Readers’ Choice Awards – Best of Yolo County 2021
Each year, the community votes for the “Best of” in a number of categories. The survey covers businesses in all of Yolo County. What is amazing is the number of Odd Fellows who were selected as the best in their category.
View all the winners in the Davis Enterprise Special Section.
Best Venue to Hold an Event – The Odd Fellows Lodge Hall
Best Community Event – Davis Farmers Market (Randii MacNear, Manager)
Most Effective Community Volunteer – Lea Rosenberg (2nd Place – Dave Rosenberg)
Best Attorney – Raquel Silva
Best Chiropractor – Dr. Marian Zingaro
Best Photography Business – Abaton Consulting (Stewart Savage, Owner)
Due to the rise in COVID cases, the Odd Fellows’ 14th Classic Film Festival is POSTPONED. New dates will be announced once pandemic issues change.
Support the Officer Natalie Corona Odd Fellows Memorial Scholarship Fund
We’re honored to announce that the Natalie Corona Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund has been established.
The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge of California and members of the community recognize the positive impacts that Officer Natalie Corona had on our city. Your donation will help to memorialize her legacy and support students seeking careers in law enforcement. Please donate today.
Odd Fellows News and Information
The Odd Fellows theater will be opening in September and we will be showing three films on three Sundays in September on our big movie screen in the Upper Hall.
California leads the way for progressive Odd Fellowship! We look at the numbers and must investigate the reason behind this larger jurisdiction. Surely, it has to do with the more liberal interpretation of our codes and rituals.
“An Onion to a Beggar” is a religious parable originally used in the classic work “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. But it has been reused again and again, both in later prose, and real life. I
Why are some of our Odd Fellows Lodges growing in membership while other Lodges are shrinking? This is, to be brutally frank…
The biggest single thing that can bring an Odd Fellows Lodge to a premature demise is the decline in membership
Updated: May 24, 2021A few weeks ago, a long-time, quite traditional member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) told me, "I like new ideas." I think it was his way of saying that he is open to suggestions made by me and the Dedicated Members for Change...
It’s no secret why Odd Fellowship is diminishing. Every year – our state and national numbers go down. They go down for one simple reason…
I am often asked, “Our Lodge has stagnated. What can we do to help our Lodge grow?” This article and these tips will answer that question.
Focus on membership has been the recurring theme of the Dedicated Members for Change (DMC) and Odd Fellows of California.
Membership, the Elephant in the Room. This is our most important and vexing problem of the Odd Fellows. Each year we see a decline in the number of Lodges.
Pay Your Membership
Pay your Odd Fellows membership dues today. It is easy and online.
Dedicated Members for Change
A progressive group of brothers and sisters focused on changing this Order to fit the needs of a changing society. Enjoy a number of thought-provoking articles which dig deep into the issues facing our Lodges and how we can bring new meaning to the principles of Friendship, Love, and Truth.
DMC is a “think tank” of new ideas and suggestions to reinvigorate, recharge, rejuvenate, and reform this Order. DMC is focused primarily on ways for Lodges to increase their membership.
The Future of Odd Fellowship
A series of essays published by Dave Rosenberg from 2012 to 2014 about a progressive new vision for Odd Fellowship and to reform, restructure and revitalize Odd Fellowship for the 21st Century.
Odd Fellow Lodges must become three-dimensional Lodges; emphasizing the rich culture and history of our fraternity, making sure we provide enjoyable social activities for our members, and making sure we reach out into our communities to do good works.