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On Wednesday October 28th, the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club presented a check for $1,200 to Bob Gross, Assistant Adjutant of the Lodi American Legion Post 22.  The funds will be used to help support American Legion's "Veterans Helping Veterans" program that provides assistance to veterans in cri…

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On May 25th, Lodi Elks Lodge No. 1900 held a Memorial Day service for all Veterans and members. A free lunch for Veterans was served at noon thanks to the cooks and servers: Pauline Meyer, Sandy Simmons, Nuel Henderson, Nancy Sanguinetti, Marion Tindle and Rose Deak. Cookies were donated by …

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The Lodi branch of AAUW awarded four $1,000 scholarships to local graduating seniors. They are May Simpson, of Bear Creek High School for the University of California, Berkeley; Roxanne Gayton, of Lodi High School for Sonoma State University; An Ha, of McNair High School for San Jose State U…

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On June 4th, Lodi Lodge No. 256, Free and Accepted Masons, honored Caitlin Paulson as the recipient of the 2015 Henry and Karen Hansen Memorial Scholarship award and presented her with a $1,000 check to assist her with her post high school educational goals. Paulson has already been accepted…

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At the May 1 meeting of the Lodi Woman’s Club, new officers were selected for the 2015-16 year. They are: Ouida Reed, financial secretary; Cheryl LaRoe, director at large; Linda Faria, treasurer; Pam Levy, recording secretary; Gayle Riley, auditor; Carol Markey, director at large; Shawn Fult…

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Members of the Elks lodges throughout California and Hawaii have contributed $3,251,232.17 this year by members of Elks Lodges throughout California and Hawaii to be used in treating children with disabilities. Since 1950, every Elk member has been given a purple pig to put their loose chang…

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Being designated as a Named Gift Honoree is a very special honor in AAUW (The American Association of University Women). The award is reserved for members who have made extraordinary gifts of time and hard work to the branch and AAUW. And the award signifies that branch members contributed a…

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The Corvettes of Lodi held its annual progressive dinner fundraiser on April 18th and was attended by over 30 members. It consisted of 4 courses with each course hosted at a different club member’s house.  

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During the annual Rainbow Grand Assembly held in Fresno, Dakota Ford, a member of the Cloud 7 Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, was honored by the Assembly by being made a member of the “Service Court”. She received this honor by placing second in a California Rainbow w…

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The Woman’s Club held its fifth annual tea on April 25 with approximately 170 guests in attendance. The highlight of the tea was a program given by Club President Carol Meehleis reminiscing days gone by. She also discussed ladies carrying personalized calling cards.

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The Lodi Newcomer’s Club held its installation of new officers for 2014-15 at a recent luncheon at the Elkhorn Country Club on Davis Road. The Installation was conducted by Parliamentarian Goldie Miller. Donna Anzelone was installed as president, Carol Meidinger as 1st Vice President, Jerry …

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Members of Soroptimist International of Lodi recently celebrated the club’s 70 years of service in Lodi. The club is a combination of the original SI Lodi club and SI Lodi Sunrise. The clubs joined forces this year. The dinner event was held at Richmaid Restaurant.

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During the annual Rainbow Grand Assembly held in Fresno, Rachel Trull, a member of the Cloud 7 Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, was appointed to the office of Assistant Grand Editor. The Assistant Editor position is the only 2 year grand office since the Assistant beco…

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In an effort to bring awareness of the pay gap between men and women doing the same job, members of Lodi’s AAUW (American Association of University Women) went to Delta College with an important message for students. This message was attached to 200 individual cookies that each had a 23 perc…

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The Lodi Woman’s Club recently honored ladies, Vesta Mason and Gwen Tecklenburg. During the “big” war (1940), a young lady joined the Woman’s Club of Lodi.  Her name is Vesta Mason and she has been a faithful member of the club for 75 years. Vesta was club president in 1951 and 1952, 1978 an…

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The General Meeting of The Lodi Garden Club is May 7th at the Julia Harrison Memorial Building at Micke Grove. The meeting highlights are the Spring Flower Show, potluck luncheon, presentation of Penny Pines certicates, the introduction of high school scholarship award winners, and installat…

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Soroptimist International is a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The Lodi chapter presented two $1,000 Live Your Dream Awards to Maria Martinez and Jennifer Higgins. The awards ceremony took pla…

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The Tokay Radio Control Modelers, a local RC aeromodeling club, is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Northern California Remote Control Swap Meet & Indoor Flying event on Saturday. Event hours are from 7:30 a.m. to noon and the location is Cabernet Hall, Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413…

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The Heimat Choir of Stockton will be performing at the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) meeting at 2 p.m. on April 26 at the First Baptist Church at 267 N. Mills Ave, Lodi. They will sing German folk songs, spring songs, canons and other songs including some surpris…

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Twenty five years ago, Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services’ Lodi Office was located in a small classroom with a desk and one telephone for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis calls.

