A number of Boards and Committees oversee and support Grand Lodge Activities.
Unless otherwise stated, the members of the committees are appointed by the Grand Master.
The Board of Trustees of the Grand Lodge consists of three members who serve six year terms. The trustees hold legal title to all the property controlled by the Grand Lodge with the exception of that held by the Grand Charity Fund. The Trustees and have oversight authority for the funding and maintenance of Grand Lodge properties and facilities. Any lodge that wishes to purchase land or buy or erect a new temple must have approval from the Board of Trustees before final action may be taken.
|Craig L. Davis – PGM – Chairman||Term expires 2017|
|Bill V. Northrup||Term expires 2013|
|Raymond E. Clause – PGM||Term expires 2015|
|Paul H. Wieck – PGM - Emertius|
The Board of Custodians of the Grand Lodge consists of three elected members who serve six year terms.
|Arthur G. Crandon – PJGW – Chairman||Term expires 2015|
|Loren C. Stein – PJGW – Secretary||Term expires 2013|
|Wendell D. Leonard – PSGW||Term expires 2017|
The Trustees of the Grand Charity Funds consists of five members who serve five year terms. They oversee the funds included in the Grand Charity Funds and its properties which include the Iowa Masonic Nursing Home and Masonic Village at Bettendorf. The Grand Charity Board also acts on applications to the Field Financial Aid Fund. Lodges may make applications to this fund to assist people in need within their lodge or community. While lodges are encouraged to assist in providing funding for the application, matching funding is no longer required.
|Terry E. Osborne – PJGM – Chairman||Term expires 2013|
|Eldon F. Walton – Secretary||Term expires 2017|
|Realff H. Ottesen, JGW – Chaplin||Term expires 2014|
|Theodore C. Wiley – Vice Chairman||Term expires 2015|
|Damian N. Hurmence||Term expires 2016|
|Noel W. Willis – PGT – Emeritus|
|Marsha Miller – Secretary to the Board|
The Trustees of the Herman L. Rowley Memorial Trust consists of five members who serve five year terms (at least two of the trustees must be members in good standing of Otley Lodge No. 299). They are charged with operating the Herman L. Rowley Memorial Trust and overseeing the administration of Rowley Home at Perry.
|Michael W. Fletcher – Chairman||Term expires 2013|
|Lowell Wagoner – PGM||Term expires 2017|
|John C. Powell||Term expires 2014|
|William R. Yungclass, SGW – Chaplin||Term expires 2015|
|Kyle A. Gordon||Term expires 2016|
|Robert K. Gubser – Emeritus||Donald W. Gurney – PGM – Emeritus|
|John C. Summerson – PGT – Emeritus||Larry G. Blaker –Emeritus|
|Jerrold R. Anderson – PGM – Emeritus|
|LuCinda L. Friess – Secretary to the Board|
The Trustees of the Masonic Charitable Educational Corporation consists of three members, serving six year terms, who oversee the Grand Lodge student loan program.
|Paul D. Wofford – Chairman||Term expires 2014|
|Guy H. Posey||Term expires 2018|
|Edison Sharp Jr. – PJGW||Term expires 2016|
|Raymond E. Clause – PGM – Emeritus||Duane S. Munson – PGT – Emeritus|
The Trustees of the Masonic Scholarship Endowment Fund consists of three members, serving six year terms, who oversee the investment of the Scholarship Fund.
|Arthur W. Pixler – Chairman||Term expires 2016|
|Gerald F. Bergman||Term expires 2014|
|Peter W. Taggart||Term expires 2018|
The Trustees of the Iowa Masonic Library and Museums Building Endowment Fund consists of three members, serving six year terms, who oversee the Endowment Fund which supports the portion of the Library and Administrative Building that houses the library and museums.
|Donald E. Mosier – PGM – Chairman||Term expires 2014|
|Thomas P. Youngblut – PGT||Term expires 2016|
|Eric J. Sommermeyer||Term expires 2018|
The Following Standing Committees Serve The Grand Lodge:
The Masonic Jurisprudence Committee consists of all the Past Grand Masters. To this committee are referred all matters of legal significance, all decisions and official opinions written by the Grand Master, and all proposed amendments to the Code and Constitution. This committee also consults with the Chairman of Division and Reference and approves the selection for the Chairman of Division and Reference for the ensuing year.
|Donald E. Mosier – PGM – Chairman|
|Paul H. Wieck – PGM – Vice Chairman|
|Robert H. Erickson – PGM – Secretary|
The Division and Reference Committee consists of three members, serving one year, who review the reports of the Grand Master, Grand Secretary, and Grand Librarian and recommend action on them. The Chairman of this committee is the nominee for Grand Master for the ensuing year.
|Eric A. Rozeboom – PSGW – Chairman|
|Wade E. Sheeler – PSGW|
|Terry E. Osborne – PJGW|
The Lodge Service Committee consists of 14 members, who serve one year terms, and an executive director. The duties of the Committee shall include, but not be limited to, assisting the Executive Director in conducting the various activities of the Committee: including personal visitations of lodges in their areas; Grand Master Area Meetings; Lodge Service Neighborhood Area Meetings; the various activities of the Committee at Grand Lodge; the development and distribution of Masonic educational materials; review and analyze membership trends; recommend, develop and implement short, intermediate, and long term goals for membership retention and growth; and to provide appropriate assistance to subordinate lodges for the improvement and betterment of Freemasonry in Iowa. They also sponsor the Lodge of the Year, Plus One, and Young Mason of the Year programs. If you have questions about services available through the Lodge Service Committee contact the Lodge Service Director at the Grand Secretary’s Office phone: 319-365-1438 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tim S. Anderson – DGS – Executive Director|
|Daniel L. Beyer||Wendell B. Borland|
|A. J. Brown||James W. Burr|
|James E. Cline Jr.||Danny L. Connell|
|John M. Klaus||Martin C. Lonsdale|
|Kevin A. Nelson||Stacy D. Newgard|
|Loren J. Pierce||Gregory R. Spooner|
|Dennis E. “Toby” Williams||Robert A. “Bud” Winterton|
|Thomas P. Youngblut – PGT – Emeritus||Jack L. Butler – PGM – Emeritus|
The Finance Committee consists of three members who serve three year terms. The Chairman of this committee is the nominee for Grand Treasurer the following year. This committee reviews the finances of the Grand Lodge and is responsible for submitting a proposed budget for the ensuing year.
|Carl N. Horne – Chairman||Term expires 2013|
|Lane H. Shaver||Term expires 2014|
|William K. Paisley||Term expires 2015|
The Fraternal Review Committee consists of one member, serving a one year term, who studies the proceedings of the Grand Lodges and reports on the general condition of Freemasonry throughout the world.
|Timothy J. Whipple|
The Grand Lodge Recognition Committee consists of one member, serving a one year term, who examines and reports on all matters concerning recognition that are referred to the committee.
|Jason A. Walcott|
The Appeals and Grievances Committee consists of three members appointed for one year. They review all expulsions and reinstatements after sentence of expulsion, and any appeals or grievances referred to them and make recommendations to the Grand Lodge for action.
|David M. Dryer – Chairman|
|Alan L. Cranston|
The Credentials Committee consists of six members, serving three year terms, who welcome brethren attending Grand Lodge, pass upon their credentials, prepare reports certifying the attendance at Grand Lodge.
|Justin R. Dodge – Chairman||Term expires 2013|
|Chad E. Clapper||Term expires 2013|
|Douglas E. Walker||Term expires 2014|
|David G. Best||Term expires 2014|
|Roy L. Schulze||Term expires 2015|
|Baruti Kmt-Sisouvong||Term expires 2015|
The Visitors Committee consists of two members¸ serving one year terms, whose duty it is to welcome and accommodate brethren visiting Grand Lodge from other Grand Jurisdictions and other Grand Bodies and to examine those not vouched for.
|W. Charles Smithson – Chairman|
|Brian D. Pappaducas|
The Public Relations Committee consists of three members appointed for three year terms. They are responsible for promoting better public relations with the general public and assisting in publicizing Masonic events.
|Lane H. Shaver – Chairman||Term expires 2013|
|Von T. Ketelsen||Term expires 2014|
|Thomas D. Cox||Term expires 2015|
The Scholarship Selection Committee consists of sevev members who serve four year terms. They have the difficult task of selecting the recipients for the Grand Lodge Scholarships. This process includes reading through hundreds of scholarship applications, selecting those to be interviewed, and narrowing that number to select the winners.
|Kenneth Hurmence – PGT– Chairman||Term expires 2015|
|Gary T. Warwick||Term expires 2013|
|Robert J. Holliday||Term expires 2013|
|A. Lyle Miller||Term expires 2014|
|James W. Evans||Term expires 2015|
|Terry L. Augustus||Term expires 2016|
|Alex C. Glann||Term expires 2016|
|Duane S. Munson – PGT – Emeritus|
The Masonic Charitable Educational Corportation Scholarship Selection Committee consists of five members who serve five year terms. They have the difficult task of selecting the recipients for the Grand Lodge Technical Scholarships. This process includes reading through hundreds of scholarship applications, selecting those to be interviewed, and narrowing that number to select the winners.
|Kenneth M. Anderson – PJGW – Chairman||Term expires 2013|
|Carl N. Home||Term expires 2014|
|Dallas D. Brown||Term expires 2015|
|Gregory L. Andersen||Term expires 2017|
|Robert J. Holliday – PJGW||Term expires 2018|
The Public School Support Committee consists of three members, serving three year terms, who demonstrate Masonry’s support of the Public School System through the Teacher of the Year Program.
|Scott Enyart – Chairman||Term expires 2015|
|Brian D. Pappaducas||Term expires 2013|
|Jeffery S. Weaver||Term expires 2014|
The Committee on Masonic Youth consists of five members appointed for five year terms who show Masonry’s support of the Masonic-related youth organizations by working with and assisting them in furthering their goals.
|Joseph J. Podzimek – Chairman||Term expires 2016|
|Tom Bowersox – Junior Grand Steward||Term expires 2017|
|Matthew A. Buckley||Term expires 2013|
|William K. Paisley||Term expires 2014|
|Kyle D. Martin||Term expires 2015|
The Technology Committee consists of five members appointed for five year terms. The Grand Secretary and Deputy Grand Secretary are members.
|Darrell G. Fremont – Chairman||Term expires 2016|
|Kevin J. Smith||Term expires 2013|
|Daniel J. Priestly||Term expires 2014|
|Chad L. Little||Term expires 2015|
|Kurt M. Hoffman||Term expires 2017|
The Long Range Strategic Planning Committee consists of five members appointed for five year terms.
|Jeremy N. Davis – Chairman||Term expires 2013|
|Robert E. Breckenridge – Grand Treasurer||Term expires 2014|
|Vacant||Term expires 2015|
|Vacant||Term expires 2016|
|Brent L. Zirkel||Term expires 2017|