(a) General rule.--A society is operating on the lodge system if it has a supreme governing body and
subordinate lodges into which members are elected, initiated or admitted in accordance
with its laws, rules and rituals. Subordinate lodges shall be required by the laws of the society to hold regular
meetings at least once in each quarter in furtherance of the purposes of the society.
(b) Lodges for children.--A society may, at its option, organize and operate lodges for children under the minimum
age for adult membership. Membership and initiation in local lodges shall not be required of such children,
nor shall they have a voice or vote in the management of the society.
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