Dear Odd Fellows and Pledges,
1. Grand Master’s Official Visit. I want to say “thank you” to all the officers and members who attended the Lodge meeting last Wednesday, February 25. We had about 70 Davis Odd Fellows at the meeting, and we conducted a formal meeting, with full ritual, regalia and escort. The Grand Master and several of the Grand Lodge officers attended. It was a great success. I heard nothing but compliments from the Grand Lodge folks. So much for the theory that a progressive Lodge can’t run a formal meeting. The evening after his visit to the Davis Lodge, the Grand Master visited one of the San Francisco Lodges – and we had more members in attendance than did San Francisco. Thank you again for all who attended and helped make our Lodge look good.
2. Last Call for Applicants. The current Pledge Class (Fall 2015) will close in the next few days. If you have anyone YOU wish to sponsor for membership in this Lodge, please let Membership & Initiation Chair Dave Rosenberg know right away at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Breakfast with the Bunny Tickets. This year’s popular Breakfast with the Bunny will be held at the Lodge on Saturday morning, April 4. Tickets ($10 for adults and kids) go on sale tomorrow at Avid Reader Active and Common Grounds in South Davis. There will be a continental breakfast, an egg hunt, the Eggstravaganza (arts and crafts for the kids) and a kid’s carnival. Plus the kids get to meet “The Bunny”. This is open to the public.
4. Take a Hike Tomorrow. The Take a Hike Committee is organizing another hike tomorrow morning, March 1. Please contact Dave Reed at email@example.com for more information. This is a 6-mile hike in Wildcat Canyon. Hikers will meet and depart from the Big 5 parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
5. Classic Film Fest This Sunday. The Odd Fellows Classic Film Committee will show three classic films at the Lodge on three successive Sundays, March 1, March 8 and March 15. The Classic Film Committee has chosen “classic courtroom films” as the genre this time around. The first screening will be this Sunday, March 1 of the classic comedy “Adam’s Rib” starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. There is no charge (although donations are welcome) and it’s open to the public. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show begins at 6:43 p.m. (odd times, of course). Enterprise Film Critic Derrick Bang will be on hand to give the back story behind “Adam’s Rib”. Bring a bean bag or a comfy chair if you wish! Another unique feature of our classic film festival is that the bar is open so you can enjoy a beer, wine or mixed drink with your movie. Popcorn is available as well.
6. Club Night This Thursday. Don’t forget to come by the Lodge this coming Thursday, March 5, starting at 5 p.m. for Club Night at the Lodge, in the Lower Hall. It will be Trivia Night with prizes with Trivia Master Dave, and Chef Julie is making comfort food, her popular meat loaf, mashed potatoes and corn (both kernel and creamed corn). Bar is open at 5, dinner is available around 6, and trivia will start around 6:35 p.m. This is just an informal social time open to members, pledges and their guests.
7. Music at the Lodge on Thursday. The Music & Concerts Committee has another Thursday Live! planned this Thursday, March 5, doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Hall. The show features unique musical sounds from two duo acts: Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan as well as Wyatt J. Hesemeyer and Keith Cory. The show is open to the public and there is no charge (although donations are gratefully accepted). The bar is open.
8. Social Services Committee Needs Volunteers. If you would like to do a good turn for the hungry people in Yolo County by volunteering at the Food Bank for an hour or two, please contact the Chair of our Odd Fellows Social Services Committee Bob Schelen at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will work with you to arrange a convenient time that fits your schedule.