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The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal Order in the world that admits both men and women to membership.  We hope that you will let us know of your interest and join us in our work helping our communities, enjoying fellowship in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, and promoting Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.  While all our members must have a belief in the existence of a positive Supreme Being, we are accepting of all different religions that share this belief and count persons of many different faiths among our members.

For a man to join, he must be an affiliated Master Mason in a Blue Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of California.  The Blue Lodge does not have to be in California to qualify a man for membership in California Eastern Star.

In order for a woman to join, she must be no less than eighteen (18) years of age and have an appropriate connection to the Masonic Family.  Qualifying connections include a close male relative (such as a husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, first cousin, etc.), who is a Master Mason in good standing, or was one at the time of his death OR no less than three (3) years’ membership or majority membership in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls or the Job’s Daughters International.

To find out more about joining our Order, please use our Chapter locator to find the Chapters closest to your home or work.  The Chapter locator will give you contact information for the Secretaries of those Chapters and you can e-mail one or more of them to let them know of your interest in joining us.

Thank you for your interest in our Order and we hope to soon greet you as a Sister or Brother.