The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Drama, adventure, gunfights, greed, heroism, betrayal. It’s all there in the classic adventure film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and it will be shown as the second of three films of the Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival series. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre will be shown on Sunday, November 16. The well-used catch-phrase “stinking badges” was originated in this film.

During the month of November, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge are hosting three classic examples of the cinema arts, featuring American Westerns. The American Western is the unique invention and product of Hollywood, and the genre continues to be popular to this day. The three classic films will be shown at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, Lower Hall, on the Lodge’s big screen – doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7:00 p.m. The Odd Fellows Lodge is located in Downtown Davis at 415 Second Street.

Well-known and respected Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang will be on hand to introduce each film, and provide the back story that film aficionados appreciate.

John Huston wrote and directed The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This quirky “neo-Western” and adventure film stars Humphrey Bogart in an unusual casting, moving into paranoia and insanity as the film progresses. Released in 1948, the film was one of the first to be shot outside the United States, in Mexico “on location”. The movie includes gold, greed, Banditos, Federales, and more. And the film takes some twists and turns, some expected and some surprising.

The final screening, on November 23, will feature the quirky comedy-Western Cat Ballou. Released in 1965, this classic film stars Jane Fonda in the title role, as well as Lee Marvin, who received an Oscar at the Academy Awards presentation for “Best Actor”. The film includes gunfighters, ranchers, train robbers, outlaws, and Western justice. The first film shown in the Classic Film Fest was Stagecoach, starring John Wayne in his starring debut.

The classic movies presented by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge are a public service to support the history of cinema. The public is cordially invited to these classic screenings. Admission is free, but donations at the door to benefit community and charitable groups are gratefully accepted. The Odd Fellows will also have popcorn, soft drinks, wine and beer, and mixed cocktails available for attendees at reasonable prices.

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Election of Officers for 2015.

Elected Noble Grand of the Lodge is Lea Rosenberg. Rosenberg has been an active member of the Lodge since 2004. In addition to her duties as Noble Grand, Rosenberg serves as Co-chair of Breakfast with Santa, Taste of Davis, and Breakfast with the Bunny – all popular community events sponsored by the Odd Fellows. She is a member of numerous Boards in Davis including the Yolo County SPCA, the Sutter Foundation Trustees, University Farm Circle, and Soroptimist International. She is a former Citizen of the Year in Davis.

Other elected officers are Vice Grand Alexandra Fullerton, an attorney with the Law Officers of Poulos & Fullerton. Fullerton is a certified specialist in family law with an emphasis on collaborative law. James Bledsoe was elected Secretary of the Lodge. Bledsoe manages the property claims department at CSE Insurance Group, a company founded in 1949 in San Francisco. Dave Reed was elected Treasurer of the Lodge. Reed is a Judge of the Yolo Superior Court, and currently has a felony trial calendar. Financial Secretary of the Lodge is Duff Devine. Devine is an insurance broker with his own brokerage company called Devine Insurance.

Noble Grand Lea Rosenberg has designated the following Odd Fellows to serve in appointive office for 2015:

  • Warden Doug Hatton
  • Conductor Sharla Cheney
  • Right Supporter of the Noble Grand Juelie Roggli
  • Left Supporter of the Noble Grand Beth Dovi
  • Inside Guardian Debbie Friend
  • Outside Guardian Dennis Corcoran
  • Chaplain Joyce Trujillo
  • Right Scene Supporter Christopher Young
  • Left Scene Supporter Jenna Templeton
  • Musician Mary Superak
  • Color Bearer Darrell Pereira

Vice Grand Alexandra Fullerton has designated the following Odd Fellows to serve in appointive office for 2015:

Right Supporter of the Vice Grand Diana Schmiegel
Left Supporter of the Vice Grand Robin Sweeney

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge was chartered in Yolo County in 1870, and will celebrate the 145th anniversary of its charter on April 12, 2015. Currently, the Lodge has 230 members (almost equally divided between men and women) with 20 applicants seeking to join. It is the fifth largest Odd Fellows Lodge in North America, and is very active providing service to the community, as well as social activities for its members. The Lodge hosts numerous events for the community including Bingo, Thursday Live music, Odd Poetry, a Taste of Davis, Breakfast with Santa, and many more.

Odd Fellows are known as the “three links fraternity” based on the three interlocking links in its logo representing “friendship, love, and truth.”

Noble Grand Report #19

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

1. Lodge Meets this Saturday, November 8. Our monthly Saturday morning breakfast meeting is coming up on Saturday, November 8, with breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting starting at 9:30 a.m. This will be our last meeting of 2014 so make sure you come out for breakfast and the meeting! We have one election to resolve for Trustee: the candidates are Bob Bockwinkel and Sharla Cheney.

