Davis Odd Fellows Bingo Distributes $8,266

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge announced another successful year running Bingo games for the community with $8,266 distributed to 11 beneficiaries during the course of 2014.

Bingo games are run for the public every second Sunday of the year (except for the second Sunday in May which is Mother’s Day) and all proceeds are provided to a community beneficiary every month. The eleven beneficiaries of Odd Fellows Bingo in 2014 were:

Davis High Madrigals
Yolo Military Families
ALS Association of Greater Sacramento
Yolo Crisis Nursery
Soroptimist International of Greater Davis
Davis Encampment
Yolo Community Care Continuum
Davis Police Department – Canine Unit
Soroptimist International of Davis
Food Bank Farms
Yolo County SPCA

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge has been authorized by the Davis City Council to operate Bingo with cash prizes to winners. The Odd Fellows run Bingo – open to the public for anyone over 18 years of age – at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street, Davis, on the second Sunday of the month. Doors open at 12 noon and Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Usually 14 games are played and the afternoon concludes around 4 p.m. It costs $20 to buy a full packet of Bingo cards lasting all afternoon, or an economy pack is available for $12. Winners can receive up to $250 in the final “blackout” Bingo game. In addition, instant winner pull-tabs are available for purchase. The Odd Fellows Lodge has been chartered in Davis since 1870, and at its current location on Second Street since 1955. It has operated Bingo for the community for the last decade, providing some $70,000 in financial support to the beneficiary organizations over that time.

“We have some regular and loyal customers who look forward to Bingo every month,” said Odd Fellows Lodge Noble Grand Lea Rosenberg, who also doubles as a regular Bingo caller. “And every month we also have new players affiliated with our beneficiaries, or just dropping in to play. The players have a fun afternoon, and have the chance of winning some pocket money. The Lodge is pleased to provide this monthly amenity to our community.”

The next Bingo game is scheduled on Sunday, January 11, 2015, with doors opening at 12, and Bingo play beginning at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited. The January 2015 beneficiary is Team Davis.

Co-chairs for the Bingo Committee in 2014 were Salie Yin and Eric Davis.  The Co-chairs for the Bingo Committee in 2015 will be Jean-Paul Montreuil and Jeff Oblinger.

Noble Grand Report #27

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

1. The Odd Fellows’ Injury Report. I just got word that two of our members sustained some serious injuries. Last week Dave Morris feel off a ladder and broke his pelvis, six ribs and his ileac. He was in surgery for seven hours. But there’s more! The very next day, during the heavy storm, Randii MacNear broke her shoulder, so she couldn’t even go see Dave. Randii can be reached at rmacnear@hotmail.com and Dave Morris can be reached at davemorris.morris@gmail. com if you want to check in with them. I’m sure they could use some help with meals.

2. Reach Out to Senegal. One of our members – Mariel Garcia – is finishing up a two-year stint with the Peace Corps. She has been assigned to Senegal, in West Africa. Mariel recently wrote to us and requested some help. Her focus has been malaria and Ebola prevention projects. But recently she took a break to help build a fence for the health post in her village. The fence will help them plant a garden and trees. Mariel is asking for financial help to complete the project – apparently your donations are tax deductible for 2014 (if done before December 31). Please write to Mariel directly and she will give you an on-link link for your donation. Mariel can be reached at marielcristinag@gmail.com.

3. Breakfast with Santa a Great Success. We completed our 9th annual Breakfast with Santa last Saturday, and once again, it was a great success. Over 350 children and adults enjoyed the event – which went smoothly. Thank you to over 50 Odd Fellows and Pledges who helped in so many ways. I wish to particularly highlight the help of our long-time Santa Doug Hatton (and “Mrs. Santa” Margee Hatton), Debbie Friend who coordinated the stage decor for Santa, Steve Lopez, Rea Nakanishi, Amy Hodam, and Jeff Oblinger, who were the kitchen chefs for all three seatings, Sharla Cheney, the volunteer coordinator, Dave Rosenberg, the volunteer wrangler and chief of publicity, and Alekka, Michael and Elsie Fullerton who stayed after everyone else had departed to help me put the Breakfast with Santa decorations away.

