Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The members of the Order of the Eastern Star are dedicated women and men who sincerely reflect the spirit of fraternal love and the desire to work together for good. It gives them the opportunity to give a part of their time to many projects that benefit mankind. Our lessons are scriptural, our purposes are beneficent, and our teachings are moral.

The Order of the Eastern Star's principal symbol is the inverted five-pointed star. Each star point represents a different heroine of the Bible and degree of the Order, and each one represents a different virtue.: Adah: Adah is the first point;
its color is blue, and its symbols are the sword and veil.

  • Adah, Daughter
  • Ruth, Widow
  • Esther, Wife
  • Martha, Sister
  • Electa, Mother

Membership in Eastern Star is dwindling as in many fellowships.  Originally designed for daughters, widows, wives, sisters and mothers of Master Masons in good standing now or at time of their death, over time the parameters have been broadened to include legally adopted daughters, half sisters, granddaughters, stepmothers, step daughters, step sisters, daughters-in-law, grandmothers, great granddaughters, nieces, great nieces, mothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and aunts. First and second female cousins of affiliated Master Masons have just been added. Females must be 18 years of age; males must be Masons. To inquire about membership, talk to a current member or contact us.
Petitions for membership are carefully read, eligibility investigated and voted on by chapter members. The Order strives to select persons of mental, moral and spiritual quality who will work together in harmony to perform its objectives.