Welcome to 'Mike Gailey's The LA/OC Jacks.'
Our 30th Year, since 1994 | Relaunched with new management 2021 | Hoarder mess gone in 2023, with new Jacuzzis attracting a new crowd! | New landscaping and interior design to start 2024/25.
O.C. Division Est. 1994 | New Mgmt 2021-2025 Cleanup of Hoarder Mess completed 2023 / Relaunch30th year near DisneylandA first-time guest called the NEW 2023 events as "The Disneyland of Happy Gay Men's Socials!"Armed Security Guard out front for your safety at some events. MUCH HOTTER GUYS since June 2021 Relaunch #1 / Jacuzzi & Steam Room Pods August 2023 Relauch #2Volunteer Co-Manager: EDDIE
L.A. Division (not its real name) Est. 2007 | Beverly HillsSecretive, elite events where only men that are an 8-10 in beauty, personality or talent are nominated for consideration)Armed Security Guard | Valet Parking Chair: JARED Board: 5 members Leading Men: 10 men
There are also other private event socials we host and/or support:Non-erotic Pot Luck Dinners (Amazing Food and Wine!) | 1x/monthSanta Ana Cinema Night | 1x/mo.CMG: California Mens Gathering (Various Cities)CMG: Film Discussion Group (WeHo) READ & SEARCH THIS WEBSITE Not to be rude, but we are a small team of volunteers and work hard to help Mike and make these events happen. Thus, we get extremely busy 72 hours before and on event day/night. If you e-mail or call asking a question ALREADY ANSWERED on this website or in the subscribed eMALE Newsletters, we will not respond... we just don't have the time, so it is your responsibility to please read everything here CAREFULLY. It also ensures that you are aware of the rules that came about after 30 years of drama and deep experience. This website is a constantly evolving work-in-progress, and we acknowledge it can be wordy and a maze. You can search and jump to keywords like "Address" or "420" (marijuana), "Clothes Check" or "Parking" ... "BYOB" / "POTLUCK" or "EMAIL" or "PHONE" or "LOST & FOUND" by using your browser's FIND function <CTRL>-<F> [CONTROL on Windows] or <CMD>-<F> [COMMAND on Mac]. SUMMARY OF OUR ALL-MALE EVENTS: O.C. -Membership is $1.00, which you pay in-person w/Picture ID | Event Donation Asks vary from $20-$30; sometimes less. This is not a business. It is a social gathering group of private friends that have lost money for 30 years, and whose goal is to just network and bring men together... cause after all the hell society put us through, we deserve something for ourselves! This is an INCLUSIVE event, meaning you don't have to be gorgeous, although 5-15% of the guests often are. It can be a hit or miss event when you attend, like anything else in the public social arena. Don't give up if you don't find what you want immediately... because THAT awesome guy will walk in next Saturday or Sunday. We see it time and time again after 30 years of this. L.A. -MEMBERSHIP INITIATION: $275 (those with financial hardship can have the Board waive this fee) $70 Annual Fee | Each event: $150 | Unlike the founding O.C. division, LA is a business. This is an elite, EXCLUSIVE division started in 2007 as a sister-org of OC. LA only admits men in the 8-10 beauty or "talent" scale. This is kept top secret like in the 1999 movie, "Eyes Wide Shut" (Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman). The LA division is NOT called "The LA/OC Jacks, LA Division." We just refer to it that way because it has a secret name and web portal. LA's events are only a few times per year, and are secretly held in different mansions in the Beverly Hills area, rented for the weekend. You are nominated for consideration into this VERY HOT group by being scouted by an LA member. LA members MUST 'share their hotness' by attending at least 3 OC events at the old house near Disneyland. Many go to OC even more than that and get all the attention there, and OC has a very friendly vibe! FOR LA OR OC You start the process by subscribing (below). You then come to an event in person with your PHOTO ID. If you have a great personlity and treat others well, and are also gorgeous, you may be spotted by the management team and inducted into the PERFECT TEN club, which gives you privileges. This is how we get the "10's" to keep coming back. There is no cost to be in P10. If you are really gorgeous and have no attitude and are liked, you may also be nominated for consideration into LA, lucky YOU! ALL LA Members are given PERFECT TEN club cards. But not all P10 members are nominated or accepted into LA. It is that elite. ------------------------- IF YOU PLAN TO APPLY TO JOIN US, then you must SUBSCRIBE to us first. It is free to subscribe before you are considered for acceptance. If you were already subscribed BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2023: