As written in the Mystical Order of the Phoenix By-laws, Article III. Membership:
In determining its membership, as well as its policies, recommendations or actions, the MOOTP will not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, legal citizenship, national origin, income, or political affiliation. Membership shall be limited to females (including those who identify as female), without regard to race, religion, nationality, or sexual preference, who have personal and professional reputations such as they will be a credit to both the MOOTP and to those activities to which the MOOTP is dedicated.
In addition, a member must be:
- 18 years of age or older, and
- sponsored by a current MOOTP member in good standing.
If approved, any member may be removed from the membership due to any infringement of the MOOTP by‐laws, non‐payment of dues, or failure to follow the MOOTP policies and procedures.
All applicants pursuing membership to the MOOTP must be sponsored by a current MOOTP member. A sponsor can be a Founder, a Board Member, or any current member in good standing. Sponsors ensure the MOOTP builds a strong foundation of membership, service, and sisterhood.
If you do not know a sponsor, please list a co-rider(s) (a person you intend to ride with) or specify that you are riding alone. We will pair you with a Float Lieutenant as a new member once approved.
Ladies of the Knights of Sparta
If you are the spouse/relative/friend of a member in the Knights of Sparta, please list the first and last name of the KOS member on your application. Once verified, we will pair you with a Float Lieutenant as a new member once approved.
Prospective members shall apply for membership using the membership application. Upon a decision on the application, you will be notified of the decision by email or first-class mail.
If approved, you will be sent an email notification with information on how to access the members area so that you can complete your member’s profile and submit your membership dues.
For any questions, please reach out to your desired Float Lieutenant or email support at email@example.com.
Member dues for the 2021 parade year are $525.00. Payments can be made in three (3) equal payments by the deadlines below or in one full payment by the final deadline:
- $175.00 – August 15
- $175.00 – September 15
- $175.00 – October 15
Members who have not paid their dues in full by the final due date provided shall have their member profiles marked as inactive and partial dues payments shall be forfeited to the MOOTP and are non-refundable.
What will my membership dues cover?
Accepted members and current members in good standing, at the sole discretion of the MOOTP leadership, with fully paid dues, are provided the following non-transferable items, to be used by the member, in accordance with all MOOTP rules, while participating in the 2021 Knights of Sparta and the Mystical Order of the Phoenix parade:
- One krewe position on a float.
- Use of a costume and mask.
- Invitation package to the Knights of Sparta Formal Bal Masque.*
- At the Pontchartrain Center one week before the parade.
- Spartan Room (after Bal Masque Party) tickets can be purchased separately.
Unless otherwise stated, all payments and purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable. The MOOTP leadership reserves the right to dismiss or ban individuals from membership on a temporary or permanent basis, with or without reimbursement for payments or purchases.
* Due to the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Spartan Society Ltd. will not be presenting a bal masque during the 2020-2021 carnival season.
Interested in Joining the MOOTP in 2022?
If you are interested in seeking membership for the 2022 parade season, please complete the 2022 Interest Form and we will contact you when membership is open.