Odd Fellows Initiation February 2014Congratulations to the following 11 new members of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169. These new members were initiated on February 26, 2014, in a meeting attended by 50 other members of the Lodge.

Jared Favero
Rich Halen
Jo Anne Hokanson
Joel Mandel
Brian Pakpour
Jessica Sneeden
Robin Sweeney
Kent Wilken
Diana Wilkinson
Christopher Young
Marian Zingaro

Before joining the Lodge, applicants must go through a 6-month “Pledge” period where they attend events at the Lodge, meet and interview members, and get active on one of the Lodge’s 25 committees.

Presiding at the Initiatory Degree was Noble Grand Bob Schelen, assisted by Vice Grand Lea Rosenberg, Secretary Alekka Fullerton, Treasurer Penny Smith, Financial Secretary Duff Devine, Warden Doug Hatton, Conductor Dave Rosenberg, Inside Guardian Debbie Friend, Outside Guardian Dennis Corcoran, Musician Mary Superak, Past Grand Dave Reed, Chaplain pro tem James Bledsoe, Right Scene Supporter Sharla Cheney, Left Scene Supporter pro tem Jena-Paul Montreuil, Right Supporter of the Noble Grand pro tem Tony Marigo, Left Supporter of the Noble Grand pro tem Glenn Mounkes, Right Supporter of the Vice Grand pro tem Robin Dewey, and Left Supporter of the Vice Grand pro tem Darrell Pereira.

The new 11 members range in age from 24 to 77. The addition of these 11 new Odd Fellows brings the membership of the Davis Lodge to 220, almost equally made up of men and women. The Davis Lodge (then known as the Yolo Lodge) was chartered in 1870, and has been a fixture in Davis and Yolo County since that time. The Lodge moved from a Lodge Hall on Ge Street to its present location at 415 Second Street, Downtown Davis, in 1955. The Davis Lodge engages in numerous social and good fellowship activities for its members (such as hiking, dances, wine tasting, beer making, and social hours) and numerous community activities for the town (such as Breakfast with the Bunny, a Taste of Davis, Breakfast with Santa, helping seniors in their homes, tree planting, and the like).

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