On Tuesday, April 28th, two buses arrived from the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center bringing Veterans for a morning of pool, shuffleboard, air-hockey and darts. Many of the Vets were familiar faces, having attended the two fishing days organized by the Veterans Committee in 2014.

The 2015-2016 Lodge Officers were installed in a ceremony in the Lodge on Saturday afternoon.

This year's Easter Bunny event was moved inside the Kinderhook Village Hall due to snow and below-freezing temperatures.

The children were each treated to a bag of candy and a dish of ice cream. Many of them sat on the Easter Bunny's lap for a photo. They also entered the raffles for soft toys.

Loyal Knight Bob Cramer, Chaplain Chris Bellingham, and Veterans Committee member Jim Yager represented our lodge at the STRIDE Adaptive Sports Wounded Warrior Snowfest welcoming ceremony held at Troy NY. 

Kinderhook Elks Veterans Committee have been presented with a memorial T-Shirt for their continuing work with Veterans.

On Tuesday evening, St. Luke's in Valatie hosted another Community Dinner. Every week the food is prepared and served by a local organization. This time it was the turn of the Kinderhook Elks PERs Association.

The Lodge Veterans Committee hosted a Christmas party at Barnwell nursing and rehabilitation center on Sunday 12/21/15.

Each year, the Marion Stegmann Fund delivers food and gifts to needy families throughout Northern Columbia County. The work is split between the Kinderhook Elks and the Ghent VFW.

Sunday December 7th: Kinderhook Elks performed the Ritual of Memorial Service. This most solemn of the Elks services was attended by over 30 people.

Saturday, December 6th: The 2014 Kinderhook Elks Hoop Shoot, organized by Mike Walsh, was held in the Ichabod Crane High School Gym. Winners will go on to the district finals in Hudson in January.

The Lodge prepared and served Ham with Macaroni & Cheese on Wednesday, November 12th. Veterans were invited to dine free. The dinner was a success with 64 meals served.

Sunday, November  9th, six new members were initiated at the Kinderhook ELKS Lodge. The ritual was performed as part of the Kinderhook Lodge visitation and was attended by many members and dignitaries from the Lodges of the North Hudson District.

One of the highlights in the visit of Grand Exalted Ruler John D. Amen of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks to the New York State Elks Association Fall Conference held in Albany September 18th to the 21st was to meet the New York State Major Projects (Cerebral Palsy) Ambassador, Allie Comfort.

Kinderhook Elks continue to strive to meet the commitment: 

"So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them."

Parking cars - how hard could it be?

By Chris Bellingham.

The 2014 Columbia County Fire Convention was a big success. Kinderhook Elks served a chicken dinner to the attendees at the firehouse on Friday evening and on Saturday, after the parade through Kinderhook Village, approximately two thousand hot dogs were prepared and served.

Sunday, July 21st at 5pm three new members were initiated at the Kinderhook Lodge.

Originally conceived by members Don Knott and Tom Miglio, a plan was presented to the lodge to bring veterans from the local VA hospital to Kinderhook for a day of recreation and comradeship. And so it happens…..

On June 14, 2014, representatives of your Lodge presented the Flag Day Ceremony. There were over 40 people in attendance, not including Alana, Jeremy Walton's companion dog.