July 25th, 2016 - New Member Initiation
At 7pm on Monday evening, five new members were initiated at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge.
June 12th, 2016 - Flag Day Ceremony
Kinderhook Elks Lodge presented their annual Flag Day ceremony to the public on June 12th. Elks have been performing this ceremony since 1911, years before the date on which the observance became a nation-wide practice by legal decree.
June 8th, 2016 - Vets' Fishing Day
The day was cool, overcast and a little breezy but it turned out to be a perfect day to go fishing. Once again, John DeLong's picturesque pond made the perfect location for a spot of fishing.
June 3rd, 2016 - DARE Graduation / Picnic
This year was the 25th anniversary of the D.A.R.E. program at Ichabod Crane. The program was started in 1991 by Bill Vick and the Kinderhook Elks Lodge.
May 16th, 2016 - Eagle Scout Award
At an Eagle Scout Award ceremony, ER Steve Race, presents Don Rothwein Jr., of Boy Scout Troop 113, with a certificate, a check, and a US flag previously flown over the capital.
April 2nd, 2016 - Installation of Officers
The Lodge room was packed to capacity with members, their family and their friends for this year's installation of officers. The ceremony began at 3:30pm and lasted about 45 minutes.
March 26th, 2016 - Easter Bunny
The sun shone on the Easter Bunny this year as she sat with children on the bandstand in village square. Kinderhook Elks gave out ice cream and candy.
February 16th, 2016 - Community Dinner
Every Tuesday evening during the winter months, St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Valatie hosts a community dinner. Each week, the meal is provided by a local organization. Last Tuesday was the turn of the Kinderhook Elks PERs Association.
January 24th, 2016 - New Member Initiation
On Sunday, January 24th, sevent new members were initiated at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge.
January 12th, 2016 - Vets' Birthday Party
Veterans from the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center were invited to our Lodge for a birthday celebration today. Since we can't throw a birthday party for each of them on their individual birthdays, we decided to celebrate all their birthdays together.
December 4th, 2015 - Blue Star Mothers
Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530 presented the Hudson Valley Blue Star Mothers, NY10 Chapter, with care-package items and a check for $600 to assist with their efforts this Christmas.
September 22nd, 2015 - Vets' Fishing Day
On Tuesday morning, Kinderhook Elks Veterans' Committee welcomed 12 Veterans from the Albany VA Stratton Medical Center for some first-class fishing at the home of local resident John DeLong. The weather was just right and the fish were biting.
June 14th, 2015 - Flag Day Ceremony
The Flag Day Service was presented by the Kinderhook Elks Americanism Committee on Sunday, June 14th.
Elks have been performing this ceremony since 1911, long years before the date on which the observance became a nation-wide practice by legal decree
June 14th, 2015 - New Member Initiation
On Sunday, June 14th, two new members were initiated at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge.
June 5th, 2015 - DARE Graduation
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.
June 3rd, 2015 - Vets' Fishing Day
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.
May 30th, 2015 - Special Needs Prom
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.
May 23rd, 2015 - Eagle Scout Award
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.
April 28th, 2015 - Veterans' Games Morning
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.
March 28th, 2015 - Installation of Officers
The 2015-2016 Lodge Officers were installed in a ceremony in the Lodge on Saturday afternoon.
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