YOU MUST RE-SUBSCRIBE AGAIN. You must also present your government PICTURE ID (only the first time you attend any after August 1, 2023.) If your face drastically changes as you age , an updated government picture ID is needed again when you attend. YOU CHECK-IN FIRST WITH YOUR REGISTERED E-MAIL – NOT YOUR REAL FIRST NAME. Second, you are asked for your ALIAS or STAGE NAME. E-mail VALIDATION: The first time you attend an event from August 1, 2023 forward, you will be e-mailed a 5-digit PIN CODE at Check-in. You must use your phone to read that e-mail code back to the front desk. ------------------------- THIS IS AN ADULT 18+ WEBSITE AND SOCIAL GROUP You MUST be a member of our private group AND CLICK TO REQUEST INFO OR TO JOIN ----> SUBSCRIBE in order to get all information, which will trigger an e-mail to bind you that to agree to our terms and conditions of secrecy. For privacy, our Direct Line voicemail and this website will not publish some details. Not anyone is allowed to join our various groups. Any information you submit is strictly guarded and kept highly confidential. No e-mail address = No acceptance or entry. Once we and you agree to bring you into our private socials events, the MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $1.00 to contractually bind us in mutual bliss. BRIEF LOG HISTORY 1994-2020: 275 of the same OC guys for 26yrs, in a hoarder house; a private social group of friends that is not a business. 2007: A guest member asks to start an L.A. chapter of only beautiful men with great, friendly no-ego personalities, starting with just (22) 18-30 aged guys. LA guys start to visit OC for appearances. LA becomes a business with 800+ men over 10 years, in $10k rented mansions. With 3-5 events per year with 150 guys, some stay overnight for brunch by a 5-star hotel chef and crew, and more bonding until 5pm Sunday. 2021 June: Founder Mike is retired. New, strict management is brought in to rectify a plethora of problems. Relaunch #1 starts – New outreach and scouting in L.A., Santa Monica, WeHo/Beverly Hills, and the O.C. – Members jump to 2,200 from 275. The hoarder house cleanup begins. A new, more attractive, younger (and new older crowd begins to come. Hoarder mess still scares some from returning, but hundreds become new regulars over next 2 years. 2023 June: 98% of hoarder mess is gone! Members up another 100: 2,300+. House repairs/improvements begin in 80yr old dilapidated house. 99% of junk is hauled away by August Relaunch #2. "As we keep saying, this is NO LONGER the old, gross, insensitive/tone-deaf grandpa events of the past 1994-2020! Relaunch #2 Aug 2023 is a huge, brand new chapter...and we mean it!"
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BREAKING INFO: Be sure to always check below BEFORE leaving to come to us. We have had last-minute cancellations before due to weather and other logistical issues.)
Besides the 501c3 non-profit LGBTQ+ orgs that Mike makes donations to, we will also start regular donations from your door ask to MADD.org and the Garden Grove Police Association, our brave men and women in Blue who risk their lives at every moment, on and off duty, for our safety.
Your Door ask donations will also go to National Public Radio; the Public Broadcasting System; local L.A. and O.C. ASOs (AIDS Service Organizations (like Michael Weinstein's AHF: AIDS Healthcare Foundation; and APAIT that does our STD/STI/HIV testing on-site (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team). Finally, for #BLM .....in the continued prejudice, hatred and racism they face, Mike contributes to the United Negro College Fund. Women: They know their children 9 months before we are born. When AIDS first hit in the 1980s and 90s, most gay men were in the closet, and thus did not associate or get involved for multiple reasons of fear. Most straight men stayed away from helping or saying anything, for fear of being perceived as 'being a fag with THAT disease.' Who came forward in droves to speak out? Our mothers. Our sisters. Our female friends. Since 1994, way before the meds available today were invented, we give back to our ladies via programs listed at NationalBreastCancer.org – the leading cancer affecting women. Finally, in stopping the homeless and drug vagrants that kept coming directly to Mike's O.C. house from a nearby park, causing mayhem, violence, theft and vandalism (they are all gone now), what is left of door proceeds will go to Orange County organized programs to help people become sober-living, and find transitional shelter, guidance, job placement, and to become self-sufficient. Any member of our private group may ask to review a copy of these quarterly contributions at our events.
