Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. In the absence of the vice president, Chaplain Josie Wierczynski led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "A Quiet Mind" was given by Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Ruth Mackowiak.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Betty Korzeniewski.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Christopher; second, Mary Dworak; and third, Shirley Palmatier.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted. Members enjoyed pizza after the meeting and cards were played.
The kitchen committee for March is Palmatier. Free lunch for paid-up members only will be on March 8 (Mardi Gras) at 11:15 a.m. at the Dunkirk Senior Center.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met Wednesday at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Cliffstar Court. President Charlene Hallmark led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the singing of "God Bless America." Dorothy Sarzyniak and Albertine Jakubowicz were welcomed back after illness.
Carol Kozlowski read a poem entitled "Let Us Smile" and related a story of communicating with teenagers. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. A motion to accept was made by Mary Dworak and seconded by Stella Michalak. The treasurer's report was read by Sophia Urbanik. A motion to accept was made by Ronnie Ginley and seconded by Sophia Kubasik.
The Sunshine Committee reported sending a sympathy card to the Richard Mackowiak family and a get-well card to Scott Aldrich. A "thank you" note was received from Sarzyniak.
The attendance prizes were won by Pat Kaus, Kubasik and Antoinette Arnone. "Happy Birthday" was sung for Ronnie Ginley celebrating her 92nd birthday. Refreshments were served by Jakubowicz and Kaus. Helpers of the day were Barbara Barberich and Michalak. The refreshment committee for March 2 will be Carol Kozlowski and Pat Kozlowski.
The group enjoyed the afternoon playing Bingo after the meeting.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Carm Tampio called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Carm Morabito opened with a prayerful blessing. Josie Crino took roll call with 32 members present.
Secretary Hilliker read the minutes and reports were given by Treasurer Sack and Nina Botticello. All were approved as read.
The president welcomed back Vera Thompson.
The club's Valentine's Day party followed the meeting, with the menu including egg, ham and chicken salad sandwiches, pickles, olives, chips and Jeannette Mula's macaroni salad. Desserts were provided by the refreshment committee.
The tables were decorated with red placemats, little hearts and candy. The candy raffle was won by Crino and Thelma Hilliker. Thanks are extended to Sue Borowski and all those who worked with her to provide the special lunch.
Lester Manning and Joe Ark held the 50/50 drawing and many members won. Bingo was called by Tony Sack and Theresa Ark.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Happy Seniors met Feb. 18, at noon with 36 people present at St. Bosco Hall. All enjoyed a lunch with many choices of food and table decorated with a valentine theme. Arlene Miller offered a prayer for the meal.
President Ellyn Sutehall opened the meeting. Mabel Warner presented the roll call of members. Guests were welcomed. Alberta Torrey, Jeanne Hauser, Nancy Jones of Lily Dale and Dick Mosher of Forestville.
Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin. Elizabeth Teachman was welcomed back after a hospital stay.
A "thank you" was given by the president to people who help keep the hall clean and orderly. Gertie Syper presented a few stories.
The 50/50 drawing was won by Marge Fancher and Elizabeth Teachman.
The Riles and Woolley prize was won by Ed Bremer. Bob Sutehall announced a couple programs coming up.
Joanne Martin told about trips being planned for seniors: May 31, Erie Playhouse; July 19, mystery trip; Oct. 12, fall leaf tour and Lockport Museum.
On March 18, the St. Patrick's dinner will be held at noon at the VFW in Sheridan. The food committee is Angie and Betty Logan, Lois Mahle, Joanne Martin and Iva McClenathan. Reservations should be in by March 7.
Westfield Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD - Twenty-five members of the Westfield Senior Citizen's Group met at the Westfield YWCA for a pot-luck dinner at noon on Feb. 10.
Prior to the meeting, Shirley Kolpien conducted the 50/50 collection, won by Les Yeaney. The door prize, a decorative jug of maple syrup, was won by Mary Lou Catania.
Devotional leader Margaret Gindling gave a table grace.
Following the dinner, Kolpien read the group with a selection of humorous items. Chaplain Margaret Gindling provided a poem, "He Never Sends Winter Without the Joy of Spring" by Helen Steiner Rice.
The minutes of the Jan. 13 meeting were read, discussed and approved. The treasurer's report was then given and the group was reminded that the dues are due. The cost is a $2 fee.
