Odd Fellows Three Degree Night – April 16, 2018

Odd Fellows Three Degree Night – April 16, 2018

There are four degrees in an Odd Fellows Lodge:  The Initiatory Degree, the First Degree (the Degree of Friendship), the Second Degree (the Degree of Love), and the Third Degree (the Degree of Truth).

Almost everyone in our Davis Lodge has all four degrees of Odd Fellowship.   There are a few of you who don’t – particularly the newer initiates – and we are pleased to offer the degrees (free of charge) to those who wish to obtain them.   Also, there are members who already have all the degrees, but would like a simple “refresher” on the degrees and the secrets and unwritten work pertaining to the degrees – all are welcome to come for that refresher.

We have set up a special “Three Degree Night” at the Lodge where you can obtain the advanced three degrees available in an Odd Fellows Lodge:  The First Degree, the Second Degree and the Third Degree.   This will all be done in one fun-filled and interesting evening!   You will be given all three degrees (by video) and all the secrets and unwritten work relating to the degrees by Past Grand Jean-Paul Montreuil.

The date for the Odd Fellows Three Degree Night is Monday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. sharp (please be on time) in the Lower Hall, at the Lodge.

The three degrees can be conferred in about 90 minutes, so we should be done around 8:40 p.m. (counting breaks).   Please feel free to bring soft drinks, beer or wine and snacks or dinner if you wish.

Once you receive all these degrees you are eligible to hold elected or appointed office in the Davis Lodge, and to wear the red collar or red cord regalia.   In addition, once you have all the degrees of the Odd Fellows Lodge, you are then eligible to join the Davis Encampment and receive three advanced degrees in the Encampment – the Patriarchal Degree (Degree of Faith), the Golden Rule Degree (Degree of Hope), and the Royal Purple Degree (Degree of Charity).  As a member of the Davis Encampment, you can (if you wish) wear the coveted purple fez with the golden tassel.  And you are also eligible to obtain the highest degree in Odd Fellowship – the Degree of Universal Justice – by joining Canton Davis.   Those who are interested can also join the Rebekah Lodge and obtain the Rebekah Degree.

If you are interested in joining Davis Encampment #21 and/or Canton Davis #7 and/or Davis Rebekah Lodge #253, please let me know and we will discuss next steps.  The Davis Encampment and Canton Davis are the largest Encampment and the largest Canton in California, and both are active!   The Davis Rebekah Lodge is one of the two largest in California and is also very active.

Any questions?   Please feel free to ask!

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
Chair, Membership & Initiation Committee
Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169

Davis Odd Fellows Club Night – March 22, 2018

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

WHEN:  Tomorrow evening, March 22, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Lower Hall, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge.

WHO:  Members and Pledges, and their Guests, are cordially invited.

WHAT: Thursday evening’s “Club Night at the Lodge” features: (1) Dinner at the Lodge. It’s a crowd favorite, prepared by our Chefs Sarun and Michael –  Lasagne (both Meat Lasagne and Vegetarian Lasagne), Greed Salad, House-Made Dressing, Garlic Bread. Delicioso! Dinner will be available soon after 6:05 p.m. (2) Our Full Bar will be open with a complete selection of mixed drinks, spirits, craft beers and wines. (3) Trivia Night. Trivia Master Raleigh Klein will return and will challenge you with three rounds of Trivia, including prizes for the winning tables.Trivia starts around 6:35 p.m. (4) Social Time. There will be plenty of time to chat and socialize with your Lodge mates. (5) Jigsaw Puzzles. Lea Rosenberg will supply the ever-popular jigsaw puzzles for the tables. (6) The Big-screen TV will be on with your favorite sporting event. (7) The Odd Fellows Store. Back by popular demand, Dave Rosenberg will have the coveted All-Seeing-Eye sweatshirts for sale, as well as the Little Red Books for sale, Odd Fellows pens for sale, magnetic bumper strips for sale, and Odd Fellows flashlights – all for sale.

WHY:  Club Night at the Lodge is brought to you virtually every Thursday evening – just to kick back with your Lodge mates, relax, socialize and have some fun.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
For the Club Night Committee

Davis Odd Fellows 148th Birthday and Open House

1870 was an interesting year.

In that year, construction of the Brooklyn Bridge was begun, the soda fountain was patented, the first motion picture was shown to a theater audience, the Cincinnati Red Stockings went on tour as the first professional baseball team, President Ulysses S. Grand met in Washington with Sioux Chief Red Cloud, the U.S. Department of Justice was created, the Franco-Prussian War began, the Transcontinental Railway was completed, and the Davis Odd fellows Lodge was chartered on April 12, 1870, in the little hamlet of Davisville.

In commemoration of the event, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 invites the public to an Open House and 148th “Birthday Party” at the Lodge Hall on Thursday, April 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Lodge Hall is located at 415 Second Street in Downtown Davis. Odd Fellows will provide mini-tours of the historic Hall. There will be music, the Odd Fellows bar will be open for members of the public to purchase libations, and dinner will be available for purchase at $7 per plate.