*FIRST-TIME 'NEWBIES' GET A FREE PASS for any future visit (within a year) if there are 35 guys or less in our private social group attending at the time that you leave. **For your safety and to obey fire codes, and so we can manage a crowd to be respectful of our City and great neighbors, we do not allow more than 120 at one time. We have hit this number many times since 1994, and have people wait in line until others leave. We turn the music down and ask everyone to be quieter late at night ... especially when walking back to your cars or waiting for rides. We enforce our rules with vigilance.
Our OC events are for: 18+ males only. Twinks. Twunks. Jocks. Zaddys. Daddys. Otters. Cubs. Bears. And a few grandpas.
O.C. Division: Here are the numbers as we've logged them at the Check-in desk... (we have done well for September~December; January was slower; February has picked-up well and we expect higher numbers in March and certainly April as night weather warms up! We will post numbers from Sept.~Feb. soon (we've just been too busy).
2021 OC RELAUNCH: New Management Changes Bring New Faces – Aggregate Attendance:3rd Qtr June: 104 (38 newbies)July: 121 (43 newbies)Aug: 106 (28 newbies)3rd Qtr Cume: 331 (109, 33% new guests)
Summer Fiscal 3rd QuarterDemo Ages (change vs. 4th Qtr 2020)*** 18-24: +500%18-34: +800%18-49: +900%50+: +70%60+: +0%
(change vs. 4th Qtr 2020)Asian/Pac Isl: +425 %Black: +150 %Caucasian: +36 %Latino: +570 %(All others FLAT)
Attendance by Body Type% change vs. 1-2 Qtr
Twink (18-24): +625%Twunk (25-34): +400%Jock (18-49 Gym Bod): +300%Zaddy (35-59, Sexy): +200%Daddy (35-60+): +850%Otter/Cub (18-34): +300%Bear (35-49; 50+): +350%Chub (any age): +300% Pretty Boy/Men, any category, since June 2021 re-launch: +1025%
BOTH LA AND OC: BRING YOUR I.D. - We check it! LA Members are given a Barcode Passcard which must be presented - no exceptions. OC: SPECIAL EVENTS may be free for VIPs, or have higher prices and be BY INVITE ONLY. See info/SUBSCRIBE to our eMALE Newsletters. **We have not had a donation-ask increase for almost 10 years! See the sex event comparison chart (further below before the photo tour). We are a bargain! Plus: If you are a first-time newbie and it is slow (less than 35 guys), we will give you a manager's comp to get in free on a future visit, so don't just leave... ask for the Manager. $25 Donation gets you a chance to win $50 cash raffle, plus additional smaller cash prize(s). CASH preferred, but @Venmo and $CASHapp are accepted for a $3.00 service fee added to your Donation Ask. Why? Because we really want to discourage it. So many guys hold up the Check-in line downloading apps, having issues, not being organized (we ask if they want a Locker or Towels for the Jacuzzi/Pool, and they decline. Five minutes later they are back to try and make a $3.00 payment, holding up the line again, making people wait behind them! Read the TAB: "Don't Be An Ass." LOCKERS: SEE ABOVE the VELCRO ARM POUCH picture. NO DRUG usage on the property (see below): No backpacks are allowed. Also, due to theft prevention, if you bring a backpack or bag, it will likely be searched at entry and when you leave -- best to leave valuables locked and hidden in your car. Every so often there are special nights, honoring first responders (Police/Fire/Ambulance/E.R. teams), Military, Seniors and Students. Plan your arrival time: At the OC events (FRI/SAT nigths), we find that most...
