Lodge Committees

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge #169 performs its programs and community services through its many committees. Committee types include Lodge management committees, special committees, and single-project committees. Every active member of this Lodge should be serving on at least one committee of this Lodge.

 

Standing and Special Committees

Committees are of two types: standing committees and special committees.

Standing committees are committees required by our By-laws. These committees perform basic management responsibilities of our organization. Membership of these committees may be set by our by-laws (e.g.: Noble Grand, Vice Grand and Treasurer) or the Noble Grand appoints the chairs and members.

Special committees perform specific support functions and activities of our organization. These committees are created based upon need and interest. Special committees can be created to serve a one-time specific function or used to support recurring long-term activities of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. The Noble Grand appoints the chairs and members of special committees.

(*Standing Committees)

 

Odd Fellows Committees

Adopt-a-Highway – Once per month or every two months cleanup of a 1-mile stretch of Hwy 113, near Davis – John Steele

Art Show – Organizes a yearly art show at the Lodge – Findlay McIntosh

Barn Owl Box – Builds boxes for barn owls in the community – Erik Vink

Bell Ringing – Once per year during the Christmas holiday, the committee organizes a bell-ringing team for the Salvation Army – Duff Devine

Bingo – Once per month on the second Sunday, this committee puts on Bingo at the Lodge for the public, with proceeds to community group – Alice Stewart and Matt Elliott

Blood Drive – Organizes 4 or 5 community blood drives each year, held at the Lodge Upper Hall – James Bledsoe

Breakfast with the Bunny – Breakfast and crafts and an egg hunt for children during Easter, and the kids get to meet “The Bunny” – Matt Elliott

Breakfast with Santa – In December this committee organizes breakfast with “Santa” for 360 children and parents – Lea Rosenberg and Nan Klein

Bylaws – This committee reviews and processes any changes to our Bylaws, as requested – Jonathan Raven and Dave Rosenberg

Camping Committee – Organizes overnight visits to Three-Links Camp and other camping venues – Dave Reed

Chase the Chill – Once or twice a year organizes a drive for warm clothing for homeless and unhoused – Lea Rosenberg

Chocolate Festival – An annual November fundraising event at the Lodge featuring all things chocolate, with vendors, demonstrations, food and drink – Kurt Roggli

Cigar Lounge – Cigar enthusiasts gather once a month to smoke fine cigars and discuss issues of the world – Dave Rosenberg and Bob Dovi

Classic Film Festival – Twice each year this committee shows a trilogy of classic films on Sunday evenings, free and open to the public – Dave Rosenberg

Club Night – Weekly social gathering on Thursday nights at the Lodge with food, drink and trivia, open to members, pledges and their guests – Kevin Sitz and Kathy Hemness

Coffee and Conversation – Meet once a month at a local coffee shop for “coffee and conversation” – Elizabeth Lasensky

Comedy Club – Hosts comedy venues at the Lodge for the community – Dave Rosenberg

Committee Room – Keeps the Committee Room neat and tidy – Valerie Ranns, Nan Shuman Klein, Victoria Diaz

Community Support – This committee meets to consider requests from community groups for donations -Lea Rosenberg and Holly Bishop

Communications & Website – Runs our Lodge website and is involved with internal Lodge communications – Stewart Savage

Finance – Once or twice each year, audits the Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Lodge – TBD

FLT (Fine Liquor Tasting) – This committee is organized by those who enjoy the tasting of fine spirits – Howie Spero and Joel Mandel

Gaming Committee – This committee organizes gaming nights at the Lodge – Matthew Elliott and Kevin Sitz

Good Fellowship – This committee organizes occasional fun events for the members, such as wine country trips – Juelie Roggli and Dave Rosenberg

Golf – This committee caters to those members who wish to golf on local courses, typically once per month weather permitting – Manish Parks

Halloween Party – Organizes the yearly October Halloween Party at the Lodge with costumes and music – Dave Reed

Historical – In charge of historical displays and historical items at the Lodge – Dave Rosenberg

Holiday Caroling – Once each year during the Christmas Holiday, this committee goes caroling to a local Senior facility – Dave Reed

Homeless Support – One-on-one support for homeless and unhoused folks in Davis – Matt Elliott

Initiation & Ritual – Conducts the initiatory degree after rehearsals and in full costume – Kevin Sitz and Nan Klein

Installation & Awards Banquet – This committee organizes the annual installation and awards banquet, held in January – Current Noble Grand

Library – This committee maintains the small lending library found in the Committee Room – Mary Ann Doerzbacher

