JOHN DAY - The John Day Elks Lodge Ritual Team traveled to Madras, April 17 for the Southeast District Ritual Competition for the benevolent and protective order of the Elks and placed first out of eight teams. John Day advances to the Oregon State Competition which will be held in McMinnville, June 5.
Individual honors went to Chris Maynard, all-district esteemed lecturing knight and Carol Rudishauser, all-district exalted ruler and 11th hour toast awards and most impressive designee.
Team members are: Carol Rudishauser, Kenny Delano, Marvin Rynearson, Chris Maynard, Bryon Rudishauser, Lindy Maynard, Rhonda Burdick and candidate Michelle Webster.
Coaches for this year's team are Tom Winters (winning coach designee), Carl Lino and Chet Bennett.