United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Monday at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 105 people present.
President Charles St. George introduced a new member Elizabeth Klawson. He then introduced guest Bernie Gilray, Mary Ann Thompson, Fred Summerton, Jr., Father Walter Werbicki and Ann Parisi.
The club welcomed back Irene Tarnowski and Louis Siragusa after being very ill.
Condolences were offered to Delores Swank on the tragic death of her son Robert.
The president led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Invocation given by Fr. Walter Werbicki.
Lunch was then enjoyed by all which was prepared by the Beavertail Catering. After lunch the 50/50 drawing was held. Winners were Dorothy Hilliker, Ruth Stebbins, Robert Wilson, Ray Halasinski, Maxine Phelps, Norma St. George, Allen Jones, Florence Rich, Carolyn Terese, and Mary Edwards.
The meeting began by thanking the July calling committee. They were Elizabeth Baldwin, Hilliker, Josephine Laudenslaker, Mary Lisa, Gerri Pomroy and Josephine Wierczynski.
The calling committee for the August picnic will be Mary Trippi, Josie Wierczynski, Ann Kaminski, Joanne Halasinski, and Hilliker.
The club sang "Happy Birthday" to Mary Lewandowski, Marilyn Fergueson, Dave Sherman, Florence Byczynski, Robert Wilson, Joyce Tarnowski, and Sandy Bain.
The treasurer's report was given by Mayme Joy.
The next luncheon will be the annual indoor picnic on Aug. 8.
The menu is hot dogs, Polish and Italian sausage, rolls, baked beans, potato salad, mixed salad, watermelon, coffee, and fruit punch. The cost is $5.
The September luncheon will be $7 at the Beaver Club. The president entertained the group with his stories.
Bingo followed hosted by Carrie Lo Guidice and Joy.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met July 5 for their annual hot dog roast at noon on Route 5 with 26 members present. Chaplain Irene Conny gave a prayer entitled "Burdens" and President Ed Newman gave a blessing before the picnic, after which the club was reminded of the senior mystery trip July 19, with pick-up at Forestville Fire Hall at 10:15 a.m. and St. Bosco Hall in Sheridan at 10:30 a.m.
St. Rose of Lima Church is having a chicken barbecue Aug. 7 from noon until 6 p.m.
Aug. 12 is the county senior picnic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midway Park. Cost is $5. Phone for information at 753-4473.
Minutes of June 28 were read and approved by Milt and Mary Ann.
Lorrie Newman gave a financial report which was passed as given.
Hole Parker drawing won by Marv Smith. The 50/50 drawing won by Conny, Bud and Mary Ann.
On Aug. 16, the club will celebrate July and August birthdays. An Independence Day quiz was presented. Iva McClenathan had an operation and is progressing and hopes to be home soon.
Ernie Hilliker called Bingo.
The Silver Creek Seniors met again on Tuesday on Route 5 with 21 members. Newman opened the session with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Conny presented a prayer. Dot Jones was welcomed back.
Minutes of July 5 were read and passed as presented.
Prizes were won by several members.
A booklet was being passed around to the members about the Sunset Beach Club, many memories were told about experiences they had years ago. School classes would hold their end of the year picnics and the Hanover Intellectual Club met there for get-togethers.
The July 19 meeting is canceled due to the senior mystery trip that day.
July 26 will be a pizza party. Aug. 23 is the club's annual corn roast picnic and auction. Members should bring auction items July 26 and the next meetings.
Marv Smith called Bingo.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met July 9 at St. Bosco Hall with 43 members and five guests on a perfect summer day.
President Ellyn Sutehall welcomed all and asked Arlene Miller to offer a prayer for all concerned, the ill or those who could not attend. All attending joined in reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors song.
Roll call was given by Mabel Warner and minutes were read of June 24 meeting. The treasurer's report was presented by Angie Logan. Birthdays for July were recognized: Virginia Pasierb, Jo Wehust, Jane Bremer and Shirley Sikorski.
Two new members were welcomed to the club: Auleen Locke Robinson and Mary Lou Goldberg. Get-well cards will be sent to Betsy Teachman and John Reardon.
