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.


2014 Davis Rebekah Lodge #253

Swearing-in of 2014 Rebekah Officers

Donna Morrison, Warden of the Rebekah Assembly and District Deputy President (center) had fun swearing in the 2014 elected officers of the Davis Rebekah Lodge #253.  Left to right are Financial Secretary Jessica Smith, Secretary Nicole Chaffee, Vice Grand Lea Rosenberg, Noble Grand Barb Geisler, Morrison, Treasurer Sheryl Cambron, and Trustee Diana Schmiegel.

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.

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