Breakfast with the Bunny

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge sponsored a very successful Breakfast with the Bunny this morning in downtown Davis. This was our third annual Breakfast with the Bunny, following successful events in 2012 and 2013! Over 150 children and their parents/grandparents/guardians attended the event.  I heard only favorable comments about the event and about the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge.

The attendees enjoyed a Continental breakfast, followed by a short walk to a park for a real egg hunt, and concluding with the “Eggstravaganza” featuring a carnival, arts and crafts tables, face painting and caricatures.

Barb Geisler and I co-chaired this event and we had some GREAT volunteers. Zita Demaree ran the very popular carnival and Margie and Mike Cabral (and their daughter) headed up the egg hunt. Both the carnival and the egg hunt were new features this year – so thank you Zita, Margie and Mike. Thank you also to hard-working volunteers: JuDee Archuleta, Joyce Trujillo, Dave Rosenberg, Jessica Sneeden, Joel Mandel, Findlay McIntosh, and Jeff Oblinger. Also, thanks to Jeannie Pytel and her son, Eric, who was “the Bunny” for the second year in a row. Zita also arranged for a couple dozen sorority and fraternity kids who came to the Lodge to help out in all aspects. NG Bob Schelen came by for moral support.

Special thanks to the Davis Food Co-op which, once again, donated the food for the breakfast, PurRoast coffee which donated the coffee, Nugget Markets which donated the sugar cookies for the cookie decorating table, Debbie Davis and the Davis Enterprise for all their stories about the event, Davis Community Church for donating a park on their property for the egg hunt, and Avid Reader Active and Common Grounds which sold tickets for us.

The event brought in over $1,500 to the Lodge which will help us in our good works in the community.

Three attendees asked Dave for application forms and are considering applying for membership in the Lodge.

Win-win-win!

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Lea Rosenberg
Vice Grand
Co-chair Breakfast with the Bunny Committee

 

Charades

Odd Fellows and Pledges,

The Community Support Committee is hosting a “Charades Tournament” at the Lodge on Wednesday, May 7.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the tournament starts at 6:30 p.m.   It’s $10 per person and it’s all for a good cause.

Two people per charade team.  Pick a partner or meet one at the Lodge for the tournament.  Top two teams win prizes!

There will be hors d’doevres, a door raffle and lots of other fun.  All proceeds go to NorCal’s Camp Grizzly (a summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing children).  Our own Christopher Young (an active member – let’s support Chris!) is organizing this event for this great cause.

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Lea Rosenberg
Vice Grand

50 Million Step Challenge

The 50 Million Step Challenge is alive and well.  We have collectively walked over 8 Million steps to date!

However, we have a problem.  When we started this venture, we had 51 members and pledges signed up to report their steps once each week to Sharla Cheney (who is keeping track).   That number of 51 has dwindled and diminished to just 16.  That won’t cut it.

We need more volunteers to keep walking and to keep track of their steps.  If we have 50 volunteers we can get this accomplished this year.  50 Million steps is a lot – it’s 25,000 miles or once around the earth at the equator!

All you need is a pedometer or a fitbit.  You can buy one at Big 5 Sporting Goods, CVS, Target and lots of other places.  Just report your steps once each week to Sharla at shcheney@gmail.com.   It’s that simple.

This is great challenge which will generate a lot of PR for our Lodge – plus it’s healthy!!!  We all need to walk more.

So . . .  do we have some more volunteers?

You Might Be A Good Odd Fellow If…

Julie Machado, Sycamore Lodge #129, and one of the real spark plugs to the resurgence and progress of that Lodge, recently wrote to me and challenged me to write an article on “what makes a good Odd Fellow”. I accept the challenge!

Here is my list of 25 (gotta be an “odd” number) qualities that, at least from my perspective, make a good Odd Fellow. If you have suggestions, please feel free to send ‘em in!

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