Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. In the president's absence, Vice President Helen Barone led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "Time" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Ruth Mackowiak.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Betty Korzeniewski with a second by Charlotte Hallmark.
Attendance prizes were won by: first, Jennie Pretchl; second, Kitty Lehnen; and third Marian Genovese.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Jan. 11 is Betty Korzeniewski.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Charlene Hallmark led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "T'was His Great Love" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. In the absence of Secretary Loretta Hemink, the minutes of the previous meeting were read by Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Antoinette Arnone.
In the absence of Treasurer Sophia Urbanik, the treasurer's report was read by Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Stella Michalak with a second by Dorothy Cooper.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Nola Blazejewicz; second, Julian Niedbalski; and third, Charlene Hallmark.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Jan. 12 is Nola Blazejewicz and Irene Christopher.
Happy birthday wishes went to Antoinette Arnone. Members sang "Happy Birthday" and wished her many more. Sandy Tapasto, who was not present, also celebrated a birthday.
No Bingo was played but refreshments were served. Sunshine lady Kozlowski sent cards to Dorothy Guenther, Florence Marut, Agnes Warner, Sophia Urbanik to wish them well.
Pioneers Social Club
FORESTVILLE - President Arlene Miller called the meeting to order Monday. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Harry Lysette gave the opening prayer. A moment of silence was observed for Helen Garland.
Twenty-six members answered roll call taken by Marion Ziecker. Miller asked everyone to bring new members in. No minutes were read as the December meeting was canceled.
Betty Kuzora gave the last report for the treasury and read amounts for December. Angie Logan made a motion to accept the report, seconded by Gertie Syper. Carol Pierce made a motion to pay bills, seconded by Nancy Wilson.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Richard Mosher, Loretta Nobles, Wilma Crowell, Betty Kuzora and Dorothy Schneider for January birthdays.
The food committee for the Feb. 7 meeting is Bob and Rita Boyland, Lois Bentzoni and Joan Blohm. Logan announced there would be no trips until spring.
The lunch drawings were won by Loretta Nobles and Betty Kuzora, and the 50/50 was won by Dorothy Merrill and Pierce.
Cake and coffee was served and Bingo was played after the meeting.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Dec. 28 on Route 5 with 21 members attending. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny read a prayer, "Pray to Understand." Newman announced that member Julie Anger is in the hospital.
Suggestions for activities for the new year are welcome. Trip ideas are also welcomed. Weekly drawings won by Jo Ann Martin and Thelma Hilliker. The 50/50 drawings won by Harry Suski, Bart Adams, and JoAnn Martin. John Krestic read some jokes.
Silver Creek Seniors met Jan. 4 in their club room on Route 5 with 17 attending. President Newman opened the session with all reciting the pledge to the flag followed by singing "God Bless America." A prayer was presented by Conny, "Made to Understand."
Julie Anger is home from the hospital. Ernie Hilliker's brother Allen passed away. Financial reports were given by Lorrie Newman, treasurer.
Dues for the year are accepted anytime. Joyce Synder gave her petty cash report. Drawings of the day were won by several members and the Hole Parker drawing was won by Jane Park. Jokes were given by John Krestic. Bingo was called by Marv Smith. The minutes of Dec. 28, were read by the secretary.
After the meeting, pizza was enjoyed by all. The food committee for Jan. 11 will be Lorrie and Ed Newman.
Westfield Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD- The Westfield Senior Citizens met at noon on Dec. 9 at the YWCA for a Christmas celebration. A pot-luck meal was enjoyed by the members. The blessing was given by Margaret Gindling.
The meeting was called to order by President Shirley Kolpien. Art Kinney read as devotions a piece called "A Brown Bag Christmas" about a family's Christmas during the Great Depression.
Kolpien announced that for the coming year the kitchen committee would also be responsible for the desserts.
The 50/50 was won by Mary Lou Catania and the door prize by Dolores Kaufman.
Members donated 52 articles of outerwear to Union Relief.
Birthdays were celebrated by Walley Haley, John Osterhoudt, and Pauline Winslow. Get-well wishes were sent to Carrie Trippy, Gindling, Linda Haley and Walley Haley.
It was voted on and accepted that the noon lunches will begin in October instead of November.
Fran Anderson installed the officers for 2011: President Kolpien, Vice President Geri Harper, Treasurer Dolores Kaufman and Secretary Kinney. Committee chairman for the new year are Kitchen: Gladys Hess, Sunshine: Pat Everts, Program: Trudy Stafford, and Senior Council: Kinney.
After the meeting everyone enjoyed an exchange of Christmas gifts.
The next meeting will be Jan. 13 at noon at the YWCA. Members should bring their table service and a dish to pass. The kitchen and dessert committee is Gladys Hess, Fran Anderson, Amy Gregory and Kolpien. Dues of $2 should be paid at this meeting. The program has yet to be finalized.
COLLINS - The first Tuesday Soup and Sandwich Lunch of the new year will be held Jan. 11 at noon in the senior room of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. Menu will be vegetable beef soup, grilled cheese sandwich, dessert and beverages. Price remains at $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Monday at noon by calling 532-2006, Ext. 21. A sign-up sheet is also located in the senior room. Sequence Board Game will be played following lunch.
Tai Chi returns to the weekly schedule on Monday at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium. Leaders are Elaine McGuire and Bobbie Leisner. Warm up exercises start at 12:30 p.m. Informal Euchre will be held at 2 p.m. in the senior room.
Gentle Arthritis Exercises will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the gym. Due to a change in hours that the Collins Public Library is open, Quilting with Florence has moved from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. This weekly session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call Florence Reynolds at 532-3075.
Also on the Wednesday Senior Schedule is: Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., Informal Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room, and Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Fee for bowling is $1.50 per game or 3 games for $4.
Gentle Arthritis exercises are held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the gym and Friday activities for this week are Indoor Walking and Exercises at 9 a.m., in the gym, and the monthly Pot Luck Lunch at noon in the senior room. Bring a dish to pass.
Mary Jane Kibler and Pat Tucker will give a lesson on how to make a decorative glass plate on Friday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. in the senior room. Examples, a sign up sheet and list of materials needed are available in the senior room. Reservations are required as space is limited.
A reminder: the $15 deposit for "Sound of Music" on April 3 at Fredonia SUNY and $75 deposit for May 9-11 trip to The Thousand Islands are past due. Send checks to Town of Collins, attention Joan Byrne, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
The first Pinochle and Euchre Card Party of 2011 will be held Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Cost remains at $5 and includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Jan. 24 at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by a meeting. Members are reminded to bring their own table service and beverage. Dues are due, $5 per person, per year.
Many trips are scheduled for 2011. Among trips planned are the Seneca Niagara Casino, Feb. 10 and March 8 at a special winter price. The group departs 9 a.m. and returns 4 p.m. Lord of the Dance at Shea's Buffalo Theatre with a sit-down dinner at the Pearl Street Grill is March 19, departing 4:30 p.m. and returning 11 p.m. (meal choices at sign-up). A Polish Party trip to Erie, Pa., is April 27, with a tour of St. Stanislaus Church, a Polish American Buffet at Union Station, live polka music and dancing, and shopping at at Urbankiak's Meat Market. The trip departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Other trips later in 2011 include Washington, D.C., May 6-9, a Mystery Tour May 24, Atlantic City June 5-8, "West Side Story" at Shea's Theatre June 12 and the Black Hills of South Dakota Sept. 6-15.
Insurance is available on all of the trips. For more information, contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.