To be eligible for membership in the Order of the Eastern Star you must be a Master Mason in good standing or related to a Master Mason in good standing in one of the following ways:

  • wife
  • daughter
  • legally adopted daughter
  • mother
  • widow
  • sister
  • half-sister
  • grand-daughter
  • step-mothers
  • step-daughters
  • step-sisters
  • daughter-in-law
  • grandmother
  • great grand-daughter
  • niece
  • great niece
  • mother-in-law
  • sister-in-law
  • first or second female cousins

Membership is also open to 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 age 18 or older.

How to Join

Fill out a petition form and submit it, along with a $25 application fee, to the local chapter you wish to join. Your petition will be read, your eligibility verified, and your membership will be voted upon. Members must be elected by unanimous vote of the chapter.