To the Members and Friends (Family) of the Kinderhook Elks,
How the time flies!! As of November 1st, there are 5 months left to this ‘Lodge year’ (Apr 1st to Mar 31st). Looking back WE have done so much; Easter Bunny, Car Show, Fair Parking, Country Dancing, Barbecues, Biker Nights, Dinners and parties, Whisky/Cigars, etc. And there is still much ongoing and other stuff to be done before the end of March.
There are plans being made for:
• Bowling league
• Classic Movie nights (One classic Biker movie and one other classic movie per month)
• Darts league again
• Cornhole league of challenge anyone?
Meanwhile, we have the holidays upcoming. That means we have Veteran’s Dinner, Ballroom Dancing, Hoop Shoot, Scholarships, Community Baby Showers, Trimming the Tree, Making the Wreath, Friday Dinners, Holiday parties, Marion Stegmann Fund Deliveries, Karaoke Nights, Breakfast with Santa, and the list goes on and on just for November and December.
It is so great that the lodge is this busy. However, to keep this going, we need folks to help. Not just the fun stuff but also the daily functions of the lodge. So please don’t hesitate to ask someone at the lodge how you can help, offer a skill that you have that you think can benefit the lodge or truly consider helping if asked.
Following the theme of "the end of year is approaching and helping with the lodge", elections for officers is coming up in 3 and a half months. For the nine years that I have been a member of this lodge, we have been so blessed with some great officers. Most of them have been in one or various roles continuously over most of this time. They have made sacrifices to themselves and their families, as well as blessed with making friendships, successfully accomplishing tasks and numerous other benefits. It is time for others to step forward and have a ‘changing of the guard’. We need this in order to keep the lodge strong, energized and moving forward for many more years. So please, take a few minutes to consider becoming an officer or committee chair. Out of over 340 members in the lodge, we should be able to get other members of the lodge to step up.
Thanks to everything that each of you do for the lodge and our community.