Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

03cb643aa994a3c90f590b17f5ea3fdcDid you know that the Odd Fellows is the only fraternal group allowed to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery? It was by an act of Congress when former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an Odd Fellow, requested a law be set in place so that the Odd Fellows would be able to hold this historic event.

The event annual event held on the first Sunday in May.  CLICK HERE for more info.

 

Annual Rose Parade Float

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Odd Fellows and Rebekahs have participated in the Rose Parade since 1908, continuously since 1955. The float is a work of art which is viewed by nearly a million people locally in Southern California and is televised to more than 70 million international viewers.

For photos and videos of past Odd Fellow – Rebekah Rose floats click below.
http://www.oddfellows-rebekahs-rosefloat.org

Educational Foundation

The EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows began its operation on September 20, 1927. The purpose of the Foundation is to operate a revolving loan fund for qualified students dependent in part, or wholly, on their own efforts for an education, and to award scholarships to students based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Since the beginning of the Foundation, donations of approximately $3,500,000 have made it possible for over 3,500 young people to receive student low interest loans amounting to over $6,800,000, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship awards.

CLICK HERE for more info and applications.

 

SOS Village

Odd Fellow Village In Battambang, Cambodia

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows introduced at the 2003 Sessions of The Sovereign Grand Lodge in Halifax, Nova Scotia by the incoming Sovereign Grand Master, Henry "Hank" Dupray and adopted; the project named "Odd Fellows Village." The village consists of 15 family homes, a social centre, a medical facility and kindergarten facility, which will house approximately 150 orphaned and AIDS affected children ages 0-12. The village is a joint project in conjunction with SOS Kinderdorf International and has been built in Battambang, in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Our Charge: Educating the Orphan & Relieving the Distressed

There is an entire generation of orphaned children because of the "

Killing Fields

" of Cambodia. These children are subject to exploitation in the sex slave industry without proper protection like the Odd Fellow Village. Actress and producer Lucy Liu recently released a documentary (visit 

http://www.redlightthemovie.com/trailer.html

) about the heinous crimes being committed against these innocent children.

By supporting the Odd Fellow Village project you are helping to protect these children, care for their medical problems and giving them an education. For more information on how to support this Odd Fellow project

CLICK HERE

.  You can also donate through normal everyday purchases by making purchases through this site (

IOOF SOS Village

) and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the support of our project.

Odd Fellow Village Video Presentation

Please enjoy the Video below of the Sovereign Grand Lodge’s Visit to the Odd Fellow Village in Cambodia.

Living Legacy Program

The living legacy program was the idea of the Sovereign Grand Master Wilson D. Berkey, who in 1989 noticed many dead trees in the jurisdiction that he was visiting which aroused his concern for global tree loss. He commissioned this worthy project as "The Living Legacy Program" of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His untimely passing in March 1990 caused the program to become his own "Living Memorial" for his untiring work for Odd Fellowship!

You will be surprised how easy it is to donate and plant a tree!

To date, Oddfellows are responsible for planting 8 million trees worldwide.

CLICK HERE to view a brochure.

Arthritis Advisory Board

Donations to Arthritis Foundation and Arthritis Society