Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Senior Center. President Charlene Hallmark called the meeting to order and led the members in the "Pledge of Allegiance" and singing of "God Bless America." Chaplain Josie Wierczynski read a poem titled "Art Thou Lonely?"
Secretary Dorothy Cooper read the minutes of the previous meeting. Treasurer Sophia Urbanik read the financial report and both were accepted as read.
There was a moment of silence for Shirley Draves, a member.
Attendance prizes went to Urbanik, Ronnie Ginley and Sophie Kubasik.
The refreshment committee for Nov. 17 will be Genevieve Mleczko and Pat Pacos.
There will be no meeting Nov. 24.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. President Loretta Hemink led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Out of the Darkness" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Jenny Prechtl. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Irene Christopher.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Jean Kubera; second, Christopher; and third, Betty Korzeniewski.
The kitchen committee for Nov. 16 is Helen Barone.
Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association
The meeting of the Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association was called to order by President Gordon Raynor on Tuesday in the Community Room with 22 members present. Vice President Patricia Martinez led the members with the Pledge of Allegiance. A reading was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski entitled "Prayer for Our Service Men and Women." As secretary, she read and corrected the minutes of the previous meeting, they were accepted as read by Addie Windsor, seconded by Jean Hallmark.
Treasurer Shirley Palmatier read the financial report; it was accepted as read by John Sellars and seconded by Ann Schlichter. Thanksgiving dinner will be on Sunday Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Community Room. The Christmas party and dinner will be on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. in the Community Room. The menu will be prime rib or pork chops. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Community Room.
The Kokomo Band will provide the music for this party and they will start playing at 5 p.m.
Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room with the Rev. Thomas Wopperer as celebrant. Sunshine Lady Addie Windsor sent cards to Schlichter, Alice Weaver, Evelyn Chelsey, Mary Hayes, Nora McDonald, Linda Strong, Dolan family, Diana Voss, Joann Tegler, and Joyce Puranen.
Three new members were welcomed to the association: Josh Hughes, Harold Jacob and Lillie Clyde.
Pictures will be taken with Santa Claus to send to the troops, time will be announced and put up on the bulletin board. Activities were discussed, some games were suggested and plans will be made.
The 50/50 raffle was won by Hayes, Hallmark, Bob Halsey, Sellars, Cherriee Torres, Hilda Medina, Cathy Stull, Schlichter and Wierczynski. Bingo was played and refreshments were served.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Nov. 8 at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 130 people present. President Charles St. George introduced new members Herb and Barbara Center, Mary Edwards, Kathy Kamery, Rev. Harland West, Ann West, Audrey Parker and Irene Tarnowski. He then introduced guests Marian Conti, Jo Plucinski, Carolyn Paynton, Lois Ann Pryor, Del Woloszyn, Dick Stouffer, Peggy Pokoj, Pat Smith, John Binko, Dave Smith, Sara Gorczynski, Jackie Paddock and Marilyn Nalepa.
The president led in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the invocation. Lunch was then served by Beavertail Catering. All enjoyed the turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, pumpkin pie and coffee.
The 50/50 drawing winners were Elizabeth Baldwin, Carrie Gawronski, Debra Heintzman, Dorothy Hilliker, Kathy Kamery, Mickey Colicchia, Ralph Mock, Harold Rusch, Ann Spencer, Shirley Tillburg, Rose Ver Hague, June Walsh, Ann West and Ruth White.
The meeting began with thanking the November calling committee: Elizabeth Baldwin, Mickey Colicchia, Mary Joy, Dorothy Hilliker and Josephine Wierczynski. The December calling committee will include Wierczynski, Hilliker, Darlene Calarco, Ann Kaminski and Mary Lewandowski.
The president acknowledged members who served in the military. They are Charles Alaimo, Anthony Borrello, Leonard Catalano, Herbert Centner, Guy Eppolito, Joseph Greco Jr., Roy Halasinski, Frank Lewandowski, Charles Mancuso, Ralph Mock, Harold Rusch, Dave Sherman, Charles St. George, Sam Sasso, Robert Wilson, Edward Bremer and Cedio Gizzi.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to November celebrants: Joanna Brown, Leonard Catalano, Rose Cerrie, Lillian Polasik, Jeanne Smyczek, Nancy St. George, Mary Trippi, Mary Joy and Rev. Harland West.
The treasurer's report was given by Mayme Joy.
The president introduced Mary Dolan from Absolut Care Center. She advised on many ways of taking care and preventing falls at home.
Bingo was played, hosted by Mayme Joy and Carrie LoGuidice.
