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 "One Day, One Thing At a Time" was given by Josie Wierczynski. A moment of silence was observed for service men and women.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Jean Kubera.
Attendance prizes were won by Kubera, Irene Christopher and Hallmark.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Aug. 16 is Christopher.
Refreshments were served and Bingo was played.
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 "A Blessing" 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 Nola Blazejewicz.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Dorothy Cooper with a second by Sophia Kubasik.
Attendance prizes were won by Stella Michalak, Urbanik and Sarzyniak.
Helper of the day was Michalak and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for August 17 is Jeanette Niedbalski and Pat Pacos.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met Aug. 5 at St. Bosco Hall with 46 members enjoying a pizza lunch. Arlene Miller offered a prayer before eating. President Ellyn Sutehall opened our meeting by leading the group with the pledge to the flag. "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors Song.
Roll call was presented by Mabel Warner. Minutes of July 22 meeting were given by Secretary Clara Griffin and were accepted as read.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Joan Guzik, Richard and Betty Kern and Ed Pasierb.
Theresa and Dean Warner were congratulated on their 56th anniversary.
Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Ed Pasierb.
Prizes were won by Wilma Crowell and Fred Sikorski.
Jean Strawser is in the Lake Shore Hospital. Refreshment committee for Aug. 19 is Joanne Martin, chairperson Peg Langer, Sue Loeb, Angie Logan and Betty Logan.
After the meeting, members went to the Liberty Winery, owned and operated by Ruth Stebbins, son Gary and family on Route 20 in Sheridan.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Seniors met Aug. 2 with 23 members present. Pizza was enjoyed before the meeting, which Ed Newman presided over, opening with the pledge to the flag and all singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny offered a prayer "Give the Best." Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin and accepted by Dorothy Miniri.
The treasurer's report was presented by Lorrie Newman and passed. Joyce Snyder gave petty cash report. The Hole Parker drawing was won by Dorothy Miniri.
The 50/50 and number drawings were won by several members.
Bingo was called by Ernie Hilliker. Jokes were told by John Krestic.
It was announced that Aug. 23 is the club's annual corn roast at noon.
The Silver Creek Seniors reconvened Tuesday with 23 members in attendance. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." The chaplain presented a prayer "My God."
Minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary and passed by Ernie Hilliker.
A donation in memory of Dot Smith was given by the club to the family.
Today is the Chautauqua County summer picnic for the aging, held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midway Park by the lake. There is a $5 donation.
Several members won prizes. Jokes were given by John Krestic. Bingo was called by Marv Smith. The Hillikers are in charge of food for the Aug. 16 meeting at 1 p.m.
On Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, flu shots will be given at the club rooms on Route 5.
COLLINS - The 50-Plus Seniors have a newly scheduled trip to Ft. Erie Slots with a lunch at Green Acres Restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 1. This is a popular destination for area seniors so best to sign up early. The 50-Plus Senior Program does not have a membership fee and is open to all residents aged 50 and up in the tri county area.
Cost is $11 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $13 for all others. An incentive of $10 in slots dollars will await each passenger. Meal choices at Green Acres must be made when making reservations. The four choices are: roast beef with pan gravy, rotisserie roasted chicken with stuffing, battered deep fried haddock fillet or baked black forest ham with fresh fruit. All entrees are accompanied with vegetable, potato, buns and butter, pie and ice cream and choice of coffee, tea, milk or soft drink.
U.S. Passport or Enhanced Driver's License is required for Canadian trips and will be checked prior to boarding. Transportation is by school bus and departure time is 10:45 a.m. from the L. K. Painter Community Center front parking lot.
To make reservations call Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507. Payment is due within five days of reservation. Checks or money order payable to Town of Collins are to be sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention Trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Monday, Aug. 15, is the final day for reservations to the Barbershop Harmony Parade on Aug. 21 at Chautauqua Institution. Cost is $10 and $12 for this opportunity to listen to great singing, attend the morning worship service in the Amphitheatre, and explore the fabulous grounds of this renowned summer destination on Chautauqua Lake. Trip will be canceled if insufficient numbers. School bus transportation with 9 a.m. departure.
A very few seats remain for the Dec. 13 Roger Williams Christmas Concert at the Riviera Theatre. Call 532-2507 for more information or to make a reservation. Trip flyers are available in the senior room of the center only on Wednesdays from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m.
A get-together for those on the Sept. 18-22 trip to Wildwood, N.J., trip will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Lounge Room of the center. Those attending should park in the rear lot. It is most important that all attend as this is the only meeting scheduled for the relaying of necessary information and receiving itineraries and baggage tags. Bring emergency contact information and any special needs.
