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 moment of silence was held for servicemen and women.
A reading entitled "A Wish For You" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Kitty Lehnen with a second by Marion Genovese.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Jean Kubera.
Attendance prizes were won by: first, Jenny Prechtl; second, Shirley Palmatier; and third, Loretta Hemink.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for April 19 is Ruth Mackowiak.
The nomination of officers was as follows: President Hemink, Vice President Helen Barone, Secretary Wierczysnki and Treasurer Mackowiak. The officers were elected and accepted by the group.
COLLINS - Special activities for 50-Plus Seniors this week are the monthly Euchre and Pinochle Card Party on Sunday and a class in learning how to make a butter lamb on Thursday.
The card party starts at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. The $5 fee includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
Donna Powell will teach the butter lamb project Thursday at 1 p.m. in the senior room. A sign-up sheet is available in the senior room. Participants are to bring a pound of butter quarters, a salad size flat plate to work on and a butter knife for spreading.
Weekly activities are: Monday and Wednesday, Indoor Walking and Exercises led by Pat Tucker, held at 9 a.m. in the gym. The Tai Chi Class at 1 p.m. has concluded for the spring session. A half-hour exercise program will take its place on Monday and the Informal Euchre Game in the Senior Room will move to a 1:30 p.m. slot. Both beginners and experienced players are invited to participate.
Gentle Arthritis Exercises are held Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. in the gym. Wednesday On Wednesday, Quilting with Florence is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Collins Public Library. For information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Open Crafts with Pat Tucker begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the senior room. Senior Bowling has concluded for the spring season and will resume in the fall.
All senior activities are canceled on Good Friday.
A reminder to those attending the April 26 AARP Driving Class: Class starts promptly at 9 a.m. in the center's Lounge Room. Those attending should park in the back lot and bring their New York state driver's license, AARP membership card and a pen. The final spring AARP Driving Course will be held on May 24 and pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling Joan Byrne, 532-2507. Classes will resume in the fall, dates to be announced.
Participants on the May 9-11 bus trip to The Thousand Islands are reminded of the get-together Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. This will be the only opportunity to get baggage tags, trip itineraries and other vital information for the trip. Provide name and phone number for an emergency contact and any special needs.
Summer trip information will be available next week.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - President Joyce Ayers greeted 57 members of the Mayville Senior Citizens Club on Thursday in the Mayville VFW. After Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked for a blessing, the seniors enjoyed a ham dinner set out by Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson, Mary Carlson and Eleanor Cornelius.
After the meal, Goodrich read, "The Younger Generation," "Tour Bus," "Never Be Discouraged" and led the group in prayer.
Ayers introduced Stan Barton and guest who entertained the group with music on the piano and violin. They played many tunes known to all and were enjoyed by all.
After the pledge to the flag, Ayers conducted the short business meeting. Secretary Izetta Ayling and Treasurer Edna Brown gave their reports. Goodwill chair Mary Carlson reported that Life Members Jean Russ and Rita Lescynski were celebrating birthdays in April, as well as Ed Mifsud, Jim Hutton, Janet Loomis, Nancy Luensman, Reda Hoth, Julia Harris, Josephine Spas, Dorothy Whipple, Claudia Wittenbrook, Dolly Gilbert, Pat Baker, Barb Rotte, Mettie Moore, Hans Steen, Carl Witherow and Judy Smith. Those celebrating anniversaries are: Cliff and Jeanne Rhinehart, Frank and Sally Liberto, Neal and Ila Johnson and Bob and Judy Smith.Ms. Carlson reported that she had sent sympathy and get well messages to several members.
Trip Co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey Advised the final payment for the Alaska trip was due at the April 21 meeting. They reminded the group to sigh up for the Chautauqua Belle lunch on June 16. They also handed out information about the trip to the Finger Lakes in October. They will travel on Oct. 7, 8, 9 and 10. The public is invited to join the group. Call 753-7814 or 753-2663 for more information.
Loretta Speilman won the lottery drawing, Dolly Gilbert won the bird feeder donated by Ruth Stacy.
New members Al Warner and Charles Warner were made welcome.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on April 21. All area residents 55 or older are welcome. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and their own table service.
Pioneers Social Club
FORESTVILLE - The Pioneers Social Club met April 4. Arlene Miller opened the meeting. There was a moment of silence for Bob Boyland. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dorothy Schneider and opening prayer was given by Norma Steward.
A roll call of 33 members answering was taken by Angie Logan and she read minutes from last month as Secretary Marion had an appointment and was absent. The treasury report was given by Betty Kuzora. A motion to accept was given by Nancy Wilson and Gertie Syper.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to April folks named Grace Holland and Marge Youngberg.
Peg Heiden, sunshine gal, sent a get-well card to Joan Blohm and a sympathy card to Rita Boyland.
The food committee for May 2 is Marge Hock, Grace Hall, and Betty and Hank Kuzora.
Angie Logan said a trip is planned to the Erie Playhouse on May 31. Those interested in going should notify her.
The lunch drawings were won by Norma Youngberg and Grace Hall. The 50/50 winners were Don Spears and Marge Hock.
It was decided to have the Mother's and Father's Dinner on May 19, at noon. Enebel Mirando and Wilma Crowell will help monitor the meal as the Sheridan Happy Seniors will join in.
On Thursday, the club hosted the United Senior Council at the Methodist Church at 10 a.m. in Forestville.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Seniors met April 5 in their Route 5 club rooms with 25 members present. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny offered a prayer. Newman introduced a guest, Debbie Koper, the Suskis' daughter.
Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin and passed by Iva McClenathan. A financial report was given by Newman in place of Treasurer Lorrie Newman, and was accepted.
