The RFBI connection with Freemasonry
RFBI was founded by a group of Freemasons in 1880. Following the Freemason philosophy, the organisation’s philosophy was;
For the sake of the poor – of our own obligations – and of the credit of the Order, it is hoped that a generous and universal support will be accorded to an Institution whose function will be to provide succour in distress and relief in necessity.
This philosophy guides RFBI to this day, however RFBI is an independent, not for profit organisation operating in NSW and ACT and is not part of the Freemason organisation.
Although we share the Masonic philosophy of helping those in need, our clients, residents, staff and volunteers need not be Masons to benefit from our service or work in our organisation. We aim to assist anyone that needs our support.