Noble Grand Report – Davis Odd Fellows

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

First, I want to thank everyone who came to the Initiation last Wednesday! Attendance was great and our Elected and Appointed Officers performed an excellent Initiation Ritual. I would like to welcome our 14 newest members: Yvonne Clinton, Pamela Cohen, Steve Cohen, Marna Ghliglieri, Paul Ghliglieri, Brian Horsfeld, David Hungerford, Teresa Jamison, Merrie Lee, Bill Rundquist, Jane Rundquist, Rolland Vallejo, and Richard Watson. Thank you all for joining our Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, and I look forward to hanging out/working with you at future events!

Second, here are some great events and activities in which to get involved:

1. Chocolate Festival Committee. The Odd Fellows Chocolate Festival Committee will meet in the Committee Room on Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. Any member who is interested in organizing the inaugural Davis Chocolate Festival (planned for November 6) is invited to attend and join the committee in planning this fun event. If you need more information, contact Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net.

2. Three Degree Night. Tuesday, March 8, in the Lower Hall, starting at 6:30 p.m. (sharp) and ending before 8:30 p.m. You can receive – all in one evening – the Degree of Friendship, the Degree of Love, and the Degree of Truth. Full instruction on each degree will be given that evening, and at the conclusion of the evening, you will hold all four degrees in an Odd Fellows Lodge. Once you have all degrees, you are eligible to hold office in the Lodge. You will then also be eligible to join the Davis Encampment (where you can receive three more degrees – the Degree of Faith, the Degree of Hope, and the Degree of Charity), and as a member of the Encampment, you get to wear – if you wish – the (coveted) purple fez. If you wish to attend the three degree night on March 8, you must RSVP to Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net. You will need to bring $30 cash or check to pay for the three degrees. Checks should be payable to “Davis Lodge”.

3. Odd Needle Crafters. Next meeting is March 14 7-9 p.m. at Diana Schmiegel’s house.

4. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Pub Quiz. Join us at the annual St. Patrick’s Dinner and Pub Quiz on Thursday March 17. Doors open at 5:30 pm with dinner around 6 pm. RSVPs are required, please email dreedng@gmail.com. The price is $11 with includes dinner of corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and carrots. Beverages including beer and wine are included. Bring a dessert to share if you wish.

5. 4th Tuesday Matinee Group. Keep an eye out for the next Matinee details for March 22nd. Anyone can come to any movie–there’s no RSVPs or expectations. We will discuss the movie after it’s over at the lodge committee room. If you’d like to be on the email list to receive notices of this group every month, please email Diane Steele at steeledome@gmail.com. See you at the movies!

6. Grand Lodge Sessions. The Grand Lodge meets in Modesto for four days starting May 11th. I would like to encourage all members to come out and see the Grand Lodge at work, as well as support Brother Dave Reed as he is installed as Deputy Grand Master. This is also a great opportunity to meet members of other California Lodges.

7. Odd Balls. The next Odd Fellows bowling outing will take place on Saturday March 5 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Capital Bowl in West Sacramento. The cost is $5.00 per game and $3.00 for shoe rental. No need to RSVP.

8. Odd Fellows of Davis CA #169 Facebook. Please join our closed Facebook group to share the latest events and trends in all things Odd Fellows! Simply search in Facebook for the page name “Odd Fellows of Davis CA #169” then click Join Group.

9. Team BaldFellows. A team of six Odd Fellows will “Brave the Shave” in the fight against pediatric cancer and we can use your help. On March 10th at 5 p.m., Jean-Paul Montreuil, Joel Mandel, Lewis Kimble, Kathy Hemness, Stewart Savage, and Parvaneh Keivanfar will participate in the St. Baldrick’s Day head shaving event. We will be helping raise money to be used for pediatric cancer research. To donate or learn more, please visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/teambaldfellows.

10. Academic Scholarship Committee Deadline: April 15th. Visit http://davislodge.org/lodge-documents/ for more information and the application, under the heading “Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Scholarship.

11. Picnic Day Float. The Picnic Day Float Committee would like to encourage all committees to make signs and join the float on April 16th.

12. Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. On April 3rd from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance Fundraiser, co-sponsored by our Community Support Committee. For more information visit http://yolohealthyaging.org/

13. Music Committee presents Thursday Live! On March 3rd, Thursday Live! Will feature Joe Craven and The Sometimers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

14. Odd Fellows Wine Club. Next gathering will be Friday, March 11, 7:00PM at the home of Diane and John Steele.

15. Second Sunday Bingo! Come play bingo for Team BaldFellows on March 13th! Doors open at Noon, games begin at 1PM.

16. Children’s Concert with Ed Lewis. Young children ages 2-10 years old are invited to join Ed Lewis in an interactive performance at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. Enjoy storytelling, puppetry, singing, and dancing! March 12th, 1 p.m.– 2 p.m. Admission is free, donations are kindly accepted.

17. Odd Fellows Book Club. The first book for the Odd Fellows Book Club is Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey, by Marie Mutsuki Mockett. The book club will meet to discuss the book on Tuesday March 15th at 6 p.m. For questions, send an email to Heather Barnes at hjbarnes76@gmail.com.

18. The Davis Rebekahs Present: Bollywood Night! The Davis Rebekahs are hosting a Bollywood fundraiser, happening April 2nd, 2016 at our Davis lodge at 7:00 p.m.! To purchase tickets or for more information please visit their Eventbrite page: https://davisrebekahbollywood.eventbrite.com

19. Golf Committee. The following Odd Golfers have expressed interest in playing: Charles Filmer, Jeff Oblinger, John Knotts, Greg Simmons, David Hafter, Chuck White, and Darrell Pereira. Please let Charles know if you wish to be added to the list of players to be notified of activities (clrfilmer@sbcglobal.net). Initially, we have scheduled the very odd time of the Wednesday afternoon before the third Thursday of each month to play a round of golf. Other dates and activities (group lessons, driving range, etc) can be proposed.