4. Other Major Events Coming Up. Now that Breakfast with Santa is done, we turn our focus to other major events coming up. We have Breakfast with the Bunny on April 4, 2015. Also Picnic Day is April 18, 2015 – we have two events that day – the annual Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast, and we will be in the Picnic Day Parade with an Odd Fellows float! And we have a big event coming on April 30, 2015 – our annual Taste of Davis. If you wish to volunteer to help on one or more of these great events, please contact me right away, and I will put you in touch with the chair of the event!

5. Less Than 3 Million Steps to Go. We are now even closer to our goal of 50 million collective steps as a Lodge. It’s within our reach! As of last night, the step count is 47,086,803. Only 2,913,197 steps to go and we meet our goal. If you have steps to report, please get them to Dave at daverose@jps.net. 50 million steps equals 25,000 miles – or once around the Earth.

6. Bingo Committee Could Use Three More Volunteers. We have a very active Bingo Committee in the Lodge that organizes Bingo on the second Sunday of the month. The Committee donates proceeds from Bingo to local community and charitable groups – some $8,000 per year is donated. In 2015, the Co-chairs of the committee are Jean-Paul Montreuil and Jeff Oblinger. (Thank you to the 2014 Co-chairs: Salie Yin and Eric Davis.) We have a number of active members, BUT we need at least three more volunteers for this committee is 2015. The committee will train you. Do we have volunteers? If so, please contact me. And the first Bingo of 2015 is on Sunday, January 11, benefiting “Team Davis” – activities for young people with special needs.

7. River Cats Oddventure. Charles Filmer is organizing another “Oddventure” – this time a River Cats game. Charles is reserving a block of tickets to see the Rivercats play the Memphis Redbirds on May 21, 2015, at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Tickets are $20 each. The Oddventure is open to members, pledges, and guests. Even though the game isn’t till May, payment will be due in January. Contact Charles Filmer at clrfilmer@sbcglobal.net for more information or to reserve your seats.

8. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday, December 18. Don’t forget the weekly Club Night at the Lodge this coming Thursday, December 18, starting at 5 p.m. in the Lower Hall. Dinner is available at 6 p.m. And it’s Trivia Night with prizes and Trivia Master Dave Rosenberg.

9. Caroling Again This Year on December 17. Dave Reed has organized caroling again this year. The date is Wednesday, December 17. Those who wish to carol meet at 7 p.m. at University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive. For more information, contact Dave Reed at dreedng@gmail.com.

10. Odd Fellows Wine Club Meets on December 19. Mark your calendars for Friday, December 19. The Wine Club meets at Lea and Dave Rosenberg’s home, , Davis, for the annual Holiday Wine Club gathering. It begins at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite red, white or bubbly, and an appetizer to share.

11. New Year’s Eve Party at the Lodge. The Lodge will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party for member, pledges and the community. Over half the 225 tickets have already been sold! Tickets ($40 per person) are available on line at www.showclix/events.MumboGumbo1231 and also at Avid Reader Active and Common Grounds. Doors open for the NYE party at 8 p.m. on December 31, music begins at 9 p.m. (featuring Mumbo Gumbo) and there will be a champagne toast at midnight on January 1, 2015. There will be music and dancing in the Upper Hall, and the Lower Hall will be open in a quieter venue for folks who want to watch NYE shows on the big screen TV and dine on gumbo and cornbread. For more information, contact NYE Committee Chair Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com.

12. RSVP Now for Our Annual Installation & Awards Dinner. The annual dinner and awards event is Saturday, January 17, 2015. Tickets this year are very low in price: $15 for members and pledges and $19 for guests. There will be entertainment, awards and the installation of elected and appointed officers of the Lodge. Dinner includes four buffet stations. RSVP now to save your seat. Members, pledges and guests are cordially invited. RSVP to Renee Liston at reneeliston@gmail.com.

Lea Rosenberg
Noble Grand

Noble Grand Report #25

1. We Are Almost at 50 Million Steps. As a result of a recent request, a number of you got caught up with your step counts, and we have now almost reached our goal of 50 million collective steps as a Lodge. As of last night, the step count was 45,798,258!!! Less than 5 million steps to go and we meet our goal. If you have steps to report, please get them to Dave at daverose@jps.net. 50 million steps equals 25,000 miles – or once around the Earth.

