Jason Crockett (Susan)
Carlsbad, NM 88220

NW District:
Richard Honneffer PER
Fruitland, NM 87416

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

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

SE District:
Rory Golden (Diedra)
Artesia, NM 88210

Ritual Advisor:
Rohnnie Tupin (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:

October 25th, 2014

Albuquerque Lodge #461
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Breakfast starting at 8:00 am
Lunch offered at 12:00 pm

Click here to see Ritual Clinic Agenda

2015 State Ritual Contest:

February 28th, 2015

Location: TBA

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

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