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On March 13, the Lodi Elks Lodge No. 1900 held a fundraising corned beef dinner event for the Elks National Foundation (ENF). Charlene Johnson, Exalted Ruler, and Bob Owen, ENF chairperson, co-chaired this fun-filled event.

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AAUW (American Association of University Women) held its 4th annual Bunco tournament fundraiser recently. The organization is grateful to the many participants who enjoyed the party and contributed to the success of the event.

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Lodi Chapter No. 150, Order of the Eastern Star, was proud to honor three members at an awards luncheon on Sunday, March 8 held at the Lodi Masonic Center at 315 West Pine Street in Downtown Lodi. Mary Ellen Dunbar was presented with a pin and certificate celebrating 75 years of membership a…

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The charm of having birds in the garden and how to attract and provide for them will be described to members of the Lodi Garden Club when John Turner and Barry Boulton from Patterson speak to the group at its April 2 meeting at the Micke Memorial building.

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In early 1940 a bunch of men with sturdy last names and a pair of initials for first and middle got together at Ruby’s in downtown Lodi and laid the groundwork for a new Lodi Lions Club — one that has lasted for three-quarters of a century. In that time hundreds of men and women donned their…

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Liberty Oaks Pony Club is proud to announce Brianna Davis, Mikenzie Owning, Mattison Owning, Kaitlyn Warren and Sandra Sirizzoti have passed their riding and horse management test to earn their D1 certification. The test was held at Gateway Farm in Acampo and administered by Kayla Ramsdell R…

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On Feb. 27, members of Lodi Lodge No. 256 Free and Accepted Masons delivered 1,240 donated books to Reese Elementary School. The books were gathered by members of the lodge to augment the in-classroom libraries of the school.

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On Feb. 28, Lodi Elks Lodge No. 1900 held its third annual Mardi Gras event. This event raised $300 toward funds for scholarships for the youth in our community. Thanks to the chairman of this event, Exalted Ruler Charlene Johnson, who organized Elk volunteers, this was a fun filled event.

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Lodi Women’s Connection had a very special “Men’s Morning Brunch” at the Woodbridge Golf and Country Club recently. Along with our women of the community who regularly attend, men were also invited to this special event. We featured Wade Heath, a columnist for more than a decade for the Lodi…

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On President's Day, riders from Gateway Farm in Acampo trailered to Lone Tree Farm near Waterford to school over the cross country course jumps.  Enjoying the sunshine while coaching her students was instructor Liz Jenner. Included in the 10 riders were Laura Weisman, DC of Liberty Oaks Pony…

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On Feb. 11, the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club hosted a sweetheart breakfast meeting for all members and their sweethearts. Each guest sweetheart was given a box of chocolates by club President Sabrina Schneweis-Coe. The guest speaker was Marissa Taunton who spoke on her experiences in Afghanistan…

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On Jan. 24th, the Lodi Elks Lodge No. 1900 donated the use of its facilities to the Cub Scouts Pack 295 for its annual Pinewood Derby. This event, in which the children build their own race car, helps improve their craftsmanship skills. It instills healthy competition amongst youth and helps…

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The Lodi Sportsman’s Club recently elected officers for 2015. They are: Charles Lake, secretary; Leo Kuhn, sergeant at arms; Hal Dewalt, president; Kevin Welk, vice president; Pius Kuhn, treasurer; and Cordell Meidinger, past president.

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Soroptimist International Lodi hosted the women from Hope Harbor Shelter and the Women Helping Women program at the annual Christmas party at Round Table Pizza. Santa arrived to wish the women a Merry Christmas and present each woman with a gift bag.The club donated new towels for each of th…

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On Jan. 10, the Lodi Elks Lodge No. 1900 held its annual crab feed to benefit the major project, which helps children with disabilities. This was a successful event thanks to John Rochon, Leading Knight and chairman of this event.

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Liberty Oaks Pony Club just had its first meeting of 2015; new year, new DC (adult leader), new members and new shirts! Returning C2 member Rachel Ravera helped out the new DC by teaching an unmounted lesson on longeing the horse safely and correctly according to United States Pony Club standards.

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Jennifer Wood was the featured speaker for the AAUW (American Association of University Women) January meeting. Wood is a volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby, (CCL) an organization that has 200 chapters across the country.

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Lodi Elks Lodge No.1900, in their continuing effort to help the community, donated bags of groceries and a new coffee pot to Grace and Mercy Charitable Foundation. This much worthy food bank donates bags of groceries and clothes to low income families and the homeless.