The Hole Parker drawing was won by Milt Griewisch. The 50/50 drawings were won by Harry Suski, Marv Smith and Joyce Snyder. Weekly drawings were won by Joyce Snyder and Griewisch.
Newman introduced speaker Patti Marotta of Fredonia. She and her husband Joe started a service three months ago called Happy at Home, which offers light house cleaning, lawn care, painting, laundry and transportation and other help around the home. For more information, call 785-9138.
The Silver Creek Seniors met again Tuesday with 21 members present. Newman opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Conny offered a prayer and asked for prayers for member Arlene Mohart.
Congratulations were extended to Dan and Irene Conny for their 66th wedding anniversary this month.
The minutes of April 5 were read by the secretary and passed as read by Evie Martin.
The 50/50 drawings were won by Bart Adams, Corkie Patton and Griewisch. Weekly drawings won by Griewisch and Thelma Hilliker.
John Krestic presented some jokes. A history exam took place to see how much club members remember about what went on years back - for example: what was the popular chewing gum, named for a game of change? Answer: Blackjack. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pony? Answer: Macaroni.
April 19 at noon is the Easter luncheon. Guests are welcome at the club rooms on Route 5.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met recently for their monthly luncheon and program at the Sinclairville Firehall Dining Room. President Elaine Palmer-Titus welcomed all to the meeting, and related some humorous stories. Prior to the luncheon served, she gave the blessing, asking that all remember those standing in need and those fighting to preserve the nation's freedom. The meal was a tureen dinner with a large variety of food and ample amounts for all.
Bill Wittenbrook was in charge of the drawings. Recipients included Clara Richardson, Betty Wielgasz, Linda Parmenter, Roberta Barber, Laura Turzillo, Elaine Palmer-Titus, Martha Harmon, Nellie Sharp, Fran Odell, Norvale Martin-Gane, Diane Shaw, Louisa Smith, Susan Sipos, Sis Morley, Diman Smith, Dave Johnson, Jim Odell and John Sipos.
Table decorations for this meeting were provided by Louisa Smith and Diman Smith, and included many springtime plants, which were also given as prizes. Secretary John Sipos read the minutes of the previous meeting and Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook gave the financial report of the group.
Birthdays honored were for Turzillo, Claudia Wittenbrook and Shaw. The birthday song was sung to those people being recognized. Diman Smith was selected to take charge of the coffee and the tea. Clara Richardson, in charge of programs for the meetings, is working with a committee.
Following the luncheon, the annual fun auction was held to benefit the group. Items for the auction were brought in by members, and Titus and John Sipos served as auctioneers. Bidding was tough at times and the high bidder always was awarded the item. A good time was had by all.
The next meeting will be held in May on the second Tuesday. It is scheduled to be held in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room again, and will feature a tureen dinner. Members are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table settings. The speaker in May will be Diman Smith on the Sinclairville Cemetery Soldier's Monument and the progress of obtaining the statute.
Table decorations will be provided by Allene Newton and Marge McIntyre. The luncheon begins at noon and new members are always welcome.
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 21 members present. Vice President Pat Martinez led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
A reading by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski a poem titled "Home at Last." As secretary, she read the minutes of the previous meeting, they were accepted as read by John Sellars and Josh Hughes. Treasurer Shirley Palmatier read the financial report, it was accepted as read by Carol Berry and Jean Hallmark.
Farewells were given to Martinez and wished her well in her move to Florida. Berry was appointed as the new vice president. Congratulations went out to Martinez for a job well done as outgoing vice president.
Sunshine Lady Addie Windsor sent a get-well card to Norbie Bajdas.
The 50/50 raffle was won by Anita Reinhardt, Berry, Martinez and Ann Schlichter. Bingo was played and refreshments were served.
Mass will be celebrated on Friday in the community room at 10 a.m. The Rev. Joseph Zalacca, pastor of Holy Trinity Church, will be the celebrant.
On Sunday, May 1, there will be a pizza and wing party at 5 p.m. in the community room.
The Memorial Day picnic will be on Monday, May 30 in the community room. There will be a cost of $4 for each person. A sign-up sheet will be in the community room.
The next meeting will be on May 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the community room.
Birthdays will be celebrated on April 20, in the community room from 2 to 3 p.m.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Monday at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 103 people present.
President Charles St. George introduced new members Barbara Bajdas, Lucille Gillson, Mary Lewandowski, Diane Briggs, Audrey Woloszyn and Lois Ann Pryor.
The president introduced guests Leo and Sandy Bain, Pat Ebert, Nancy Mitchell, Carolyn Terese, and Father Walter Werbicki, Joyce Tarnowski and Rita Szot.
The president led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Invocation given by Father Walter Werbicki.
A moment of silent prayer was given for deceased member Mary Joy.
Lunch was then prepared and served by the Beavertail Catering. Lunch was enjoyed by all the members and guests.
After lunch, the 50/50 drawing was held. The winners were Diane Briggs, Joan Guzik, Dorothy Hilliker, Josephine Lautenslaker, Gert Majka, Rosemary Mancuso, Edward McClenthan, Samuel Sasso, Sara Sedota, Ann Spencer, Werbicki and Audrey Woloszyn.
The meeting began with the president thanking the April calling committee. They were Mickey Colicchia, Hilliker, Barbara Szocki, Ruth White and Josephine Wierczynski.
The May calling committee will be Mancuso, Rose Cerrie, Ann Kaminski, Lucille Rizza, Hilliker, and Wierczynski.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to the president, Carm Johnson and Charles Mancuso.
The treasurer's report was given by Mayme Joy and accepted.
Bingo followed, hosted by Carolyn LoGuidice and Mayme Joy.
The next luncheon meeting will be held on May 9 at the Fredonia Beaver Club.