Friday, June 5th saw the DARE graduation and picnic at Ichabod Crane High School. Esteemed Leading Knight Robert J. Cramer was on stage with members of the County Sheriff's Office to congratulate the winners of the essay contest and the graduates from each class.

The Kinderhook Elks welcomed Veterans from the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center for another morning of fishing at the home of local resident John DeLong, who, once again, graciously offered the use of his pond. 

The Lodge hosted its Fourth Annual Special Needs Prom on Saturday, May 30th. Thirty-four attendees, aged 16 to 60, with nineteen caregivers traveled from as far away as Schenectady to join the festivities.

At an Eagle Scout Award ceremony in the First Presbyterian Church, Valatie, ER Chris Akers presented recipient Shane Digan, of Boy Scout Troop 114, with a certificate, a check, and a US flag previously flown over the capital.

On Tuesday, April 28th, two buses arrived from the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center bringing Veterans for a morning of pool, shuffleboard, air-hockey and darts. Many of the Vets were familiar faces, having attended the two fishing days organized by the Veterans Committee in 2014.

The 2015-2016 Lodge Officers were installed in a ceremony in the Lodge on Saturday afternoon.

This year's Easter Bunny event was moved inside the Kinderhook Village Hall due to snow and below-freezing temperatures.

The children were each treated to a bag of candy and a dish of ice cream. Many of them sat on the Easter Bunny's lap for a photo. They also entered the raffles for soft toys.

Loyal Knight Bob Cramer, Chaplain Chris Bellingham, and Veterans Committee member Jim Yager represented our lodge at the STRIDE Adaptive Sports Wounded Warrior Snowfest welcoming ceremony held at Troy NY. 

Kinderhook Elks Veterans Committee have been presented with a memorial T-Shirt for their continuing work with Veterans.

On Tuesday evening, St. Luke's in Valatie hosted another Community Dinner. Every week the food is prepared and served by a local organization. This time it was the turn of the Kinderhook Elks PERs Association.