MANITO LODGE #246 F.& A.M.
2715 SOUTH GRAND BOULEVARD
SPOKANE WA 99203-2525
Next Stated Meeting - Monday, March 11th
NEW MEETING TIME!
Dinner 5:45 PM – Meeting @ 6:30 PM
“A SHORT HISTORY LESSON ABOUT US PRESIDENTS AND VICE-PRESIDENTS”
Another month has come and gone. In the process, last month I missed a perfect opportunity to utilize as a theme for this article a subject that makes me feel good about Masonry and the type of people we embrace as Brothers and present to the world.
To me February has always been “Presidents Month”, with a national holiday. All of us, I’m sure, are aware that 14 of our Brothers have been President of the U.S. Let me refresh your memory, listing them in order of their service to our country: George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Jackson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, William Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Gerald Ford.
What most of us have not remembered are the names of the Masonic Vice-Presidents who supported some of the Presidents, a couple of whom were later to move into the Commander-in Chief’s seat. Add these names to your list of noteworthy Brothers also to be proud of: (also in order of date of service): George Clinton, Elbridge Gerry, Daniel Thompkins, Richard Johnson, George Dallas, William King, John Breckinridge, Andrew Johnson, Schuyler Colfax, Adalai Stevenson, Garrett Hubbard, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Marshall, Henry Wallace, Harry Truman, Lynden Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and Gerald Ford.
Bet you didn’t recognize some of the names in this later group. Now you know! See you in Lodge my Brothers.
(Please don’t forget to call or email your dinner reservations to Worshipful Brother Roger Nelson by 5pm, Thursday, March 7th, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-869-7803.
OFFICER CONTACT INFORMATION
WM Curly Werner
SW Jeff Galpin
JW Matt Daley
Tr Dale Hearn
Sec Roger Nelson