How is the organisation structured?

Each local 'Lodge' draws its members, essentially from the local community. A Regional group of local Lodges will comprise a 'District'. For administrative purposes, there is a central organisation in each state, known as 'Grand Lodge'. In addition, in each state, there are a number of separate charitable and other community service organisations, such as: The Masonic Hospital, Masonic Youth Welfare Fund, Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes and the Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution (RFBI).