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Overland Park Lodge #436 | Overland Park, KS | contact@opmasons.org | 913-815-0003

STANDING COMMITTEES

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:

 

  • Dan Mauer (Chairman)

  • W:. Doug Jessup

  • Zach Ollinger

  • Eli Tuttle

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

 

Members:

 

  • Seth Belfield (Chairman)

  • Roger Claxton

  • W:. Fred Ahleman

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

 

Members:

 

  • Zach Ollinger (Chairman)

  • W:. Dick Stofer

  • Jacob Stofer

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

 

Members:

 

  • Zach Olinger (Chairman)

  • Tom Fletcher

  • W:. Kevin Hughes 

  • W:. Doug Jessup

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

 

Members:

 

  • W:. Fred Ahleman (Chairman)

  • W:. Ken Mickey

  • Seth Belfield

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:

  • W:. Doug Jessup (Chairman)

  • W:. Kevin Hughes

  • W:. Fred Ahlemann

  • Zach Olinger

  • Daniel Helm

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:

 

Doug Wettlaufer (Chairman)

Jacob Stofer

W:. Kevin Hughes

W:. Fred Kemp

W:. Doug Jessup

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:. Kevin Hughes (Chairman)

W:. Richard Yoakum

W:. Fred Kemp

W:. Rick Stofer

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: 

  • W:. Kevin Hughes (Chairman)

  • Doug Wettlaufer

  • Dan Mauer

  • Ryan Peterson

  • John Gardner

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

  • W:. Rick Stofer

  • Dan Mauer

  • Seth Belfield

  • Erick Friel

 

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.

Members: 

  • Dan Mauer(Chairman)

  • Doug Wettlaufer

  • Thomas Fletcher

  • Perry Siplon

  • David Derks

  • Frank Shell

 

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.

Members:

  • W:. Fred Ahlemann (Chairman)

  • W:. Ken Mickey

  • Seth Belfield

  • Duane Marshall

  • Kerry Klempnauer

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

 

Members:

 

  • Thomas Fletcher (Chairman)

  • Perry Siplon

  • W:. Phil Smith

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

  • Josh Ready

  • Michael Murphy

  • Matt Carter

  • Bruse Unger

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 Chairman)

  • Seth Belfield

  • Thomas Fletcher

  • Zach Ollinger

  • Perry Siplon

  • Tristan Mitchell

  • Joseph Melton

  • Ryan Peterson

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:. Doug Jessup (chairman)

  • W:. Brian Hancock

  • W:. Rick Stofer

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.

  • Fred Kemp, Chairman - 2020

  • Richard Yoakum, Trustee - 2021

  • Kevin Hughes, Vice-Chairman - 2022

  • Jason Daniels, Secretary/Treasurer - 2023

  • Rick Stofer, Trustee - 2024

  • Mark Kramsky, Trustee - 2025

  • Callan Martin, Current Master of the Lodge - 2020

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