The next meeting will be Dec. 13. The menu will be baked ham, scalloped potatoes, buttered corn, mixed tossed salad, dessert and coffee. The price is $5 for paid-up members. At 11 a.m., a cheese and pepperoni tray and a veggie tray will be served. Punch will also be served. The December luncheon will be the last until March 14, 2011.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - Mt. Carmel members met at the Colony Restaurant to enjoy their annual installation banquet. President Carm Tampio called the meeting to order with the pledge to the flag. Chaplain Carm Morabito led the group in prayer before the meal was served. Forty-two members were present.
After the luncheon, the meeting was called to order. No reports were given. The members thanked the committee for the excellent job of decorating the tables with mums, candy and a wine glass with ornament to be taken home. Door prize was won by Bob Kittell.
Fran Page was asked to install the officers, as follows: President Tampio, First Vice President Dorothy Miniri, Second Vice President Josie Crino, Secretary Thelma Hilliker, Treasurer Marie Sack, Financial Secretary Nina Botticello and Chaplain Morabito.
The club will be holding a Chinese auction on Dec. 1. Members are asked to save their new or gently used items for this event. The refreshment committee for the next meeting are Sue and Dennis Borowski, Gloria Borrello and Nina Botticello. Guests are welcome to the club and membership is always open.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
GERRY - The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met for their monthly luncheon and program, with the Heritage Village hosting, in the Schwab Manor in Gerry. Sandy Alhgren and Becky LeBaron, representing the Heritage Ministries, hosted the group by serving a lunch prepared at the manor. Thanks were extended to the HeritageGroup for their hospitality.
President Elaine Palmer-Titus welcomed all to the gathering and led the group in prayer prior to the lunch being served. Secretary John Sipos led all in the Pledge of Allegiance and gave a brief history of the pledge.
A luncheon was enjoyed by all, with many desserts being provided by some of the members. Bill Wittenbrook was thanked for the telephone calls to all reminding of the lunch.
Wittenbrook also took charge of the monthly drawings. Recipients were Louisa Smith, Betty Wielgasz, Marge McIntyre, Laura Turzillo, Sis Morley, Clara Richardson, Nellie Sharp, Linda Parmenter, Diane Shaw, Bill Hulett, Pearl Sitterly, Martha Harmon, Palmer-Titus, Alice Sauer, Diman Smith and Irene Wallo.
Shaw, one of the employees of Heritage Village, spoke about facilities there and said that Heritage Village is a place that she is proud to be a part of for many years. Palmer-Titus also spoke about the facilities when one of her relatives was a patient there many years ago. Following the luncheon, tours were provided.
Three members were recognized and honored for their birthdays: Diman Smith, Robert Peterson and Jane Penhollow. The officers for the year 2011 were discussed and a slate of officers will be voted upon at the next meeting in December. Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook presented the financial report and Sipos read the minutes of the previous meeting.
The next meeting of the group will be on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at noon at the South Stockton Wayside Chapel. The meal will be a ham and scalloped potato lunch. Members are encouraged to bring dishes of food to add to the meal or a dessert. Table service will be provided. The musical group of the Carlbergs from Jamestown will be the program for the meeting. New members are always welcome.
COLLINS - Highlight of this week's activities for 50-Plus Seniors is the Tuesday Soup and Sandwich Luncheon at noon in the senior room of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. Menu includes chili, rolls and crackers, dessert and beverages. Cost remains at $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Monday at noon by calling 532-2006, Ext. 21. Sequence Board Game and euchre will be played.
Activities for the week are: Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercises, led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium; Tai Chi led by Bobbie Leisner and Elaine McGuire, 1 p.m., gym, with warm- up exercises at 12:30 p.m.; informal euchre game at 2 p.m. in senior room.
Tuesday Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium; Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library.
Wednesday - Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gymnasium; Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room, Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $1.50 per game or $4 for three games.
Thursday Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium. Friday - Indoor Walking and Exercise, 9 a.m., gymnasium; Community Service Project 1 p.m., senior room. Volunteers are needed to assist in making Christmas favors for area hospital, nursing and assisted living homes.
The next Euchre and Pinochle Card Party will be held Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the center's gymnasium. Sponsored by the 50-Plus Seniors, the $5 fee includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
A few slots are available for the second Painting on Tile class taught by Eleanor Arendt. Class has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. in the senior room. Cost is $1 and reservations are required. A sign-up sheet is available in the senior room during regular programming hours. Space is limited to 12.
Payment for the "Christmas on Broadway" musical presentation on Dec. 9 at Fredonia SUNY is past due. Remit checks payable to Town of Collins to Collins Town Hall, attention trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034. Cost is $25 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $27 for all others.
AARP sets next meeting
AARP Chapter 299 will meet on Monday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Kosciuszko Club.