2. Odd Fellows Bingo is this Sunday, November 9. This month the Lodge’s active Bingo Committee benefits Food Bank Farmers. This Sunday, November 9, doors open at 12 noon and Bingo begins at 1 p.m. in the Lower Hall. It’s open to the public, and we encourage Odd Fellows and Pledges to come out to play, as well. Have a good time and benefit Food Bank Farmers.

3. Would You Like to Sponsor Breakfast with Santa? As you know, Breakfast with Santa this year is Saturday, December 13. Every year, we obtain a number of sponsors to help support this event. As a sponsor, you will be recognized in our press releases, publicity, programs, and posters before and during the event. We already have some Odd Fellows Lodge sponsors: David Cougevan $500, Patric Ashby (and wife) $500, Raquel Silva $500, Allison Zuvela $100, Joyce Trujillo $100, Beth Dovi $100, John and Elysa Hillis $100, Tim Ainsworth $100, and Lea and Dave Rosenberg $100. Would you like to join this great group? Any contribution of $100 or more will be most appreciated and will support not only the worthy BWS, but also our efforts to help foster kids and those who have recently aged out of the foster care system.

4. Evening of Good Fellowship. The Davis Rebekah Lodge and Soroptimist International Club of Davis are sponsoring their annual “Evening of Good Fellowship” at the Lodge on Thursday, November 20, in the Upper Hall, starting at 6 p.m. Interested Odd Fellows are invited. There is no charge. There will be homemade soups and breads, plus a silent auction.

5. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday, November 6. Don’t forget the weekly Club Night at the Lodge this Thursday , November 6, starting at 5 p.m. in the Lower Hall. This week Chef Julie will prepare the popular Nacho Bar and Taco Bar for $7 for those who wish to partake – dinner is available at 6 p.m. And it’s Trivia Night with Trivia Masters Jean-Paul Montreuil and Heather Barnes.

6. Thursday Live Music is Back this Thursday, November 6. The Music Committee in November features Jazz and Blues (with Ray “Catfish” Copeland, opening by Ross Hammond) at Thursday Live! at the Lodge – open to the public – starting at 7:30 p.m. – November 6.

7. Bell Ringing. The Davis Odd Fellow’s assigned date for bell ringing this year is Friday, December 19, from 9 to 5 at the Main Davis Post Office. The funds raised support the children’s shopping spree where Davis kids from very low income families get to shop for school clothes. Your shift will be one hour and we have two people per shift. Contact me if you are interested in helping. These bell-ringing slots go fast!

8. Odd Poetry is Back on February 14. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 14, Odd Poets meet under the Odd Poet-Tree in front of the Lodge. Come to recite some poetry, and/or come to listen.

9. Wine Club Coming up on November 21. This month the Odd Fellows Wine Club meets on Friday, November 21, starting at 7 p.m. at the home of Chuck White and Carrie Shucker, 620 Oriole Avenue in Davis. The theme is port wine. Bring your favorite port wine with either an accompanying sweet chocolate dish or savory dish.

10. Classic Movie Fest Starts this Sunday evening. The Davis Odd Fellows Classic Movie Festival Committee is back with three more classic films – this time classic Hollywood westerns. The Classic Movie Fest is open to the public, and there is no charge. They will be screened at the Lodge on three successive Sundays in November: 9, 16 and 23. Derrick Bang, the noted film reviewer and critic for the Davis Enterprise, will introduce each film and will give some of the little-known background and back story. The three films are: Stagecoach, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Cat Ballou. Popcorn, wine, beer and mixed drinks will be available. This Sunday, November 9, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the classic film Stagecoach will be shown at 7:00 p.m.

Lea Rosenberg
Noble Grand

Committee Chair Appointments for 2015

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

As Noble Grand, here are my Committee Chair appointments for 2015.  Currently, we have 32 committees in the Lodge!  Every member of this Lodge and every Pledge should serve on at least one of our Committees.  I urge you to pick a committee (or two) that really interest you, and let me know in response to this e-mail.  I will pass your name along to the Chair or Co-Chairs.

Some Committees could really use some volunteers!  In particular, we need more volunteer members on the Bingo Committee, Community Support Committee, Good Fellowship Committee, Social Services Committee, Living Legacy Committee, Senior Project Committee, Picnic Day Breakfast Committee, Picnic Day Float Committee, Breakfast with the Bunny Committee, Photography Committee, Taste of Davis Committee, and Lodge 145th Lodge Birthday Party Committee.  Most committees are self-explanatory based on their names.  But a few need further explanation:  Good Fellowship plans and executes fun events for the members of the Lodge (such as Club Night at the Lodge, and bus trips).  Social Services works to help persons with mental health issues and also very-low income persons.  Living Legacy is working on tree projects and environmental projects.  Senior Project helps frail seniors with projects in their homes.  Picnic Day Float Committee will build an Odd Fellows float for the Picnic Day Parade.   If you have questions about any of our committees, please let me know.

