APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
When the lodge has received your application, they will appoint an interviewing committee of three members. These members will call on you, both to ask questions and to answer any questions you may have concerning the lodge. One purpose of the interviewing committee is to give a candidate at least three familiar faces in the lodge. At the next meeting, the interviewing committee will report back to the lodge. The lodge will ballot to accept you as a member. If you are accepted, the lodge will then send you a letter announcing your election to membership and the date and time for initiation.
REQUIREMENTS AND JOINING PROCEDURE
Contact a lodge or lodge member:
Use the online Membership Request Form
Or contact your local I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Complete an application:
Received from a member or download one below.
Your completed application & initiation fees:
Will be forwarded to the Lodge.
The Noble Grand (President) of the Lodge assigns members to investigate:
An investigation of the overall character of applicant takes place.
An Interview of the Applicant:
Application will be interviewed by the Investigating Committee.
The Interviewing Committee reports to members:
Reports & recommendations will be given during a meeting regarding the Applicant.
Members vote on the Applicant
The Applicant is advised of the voting results.
The Applicant receives an initiation notice.
The Applicant receives Initiation in the Lodge.
Genuine Friendship, which hears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, is the first step toward progress and personal enrichment, and the teachings of Temperance, Prudence, and Justice.
Love is the basis for all life’s ambitions, service to humanity, and more family oriented.
Truth, the imperial virtue, promotes economic stability, equality under law, freedom of enterprise, the highest of ethical standards, and lasting peace, the ultimate goal of fraternity.
Universal Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God is imperative to the survival of the World, and can be accomplished only through the practice of fellowship and understanding among all peoples and nations.
Odd Fellows Creed
"St. Louis Lodge No. 5"
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS
FRIENDSHIP LOVE AND TRUTH
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