• Odd Fellowship follows a tradition that was established in Great Britain hundreds of years ago – it is an ancient fraternal order.

  • The Van Nuys Lodge emphasizes active community support as well as social activities for members, in addition to the historical traditions.

  • Odd Fellows are a fraternal order, so new members learn secret rituals, signs, handshakes and passwords.

  • We are recognized throughout California Odd Fellowship and within the Sovereign Grand Lodge as the cutting edge of this Order.

  • Our annual Lodge Installation and Awards Dinner is a highlight of the year, and is well-attended.

  • California Odd Fellows operate a children’s summer camp called the “Three Links Camp” and provide scholarships so that needy Los Angeles County children can attend.

  • Odd Fellows builds a float for the Rose Bowl Parade.

  • When a Lodge member is sick or in distress, the Lodge Visiting Committee visits that member, and sends flowers or a plant.

  • Odd Fellowship is open to all good men and women.  Our Lodge has members of all ages from the 20’s to the 80’s, all ethnic backgrounds – we reflect the diversity of the community.

  • The Lodge is open to all.  Odd Fellows do not discriminate.  Our membership is diverse, and includes all ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs.

  • We don’t discuss religion, politics or commercial business in the Lodge.

  • Van Nuys Odd Fellows has the best website in Odd Fellowship at www.vannuysoddfellows.com.

  • The Odd Fellows Lodge provides educational scholarships to children and grandchildren of members.

  • The Odd Fellows symbol is the 3 links which stand for Friendship, Love and Truth.

  • Odd Fellows came to California in 1849 and historical Lodge Halls can be found in cities and towns throughout the state.

  • The Van Nuys Odd Fellows have donated thousands of dollars to charitable groups over the years including the Arthritis Foundation, United Nations Pilgrimage, and a Children's Home.

  • There are many officer positions to which members can aspire – including Noble Grand, Vice Grand, Financial Secretary, Warden, and the like.

  • Initiation into the Lodge is painless – no hazing – and is historically interesting, as the rituals go back 200 years.