Who may join: Only men who are Master Masons are eligible and only women with specific Masonic relatives may be members.
Affiliated Master Masons in good standing and any female relatives who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption to Affiliated Master Masons in good standing, or if deceased were in good standing at the time of death; as well as members–either active for three (3) years or majority–in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls or in Job’s Daughters International, 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, 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.
Please contact the local Chapter closest (See Local Chapters page) to you to obtain a petition and find out about their initiation fees and yearly dues.
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