We are the family of Odd-fellowship,
composed of Men, Women, and Youth, believing in a
supreme being, the creator and preserver of the
universe, who have come together in our local
communities having the same beliefs and values as
others, that; Friendship, Love and Truth are the basic
guidelines that we need to follow in our daily lives.
Through working in our local Communities, States,
Provinces, or Nationally we understand that we can make
a difference in the lives of people in our World.
Order of Odd Fellows is one of the largest and
oldest fraternal orders in the United States. Odd
Fellowship was founded in England where it grew up
during the 18th century. The Patriotic Order in
England was followed by the Union of United Orders
and the Loyal Order. In 1813, various lodges of the
Union Order organized the Manchester Unity of Odd
- American Odd Fellowship
was founded as the Washington Lodge #1 in Baltimore
in 1819, and the following year affiliated with the
- The three links of Odd
Fellowship's symbol represent Friendship, Love, and
Odd Fellowship Teaches
Wise and serious truths and opens up before its
members opportunities for useful service.
Belief in a Supreme Being, the Creator and Preserver
of the Universe.
The lesson of fraternity, that all are of one family
and therefore brethren.
The importance of the principle of Friendship, Love
The privilege and duty of individual sympathy,
mutual assistance and every-day service to ones
That humanity was intended to be one harmonious
That each individual is a unit in that God-made
Its members how to stand on their own feet, yet walk
in step with their neighbors.
The difference between right and wrong.
That it is more blessed to give than to receive.
What's an Odd Fellow?
person that is 16-18 years or older whom believes in
a Supreme Being, Creator and Preserver of the
Universe, and is faithful to their Country. Through
support of projects in their local community,
State/Providence or Nationally that improve or
elevate the character of mankind.
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