Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join?

All Master Masons in good standing within the Masonic Fraternity and the immediate female relatives of at least eighteen years of age of Master Masons or deceased Master Masons who were in good standing with the fraternity at the time of their death. The table below gives the complete list of female relatives who are eligible for membership.

  • Wives
  • Mothers
  • Daughters
  • Granddaughters
  • Step-Daughters
  • Legally Adopted Daughters
  • Widows
  • Sisters
  • Half-Sisters
  • Nieces
  • Grand Nieces
  • Aunts
  • Great-Grand Daughters
  • Grandmothers

Since 2002, membership has been open to members of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls or the Job’s Daughters International who have been active for 3 years or majority and have attained the age of 18. Such petition must be accompanied by a recommendation from a Master Mason.

How does one become a member of the Order of the Amaranth?

By completing a petition for membership, having it signed by two present members of the Order, paying the necessary petition fee and submitting it to your local Court of Amaranth for consideration

What are the fees?

It varies with each Court, depending on their annual dues. In most Courts, there is a one time initiation fee and then dues are annual. For more information, contact any Grand Secretary of any jurisdiction.

What Happens after I submit my petition?

Your petition will be received by the Court at its next regular meeting and an Investigating Committee will be assigned. The Investigating Committee will report its findings to the Court at its second meeting following the receipt of your petition. The Court will then ballot on your request for membership. If you are elected, the Court secretary will inform you and schedule with you a date for your initiation. At the initiation, you will receive the degree of the Order of Amaranth and become a regular member.

What does the Investigating Committee do?

Legally, the committee is to check the character and qualifications of the applicant for membership. In practice, the committee is a committee of visitation. It will meet with you and get to know you. They will check your Masonic eligibility. But most importantly, they will answer your questions about the Order of Amaranth and steps you are presently going through in order to become a member of the Order of Amaranth.

Why does the Court ballot on my petition for membership?

Like any other fraternal group, the Order of Amaranth is careful about who they admit to membership. We want to be sure that our members are of good morals and be a constructive and harmonizing member of the Order.

What Happens at my Initiation?

You will be put through the degree of the Order of Amaranth. There is no hazing. You will be taught beautiful and impressive lessons concerning the four principal virtues of the Order: Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity. These lessons will be given within the setting of a queenly court during the period of chivalry.

How do I obtain more information about becoming a member?

Hopefully you become an active member of your court by participating in its activities and working with it for the great charitable efforts of the Order.

What if I don’t know a member near where I live?

By asking any member of the Order that you know.

Send an e-mail message to our Web Administrator with your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. The Web Committee will forward your request for information to the Grand Court that has jurisdiction over the area where you live. A local member of the Order should contact you by your preferred method within a week.