Odd Fellows Homes

Odd Fellows Homes of California

Saratoga Retirement Home - IOOF

Saratoga Retirement Community

An Impressive History is claimed by the Odd Fellows Homes of California dating back to 1893 when provisions were made for the establishment of the first Odd Fellows Home in California. That first Home was located at Thermalito, Butte County, three miles from Oroville. The move from Thermalito to a new Odd Fellows Home in Saratoga, Santa Clara County, occurred on November 18, 1912. For nearly 100 years Odd Fellows, their widows and Rebekahs have resided at the Saratoga Home.

Originally Two Home Boards – With the purchase in 1992 of The Meadows of Napa Valley, the Odd Fellows of California became owners of two retirement homes managed and operated by two separate non-profit corporations – Odd Fellows Homes of California and Odd Fellows Housing of Napa.

The Meadows in Napa Valley

The Meadows of Napa Valley

The Home Boards Merge into one corporation as the Odd Fellows Homes of California, incorporated as a 501 (3) (c) non-profit corporation. The combined board originally had 17 Directors, but the number of Directors has been reduced gradually until there are now 13 Directors including the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer.

Visit the Saratoga Retirement Community website and the Meadows of Napa Valley website for detailed information about the two retirement Homes operated by the Odd Fellows Homes of California

Additional information on both facilities may also be obtained by contacting one of the following Directors of the Odd Fellows Homes of California:

You may contact the Board Members at: OFHCBOARD@CAIOOF.ORG

Gerald Poarch
Board Chair
geraldpoarch@mindspring.com
 
Robin Oliver
Board Vice Chair
 
Ray Link
Board Secretary
Saratoga
(408) 867-0231
grandlodge-ca@sbcglobal.net
 
Mary Ann Tschernoscha
Board Asst. Secretary
mtschernoscha@mwe.com
 
Jay Johnson
Board Treasurer
Saratoga
(408) 867-0231
grandlodge-ca@sbcglobal.net
 
Jerry Worth
Board Asst. Treasurer
worthcpa@dslextreme.com
 
Dorothy Handy
Board Member
 
Vic Bucher, CPA
Board Member
Vic Bucher Accountancy
P.O. Box 1993
Davis, CA 95618
 
Terry Olson
Board Member
 
Neil Allen
Board Member
P.O.Box 67
Emigrant Gap, CA. 95715
Office 530-389-8487
Cell     916-628-7745
neilallen@live.com 
 
Lynn Hill
Board Member
 
David Reed
Board Member
 
Don R. Smith
Emeritus