Calendar

 

Morse Lodge Proposed Calendar of Events:
Explanation of Events:

Entertainment Committee Events (E): Are events that are self-funded or funded by the entertainment committee budget. Open to members and guests. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Partially funded events require a payment with the reservation. Includes the monthly pre-meeting dinners, traditional annual events including the Dim Sum Brunch, Anniversary Dinner, Roll Call Dinner, and Christmas Party. Lodge Members in good standing may propose additional entertainment events but the event must be approved by the Entertainment Committee. Committee Chair is Vice Grand Tino Solis.

Good Works Events (GW): Are community service projects, open to members and guests. Includes our funded Service to the Homeless projects; Stockings for the Homeless, Dinner at the Shelter, Pie Baking for St. Anthony’s Dining Room, Baby Shower for the Homeless. It also includes hands-on community service projects such as volunteering at the Food Bank. Lodge Members in good standing may propose additional hands-on service opportunities but the event must be approved by the Good Works Committee. Committee Chair is Nancy Schlesinger.

Admin Events (A): Are official events that require special compliance paperwork by the Lodge Secretary including the Grand Lodge Sessions (convention), the Instructional Workshop for Elected Officers, the Cave Degree. Any member in good standing may attend, but funding is available only for Past Grands for the Convention, Noble Grand and Vice Grand for the Instructional Workshop. Funding for the Cave Degree will be available for New Lodge Members who have not yet completed their 3rd Degree, and 3rd Degree members who are performing the rituals. Committee Chair is Catherine Reed.

Membership Events (M): Open only to members in good standing who have received the Initiatory Degree. Funded by Membership Budget. Fully funded events require a deposit that is returned when the member attends the event. Partially funded events require a payment with the reservation. Members are advised that spaces may be limited so sign-ups are on a first-come first served basis. Committee Chair is Brian Schlesinger.

Recruitment Events (R): Open only to New Home Lodge members (not already a member of any other Odd Fellows Lodge) in good standing who have received the Initiatory Degree and their sponsors. Fully funded by the Membership committee budget, may require a deposit that is returned when the member attends the event. Each member may attend only one recruitment event as the new member. Any lodge member whether Home Lodge or Associate may sponsor new members but must sponsor an additional new member for each recruitment event. Committee Chair is Brian Schlesinger.

Morse Lodge #257 2019 – 20 Events

There are 2- 3 meetings each month that are committee meetings that are held off-site. Financial Trustees meet every February, May, August and November to develop a quarterly report for the lodge. Executive Committee meets 2+ times a year. Most of these meetings are off-site.

1 January:
Wednesday, January 2, 2019: Business meeting at 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 2, 2019: Installation of Officers
Friday – Sunday, January 4 – 6, 2019: Leadership training seminar in Visalia, CA
Wednesday, January 9, 2019: Book Club Movie Night
Wednesday, January 16, 2019: Book Club
Wednesday, January 23, 2019: (GW) Good Works Committee

2 February: Financial Trustee Meeting, All Committees Meet
Wednesday, February 6, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Saturday, February 16, 2019: (E) Chinese New Year Luncheon
Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Book Club
Wednesday, February 27, 2019: (GW) Good Works Committee

3 March:
Wednesday, March 6, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Book Club (Postponed to April)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019: (GW) Good Works Committee
Thursday, March 28, 2019: (E) Special meeting at Tennessee Grill, 5:30pm

4 April:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Saturday, April 13, 2019: (M) Escape Room Event
Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Book Club
Wednesday, April 24, 2019: (GW) SF/Marin Food Bank Event
5 May: Financial Trustee Meeting, All Committees Meet
Wednesday, May 1, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Saturday, May 4, 2019: (E) Anniversary Dinner, off site
Wednesday, May 15 – 19, 2019: (A) Grand Lodge – all 3rd Degree members and Past Noble Grand’s are invited to attend
Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Book Club
Saturday, May 25, 2019: (GW) SF/Marin Food Bank Event
Saturday , May 25, 2019: (M) Emporium Event
Monday, May 28, 2019: Observance of Memorial Day – Presidio of San Francisco

6 June:
Saturday, June 1- 2, 2019 (A) Cave Degree in Yreka, Initiatory – 3rd Degree
Wednesday, June 5, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Saturday, June 8, 2019: (GW) Suicide Prevention Walk
Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Book Club
Saturday, June 22, 2019: (R) House of Prime Rib Recruitment Dinner

7 July:
Wednesday, July 3, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Sunday, July 7, 2019: Initiatory Degree
Saturday, July 13, 2019: (R) Lobster Lunch at New England Lobster
Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Book Club
Saturday, July 27, 2019: (M) Roll Call Dinner at Cleo’s

8 August: Financial Trustee Meeting, All Committees Meet.
Saturday, August 3, 2019: Initiatory Degree
Wednesday, August 7, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Saturday, August 17, 2019: (M) Wine Tasting
Wednesday, August 21, 2019: Book Club
Sunday, August 25, 2019: (M) Cocktail Brunch with Bartender Instructor Matt Cooper
Saturday, August 31, 2019: (R) K-1 Car Racing

9 September:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Saturday, September 7, 2019: Initiatory Degree
Wednesday, September 18, 2019: Book Club
Saturday, September 14, 2019: (R) Mani-Pedi Party and Diva Nails

10 October:
Wednesday, October 2, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting

Friday-Sunday October 4-6th 2019 – Tahoe Membership Committee Retreat

Sunday, October 6, 2019: Initiatory degree
Wednesday, October 16, 2019: Book Club
Saturday, October 19, 2019: (R) Dinner at the Fish Market

11 November: Financial Trustee Meeting, All Committees Meet
Wednesday, November 6, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Saturday, November 7, 2019: (R) Beach Blanket Babylon
Wednesday, November 20, 2019: Book Club
Friday – Sunday, November 22 – 24, 2019: (GW) Pie Baking at Camp Bothin

12 December:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Wednesday, December 11, 2019: (E/M) Holiday Party Dinner Dance Cruise
Wednesday, December 18, 2019: Book Club

1 January:
Wednesday, January 8, 2020: Business meeting at 4:30pm
Wednesday, January 8, 2020: Installation of Officers
Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Book Club
2 February: Financial Trustee Meeting, All Committees Meet
Wednesday, February 5, 2020: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Book Club
Saturday, February ??, 2020: (E) Chinese New Year Dim Sum Event

3 March:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020: (E) Dinner, Business Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 2020: Book Club
Fishing: TBA depending on when the fish are running, and the weather is ok: E: Fishing or Crabbing trip. Self-Funded. Tino and Ferdi oversee it.

Legend:
(E) – Entertainment Committee Events (A) – Admin Events
(GW) – Good Works Events (M) – Membership Events
(R) – Recruitment Events