On Sunday, Kinderhook Elks initiated five new members. The ritual was performed by the PERs association. Thanks to State Trustee Steve Race and the PERs for an excellent job. Also thanks to Jim Yeager for filling in as Chaplain and John Deane as Organist. Thanks to Heather Samascott for organizing the refreshments.

On Tuesday evening, a free community dinner was served at St. Luke's by Kinderhook Elks' PERs association. 105 roast beef dinners were served in only 18 minutes.

Kinderhook Elks hosted Santa for breakfast on Christmas-Eve this year.

We honored our Veterans during the Wednesday, Nov. 8th dinner. All Veterans were welcome and ate free of charge. Esteemed Lecturing Knight Annie Leiser and her crew did an absolutely astounding job in serving over 110 roast beef dinners (and some USMC style SOS). On Veteran’s Day, members provided ice cream and popcorn to veterans at the Stratton VA in Albany.

On October 14th, the lodge held the Special Needs Prom. It was a wonderful event tens of kids having fun and experiencing a real prom. A special thanks to Linda Baker and her crew for once again organizing this event. In addition, the event was reported on WNYT-13 news.

The 62nd Annual New York State Elks Junior Golf Tournament was held at Orchard Creek golf course in Altamont, NY. The event was organized and hosted by Rotterdam Elks #2157.

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.