Kinderhook Elks will be hosting the district Chili/Soup Cook-off on Saturday Jan 26th. The event opens at 12pm and will run until about 3pm. Tickets are $5. There will also be a Chinese auction.

The district hoop shoot is scheduled for Sunday morning, Jan 27th, at Ichabod Crane. Registration begins at 12pm and the competition begins at 12:30pm.

There will be a Super Bowl party in the lounge on Sunday, Feb 3rd, from 5pm onwards. There will be pizza, wings, subs, dogs & snacks. Draft beer included, all other drinks half price. Expect raffles, a 50/50, and plenty of action! Tickets are $25 at the bar until Jan 31st and then $30 after that. Bring your friends.

The PERs will be performing the initiation ritual on Sunday, Feb 10th at 3pm. Officers should attend in tuxedos and be ready to perform if we are short of PERs.

A St. Valentine’s Day dance will be held in the Lodge on Saturday, Feb 16th. There will be live music, raffles and prizes. The meal will be shrimp & scallop or steak, with appetizers and dessert all for the incredibly low price of $18 per person. The aim is to sell a maximum of 80 tickets so sign up early. See Gordy.

The Red Cross will be running a blood drive in our lodge on Monday, Feb 18th. The event will run from 9am – 6pm. Please consider donating your blood. It takes about 10-15 minutes and is no more painful than a flu shot. They take about a pint and a healthy person can donate every 56 days.

There will be a district initiation on Sunday, Mar 10th. More details to follow. We currently have 11 applicants for initiation. Two of them missed the last initiation, the other nine will be voted on during the next regular meeting on Monday, Jan 28th.