One of the fundamental principles that distinguishes SPJST from other business forms is that the members – not outside investors – control the organization. Member control is exercised through elections of leaders on the local lodge, district, and state levels. A convention is held every four years. It is during the convention that SPJST By-Laws and proposed changes in the structure of the fraternal are considered. The next convention will be in June 2020 in Killeen, Texas.
The guidelines which describe how the business of SPJST is to be conducted is found in the by-laws. The services that members expect to receive from their Society are also set out in general terms in the by-laws.
Between conventions, it is the duty of the Supreme Lodge to oversee the administration of the business affairs of the Society in accordance with the by-laws. Copies of the by-laws may be obtained from delegates to the preceding SPJST convention or your local lodge president. Copies are available to members by clicking here and through the SPJST Home Office.
While members “own” and control SPJST, responsibility for making sure things run smoothly is delegated to an 11-member body, democratically elected at our quadrennial conventions. This group is collectively referred to as the SPJST Supreme Lodge and consists of four officers and seven district directors. Click here to view our full Supreme Lodge history.
Supreme Lodge Officers
President Brian Vanicek, FIC
Vice President Hiram Dixon, FICF, LUTCF, CFFM
Chief Financial Officer Leonard Mikeska, FIC
Director of Accounting / Information Technology Services Roy Vajdak
Supreme Lodge Directors
District One Director/Supreme Lodge Chairman Donnie Victorick, FIC, CFFM
District One includes the following counties: Austin, Bastrop (except Lodge 18, Elgin), Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Cherokee, Fayette, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Panola, Robertson, Rusk, Trinity, Walker, and Washington.
District Two Director Jesse Pospisil
District Two includes the following counties: Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Coryell, Falls, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Lam- pasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Milam, San Saba, Travis, Williamson, Lodge 18, Elgin (located in Bastrop County), and Lodge 200, Bruceville-Eddy (located in McLennan County).
District Three Director John Engelke
District Three includes the following counties: Anderson, Bosque, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Franklin, Freestone, Grayson, Gregg, Hamilton, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Limestone, McLennan (except Lodge 200, Bruceville-Eddy), Marion, Montague, Morris, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Smith, Somervell, Tarrant, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wise, and Wood.
District Four Director Billy Rollwitz, FIC, CFFM
District Four includes the following counties: Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Collingsworth, Comanche, Concho, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gains, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Jeff Davis, Jones, Kent, Kimble, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lov- ing, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Pecos, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Roberts, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Sterling, Stephens, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Winkler, Yoakum, and Young.
District Five Director Bradley Stavinoha, FIC
District Five includes the following counties: Angelina, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Tyler, and Waller.
District Six Director/Supreme Lodge Vice Chairman Karen Kaspar, FIC, CFFM
District Six includes the following counties: Aransas, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, and Wharton.
District Seven Director Bob Bayer, FIC
District Seven includes the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Cameron, Comal, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala.