On Sunday, March 10th, a district-wide initiation ritual was performed at the Kinderhook Elks lodge. Five new members were initiated into the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The ritual was performed from memory by officers of Kinderhook Lodge, joined by PSVP Deb Minners from Hudson Lodge #787, who stood in as Esquire.


Front L-R: new members Elizabeth Bock, Steve Mashaw, Courtney Mashaw, Exalted Ruler John Piddock PER, Esquire Deb Minners PSVP, new members Alexandra Anderson, Michael Delaney

Rear L-R: District Deputy Chris Akers, State Vice President Jack Lubera, Chaplain Sharon Deck, Trustee Tom Miglio, Lecturing Knight Larry Eleby, Leading Knight Anne Leiser, Tiler Larry Knott, PDD Leo Buell, PDD Steve Race, Inner Guard Rick LaCrosse, PSP Jerry Shook, Lecturing Knight Chris Bellingham.