Frequently Asked Questions

How do I go about joining your Order? and What are the 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.

The jurisdiction of Michigan requires candidates for the adult lodges to be 16 years old, but Lodges may set the age to be 16, 17 or 18. Junior Lodges, Theta Rho club and United Youth Groups accept members from 8 years old to the age of 18.

How do I join?

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

If you would like someone to contact you about joining send an email to

To find out about the Official Programs that Odd Fellows and Rebekahs support, our history and other general information, please visit the Sovereign Grand Lodge website at The SGL Website.

What Does Odd Fellowship Do For You?

  • Leadership Training
  • A More Purposeful Life
  • Enduring Friendships
  • Community Activity Participation
  • A Broadening of Your Mind
  • Opportunities to Help Children, the Elderly, and People of All Ages