Readers’ Choice Awards – Best of Yolo County 2021
Each year, the community votes for the “Best of” in a number of categories. The survey covers businesses in all of Yolo County. What is amazing is the number of Odd Fellows who were selected as the best in their category.
View all the winners in the Davis Enterprise Special Section.
Best Venue to Hold an Event – The Odd Fellows Lodge Hall
Best Community Event – Davis Farmers Market (Randii MacNear, Manager)
Most Effective Community Volunteer – Lea Rosenberg (2nd Place – Dave Rosenberg)
Best Attorney – Raquel Silva
Best Chiropractor – Dr. Marian Zingaro
Best Photography Business – Abaton Consulting (Stewart Savage, Owner)
Due to the rise in COVID cases, the Odd Fellows’ 14th Classic Film Festival is POSTPONED. New dates will be announced once pandemic issues change.
Support the Officer Natalie Corona Odd Fellows Memorial Scholarship Fund
We’re honored to announce that the Natalie Corona Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund has been established.
The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge of California and members of the community recognize the positive impacts that Officer Natalie Corona had on our city. Your donation will help to memorialize her legacy and support students seeking careers in law enforcement. Please donate today.
Odd Fellows News and Information
If you ever get a chance, talk to the Secretary of your Odd Fellows Lodge and ask to look at the Member Register. This is the document that provides information on all members of your Lodge from the date of institution of the Lodge till the present. It’s really a fascinating historical document, and I think you will enjoy the interlude in your Lodge’s past.
One of the very first things we learn when we join Odd Fellowship is the ancient “commands” of this Order, instructing members to…
What do you see in this photograph? If you said “a group of Odd Fellows” you were absolutely correct. The three links symbol on the chair in the foreground and the banners in the background indicate that you are in a Lodge of Odd Fellows.
I have never seen a group so intent on finding ways to eliminate its membership or keep people out! The Independent Order of Odd Fellows in America.
Does your Odd Fellows Lodge have internal conflict? It must be handled or it will cause significant damage to your organization.
Over the last Century membership in Odd Fellows’ Lodges has dropped by over 90%. That is a significant and concerning decline.
The concept of “weak Lodges” is recognized in the Odd Fellows Codes. And certainly every jurisdiction has Lodges that could be categorized as “weak”.
It’s time the Independent Order of Odd Fellows revamp its degrees to fit society’s pace, which is efficient and to-the-point.
It’s a real oddity, the fact that the Independent Order of Odd Fellows may take themselves a bit too seriously.
Updated: July 22, 2021 Today's DMC Newsletter could be entitled "Anatomy of a Healthy Odd Fellows Lodge." I'm going to talk about the Lodge that I know far better than any other Lodge - my own Lodge: Davis Lodge #169 in Davis, California. I believe that I can...
Pay Your Membership
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Dedicated Members for Change
A progressive group of brothers and sisters focused on changing this Order to fit the needs of a changing society. Enjoy a number of thought-provoking articles which dig deep into the issues facing our Lodges and how we can bring new meaning to the principles of Friendship, Love, and Truth.
DMC is a “think tank” of new ideas and suggestions to reinvigorate, recharge, rejuvenate, and reform this Order. DMC is focused primarily on ways for Lodges to increase their membership.
The Future of Odd Fellowship
A series of essays published by Dave Rosenberg from 2012 to 2014 about a progressive new vision for Odd Fellowship and to reform, restructure and revitalize Odd Fellowship for the 21st Century.
Odd Fellow Lodges must become three-dimensional Lodges; emphasizing the rich culture and history of our fraternity, making sure we provide enjoyable social activities for our members, and making sure we reach out into our communities to do good works.