On Sunday, January 24th, sevent new members were initiated at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge.

Larry Eleby is a native of East Texas and took up residence in this area when he retired from the Army Field Artillery after 22 years service.

Denise Fix has lived in the area all her life. She has two children, the youngest of which was recently accepted into the US Marines.

Rick LaCrosse is a VP at Stuyvesant Fire Company #1. He moved to this area in 1989 and enjoys football and rugby.

Dara C. Martin enjoys watching sports. With free time on her hands, she joined us to volunteer and meet people.

Patrick & Deborah Prendergast have been married for 26 years. They run their own engineering business. Patrick enjoys restoring old cars and Deborah is an apiarist, or beekeeper.

Abby Shook is the wife of our own Past State President, Jerry Shook. She met Jerry in high school and, lucky for Jerry, she enjoys travel.

Officers performing the initiation ritual:

  • Exalted Ruler: Leo Buell, PDD
  • Leading Knight: Robert J. Cramer
  • Loyal Knight: John Piddock
  • Lecturing Knight: John Colgan
  • Esquire: Chris Bellingham
  • Chaplain: Chris Akers, PER
  • Inner Guard: Steve Race, PDD
  • Tiler: Larry Knott
  • Organist: John Deane

Rear L-R: Trustee Tom Miglio, Trustee Chairman Ken Withkowski, Organist John Deane, Leading Knight Robert J. Cramer, Trustee Ben McEwan, Chaplain Leo Buell PDD, Secretary Jerry Shook PDD, Inner Guard Steve Race PDD, Loyal Knight John Piddock, Tiler Larry Knott, Lecturing Knight John Colgan, Esquire Chris Bellingham

Front L-R: Patrick Prendergast, Deborah Prendergast, Denise Fix, Exalted Ruler Christopher P. Akers PER, Dara C. Martin, Larry Eleby, Abby Shook, Rick LaCrosse