Here is the list of our 32 committees and the Chairs or Co-Chairs:

Bingo:  Jeff Oblinger and Jean-Paul Montreuil, Co-Chairs
By-laws: Sheryl Cambron, Chair
Communications & Website: Stewart Savage, Chair
Community Support: Holly Bishop and Lea Rosenberg, Co-Chairs
Classic Film Festival:  Dave Rosenberg, Chair
Good Fellowship:  Dody Black, Chair
Music & Concerts: Bob Bockwinkel and Juelie Roggli, Co-Chairs
Membership & Initiation:  Dave Rosenberg, Chair
Finance: Arun Sen, Chair
Social Services: Bob Schelen, Chair
Scholarship: Sharla Cheney, Chair
Taste of Davis: Lea Rosenberg and Dody Black,  Co-Chairs
Living Legacy: Mary Superak and Charles Filmer, Co-Chairs
Senior Project: Michael Fullerton, Chair
Historical: Dave Rosenberg and Shannon McCall, Co-Chairs
Installation & Awards Dinner: Dave Rosenberg and Renee Liston, Co-Chairs
Picnic Day Breakfast: TBD
Picnic Day Float: Janis Rosenberg, Jeff Munoz, James Bledsoe, Co-Chairs
New Year’s Party: Juelie Roggli, Chair
Breakfast with Santa: Lea Rosenberg and Barb Geisler, Co-Chairs
Breakfast with the Bunny: Lea Rosenberg, Chair
Photography: Chuck White, Chair
Odd Poetry: Chuck White, Chair
Lodge 145th Birthday Party:  Brett Lemke and Shannon McCall, Co-Chairs
Take a Hike: Dave Reed, Chair
OddtoberFest: Dave Rosenberg, Chair
Halloween Party: Dave Reed, Chair
Cigar Lounge: Dave Rosenberg, Chair
Saturday Morning Breakfast:  Vic Bucher, Rea Nakanishi, Steve Lopez, Amy Hodam, Co-Chairs
Visiting: Lea Rosenberg, Alekka Fullerton, Dave Reed, Co-Chairs
Wine Club: Elysa Hillis, Chair
Zymurgy: Tim Carroll, Chair

Lea Rosenberg
Noble Grand

Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival in November

The Library of Congress designated the film Stagecoach as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and placed it in the National Film Registry. It is one of the classics of cinema. And it will be shown as the first of three films of the Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival, on Sunday, November 9.

On November 9, 16 and 23, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will host three classic examples of the cinema arts – this time featuring classic American Westerns. The American Western is the unique invention and product of Hollywood, and the genre continues to be popular to this day. The three classic films will be shown at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, Lower Hall, on the Lodge’s big screen – doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7:00 p.m. The Odd Fellows Lodge is located in Downtown Davis at 415 Second Street.

Well-known and respected Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang will be on hand to introduce each film, and provide the back story that film aficionados appreciate.

The Classic Film Fest will kick off on November 9 with one of the all-time classic Westerns, Stagecoach. This 1939 film was directed by the legendary John Ford. It stars Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, and in his starring film debut – John Wayne – playing the character “The Ringo Kid”. That first panning close up of Wayne in this movie is iconic – once you see it, you won’t forget it. This film follows a group of strangers on a stagecoach through Apache country, traveling to Lordsburg. Viewers will witness plenty of character development and plenty of action in this film.

On November 16, the Classic Film Fest features The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This “neo-Western” and adventure film stars Humphrey Bogart in an unusual casting, moving into paranoia and insanity as the film progresses. Released in 1948, the film was one of the first to be shot outside the United States, in Mexico “on location”. The movie includes gold, greed, Banditos, Federales, and more. And the film takes some twists and turns, some expected and some surprising.

The final screening, on November 23, will feature the quirky comedy-Western Cat Ballou. Released in 1965, this classic film stars Jane Fonda in the title role, as well as Lee Marvin, who received an Oscar at the Academy Awards presentation for “Best Actor”. The film includes gunfighters, ranchers, train robbers, outlaws, and Western justice.

The classic movies presented by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge are a public service to support the history of cinema. The public is cordially invited to these classic screenings. Admission is free, but donations at the door to benefit community and charitable groups are gratefully accepted. The Odd Fellows will also have popcorn, soft drinks, wine and beer, and mixed cocktails available for attendees at reasonable prices.