COVID-19 Availability Information
Updated August 5, 2020
In an effort to support the health of our community and to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Davis Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) will be making adjustments to organizational activities.
All Odd Fellows Activities are Temporarily Suspended
The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge of California is an important resource for our members and the community. It is even more important that we take steps to ensure the safety of all.
During this COVID-19 crisis, we will be suspending Lodge activities and will be following protocols to help keep members, staff, and others healthy and safe . The Lodge Hall will be closed to the public, in-person meeting will be limited, events are temporarily suspended, and Lodge Hall operations will be scaled-back to a minimum.
These changes will certainly put a strain on our membership, our resources, and our community. We hope that we will be stronger as we exit this crisis.
Please email us with any questions or special requests.
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
While a handful of Odd Fellows Lodges in California are growing, and another handful are maintaining a static membership, the vast majority of Lodges in this State are shrinking. The math is not complicated.
I recently came into possession of a rare volume, entitled The Illustrated History of Odd Fellowship, written by Theodore A. Ross, who at the time of its publication had served as Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) for close to 20 years. It’s quite a tome, numbering well over 600 pages. I’d like to quote a couple of passages from this book which you may find interesting:
Recruiting new members into the Independent Order of Odd Fellows is essential for our future success. Here are 10 tips you can use to bring new members in to your local Lodge!
Pay Your Membership
Pay your Odd Fellows membership dues today. It is easy and online.
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.