2. Thank You to Our Breakfast with Santa Sponsors. We continue to break all records with sponsorship donations this year for Breakfast with Santa. Over $5,700 has been raised, smashing the previous sponsor record of $3,100. Thank you to our sponsors, many of whom are members and pledges of this Lodge: The Event Sponsor is Bobby Coyote and Dos Coyotes Border Cafe. Santa Level Sponsors are Patric Ashby and Patricia Grafton, Raquel Silva, Attorney at Law, Nazzy and Brian Pakpour and Pakpour Family Law, David Cougevan and Nicole Davis of Edward Jones Investments, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Evergreen Level Sponsors are Tandem Properties, Inc., Son Chong and Common Grounds. Elf Level Sponsors are Allison Zuvela, Joyce Trujillo, Elysa and John Hillis and Campus Child Care, Inc., Beth Dovi, Tim Ainsworth, Duff Devine, Davis Ace, Lea and Dave Rosenberg, Dennis Corcoran, Law Offices of Roberta Savage, Zachary and Barbara Wochok, , Bob Schelen, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza.

3. Breakfast with Santa Tickets All Sold Out. All 360 tickets to this popular event have been sold – they were all sold out in two weeks. Breakfast with Santa this year is next Saturday, on Saturday, December 13 (in lieu of our Second Saturday Breakfast meeting). Looks like another successful event coming up.

4. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday, December 11. Don’t forget the weekly Club Night at the Lodge on Thursday, December 11, starting at 5 p.m. in the Lower Hall. Dinner is available at 6 p.m. And it’s Trivia Night with prizes and Trivia Masters Heather Barnes and Jean-Paul Montreuil.

5. Music Committee’s Holiday Show Last Thursday was a Great Success. The annual Holiday Show, sponsored by the Lodge’s Music Committee, last Thursday evening was a great success. The annual Holiday Show featured many of the musical performers and groups from 2014, and played to a full house. And proceeds are being donated to the Davis Encampment to help send kids to summer camp. Juelie Roggli advises that $750 was raised to supplement the fund to send kids to camp!

6. Hike Coming Up December 14. Dave Reed and the Take a Hike Committee are planning another hike on Sunday, December 14, to Lagoon Valley Park. Gather at the Big 5 Sporting Goods parking lot at 9 a.m. on December 14. Mark your calendars if hiking is your thing.

7. Bingo Benefitting the Yolo County SPCA is December 14. Odd Fellows Bingo on Sunday, December 14 will benefit the SPCA. Bingo is open to the public. Doors open at noon and Bingo begins at 1 p.m.

8. Caroling Again This Year on December 17. Dave Reed has organized caroling again this year. The date is Wednesday, December 17. Those who wish to carol meet at 7 p.m. at University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive. For more information, contact Dave Reed at dreedng@gmail.com.

9. Odd Fellows Wine Club Meets on December 19. Mark your calendars for Friday, December 19. The Wine Club meets at Lea and Dave Rosenberg’s home, 1112 Westfield Terrace, Davis, for the annual Holiday Wine Club gathering. It begins at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite red, white or bubbly, and an appetizer to share.

10. New Year’s Eve Party at the Lodge. For the first time ever, the Lodge will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party for member, pledges and the community. Tickets ($40 per person) are now on sale at Avid Reader Active and Common Grounds. Only 225 tickets will be sold so if you wish to attend, you should get your tickets soon. Doors open for the NYE party at 8 p.m. on December 31, music begins at 9 p.m. (featuring Mumbo Gumbo) and there will be a champagne toast at midnight on January 1, 2015. There will be music and dancing in the Upper Hall, and the Lower Hall will be open in a quieter venue for folks who want to watch NYE shows on the big screen TV and dine on gumbo and cornbread. For more information, contact NYE Committee Chair Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com.

11. RSVP Now for Our Annual Installation & Awards Dinner. The annual dinner and awards event is Saturday, January 17, 2015. Tickets this year are remarkably low in price: $15 for members and pledges and $19 for guests. There will be entertainment, awards and the installation of elected and appointed officers of the Lodge. Dinner includes four buffet stations. RSVP now to save your seat. Members, pledges and guests are cordially invited. RSVP to Renee Liston at reneeliston@gmail.com.

