WVC 33 - 23 - 4
§33-23-4. Lodge system defined.
A society having a supreme legislative or governing body and
subordinate lodges or branches by whatever name known, into which
members are elected, initiated or admitted in accordance with its
constitution, laws, ritual and rules, which subordinate lodges or
branches shall be required by the laws of the society to hold
regular meetings at least once in each month, shall be deemed to
be operating on the lodge system.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session