Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges:

Bollywood Night is back by popular demand!

Transport yourself to the dancing, music and cuisine of India on Saturday, May 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street, Davis. The event is family friendly and open to all ages.

Attendees will be treated to an evening of authentic Indian cuisine, prepared by Chef Mary Philip, who is donating and cooking all the food. There will also be a chance raffle with an assortment of prizes including 4 tickets Disneyland tickets, 2 tickets to a SF Giants game, and old time fancy popcorn machine, an assortment of wines, and many more. The highlight of the evening is entertainment by Bollywood Dreams Entertainment with Prashant’s troupe of Indian dancers. Step-by-step instruction will be offered to attendees leading up to a night of fun Bollywood Dancing.

As noted on the website of Bollywood Dreams Entertainment: “Bollywood music and dancing – it’s not just a dance party. It’s like being in a Bollywood musical. It’s an invitation to be goofy, to smile, make friends on the dance floor, to sing and dance all night long.”

Public can purchase tickets at the following location: Common Ground in South Davis. In addition, tickets may be purchased online at Ticket price for advance ticket sales is $35 per adult and $25 for students. Tickets purchased at the door will be $40 per person. Diana Schmiegel and Mary Superak will have tickets available for sale to member’s at tomorrow’s Odd Fellows breakfast meeting and other Odd Fellows functions this month.

“Proceeds from our event will go the Empower Yolo, Family Violence Coordination Pilot Program.” “Folks who come to Bollywood Night are assured of a good time, but should also know that their contributions are providing support for others in the county who are coping with family violence scenarios.”


Diana Schmiegel
Noble Grand
Davis Rebekah Lodge #253

Marge Fagan Celebrates 56 Years of Membership

MargeFaganDavis Rebekah Lodge #253 members (left to right) Joyce Trujillo, Marge Fagan, Hanna Cole-Leathers, and Kati Cole-Leathers. The Davis Rebekah Lodge met for dinner at Hunan Chinese Restaurant just before their regular Lodge meeting, to honor Marge Fagan, a member of the Lodge for 56 years. Fourteen members of the Rebekah Lodge celebrated Marge’s contributions to the Lodge, including service as Past Noble Grand. After dinner, the members enjoyed a very rich cake baked by one of the younger members, Hannah Cole-Leathers, in honor of Marge.

Marge is also a member of Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169.

Rebekah Crab Feed

The Davis Rebekah Lodge had a very successful Crab Feed on February 8 – raising funds to help foster children, recently emancipated foster youth, and children from very low income families.  Over 150 participants chowed down on salad, garlic bread, pasta, fresh cracked crab and homemade desserts.  The Davis Rebekah Lodge also held a raffle, a silent auction and a chance auction with many happy winners.  Two bars were open and “Cold Shot” entertained.  Co-chairing the event were Jeannie Pytel and Lea Rosenberg.

Here’s a photo early in the evening.


Rebekah Crab Feed on Saturday February 8

The Davis Rebekah Lodge invites the public to its Third Annual Rebekah Lodge Crab Feed to be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, 415 Second Street. The crab feed is a charitable fundraiser, open to the general public.

“If you like crab, this is the place. Our first and second annual crab feeds were so popular and such a success, we thought we’d better do it again,” said Noble Grand Lea Rosenberg. “Many people told us it was the best crab ever.”

Only 160 tickets will be printed for the crab feed, and tickets go on sale on January 4 at the Avid Reader Active on Second Street. It is not anticipated that any tickets will remain to be sold at the door. “Last year tickets went quickly, said Rosenberg. “We had a sell-out well in advance of the crab feed. So I certainly urge folks to buy their tickets soon.”

Tickets are $40 per person and participants will get lots of fresh cracked crab, pasta, salad, bread and drawn butter, as well as dessert. The Rebekah Crab Feed also features a silent auction and a full no-host bar. A few tables of 8 may also be reserved for $320, subject to availability. Folks who wish to reserve an entire table of 8 should contact Lea Rosenberg directly at

All proceeds from the Rebekah Lodge Crab Feed will be used for the benefit of children from low and very low income families in Davis.

The Davis Rebekah Lodge is a Lodge of 35 women and men who, in partnership with the Davis Odd Fellows, own the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall. The Davis Rebekah Lodge has been chartered (originally under the name of the Davisville Rebekah Lodge) since 1901.

Eleanor Lake – June 14, 2013

Eleanor Lake - Odd FellowSister Eleanor “Jerri” Lake, 85, passed away on June 14, 2013 in Davis California. She was born on May 2, 1928 in Oakland California to John and Vera Crane Lake.Eleanor grew up in Portland Oregon. She graduated from Franklin High School and she received her Masters Degree from Lewis and Clark College. She received her teaching credential with authorization to teach students with communication disorders. She taught students who were deaf and hard of hearing for more than 50 years. She also received and enjoyed teaching placements in Yemen and in rural Alaska.

Family and friends were Eleanor’s passion and delight. Eleanor was an avid reader throughout her lifetime. She grew up spending time at the beach and the mountains; swimming and skiing and she loved music and dancing. She continued throughout her life to enjoy nature and the outdoors. She was a world traveler and enjoyed many life long friends around the world. Throughout her life she she was patriotic and tirelessly worked and advocated for education, peace in her community and in the world. Eleanor was a member of American Association of University Women (AAUW), Davis Rebekah Lodge #253 /OddFellows, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church.

EleanorLakePeacePhotoSmEleanor was preceded in death by her parents John and Vera Lake, and her brother John Lake III. Eleanor is survived by her daughter Jeenie (Dawari) and her husband Rick Dawari of Sacramento, CA; Kathleen (Lake) and her husband Tom Davies of Trinidad, CA; Robin (Sweeney) of Davis, CA, and her son Robert Jorg of Sacramento CA. Also, her sister Diane (Haight) of Chico, CA, and her sister-in-law Jean Lake; her grandchildren Karrie, Noelle, Shawn, Joel, Ben, Lauren, and Heather; her great-grandchildren Jessica, Joshua, and Lara; her nephews Douglas, Harold, Theodore, and Michael and her niece Angela; her grandnieces, Sage, Ginger, Ayana, Canyon, and Farin; her grandnephews, Luke and Weston; her cousins Bruce and Storm; and her aunts Elizabeth and Ester, as well as many dear friends and relatives.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Martins Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorne Lane, Davis, CA 95616, at 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Memorial donations may be made to the Association of University Women (AAUW), the Tech Trek, AAUW-Davis, P.O. Box 4165, Davis 95617, with a memo line In honor of Eleanor Lake for Tech Trek. Tech Trek is a week summer camp at college (UCD) for 6th grade girls to get more excited about math and science and consider college. The girls see women scientists as models and have classes and experiences which stimulate their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

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