In the United States there are two main Masonic appendant bodies:

Other Affiliated Bodies

  • Shriners International, historically known as the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.O.N.M.S.). Shriners meet in Shrine "centers" or "temples," and are well known for their maroon fezzes, lavish parades, and sponsorship of children's hospitals.
  • Royal Order of Jesters (R.O.J.) Colloquially known as "Jesters," local "courts" are limited to thirteen initiates yearly. Initiation, by invitation and unanimous ballot, is limited to members in good standing of the Shrine.
  • Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm. Colloquially known as "The Grotto;" members wear black fezzes.
  • Order of Quetzalcoatl. Colloquially known as "The Q", a group mostly in the West and Southwest United States.
  • Tall Cedars of Lebanon ot Tall Cedar, are organized into "Forests" and meet at Masonic Temples or banquets halls. Some refer to themselves as the "poor man's Shriners", their motto is "Fun, Frolic & Fellowship", and members wear a pyramid shaped hat.

The following affiliated organizations admit both Masons and female relatives of Masons:

  • Order of the Eastern Star. Membership is limited to Master Masons and their close female relatives. The Chapter is run by the women; the Master Mason is just there to help open the Chapter. The female relatives are wife, sister, daughter, mother, and various grands, step relatives and in-laws.
  • Order of the Amaranth. An American androgynous order for Master Masons and their female relatives.

Youth organizations

Florida has three Masonic-affiliated youth organizations which are collectively referred to as Masonic youth organizations.

  • DeMolay International is the most common. Young men from 12 to 21 are eligible. There are DeMolay chapters located in Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, the United States, and Uruguay.
  • Job's Daughters. Young ladies from 10 to 20, who are daughters of Master Masons or daughters of a majority Job's Daughter, or sponsored by a Master Mason or Majority Member, are eligible. The "Jobies" have Bethels in Australia (Queensland), Brazil (most Brazilian states have at least one bethel), Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario & Saskatchewan), the Philippines, and many states within the United States (notable exceptions include all of the New England states and most of the South). Mostly due to American military presence there have also been bethels in Germany and Japan.
  • International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Young ladies from 11 to 20 are eligible. The "Rainbow Girls" have Assemblies in Aruba, Australia (in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia), Bolivia, Brazil (in Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and Tocantins), Canada (in Ontario and New Brunswick), Italy, Paraguay, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Romania. There are currently Rainbow Assemblies in every state within the United States except Delaware, Utah and Wyoming. Rainbow has had assemblies, mostly due to American military presence, in the following countries: Cuba, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Panama, the Republic of China, and Vietnam.


Bahia Chapter

Order of DeMolay

Orlando, Florida

If you know of a young man between the ages of 12 and 21 who would be interested in becoming a member please let us know.

Our stated meetings are  the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month  at 7:30pm.

On the 4th Wednesday of every month we have a dinner before hand at 7:00pm with the meeting following at 7:30pm.

Oes GGC color

Orlando Chapter No.131

Order of Eastern Star

Orlando Chapter No. 131 meets on the 2nd and 3rd Mondays at 7:30pm.

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