Davis Odd Fellow Committees

There is no Lodge in North America that is more active than the Davis Lodge. We do 95% of our work through our various committees. And we have more committees than any other Lodge – currently at 55 committees, and growing. Committees can be divided into three categories: Social Activity Committees which provide a social and fraternal ingredient primarily for members and pledges (for example, the Club Night Committee, Odd Bowling Committee, St Patrick’s Day Party Committee, etc.); Community Serving Committees which focus on service and support to the community outside of the Lodge (for example, the Adopt-a-Highway Committee, the Bingo Committee, the Community Support Committee, etc.); and Operational Committees which are focused on the internal operations of the Lodge (for example, the Finance Committee, the Bylaws Committee, the Membership & Initiation Committee, etc.).

There are a fair number of our committees that overlap these three general categories – for example, the New Year’s Eve Party Committee, the Music and Concerts Committee, and the Chocolate Festival Committee, and others, are both Social Activity and Community Serving Committees. And finally, some of our committees are very active, some are just forming, and some are not very active at all (waiting for members to step up and take charge and resurrect them). New committees can always be formed (for example, we just formed a Ping Pong Committee and the new ping pong table is being delivered to the Lodge this week) if members have an interest, subject to the approval of the Noble Grand.

At the request of the Lodge and the Noble Grand, the Membership & Initiation Committee has compiled a list of our 55 Committees and presents this list, below. We do this so that YOU can find out more information about our committees. You are invited to contact Noble Grand Stewart Savage or Chair of the Membership & Initiation Committee Dave Rosenberg if you are interested in joining a committee or if you want more information about a committee. We will be happy to connect you to the Chair or Co-Chair of the committee or make sure your inquiries are answered. Many of our committees could use new members! For example, our Bingo Committee is always looking for new members to train and to run our once-per-month Bingo for the community.