Lea Rosenberg
Noble Grand

Noble Grand Report #24

Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,

1. Thank You to Our Breakfast with Santa Sponsors. We have broken all records with sponsorship donations this year for Breakfast with Santa. Over $5,500 has been raised, smashing the previous sponsor record of $3,100. Thank you to our sponsors, many of whom are members and pledges of this Lodge: The Event Sponsor is Bobby Coyote and Dos Coyotes Border Cafe. Santa Level Sponsors are Patric Ashby and Patricia Grafton, Raquel Silva, Attorney at Law, Nazzy and Brian Pakpour and Pakpour Family Law, David Cougevan and Nicole Davis of Edward Jones Investments, and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. Evergreen Level Sponsors are Tandem Properties, Inc., Son Chong and Common Grounds. Elf Level Sponsors are Allison Zuvela, Joyce Trujillo, Elysa and John Hillis and Campus Child Care, Inc., Beth Dovi, Tim Ainsworth, Davis Ace, Lea and Dave Rosenberg, Dennis Corcoran, Law Offices of Roberta Savage, Zachary and Barbara Wochok, Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza.

2. Breakfast with Santa Tickets Almost All Gone. Breakfast with Santa this year is on Saturday, December 13 (in lieu of our Second Saturday Breakfast meeting). We sell 360 tickets to this event. As of yesterday, there were less than 20 tickets remaining to be sold! Tickets were sold at Avid Reader Active and Common Grounds. Tickets are all sold out at Common Grounds. If any tickets remain, they will be available at Avid Reader Active.

3. Club Night at the Lodge This Thursday, December 4. Don’t forget the weekly Club Night at the Lodge on Thursday, December 4, starting at 5 p.m. in the Lower Hall. Dinner (featuring homemade pizza and pasta) is available at 6 p.m. And it’s Trivia Night with prizes and Trivia Master Dave Rosenberg.

4. Music Committee’s Holiday Show Also This Thursday, December 4. The annual Holiday Show, sponsored by the Lodge’s Music & Concerts Committee, is coming up on Thursday, December 4, in the Upper Hall, following the Davis Tree Lighting Ceremony (approximately 7:30 p.m.). The annual Holiday Show is a BIG and fun show, featuring many of the musical performers and groups from 2014. And proceeds will be donated to the Davis Encampment to help send kids to summer camp.

5. Hike Coming Up December 14. Dave Reed and the Take a Hike Committee are planning another hike on Sunday, December 14. Details to be announced. Mark your calendars if hiking is your thing.

6. Bingo Benefitting the Yolo County SPCA is December 14. Odd Fellows Bingo on Sunday, December 14 will benefit the SPCA. Bingo is open to the public. Doors open at noon and Bingo begins at 1 p.m.

7. Three Volunteers Still Needed for Bell-ringing. We help out with bell ringing on Friday, December 19 this year at the Main Post Office in Davis. The proceeds are used to support the children’s shopping spree which allows children from very low income families in Davis to purchase school clothing. We need three more bell ringing volunteers. Two volunteers are needed for the 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. slot, and one more volunteer is needed for the 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. slot. Contact me if you can help.

8. New Year’s Eve Party at the Lodge. For the first time ever, the Lodge will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party for member, pledges and the community. Tickets ($40 per person) go on sale starting tomorrow at Avid Reader Active and Common Grounds. Doors open for the NYE party at 8 p.m. on December 31, music begins at 9 p.m. (featuring Mumbo Gumbo) and there will be a champagne toast at midnight on January 1, 2015. For more information, contact NYE Committee Chair Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com. And, by the way, the committee needs more members and pledges to volunteer to help out – contact Juelie if you can help.

9. RSVP Now for our Annual Installation & Awards Dinner. The annual dinner and awards event is Saturday, January 17, 2015. Tickets this year are remarkably low in price: $15 for members and pledges and $19 for guests. RSVP now to save your seat. RSVP to Renee Liston at reneeliston@gmail.com.

Lea Rosenberg
Noble Grand