’s calendar of events.
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