And first and second female cousins of affiliated Master Masons
in good standing, or if deceased 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 of Girls or
in Job’s Daughters International, each of whom having attained 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, contact the
Grand Secretary of that state or province. Petitions are
carefully read, eligibility investigated and election to membership
must be by a vote of the Chapter. 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:
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
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.
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.
Is the Order of the Eastern Star time consuming?
A. After your initiation into our Order, you may attend as
your time permits.
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.
Is the Order patriotic and democratic?
A. Yes. Members are taught an allegiance to preserve the
good of their country.
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