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A Family Faternity
Striving to make the world a better place

"Friendship, Love and Truth"

"To improve and elevate the character of mankind"

The Three Links
The Emblem of the Independant Order of Odd Fellows


To Improve and Elevate the Character of Man

In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called "Odd Fellows". Odd Fellows are also known as "The Three Link Fraternity" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819 when Thomas Wildey and four members of the Order from England instituted Washington Lodge No. 1. This lodge received its charter from Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows in England.

Odd Fellowship became the 1st national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the beautiful Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. This degree is based on the teachings found in the Holy Bible, and was written by the Honorable Schuyler Colfax who was Vice President of the United States during the period 1868-1873. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were also the first fraternal organization to establish homes for our senior members and for orphaned children.



The grilling crew!
Members of our Oddfellows California Lodge #1 volunteer to serve food at San Mateo County's Safe Harbor Shelter throughout the year. This evening, the Lodge bought, brought and cooked the food, too, The residents had a good old fashioned Summer BBQ!
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