20. 2016 Lodge Dues are Now Due. Annual dues to be an Odd Fellow are a reasonable $55. 2016 dues are now due to the Financial Secretary Duff Devine. Checks should be payable to “Davis Odd Fellows” or pay online via PayPal at http://davislodge.org/membership-renewal/. Be sure to include your name as part of the PayPal order. If any member is having financial challenges paying dues, contact Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net. We have a fund available to help and the matter will be handled with complete confidentiality and privacy.

21. 1000 Mentors for Youth Committee. A new committee has been formed to help youth of all ages access opportunities and reach their potential through connecting with mentors in a variety of situations. For example, Ed Lewis volunteers with the Writing Buddies program that teaches mentors how to help children improve their writing skills. If you are interested, please contact Ed Lewis at ed-lewis@sbcglobal.net.

22. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday. Club Night at the Lodge- every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge, Lower Hall. A great social time for members, pledges and guests. Chicken Bake served with Rice Pilaf and Seasonal Vegetables at $7 per plate. Trivia Night at the Lodge with Trivia Master Kevin Sitz. Also, enjoy the big screen TV, the full bar, puzzles and table games, and socializing with members and guests. Presented by the Good Fellowship Committee.

Jean-Paul Montreuil
Noble Grand

Noble Grand Report #89

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,
1. Odd Theatre Committee. Odd Theatre meets tonight (February 16th) at 6 p.m. in the Committee Room. Join us to plan upcoming events: Theater Trip, Children’s Concert, Improv Night, First Degree presentation, and more!

2. Grand Lodge Sessions. The Grand Lodge meets in Modesto for four days starting May 11th. I would like to encourage all members to come out and see the Grand Lodge at work, as well as support Brother Dave Reed as he is installed as Deputy Grand Master. This is also a great opportunity to meet members of other California Lodges.

3. CommuniCare Diaper Drive. Thank you to those who brought diapers to the Saturday Breakfast Meeting! The CommuniCare Diaper Drive continues through to the end of the month. If you would like to donate, feel free to bring packages of New Born to Size 3 diapers to the Lodge Committee Room and we’ll take care of them from there. If you would like to make a monetary donation, checks can be made out to “CommuniCare- Diaper Drive”.

4. Academic Scholarship Committee Deadline: April 15th. Visit http://davislodge.org/lodge-documents/ for more information and the application, under the heading “Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Scholarship.

5. Picnic Day Float. The Picnic Day Float Committee would like to encourage all committees to make signs and join the float on April 16th.

6. Lodge Wi-Fi Information. To connect to the Wi-Fi in the lodge, the Network name is “OddNet” and the password is LittleRedBook.

7. Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. On April 3rd from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance Fundraiser, co-sponsored by our Community Support Committee. For more information visit http://yolohealthyaging.org/

8. Adopt-a-Highway Committee. The next date for highway clean-up is February 27 at 12:30pm (weather permitting). If you are interested in participating, please email Sheryl Cambron at sacreed@sbcglobal.net or John Steele at jcsteele53@gmail.com.

9. Take A Hike Committee. Next hike at Pierce Canyon Falls on February 28th. Contact Dave Reed at dreedng@gmail.com if you would like to join or for more information.

10. Cigar Lounge Committee. Back by popular demand! For those of you who like to enjoy an occasional fine cigar and some good conversation, the Cigar Lounge Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday February 28, at the Hatuey Cigar Shop, 2201 16th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818. The Hatuey Cigar Shop is loaded with their own brand of cigars – quite good, fresh and a large assortment. Open to any member or pledge. We can teach newcomers the proper way to enjoy a fine cigar.

11. Music Committee presents Thursday Live! On March 3rd, Thursday Live! Will feature Joe Craven and The Sometimers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

13. Odd Fellows Wine Club. Next gathering will be Friday, March 11, 7:00PM at the home of Diane and John Steele.

14. Second Sunday Bingo! Come play bingo for Team BaldFellows on March 13th! Doors open at Noon, games begin at 1PM.

15. Children’s Concert with Ed Lewis *CHANGE IN TIME*. Young children ages 2-10 years old are invited to join Ed Lewis in an interactive performance at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. Enjoy storytelling, puppetry, singing, and dancing! March 12th, 1 p.m.– 2 p.m. Admission is free, donations are kindly accepted.

16. Odd Fellows Book Club. The first book for the Odd Fellows Book Club is Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey, by Marie Mutsuki Mockett. The book club will meet to discuss the book on Tuesday March 15th at 6pm. For questions, send an email to Heather Barnes at hjbarnes76@gmail.com.

17. The Davis Rebekahs Present: Bollywood Night! The Davis Rebekahs are hosting a Bollywood fundraiser, happening April 2nd, 2016 at our Davis lodge at 7:00PM! To purchase tickets or for more information please visit their Eventbrite page: https://davisrebekahbollywood.eventbrite.com

18. Golf Committee. The following Odd Golfers have expressed interest in playing: Charles Filmer, Jeff Oblinger, John Knotts, Greg Simmons, David Hafter, Chuck White, and Darrell Pereira. Please let Charles know if you wish to be added to the list of players to be notified of activities (clrfilmer@sbcglobal.net). Initially, we have scheduled the very odd time of the Wednesday afternoon before the third Thursday of each month to play a round of golf. Other dates and activities (group lessons, driving range, etc) can be proposed.

19. 2016 Lodge Dues are Now Due. Annual dues to be an Odd Fellow are a reasonable $55. 2016 dues are now due to the Financial Secretary Duff Devine. Checks should be payable to “Davis Odd Fellows” or pay online via PayPal at http://davislodge.org/membership-renewal/. Be sure to include your name as part of the PayPal order. If any member is having financial challenges paying dues, contact Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net. We have a fund available to help and the matter will be handled with complete confidentiality and privacy.

