Speakers Forum

Join us at our popular Speakers Forum! 

Our Speakers Forum is open to all Mensans and guests.

Members of the public are also welcome. 

No Charge.


Villa Park Civic Center

17855 Santiago Blvd, Villa Park

This is about 2 miles south of the 91 Freeway and just east of the 55 Freeway. From the 55, take the Katella Ave. exit, go east a half mile to Wanda, then left .3 mile (becomes N. Santiago Blvd). Drive into the Ralphs shopping center. The Civic Center is next to the Library and across from Rockwell’s. Plenty of free parking

Coming up…


 Sunday, June 24, 2018

4:00 PM


The Art of Dance: Communicating through Movement

Speaker: Chifra Holt

 OC Mensan Chifra Holt will share with us her love of the art of dance and the fascinating aspects of her life-long dance career. She trained with the greats in modern dance and ballet, including Martha Graham, and performed with major dance companies in New York City. As a choreographer, she created over 50 dances for other dancers and dance companies. Later, she taught dance at universities and colleges.

Chifra will demonstrate for us the fundamentals of two primary performance dance types — ballet and modern dance — to show how the choreographer and the performers use these movements to elicit an emotional response in the audience.

We will hear all about the excitement and stress of putting together choreography, costumes, scenery, music, themes and, most importantly of all, working with individual dancers to capitalize on each one’s strengths.

After attending this session, you will have a renewed appreciation of the art of dance.



Follow-up from our January, 2018, Speakers Forum

At our January Speakers Forum, Mensa member Raffi Sahul, PhD, an international expert on ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in healthcare, spoke on “Non-invasive Ultrasound Treatments for Cancer, Parkinson’s Tremor, and Alzheimer’s.”

In response to interest from attendees, he has provided a report from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation —

Focused Ultrasound_State of the Field