Green Valley Elks

Community AWARDS

February 11, 2011

 

Exalted Ruler Jack Najar welcomes everyone.  Pledge by Susan Anderson, Lodge Esquire, and a prayer by Louis Fish, Lodge Chaplain.

Firefighter of the Year

Left Asst. Chief, Bill Boling presents Michael Hoye (right) with the Elks Award for Green Valley Firefighter of the Year.

Border Patrol Agent of the Year

Left Border Patrol Agent, Robert Vega,  present Shane Johnson (right) with the Elks Award for Border Patrol Agent of the Year.

Citizen of the Year

Left Executive Director Chamber of Commerce, James Di Giacomo, presents Hallmark Store owner,(right) Gail Meredith, with the Elks Award for Citizen of the Year.

 

Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year

Left Green Valley Elks Auxiliary President, Mary Lou Wilson, presents Past Auxiliary President (right), Jan Schade, with the Auxiliary Lady of the Year.

 

Elk of the Year

Left Lodge Leading Knight, Arturo Gabaldon, presents Lodge Photographer, Kenneth Haley (right) with the Elks Award for Elk of the Year. Ken works very hard in keeping up with the Lodge photography requirements and is rarely absent at all of our events. He is a great asset to the Lodge.

 

Special Citation Award

Left Exalted Ruler, Jack Najar, presents Michael Leigh (right), Elks Lounge Supervisor, with the Grand Exalted Ruler's Outstanding Service Commendation that recognizes the exceptional contributions of this dedicated member to our Lodge and thereby to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Jack said that Michael is at the Lodge anytime that he is needed and does an excellent job of maintaining the necessary staffing that is required to efficiently operate the bar.

  

Special Citation Award

Left Exalted Ruler, Jack Najar, presents Cheryl Ponzo (right), Esteemed Loyal Knight - Publicity Chairman, with the Grand Exalted Ruler's Outstanding Service Commendation that recognizes the exceptional contributions of this dedicated member to our Lodge and thereby to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Jack said that Cheryl has submitted and had published more articles in the Green Valley News, Arizona Elks News and the Elks National Magazine than in the past. This has allowed the Green Valley Elks Lodge #2592 to demonstrate to the public the significant community service performed by the Elks.

Teacher of the Year Sahuarita USD

Interim Principal, Kent Thompson presents Martha Van Vactor with the Elks Award of Sahuarita High School Teacher of the Year. Martha is very dedicated in insuring that all students are learning to their best potential.   

 

Teacher of the Year Continental School

Continental Superintendent  Virginia W. Juettner, PhD presents Mary McNichols, Kindergarten teacher, with the Elks Award of Continental School Teacher of the of the Year.  Mary has been a teacher at Continental School for 10 years and knows most of the students

 

 

Sheriff Officer of the Year

Deanna Coultas, Lieutenant far right, introduced Sgt Marcia Dorn, far left. Sgt Deanna presented Det. Ryan Pretti with the Elks Award of Pima County Sheriff's Deputy of the Year.

 

 

SAV Officer of the Year

Commander Wayne R. Eels, right, presents William McNarie with the Elks Award of Pima Co. Sheriff's Auxiliary Person of the Year.

 

  A closing prayer