The lessons of the Order are spiritual and teach to have a deep love for God, country and family.
The Order of the Eastern Star is benevolent and charitable in its actions, raising millions of dollars annually, throughout the world for projects
that benefit all human kind.
In Texas, financial support is given for ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership), the Texas Masonic Retirement Center at Arlington,
Texas, Cancer Research, Arthritis Foundation, Heart Fund, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Shriners Hospitals, and the Scottish Rite Hospital in
Local charities have support as project of the presiding officer of the Chapters across the State.
The Order is proud and happy to sponsor and support the youth through the rainbow for Girls, Job's Daughters, and the Order of DeMolay for young
The membership is admonished to aid, comfort and protect each other by sharing the joys and sorrows of life. The rewards are many as members
work and play together in love and charity and become life long friends, sisters and brothers.
The Order of the Eastern Star is composed of three bodies: General Grand Chapter with headquarters in Washington, D.C., Grand Chapter with offices
in Arlington, Texas and Sub-ordinate or local chapters located world-wide.
The Order is governed by a set of rules and regulations from General grand Chapter and Grand Chapter, and by a set of by-laws of each subordinate
To be a member of the Order is a wonderful and fulfilling way of life, a life of love, and through this fraternal service to humanity, a better
life is built for all.
Those who desire membership must petition to do so. The petitions are carefully investigated for eligibility then the petition is voted on by
the members of the Chapter receiving the petition. The order wants persons with high moral and spiritual qualities who will work together to perform
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, contact someone who is in a local chapter or write to the Grand
Secretary, Grand Chapter of Texas, OES, 1503 W. Division, Arlington, Texas 76012, to obtain a petition.