Independent Order Of Odd Fellows
Grand Master's message
Welcome to the website for the jurisdiction of Virginia. As Grand Master this year, I am pleased that Odd Fellowship is growing throughout our state. We have lodges scattered across the Old Dominion to carry out the tenants of our Order.
The commands of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are to “visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan”. The purpose of Odd Fellowship is to improve and elevate the character of mankind by promoting the principles of friendship, love, truth, faith, hope, charity and universal justice.
We invite you to learn more about the Independent Order of Odd Fellows fraternal order. Our international headquarters are located in Winston Salem, NC. Our fraternal order is in 26 countries throughout the world. Information is available on the international website at IOOF.org
In Virginia, contact our Grand Secretary for information about a lodge near you. Our members are working hard to meet the needs in their communities during these difficult times.
In Friendship, Love and Truth,
Stephen W. TaylorGrand Master, Grand Lodge of Virginia