As of this writing there are only a few vacancies remaining for the Aug. 30 AARP Driving Course to be held from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the center's Lounge Room. Pre-registration required and can only be made by calling Byrne, 532-2507. Any one who has already registered but has not sent in their check must do so right away or they will forfeit their seat.
Senior Activities for the week are: Wednesday - Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library. For information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075; Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m. Senior Room, Painter Center.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - The Sinclairville Senior Citizens group meet once a month for a luncheon and program. The monthly luncheon was recently held at the Sinclairville Firehall dining room. President Elaine Palmer-Titus welcomed all to the luncheon and read some humorous stories such as how to make a Christmas pie.
The theme of the recent meeting was a Hawaiian setting with decorations and real pineapples for table decorations. The decorations were provided by Clara Richardson and Norvale Martin-Gane. Thanks were extended to Diman Smith who gets the coffee set up for the group and the necessary supplies for the luncheon. Louann Smith was thanked for donating a hot water kettle for use by the group.
The lunch was a pot luck meal, and there was a large variety and ample amounts of food dishes and desserts for all to enjoy. Titus gave the blessing prior to the meal, asking that all pray for those standing in need.
Paul Kimble was in charge of raffles. Monetary awards were presented to Louisa Smith and Martha Harmon, who in turn donated their prizes to the Civil War Statue replacement in Sinclairville. Mr. Smith thanked those who made the donations.
Other prizes were awarded to Allene Newton, Clara Richardson, Nellie Sharp, Elaine Palmer-Titus, Audrey Prosser, Pastor Jeff Bellinger, Linda Parmenter, Roberta Barber, Marge McIntyre, Diman Smith and Claudia Wittenbrook.
Marge McIntyre and William Wittenbrook were recognized for their birthdays. Anniversaries for Jack and Elaine Palmer-Titus, John and Susan Sipos, and Paul and Arlene Kimble were recognized. The Kimbles celebrated their 50th anniversary.
The minutes of the last meeting were given by secretary John Sipos, and the financial report was presented by treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook. Clara Richardson is working on future meeting programs and said that the September meeting will host Kelly Mikula on the "Curves" program.
The guest speaker for the luncheon was Pastor Jeff Bellinger of the Gerry Free Methodist Church. Bellinger presented a slide show on his mission trip to Haiti, after the recent devastating earthquake. Bellinger said that he has been on many mission trips in the United States and that this was his first outside of the USA. He reported that the villages in Haiti have become tent cities or tin cities, since the houses for the people are built quickly with whatever is available for materials. Their mission was to build a church, a school and dig a well in areas so that the people can begin to restore their lives. He showed slides of new schools which are being built. He said progress is being made, but will take years to restore buildings.
The September luncheon will be at the Sinclairville firehall dining room on the second Tuesday at noon. This will be a pot-luck dinner, and those attending are encouraged to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table settings. Table decorations will be provided by Laura Turzillo and Claudia Wittenbrook. New members are always welcome.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Aug. 8 at the Fredonia Beaver Club. There were 126 people present.
President Charles St. George introduced the new members Nicholas Andin, Bernie Gilray, Mary Ann Thompson and Fr. Walter Werbicki. He introduced guests Nancy Crandall and Pam Wlodarek.
The club president then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Invocation given by Fr. Werbicki.
The seniors had their picnic lunch catered by the Beavertail Catering, which everyone enjoyed.
After lunch, the 50/50 drawing was held. The winners were Sandy Bain, Leo Bain, John Binko, Leola Coniglio, Ray Halasinski, Mayme Joy, Dorothy Kinner, Elizabeth Klawon, Lois Ann Pryor, Mary Lou Sherman, Irene Tarnowski, Jane Walsh and Deb Woloszyn. The meeting begun with thanking August calling committee. They were Dorothy Hilliker, Joann Halasinski, Ann Kaminski, Mary Tripi and Josephine Wierczynski.
The September calling committee will be Dorothy Hilliker, Mary Ann Thompson, Lucille Rizzo, Mickey Colicchia and Wolarek.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Ruth White, Leonard Schweiger, Joan Guzek, Barbara Rentner, and Sharon Wallace. Guest speaker Dr. Mary Ann Spanos sang "Happy Birthday" in Polish.
Spanos brought the group up to date on the office for the aging. Call the Dunkirk office at 363-3865 with any questions pertaining to the aging. Spanos listed many of the services available to local seniors.
Catalano spoke on his upcoming trip. If interested, call him at his home.
A "thank you" card was received from Delores Swank due to the loss of her son.
The next meeting will be on Sept. 12 at the Beaver Club. The menu will be roast beef with rolls, scalloped potatoes, baked macaroni, mixed tossed salad, dessert and coffee. The cost is $7.
Bingo followed, hosted by Carrie LoGuidice and Joy.