Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 Youth Activities Chairman David Gonzalez was named the New Mexico 2010-11 Elk of the Year on April 2 at the New Mexico Elks State Spring Convention in Albuquerque. All of David's work with the Elks has been with youth activities. He is the outgoing northeast district youth activities chairman for New Mexico. He will continue to be the youth activity chairman for Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172.
Pictured with David in the award presentation is the outgoing New Mexico Elks State Association President Rick Callaway and his wife Tracy from Roswell. Callaway made the selection and presentation of the award.
Mr. Gonzalez said that this is an awesome honor. He thanks everyone for all the support and guidance given to him, saying "This is an honor which I will never forget.”
—Submitted by Veronica Morris