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.
Erick Friel - Chairman
W:. Doug Jessup
W:. Fred Ahleman
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.
Josh Ready (chair)
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.
W:. Callan Martin - Chairman
W:. Richard Yoakum
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.
Doug Wettlaufer (chair)
W:. Kevin Hughes
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.
Doug Wettlaufer - Chairman
W:. Doug Jessup
W:. Callan Martin
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)
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.
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.
W:. Doug Jessup - Chairman
All Current Lodge Officers
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