Ocean View Lodge #143 is proud to announce the open recruitment period for applicants to be chosen as our Lodge’s delegate to the 2019 Pilgrimage for Youth.

Since 1949, the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs have offered this grand opportunity to youth from the United States, Canada and many other countries. For young adults interested in world affairs, international relations, economics and/or political sciences this is an opportunity of a lifetime exchanging views on education, politics and religion.

Each student, or delegate as they are called while on the tour, will participate in comprehensive discussions with other young people from around the world as well as have the opportunity to make new and lifelong friendships. In addition, students experience one of the greatest cities in the world: New York. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Pilgrimage for Youth program has been growing in popularity and gaining public attention in the United States, Canada and abroad.


All work and no play? Not the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs! And our Pilgrimage for Youth is full of fun, too. Delegates will attend a Broadway play and visit numerous famous historical (9/11 Museum and Memorial, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, etc.) and cultural (New York’s Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, etc.) icons. All activities and behavior will be supervised by an adult group leader.

Eligibility requirements are that all applicants must be 16 or 17 years old by the time of departure with a minimum of one year remaining at the same high school. Ocean View Lodge judges will be looking for evidence of leadership, character, concern for community welfare, interest in world affairs and general fitness. Each applicant is required to write an essay and may be required to participate in a local speech contest as well. Parents must provide notarized written permission for their son or daughter to attend the program and to travel across the borders of the United States and Canada unaccompanied by them. A current U.S. passport, current doctor’s physical and current color photograph are also required.

Application form is available here. Applications are due by U.S. mail postmarked by Thursday, October 18, 2018. Please use the following address:
Ocean View Lodge #143
P.O. Box 712
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Our chosen delegate will be announced and introduced to the membership of Ocean View Lodge in November. For more information on this fine program, please see the promotional brochure available here.

Hope you are interested and ready to apply!

Sandra Gleichmann
Coordinator of the Pilgrimage for Youth

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