The Annual Joe Oescheger Memorial Weekend
in the Redwoods will be held February 9th and 10th, 2018
Fortuna Best Western
2025 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA 95540.
- Friday and Saturday night events will be hosted by Ferndale Parlor #93.
- Activities will kick-off Friday night at 6 p.m. with a hosted reception of food and drinks in the Redwood Room at the Fortuna Best Western.
- On Saturday Humboldt Parlor #14 has coordinated with two local museums for free admission.
- The Eureka Fire Station #6, the over-100-year-old fire station at 1766 J Street in Eureka that was dedicated last year will open its doors exclusively for Native Sons and their guests for free on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
- Humboldt Parlor has also coordinated with the Clarke Museum, just two blocks down the street from the Parlor Hall, for free admission. One of the current exhibits is the history of fraternal organizations in Humboldt County. Artifacts from Humboldt Parlor are on display as part of the exhibit.
- At 11:30am, Humboldt Parlor will provide refreshments and a light lunch at their hall in Old Town Eureka at 623 3rd Street (between G & H Streets).
- There will be a speaker to provide some interesting historical facts about the area.
- On Saturday night, Ferndale Parlor will host an initiation and dinner. Initiation will be convened at 4 p.m. in the Redwood Room at the Fortuna Best Western Inn.
- Dinner is at the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department, 320 South Fortuna Boulevard, Fortuna, CA.
- Cocktails and appetizers are at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.
- Dinner is $25.00 per person.
- There will also be a silent auction and raffle.
- Please contact Alan Baird at (707) 725-5182 or email Jerry Colivas at firstname.lastname@example.org for dinner reservations.
- Rooms $85 per night at the Fortuna Best Western Inn at 2025 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA 95540.
- This price is guaranteed through January 9. Please contact the Fortuna Best Western Inn at (707) 725-6822 and ask for the Native Sons room rate.
Joe Oescheger Memorial Weekend in the Redwoods was named in honor of Past Grand President Joe Oescheger, who started the event to get members from around the state up to enjoy the beauty of Humboldt County. PGP Oescheger was raised in Ferndale but moved to the Bay Area and was a member of Redwood Parlor #66 when he was elected Grand President in 1963-64. He held his Grand Parlor in 1964 in Eureka at the historic Eureka Inn. That was the last time a Grand Parlor was held in the area.