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 sisters,
    grand daughters,  step mothers,  step daughters,  step sisters,
    daughters-in-law,  grand mothers,  nieces,  great nieces, Aunts
    mothers-in-law,  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
    persons of 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 hard
          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 Star?
              A. Yes. Members of all religions may belong to the Order of the
                  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 may attend
            as your time permits.

              Q. Is there any memory work?
              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 democratic?
              A. Yes. Members are taught an allegiance to preserve
                   the good of their country.