  1. Here is the list of the Davis Lodge Committees, and a brief explanation of each Committee’s function. Currently, the Lodge has 55 Committees, as follows:
  2. Adopt-a-Highway – Once per month or every two months cleanup of a 1-mile stretch of Hwy 113, near Davis.
  3. Bell Ringing – Once per year during the Christmas holiday, the committee organizes a bell-ringing team for the Salvation Army.
  4. Bingo – Once per month on the second Sunday, this committee puts on Bingo at the Lodge for the public, with proceeds going to a charity or community group.
  5. Breakfast with the Bunny – Breakfast and crafts and an egg hunt is provided to 100 children during the Easter holiday, and the kids get to meet “The Bunny.”
  6. Breakfast with Santa – In December this committee organizes breakfast with “Santa” for 360 children and parents.
  7. Bylaws – This committee reviews and processes any changes to our Bylaws, as requested.
  8. Children’s Sunday Movie Matinee – Movies for children are shown once every month or two, free and open to the public.
  9. Chocolate Festival – An annual November fundraising event at the Lodge featuring all things chocolate, with vendors, demonstrations, food and drink.
  10. Cigar Lounge – Cigar enthusiasts gather once a month to smoke fine cigars and discuss issues of the world.
  11. Classic Film Festival – Twice each year (in the Spring and in the Winter) this committee shows a trilogy of classic films on Sunday evenings, free and open to the public.
  12. Club Night – Weekly social gathering on Thursday nights at the Lodge with food, drink and trivia, open to members, pledges and their guests.
  13. Community Support – This committee meets by e-mail to consider requests from community groups for co-hosted events, purchase of tickets and donations.
    Communications & Website – Runs our Lodge website and is involved with internal Lodge communications.
  14. Finance – Once or twice each year, audits the Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
  15. FLT (Fine Liquor Tasting) – This new committee is organized by those who enjoy the tasting of fine spirits.
  16. Gaming Committee – Once each week this committee organizes gaming nights at the Odd Fellows Lodge.
  17. Good Fellowship – This committee organizes occasional fun events for the members, such as wine country trips.
  18. Golf – This committee caters to those members who wish to golf on local courses, typically once per month weather permitting.
  19. Halloween Party – Organizes the yearly October Halloween Party at the Lodge with costumes and music.
  20. Historical – In charge of historical displays and historical items at the Lodge.
  21. Holiday Caroling – Once each year during the Christmas Holiday, this committee goes caroling to a local Senior facility.
  22. Homeless Assistance – This committee considers ways we can help the homeless.
  23. Horseshoe Throwing – For those who like to occasionally toss horseshoes, this committee is a must.
  24. Installation & Awards Banquet – This committee organizes the annual installation and awards banquet, held in January.
  25. Lodge Anniversary – This committee will organize our annual “birthday” of the Lodge (the month we were chartered), which occurs in April.
  26. Movie Matinee – This committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month to view a film at a local movie house.
  27. Membership & Initiation – This committee is in charge of membership development and the Pledge program.
  28. Music & Concerts – Organizes music venues at the Lodge, including the monthly Thursday Live! held on the second Thursday of every month.
  29. New Year’s Eve Party – Organizes the annual “New Year’s Eve” party held on December 31 -January 1 with music, food and drink, open to the public.
  30. Odd Bowling – Those who enjoy to bowl join this committee – with monthly bowling outings.
  31. Odd Needle Craft – Experienced or amateur needle workers flock to this committee and their monthly meetings, second Monday of every month.
  32. OddtoberFest – Organizes the annual OddtoberFest at the Lodge in the Fall.
  33. Photography – In charge of taking photos at Lodge events for publication.
  34. Picnic Day Float – Plans and builds our annual float for entry in the Picnic Day Parade, in April – busy building schedule January to April.
  35. Picnic Day Breakfast – Organizes the annual Picnic Day Breakfast at the Lodge in April, open to the public.
  36. Ping Pong – A new committee, dedicated to those who like table tennis.
  37. Publicity – In charge of advertising and publicizing our Lodge events.
  38. Running with the Turkeys – Once a year run/walk event in Woodland during Thanksgiving.
  39. Saturday Morning Breakfast – This committee plans and cooks our 2nd Saturday breakfast at the Lodge, every month.
  40. Scholarship – This committee has a budget and can provide scholarships to deserving members/children/grandchildren.
  41. Senior Project – This committee helps frail seniors with projects in their homes, as needed.
  42. Social Services – Assists those in need, particularly those with mental illness, and assists at the Food Bank.
  43. Sports – Members of this committee go to local and regional sporting events every month.
  44. St. Patrick’s Day Party – Organizes the annual St. Patrick’s Day party in March, with food and drink.
  45. Talent Show – Organizes an annual “talent show” of members, displayed during club night.
  46. Team Bald-fellows – Once each year, shaves heads to raise money for cancer research.
  47. Take a Hike – For those who enjoy to hike, this committee organizes monthly treks, weather permitting.
  48. Taste of Davis – Our big annual April fundraiser at the Lodge, featuring food and drink for the public.
  49. Texas Hold ’em Tournament – A new committee which will organize a poker tournament in the Fall of 2018.
  50. Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Another new committee that will organize an annual Thanksgiving Potluck dinner at the Lodge.
  51. Theater – This committee travels to local venues to enjoy theater and shows.
  52. Vice Grand’s Visitation – Organized by the Vice Grand, this committee schedules visits to other Odd Fellows Lodges.
  53. Visiting – This committee is in charge of visiting members who are sick or in distress, or sends flowers and plants.
  54. Wine Club – This committee organizes monthly wine tasting gatherings at the homes of members.
  55. Zymurgy – Those interested in the art of brewing beer will enjoy this committee.

F – L – T

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

Davis Odd Fellows Welcome Sarah Potenza

On Thursday, October 19th the Davis Odd Fellows welcomes national recording artist, Sarah Potenza.

After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on t.v. series, The Voice. Judge Pharrell Williams’ reaction to Potenza’s on-air audition gives you a pretty good idea of the level of talent of this incredible singer. Williams’ immediately exclaimed, “You’re giving this generation something they’ve never seen before.” Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist then headed to Nashville, where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world-renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.NPR Music exclusively premiered the music video to Potenza’s debut album, ‘Monster’. Programmers have been supporting her gritty sound and unstoppable resolve, resulting in ‘Monster’ moving quickly up the Americana Radio chart.

NPR Music calls the album a “blistering, riff-propelled personal anthem,” while No Depression states, “You won’t find any gimmicks on MONSTER, just pure unadulterated rock and roll.” Sarah’s album also received rave reviews from Rolling Stone. In September 2016, the magazinenamed her one of the top 10 artists you need to know, stating “Potenza is to the Blues what Adele is to Pop.”

The Odd Fellows Hall is located at 415 2nd St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7p.m.; show starts at 7:30p.m. Ticketswill be available at the door for $20. There will be a no-host bar. For more information contact Juelie Roggli: juelrog@gmail.com.

