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.

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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).

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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:

OC Mensa
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Santa Ana, CA 92799-8141

Prospective members may purchase three sample issues for $6. Same address, same payee.


Submitting Material

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

Proofing is on the following Saturday, and mailing is on the Saturday after that. Check the Calendar for this month’s locations and any changes from the normally scheduled day and time. Mensa members only, please, at the mailing.


2021 -2022 Production Schedule

For Issue Submission Deadline Proofing To the Printer
Month 2nd Monday 10 PM Saturday 3rd Monday
June 2022 5/10 5/15 5/17
July 2021 6/14 6/19 6/21
August 2021 7/12 7/17 7/19
September 2021 8/9 8/14 8/16
October 2021 9/13 9/18 9/20
November 2021 10/11 10/16 10/18
December 2021 11/8 11/13 11/15
January 2022 12/6 12/11 12/13
February 2022 1/10 1/15 1/17
March 2022 2/14 2/19 2/21
April 2022 3/14 3/19 3/21
May 2022 4/11 4/16 4/18



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