What can I get out of joining the Order of the Eastern Star?

I would like to know what can I gain by joining the Order of the Eastern Star?


What do they talk about in their meetings; what do they learn; and why would someone want to become one?

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Apr 09, 2012
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What you can expect from joining?
by: Associate Matron

What you can gain depends on how much you actively try to gain. Easter Star is a wonderful place to feel like you are part of a family. You can always find help, advice, friendship, etc.

Unfortunately, a lot of people use age as an excuse not to join or change. The lessons you learn in Star can help anyone of any age, in any circumstance, and every walk of life.

In way of what is discussed in meetings...it is just a meeting. Where you get the benefit is what you do for your brothers and sisters and also for anyone else that is ever in need. A meeting is just a meeting. But friendship and the blessing of helping others is what is important.

As for me, I am 22. I am now in one of the many leadership positions in my chapter. I have become much more confident in my ability to work with and for others. I think anybody can improve themselves through Eastern Star. They just have to apply themselves.

Apr 10, 2012
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very nice people
by: S & I

I joined the star. I would be considered middle-aged but I still feel like I'm 17. The people I have met in the star are very kind and friendly. I haven't attended for the last few months though because I don't understand the point of the stories. Also, the meetings take forever and I find it difficult to pay attention to it for long periods. I believe I would hurt the feelings of all those kind people if I asked about the real meaning of the stories. Oh and I am really disappointed that my husband became a mason because that group does not allow women to join and I feel that by attending, he supports gender discrimination. So, right now I am boycotting all masonic groups and any of his masonic functions that include wives/partners/girlfriends.

I got the opportunity to meet many very kind people by joining the star.

Dec 06, 2015
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Degrees
by: Anonymous

What does the different degrees mean a what difference does it make to have one degree or another my initiation is feb

Mar 10, 2016
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Eastern Star
by: Anonymous

I wanted to become Mason myself but soon found out that women couldn't be one but they had Eastern Star but then I found out that to become Eastern Star, you have to be Mason wife, or family member. Can someone please guide me correctly and in fact let me know how to go about this? [email protected]

Jul 25, 2016
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Desire to be an Eastern Star?
by: [email protected]

If you are in the Atlanta area I would be glad to point you in the right direction of becoming an Eastern Star. Desire is the first step.

Aug 08, 2016
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Brief guide to joining the Masons.
by: Dinguss Paynuss

The point of joining is usualy because you want to. Either a parent or grandparent was a member. It's like carrying on tradition. You don't want to see it die since it provided someone you knew with another way to measure your faith and actions.

I thought having Jesus tattooed on my neck would keep me out. It didn't. So men, when you join you will be Entered Apprentice (1st degree), Fellowcraft (2nd degree). When you are given your 3rd degree and only then will you be a Master Mason. Keep in mind there may be some things you will have to commit to memory in order to advance through these degrees. This is called a Catechism. There are subtle difference between Free and Accepted Masons and Ancient, Free and Accepted. You are learning and remembering the standard Masonic initiation protocol.

The learning the point behind the stories is basically what it's all about. You get to look and learn the more you see things and hear them.

Now you are a Master Mason. You can help people join Masonic bodies and travel to other lodges plus meet tons of people.

Mar 23, 2017
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The army didn't work, how bout Eastern Stars
by: Jbb

I've been looking for something to be apart of since I was 10 years old. Girl Scouts, dance groups, performance arts school, army and even marriage. Im want to be dedicated to a cause thats dedicated to me. Although unconditional love, acceptance is a bit far fetch, I can't abandon that desire. I want to know if the Eastern Stars is the place that's right for me.

Apr 02, 2017
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by: Anonymous

I just clic the name easternStar on Google .And i read a little about it .its been a month since i heard that name.
I dont speak a good english.I just want to tell that :I am a women and I am a Freemason for years.

May 08, 2017
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I interested in becoming an Eastern star
by: Anonymous

Hey I am interested in becoming an eastern star and I live in Easton Pa please contact me if you are an eastern star around my area and give me details in becoming one thank you tonya07017 "at" gmail.com

May 09, 2017
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Re: Posting personal information...
by: Tim

Dear Anon,

Please be advised that when you post your e-mail address on a public site, such as this, you have no idea or control over who may actually contact you. They may be decent, honest, well-intentioned folk, or they may be the opposite of such. At the very least your e-mail address will likely be scraped from the site by spam-bots and you'll start receiving spam e-mails. (I have altered your e-mail address to help with this. If you wish it removed or otherwise changed just use our Contact Us page in the navigation menu.)