- Regulars/Elders arrive earliest: Between 8pm~9p
- Ages 35~59: 9:30pm~10p arrival
- Younger 18~34; 18~49: 10pm~12Mid arrival We start closing at 12:30am and stop by 1:30am, usually. Again, IF the vibe is great and people are quiet, the managers may extend past closing time. Don't call or send e-mails or text messages (as if we have time to answer 30 guys if we are still open!) CHECK OSEED for that info. OC: Free street parking (gets filled fast). We are working on a VALET for OC in 2023. LA: You must have your car valet parked. Since the address of the events changes it is best to Lyft/Uber with friends. LA events are only 4-5x/year; off November thru April) are at a private mansion that changes - the address is sent only to those permitted to each event. To apply to be nominated and inducted into LA's ev, you must show in-person to the OC event for a meet-and-greet a few times, so we know your personality. It is not a good fit for everyone's vibe. You should be a 8-10 in attractiveness and have no attitude! OC 3x/month events are near Disneyland. The Address MAP NAVIGATION auto link is at the bottom with our phone number and e-mail links. Use your browser to search "ADDRESS" if you don't want to scroll below (CTRL-F or CMD-F). OC: Poppers OK. NO on drugs. As of August 2023, 420 is okay only via pen/vape or edibles. No joints or bongs. There is a cigarette/cigar smoking area, and we do provide complimentary lighters. LA: Poppers, 420 is OK in any form. NO on drugs as events are in a rented mansion. OC★ CLOTHES CHECK / BELONGINGS: Please do not walk in any undress/sexy clothing while walking through the neighborshood and respect our cool neighbors! We have limited locker space for $3 in a shared system (only we have the keys to open/close). We ask that you leave valuables and your phone locked in your car, out of sight. You will need your picture ID (and/or Military/Student with birthdate printed) and some money for the Donation Ask and to tip Go-Go-Guys, but don't bring in a lot of cash. Some men carry Poppers/Lube/Condoms in a velcro armband pouch. We do provide condoms/lube for $1 for 2 of your mix/match choice). If you want to walk around semi/full-nude, then please rent a locker. No backpacks or shoes are allowed in our lockers due to space constraints. YOU MUST HAVE FOOTWEAR. OC★ We do not send out RSVP confirmations, nor do you need a "reservation" or to be put on the guest list -- Just show up if you are a member! Keep in mind that capacity is limited by safety, fire code, city/police code and respect for our neighbors in keeping noise and impact to a minimum. LA★ You must wait for an RSVP confirmation and have this on your mobile phone for entry with your picture ID AND your LAOC Jacks VIP card -- no exceptions. You cannot use a photo of your ID from your mobile phone at entry. HYGIENE: Some private groups/clubs want guys to arrive un-bathed or smelling. Others ban cologne. We have had some guests who don't shower or have very strong, bad body odor. We'd prefer that our crowd come after a good shower and not heavely perfumed, and with ample deodorant. BOTTOMS: This should go without saying: At least 3-5 hours before you leave your home, be enema'd first, then showered second (not the other way around). BYOB: You may not bring your own alcohol. If you get drunk and are out of control, we will ask you to leave after your test is 0.6 or below, as you wait in our back office. Refuse, and you may get suspended or banned. NO GLASS BOTTLES are allowed. FOOD/POTLUCK: After our re-launch in June 2021 with Covid-19, our new Business Manager banned our guests from bringing treats to share. People with unwashed hands were grabbing cookies, chips and other food - and we were worried about bad intentions for health reasons, so we now serve snacks that are individually wrapped, and have gourmet pizza prepared by a chef. We ask that you not bring your own food OC: Food, snacks. LA: Chef makes breakfast next morning. OC★ SLING, RIM, multi-areas LA★ 1 common group area which everyone must remain in. We always play together. OC★ Ask about free on-site, 20-minute result HIV testing with APAIT. STD-STI tests, too. Condoms, lube, Covid-19 masks and testing available. We are attempting to have Meningococcal Disease and Monkeypox vaccines available on-site. LOST AND FOUND Both LA and OC divisions have LOST & FOUND boxes which contain items we find the next day during cleanup. PLEASE DO NOT GO BACK TO THE HOUSE AND KNOCK ON THE DOOR TO CLAIM YOUR ITEM! Both LA and OC locations are usually vacated and locked right after an event is done. You should WRITE to the managers at: theLAOCjacks@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.
No Attitudes... just happy 2023 gayness.
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT), In Room 6 for confidential health tests and consultations.