Odd Fellows Dinner October 21

Four Course Prix Fixe Menu


Discounted to $53/person for parties of 6 or more (excludes tax/gratuity and alcoholic beverages)

*Newly Renovated No-Host Bar will open and highlighting

Premium wines, whiskey and draft beer for purchase*

Saturday, October 21st 5:30-8:30pm
415 2nd Street, Davis, Ca

First Course
Roasted Chestnut, Parsnip and Apple Soup

Second Course
Caesar Salad with Focaccia Croutons topped with Poached Egg

Choice of Entree
Lamb Osso Bucco served with Rustic Smashed Potatoes
and Roasted Wild Mushrooms

Braised Chicken Legs with Honey and Five Spice, served with Herby Rice Pilaf with Pistachios and Almonds, and Brussel Sprouts

Poached Halibut in a White Wine and Tarragon Sauce served over Herby Rice Pilaf with Pistachios and Almonds, with Wilted Greens

Handmade Butternut Squash Raviolis served in a Brown Butter Sage Sauce served with Roasted Wild Mushrooms

Choice of Dessert
Lemon Meringue Tart
Blackberry Sorbet served with Shortbread Fingers

(No Menu Substitutions available) Seating is limited, reservations are required! Please call 530-758-4940 or email allison@rentdavislodge.com for reservations.

Davis Encampment Adds 8 New Members

On August 2, 2017, Davis Encampment #21, at a special meeting, conferred all Encampment Degrees on eight new Patriarchs and Matriarchs. Receiving the Patriarchal Degree, the Golden Rule Degree and the Royal Purple Degree were:

Marisa Browne
Elisabeth Bogren
Brett Coder
Cecilia Escamilla-Greenwald
Kati O’Day
Kelli O’Day
Joe Otto
Charlene Sailer

Supervised by Chief Patriarch Tony Pruitt, the Davis Encampment Degree Team was headed by Past Chief Patriarch Dave Rosenberg, who was joined by Encampment members Cathy Aubill, Dennis Corcoran, Juelie Roggli, Kurt Roggli, Arun Sen and Kevin Sitz.

With the addition of these 8 new Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Davis Encampment #21 has 49 members, making it one of the two largest Encampments in the State of California. The 49 members of the Davis Encampment comprise about 20% of the total Encampment membership in the state.

The Davis Encampment is part of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169

August 2017 Davis Odd Fellows Event Listing

August 2017 Davis Odd Fellows Event Listing

Note: Many of our Committees (including Music and Concerts, Wine Club, Golf, Odd Bowling, etc.) take July and/or August off, so the events over the summer months are reduced. Rest assured, they will be back with vigor in September.

As a convenience to Members and Pledges, here is a calendar of meetings and events for August 2017. This list contains meetings and events that have been brought to my attention at daverose@jps.net. For a complete list of activities, please refer to our website at http://davislodge.org. Here is the upcoming calendar for August:

Tuesday, August 1 – Davis Encampment Special Meeting to confer Encampment degrees, 7 p.m. in the Lounge

Wednesday, August 2 – “Mysteries of the IOOF” presented by Dave Rosenberg in the Lounge, 7 p.m. All Odd Fellows, Pledges and Guests are welcome. No RSVP necessary.

Thursday, August 3 – Club Night at the Lodge, Lower Hall, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Dinner (Pork Ribs, Veggie Beans, Cole Slaw, Hawaiian Rolls) served around 6:00 p.m. Trivia Master is Matthew Elliott.

Friday, August 5 – Cave Degree weekend in Yreka. Contact Dave Reed for more information at dreedng@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 6 – Odd Fellows Sports Committee goes to a SF Giants baseball game, 1:05 p.m. Contact Kevin Sitz for times and travel info at kwsitz@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 7 – Odd Fellows Gaming Committee meets – Mah Jongg Night, Lounge, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Contact Jean-Paul Montreuil for information and details at falible@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 10 – Club Night at the Lodge, Lower Hall, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Dinner (Chili – both Veggie and Meat – Corn Bread, Green Salad)) is served around 6:00 p.m. Trivia Master Kevin Sitz.

Saturday, August 12 – 2nd Saturday Breakfast Meeting of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Lower Hall. Breakfast served at 8:45 a.m. and social meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 12 – Davis Encampment meeting starts after Odd Fellows meeting around 11:00 a.m. Contact Tony Pruitt for more information pruittto@surewest.net.

Sunday, August 13 – 2nd Sunday Odd Fellows Bingo, Lower Hall, doors open at 12 noon, and Bingo begins at 1 p.m. The beneficiary this month is NAMI. For information, contact Dawn Coder at DawnCoder@gmail.com.

Monday, August 14 – Hall Board Association meets in the Committee Room, 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Dave Rosenberg at daverose@jps.net.

