Eastern Star Membership

Individuals seeking membership in the Order should begin by checking with members of their family to determine the full name, date of birth or date of death (if appropriate), plus the name, number and location of the Masonic Lodge to which their male relative(s) is a member or was at the time of his death.  To obtain Masonic Lodge information contact a Mason, who can obtain the information from his Lodge Secretary.  Once this information is obtained the inquirer could further explore joining the Order.

Who may join: Only men who are Masons are eligible and only women with specific Masonic affiliation may be members. These affiliations include:


  • Affiliated Master Masons in good standing,
  • the wives
  • daughters
  • legally adopted daughters
  • mothers
  • widows
  • sisters
  • half sisters
  • granddaughters
  • stepmothers


  • stepdaughters
  • stepsisters
  • daughters-in-law
  • grandmothers
  • great granddaughters
  • nieces
  • great nieces
  • mothers-in-law
  • sisters-in-law


and daughters of sisters 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 a chapter in your area, click on the Subordinate Chapters link in the Main Menu. 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.