20. Possible Committees. Recently there has been some interest expressed in starting a couple of new fun committees: Odd Skiers (Snow Skiing) and Odd Anglers (Fishing). If you are interested, please email me at falible@gmail.com to let me know! As of today, there has been more interest in fishing than there has been in skiing… not that they are competing, I’m just saying that fishing is more fun.

21. Chocolate Committee. For your long range calendars, the Chocolate Festival will be on November 6th.

22. 1000 Mentors for Youth Committee. A new committee has been formed to help youth of all ages access opportunities and reach their potential through connecting with mentors in a variety of situations. For example, Ed Lewis volunteers with the Writing Buddies program that teaches mentors how to help children improve their writing skills. If you are interested, please contact Ed Lewis at ed-lewis@sbcglobal.net.

23. Team Baldfellows Fight Cancer. Our Lodge has organized a team of Odd Fellows, family, and friends to participate in the St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser at de Vere’s Irish Pub on March 10, 2016, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. To donate or learn more, please visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/teambaldfellows.

24. Sponsor Taste of Davis *LAST CALL FOR SPONSORS*. The Taste of Davis Committee cordially invites you to consider being listed as a Sponsor of the 2016 “Taste of Davis” – the biggest social event of the year. Hundreds of folks come to the Lodge to sample good food, wine, beer and desserts from some of our best local vendors. To participate in sponsoring, please contact Lea Rosenberg – (530) 756-0697 or e-mail: learose@jps.net. Taste of Davis will be April 28, 2016.

25. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday. Club Night at the Lodge- every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge, Lower Hall. A great social time for members, pledges and guests. BBQ Chicken, Mac and Cheese, and Sautéed Veggies at $7 per plate. Trivia Night at the Lodge with Trivia Master Kevin Sitz. Also, enjoy the big screen TV, the full bar, puzzles and table games, and socializing with members and guests. Presented by the Good Fellowship Committee.

26. Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. Educational Scholarships. Deadline: March 1, 2016. The family of Triffle P. and Annie G. Ivancovic have made a generous financial contribution to establish a charitable fund called Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation, to operate a scholarship program for the benefit of orphans and young men and women who grew up in the foster care system. There are stringent requirements to qualify, but the fund is available for applicants from California and throughout the United States. Scholarships can be awarded in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. All eligibility and award decisions are made at the sole discretion of the corporation board of directors. To apply for a scholarship, there are two forms to fill out. The forms are found here: http://davislodge.org/lodge-documents/.

Noble Grand Report #88

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,
1. Second Sunday Bingo!. Bring your sweetheart out on February 14th for bingo, supporting the Davis High School Madrigals. Doors open at Noon, games begin at 1PM.

2. Adopt-a-Highway Committee. The next date for highway clean-up is February 27 at 12:30pm (weather permitting). If you are interested in participating, please email Sheryl Cambron at sacreed@sbcglobal.net or John Steele at jcsteele53@gmail.com.

3. Cigar Lounge Committee. Back by popular demand! For those of you who like to enjoy an occasional fine cigar and some good conversation, the Cigar Lounge Committee will meet at 1PM on Sunday February 28, at the Hatuey Cigar Shop, 2201 16th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818. The Hatuey Cigar Shop is loaded with their own brand of cigars – quite good, fresh and a large assortment. Open to any member or pledge. We can teach newcomers the proper way to enjoy a fine cigar.

4. Children’s Concert with Ed Lewis. Young children ages 2-10 years old are invited to join Ed Lewis in an interactive performance at the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. Enjoy storytelling, puppetry, singing, and dancing! March 5th, 11AM – 12PM. Admission is free, donations are kindly accepted.

5. Odd Fellows Wine Club. Next gathering will be Friday, March 11, 7:00PM at the home of Diane and John Steele.

6. Odd Fellows Book Club. The first book for the Odd Fellows Book Club is Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey, by Marie Mutsuki Mockett. The book club will meet to discuss the book on Tuesday March 15th at 6pm. For questions, send an email to Heather Barnes at hjbarnes76@gmail.com.

7. Golf Committee. The following Odd Golfers have expressed interest in playing: Charles Filmer, Jeff Oblinger, John Knotts, Greg Simmons, David Hafter, Chuck White, and Darrell Pereira. Please let Charles know if you wish to be added to the list of players to be notified of activities (clrfilmer@sbcglobal.net). Initially, we have scheduled the very odd time of the Wednesday afternoon before the third Thursday of each month to play a round of golf. Other dates and activities (group lessons, driving range, etc) can be proposed.

8. Odd Bowling. Eleven Odd Bowlers hit the lanes last Saturday on February 6th and had a smashing good time! Thank you to Tony Pruitt for sharing his sage bowling wisdom, it improved the scores of many players. Keep an eye out for the next Odd Bowling date.

9. 2016 Lodge Dues are Now Due. Annual dues to be an Odd Fellow are a reasonable $55. 2016 dues are now due to the Financial Secretary Duff Devine. Checks should be payable to “Davis Odd Fellows” or pay online via PayPal at http://davislodge.org/membership-renewal/. Be sure to include your name as part of the PayPal order. If any member is having financial challenges paying dues, contact Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net. We have a fund available to help and the matter will be handled with complete confidentiality and privacy.

10. Possible Committees. Recently there has been some interest expressed in starting a couple of new fun committees: Odd Skiers (Snow Skiing) and Odd Anglers (Fishing). If you are interested, please email me at falible@gmail.com to let me know! As of today, there has been more interest in fishing than there has been in skiing… not that they are competing, I’m just saying that fishing is more fun.

