Order of the Eastern Star

OES, Female masonic group

Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. Worldwide, there are approximately 1 million members under the General Grand Chapter.

Eastern Star is a social order comprised of persons with spiritual values but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high principles exemplified in our lives which makes us near and dear to each other.

Read: How to Join the Order of the Eastern Star

While this is an Order composed of people of deep spiritual convictions, it is open to with faith. Atheists are not permitted to join. The personal welfare of our members is vital to all of those in the Eastern Star and it is considered a privilege to help another member whenever we can.

The stated purposes of the organization are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal and Scientific; but there is much more to it than that. Dr. Rob Morris, the Poet Laureate of Masonry, founded the Order using beautiful and inspiring biblical examples of heroic conduct and moral values. These portray the noble principles, which should adorn the personal lives of Eastern Star members. Eastern Star strives to take good people and through uplifting and elevating associations of love and service, and through precept and example, build an Order, which is truly dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness.

Concrete evidence of the charitable nature of the organization as it affects others is the millions of dollars, which have been raised within the membership to support national, jurisdictional, and local charities. Many Grand Jurisdictions have homes for their senior members.


  1. Good day, I am making a wall quilt of the Eastern Star for my Mother-in-law.
    In November it is her 60th anniversary as one of your members for Manitoba.
    I am looking for copies of the symbols in the middle of the star. Where or how can I get them. I have the star completed and have been trying to redraw them. They do not come close. If there is a way I can get them I would appriciate it.
    Thank you

  2. Fraternal Greetings. I am a master mason living and working in Saudi Arabia – Red Sea Lodge# 919 ACGL . My Wife is a Philippine national and is interested in joining the O.E.S. Do you have any contact information for chapters in the Manila area ?

  3. Hello, I recently lost my grandmother, she was 91. Going through her belongings, i discovered some of her Eastern Star things. I have been interested in this for a while now, but my grandma was moved up to Maryland and we couldn’t speak anymore, because of my cousin. I’ve wanted to learn more and hopefully join someday. If you would please, get in contact with me.
    I live at:
    1665 Hooker st #16
    Denver, CO 8020

    I still have my NC cell phone numb (910) 391-0243

    Thanking you in advance
    Carol-lee Nichols

  4. I am looking for Eastern Star Decals about 3inch in size need at least 25
    the kind to sock in water and slide off on an Egg Art(I am making for my officers )
    this is my first choice
    Second would be peal off’s
    Please advise.

  5. I live in Memphis, Tenn and I would love to become a member of the Eastern Star. I have always wanted to become one since I was a teenager but I don’t know anyone who is a member or know where to go to inquire on how to become a member…could someone PLEASE HELP ME!!!

  6. I recently found out my great grandparents was an Eastern Star and a Mason. I am interested in learning how to become a member. How can I get more information? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  7. I am interested in OES and i would like to receive more information about becoming an OES. i also live in memphis and i was wondering if there was a chapter there.

  8. How can I join freemasonry in my country, Indonesia? Or can I be part of OES in the US? Thank you and I really appreciate your feedback and assistance.

  9. I was a WM in Florida, I have relocated to New York, Queens area, for those that are interested in joining can you please enter your area so we will know. We have lots of people interested but no location so we can contact you or get someone to contact you. We would love to have new Stars, so please leave at least the state that you are in. Thanks to all

  10. I am interested in joining OES I have friends that are Masons.I would like to receive more information on becoming OES.I have talked with friends already.I live in South Carolina

  11. My grandmother was a Eastern Star and my uncles are masons. Im from Boston Ma and I really want to be enlighten. I want to be part of the OES organization… Should I talk to my family or go to the lodge personally?

  12. Greetings,

    I am interested to become a member of the OES, but I haven’t seen or heard that in my country, Kosovo, do exist, so I could have been able to ask. Although I heard I need to be recommended. I have this wish since I was really young and now I am 36. Any guidance will be very much appreciated.

    Very respectfully,

  13. Greetings ,
    I am interested in becoming a OES, I live in California and would like more information. It would be a great honor to become a OES. Thank you all

  14. Greetings to you all: My name is A’Kym. My husband is a Mason and so is my grandfather. I am interested in joining the Order of The Eastern Stars, yet I have no means of contact here in Memphis, Tennessee. Please contact me with more info how to join in my area.


  15. My name is Adria, my mother Lisa Hedrick, is looking for answers on our family history and have found a lot of information on grand master Aiman C. Hedrick and his son, (her father) Gordon B. Hedrick, they both died at very young ages, which leaves their and our past a huge mystery. If anyone knows these names and can give me some history and insight on our place in life. Both of us (lisa Hedrick and myself, adria seymour) are incredibly “gifted” and are now facing illness, hence the reason for the inquisition. Please if anyone has ANY info please email me rockyroosy@yahoo.com
    Thank you in advance for your answers.

  16. I am Lisa Starr Hedrick….my grandfather Aiman Hedrick was the 48th grand master of the mosonic lodge in muncie Indiana 1952….he died a year later….my father Gordon brian Hedrick died in 1968…my grandmother CLAUDIA LEE MIER HEDRICK(harris)was an OES IN MUNCIE INDIANA…I am interested in any and all information pertaining to my “heritage”…and am possibly interested in joining…(of I am able)…
    My grandmother always would tell me that when she passed I would inherit the”coat of arms” (which I’m not even sure what that is) but I am the last to carry the name in this family…but alas when she parted…HER HUSBAND AT THE TIME Elmer Harris. ..would not let any of us to even enter the house…I have lost contact with everyone from my fathers side of the family…please….PLEASE HELP. ..any info is greatly appreciated. ..thank you
    Lisa Starr Hedrick

  17. Lisa Starr Hedrick sgain…I am currently in Orlando Florida. ..but hope to be going back home to Indiana by spring 2015

  18. Greetings: I am interested in becoming an Eastern Star, I live in Fredericksburg, VA and have been unable to locate a lodge here. If someone could contact me I would truly appreciate it.

