Lodge Committees

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 performs its programs and community services through its many committees. Committee types include Lodge management committees, special committees, and single-project committees. Every active member of this Lodge should be serving on at least one committee of this Lodge.


Standing and Special Committees

Committees are of two types: standing committees and special committees.

Standing committees are committees required by our By-laws. These committees perform basic management responsibilities of our organization. Membership of these committees may be set by our by-laws (e.g.: Noble Grand, Vice Grand and Treasurer) or the Noble Grand appoints the chairs and members.

Special committees perform specific support functions and activities of our organization. These committees are created based upon need and interest. Special committees can be created to serve a one-time specific function or used to support recurring long-term activities of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. The Noble Grand appoints the chairs and members of special committees.

(*Standing Committees)


Odd Fellows Committees

Adopt-a-Highway – Once per month or every two months cleanup of a 1-mile stretch of Hwy 113, near Davis  John Steele
Bell Ringing – Once per year during the Christmas holiday, the committee organizes a bell-ringing team for the Salvation Army Duff Devine
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  Diana Schmiegel
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”  Kathy Hemness and Matt Elliott
Breakfast with Santa – In December this committee organizes breakfast with “Santa” for 360 children and parents  Lea Rosenberg and Diana Schmiegel
Bylaws – This committee reviews and processes any changes to our Bylaws, as requested  Jonathan Raven
Calendar – Maintains and distributes an advance monthly and long-range calendar of meetings and events  Dave Rosenberg
Chocolate Festival – An annual November fundraising event at the Lodge featuring all things chocolate, with vendors, demonstrations, food and drink  Kurt Roggli
Cigar Lounge – Cigar enthusiasts gather once a month to smoke fine cigars and discuss issues of the world  Dave Rosenberg
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  Dave Rosenberg
Club Night
 – Weekly social gathering on Thursday nights at the Lodge with food, drink and trivia, open to members, pledges and their guests  Kevin Sitz and Kathy Hemness
Community Support – This committee meets by e-mail to consider requests from community groups for co-hosted events, purchase of tickets and donations   Lea Rosenberg and Holly Bishop
Communications & Website – Runs our Lodge website and is involved with internal Lodge communications  Stewart Savage
Finance – Once or twice each year, audits the Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Lodge
FLT (Fine Liquor Tasting) –  This new committee is organized by those who enjoy the tasting of fine spirits  Howie Spero and Joel Mandel
Gaming Committee – Once each week this committee organizes gaming nights at the Lodge Matthew Elliott and Kevin Sitz
Good Fellowship – This committee organizes occasional fun events for the members, such as wine country trips  Juelie Roggli and Dave Rosenberg
Golf – This committee caters to those members who wish to golf on local courses, typically once per month weather permitting   Charles Filmer
Halloween Party – Organizes the yearly October Halloween Party at the Lodge with costumes and music  Dave Reed
Historical – In charge of historical displays and historical items at the Lodge  Dave Rosenberg and Mary PartoHoliday Caroling – Once each year during the Christmas Holiday, this committee goes caroling to a local Senior facility  Dave Reed
Installation & Awards Banquet
  – This committee organizes the annual installation and awards banquet, held in January  James Bledsoe
Lodge Anniversary – This committee will organize our annual “birthday” of the Lodge (the month we were chartered), which occurs in April
Movie Matinee –  This committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month to view a film at a local movie house  Diane Steele
Membership – This committee is in charge of membership development and the Pledge program and degree work  Dave Rosenberg
Music – Organizes music venues at the Lodge, including the monthly Thursday Live! held on the second Thursday of every month  Juelie Roggli and Kurt Roggli
New Year’s Eve Party – Organizes the bi-annual “New Year’s Eve” party held on December 31 -January 1 with music, food and drink, open to the public  Juelie Roggli and Kurt Roggli
Odd Bulletin Board – Once or twice a month members can post items for sale, to buy, to rent, jobs, etc. for the interest of other members.  Kati and Kelli O’Day
Odd Caroling – Odd Fellows visit a local senior living facility to spread the Holiday spirit by singing Christmas Carols. Dave Reed.
Odd Needle Craft – Experienced or amateur needle workers flock to this committee and their monthly meetings, second Monday of every month  Kathy Hemness
OddtoberFest – Organizes the annual OddtoberFest at the Lodge in the Fall  Paul Schmiegel and Matt Elliott
Picnic Day Float – Plans and builds our annual float for entry in the Picnic Day Parade, in April – busy building schedule January to April  James Bledsoe and Meri Superak
Picnic Day Breakfast – Organizes the annual Picnic Day Breakfast at the Lodge in April, open to the public  Tony Marigo
Ping Pong – A new committee, dedicated to those who like table tennis  Richard Watson
Promotion –  Using social media, this committee brings attention to our Lodge events Brett Coder
Publicity – Advertising and publicizing our Lodge events through local newspapers; maintains current posters on our poster board Dave Rosenberg
Saturday Morning Breakfast – This committee hosts and serves our 2nd Saturday breakfast at the Lodge, every month  Kathy Hemness
Scholarship – This committee has a budget and can provide scholarships to deserving members/children/grandchildren  Sharla Cheney
Social Services – Assists those in need, particularly those with mental illness, and assists at the Food Bank Bob Schelen
Sports – Members of this committee go to local and regional sporting events every month  Kevin Sitz
St. Patrick’s Day Party – Organizes the annual St. Patrick’s Day party in March, with food and drink  Dave Reed
Team Bald-fellows – Once each year, shaves heads to raise money for cancer research  Stewart Savage
Take a Hike – For those who enjoy to hike, this committee organizes monthly treks, weather permitting  Dave Reed
Taste of Davis – Our big annual April fundraiser at the Lodge, featuring food and drink for the public  Dave Rosenberg and Lea Rosenberg
Texas Hold ’em Tournament – A new committee which will organize a poker tournament in the Fall of 2018  Juelie Roggli, Kurt Roggli, Lea Rosenberg, Dave Rosenberg
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Another new committee that will organize an annual Thanksgiving Potluck dinner at the Lodge Diane Steele
Theater – This committee travels to local venues to enjoy theater and shows  Ed Lewis
Visitation – This committee schedules visits to other nearby Odd Fellows Lodges  James Bledsoe
Visiting – This committee is in charge of visiting members who are sick or in distress, or sends flowers and plants
Wine Club – This committee organizes monthly wine tasting gatherings at the homes of members  Robin Dewey
Zombie Bicycle Parade –  This is a new committee which (around Halloween) will gather hundreds of “zombies” riding bikes.   Aaron Wedra
Zymurgy – Those interested in the art of brewing beer will enjoy this committee  Paul Ghiglieri and Scott Wetzlich

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