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, 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

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