SPOKANE WA 99203-2525


February Stated Meeting - Monday, February 8th

  Dinner 6:00 PM – Meeting 7:30 PM


Greetings Brethren,

     I hope that February has found you well. It looks like we may be almost out of the woods as far as winter weather goes. (Yes, you can blame me if things take a turn!)   I would like to thank all the Past Masters, members, and guests who joined us for Past Masters night at our January stated meeting. It was a memorable night of oyster stew and Manito memories. A big thanks to Worshipful Brother Jim Benthin for his detailed presentation on notable Past Manito Masters.

     I would also like to thank all the members who helped and sidelined for the two Entered Apprentice degrees we put on in January.  A big welcome to brothers Ryan Rodriguez and Jesse Sorenson.  It is truly an exciting time at Manito as we get to share the lessons of our craft with so many new brothers. Keep up the good work!

     To our newly initiated brothers I would encourage you to take time to soak in the lessons and memorization of Blue Lodge. It really is the foundation of our great fraternity and has a lifetime of lessons to learn.  I also hope you join us as we put on degrees you have already received. It is one of my favorite things to do as a Mason, and I learn something new almost every time I participate or watch a degree. I would encourage you to memorize the posting lectures from the degrees even if you are taking the written proficiency test. While both proficiency exams have their merits, memorizing the posting lecture will greatly help your memorization skills if you ever want to go on to participate in a degree, and - most importantly - it helps the lessons of the degree really sink in. The lessons taught us by the 24 inch gauge and common gavel can be particularly helpful to young men finding their path in their career, and work life balance.

    In continuing with our lodge education presentations this month we will be hosting a presentation on a concordant body of Freemasonry I hope you’ll find informative. 

     Our next stated meeting is Monday, February 12th. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the meeting will start at 7:30! If you know a man interested in Freemasonry please invite him, remember - guests eat free! I predict we’ll have some Fellowcraft degrees to put on the 4th Monday of February so please mark your calendar.   Please don’t forget to call or email your dinner reservations to Worshipful Brother Roger Nelson by 5pm, Thursday, February 8th. His email and phone number are: 509-869-7803.


Brett Westerman

Worshipful Master



WM Brett Westerman
SW Curly Werner
JW Jeff Galpin
Sec Roger Nelson

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