EASTERN STAR MEMBERSHIP
may join: only men who are
Master Masons are eligible and only women affiliated with Master Masons in good standing;
such as, wives,
daughters, legally adopted daughters, mothers, widows, sisters, half sisters,
granddaughters, step-mothers, step-daughters, step-sisters, daughters-in-law,
grandmothers, great grand-daughters, nieces, great nieces, mothers-in-law,
sisters-in-law, 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 Rainbow for Girls or of the International Order of Job’s
Daughters, each of whom having attained the age of eighteen (18) years, are
eligible to membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.
receive more information or obtain a petition, contact Janice Mason, Secretary
at (513) 777-3853.
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.
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.
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
Is there any memory work?
Is the Order patriotic and democratic?
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.
A. Yes. Members are taught an allegiance to preserve the good of their