NEVADA CITY, Calif. December 27, 2019 – Members of Oustomah Lodge #16, the Odd Fellows of Nevada City, gathered at the Night of Giving recently to present a $1000 check to support Hospitality House, a local homeless program, whose work includes, but extends far beyond, providing a safe, supportive shelter, and a path to housing.

This gift completes the Lodge’s charitable giving cycle for this year. Our Good Works Committee focused on hunger, homelessness, and children and elders at risk, in our local community. Besides Hospitality House, the committee directed donations to Sierra Roots, Nevada County Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Kare Crisis Nursery, and more. Our Good Works for 2019 totaled $5200.

Odd Fellows Richard Gorman, Ann Driver, and Jim Driver present the check to Hospitality House Finance Director Joel Radtke.

Oustomah Lodge #16, is a benevolent organization that has been in continuous operation in Nevada City since 1853. In the New Year, we are looking for new members interested in being part of a fellowship dedicated to having fun while serving others. Our Second Sunday Brunches and Last Wednesday Potlucks are open to anyone interested in our work.

Our Lodge is also engaged in preserving our 1873 building at 225 Broad Street, in the Nevada City Historic District, and continuing the traditions of Odd Fellowship, including the secret rituals and teachings of our Order. Find us online at