Order of the Eastern Star Pittsburg Chapter #381, Pittsburg, Texas, Order of the Eastern Star
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How to join

Who may join: Only men who are Masons are eligible and only women with specific Masonic 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
             aunts

And first and second female cousins 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 - in the International Order of the Rainbow of Girls or in Job’s Daughters International, each of whom having attained at least the age of eighteen (18) years, are eligible to membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.

To be a member of the Order is a wonderful and fulfilling way of life, a life of love, and through this fraternal service to humanity, a better life is built for all.

Those who desire membership must petition to do so. The petitions are carefully investigated for eligibility then the petition is voted on by the members of the Chapter receiving the petition. The order wants persons with high moral and spiritual qualities who will work together to perform its objectives.

To inquire about membership, talk to a current member, contact one of our officers, or use the contact us form. 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.

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.