We are Odd Fellows & Rebekahs
To Improve and Elevate the Character of Mankind...
In 18th century England, it was odd to find people
organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and
pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who
belonged to such an organization were called “Odd Fellows.” OddFellows are also known as “The Three Link Fraternity” which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth. Today, the Odd Fellows is a worldwide fraternal Order having
over 10,000 lodges in 25 countries. We are actively involved in a variety of civic and philanthropic efforts
on a local, national and international level. Highlights of
The Order at Work
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs spend over $775 million in relief projects annually
The Educational Foundation provides substantial loans and grants to students
SOS Children’s Village provides a caring home for orphaned children in Cambodia
Living Legacy focuses on planting trees and enhancing our environment
The Arthritis Foundation
Visual Research Foundation supports vision care and research through the Wilmer Eye Institute.
Pilgrimage for Youth
Annually sponsor a float in the Rose Parade
Consider Joining the Odd Fellows
A man or woman of good character, who is loyal to his or her
country and believes in a Supreme Being, the creator and preserver of the Universe, is eligible for membership. Odd Fellowship strictly forbids any interference with one’s religious beliefs or political opinions. Most jurisdictions require candidates for the adult lodges to be 16 years old. Junior Lodges and Theta Rho Girl’s Clubs accept members 8 to 18 years old (some jurisdictions have a minimum age limit of 10).
How to Join
If you are interested in learning more and possibly becoming
a part of the Odd Fellows or Rebekahs, you are encouraged
to visit our website at www.ioof.org. Click on the Jurisdictions link to find contact information for your State or Province.
When contacting us, share with us your interest in joining and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
Should you decide to join, an application and instructions
will be provided. Simply contact us on the web, phone or mail.
We look forward to hearing from you!