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Become an Odd Fellow

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Requirements for Membership

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. Candidates for the adult lodges should be 16 years old.  (Junior Lodges and Theta Rho clubs accept members 8 to 16 years old).

How to Join

A candidate must be sponsored by a current member, so the first step towards joining is to find someone who is a current member and express interest in joining. 

If you don't know a member, please contact us and express interest in joining.  A local member will contact you and discuss membership. If appropriate, you will be given an application form to complete


After You Have Applied for Membership

When the lodge has received your application, they will appoint an interviewing committee. These members will meet with you 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. The lodge will then send you a letter announcing your election to membership and the date and time for initiation.

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