July 19 is the mystery bus trip. The trip departs at St. Bosco at 10:30 a.m. and Forestville at 10:50 a.m. at the fire hall.
Pat De Pasquale and Caroline Wood won the 50/50 drawing. The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Ruth Stebbins. Bob Sutehall introduced the Western New York. New Horizon Brass Band members, who gave the club several entertaining numbers from years ago. Bud Lowery, being the spokesman with his tuba and two trumpeters, a French horn person and a trombone player. For the July 22 meeting the food committee is Clara Griffin, Milt Griewisch, Florence Gage and Fanchers.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Hallmark led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "I Never Walked Alone" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Pat Kaus.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Carol Kozlowski with a second by Christopher.
Attendance prizes were won by: Hemink, Jean Szot, and Hallmark.
Helper of the day was Carol Kozlowski and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for July 20 is Jeanette Niedbalski, Pat Kozlowski and Sophia Kubasik.
The July 6 party at the Dunkirk Senior Center had a very good turnout. The dinner was enjoyed by all and Bingo was played. Thanks are extended to everyone who helped and assisted.
Pioneers Social Club
FORESTVILE- President Arlene Miller called the meeting to order at the Municipal Building Marlene Bradigan led the Pledge of Allegiance and Norma Steward gave the opening prayer. A moment of silence was observed for Don Spears. Anthony Arcara was introduced as the newest member.
Roll call had 28 answer when Marion Ziecker took it. The minutes were read from the June 6 meeting. They were accepted as read.
Treasurer Betty Kuzora gave the report. A motion was made by Marlene Bradigan to accept and seconded by Ruth Kuehn.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to July birthdays of Louise Stearns, Ziecker, Joan Blohm, Mary Hall, and Carol McEntarfer. Sunshine gal Peg Heiden sent a card to Andrea Partyka of South Dayton. The lunch drawings were won by Enebel Mirando and Rita Boyland and the 50/50 drawings were won by Angie Logan and Barb Tower.
In new business it was voted to have the Pioneers Club Picnic on Thursday, Aug. 4, at noon at the town park on King Road. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass; their own drinks and table service and a Bingo prize. Also announced is the office for aging picnic on Friday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midway Park. Tickets are available from Ruth Kuehn.
Miller asked about making baskets. It was decided to donate $1 each and make two baskets for Midway picnic.
Also announced was a birthday celebration for Grace Hall on Saturday at the Jim Hall residence on 9611 Putnam Road. Jello and pudding dessert were served with brownies.
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 "A Beacon of Love" 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 Arlene Griswold.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Kitty Lehnen.
Attendance prizes were won by: Shirley Palmatier, Betty Korniewski and Christopher.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for July 19 is Mary Dworak.
A free luncheon will be held on July 19 at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 11:15 a.m. will be for members who have signed up only. The menu will be Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, beets, muffins and pudding.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
STOCKTON - The Chautauqua County Firemen's Fraternity Grounds in Stockton was the setting for the annual summer picnic of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens. Diman Smith served as the master chef grilling the hot dogs and hamburgers, and extra dishes of food were brought by members of the group. A large variety of food was available to all as it was served as a buffet.
President Elaine Palmer-Titus opened the meeting with the Lord's Prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A humorous story was provided by Betty Wielgasz, which was about a father not reporting for work and looking around his garden. Prior to the meal, Titus gave a meal blessing, and also asked for a blessing of those who are standing in need.
A special birthday cake was provided to recognize and honor those having a birthday in July. With photographs being taken by Susan W. Sipos, the following took part in a combined effort to cut the cake and be honored: Roberta Barber, Sis Morley and John Sipos. Marge McIntyre assisted in the cutting to add to an old tradition of cutting the birthday cake.
Bill Wittenbrook conducted the drawings. Recipients included Jack Titus, Clara Richardson, Bill and Claudia Wittenbrook, Audrey Prosser, Smith, Elaine Palmer-Titus, Roberta Barber, Jim and Fran Odell, Laura Turzillo, Linda Parmenter, Gale and Alice Sauer, Martha Harmon, Sis Morley, and Betty Wielgasz. Marna Wolover took charge of lighting at the pavilion.
