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.

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

An Interview of the Applicant:
Application will be interviewed by the Investigating

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
Membership Application Form
An Odd Fellow lodge is a good place to be. And, it's lots of fun. You'll like meeting good people, making new friends, enjoying the pleasures of new experiences. It's where the action is in most communities. Sports, socials, dances, and parties are all part of the active life of Odd Fellows today.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs 
“We seek to improve and elevate the character of humanity and look forward with ardent joy to that day when one law shall bind all nations, tongues, and kindred on earth and that law will be the law of universal brotherhood and sisterhood, under the fatherhood of God.”

About Our Order
The name itself signifies something different or out of the ordinary. And it is ODD, because it endeavors to enlighten the mind without taking from the individual any of his/her rights or privileges. It conforms to law, religion, and sound morality without usurping the rights of the church or that of the courts. It creates a brotherhood and sisterhood, not a division among people. It presents life in all its fullness, through several degrees, so linked together that each one receiving them may broaden his/her mind and elevate their character.  To watch a short video about the history of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, click here.

Membership Requirements
While we insist that one must believe in a supreme being, we do not inquire into the applicant’s particular choice of faith or belief, nor do we permit religious discussions in our lodge rooms, as each member is privileged to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience without interference from the order. We also recognize that society has laid down certain rules that have proven of great importance, so that, while we recognize the fatherhood of God and the kinship of humanity, we must require evidence that the applicant is of good moral character, and he/she must be mentally capable of earning a livelihood. With these simple yet essential qualifications, a man or woman may unite with us in the office of human benefaction.

Our Charge
The commands of Odd Fellowship are to: Visit the Sick, Relieve the Distressed, to Bury the Dead, Educate the Orphan, and to Protect and Care for the Aged and Widowed.

If you would like to join our ranks and become an Odd Fellow, ask the person who directed you to our website to find out how you can get sponsored. If you found us through a search, please click on the link below for an application.