11. Homeless Assistance Committee. A new committee has been formed to help the homeless of Davis. If you are interested in helping with this noble cause, please contact Arun Sen at arun.sen@sbcglobal.net.

12. 1000 Mentors for Youth Committee. A new committee has been formed to help youth of all ages access opportunities and reach their potential through connecting with mentors in a variety of situations. For example, Ed Lewis volunteers with the Writing Buddies program that teaches mentors how to help children improve their writing skills. If you are interested, please contact Ed Lewis at ed-lewis@sbcglobal.net.

13. We now have two new corporations at the Lodge. The Lodge, itself, is now incorporated. The official title of the Lodge entity is now Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 Inc. It is a 501 (c) (8) mutual benefit society. We also have a new public charity entity called Davis Odd Fellows Helping Hands Inc. It is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Donors to events at the Lodge (for example, Taste of Davis, Breakfast with Santa, etc.) can now write checks to “Davis Odd Fellows Helping Hands Inc” and are entitled to a tax deduction for that donation. Our new 501 (c) (3) corporation will then write checks to the Lodge in the amount of those donations. The EIN for “Helping Hands Inc” is 47-4578511, and the DLN is 26053413002886.

14. Theatre Trip. CHANGE: There is a change of venue. We are going to the California Stage Theatre to see a comedy, Happy Armenians, February 20th, in Sacramento. The cost is only $12 per person for the group rate.

15. Committee Room. The Committee Room is open for use! There is a sign up calendar on the back of the door. To use the room, simply put your meeting on the calendar.

16. Team Baldfellows Fight Cancer. Our Lodge has organized a team of Odd Fellows, family, and friends to participate in the St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser at de Vere’s Irish Pub on March 10, 2016, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. To donate or learn more, please visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/teambaldfellows.

17. Sponsor Taste of Davis. The Taste of Davis Committee cordially invites you to consider being listed as a Sponsor of the 2016 “Taste of Davis” – the biggest social event of the year. Hundreds of folks come to the Lodge to sample good food, wine, beer and desserts from some of our best local vendors. To participate in sponsoring, please contact Lea Rosenberg – (530) 756-0697 or e-mail: learose@jps.net. Taste of Davis will be April 28, 2016.

18. The Davis Rebekahs Present: Bollywood Night! The Davis Rebekahs are hosting a Bollywood fundraiser, happening April 2nd, 2016 at our Davis lodge at 7:00PM! A wonderful Indian inspired cuisine will be provided included with price of ticket, and beer and wine will be available for sale at the bar. This event will benefit the Rebekah Children’s Services Home who provides support for foster care and adoption needs of children and families. Your ticket purchase will count as a donation to this cause, with ALL proceeds going to the Rebekah Children’s Services Home.To purchase tickets or for more information please visit our Eventbrite page: https://davisrebekahbollywood.eventbrite.com

19. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday. Club Night at the Lodge- every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge, Lower Hall. A great social time for members, pledges and guests. Chef Julie’s homemade lasagna, salad, and garlic bread at $7 per plate. Trivia Night at the Lodge with Trivia Master Dave Rosenberg. Also, enjoy the big screen TV, the full bar, puzzles and table games, and socializing with members and guests. Presented by the Good Fellowship Committee.

20. Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. Educational Scholarships. Deadline: March 1, 2016. The family of Triffle P. and Annie G. Ivancovic have made a generous financial contribution to establish a charitable fund called Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation, to operate a scholarship program for the benefit of orphans and young men and women who grew up in the foster care system. There are stringent requirements to qualify, but the fund is available for applicants from California and throughout the United States. Scholarships can be awarded in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. All eligibility and award decisions are made at the sole discretion of the corporation board of directors. To apply for a scholarship, there are two forms to fill out. The forms are found here: http://davislodge.org/lodge-documents/.

Jean-Paul Montreuil
Noble Grand

Noble Grand Report #86

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

1. Odd Fellows Book Club. The book club will hold a planning meeting on February 2nd at 6pm in the Committee Room. Discuss which books to read, develop a process to select future books, and determine how often and where to meet. If you cannot make the meeting, but still want to participate, send an email to Heather Barnes at hjbarnes76@gmail.com.

2. Davis Chocolate Festival Committee. A meeting of the Davis Chocolate Festival Committee will take place at the Lodge, February 2nd at 6:30pm in the Lodge. Any members or pledges interested in helping plan this new event are invited to attend and join the committee.

3. Odd Bowling Rolls Again on February 6. Bob Dovi, Chair of the Odd Bowling Committee, has set up the next bowling excursion. It will be Saturday, February 6, from 11 to 2 at the Capital Lanes in West Sacramento. Last bowling excursion attracted a lot of Odd Fellows, Pledges and guests. There is no need to RSVP, but contact Bob if you have questions at bdovi02@yahoo.com.

4. 2016 Lodge Dues are Now Due. Annual dues to be an Odd Fellow are a reasonable $55. 2016 dues are now due to the Financial Secretary Duff Devine. Checks should be payable to “Davis Odd Fellows” or pay online via PayPal at http://davislodge.org/membership-renewal/. Be sure to include your name as part of the PayPal order. If any member is having financial challenges paying dues, contact Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net. We have a fund available to help and the matter will be handled with complete confidentiality and privacy.

5. Possible Committees. Recently there has been some interest expressed in starting a couple of new fun committees: Odd Skiers (Snow Skiing) and Odd Anglers (Fishing). If you are interested, please email me at falible@gmail.com to let me know!

6. Homeless Assistance Committee. A new committee has been formed to help the homeless of Davis. If you are interested in helping with this noble cause, please contact Arun Sen at arun.sen@sbcglobal.net.