Monday, August 14 – Odd Fellows Gaming Committee meets at the Lodge. Times and locations may vary. Contact Jean-Paul Montreuil for information and details at falible@gmail.com.

Monday, August 14 – Odd Needlecrafters meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lounge. All welcome – experienced or novice. Contact Kathy Hemness at kfhemness@ucdavis.edu..

Thursday, August 17 – Club Night at the Lodge, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner (Meatloaf and Falafel, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans) is served around 6:00 p.m. Trivia Night with Trivia Master Lea Rosenberg.

Friday, August 18 – Gourmet Dinner Night with Premium Wine Pairings, in the Lounge. Reservations required. Contact Allison Vickrey at allison@rentdavislodge.com.

Monday, August 21 – Odd Fellows Gaming Committee meets at the Lodge. Times and locations may vary. Contact Jean-Paul Montreuil for information and details at falible@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 22 – Odd Fellows Tuesday Movie Matinee group will meet at a local theater to enjoy a movie. To join or for more information contact Diane Steele at steeldome@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 23 – Canton Davis #7 meets in the Committee Room, 5:45 p.m. Contact Sheryl Cambron for more information sacreed@sbcglobal.net.

Wednesday, August 23 – 4th Wednesday evening meeting of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Social hour at 6:15 p.m. in the Lower Hall. Meeting (members only) at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Hall.

Thursday, August 24 – Club Night at the Lodge, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner (BBQ Chicken, Grilled Portobellos, Corn on the Cob, Green Salad)) is served around 6:00 p.m. Trivia Night with Trivia Master Dave Rosenberg.

Saturday, August 26 – Odd Fellows Sports Committee goes to an Oakland A’s baseball game, 1:05 p.m. Contact Kevin Sitz for times and travel info at kwsitz@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 27 – Odd Fellows Cigar Lounge Committee meets at Westfield Park, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Contact Dave Rosenberg for details at daverose@jps.net.

Monday, August 28 – Odd Fellows Gaming Committee meets at the Lodge. Times and locations may vary. Contact Jean-Paul Montreuil for information and details at falible@gmail.com.

Monday, August 28 – Davis Rebekah Lodge meets, 7 p.m. Contact Diana Schmiegel for more information dschmiegel@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, August 31 – Club Night at the Lodge, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tonight is Potluck Night – everyone invited to bring a dish to share. This will be a relaxing social evening.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg

Long range Major Events calendar dates:

September 3 – Odd Fellows Children’s Sunday Movie Matinee – “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”

September 17 – Annual visit to the Historic Volcano Lodge.

September 17 – Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival – “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”.

September 24 – Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival – “The Philadelphia Story”.

September 30 – Wine Club Trip to Clarksburg Wineries.

October 1 – Odd Fellows Classic Film Festival – “Bell, Book & Candle”.

October 8 – OddtoberFest.

October 15 – Grand Encampment and Military Council meets in Fresno.

October 15 – Davis Storytelling Festival.

October 25 – Initiation of the Fall 2017 Pledge Class.

November 5 – Davis Odd Fellows Chocolate Festival.

November 19 – Tellebration.

December 16 – Breakfast with Santa.

January 5-7 – Member Educational Seminar in Reno

January 20 – Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Installation and Awards Dinner.

Odd Fellows Gourmet Dinner and Wine Pairing – Aug 18, 2017

Open to the Public – All Vegetarian Dinner with Wine Pairings – Reservations Required

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge is now accepting reservations for a unique, delicious, healthy All-Vegetarian Gourmet Dinner with Wine Pairings, to be offered on Friday, August 18, in the Odd Fellows Lounge. This is a multi-course dinner with wines paired for each course. Wine is provided by the folks at Steele Winery.

Dinner will be prepared by our talented in-house Chefs Sarun and Michael. The hosting winemaker from Steele is extremely knowledgeable about wine and will join us for dinner to explain each of the several wines that are offered.


Appetizer – Baked Brie with Local Honey and Fresh Fruit paired with Shooting star Sauvignon Blanc 2016
First Course – Waldorf Salad filled Endives paired with Steele Pinot Blanc 2015
Entrée – Ratatouille with House-made Pesto paired with Steele Pinot Noir Carneros 2013
Dessert – Opera Cake with Fresh Peaches paired with Steele Touriga Nacional

The multi-course dinner, including wines, is priced at a reasonable $45 per person, but seating is limited so we suggests you RSVP soon and reserve your seats. Checks payable to “The Lodge”.

RSVP deadline is August 11.

RSVP to Allison at allison@rentdavislodge.com or call (530) 758-4940.

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