Palestine Chapter No. 114
meets on the
1st Tuesday
of each month,
except July and August,
at 7:00 pm
unless otherwise noted.

If you are a member of The Order of the Eastern Star,
we invite you join us and would be most pleased to welcome you at our meetings.

If you are not a member
and would like join our Chapter, or find a
Chapter in your area
please check out the
Way of Life” (2016) and
Synergy of Fraternalism brochures.

Charitable and Isadore Forbes

Informational Flyers:
Chapter Successes;
Fifty Ways to Promote Membership; Membership;
OES Family Tree;
Open Meeting; Planning; Possible Avenues; Publish or Perish; Recommendations; Remember; Seven Key Ingredients; Ten Attitudes;
Ten Ingredients, Ten Step to Chapter Renewal; What is OES; Follow the Star: Tools; 50 Ways to Promote Membership; Winning Attitude; Suggestions for a Mentor;
TheOES Poem by Bro. David P. Newcomb













Dr. Robert Morris, the Poet Laureate of Masonry, conceived the Order of the
Eastern Star in 1850.

The Order of the Eastern Star, is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both women and men may belong. Worldwide, there are over 500,000 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.

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.

We are proud of our Order's heritage. Thousands of our members have contributed their time, energy, and wisdom in unselfish service to our Order, and for the good of the world. It is through this fraternal service to humanity that we build a better life for all.

Our purpose and goal is to provide an organization where women and men with good moral and social character can reflect the spirit of fraternal love, and the desire to work together in Charity, Truth and Loving-kindness for the benefit of all mankind throughout the world. may join. 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.

Projects: 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.

Only men who are Master Masons in good standing are eligible and only women with the following specific Masonic affiliation may be members.

These affiliations include:

• wives • daughters • legally adopted daughters
• mothers • widows • sisters • half sisters
• granddaughters • great-granddaughters
• stepmothers • grandmothers • stepdaughters • stepsisters
• daughters-in-law • nieces • great-nieces • mothers-in-law
• sisters-in-law • aunts • first & second cousins

"Affiliated Master Masons in good standing and any female relatives who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption to Affiliated Master Masons in good standing, or if deceased were in good standing at the time of death; as well as members - either active for three (3) years or majority- in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls® or in Job's Daughters International®, each of whom having attained to at least the age of eighteen (18) years, are eligible to membership in the Order of the Eastern Star." (Ritual, General Regulations, Membership. Eligibility for the Degrees., pg. 163).

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.

Go to the sidebar to download our Massachusetts
Way of Life”and “Synergy of Fraternalism” brochures.

Chapters are located in the following Massachusetts towns:
Adams, Amherst, Attleboro, Auburn, Ayer,
Barre, Belchertown, Braintree, Brockton,
East Bridgewater, Feeding Hills, Foxboro, Framingham,
Gardner, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holliston, Ipswich,
Lee, Lincoln, Longmeadow, Lowell, Ludlow,
Marion, Marshfield, Melrose, Middleboro,
Natick, Needham, Newburyport, Newtonville, North Reading,
Oxford, Plymouth, Reading, Sandwich, South Dennis, South Westport,
South Yarmouth, Taunton, Tewksbury, Turners Falls,
Wakefield, West Medway, West Stockbridge, Westborough,
Westfield, Westwood, Williamsburg and Woburn

Most chapters meet one time per month.

Visiting other chapters allows you to meet wonderful friends all across the state and beyond.