7. 1000 Mentors for Youth Committee. A new committee has been formed to help youth of all ages access opportunities and reach their potential through connecting with mentors in a variety of situations. For example, Ed Lewis volunteers with the Writing Buddies program that teaches mentors how to help children improve their writing skills. If you are interested, please contact Ed Lewis at ed-lewis@sbcglobal.net.

8. Adopt-a-Highway Committee. The next date for highway clean-up is February 27 at 12:30pm (weather permitting). If you are interested in participating, please email Sheryl Cambron at sacreed@sbcglobal.net or John Steele at jcsteele53@gmail.com.

9. We now have two new corporations at the Lodge. The Lodge, itself, is now incorporated. The official title of the Lodge entity is now Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 Inc. It is a 501 (c) (8) mutual benefit society. We also have a new public charity entity called Davis Odd Fellows Helping Hands Inc. It is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Donors to events at the Lodge (for example, Taste of Davis, Breakfast with Santa, etc.) can now write checks to “Davis Odd Fellows Helping Hands Inc” and are entitled to a tax deduction for that donation. Our new 501 (c) (3) corporation will then write checks to the Lodge in the amount of those donations. The EIN for “Helping Hands Inc” is 47-4578511, and the DLN is 26053413002886.

10. Theatre Trip. CHANGE: There is a change of venue. We are going to the California Stage Theatre to see a comedy, Happy Armenians, February 20th, in Sacramento. The cost is only $12 per person for the group rate.

11. Committee Room. The Committee Room is open for use! There is a sign up calendar on the back of the door. To use the room, simply put your meeting on the calendar.

12. Team Baldfellows Fight Cancer. Our Lodge has organized a team of Odd Fellows, family, and friends to participate in the St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser at de Vere’s Irish Pub on March 10, 2016, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. To donate or learn more, please visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/teambaldfellows.

13. Sponsor Taste of Davis. The Taste of Davis Committee cordially invites you to consider being listed as a Sponsor of the 2016 “Taste of Davis” – the biggest social event of the year. Hundreds of folks come to the Lodge to sample good food, wine, beer and desserts from some of our best local vendors. To participate in sponsoring, please contact Lea Rosenberg – (530) 756-0697 or e-mail: learose@jps.net. Taste of Davis will be April 28, 2016.

14. The Davis Rebekahs Present: Bollywood Night! The Davis Rebekahs are hosting a Bollywood fundraiser, happening April 2nd, 2016 at our Davis lodge at 7:00PM! A wonderful Indian inspired cuisine will be provided included with price of ticket, and beer and wine will be available for sale at the bar. This event will benefit the Rebekah Children’s Services Home who provides support for foster care and adoption needs of children and families. Your ticket purchase will count as a donation to this cause, with ALL proceeds going to the Rebekah Children’s Services Home.
To purchase tickets or for more information please visit our Eventbrite page: https://davisrebekahbollywood.eventbrite.com

15. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday. Club Night at the Lodge- every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge, Lower Hall. A great social time for members, pledges and guests. Grilled Chicken with Mediterranean Sauce Pasta, and Salad at $7 per plate. Trivia Night at the Lodge with Débuting Trivia Master Kevin Sitz. Also, enjoy the big screen TV, the full bar, puzzles and table games, and socializing with members and guests. Presented by the Good Fellowship Committee.

16. Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. Educational Scholarships. Deadline: March 1, 2016. The family of Triffle P. and Annie G. Ivancovic have made a generous financial contribution to establish a charitable fund called Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation, to operate a scholarship program for the benefit of orphans and young men and women who grew up in the foster care system. There are stringent requirements to qualify, but the fund is available for applicants from California and throughout the United States. Scholarships can be awarded in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. All eligibility and award decisions are made at the sole discretion of the corporation board of directors. To apply for a scholarship, there are two forms to fill out. The forms are found here: http://davislodge.org/lodge-documents/.

17. Odd Fellows Classic Film Committee Continues. What a fantastic run of Classic Screwball Comedies! The final film in this series is His Girl Friday on February 7th. Doors open each Sunday at 6:29 p.m. and the film starts rolling at 7:01 p.m. (this Sunday might be delayed slightly to accommodate Super Bowl Fans). The shows are all free of charge and open to all ages. Donations are welcome. We also feature a full no-host bar for your pleasure. Popcorn is free and plentiful.

18. Golfers, Please Note. The Lodge has an Odd Golfing Committee, and it’s looking to set up some foursomes in the near future. For more information, or to sign up as part of the Odd Golfing Committee, contact Charles Filmer at clrfilmer@sbcglobal.net.

Jean-Paul Montreuil
Noble Grand

Noble Grand Report #85

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

1. Movie Matinee Committee Launches Tomorrow. Diane Steele is organizing a “4th Tuesday Matinee Committee” for members and pledges and friends interested in catching a matinee at a Davis movie theater. After the show, participants may gather at a local coffee house, or the new club room at the Lodge, to chat about the film. This new committee launches on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Contact Diane for details and logistics at steeledome@gmail.com.

2. Theatre Trip. CHANGE: There is a change of venue. We are going to the California Stage Theatre to see a comedy, Happy Armenians, that had a long run in Los Angeles with great revues and the entire cast is here in Sacramento. The cost is only $12 per person for the group rate so Ed owes some of you money unless you want to donate it to the Ed Lewis “TAKE A TRIP TO TAHITI FUND”. B St. Theatre has fantastic shows but this Echo Location is a “Dark Comedy” and the Theatre Committee wanted to begin with a more light -hearted play.

