Members gain a worldwide family of Brothers and Sisters and the many philosophical lessons of our Degrees dating back centuries. There are many benefits to being a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Members learn and use many valuable life skills that carry over into life outside the Lodge. These skills are useful to anyone trying to better their career and will be handy on any resumé or for anyone who is an entrepreneur trying to start their own business
Membership in an odd fellow Lodge provides a variety of ways to can help those in need. Every lodge and jurisdiction is given the flexibility to focus on projects that are unique to their communities while participating in larger global projects as a whole unit.
The annual IOOF pilgrimage is a solemn ceremony where a representative from each State is symbolically lays a wreath at the Tomb. The IOOF is the only fraternal organization permitted to conduct a Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This honor was bestowed upon us in 1934 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.