Secretary John Sipos read the minutes of the previous meeting held in June, and Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook gave the financial report. Mrs. Wittenbrook also reported on a possible senior citizens tour which will include a tour, lunch, and live entertainment. Interested people may call President Titus concerning the tour.
Smith, who is very much involved with the Sinclairville Soldier Statue replacement fundraiser, reported that a special project was held and was very successful in raising more money for the fund. Susan Sipos reported that the Valley Historical Society will have its annual quilt show at the museum in Sinclairville on the first weekend in August, and the museum will be open for the show on Saturday and Sunday at no charge. Quilts to be displayed need to be brought to the museum on Friday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. and picked up following the show on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7. The historical society will also have a display in the Floral Hall of the Chautauqua County Fair during the fair week, and feature a theme of an old fashioned dress shop.
Following the meeting, fun bingo was conducted by Norvale Martin-Gane, Clara Richardson and Fran Odell. Unique prizes were provided including a cake.
The next meeting of the group will be on Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room at noon. Members are encouraged to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. Table decorations will be provided by Odell and Richardson. The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month for a luncheon and program, and new members are always welcome.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be July 25 at the Gowanda American Legion Pavilion for a picnic lunch. Members are reminded to call Norma Pine At 532-9098 if planning to attend the meeting as hot dogs will be furnished.
Everyone is welcome to attend Alaska Cruise Tour Presentation Night Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Gowanda American Legion, hosted by the Collins Center Seniors and Know How Tours. Contact Irene Pfeifer or Bridget Farner to make reservations. Light refreshments will be available.
Seats are available for the Wine and Rose, Castle and Cruise trip Aug. 18. It includes a visit to Belhurst Castle and Winery with a luncheon buffet and a cruise on Seneca Lake aboard Rose Lummis a 1953 Mississippi River Boat.
Seats are available for the Black Hills of South Dakota trip Sept. 6-15. Transportation will be a full size motor coach with plenty of room for everyone to stretch out.
The Salute to the Crooners trip on Sept. 21 includes a journey to the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., for a show featuring the music of the greatest crooners of all time. This show is a tribute to renowned artists such as Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Trip includes dinner and show as well as a stop at Presque Isle Casino.
Contact Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.
COLLINS - Those who enjoy Barbershop singing don't want to miss the 50-Plus Seniors trip to Chautauqua Institution on Sunday, Aug. 21, for the annual Barbershop Harmony Parade at 2:30 p.m. in the Amphitheatre.
Transportation will be by school bus departing at 9 a.m. from the front parking lot of the L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. This will allow those passengers who wish, to attend the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. in the Amp or to explore the grounds of this fascinating "step back in time" institution.
Cost is $10 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $12 for all others. Lunch is "on your own" at one of many eateries located on the grounds or participants can bring a bag lunch and eat down by lovely Chautauqua Lake.
For information and reservations call Joan Byrne, 532-2507. Payment is due when making reservations and will be refunded if insufficient interest.
The motor coach for the first trip to Seneca Niagara Casino will leave promptly at 11 a.m. Monday from the center's front parking lot. Participants are reminded that they will be unable to leave anything on the bus while they are in the Casino.
Wednesday is the final day to make reservations for the Roger Williams Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. A $20 refundable deposit is due with reservations. Balances of $35 and $37 will be due Oct. 20. Cost includes lunch and school bus transportation leaving at 10:45 a.m. from the center's front parking lot. Early reservations are needed in order to reserve seats and luncheon.
With the Summer Rec Program in full swing, the 50-Plus Senior Program limits its summer activities to Wednesdays. Quilting with Florence is held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Collins Public Library's Community Room. For information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Open Crafts with Pat Tucker starts at 1 p.m. in the center's Senior Room. Bring a craft to finish, learn a new one or just enjoy visiting with friends.
Showtime is held on the first Friday of each month in the Library's Community Room. Film for Aug. 5 is "Little Fockers," starting at 1 p.m. Ben Stiller and Robert DeNero, return as the comic duo of a hapless, eager to please son-in-law and an overbearing father-in-law in this Fockers sequel. Cast also includes Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Popcorn will be served at this free movie.