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.