Joining our Chapter

Are you considering joining the Odd Fellows organization?

A man or woman of good moral character, who is loyal to his or her country and believes in a Supreme Being, is eligible for membership. Unlike other Fraternal Orders in this state, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows not only includes independently run Rebekah Lodges for women; but we also welcomes women into the men’s lodges – if they so chose. At present, one third of the active membership of William F. Ray Lodge #71 in Franklin, MA is made up of dedicated and community spirited young women.

Odd Fellowship strictly forbids any interference with ones religious beliefs or political opinions. We are not a religious order or a simple club; we are a fraternity of men and women that are working for the elevation of one’s character, the relief of distress and the general improvement of mankind. We are non denominational and non sectarian. The Jurisdiction of Massachusetts requires that candidates for the adult lodges be a minimum of 16 years of age.

How to Join

If you are interested in learning more and possibly becoming a part of the Odd Fellows or Rebekah organizations in this area of the Jurisdiction of Massachusetts; please fill out and submit our contact form. A member of our lodge will contact you to further explore whether we are the organization that will fill your needs and, on the flip side, if you are the member that we are looking for.