Do you believe that Friendship, Love and Truth should be the basic guidelines to live by? Do you believe in a supreme being, the creator and preserver of the universe? Do you want to make a difference? YES? Then we need you! Your community needs you! The Independent Order of Odd Fellows began in 18th Century England, it was deemed odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need without recognition and pursuing projects for the benefits of all mankind. Our deep history began in North America, with the United States and Canada in 1819, and is continually expanding throughout the World where we are a worldwide fraternity in 26 countries. The Odd Fellows and Rebekah's are striving to make the world a better place in which to live, seeking To Improve and Elevate the Character of Mankind. The members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are sometimes referred to "Odd Fellows" or "Rebekah's." Odd Fellows have also become known in many areas as "The Three Link Fraternity" which is evidenced by our world wide "Three Link Emblem" which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth. These three links symbolize the chain that binds our members together and illustrates that our Communities, States, Provinces and Nations are strongest when joined together.