• Welcome to The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Independent Order of Odd Fellows!
  • Friendship, Love & Truth

Help yourself to a new way of life.

An Odd Fellow lodge is a good place to be. 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.

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About Us

Odd Fellowship is one of the oldest fraternities in the world. This order was founded on the basis of universal brotherhood. The order stresses the importance of the principles of Friendship, Love and Truth.

The Odd fellowship

While Odd Fellowship does not and never has had any monopoly for the developing of those virtues, which tend to produce good, upright men and women, it does, however, provide the opportunity for them to become...


I believe in the Fatherhood of God‚ and the Brotherhood of man. I believe in Friendship‚ Love and Truth as basic guides to the ultimate destiny of all mankind. I believe my home‚ my church or temple‚ my lodge and my community deserve my best work‚ my modest pride‚ my earnest faith‚ my deepest loyalty‚ as I perform my duty to visit the sick‚ relieve the distressed‚ bury the dead and educate the orphan and as I work with others to build a better world‚ because‚ in spirt and truth‚ I am and must always be‚ grateful to my Creator‚ faithful to my country and fraternal to my fellow-man


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Steps To Become A Member

  • Finding 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. A candidate must be sponsored by a current member, so the first step towards joining is to find someone who is a current member. The form below will allow you to meet a member who will be glad to share Odd Fellowship with you.

  • Why Be An Odd Fellow?

    • The Brotherhood
    • Quest for Brotherhood
    • Our Friendly Family
    • Step Up To Odd Fellowship
    • Order Of Good Deeds
    • Helping Hand To Others
    • Adds Zest and Joy to Living

    To lean more about all the great resaons to consider joining us please click the button below.

  • Requirements & Joining Procedure

    • Contact a Lodge or lodge member.
    • Complete an Application. (Received from a Member)
    • Your Application and Initiation fees are forwarded to the Lodge.
    • Interview of the Applicant by an Interviewing Committee.
    • Committee reports to members & provides recommendations
    • Members vote on the Applicant.
    • Applicant is advised of the voting results.
    • Applicant receives an Initiation notice.
    • Applicant receives Initiation in the Lodge.

  • Finding 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.

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