Grand Chapter Cancellation Announcement

All of us have, no doubt, been faced with many challenges presented by the current pandemic situation across our state, nation, and globe.

Our Indiana Grand Chapter Session “Celebrating a Legacy” is canceled for this year and will take place at the normal time in on June 11-13, 2021 at the Wyndham Hotel and Convention Center. It is our hope that at that time, all restrictions will have been lifted and that our OES can again assemble and resume order with confidence to the safety and health of all.

Click here to get the letter from the Worthy Grand Matron with full details. The letter also contains new directives for election and installation of officer for Subordinate Chapters.

Most OES Activities Suspended

All Eastern Star activities are suspended until further notice except for Stated Meetings. For full details, please see the letters and directive regarding the June meeting in the Documents Section.

Scholarship Changes

The deadlines for the ESTARL and Our World of Youth scholarships have been extended until June 1st. Requirements for transcripts and Chapter seals have also been changed. Find the revised guidelines in the Documents Section.

Grand Chapter Hotel Cancellations

For those who have made reservations at the Wyndham for June or September, the following information should be taken into consideration when canceling your reservations: Call (317)381-6168 and leave your name, original confirmation number and phone number. The Wyndham will cancel your reservation and call you back. If you prefer you can email the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Wyndham can email a confirmation back.

Welcome to Eastern Star in Indiana!

If you are looking for a way to do something for others, and have a great time in the process, you are at the right place. We are a fraternal organization that is always on the lookout for adults of all ages who are trying to better themselves and the community around them.

Our Values
We strive to live our lives by the enduring beliefs of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, along with certain core values:

Friendship: We are the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men can belong. With Chapters in almost all 50 states and in 27 countries around the world, members can go anywhere and know that they can find friends and a helpful hand when they are in need.

Community Service: Our members are encouraged to help one another and to reach out to their communities. Members are active in many community-based projects that provide for those requiring assistance.

Diversity: The members of our Order reflect the social, cultural, educational, ethnic, and religious diversity of the community around them. We value each other’s strengths and opinions.

Charity: As an organization, we raise funds to aid our members in need. We support cancer and heart research, provide college/university scholarships for students regardless of age or membership status, and financially support many other charities. We fund and operate a Senior Living Community for our older members who belong to Indiana Chapters.

Who May Join
Men who are Masons and women with specific Masonic affiliation may be members.

These affiliations include:
Master Masons in good standing or deceased Master Masons in good standing at the time of their death and their:

  • wives
  • daughters
  • legally adopted daughters
  • mothers
  • widows
  • sisters
  • half-sisters
  • granddaughters
  • stepmothers
  • stepdaughters
  • stepsisters
  • daughters-in-law
  • grandmothers
  • great granddaughters
  • nieces
  • great nieces
  • mothers-in-law
  • sisters-in-law
  • aunts
  • female 1st & 2nd cousins

Also eligible for membership in the Order of the Eastern Star are:

Members - either active for three (3) years or majority -
of the International Order of Job's Daughters or
of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls,
each of whom has attained at least the age of eighteen (18) years.

How to Join
To inquire about membership, talk to a current member or contact a local chapter. To find chapters in your area, contact the Grand Secretary of that state or province. Petitions are carefully read, eligibility investigated, and election to membership must be by a vote of the Chapter. The Order strives to select persons of mental, moral, and spiritual quality who will work together in harmony to perform its objectives.

CLICK HERE for the Star-Lite - the Indiana OES Newsletter