All the latest news at the Lodge–Updated Feb 14th
The first Dining Club meeting for 2013 will be on Saturday February 16 at Thai Garden located at 20955 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA. This long time local restaurant serves delicious Thai food at a reasonable price. Our favorites are the Calamari salad, Tom Yum (Hot and Sour) Chicken or Prawn soup and Garlic Pork. Please RSVP to .
Below are the remaining Dining Club outings for 2013.
- Saturday May 11 at 6 pm at Sweet Fingers authentic Jamaican Food and Reggae music in San Leandro
- Saturday July 13 at 6 pm at Chef's Experience, upscale Chinese restaurant with full bar, in downtown Hayward
- October (Sunday afternoon to be determined when Oktoberfest schedule is available) at Speisekammer for German food, drink and music at their annual Oktoberfest celebration
Mon March 4: Trustee's Meeting!
All interested persons are invited on Monday March 4 from 11:30am - 1pm for our next Trustees meeting at the lodge. The agenda will include reports from the Aesthetics Committee, the Maintenance and Security Committee, and the Elevator Committee as well as approval of the consent calendar, a financial update and a 2013 budget discussion. Members who may want to attend are asked to contact Chairman Frank Goulart so that sufficient sandwiches or salads will be available.
Thurs March 7: Summer Concert Series Meeting!
Thurs Feb 7: Summer Concert Series Committee meets from 6:30 pm - 8 pm at the lodge to continue planning for the Series. All volunteers are welcome.
Mon March 11: Next Lodge Business Meeting!
The next lodge meeting will be on Monday March 11 at 7:30pm. THANK YOU to Gary Howe for stepping forward to do dinner for this date. Looking forward to his yummy pork chops at 6:30pm!
April 20 Sycamore Reception! Sat April 20 Grand Guardian Reception at the Lodge. Mark your calendars for the statewide reception at Sycamore Lodge in honor of your own Frank Goulart, Grand Guardian for the Grand Lodge of California. Details to follow
April 20 Day at the Races! The next "Day At The Races" event will take place on 4/20/2013. This is the 420 day at Golden Gate Fields, where Yerba Buena Lodge #15 will present a donation to the Rebekah Children's Services (Gilroy) during the races. We are starting with 200 tickets and will increase as needed. Mark your calendar and purchase your ticket(s) early. This will sell out. Tickets are only $25 each. This includes an all-you-can- eat buffet in the Turf Club, valet parking, and racing program. We also take a group photo with a jockey. (Our group photo invites everyone, as other groups only are allowed 4 to 12 guests). This event is always a success whether or not you wager on races. The lunch is fantastic. This is our 20th year of this event. We are shooting for 300 guests this year. Send payments to Yerba Buena Lodge #15, 26 - 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Questions: Call Brother Pete Sellars at 415-861-1737.
Want to Play or Present? We are looking for small musical combos, presentations or other entertainment for our socials on the fourth Monday of the month. Currently booking for 2013. Contact Vice-Grand Ben Goulart at , Noble Grand Frank Goulart at or Musician Laura Brady at . FACEBOOK Concert Series on Facebook! Check out the new Lodge Concert Series Facebook page! For you Facebook fiends, "like" away! Invite your friends! http://www.facebook.com/HaywardOddFellowsSummerConcertSeries
FLT Baseball Hats!Here are a couple of sites that have Odd Fellows F-L-T hats..... Frank likes his cafepress "Odd Fellows Trucker Hat", so I'm passing it along in case anyone else wants to order one....
IOOF Scholarships! The EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows began its operation on September 20, 1927. The purpose of the Foundation is to operate a revolving loan fund for qualified students dependent in part, or wholly, on their own efforts for an education, and to award scholarships to students based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Since the beginning of the Foundation, donations of approximately $3,500,000 have made it possible for over 3,500 young people to receive student low interest loans amounting to over $6,800,000, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. For more info see http://www.ioof.org/educationalfoundation.html