Roger Hamman (Gina)
P.O. Box 113
Dexter, NM 88230-0113
President Roger Hamman
Roger was born in Ada, Oklahoma on February 21, 1954.
He grew up in southern Oklahoma and graduated from Tishomingo High School in 1971.
He continued his education earning an Associate of Science in Biology from Murray State College in 1973 and a Bachelor of Science in Fish and Wildlife Biology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1975.
Hamman started his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife as a seasonal employee at the Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery in 1975.
became a permanent full-time Biological Aid in 1977 and later that year was promoted to a Fishery Biologist.
In 1978, he
transferred to Willow Beach (Arizona) National Fish Hatchery, where he
became involved in endangered fish culture.
was selected to attend the Fisheries Academy "Fish Hatchery Managers" course in Leetown, West Virginia in September, 1981 and returned to Willow Beach in May, 1982 after nine months.
transferred to Dexter National Fish Hatchery in November, 1982 and in September, 1986 became the Assistant Hatchery Manager.
He was present for the transformation to the Dexter National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center in 1991 and became the Assistant Center Director.
He has published 20 scientific papers dealing with the spawning and culture of several endangered fishes and considers his most memorable accomplishment, while working for the Fish and Wildlife Service, as saving the bonytail chub from extinction.
After 33 years of service with the federal government, he
retired on February 28, 2009.
was initiated into the Elks
at the Roswell Lodge #969 in July, 1983.
He was appointed Inner Guard in 1984-85, which began his progression through the chairs, and served as Exalted Ruler in 1989-90.
served a 5-year term as Lodge Trustee from 1991-96 and President of the PER Association
He has served as Chairman of several Lodge Committees including: Youth Activities, Public Relations, Memorial Services, Veterans Service, Elks National Foundation and Charitable & Benevolent Trust.
He has served the New Mexico Elks Association as SE District Membership Chairman (1990-91), State Public Relation Chairman (1991-95), SE District Committee on Grand Lodge (1996-97), SE District Charitable and Benevolent Trust Chairman (1996-97), SE District Veterans Service Chairman (1996-98), State Elks National Foundation Chairman (1998-2009) and SE District Laws Chairman (2004-2010).
He was honored as NMEA "Elk of the Year" (1991-92); served as District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, New Mexico-Southeast (1995-96); elected and served a 5-year term as NMEA State Trustee (2000-05); appointed NMEA State Tiler (2005-06); elected and served as NMEA Vice President (2010-11); elected and served as NMEA President Elect in 2011-12; and, is currently serving as NMEA President in 2012-13.
He is a Life Benevolent Member of the New Mexico Elks Charitable and Benevolent Trust, and a Permanent Benefactor of the Elks National Foundation.
Hamman is a life member of the North American Hunting Club, North American Fishing Club, Handyman Club of America, Murray State College Alumni Association and Southeastern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association.
He is also a member of the National Association of Federal Retired Employees, National Rifle Association and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping and photography.
is supported by his
loving wife Regina (Gina).