Golden ShieldThe 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.

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2017 Production Schedule

For Issue Submission Deadline Proofing Mailing
Month Monday 10 PM Saturday Saturday 10 AM
February 2017 1/9 1/14 1/21
March 2017 2/13 2/18 2/25
April 2017 3/13 3/18 3/25
May 2017 4/10 4/15 4/22
June 2017 5/8 5/13 5/20
July 2017 6/12 6/17 6/24
August 2017 7/10 7/15 7/22
September 2017 8/14 8/19 8/26
October 2017 9/11 9/16 9/23
November 2017 10/9 10/14 10/21
December 2017 11/13 11/18 11/25
January 2018 12/11 12/16 12/23



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