The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong.   It encircles the earth with over 10,000 Chapters in the United States, Canada and many other countries.  Though its teachings are based on the Bible,  the Order of the Eastern Star espouses no religion and is neither secret nor political .  Its members are comprised of men who are Master Masons and women with specific Masonic relationships

Millions of dollars are raised annually within its membership for numerous projects which benefit mankind.  Many national and local charities are among the projects supported by its members.  Through this fraternal service to humanity its members strive to build a better, more fulfilling way of life for all.

From The Eastern Star Journal
Summer 2005 Edition

The Grand Chapter of Manitoba was organized at a convention held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 20 - 21, 1922.  There were 14 Chapters in Manitoba at the time that the Grand Chapter was legally constituted and chartered by the General Grand ChapterOver the years following Manitoba has had as many as 68 Chapters, but presently there are 16 active Chapters.

*** MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY FOR MEN AND WOMEN. ***

The Order of the Eastern Star is open to all affiliated Master Masons in good standing
and any female relatives who are related by birth, marriage or  adoption to Affiliated Master Masons in good standing, or if deceased were in good standing at the time of their death; as well as members - either active for three (3) years or majority - in the international Order of the Rainbow for Girls ® or in Job’s Daughters International ®,  each of whom shall have attained to at least the age of eighteen (18) years.

HOW TO JOIN / INQUIRY / INFORMATION ON OUR FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION

Contact the Grand Secretary
52 - 525 Cathcart Street
Winnipeg, MB   R3R 0S6
Ph or Fax  (204) 889-7384
 
  grsec@oesmanitoba.ca
 
for any information regarding the Order of the Eastern Star or
any Chapter in particular
.