National Assistant Steward
National Grange of the Order
Roger Bostwick is a third generation Granger from Kansas. Roger currently serves as the President of Kansas State Grange and is also the Assistant Steward for the National Grange. One of Roger’s favorite things about the Grange is the ritualistic work and the beauty and lessons contained in the degrees. Roger has memorized the entire installation ceremony as well as the Master’s parts for the 5th and 6th degrees. He states, “this is easy when you drive over an hour one way to work, you have a lot of time to talk to yourself.” He finds this the best way to memorize the works of our Order.
Roger works for the Deluxe Corporation in Lenexa, Kansas and recently celebrated 26 years of service. He also enjoys working on the farm he and his wife Melanie have named “Happy Hallow Farm.” They help raise Simmental cattle with Melanie’s parents as well as pigs, goats and chickens. Roger likes to try organic gardening and is adding something new each year to his garden. In his free time he enjoys restoring his 1942 Allis-Chalmers “C” tractor. Roger also serves as a leader in the local 4-H and the Way of the Cross United Methodist Church of Ozawkie. Family, church and Grange play an important part in the lives of the Bostwick family.
Roger and Melanie met in the Grange and have two daughters, Molly and Mandy. As a family we are passionate about the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. We have served on the local committee for 13 years. Twelve of those years Melanie has served as the County Chair.
Roger and Melanie served on the National Grange Youth Team in 1993 and enjoyed the many youth and Grangers they met across the nation. We feel the Grange has offered us many opportunities to grow and become better people. The Grange has so much to offer not only individuals, but also families. We are excited to be a part of ”Moving the Grange Forward.”