  19. my grandmother passed away 6 years ago and for 20 years of my life she always showed me her ring etc. She always wanted me a part of it,her brother was akso a mason. how do I learn more?

  20. Hello my name. Is Nicole Jones my grandmother was a eastern star. See 94 years old she jest pass about 40 minutes ago

  21. How are you im Phillip and I’m a prince hall master mason and I have a cousin in Memphis that would love to become an eastern star she is very loyal and is very motivated to become oni am stationed in Florida so I don’t know any chapters there but of someone could please help her get started it would be much appreciated contact me at 901 4966423 or email me at stidum2008@yahoo.com

  22. Hello. My mother was an Adah Chapter Order of Eastern Star and my father was Ruth the Prince Hall in Muskogee, Ok. My husband and I are very interested in joining the Order. Is there a Chapter in Orlando, Fl? And whom would I contact? My e-mail address is mrsbrks320@gmail.com.

  23. Hello my name is Robin. I am trying to become an eastern star in Memphis Tennessee. My email address is imaniblue40@yahoo.com please fill free to email me with information on whomever to contact or they can contact me. Thanks in advance.

  24. I remember my mother talking very vaguely about the Eastern Star. I wanted to join but she wouldn’t give me enough information to make up my mind. Could you find out if she was a member. It would have been in the 60s or 70s. Her name was Mary Virginia Dixon Webb. Thank you for your reply. Archie Ree Dixon

  25. Hello my brother’s name is mr. John Plummer the second he passed away in 2012 from cancer he was amazing for many years and my son is a mason and I would like to join the Eastern Stars
    I am a spiritual person I would like someone to call me and let me know how I can join
    I moved from Seattle to Virginia 2 years ago I have no family and no friends here I like to be a part of a positive group of women core support an education and fellowship and open project please contact me at 540 845 78588 thank you so much I look forward to hearing from you Arnetta Dalegottoe

  26. Hello, my father was a mason and my aunt is an Eastern Star, I am very interested in joining. Can you please give me information about the Order here I Arkansas? Thank you and have a blessed evening.

  27. Please all Healing prayers for my Mother, Margaret Bryant, an Eastern Star of Memphis, Tennessee, who lives in Raleigh, Memphis, Tennessee, who is now at the Regional One extended Care Hospital on 890 Madison St. In Memphis, Tennessee is much requested and appreciated. Please. I am her daughter, Deborah Brown from California. At her house now. Thank you. Deborah van Galen Brown. 707/623-0352.

  28. Hello, A few years back, I inherited my Great Grandmother’s OES Ring from which she wore endlessly to the day of her passing. Knowing only that she was a member, as she never discussed anything associated with any of us, I am very intrigued & interested in finding any knowledge of her membership & history. Also, her husband, my Great Grandfather had worn a ring with the Mason symbols though we never located it upon his passing from which I am very interested in the history of his membership. Can anyone advise me on how to get started on this journey? In advance, much thanks for your taking your time to assist me. (Tallassee, AL)

  29. You can contact the Alabama OES and they can help you with a little bit of information. Being that you aren’t a member, there is only so much they can give you. However, there is some and you are probably eligible to join if you’d like. You are going to want to have her date of birth and some places she lived so that they can find her in their records. Alabama OES website is http://www.grandchapterofal.com/

  30. If anyone is interested in joining, you can look up your states information of OES online. I am in Arkansas and would be pleased to help anyone I can. Candkmason AT gmail .com.

  31. My name is Doranda Chambers I live here in Memphis TN and i would love to become a eastern star. If so.one knows how to join or any information on how to go by doing so here in Memphis please email me at dlchambers3388@gmail.com….THANK YOU

  32. Im located in Memphis, Tn and im intrested in joining, my grandparents and parents were apart of O.E.S. and FreeMason and I to would like to be apart. My email is listed below.

  33. Hello,
    I am not sure where to begin in my search. But I am very interested in becoming an eastern star. If anyone can help me, I am located in Memphis,Tn.

  34. My grandmother died in 1979. I found a broach which turned out to be Eastern Star. Where could I verify her membership?

  35. Hello my father is a mason and I am interested in joining the eastern stars. I am living in Denver and if anyone knows of who I can get into contact. My number is 6195596503

  36. In the late 80 my grandma Natalia C. joined the eastern star in San Diego California she pass in 2000 and left behind belongs as been a member. I been thinking long and hard join as a little girl my grandma had me join her I had to wear all white dress with my gloves on I didn’t understand why but to to make her proud I’m looking to join one day I stay in Mobile Al now. My brothers and old man are mason there self. I want to continue and start over becoming a eastern star how I’m am grown. Any info

  37. Hello,My name is Jacqueline d Goodman. I’m interested in becoming a Eastern Star . I reside in Memphis,TN. My contact information is 334-237-0963. Thank you ; be blessed.

  38. Hello my name is LeShander, I live in Memphis, TN and my grandparents were eastern stars I found out after their passing in 2015 they lived in Greenville, MS I want to join here in Memphis if anyone has any suggestions please email me at lwmsgreen35@gmail.com

  39. Hello my grandmother was an Eastern Star. I was given a OES ring when I graduated. I was hoping to learn more information about OES and joining. Also hoping to confirm that she was in the order. Please send an email for correspondence thank you

  40. My name is Lisa Marie Fultz-Davis and I live in Knoxville Tennessee. I would love to become a Eastern Star, but idk who to contact. Can someone plz help me? My email is lisamariedavis0@gmail.com. Thank you

    *phone number removed for privacy

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