And daughters of sisters or brothers 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 - of the International
Order of Job's Daughters or of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, 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:
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
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?
Yes. Members of all religions may belong to the Order of the Eastern Star. We only require a belief in a Supreme
Q. Is the Order of the Eastern Star time consuming?
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.