STANDING COMMITTEES

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

This committee is tasked with the review of our lodge financial matters. They are also charged with examining the records of the Treasurer and Secretary, and auditing all claims each year.

Members:

  • W:. Fred Ahleman - Chairman

  • W:. Fred Kemp

  • Erick Friel

  • Eli Tuttle

Charity Committee

Charity Committee

This committee is tasked with seeking opportunities for philanthropy throughout each year.

Members:

  • Seth Belfield - Chairman

  • W:. Callan Martin

  • David Oakley 

  • Andrew Cox

Public Schools Committee

Public Schools Committee

This committee is tasked with contacting area public schools for the purpose of participating in programs and awarding scholarships.

Members:

  • Josh Ready - Chairman

  • TJ Trible

  • Andrew Cox

Masonic Foundation Committee

Masonic Foundation Committee

Kansas Masonic Foundation’s philanthropic efforts have been funding effective programs that both embody and encourage the power of cooperation.

Members:

  • W:. Dick Stofer - Chairman

  • W:. Dick Yoakum

  • Frank Shell

Masonic Home Committee

Masonic Home Committee

The Kansas Masonic Home is a Senior Living Community established by Kansas Masons in the Wichita, Kansas area.

Members:

  • W:. Fred Kemp - Chairman

  • W:. Dick Stofer

  • W:. Callan Martin

Masonic Education Committee

Masonic Education Committee

By improving Masonic education within our Lodge, we, personally, gain knowledge of the craft of Freemasonry and help to improve retention of your brethren. This committee coordinates Masonic Education programs and also manages our Study Club.

Members:

  • Erick Friel - Chairman

  • W:. Doug Jessup 

  • W:. Fred Ahleman

  • David Oakley

Total Youth Committee

Total Youth Committee

Freemasons have long been committed to children and families through our scholarship program, children's learning centers, model student assistance program and sponsorship of youth groups. This committee maintains our relationships with the youth groups who are part of our Masonic Family.

Members: 

  • Josh Ready (chair)

  • TJ Trible 

  • Andrew Cox

Budget Committee

Budget Committee

This committee shall maintain a current knowledge of the financial condition of the lodge as to operating capital, due and on hand, as well as fixed and proposed expenditures; thereby enabling said committee to recommend to the lodge what financial actions are deemed permissible of necessary for the lodge to operate within the limits of its current annual income.

Members: 

  • W:. Callan Martin - Chairman

  • W:. Richard Yoakum

  • W:. Rick Stofer

Technological Advancement & Management Committee

Technological Advancement & Management Committee

Our efforts to keep up with current technology are never-ending. This committee is charged with the design, implementation, & maintenance of the technology utilized by OP Lodge. This includes the lodge's digital presence online, social media marketing, electronic communications, and on-premises computers & technology equipment.

Members: 

  • Doug Wettlaufer (chair) 

  • Erick Friel

  • Josh Ready 

  • Jacob Davisson 

  • Jason Taylor

  • W:. Kevin Hughes

Membership Committee

Membership Committee

This committee is responsible for retention efforts for our members and for maintaining contact with our candidates. In addition, Overland Park Lodge is committed to the support of all our Masonic Family, which includes widows of our passed brothers.

Members:

  • Doug Wettlaufer - Chairman

  • W:. Doug Jessup 

  • W:. Callan Martin

  • Thomas Fletcher 

  • ­Joe Melton

Social planning and Community Outreach Committee

Social planning and Community Outreach Committee

This committee is charged with planning our social functions, actively seeking out community engagement activities and works hand-in-hand with the membership committee to provide opportunities where interested individuals may attend Masonic functions open to the public.

  • Erick Friel (chair)

  • Josh Ready 

  • Jacob Davisson

Almoner Committee

Almoner Committee

The Almoner Committee is charged with the well-being of lodge members and their families. This committee will be in contact with members who are unwell or in distress, and also maintains a discreet presence in the lives of widows of former members, so that the lodge may readily assist them should they find themselves in any particular need.

This committee is responsible for the planning and execution of our annual Spring Social/Widows Dinner Gala.

Recycling Committee

Recycling Committee

Overland Park Lodge has an ongoing commitment to recycling. This is also a source of income for our lodge.

Members:

  • Thomas Fletcher - Chairman

  • Seth Belfield 

  • David Oakley

Masonic Temple Restoration Committee

Masonic Temple Restoration Committee

This committee is charged with the development and management of a 5-year plan to prioritize the long term renovation and maintenance of the real estate, equipment and furnishings of the lodge.

Members:

  • W:. Doug Jessup - Chairman

  • All Current Lodge Officers

  • Michael Murphy

  • TJ Trible 

  • Matt Carter

100-Year Anniversary Planning Committee

100-Year Anniversary Planning Committee

Our 100-year anniversary is in 2023 and this committee is appointed to plan for special functions unique to that year.

Members:

  • Erick Friel (chair)

  • Seth Belfield

  • Thomas Fletcher 

  • Perry Siplon

  • Joe Melton 

  • Michael Murphy

  • Josh Ready

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Trustees of Overland Park Lodge are charged with the supervision and maintenance of all the real estate, equipment, and furnishings of the lodge.

Members: 

  • W:. Brian Hancock

  • W:. Brian Weese

  • W:. Callan Martin

Memorial Trust Fund Board of Directors

Memorial Trust Fund Board of Directors

The Overland Park Masonic Lodge No. 436 Memorial Trust Fund (MTF) is established to hopefully provide the assurance of the perpetuity of this lodge. It is composed of voluntary contributions from members and others who wish or have wished to insure the financial well being of Overland Park Lodge. The MTF is administered by seven directors composed of the current Master and six members of the lodge appointed for 6-year terms.


  • Richard Yoakum, Trustee - 2021

  • Kevin Hughes, Vice-Chairman - 2022

  • Frederick Ahlemann, Secretary/Treasurer - 2023

  • Rick Stofer, Trustee - 2024

  • Mark Kramsky, Trustee - 2025

  • Daniel Mauer, Current Master of the Lodge - 2021

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