Star Membership Criteria
Who may join?
Men, who are
affiliated Master Masons in good standing.
Women, who are 18
years old and:
legally adopted daughters
affiliated Master Masons in good standing, or if deceased were in good
standing at the time of their death;
- 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.
to join: To inquire about membership, talk to a current member, or contact a
local chapter. To find chapters in your area, contact the Membership
Development Committee of Indiana. Petitions are carefully read, eligibility
is 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.
the Order of the Eastern Star a secret society?
Secret societies are underground and hard to find. We are easily found within
the community. We enjoy a distinctive means of identifying each other. Only
members are allowed in a closed meeting.
I afford membership In the Order of the Eastern Star?
position is not considered in the Order. Members come from all economic
stations of life. Annual dues are set by each Chapter.
my religious faith allowed In the Order of the Eastern Star?
Members of all religions may belong to the Order of the Eastern Star. We only
require a belief in a Supreme Being.
the Order of' the Eastern Star time consuming?
your Initiation into our Order, you may attend as your time permits.
there any memory work?
is no mandatory memory work except the means of making yourself known when you
visit a Chapter or if you become an officer.
the Order patriotic and democratic?
Members are taught an allegiance to preserve the good of their country.