Sunshine Chairman Pat Everts reported on three birthdays: Mary Cogliano, Art Kinney and Peg McAllister. As the meeting was held on Kinney's birthday, the group sang "Happy Birthday" to him. It was also announced that Peg McAlister had fallen and was coming home from the hospital.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 10, at noon. It will be a pot-luck dinner. The kitchen/dessert committee includes Gladys Hess, Gindling, Darla Augur, Amy Gregory and Kinney. The speaker will be Karen Surkala, vice president of the Westfield Memorial Hospital. She will be providing an update on the hospital.
Following the meeting, Bingo was played.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - Fifty-four members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met recently at the Mayville VFW for their annual soup lunch. Steaming pots of homemade soups and chowders, piles of sandwiches and many desserts were the fare for the meal. Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson, Mary Carlson and Eleanor Cornelius set the tables and made the coffee before Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the meal and Mary Carlson called the table numbers.
President Joyce Ayers called the meeting to order. Goodrich provided several little stories, devotions and prayer which were followed by the salute to the flag. Secretary Izetta Ayling read the minutes from the last meeting and those of the executive meeting held recently and correspondences. Treasurer Edna Brown gave her report. Goodwill chair Carlson thanked the group for donating cards for her to use. She reported that she had sent valentines, get well and sympathy cards to several members.
Ayers introduced new members Sandy Durbish and Marsha Lindquist and guest Jesse Syper.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey announced the upcoming trips available to the group. On March 8 they will go to the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca. In June they will have their meeting and lunch aboard the Chautauqua Belle. July will be the make-up trip to the Riverside Inn. August will be the Alaska tour and in September they will go for an ice cream breakfast at Sprague's, the World War II Museum in Eldred, Pa., and the Zippo Factory. In October they are going to visit the Finger Lakes. More information may be had by calling Anderson or Kelsey.
The person called for the lottery was not present, so it grows. Winners of homemade pies donated by Marie Blesy were won by RoseMarie Maulding, Chuck Tanner, Bill Fahey, Geneva Horne, Nancy Tornstrom, Nancy Peters and Wanda Gustafson.
Rex Wilson donated a bird feeder to be raffled at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be on March 3 in the Mayville VFW at noon. All area residents 55 or older are welcome to attend. Bring a dish to pass and table service. The Chautauqua Lake Conservancy will speak about keeping the lake clean.
COLLINS - Highlights of 50-Plus Senior activities for the week are the Tuesday Soup and Sandwich Lunch on March 1 and the monthly free movie "Red" on Friday, March 4, at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library.
Menu for Tuesday's noon lunch in the senior room of L. K. Painter Community Center includes bean soup, egg salad sandwich, dessert and beverages. Cost is $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than noon on Monday by calling 532-2006, Ext. 21. Sequence board game will follow lunch.
The all-star cast for "Red" includes Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary Louise Parker. This comedic, action-packed thriller is rated PG-13. Popcorn will be provided.
Schedule of other senior activities for the week are: Indoor Walking and Exercises led by Pat Tucker, held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., gymnasium; Monday - Tai Chi led by Bobbie Leisner and Elaine McGuire, 1 p.m., gymnasium; warm-up exercises start at 12:30 p.m. An informal euchre card game will be held at 2 p.m., senior room. Beginners welcome.
Gentle Arthritis Exercises are held Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., gym. Wednesday - Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library; Open Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., senior room; Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda, fee: $1.50 per game or three games for $4.
Senior activities and programs are open to residents age 50 and up living in the tri-county area. There is no fee for membership in the 50-Plus Senior Program and all activities are free unless otherwise noted.
Balance for the April 3 matinee performance of "Sound of Music" at SUNY Fredonia must be received by Thursday, March 3, at Collins Town Hall.
A few seats remain for the March 26 trip to Ft. Erie Slots with lunch at Green Acres Restaurant. Reservations and food choices must be made by calling Joan Byrne, 532-2507, no later than Friday, March 4. There are openings for the May 9-11 motor coach trip to The Thousand Islands and the Sept. 18-22 trip to Wildwood, N.J. Call 532-2507 for more information.
Registration is now open for the April 26 AARP Driving Course and can only be made by calling 532-2507. It will be held at 9 a.m. in the Lounge Room of the L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins.