Most Worshipful Brother Jon B. Broyles has appointed Dr. Ty G. Treutelaar to the advancing line of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, as Senior Grand Marshal. A native of Wisconsin from a family of Masonic tradition, RWB Treutelaar has lived in Missouri for 31 years and has been married to his wife Cecily for 29 years. They live in Clayton, Missouri with their two sons Max (17) and Adam (15). Ty retired from practice and spent over 20 years in the oil industry serving most of that time on the advisory board of directors and as the chairman for various committees of a major oil company. He now uses his health care background and his extensive regulatory experience to consult with physicians and attorneys as to medical regulations and regulatory defense. History, travel, and writing are favorite topics of Ty, and he is a regular contributor to the Missouri Freemason Magazine. You might also find Ty involved in charity and fundraising for various organizations, and assisting the local school district with a project or two. (Editor’s Note: to settle an ongoing question, this is the best way to attempt to say his last name: “Troit-Lar”)
Raised in 1984 and a past master of Saint Louis Missouri Lodge #1, RWB Treutelaar has been active in the long range planning and strategic direction of the lodge, including the inclusion of the past masters and newly made Master Masons within the structure of their organization. The officers of the lodge are combined in a vision of the strategic plan to allow for continued growth and harmony.
The discovery and research of Masonic Relics is a particular interest to RWB Treutelaar, and as member of the Lodge of Research he really enjoys working with the Lodge of Research Library and the Grand Lodge Archives. He has served on the Miles and per Diem Committee and Masonic Education Committee, and some ad hoc committees for special projects. He is particularly fond of the results and efforts of so many people in the application and use of the bar-codes on our dues cards, and for the posting of educational materials on the Grand Lodge website that the lodges can use during their meeting.
In Saint Louis, RWB Treutelaar serves on the Preservation Board for the Scottish Rite Building, and in the line for the Council of Kadosh. Ty’s enjoyment of planning and coordination of events also serve him well as a member of the breakfast committee that plans the annual Saint Louis area Grand Master’s Consecration Breakfast. Beyond Saint Louis, Ty can be found traveling to attend meetings of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis and the Royal Order of Scotland.
Traveling throughout the state as a Grand Chaplain with the Grand Lodge of Missouri and his continuing service as a Chance to Advance Moderator, has allowed RWB Treutelaar to work closely with Brethren throughout our jurisdiction. The perspective gained from all these experiences contribute to what might best describe RWB Treutelaar, that he is a Missouri Master Mason.