Lodge Anniversary – This committee will organize our annual “birthday” of the Lodge (the month we were chartered), which occurs in April – TBD

Movie Matinee – This committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month to view a film at a local movie house – Diane Steele

Membership – This committee is in charge of membership development and the Pledge program – Dave Rosenberg

Music – Organizes music venues at the Lodge, including the monthly Thursday Live! held on the second Thursday of every month – Juelie Roggli and Kurt Roggli

Natalie Corona Scholarship Committee – Create a scholarship fund in honor of deceased Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona – Dave Reed and James Bledsoe

New Year’s Eve Party – Organizes the “New Year’s Eve” party held on December 31 -January 1 with music, food and drink, open to the public – Juelie Roggli and Kurt Roggli

Odd Bulletin Board – Once a month members can post items for sale, to buy, to rent, jobs, etc. for the interest of other members. – Kati and Kelli O’Day

Odd Gossip Page – Creates and distributes a weekly electronic newsletter for internal communications to the members and pledges – Nan Klein, Ann Filmer, Marcus Marino

Odd Needle Craft – Experienced or amateur needle workers flock to this committee and their monthly meetings, second Monday of every month – Kathy Hemness

OddtoberFest – Organizes the annual OddtoberFest at the Lodge in the Fall – Matt Elliott

Picnic Day Float – Plans and builds our annual float for entry in the Picnic Day Parade, in April – busy building schedule January to April – Marcus Marino

Picnic Day Breakfast – Organizes the annual Picnic Day Breakfast at the Lodge in April, open to the public – Holly Bishop and Kathy Hemness

Promotion – Using social media, this committee brings attention to our Lodge events – Danny Tomasello

Publicity – Advertising and publicizing our Lodge events through local newspapers; maintains current posters on our Lodge poster board – Dave Rosenberg

Saturday Morning Breakfast – This committee hosts and serves our 2nd Saturday breakfast at the Lodge, every month – Kathy Hemness

Scholarship – This committee has a budget and can provide scholarships to deserving members/children/grandchildren – Sharla Cheney

Scout Charter – The Lodge is nokw the charter organization for a scout troop. Sharla Cheney

Self-Defense Martial Arts – Instruction on defending yourself. Mason Harry

Senior Helper – Assists frail seniors with small projects in their homes – Sheila Allen

Social Services – Assists those in need, particularly those with mental illness, and assists at the Food Bank – TBD

Sports – Members of this committee go to local and regional sporting events every month – Kevin Sitz

St. Patrick’s Day Party – Organizes the annual St. Patrick’s Day party in March, with food and drink – Dave Reed

Team Bald-fellows – Once each year, shaves heads to raise money for cancer research – Stewart Savage

Take a Hike – For those who enjoy to hike, this committee organizes monthly treks, weather permitting – Dave Reed

Taste of Davis – Our big annual April fundraiser at the Lodge, featuring food and drink for the public – Dave Rosenberg and Lea Rosenberg

Texas Hold ’em Tournament – Organizes a poker tournament at the Lodge – Juelie Roggli, Kurt Roggli, Lea Rosenberg, Dave Rosenberg

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner – Organizes an annual Thanksgiving Potluck dinner at the Lodge – Diane Steele, John Steele, Lea Rosenberg, Dave Rosenberg

Theater – This committee travels to local venues to enjoy theater and shows – Ed Lewis

Ukraine Support – Raises funds for Ukraine relief and support of a Ukrainian family in Davis – Larry Guenther

Ukulele – Odd Fellows learning to play the ukulele – Charlene Sailer

Visitation – This committee schedules visits to other nearby Odd Fellows Lodges – James Bledsoe

Visiting – This committee is in charge of visiting members who are sick or in distress, or sends flowers and plants – Noble Grand, Vice Grand, Treasurer

Welcome-to-Davis Sign – When approved by the City, this committee is in charge of the City of Davis’ “Welcome sign” – Dave Rosenberg

Wine Club – This committee organizes monthly wine tasting gatherings at the homes of members – Robin Dewey

Zombie Bicycle Parade – Organizes a “Zombie Bike Ride” (around Halloween) gathering hundreds of “zombies” riding bikes – Aaron Wedra

Zoom Visits with Santa – During the pandemic, Breakfast with Santa morphed into this – Beth Dovi, Danny Tomasello, Doug Hatton, Dave and Lea Rosenberg, Diana Schmiegel

Zymurgy – Those interested in the art of brewing beer will enjoy this committee – Paul Ghiglieri and Scott Wetzlich

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