Membership Renewals for 2023

Brothers and Sisters, it is now membership renewal season at FOP DC Lodge #1, from November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023. There have been some improvements in the renewal process. Now you can go directly online to our main page, and renew. You will need your name (the one for which you're registered at the Lodge) and your date of birth. The fees are as follows:

  • Annual Active membership—$52.50
  • Associate Annual Membership—$52.50
  • Lifetime Active Membership—$618.50
  • Lifetime Associate Membership—$618.50

The Lifetime cards have been completely redesigned especially for our Lodge this year, honoring our District. The Lifetime membership metal cards are a great option for persons who are:

  • Not in a labor committee
  • Retired
  • Don’t want to be bothered with remembering to renew and possibly having your Legal plan expire

There have been several hiccups with this past cycle. We had approximately 3000 members who were not paying dues, but the Lodge was covering the cost for them to the Grand Lodge. Other issues the Membership committee ran into include:

  • Bad Mailing addresses, in which over 1000 cards were returned (our Lodge covered the postage cost)
  • Late payments by our members
  • Lack of staffing at our Lodge due to COVID-19 protocols
  • Bad handwriting on Labor committee applications, in which information cannot be read, thereby being entered incorrectly into the database
  • Newly married members forgetting to update their new names with the Lodge

Thanks to our Brother Andy Fried, the FOP database has been cleared of inactive members and crossed checked with the Grand Lodge. Brother Bob Short has actively kept the Labor committees going, working long days and weekends. Our Sisters Angela and Janet have been working hard to get us back on track since the pandemic hit. Thank you all. If you need any assistance from the Membership committee, we can be reached at Someone will get back to you within 24 hours.