Green Valley Elks 2592

South District Ritual Competition Awards Program

January 22, 2012



On Saturday January 21, 2012 the Green Valley Elks #2592 competed in the South District Ritual Competition held in Willcox, AZ. Six of the 13 South District Lodges plus one composite team competed for a chance to go to the Arizona Elks State competition in Tempe, Arizona on May 11, 2012. The Green Valley Elks #2592 won 1st place in this Ritual competition!! This is the second time that GV Elks has won this competition and both times were in Willcox, AZ. Congratulations to all team members for all their hard work in memorizing their respective parts to perfection.


Green Valley Elks Lodge

First Place Team Ritual Competition

Exalted Ruler Arturo Gabaldón,

Esteemed Leading Knight Cheryl Ponzo,

Esteemed Loyal Knight Carol Sturdevant,

Esteemed Lecturing Knight Susan Anderson,

Esquire Antwon Saunders,

Substitute Chaplain Tom Bright DDGER,

Inner Guard Bob Quinn. 

Coaches Tom Curran PER & Tom Bright DDGER. 

Also in photo is AEA Vice-President Tom Shelby

Sierra Vista Elks Lodge

Second Place Team Ritual Competition

Exalted Ruler Dutch Bowen,

Esteemed Leading Knight Robert Hart,

Esteemed Loyal Knight Barbara Bowen,

Esteemed Lecturing Knight Alice Hart,

Esquire Mike Ellingson,

Chaplain Shirley Dixon,

Inner Guard Mike Rainey.

Also in picture are

Val Bianchini - Arizona State Ritual Committee Chairman

Tom Curran - South District Ritual Committee Chairman

Green Valley Elks 2592

First Place Exalted Ruler

Arturo Gabaldón

Ajo Lodge

First Place Leading Knight

Sierra Vista Lodge 2065

First Place Loyal Knight

Barbara Bowen

Green Valley Lodge

First Place Lecturing Knight

Susan Anderson

Willcox Lodge 2131

First Place Esquire

Tucson East Lodge

First Place Chaplain

ER Accepting in Picture

Sierra Vista Lodge

First Place Inner Guard

Mike Rainey

Green Valley Lodge

First Place Candidate

Jack Ponzo