Eastern Star

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Blake Bowden, Dec 3, 2008.

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Eastern Star

  1. Yes, I'm a member

    7 vote(s)
    17.5%
  2. I plan on petitioning in the future

    2 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. Undecided

    11 vote(s)
    27.5%
  4. It's not for me

    20 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Are you...
     
  2. Texas_Justice85

    Texas_Justice85 Registered User

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    the lady that does the breakfast at the hotel I work for is the worthy matron at the Waco chapter and keeps bugging me to get involved when i get my MM. I been to a couple of their dinners and theyre really nice people, just not for me
     
  3. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    i'll get in when i'm married, and only if my wife wants to.
     
  4. jonesvilletexas

    jonesvilletexas Premium Member

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    Well, that is not true, I was in the 80's but when I had health problems and had to stop going to lodge I let is slide. But I will be going back I hope soon. It is a great org.
     
  5. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    I just don't think I will be Eastern Star. I guess my thing is I don't want to become a member and never help. With Blue Lodge and my intentions are Scottish Rite and York Rite I just dont see me having the time for Eastern Star but that may change.
     
  6. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Not this guy...
     
  7. TexMass

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    Last year at my installation my wife put on an incredible spread. I had just come back from TX and brought 14 frozen pre-cooked, smoked briskets from HEB. These guys up here had NEVER had bar-b-que like this. It is still talked about today. They couldn't believe that this came from a grocery store. At the dinner she was cornered by several ladies from 'star. She was really turned off by the pressure and said she would never join. This is not to fault the orginization. It was just the wrong approach at the wrong time.
     
  8. js4253

    js4253 Premium Member Premium Member

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    I joined with my wife but I am not active because it conflicts with Lodge meeting.
     
  9. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    The Eastern Star is a phenominal organization but never have I ever heard of The Star refered to as a great place to learn something about Masonry, if anyone says anything about the Star it has nothing to do with the degrees or how amazing the ritual is. I know the Star was concieved by a Brother not to long ago but I can't see the rituals being anything like ours.
    When I was getting ready to join I read this amongst many other little snippets that kinda turned my wife and I off of it personally.
    The fraternal order is comprised of people with deep religious convictions and spiritual values open to all faiths except no faith.
    I still know way to little to make any judgments b/c if there is a ritual involved I want to go through bearing my moral compass is in inline with it's teachings.
     
  10. jwardl

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    I'd told my wife over & over what the lodge was doing for me, and told her of the Star, hoping she would reap some of the same benefits. She was intrigued and decided to join, also partly as a way to share the masonic experience and a weekday evening out, doing something for others as well as ourselves.

    Unfortunately, she hasn't been as impressed as she'd hoped, because she's done nothing but attend meetings she finds mostly boring, not being one who cares for ritual. Our chapter meets only once a month, and though a few sisters have promised to call her for months, they never do. She wants to get involved with helping others, assisting with fund-raising and comforting the unfortunate, but she seems to be getting nowhere with that. Since I joined primarily with/for her, I'll probably drop out if she does. Am trying to get her to visit other chapters to see if they are more to her liking and/or to be mre aggressive about voicing her desires in the home chapter. Time will tell.
     
  11. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Nothing against the OES, but it's not something that I'll pursue.
     
  12. Joey

    Joey Co-Founder Staff Member

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    Well, I'll go ahead and spill the beans now....... I'm getting engaged in about 2 weeks.....:) My future wife and I have discussed the Lodge and the Eastern Star...... She's willing to join as long as I'm a member too...... I've got mixed feelings about that.....:confused:
     
  13. cmoreno85tx

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    Congrats Brother Joey !!
     
  14. Gerald.Harris

    Gerald.Harris Premium Member Premium Member

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    I would recommend doing a bit of visiting and find that one chapter out there that is vibrant and exciting, then take back a few ides to your own chapter and see how your ideas are received. The beauty of all of Masonry, is that you can always move your membership.
     
  15. TexMass

    TexMass Registered User

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    You mean you haven't asked her yet?
     
  16. caeservi

    caeservi Registered User

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    at a recent awards ceremony at the lodge, me and my fiancee were approached about joining the star. It was a real full court press; but she did seem interested, so we may end up joining after we are maried
     
  17. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

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    I have had Star petitions pushed on my since I got MM. My wife's grandmother was a charter member of our local OES, however my wife as shown zero interest in joining. I have no desire to join pettycoat lodge until she does...which i doubt will ever happen
     
  18. tom268

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    The OES is almost nin-existent in Germany. I have heard, thate is one chapter (or how it is called) in Berlin, but I'm not sure. They surely have absolutely no appearance in the masonic landscape here. And I surely would never join such an organization.
     
  19. Benton

    Benton Premium Member

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    Just out of curiosity, why would you never join such an organization?
     
  20. tom268

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    Well, my obligation includes, not to join any mason-like organizations. As it is neither an upper degree system, nor a masonic side degree or order, and it allows men in women in, it is a very very grey area of masonic law, in my eyes.
     

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