On Monday evening, July 24th, 2017, four new members were initiated into the Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530.

On July 19th, as part of the regularly scheduled Wednesday Dinner, Kinderhook Elks Lodge hosted the staff of the Columbia County Reach for dinner. This organization provides community service support by teens, such as house and lawn upkeep for those unable to do so.

On Sunday, June 11th, the officers, members, and area families participated in our annual Flag Day Ceremony.  Everyone received Flag Pins, and were treated to Jim Yager's reading of the Flag History, and PSP and Secretary Jerry Shook's response. 

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on Saturday June 3rd for Mason Slovak of Valatie Troop 114.  Quite amazing the work that he has done at the Woodlawn cemetery. A certificate and a check were presented by our Exalted Ruler, John Piddock.

The Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530 prepared the annual picnic for the Ichabod Crane 2017 D.A.R.E (DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION) graduating class, their family members and other community guests. 

Installation of officers for the 2017-18 year took place on Saturday, April 1st. The event was packed with close to 100 members and guests attending.

The sun was shining when the Easter Bunny visited the Kinderhook Village bandstand this year. Soft toys were raffled while ice cream and candy were dispensed to children. Our Easter Bunny also posed for photos with the children.

Installation of officers for the 2017-18 year took place on Saturday, April 1st. The event was packed with close to 100 members and guests attending.

On Saturday afternoon two new members were initiated into the Kinderhook Elks. This was the first initiation of the year and was performed by past exalted rulers. We were very honored to have, as guests, our District Deputy, along with the ER, Chaplain, and one other member of the Rensselaer Lodge.

The 2017 district hoop shoot was held in Ichabod Crane High School gymnasium. Kinderhook Lodge had two winners that will pass on to the NY State regional hoop shoot. Riley Strobel won in the girls 8-9 age group and Nick Franco won in the boys 12-13 group. The tie-breaker for the boys 8-9 age group was a nail-biter that went to three rounds before a winner emerged.