About 100 members and friends of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge attended a formal installation and awards dinner at the lodge hall Saturday evening. The elected and appointed officers for 2012 were installed and annual awards were presented.
Kandice Fowler took her oath of office as the new noble grand of Davis Odd Fellows Lodge No. 169. Other elected officers are Bob Schelen, vice grand; Ann Carroll, secretary; Penny Smith, treasurer; and Steve Lopez, financial secretary.
Fowler succeeds outgoing Noble Grand Dave Reed, who served two terms in that office.
Conducting the installation ceremony were Rod Metoyer, deputy grand master of the California Grand Lodge, assisted by Rick Boyles, grand warden of the California Grand Lodge, and Dave Rosenberg, past grand of the Davis lodge……
“It has been my pleasure to lead this vibrant organization for two years,” Reed said in the news release. “I’m very proud of all we have accomplished in that time for the community and for the lodge.”
Reed cited in particular the World’s Greatest Bicycle Parade, which set a Guinness world record and raised $17,500 for the Davis schools; the Hope for Haiti event, which raised almost $25,000 for earthquake relief in Haiti; and the numerous events held at the Lodge to benefit community groups.
Judge Reed failure to disclose role of “Grand Conductor”, see below:
According to YR, “On June 14, 2013, I filed a C.C.P. section 170.1 Verified Challenge to Judge David Reed stemming from his association with Judge David and Lea Rosenberg, his associations with Davis Odd Fellow and Davis Rebekah Lodge, the fact that I had filed an IRS complaint against those entities, and because of the media exposure on Davis Patch. This Challenge was denied by Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Valle Israels, incorporated herein by reference.
Subsequent to the filing of the Challenge, and while awaiting a ruling by Judge Israels on the matter, I became concerned about what I believed were further acts of fraud and deceit perpetrated by Odd Fellows Home of California in connection with Judge Dave Reed, Judge Dave Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, and Vic Bucher.
Specifically, my concerns related to what I perceived as an attempt to improperly distance Judge David Reed, on one hand, from Judge David Rosenberg, Lea Rosenberg, and Vic Bucher, on the other hand. As such, on July 17, 2013, I sent Odd Fellows Home of California a cease and desist demand.
In reply to the “cease and desist”, I received 3 replies. Two replies originated from Mr. Gerald Poarch,informing me that the “update” will “occur after the Board elects its new Officers, which will occur at the July 27, 2013 meeting.” Mr. Poarch also informed me that the personal treasurer of Judge David Rosenberg’s judicial campaign (Mr. Vic Bucher) is presiding until the election of new officers. The third reply came from Mr. Don Smith (see Exhibit 4), also informing me that the website will be updated to reflect the election of Judge David Reed as director of Odd Fellow Home of California only after the July 27, 2013 board meeting.
The information contained in Paragraph 4 of this document is in marked contradiction to information received both by me and the Court from Judge David Reed who previously asserted, repeatedly, that he was elected to the board of Odd Fellow Home of California (a multi-million dollar retirement facility) during a meeting held during the month of May.
In addition, although I became aware of the information previously but did not think much of it, subsequent to my discovery dealing with the above described events , I am now concerned about potential further misrepresentations, concealment, deceit, and fraud on the Court perpetrated by Judge David Reed in connection with his failure to previously disclose his very recent role as “Grand Conductor” of the California Grand Lodge – the entity supervising Davis Odd Fellow and Davis Odd Fellow Hall.
Simply put, Judge David Reed never disclosed to me (or to Judge Valle Israels) the fact that he served as “Grand Conductor” of the Grand Lodge despite multiple opportunities to do so, and despite
knowing full well that this may be an important fact for the Court’s consideration in determining whether to grant the C.C.P. § 170.1 Verified Challenge. Instead, similar to the events which necessitated the “cease and desist” request, the various parties (Judge David Reed, Judge David Rosenberg, Vic Bucher, and the various Odd Fellow outfits) stooped to misleading the public by quickly removing the name of Judge David Reed as “Grand Conductor” and replacing it with the name of Glenn Lindsey (see http://caioof.org/grand-lodge-officers ) in what could be considered an attempt to distance Judge Reed from the decision of Davis Odd Fellow to not comply with the IRS rules and regulations.
In connection with the allegations mentioned in Paragraph 7 of this Second Verified Challenge, the undersigned asks that an evidentiary hearing be scheduled to further explore the facts surrounding this alleged act of fraud i.e. exact dates Judge David Reed served as “Grand Conductor,” and the reason the name of Judge Reed was quickly replaced with the name of Glenn Lindsey on the website.”
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