Special Interest Groups (“SIGs”)

National SIGs

American Mensa has more than 100 Special Interest Groups. If you have a specific interest, check out the list of  SIGs on the American Mensa web site.

Region 9 SIG

Disneyland SIG – Attend Disneyland with your Mensa friends!

Information: http://ocmensa.org/blog/fun/disneyland-sig/

Contact: Guy Felton, 562-480-3109



On the local level, Special Interest Groups plan and carry out the many regular activities centered around a theme or interest. Each SIG is coordinated by one or more members whose names are listed below.

Special Interest Groups are the life blood of any Mensa local group, and Orange County Mensa is no exception.

Title Coordinator Contact Other Info
2nd Friday Happy Hour Valerie Bowman (714) 296-8001 Central OC
(almost) FREE LUNCH John Olsen (714) 771-3095 Various eateries
Beerhunters John Olsen (714) 771-3095 Various brewpubs
Brunch Davidians David Lubman (714) 898-9099 Various restaurants
Croquet, Crumpets, and Tea Kristine Calitri (949) 485-4478 San Clemente
Danny K's Quiz Night Tim Bentley cestrian49@yahoo.com Orange
First/Last Odd Thursday (F.O.T./L.O.T.) John Olsen (714) 771-3095 Orange
Games SIG Cathy Heflin (714) 698-9864 Monthly
Inland Empire Joan Francis Zoom
LuncH John Olsen (714) 771-3095 Orange
M-Atheists Linda Kapiloff (714) 321-7709 Sunday Brunch
Non-Screaming Politics Tom Streeter (949) 668-3468 Zoom; San Clemente
Out to Lunch Bunch Linda Kapiloff (714) 321-7709 Various restaurants
Pub Quiz Roger Schanzenbach (949) 677-5594 Huntington Beach
Speakers Forum Angie Mattson (714) 974-0847 Villa Park
Veggie Night Out PK Khemka (714) 553-5300 Various restaurants
Your Own Personal Pizza (YOPP) John Olsen (714) 771-3095 Various pizza restaurants

To form a SIG and/or list your meeting in the OCM Calendar, contact the Calendar Editor.

Regularly Scheduled OCM Events

Title Contact Phone Other Info
Open House OCM President The Open House is our "official" monthly social activity.  It is generally the 1st Saturday of most months at 7 PM or 8 PM. It's a great way to get visit and converse with your fellow Mensans. Dates and locations are printed in the calendar in the Oracle.
Board Meeting OCM President The OCM Board meets 6-8 times a year. This is where decisions about OCM are made. All OCM members are welcome. Dates and locations are printed in the calendar in the Oracle.
Oracle Mailing See Calendar Help label, bundle, and get the next month's issue of the Oracle into the mail.