Your best bet for information regarding the Order of the Eastern Star will be to contact the Grand Chapter of OES in your State. Here is the address for the Pennsylvania Grand Chapter:
http://paoes.org/

I hope this proves helpful. Good luck to you.

Cordially,

Tim

Sep 10, 2017
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JOINING EASTERN STAR
by: Anonymous

I would like to join the Eastern Stars! But I'm not related to anyone! I am a Marine! Getting ready to be a part of the American Legion! I am a part of the Marine Corps League! Is there anyway I can be a part of the Eastern Stars? I would appreciate it if someone could please respond to my question. Thank you! [email protected]

Oct 21, 2017
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Becoming a member
by: Anonymous

I would like to join the Eastern Star if u can point me in the right direction plz I'm from Elkhart Indiana

Oct 26, 2017
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Eastern Star
by: MS Fleming

I was interested in join the Eastern Star. My grandfather was a 33rd degree Master Mason and I was informed that I could join the Eastern Star through affiliation. Every Star I have met has been very classy and dignified and I feel it would be a good thing in my life to be apart of a bigger "family". I live in North Carolina and was wondering where I could find a local chapter to contact.

Nov 27, 2017
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Michigan Eastern Star
by: Amanda Patton

If you're in SE Michigan and have questions about OES, I am happy to answer them! You can visit our chapters facebook page at facebook.com/Ashlar378/
Feel free to message us there and I will get back with you asap!.

Dec 16, 2017
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Curious about membership
by: Anonymous

My mother, now deceased, told me that her mother was in the OES and was one of the "points" of the star ("Ruth"?) and that her grandmother was a past OES Matron. Her aunt was also a "point" and my mom attended an OES meeting with her in NYC as a young woman.I have a diamond ring that my g-grandmother received as a gift for being Matron. My paternal grandfather was also a Mason. Do these familial associations qualify me for membership in the OES? I don't really know anything about it but am curious.

Dec 24, 2017
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How do I join
by: Kaycee Cris

I’m interested in becoming an Eastern Star my grandfather by marriage is a Freemason can someone point me in the direction to join I’m in Rochester ny

Jan 07, 2018
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Joining Order of the Eastern Star
by: Tim

Greetings all.

The best way to get specific information regarding the Order of the Eastern Star in your area is to do a Web search for (chapter order of the eastern star) and then add the name of your city and state. If there is a Chapter in or near your city they should have a Web site.

Alternatively, you can search Grand Chapter OES and add the name of the state in which you live. The Grand Chapter website should have a function to help locate a local Chapter near you.

If you would like to start at the top and work your way down, here is the address for the General Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star:

http://www.easternstar.org/

I hope this proves useful to you, and I hope you find that for which you seek.

Fraternally,

Tim

Jan 09, 2018
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Joining the order.
by: An Eastern Star

For the woman in New York for membership find a chapter local to where you live.

see info via http://oesny.org

New York is the only state a woman can join without the blood relation to master mason requirement.

For States outside of New York:

http://www.easternstar.org

May 17, 2018
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Member
by: Anonymous

How can I go about addressing a member if I am interested in becoming a member?

May 17, 2018
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I am interested in becoming an Eastern Star
by: Anonymous

Hello, I am interested in becoming an Eastern Star. I am in the Alexander City, Alabama area which is near Auburn and Birmingham Alabama. Can anyone lead me to the right people please? Thank you!

May 28, 2018
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I would like to join
by: Anonymous

I would like to join I live in Savannah GA. My dad was a mason I believe he may have quit will I still be able to join

May 29, 2018
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Desired Interest
by: Elle

Hi all, I reside in the Atlanta area and I am interested in learning more about OES and becoming a member. My email is [email protected] If anyone is willing to provide help, please contact me. Thank you.

Jun 04, 2018
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Savannah OES
by: Anonymous

Hello to the young lady in Savannah! I'd advise you to look up Order of the Eastern Star District #1 (that's Savannah!) Our District Worthy Matron is DWM Magwood. We are both members of Prince Hall Chapter #258 here in Savannah. She can answer all of your questions!