This does change the time schedule as follows:
5:15 – Meet at the lodge for carpooling unless you live in Sacramento.
5:30-Drive to the Sphaghetti Factory in Sacramento at 1910 J St.
6:00-Dinner reserved for 26 people at a long table. We have to pay 1 bill with an 18 percent gratuity. Ed will pay and you can just have cash to give him. Figure you will probably have a meal for $9-16 per person plus the gratuity plus drinks/desert if you add that. You can go online and look at a menu if you want a better estimate. Otherwise just bring 100’s of dollars in small bills in case you also want to tip Ed!!!!
8:00-California Stage Theatre at 2509 R St.
9:30-10:00ish-Drive home.

3. Committee Room. The Committee Room is open for use! There is a sign up calendar on the back of the door. To use the room, simply put your meeting on the calendar.

4. Take a Hike Committee. The next planned hike will be Wildcat Canyon on Sunday January 31. We did this hike last spring. We will leave the Big 5 parking lot at 8:30 am. A web address with a description of the hike is below.
Here is what to expect:
Distance, category, and difficulty:
This 6 mile loop hike is moderate, with a few short steep sections. Trailhead elevation is about 180 feet. The featured hike climbs to about 1057 feet, wobbles up and down along the ridgeline, then descends back to the trailhead. According to the GPS, total elevation change for this hike is about 1200 feet.
Exposure:
Full sun throughout.
Trail traffic:
Moderate.
Trail surfaces:
One paved fire road, the rest dirt fire roads.
Hiking time:
2 1/2 hours
http://www.bahiker.com/eastbayhikes/wildcatcanyon.html
The trailhead is located off Interstate 80 about 10 miles west of the Vallejo bridge at Exit 17 (McBryde Avenue).
We will probably stop in Crockett for lunch afterward.
Hope you can join us.

5. Team Baldfellows Fight Cancer. Team BaldFellows is blasting the hairy roof off the competition in the de Vere’s St. Baldrick’s Event! Our team is currently #1 in fundraising and Sister Kathryn Hemness is the Top Participant of all de Vere’s teams! We are always welcoming our brothers and sisters to join our team to “brave the shave!” Our Lodge has organized a team of Odd Fellows, family, and friends to participate in the St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser at de Vere’s Irish Pub on March 10, 2016, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. The St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraiser helps support pediatric cancer research for infants, children, teens, and young adults. The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge and our team of “soon to be bald” volunteers can make a difference. Kids can’t fight cancer alone. Please join Team Baldfellows.
Send Vice Grand Stewart Savage an email at ssavage@abatonconsulting.com

6. The Davis Enterprise Readers’ Choice Award. The Davis Enterprise does a poll every year called Readers’ Choice where you vote for the best people, shops, businesses, etc. Category #114 is “Best Venue to Hold an Event in Yolo County”. People can vote with a hard copy from the paper, or on line www.davisenterprise.com/readers-choice-2016. You must vote for at least 20 categories for your entry to be valid. Deadline is January 29 at noon. Please, vote for Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall for “Best Venue to Hold an Event in Yolo County.” We won this category for 2015!

7. Sponsor Taste of Davis. The Taste of Davis Committee cordially invites you to consider being listed as a Sponsor of the 2016 “Taste of Davis” – the biggest social event of the year. Hundreds of folks come to the Lodge to sample good food, wine, beer and desserts from some of our best local vendors. Everyone has a great time, and sponsors are well recognized before, during and after the Taste of Davis. It is a signature event for our Lodge, and raises a lot of money to help the Lodge do it’s good works in the community. Plus, we will be providing a check for $1,000 to the Elderly Nutrition Program. It’s a win-win-win, and we hope you will consider being a part of it as a sponsor. To participate in sponsoring, please contact Lea Rosenberg – (530) 756-0697 or e-mail: learose@jps.net. Taste of Davis will be April 28, 2016.

8. The Davis Rebekahs Present: Bollywood Night! Do you like to give back to your community? Do you like to dance? Do you love the fun, flare and excitement of Bollywood music? Well do we have an event for you!! The Davis Rebekahs are hosting a Bollywood fundraiser, happening April 2nd, 2016 at our Davis lodge at 7:00PM! A wonderful Indian inspired cuisine will be provided included with price of ticket, and beer and wine will be available for sale at the bar. They will also have a raffle for great prizes! This Bollywood event will be lead by sensational Bollywood performer Prashant Kakad and his team! They will teach you the moves to Bollywood dance-see his video here: https://youtu.be/QCPC5h-tu60
This event will benefit the Rebekah Children’s Services Home who provides support for foster care and adoption needs of children and families. Your ticket purchase will count as a donation to this cause, with ALL proceeds going to the Rebekah Children’s Services Home.
To purchase tickets or for more information please visit our Eventbrite page: https://davisrebekahbollywood.eventbrite.com
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 415 2nd St – 415 2nd Street Davis, CA 95616
So who are we? The Davis Rebekahs are a social and fraternal organization that raises funds to support our community’s needs. We advocate for local charitable organizations, raise awareness and take action for those in need such as foster and emancipated youth, the elderly, the ill and in distress, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Want to get involved and volunteer? Have a local cause that could use our support? Contact us here or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/davisrebekahs/

9. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday. Club Night at the Lodge- every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge, Lower Hall. A great social time for members, pledges and guests. Back by popular demand: PIZZA NIGHT! $2 a slice. Trivia Night at the Lodge with Trivia Master Lea Rosenberg. Three quick rounds of 10 questions each, with prizes for the winners! Also, enjoy the big screen TV, the full bar, puzzles and table games, and socializing with members and guests. Presented by the Good Fellowship Committee.

10. Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. Educational Scholarships. Deadline: March 1, 2016. One of the ancient admonitions of Odd Fellowship is to “educate the orphan”. In accordance of that worthy goal, the family of Triffle P. and Annie G. Ivancovic have made a generous financial contribution to establish a charitable fund called Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation, to operate a scholarship program for the benefit of orphans and young men and women who grew up in the foster care system. There are stringent requirements to qualify, but the fund is available for applicants from California and throughout the United States. Scholarships can be awarded in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. All eligibility and award decisions are made at the sole discretion of the corporation board of directors.
To apply for a scholarship, there are two forms to fill out. The forms are found here: http://davislodge.org/lodge-documents/. There is a nomination form – any Odd Fellow or Rebekah in good standing may nominate a worthy and eligible candidate. And there is a simple application form to be completed by the young man or woman applying for the funds.
The forms lay out the eligibility requirements for scholarships. Nominees must be orphans or foster youth, must be at least 18 years of age at the time they enter college/university, must be U.S. citizens, must have attained at least a B+ average upon high school graduation, and must be accepted to an accredited college/university or a legitimate junior college and entering as a freshman. If you know of a worthy and qualified candidate, you should follow up.

11. Odd Fellows Classic Film Committee Continues. We had a great time and a full house for our screening of Topper! Be sure to make it out this coming Sunday for Brining Up Baby.
The Odd Fellows Classic Film Committee has scheduled the next series of classic films, at screenings open to the public. Movie reviewer and critic Derrick Bang will give you the back-story for each film. The next series will screen classic Hollywood screwball comedies, featuring Cary Grant: Topper, Bringing Up Baby, and His Girl Friday. Reserve the dates, all Sunday evenings: January 24 (Topper), January 31 (Bringing Up Baby), and February 7 (His Girl Friday). Doors open each Sunday at 6:29 p.m. and the film starts rolling at 7:01 p.m. (odd times, of course). The shows are all free of charge and open to all ages. Donations are welcome. We also feature a full no-host bar for your pleasure. Popcorn is free and plentiful.

12. Odd Bowling Rolls Again on February 6. Bob Dovi, Chair of the Odd Bowling Committee, has set up the net bowling excursion. It will be Saturday, February 6, from 11 to 2 at the Capital Lanes in West Sacramento. Last bowling excursion attracted a lot of Odd Fellows, Pledges and guests. We have one bowler (Tony Pruitt) who bowled a 299! But we have plenty of bowlers who operate at a much lower level – in the 110 to 150 range. Contact Bob if you are interested at bdovi02@yahoo.com.

13. Golfers, Please Note. The Lodge has an Odd Golfing Committee, and it’s looking to set up some foursomes in the near future. For more information, or to sign up as part of the Odd Golfing Committee, contact Charles Filmer at clrfilmer@sbcglobal.net.

14. 2016 Lodge Dues are Now Due. Annual dues to be an Odd Fellow are a reasonable $55. 2016 dues are now due to the Financial Secretary Duff Devine. Checks should be payable to “Davis Odd Fellows”. You mail drop your check in Duff’s Lodge mailbox (near the back door) or mail to Financial Secretary Duff Devine, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 2nd Street, Davis CA 95616. There is also a new option to pay via PayPal! Visit http://davislodge.org/membership-renewal/ to pay online. Be sure to include your name as part of the PayPal order. And thank you! In 2015 we were 100% paid up. Let’s do it again in 2016.

Jean-Paul Montreuil
Noble Grand

Noble Grand Report #84

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

1. The Davis Enterprise Readers’ Choice Award. The Davis Enterprise does a poll every year called Readers’ Choice where you vote for the best people, shops, businesses, etc. Category #114 is “Best Venue to Hold an Event in Yolo County”. People can vote with a hard copy from the paper, or on line www.davisenterprise.com/readers-choice-2016. You must vote for at least 20 categories for your entry to be valid. Deadline is January 29 at noon. Please, vote for Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall for “Best Venue to Hold an Event in Yolo County.” We won this category for 2015!

2. Sponsor Taste of Davis. The Taste of Davis Committee cordially invites you to consider being listed as a Sponsor of the 2016 “Taste of Davis” – the biggest social event of the year. Hundreds of folks come to the Lodge to sample good food, wine, beer and desserts from some of our best local vendors. Everyone has a great time, and sponsors are well recognized before, during and after the Taste of Davis. It is a signature event for our Lodge, and raises a lot of money to help the Lodge do it’s good works in the community. Plus, we will be providing a check for $1,000 to the Elderly Nutrition Program. It’s a win-win-win, and we hope you will consider being a part of it as a sponsor. To participate in sponsoring, please contact Lea Rosenberg – (530) 756-0697 or e-mail: learose@jps.net. Taste of Davis will be April 28, 2016.

3. The Davis Rebekahs Present: Bollywood Night! Do you like to give back to your community? Do you like to dance? Do you love the fun, flare and excitement of Bollywood music? Well do we have an event for you!! The Davis Rebekahs are hosting a Bollywood fundraiser, happening April 2nd, 2016 at our Davis lodge at 7:00PM! A wonderful Indian inspired cuisine will be provided included with price of ticket, and beer and wine will be available for sale at the bar. They will also have a raffle for great prizes! This Bollywood event will be lead by sensational Bollywood performer Prashant Kakad and his team! They will teach you the moves to Bollywood dance-see his video here: https://youtu.be/QCPC5h-tu60

This event will benefit the Rebekah Children’s Services Home who provides support for foster care and adoption needs of children and families. Your ticket purchase will count as a donation to this cause, with ALL proceeds going to the Rebekah Children’s Services Home.

To purchase tickets or for more information please visit our Eventbrite page: https://davisrebekahbollywood.eventbrite.com

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Where: 415 2nd St – 415 2nd Street Davis, CA 95616

So who are we? The Davis Rebekahs are a social and fraternal organization that raises funds to support our community’s needs. We advocate for local charitable organizations, raise awareness and take action for those in need such as foster and emancipated youth, the elderly, the ill and in distress, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.

