The next Westerners Spokane speaker, Joan Mamanakis (mamaNAkiss), will present "Turning to Normal" on February 16. Joan joined the Cheney Historical Museum in 2004. Discovering a passion for this avocation, her focus has been on research in order to understand and use the collection to tell stories about Cheney's local history. Joan has served as a Director for 15 years. Now, as we come out of COVID, and having moved the museum, the museum is looking for people who are interested in helping to create a 21st century local history museum.
For her presentation Joan will tell the story about how the citizens of Cheney turned the lemons of losing the county seat and religious squabbles into the lemonade of a State Normal School. And, in doing so, they assured their future and saved the town of Cheney from the fate of many small farming communities.
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Westerners International has about 60 "corrals" (clubs) within United States and about 20 corrals located in foreign nations (mostly around United States Defense Department locations). Spokane Corral is the only corral in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Our publication, the Pacific Northwesterner, is distributed to members and to many organizations including Princeton and Yale Universities. Our members are historians, authors, world travelers, and people interested in history.
Dick Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>Tue, Jan 31 at 8:22 PM
Our long time member, favorite Chaplain , and supreme Joke Teller passed away today. Fr Ted Bradley had been a Westerner member almost as long as we have been a club. He wrote at least one article for the Pacific Northwesterner. Fr Ted never lost his sense of humor or willingness to participate. English and Latin Memorial is planned. I will pass on the dates when they are announced.
Irish Prayer: May he arrive in heaven a half hour before the devil knows he is gone.
The following is FR Ted's Burial information.
Wed. Feb 8 at 5:30 pm Rosary Memorial at Hennessey Funeral Home & Crematory, 2203 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207
Thurs Feb 9 at 10:00 am Funeral Memorial at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N Wall St, Spokane, WA 99208
Reception to follow at Kalispel Golf Course Country Club, 2010 W Waikiki Rd, Spokane, WA 99218
Fri. Feb 10 at 11:00 am Latin Funeral Service at ST Francis Xavier Church, This may be a private affair.
The Spokane Corral of Westerners International is duly registered with Westerners International, an incorporated nonprofit in California, based at Canyon, Texas.