Sister Ericka Walden
PH Chapter #258

Jun 20, 2018
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Where Are the Answers?
by: Anonymous

I've read through most of the posts on this webpage but am a little dismayed as answers are not shown to folks asking the questions.

Shouldn't the forum be open to the public to help the cause?

In Tennessee former Rainbow Girl

Jun 27, 2018
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want to join
by: Anonymous

i'm 28 years old hope i'm not to old to join but i want to learn more and gain more wisdom from women of all ages.I'm in the North Carolina area
i would like some information so please contact me [email protected] thanks in advance.

Jun 28, 2018
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June 20 post
by: Anonymous

To the person who posted on June 20th. What answers are you looking for?? I don't understand what you are seeking...

Jun 28, 2018
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Where Are the Answers?
by: Anonymous

For instance shouldn't the moderator show answers to the questions being posed on this board or am I missing that somewhere? I came to this page seeking answers for myself as well before I consider filling out my application. I'm just very curious about the organization OES. Maybe I should discuss with a Free Mason locally to my town.

Jun 28, 2018
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Answers...
by: Anonymous

You are correct. Questions should be answered and shared. I haven't followed every thread, but I did respond to the Young lady in my area. Maybe you should reach out to your local Chapter for answers.

Jul 08, 2018
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Answers...
by: Tim

Thank you for visiting Masonsmart and for your interest in the Order of Eastern Star.

I don't know about the other contributors to the site, so I'll just speak for myself and let them chime in if they choose to. I am not a member of the Order of Eastern Star, although I imagine my Grandma is up in Heaven, tapping her foot and wondering why I haven't yet joined the Order. As a non-member, I don't have a lot of knowledge pertaining to the OES. What little knowledge I have is common and comes from online searches of official OES Websites. My best advice regarding membership is pretty much the same for OES as it is for Blue Lodge Masonry, or any other Masonic Order: contact your local lodge, chapter, conclave, unit, etc.

As to the answers to questions not being shown, it's an open forum. All questions and answers posted are shown, unless they contain hate-speech, excessive profanity, or if they're really over the top they're moved to the Freemason Conspiracy page. While we truly appreciate those fine members of the OES who stop by and answer questions and try to help, we would love to have regular contributors to the site to answer these questions. Unfortunately, it just hasn't happened yet. Until it does, and even once it has, my best advice will remain the same: contact your local OES Chapter or OES Grand Chapter, as they will be best suited to answer questions that relate specifically to your concerns.

Thank you again for visiting Masonsmart and please do come again.

Fraternally yours,

Tim

Jul 16, 2018
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Eastern Star NEW
by: Bujiyun

I would like to become an eastern star but i dont know where to start. I know i have family members that are i would like more information im in charlotte nc.

Jul 22, 2018
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Membership Inquiry NEW
by: [email protected]

I would like to join the easter star. I have been asked by several Masons that I have interacted with in the public just from me telling about my life. All of them told me I would be a good candidate due to me having discipline and the way I carry my, might I add I have never been in the military. Where do I start? I think I am at a point of my life where I can commit.

Jul 27, 2018
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Joining NEW
by: Anonymous

I am interested in joining OES, I am from Columbus Indiana. However, I have no family affiliations who are masons. Will I still be able to join?

Aug 02, 2018
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Information NEW
by: Cassandra

Hello my uncle was a Mason he has now passed on but I would like information on becoming a Eastern Star.
[email protected]

Aug 11, 2018
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Becoming an Eastern Star NEW
by: Kimberly Austin

I live in Atlanta, GA, I have been interested in becoming an Eastern Star for years, I've done my research and I know that they do a lot for the community. I have no blood relatives that are members, but I do feel like I can be a great asset to the organization,I am educated, I have a degree and employed with a very successful company. Please email me and let me know if it's still possible to join

Aug 11, 2018
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Becoming a member NEW
by: Kimberly

I live in Atlanta, Ga, I have been interesting in becoming an Eastern Star for years, I am not a blood relative of a Mason, I have no blood ties, but I feel like I can be a valuable asset to the organization. I have done my research, and I do know that this organization gives back to their community, please email me [email protected]

Aug 29, 2018
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Can I become a member of the OES without the relationship tie? NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been looking into becoming a freemason but soon discovered being a woman I couldn't, but then I found OES and thought it would be a good decision but my issue is my family has never been part of the freemasons. Can I still join? I live in Canada.
Please share anything you can.
[email protected]

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