Want to get involved and volunteer? Have a local cause that could use our support? Contact us here or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/davisrebekahs/

4. Odd Theatre Committee Presents: Improv Night. The Odd Theatre Committee would like to invite you to Improv Night at the Lodge! Come and probe your theatrical abilities with us! Games, libations, and an all around fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants good time! 6:00 PM, January 20, 2016 in the Lower Hall. Open to Odd Fellow Members, Pledges, Guests- Those Courageous Enough to Brave the Stage, and Those Shy Enough to Sit Back and Laugh.

5. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday. Club Night at the Lodge- every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lodge, Lower Hall. A great social time for members, pledges and guests. Panko-Crusted Chicken, topped with Marinara Sauce, Cheese Ravioli, Salad and Garlic Bread for $7 a plate for those who wish to have dinner at the Lodge. Also, enjoy the big screen TV, the full bar, puzzles and table games, and socializing with members and guests. Presented by the Good Fellowship Committee.

6. Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc. Educational Scholarships. One of the ancient admonitions of Odd Fellowship is to “educate the orphan”. In accordance of that worthy goal, the family of Triffle P. and Annie G. Ivancovic have made a generous financial contribution to establish a charitable fund called Davis Odd Fellows Charities, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation, to operate a scholarship program for the benefit of orphans and young men and women who grew up in the foster care system. There are stringent requirements to qualify, but the fund is available for applicants from California and throughout the United States. Scholarships can be awarded in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. All eligibility and award decisions are made at the sole discretion of the corporation board of directors.

To apply for a scholarship, there are two forms to fill out. The forms are found here: http://davislodge.org/lodge-documents/. There is a nomination form – any Odd Fellow or Rebekah in good standing may nominate a worthy and eligible candidate. And there is a simple application form to be completed by the young man or woman applying for the funds. Note that the deadline for receipt of these forms is March 1, 2016.

The forms lay out the eligibility requirements for scholarships. Nominees must be orphans or foster youth, must be at least 18 years of age at the time they enter college/university, must be U.S. citizens, must have attained at least a B+ average upon high school graduation, and must be accepted to an accredited college/university or a legitimate junior college and entering as a freshman. If you know of a worthy and qualified candidate, you should follow up.

7. Odd Fellows Classic Film Committee Continues. The Odd Fellows Classic Film Committee has scheduled the next series of classic films, at screenings open to the public. Movie reviewer and critic Derrick Bang will give you the back-story for each film. The next series will screen classic Hollywood screwball comedies, featuring Cary Grant: Topper, Bringing Up Baby, and His Girl Friday. Reserve the dates, all Sunday evenings: January 24 (Topper), January 31 (Bringing Up Baby), and February 7 (His Girl Friday). Doors open each Sunday at 6:29 p.m. and the film starts rolling at 7:01 p.m. (odd times, of course). The shows are all free of charge and open to all ages. Donations are welcome. We also feature a full no-host bar for your pleasure. Popcorn is free and plentiful.

8. B Street Theatre Trip. Join the Odd Theatre Committee to Echo Location at the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, February 20th. Make your RSVP with $30 to Ed Lewis before January 20. For more information about the show visit https://bstreettheatre.org/echo-location/

9. Movie Matinee Committee Launches in January. Diane Steele is organizing a “4th Tuesday Matinee Committee” for members and pledges and friends interested in catching a matinee at a Davis movie theater. After the show, participants may gather at a local coffee house, or the new club room at the Lodge, to chat about the film. This new committee launches on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Contact Diane for details and logistics at steeledome@gmail.com.

10. Team Baldfellows Fight Cancer. Team Baldfellows is looking for a few brothers and sisters to join our team and “brave the shave!” Our Lodge is organizing a team of Odd Fellows, family, and friends to participate in the St. Baldrick’s head shaving fundraiser at de Vere’s Irish Pub on March 10, 2016, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. The St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraiser helps support pediatric cancer research for infants, children, teens, and young adults. The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge and our team of “soon to be bald” volunteers can make a difference. Kids can’t fight cancer alone. Please join Team Baldfellows.
Send Vice Grand Stewart Savage an email at ssavage@abatonconsulting.com

Davis Odd Fellow Kathy Hemness is leading the charge by already meeting her preliminary fundraising goal of $500 and she isn’t slowing down! She has thrown down the gauntlet and challenges anyone to best her in individual fundraising. Knit caps and scarves to those BaldFellows who manage to exceed her donations.

11. Odd Bowling Rolls Again on February 6. Bob Dovi, Chair of the Odd Bowling Committee, has set up the net bowling excursion. It will be Saturday, February 6, from 11 to 2 at the Capital Lanes in West Sacramento. Last bowling excursion attracted a lot of Odd Fellows, Pledges and guests. We have one bowler (Tony Pruitt) who bowled a 299! But we have plenty of bowlers who operate at a much lower level – in the 110 to 150 range. Contact Bob if you are interested at bdovi02@yahoo.com.

12. Golfers, Please Note. The Lodge has an Odd Golfing Committee, and it’s looking to set up some foursomes in the near future. For more information, or to sign up as part of the Odd Golfing Committee, contact Charles Filmer at clrfilmer@sbcglobal.net.

13. 2016 Lodge Dues are Now Due. Annual dues to be an Odd Fellow are a reasonable $55. 2016 dues are now due to the Financial Secretary Duff Devine. Checks should be payable to “Davis Odd Fellows”. You mail drop your check in Duff’s Lodge mailbox (near the back door) or mail to Financial Secretary Duff Devine, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 2nd Street, Davis CA 95616. There is also a new option to pay via PayPal!

Visit http://davislodge.org/membership-renewal/ to pay online. Be sure to include your name as part of the PayPal order.

And thank you! In 2015 we were 100% paid up. Let’s do it again in 2016.

Jean-Paul Montreuil
Noble Grand

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