WHAT IS 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 currently more than 1.2 million members under the General
Grand Chapter. Colorado Grand Chapter currently has about 9,000
Although not a
part of the Masonic fraternity, membership is based on a Masonic
affiliation or relationship, belief in a Supreme Being, and a
desire to acquire additional knowledge and self improvement.
While this is an Order composed of people of deep spiritual
convictions, it is open to all faiths, except no faith. 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 degrees of
the Order of the Eastern Star teach lessons of fidelity,
constancy, loyalty, faith and love. They are presented in a
beautiful ritualistic ceremony designed to not only teach the
lessons, but also to 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.
purposes of the organization are: Charitable, Educational,
Fraternal, and Scientific. To this end, the Grand Chapter of
Colorado proudly supports the statewide community through the
collection of stuffed animals for traumatized children, annual
youth scholarships, and the Robert Russell Eastern Star-Masonic
Center, which is a retirement community and assisted living
center, which is open to the public.
Star chapters select their own charities and places of service
in their respective communities. Many actively support young
women’s organizations such as Job’s Daughters, Order of the Rainbow for Girls, along with DeMolay for Boys. Collectively,
millions of dollars are raised by members throughout the General
Grand Chapter for its various charities each triennium.
Being a member is a wonderful and a fulfilling
way of life. Please ask an Eastern Star to tell you more about
it, or contact us at
for more information on how to become a member.