Jason Crockett, PER (Susan)
605 Riviera Ct.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Cell: 575-361-7044

NW District:
Richard Honneffer, PER
Fruitland, NM 87416

NE District:
Dan Gerth, President Elect (Connie)
Santa Fe, NM 87506

SW District:
Patrick Hickox, DDGER (Kim)
Las Cruces, NM 88012

SE District:

Ritual Advisor:
Rohnnie Tupin, PSP (Sandy)
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

PDF Files:
New Mexico All-Americans
NM Ritual Chairmen
Year by Year Ritual Winners

New Mexico Elks Association


Ritual Pin The Ritualistic Committee is responsible for promoting excellence in the rituals. To accomplish this, the Ritualistic Committee hosts clinics and seminars to educate Lodge Officers and others on the finer points of ritual performance. The Elk Rituals can be very inspirational, but only if they are done properly. When we hear the word ritual, the first thought in our mind is Initiation. However, we should realize that ritual also includes Opening and Closing of Lodge meetings, the Eleven O'clock Toast, and special services like Flag Day and Memorial services. The first impressions are usually the most lasting. This is your opportunity to show leadership and enthusiasm for the principles of our order.

Jason Crockett
NMEA Ritual Chairman



2015 State Ritual Clinic:


2015 State Ritual Contest

February 28th, 2015

Rio Rancho Lodge #2500
1530 Barbara Loop SE P.O. Box 15052, Rio Rancho NM 87174

Invitation to Lodges with details of Ritual Clinic

Ritual Practice and State Contest Time Schedule

Practice Time is 30 minutes. Time begins when entering the door.

Class AA Practice and Contest Times
Farmington #17478:00 AM10:00 AM
Carlsbad #1558 8:30 AM11:00 AM

Class A Practice and Contest Times
Rio Rancho #25009:00 AM1:00 PM
Roswell #96912:00 PM2:00 PM
Silver City #41312:30 PM3:00 PM

Reminder Class AA teams members are available to fill a team in Class A if needed. Please prepare ahead of time so they can practice with your team.

Class A: No penalty for Repeats
Will earn Individual and Team All-State Awards

Class AA: Penalty for Repeats and Substitute will apply
Will earn Individual, Team and will represent NMEA at the Grand Lodge Convention

If you are interested in sponsoring a Ritual Trophy, please send a check for $100 made out to NMEA to the Ritual State Chairman.

2014 Grand Lodge Session Ritual Contest

Carlsbad Ritual
Carlsbad Lodge #1558 represented NMEA at the Grand Lodge Convention in New Orleans, LA finishing in 4th place

Exalted Ruler Michael Johnson

Leading Knight Glenn Frintz

Loyal Knight Tracy Dearing

Lecturing Knight Nolan Autry

Esquire Russell Elyasevich

Chaplain Bob Cullum, PER

Inner Guard Jeff Gordon, PER

Coach Kent Hitchens, PDGER

Coach Wes Carter, PER

Designed by Dave Johnson/ Revised 10:09 AM 10/3/2014