Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Davis Lodge #169
COVID REARS ITS UGLY HEAD – BINGO POSTPONED
Updated: January 14, 2022
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)
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IOOF News and Information
Dear Dedicated Members for Change, Last week, I published a DMC Newsletter where I highlighted the fact that my own Odd Fellows Lodge in Davis, California, has shown net gains in membership, year-after-year, for the past 18 years. In that article, I talked about the...
Jim Provenza of Davis announced the appointment of Sheila Allen as his new Deputy, effective February 1, 2022. Sheila is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Davis, CA.
I admit it. When I first started out as Noble Grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) in Davis, California (Davis Lodge #169), I viewed it as a laboratory. Soon after I joined Odd Fellowship in 2004, I found a Lodge (and, frankly, an entire fraternal...
What makes Odd Fellowship unique among organizations is that we have a history. In North America, our history goes back 200 years. Some of our Lodges go back well over a century in time. One of the outstanding historians of Odd Fellowship is Past Grand Master Peter...
Does your Lodge have a newsletter? If you don’t, consider starting one. They are valuable tools (particularly during the pandemic) to keep the members informed of comings-and-goings and happenings, and to give notices and reminders.
In my humble opinion (IMHO), one of the greatest things the Independent Order of Odd Fellows ever did was to limit the reign of the Grand Master, the Noble Grand, and other elective officers, with the exception of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer (because they...
Odd Fellows cannot advance as an organization if we are not effectively proposing new ideas and changing with the times.
A strong membership program can mean the difference between an active, vibrant and growing Odd Fellows Lodge on the one hand, or a floundering and slowly diminishing Lodge on the other.
Once a member has obtained the third degree (the Degree of Truth) in a Lodge of Odd Fellows, the next step in his/her Odd Fellowship journey would be to join an Encampment and obtain three more degrees - the Patriarchal Degree, the Golden Rule Degree, and the Royal...
Like many of you, I have read various articles of declining membership. I have seen the numbers shared by other writers. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, which thrived just 100 years ago before its steady decline. There are reasons for this steep decline which...
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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.