Odd Fellows came to California in 1849 with the establishment of the first Lodge (California #1) in San Francisco. The Davis Lodge was the 169th Lodge instituted in California, on April 12, 1870 – a mere five years after the end of the Civil War and death of President Abraham Lincoln. “To put this in perspective,” said long-time member Dave Rosenberg, “the University Farm which later became UCD was founded in 1905, and the City of Davisville which later became Davis was established in 1917. Our Odd Fellows Lodge predated UCD by 35 years, and predated the City by 52 years. We’ve been around for a long time.”

The Davis Lodge (then known as “Yolo Lodge” because it predated the City of Davis) was instituted by Grand Master John Brown Harmon who traveled from Apollo Lodge #123 in San Francisco. He was accompanied by the Sovereign Grand Master Elias Driggs Farnsworth, who was visiting California at the time. A number of members from other California Lodges including Sacramento, Mokelumne Hill, Eureka and other locations also attended. The first Noble Grand of the Davis Lodge was Jacob Horning.

In 1876, the Odd Fellows dedicated their first Lodge Hall located on G Street. There was a downtown parade and the Odd Fellows wore their regalia during the parade and dedication ceremony. At the time, the Davis Odd Fellows numbered 53 members. The Odd Fellows remained at the G Street location until 1956 when they sold the building to the Masons, and moved into their current location on Second Street.

On April 12, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge numbers over 293 men and women ranging in age from 19 to 91, have been in Davis for 148 years, and have been at their current Lodge Hall for over 60 years. The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge is one of the fastest growing Lodges in the United States, and is the largest Odd Fellows Lodge in California in terms of membership. Members of the Lodge are very active in the community, and engage in many charitable and community supportive events, including Second Sunday Bingo, Breakfast with the Bunny, Breakfast with Santa, A Taste of Davis, Thursday Night Live music at the Lodge, the Classic Film Festival, the Davis Chocolate Festival, and many more. The Lodge website is www.davislodge.org.

Club Night – March 8, 2018

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lower Hall, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge.

WHO: Members and Pledges, and their Guests, are cordially invited.

WHAT: Thursday evening’s “Club Night at the Lodge” features: (1) Dinner at the Lodge. Chefs Sarun and Michael have prepared – Chicken Enchilada Casserole (there will also be a Vegetarian Alternative), Chips and Salsa, Green Salad and House-made Dressing. Just $7 per plate. Dinner will be available soon after 6:00 p.m. (2) Our Full Bar will be open with a complete selection of mixed drinks, spirits, craft beers and wines. (3) Trivia Night. Trivia Masters Kati and Kellie O’Day are on stage and will challenge you with three rounds of Trivia, with prizes for the winning tables. Trivia starts around 6:35 p.m. (4) Social Time. There will be plenty of time to chat and socialize with your Lodge mates. (5) Jigsaw Puzzles. Lea Rosenberg will supply the ever-popular jigsaw puzzles for the tables. (6) The Big-screen TV will be on with your favorite sporting event. (7) Piano Lounge. Lodge Musician Blake Temple will entertain us with some background piano music.

WHY: Club Night at the Lodge is brought to you virtually every Thursday evening – just to kick back with your Lodge mates, relax, socialize and have some fun. The Club Night Committee is chaired by Kathy Hemness and Kevin Sitz.

Club Night – March 1, 2018

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (We end Club Night a bit early so folks can go to the Upper Hall to enjoy Thursday Live!)

WHERE: Lower Hall, Davis Odd Fellows Lodge.

WHO: Members and Pledges, and their Guests, are cordially invited.

WHAT: Thursday evening’s “Club Night at the Lodge” features: (1) Dinner at the Odd Fellows Lodge. Our excellent chefs have prepared – Vegetarian Chili, Homemade Cornbread, Green Salad and House-made Dressing. Just $7 per plate. Dinner will be available soon after 6:00 p.m. (2) Our Full Bar will be open with a complete selection of mixed drinks, spirits, craft beers and wines. (3) Trivia Night. Trivia Master Kevin Sitz is on stage and will challenge you with three rounds of Trivia, with prizes for the winning tables. Trivia starts around 6:35 p.m. (4) Social Time. There will be plenty of time to chat and socialize with your Lodge mates. (5) Jigsaw Puzzles. Lea Rosenberg will supply the ever-popular jigsaw puzzles for the tables. (6) The Big-screen TV will be on with your favorite sporting event. (7) Piano Lounge. Lodge Musician Blake Temple will entertain us with some background piano music.

WHY: Club Night at the Lodge is brought to you virtually every Thursday evening – just to kick back with your Lodge mates, relax, socialize and have some fun. The Club Night Committee is chaired by Kathy Hemness and Kevin Sitz.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
For the Club Night Committee

p.s. March 1 is the first Thursday of the month, so “Thursday Live!” music is back in the Upper Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. It’s open to the public and always free of charge (although donations are gratefully accepted). The show this Thursday features “Old Timey Americana” music with the very talented and popular Meredith Axelrod.

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