Patrick Hickox (Kim)
Las Cruces, NM 88012

Vice Chairman:
Terri Hoisington (Leroy)
Grants, NM 87020

1 Yr: NE District
Daniel J. "Dan" Gerth (Connie)
Santa Fe, NM 87506-2009

2 Yr: SE: District
John Roark (Kay)
Lake Arthur, NM 88253

3 Yr: SW District
Dave Johnson
Deming, NM. 88030

4 Yr: NW District
Bert Bennett (Judy)
Aztec, NM 87410

New Mexico Elks Association

Cerebral Palsy - Major Project

The Cerebral Palsy Commission has implemented a new program emphasizing “grass roots” participation from the state’s Local Lodges.
CP Child
PGER Michael Smith with CP Child at 2011 State Convention in Albuquerque
Funds will be made available for equipment and modifications to equipment and facilities for those with Cerebral Palsy. This could be the purchase of a wheelchair or walker, modifications to equipment (such as wheelchair lights), or modifications to facilities (special needs bath remodels, etc.). The Commission feels we can better utilize the funds raised by offering this kind of assistance, instead of running our own “In-House” program, which has become very expensive and has produced limited tangible results.
Checks will only be made out to equipment vendors and suppliers, contractors or local Lodges. This will give us a check that the money is actual spent for the intended purpose.
Disbursement of funds will be from a statewide pool, with no quota per district. That way we can help the area with the greatest need. The Commission will, as much as possible, be equitable in the distribution of funds.
Click Here for applications. These applications should be downloaded by or given to any individual or family in need. They can also be filled out on-line and printed. Once filled out, that application is then mailed or dropped off at the local Elks Lodge. The application is then approved locally by the Exalted Ruler, Secretary or Local C.P. Chairman, and forwarded to the State C.P. Chairman. From there the application will be distributed to the full C.P. Commission for consideration and approval. Once a majority has approved the request, a voucher will be sent to the State Treasurer, and a check will be cut. The amount of money available each year will be based on the budget approved at the Spring Convention, and may vary year-to-year based on the success of our fundraising efforts. This year, we should have at least $60,000.
In order for the program to work, each Lodge needs to do their part. This includes locally mailing their CP tickets to their members, and selling the tickets at local events. Special pins are available for those who make contributions early (contact your State or District Chairmen). In addition, a very colorful poster has been developed to help in this effort. You can download it here. Each Lodge should have a CP Chairman, and this information should be supplied to the chairman for your District. If you haven't done this already, please do so right away, or be sure the information is current on this site. The CP Commissions thanks you all for your hard work!
Patrick Hickox
NMEA CP Chairman

NMEA Helps Rio Rancho Family!
Rio Rancho Elks Lodge #2500's Exalted Ruler Ed Olona, New Mexico Elks Association President Rohnnie Tupin, and Lodge Cerebral Palsy Chairman Steven Rogers presented the keys of a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country van to the Jaime Montoya family of Rio Rancho. Their daughter, Valarie, has Cerebral Palsy. This family had no working vehicle and was unable to get Valarie to her Doctor’s appointments. Working with the State NMEA Cerebral Palsy Board, we were able to supply this needy family with a new vehicle. This is another example of how your contributions to our charities helps the community. (06/13)

Pat Weeks, wife of President Lyle Weeks, draws the four $5000 winners. Also Pictured, State Chairman Patrick Hickox, Vice-Chair Terri Hoisington, and SE District Chair John Roark.
The following people were winners at the CP drawing on 9/27/14.
$5,000Thomas M. Mattioli- Roswell Lodge #969
$5,000Los Alamos Elks #2083
$5,000G Lind- Los Alamos Lodge #2083
$5,000Brad Moon- Artesia Lodge #1558

Watch what we do for the Kids on this Youtube Video!

Lodge Per Capita as of 08/08/2015 (per capita Goal: $10.00)
Lodge Name/## MembersTotalPer CapitaRank
El Paso #0187138 0.000.00 16
Las Vegas #0408298 0.000.00 21
Silver City #0413238 0.000.00 10
Santa Fe #0460408 0.000.00 13
Albuquerque #0461289 0.000.00 15
Raton #0865216 2180.0010.09 2
Roswell #0969707 20.000.03 7
Las Cruces #1119424 0.000.00 8
Tucumcari #1172419 0.000.00 9
Clovis Portales #1244351 110.000.31 5
Gallup #1440397 0.000.00 11
Carlsbad #15582302 0.000.00 12
Artesia #1717220 3000.0013.64 1
Farmington #1747979 0.000.00 14
Lordsburg #1813108 50.000.46 4
Alamogordo #1897600 100.000.17 6
Grants Milan #2053235 0.000.00 17
Los Alamos #2083206 0.000.00 18
Ruidoso #2086116 0.000.00 19
Belen #2499107 0.000.00 20
Rio Rancho #2500228 110.000.48 3
Deming #2750312 0.000.00 22
Clayton #286597 0.000.00 23

Designed by Dave Johnson/ Revised 3:48 PM 12/4/2008