You must be Divine to be a FABulous Sister of DR189, and we will undoubtedly continue to SHINE! It would do you well to go forth with our story to tell and refrain from negative talk about us, but do your best to get like us!! If you find yourself not quite up to par, perhaps you should emulate the GREATNESS of an Eastern Star!! ~Sister Lynnetta R. Smith
Who Can Join?
Any woman eighteen years of age or older of sound physical, mental and moral condition and believes in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man can join. Members should be willing and able to actively participate in working within the organization.
You need not be the relative of a mason to join our Order of the Eastern Star.
Applications are carefully reviewed, and eligibility 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.
The application fee is $100.00
Benefits of Joining:
There are several benefits to becoming a member of our organization. It provides a broad range of community and personal services. You can gain new relationships, share in a sisterhood, masonic educational workshop opportunities, travel opportunities and meet other sisters across the country. Also, there is an endowment available up to $1,000.00.
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 Stars time-consuming?
A. After your initiation into our Order, you may attend as your time permits