2016 a Year of Achievement: Odd Fellows Community Support Committee

20 Community Groups Benefited By Davis Odd Fellows

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Community Support Committee issued it’s year-end report on charitable giving report showing benefits to 20 community and charitable groups.

In 2016, the Odd Fellows Community Support Committee donated $5,100 to 13 community and charitable groups, and also permitted an additional 7 community groups to use the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall without charge in co-hosted events. The Odd Fellows Community Support Committee was created 12 years ago and has been providing financial and other benefits to local groups every year. Long time Co-Chairs of the Community Support Committee are Lea Rosenberg and Holly Bishop. Said Co-Chair Rosenberg: “Over the past dozen years, through our Community Support Committee, the Davis Odd Fellows have been able to provide well over $60,000 in funds for local organizations which serve the needs of our town and our county. The free use of our Lodge Hall for community groups to hold their fundraising events has provided a similar in-kind level of contribution. Odd Fellows are proud of our work to support and elevate the good in our community.”

The following community and charitable groups received direct financial donations in 2016:

  • Partners in Education – Newspapers in Education – $500
  • Yolo County Healthy Aging Alliance – $500
  • Community Meals and Housing – $500
  • Best Buddies (supporting young people with needs) – $500
  • Running with the Turkeys (Yolo Food Bank) – $500
  • Don Saylor’s Soups On – $500
  • Unleashing the Possibilities (building a new animal shelter) – $500
  • United in Unity (helping teenagers) – $500
  • Davis Phoenix Coalition (anti-bullying) – $300
  • NAMI (assisting persons with mental illness) – $250
  • Yolo County Mexican-American Concilo – $250
  • Davis High School Jazz Choir – $150
  • City of Davis Volunteer Day – $150

The following local groups were permitted to use the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall for their events without paying any rental fee:

  • Davis High School Madrigals
  • University Covenant Nursery School
  • Davis High School Softball
  • Yolo Community Care Continuum
  • Yolo Healthy Aging
  • KDRT Radio
  • Davis High School Water Polo

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge provides direct and indirect support to the community through the work of many committees, including the Community Support Committee, but also the Bingo Committee, the Social Services Committee, the Adopt-a-Highway Committee, the Classic Films Committee, the Taste of Davis Committee, the Breakfast with Santa Committee, the Chocolate Festival Committee, the Breakfast with the Bunny Committee, and many others. Davis Odd Fellows were established in 1870 and have resided in their current Lodge Hall on Second Street since 1955. Currently, there are 259 members of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, with 18 applicants for membership. More information about the Davis Odd Fellows can be found at www.davislodge.org.

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