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The true origination of the Odd Fellows is lost in the mystery of history. Some historians trace its roots back to the Medieval Trade Guilds of the 12th and 13th Centuries. Others estimated that it existed before 1650. What is clear is that there were a number of Odd Fellow groups in England in the 1700's.
The earliest surviving printed official lodge record is said to be the “Rules of Loyal Aristarchus Lodge no.9” in England dated March 12, 1748. This establishes the fact that this lodge had been operating for some time prior to this date, and its number indicates that at least eight other lodges had existed up to that time.
Since then, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows had spread throughout the world where it currently have about 10,000 Lodges located in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Since 2001, The IOOF has been fully co-ed and all genders can join Odd Fellows Lodges.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings at 7pm dinner is served at 6pm before the meeting. Public is welcomed to reach out and join us for dinner and fellowship.

218 S. Bridge St. Yorkville, Illinois
 The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is thought to have officially began in the 1700's has been in existence as it currently is since 1819 in the United States and is now a worldwide fraternal organization. Our lodge was chartered through the Sovereign Grand Lodge and the Grand Jurisdiction of Illinois on October 10th, 1855 in Little Rock, Illinois. In 1944 the Yorkville Odd Fellows Lodge consolidated with Little Rock and in 1965 we built a building in Plano. In January of 2023 we moved the Lodge to Yorkville. We are a group of men and women looking to make a difference in our community and the communities we serve! We enjoy spending time as a group taking in local activities and events as well as fundraising and working with the public to help our friends and neighbors! F,L&T are the letters commonly associated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows- they stand for Friendship, Love and Truth. They serve as the cornerstones of our association
  •  2/17/2024 06:00 PM
  •   101 West Hydraulic Avenue, Yorkville, IL, USA

Come out and enjoy an enchanting evening of fun and libations for a great cause! The Odd Fellows and Fox Republic Brewing Company have teamed up and are hosting a Masquerade Ball fundraiser for local Cardiac Health programs! Taste the finest Craft Beers and Seltzers in the area on tap along with made to order artisinal food from a local food vendor! Bucket Raffles, 50/50 drawings and prizes will be drawn through the evening! Meet the Odd Fellows, Meet the brewmaster, help a great cause! Wear your finest and bring your own mask or come as you are, we will supply masks if needed! Help us help others!

  •  2/8/2024 06:00 PM
  •   210 South Bridge Street, Yorkville, IL, USA

Murder Club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at Rowdy's to discuss our agreed upon case, documentary, Pod Cast, book or anything else we decide! New cases are randomly drawn every month from attendees suggestions. Facebook Page has been updated for sharing of ideas and information for DEEP DIVES! Newcomers are always welcome! Cash bar and food. We will post the case here when it is assigned and we will update the Facebook group page as well! Hope to see you there!!!

  •  11/21/2023 06:40 PM
  •   218 S Bridge St, Yorkville, IL, USA

Want to find out more about who we are, and what we do??? We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Dinner is served at 6PM with meeting beginning at 7PM. Dinner is $10.00 Members of the public are always welcome! Email us for the password!


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Independent Order of ODD FELLOWS.          Little Rock Lodge 171
Yorkville, Illinois 60560
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  • 218 S Bridge St, Yorkville, Illinois 60560, United States
  • Rear of building. Enter at Flower shop, use elevator or head up the stairs to the left!

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