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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

On Sunday, June 14th, two new members were initiated at the Kinderhook Elks Lodge. 

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.

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. 

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.