The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall was recently recognized by the readers of the Davis Enterprise, the city’s daily newspaper, in the “Best of Yolo County” competition as #1 in the category: Best Venue to Hold an Event. Over 3,000 readers of the Davis Enterprise participated in the poll in dozens of categories. Pictured receiving the award is (left) Lea Rosenberg, Noble Grand of Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 and Nancy Hannell of the Davis Enterprise.
The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge Hall is owned and operated by the Davis Odd Fellows – Rebekahs Hall Board Association, Inc. composed of the three Trustees of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 and the three Trustees of the Davis Rebekah Lodge #253. The Trustees are Dave Rosenberg, Dave Reed, Bob Bockwinkel from the Odd Fellows, and Lea Rosenberg, Diana Schmiegel and Joyce Trujillo from the Rebekahs. Running the Hall operation is Dody Black, the long-time Operations Manager. The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge has been located at 415 Second Street in Downtown Davis since 1955. The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 was chartered in 1870. The Davis Rebekah Lodge #253 was chartered in 1901.
“We are delighted to receive this award and recognition,” said Hall Board Association President Dave Rosenberg. “We have opened our Lodge Hall to the community for meetings, dinners, lunches, breakfasts, receptions, book signings, dances, birthday parties, anniversaries, and events of all kinds. And the community clearly enjoys and appreciates our beautiful Lodge. Special thanks to Operations Manager Dody Black and her staff who were absolutely instrumental in this recognition.”
The Davis Enterprise hosted a large party and reception at the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall for all the first place recipients of the “Best of Yolo County.”
The Hall Board Association has spent several years in remodeling and upgrading the Lodge Hall, and in making it accessible. “It’s still a work in progress,” said Dave Rosenberg, “but we are delighted to be recognized as a focal point and gathering place for our community. This is what Odd Fellows Lodge Halls used to be in the 19th Century, and what we believe they can be again today in the 21st Century.”