Independant Order of Odd Fellows


Print and fill out this MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.

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. Most jurisdictions require candidates for the adult lodges to be 18 years old. Junior Lodges and Theta Rho clubs accept members 8 to 18 years old (some jurisdictions have a minimum age limit of 10).

Lodges charge an initiation fee and annual dues. The amount of dues is set by each lodge.

How to Join

A candidate must be sponsored by a current member.

To join our lodge or to request more information, please send us an e-mail and someone from the membership committee will contact you promptly.
Email us at


Print and fill out this MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.

Mail to:
California Lodge No. 1
P.O. Box 5566
South San Francisco, CA 94083-5566

After You Have Applied 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. The lodge will then send you a letter announcing your election to membership and the date and time for initiation.













Copyright © 2018 California Lodge No. 1