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Greetings, we are glade that you are interested in finding out more about the Order of
Eastern Stars. I hope that the information you find on this site is helpful and
enlightening. If you are interested in finding out more about our order please feel free
to contact one of the Eastern Star Grand Chapters in your state listed on this website
or contact us through this sight by leaving your contact information. Let us state,
there are several organizations and businesses in the world that use the name
"Eastern Star."  Within this Web site, we are referring to an organization known as The
Supreme Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and its affiliated Chapters.  

The purpose of this site is twofold.  One, to help those who have an interest in the
Eastern Star find out more about it and how to join.  Two, to help our members learn
about the services that are provided by The General Grand Masonic Congress &  The
Supreme Grand Chapter; which are comprised of each State's Grand Chapter, its
Members, and affiliates.

To begin, just click on the topic that interests you from those listed in the navigation
bar on the left. We hope you will find these pages helpful and interesting.  Thank you
for stopping by The Supreme Grand Chapter O. E. S. Website. This Web page is under
the direction of the Most Worthy Supreme Grand Matron and President General of the
General Grand Masonic Congress Jurisdiction of the United States and Canada.

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Eastern Star Membership

Who May Join
Only men who are Master Masons are eligible and
Only Women with specific Masonic or O.E.S. 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
Well recommended women

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
A.  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?
A.  Yes.  Members of all religions may belong to the Order of the Eastern Star.  We only
require a belief in a Supreme Being.

Q.  Is the Order of the Eastern Star time consuming?
A.  After 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.
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Worthy Supreme Grand Matron, O. E. S.
Sis. Denise Parkman