Youth Services

Twelve excited people gathered on the evening of Monday August 16, 2021 at the Odd Fellows Lodge to celebrate and award a scholarship to Jacqueline Nabor-Gomez. Jacqueline was the Odd Fellows choice to be the HMB Odd Fellow delegate to the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Pilgrimage for Youth in 2020.

Due to serious concerns about Delegate safety due to the Covid Pandemic, the 2020 Pilgrimage was cancelled. Then the 2021 Pilgrimage was cancelled, for the same reason.

The cancellations were a huge disappointment to Jacqueline and HMB Odd Fellows. During the long period of application, monitoring status of the pilgrimage and eventual disappointment, Jacqueline showed patience and understanding. This demonstrated the maturity that favorably impressed Odd Fellows when reviewing her essay and interview in the delegate selection process.

Remember Carmen, the Nursing Student who received a scholarship from Odd Fellows in spring of this year? Here is a review and update on what is happening with Carmen…

It started four years ago with a chat between two people sitting beside each other at a wedding reception in Half Moon Bay. One person was Carmen, Licensed Vocational Nurse and the other was Katherine, member of the Youth Services Committee of Odd Fellows in Half Moon Bay.

Susan Brennan with check

The Odd Fellows are dedicated to the philosophy that an educated society is essential to a healthy community. That’s why we host the concerts and public events that you have enjoyed over the years at the Odd Fellows Hall in Half Moon Bay.

When you make donations at our events, your dollars directly support our Scholarship Program, which for decades has helped locals who otherwise may have been denied post-secondary educational opportunities.

Help Us Help Others

Coastside youth are depending on us to meet their educational goals in 2021 and beyond.

We’re hoping to quickly raise $10,000 to retain five scholarships. Without these additional funds, we will have to cut our programs by half at a time when they are needed more than ever.

Tyler Vargas and mom with Susan Brennan and Judi Engel

Thank you for your donation to the Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund. The Scholarships are managed by the Youth Services Committee, and we are very grateful for your contribution.

carmenBecause of you, we were able to provide a scholarship to Carmen Altamirano, a LVN who now works in Covid Testing and Vaccine Services for Kaiser while studying to become a Registered Nurse.

Because of you, a talented young musician, Tyler Vargas, Half Moon Bay HS Senior, was helped along his path to study music after high school graduation. (photo above)

Because of you, we gave four $1000 scholarships to Half Moon Bay HS seniors to pursue their goals to pursue secondary education to prepare them for future employment.

Want to continue the success?

With thanks,
Susan E. Brennan
Chair, Youth Services Committee

 

The Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Lodge #143 is offering scholarships for students wishing to further their education after graduation from High School.

To be eligible for consideration, you must be:

  1. a resident of the Coastside Community (Montara to Pescadero);
  2. a student planning to attend an accredited college or university for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, or;
  3. a student planning to enroll in a certified program at an accredited trade school for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

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Ocean View Lodge 143
526 Main Street
PO Box 712
Half Moon Bay
CA 94019

Phone: 650-712-0718