How to become a member?

Eligibility for The Degrees

Affiliated Master Masons in good standing and any female relatives who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption to Affiliated Master Masons in good standing, or if deceased were in good standing at the time of death; as well as members – either active for three (3) years or majority- in the International Order of the Rainbow for GirlsĀ® or in Job’s Daughters InternationalĀ®, each of whom have attained to at least the age of eighteen (18) years, are eligible to membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.” (Ritual, General Regulations, Membership. Eligibility for the Degrees., pg. 163).


A petition for degrees or membership must be signed by the petitioner and two members of the Chapter, who recommend the petitioner. Each male petitioner for degrees or membership must present with his petition, a certificate, or its equivalent, of affiliation, and good standing in a regular lodge of Master Masons.