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 observed for all service men and women.
A reading entitled "God's Gifts" 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 Marian Genovese.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Jean Kubera.
Attendance prizes were won by Kitty Lehnen, Helen Barone, and Kubera.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Sept. 6 is Ruth Mackowiak. There will be no meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
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 "With Hearts Blessing" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Ronnie Ginley with a second by Stella Michalak.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Hemink with a second by Annette Arnone.
Attendance prizes were won by Dorothy Sarzyniak, Jeanette Niedbalski and Barb.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Aug. 24 is Dorothy Sarzyniak and Betsy Standera.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 with 26 members present. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Dorothy Miniri presented a prayer in place of Chaplain Irene Conny who has been in the hospital, but was expected to return home on Tuesday. Iva McClenathan is home and improving.
July and August birthdays were honored. They included Ed Newman, Thelma Hilliker, Lucile Wells, Bart Adams, John Krestic, Miniri and Dot Jones.
Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin with one correction being the donation from the club in memory of Dot Smith given to the Silver Creek emergency squad. Several members won the 50/50 drawings.
Stories were told by Krestic. Bingo was called by Joan Suski. On Aug. 23, the club will have their annual corn roast picnic at noon. State Sen. Cathy Young will be a guest. The Smiths are in charge of food for the Aug. 30 meeting at 1 p.m.
COLLINS - The SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will start off its fall season with a full scale production of the musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and the 50-Plus Senior Program has booked tickets for the Oct. 23 Sunday matinee.
This musical comedy made its Broadway debut in 2005 and won two Tony Awards. This is a change of seasons for SUNY Fredonia musicals as they are normally in the spring. The switch in seasons will also necessitate the annual Soup Supper for the seniors moving to the fall and will be held in the L. K. Painter Community Center upon the group's return.
Cost is $30 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $32 for all others. Transportation is by school bus with a 1 p.m. departure from the center's front parking lot. Sept. 28 is the final day for reservations and payment.
The bus for Sunday's trip to Chautauqua Institution for the Barbershop Harmony Parade will depart from the center's front parking lot at 9 a.m. Estimated return time is 6 p.m.
The motor coach for the Thursday, Aug. 25, trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino will depart at 11 a.m. from the front parking lot. Estimated return time is 6 p.m. Participants are reminded to bring their New York State Driver's License in order to receive the incentive slot dollars and a $5 food voucher.
A few openings are still available for the Oct. 1 trip to Ft. Erie Slots and lunch at Green Acres Restaurant. Food choices are chicken, beef, fish and ham.
Passengers must have either a NYS Enhanced Driver's License or a passport and proof will be checked prior to boarding.
Tickets are going fast for the Dec. 13 Roger Williams Christmas Concert at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. Cost is $55 for the three towns and $57 for all others. A $20 deposit is due with reservations with balance to be paid no later than Oct. 20.
For more information on trips or to make reservations, call Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507. Flyers and sign up sheets also are available on Wednesdays, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31, from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the senior room. All trip checks are to be made payable to Town of Collins and sent to Collins Town Hall, attention Trips, P.O. Box. 420, Collins NY 14034.
The August AARP Driving Course will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Lounge Room. At present there are two openings. The next course will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Lounge Room. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507.
Payment for AARP classes is due within five days of registration. Only checks or money orders are acceptable and must be made out to AARP and sent to Collins Town Hall, attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Tampio called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Morabito read a prayer called "My God." Jose Crino took roll call with 38 members present.
The minutes were read by Secretary Hilliker. Treasurer Marie Sack gave the treasurer's report and it was approved as read.
The Chinese auction is postponed until fall. A $100 donation was sent to the Fire Department. Carm Morabito is collecting for the Baptismal gift on Aug. 20.
It was reported that Les Samuelson is at Lake Shore Hospital, Emerald Unit.
The annual Sausage Corn Roast was held on Aug. 17, with Jack Mateszon, Leo Morabito, Joe and Theresa Ark and Louise Sorge on committee. The club extends thanks to the kitchen committee for all the work they do.
The 50/50 was held and Tony Sack and Theresa Ark called Bingo.
The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday at the Gowanda American Legion with a pot luck picnic at noon in the pavilion. Passengers for the South Dakota trip are asked to stay for a short meeting to receive additional information. Seats are available on a full-size motor coach for an amazing trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota Sept 6-15 featuring Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and many other points of interest. Non-members are welcome.
On Sept. 21, the seniors are off to the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., to "A Salute to the Crooners." The group will enjoy a show featuring the music of the great crooners, such as Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. The trip includes dinner and show as well as a stop at Presque Isle Casino. Payment is due.
On Oct. 4, the seniors will go to see "Diva and the Italian Guy." Lunch will be at Tillman's Historic Village Inn. The show boasts outstanding singing and laugh-out-loud comedy. The group will also visit Watt Farms and take a mini-train through their orchard, shop, sample homemade fudge enjoy a sweet dessert before heading home. Payment is due.
Seats are available and non-members are welcome for the Oct. 27, trip to see "The Lion King" at Shea's followed by dinner at Prime 490 Restaurant. The show is a Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation with Oscar-winning songs. Payment is due Monday.
On Nov. 11, the seniors are off to Cleveland to the Fabulous Food Show, an opportunity to experience the Midwest's premier culinary event of the year. Reserved seats for a live cooking demonstrations by celebrity specialist Bobby Flay. There will be live cooking demonstrations by regional chefs, cake, pastries, candy, chocolate bars by popular confectioners and pastry chefs. Participants can sample a variety of special foods, taste wine and spirits, check out the marketplace with cookware and gadgets, and more.
The "Halos-n-Holly" luncheon and Christmas show at Salvatore's Italian Gardens is planned for Dec. 12. The first stop will be the Buffalo & Erie Co. Botanical Gardens poinsettia show and display. The group will arrive at Salvatore's and have time to enjoy their holiday displays before lunch. The show is a heartwarming story unfolding on Christmas Eve.
The seniors anticipate 2012 will be another fun year for travel, starting with a Feb. 4 trip to the Lancaster Opera House to see "A Chorus Line."
Contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586 for information on participating in trips. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.