WHO MAY JOIN THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR:
Only men who are Masons are eligible and only women with
specific Masonic affiliation may be members of the Order.
These affiliations include:
Affiliated Master Masons in good standing, the wives, daughters,
legally adopted daughters, mothers, widows, sisters, half
grand daughters, step mothers, step daughters, step sisters,
daughters-in-law, grand mothers, nieces, great nieces, Aunts
sisters-in-law and daughters of sisters, Great Uncles
or brothers of 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 - of the International Order of
the Rainbow for Girls or of the International Order of Job’s Daughters,
each of whom having attained to
at least the age of eighteen (18) years,
are eligible to membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.
How to join: To inquire about membership, talk to a current member,
or contact a local chapter. To find chapters in your area, check out our
Chapters page or contact the Grand Secretary.
Petitions are carefully read, eligibility investigated and election to
membership must be by unanimous vote. The Order strives to select
mental, moral and spiritual quality who will work together
in harmony to perform its objectives.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Is the Order of the Eastern Star a secret society?
A. No. Secret societies are underground and
to find. We are easily found within the community
but we enjoy a distinctive means of identifying each
other. Only members are
allowed in a closed meeting.
Q. Can I afford membership In the Order of the Eastern Star?
A. Yes. Financial position is not
considered in the Order.
Members come from all economic stations of life.
Q. Is my religious faith allowed In the Order of the Eastern
A. Yes. Members of all religions may belong to the Order of
Eastern Star. We only require a belief in a Supreme Being.
Q. Is the Order of' the Eastern Star time consuming?
A. After your Initiation into our Order, you
as your time permits.
Q. Is there any memory
A. There is no mandatory memory work except the means
of making yourself known if you wish to visit a Chapter
or if you become an officer.
Q. Is the Order patriotic and
A. Yes. Members are taught an allegiance to
the good of their country.