posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 10:47 PM
Yes the Eastern Star is the Woman's side of the fraternity, which also has Jobs Daughters for the Teens I believe.
Although the group/s are a family based one, I am only an active member of my local Blue lodge, and as an Officer in the Commandery.
The system is like a series of rungs on a ladder, at each step their is a honorary degree and a separate section of the fraternity. Basically the more
active you are in the charities, meetings and fund raisers for the community, the more open the options for climbing that ladder.
Very simple friends and family atmosphere, I have never seen any unusual activities in an accepted lodge, cant speak for the clandestine ones, they
are not officially recognized.
And for every ones information, I was an ATS'er, w a y before joining the lodge. My loyalties are chronological as well, fyi.