Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. In the absence of President Loretta Hemink, Vice President Helen Barone led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A moment of silence was observed for service men and women, as well as for member Antoinette Graziano.
A reading entitled "Light Up Your Life" 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 Kitty Lehnen.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Marion Genovese.
A happy anniversary was wished to the Griswolds, celebrating their 65th anniversary. The members sang a "happy anniversary" song.
Attendance prizes were won by Mackowiak, Lehnen and Arlene Griswold.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Sept. 6 is Lehnen.
COLLINS - The first Pinochle and Euchre Card Party scheduled Sunday. Sept. 18 for the fall season at L. K. Painter Community Center has unfortunately had to be canceled due to malfunctioning kitchen equipment and inadequate parking space due to an extended senior program trip on that date. Card parties will begin on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Center's gymnasium.
Open Crafts with Pat Tucker will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room. Quilting with Florence, normally held on Wednesdays in the Community Room of the Collins Public Library, has been suspended during the month of September because of the library's annual Book and Baked Sale Sept. 15-17.
The quilters who are members of Quilting with Florence, a 50-Plus Senior Program that meets weekly in the library's Community Room, have generously donated a number of quilted table runners and other quilted items to be raffled during the three day library sale. The quilted articles are now on display in the cases at the library entrance and tickets will be available at the sale.
Florence Reynolds, leader of the quilters, and Mickey Cummings of the 50-Plus Seniors, have combined talents and put together an interesting basket for raffling in September. The basket is located in the main library and tickets are available at the desk.
Proceeds from the quilt raffle and the monthly basket raffle will be donated to The Friends of the Library for use of needed library purchases not covered by the Library's budget. As most everyone knows, libraries in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System have suffered huge budgetary cuts, so the 50-Plus Seniors' thanks go out to their quilters for their help in supporting the local library.
In addition to the book sale and quilt raffle there will be an opportunity to buy goodies during the bake sale to be held during the three days. All events will be open during regular library hours so come browse, buy and be a supporter of the Collins Public Library.
Motor coach for the Wildwood, N.J., trip will depart promptly at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 from the Center's back parking lot. Trip-goers are urged to be on time.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Tampio called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Morabito read a prayer called "Almost Autumn." Jose Crino took roll call with 37 members present.
The minutes were read by Secretary Hilliker. Treasurer Marie Sack gave the treasurer's report. Both were approved as read.
The annual steak roast will be held on Sept. 21. The committee for the steak roast is Leo Morabito, Jack Mateszon and Sue and Dennis Borowski. Members should sign up for steak or chicken. Call Carm Tampio at 934-3349.
The club received a thank you note from Joe Dolce's family for the new baby's christening gift.
Mt. Carmel Church is sponsoring a baked good sale Sept. 18 on the church's front lawn. Coffee and cold drinks will be available. All members are asked to bring a baked good for this sale.
The nominating committee of Jeanette Mula, Carm Morabito and Melanie Banks was appointed. The election of officers will be held on Oct. 5. A flu clinic will be held at the Silver Creek Senior Citizens Club on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The 50/50 was held by Leo Morabito and Joe Ark. Bingo was called by Joe and Theresa Ark. The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Share and Care Seniors
The Share and Care board of directors met on Tuesday for their monthly business meeting at 32 Moore Ave, Fredonia. President Dorothea Janczak opened the meeting at 9:30 a.m. Reports were given by Secretary Margaret Larson and Treasurer Mayme Joy were accepted as read. Lucille Rizzo, sunshine chairperson, reported that a get-well card was sent to board member Russell Trump.
Memorial chairperson Sue Walsh reported that the following names of recently deceased Share and Care members have been added to the memorial plaque which is on display in the vestibule and St. Anthony's School building: Vincent Eisaman Sr., Lena Bifaro, Patrick O'Hara, Patricia Olmstead, Lucille Castellana, Horace Lazarony, Mary Joy, Theresa Chiro, Bessie Caccamise and Bernice Sottile.
The board discussed initial plans for the next Share and Care party to be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, referred to as the "Harvest Party," which will be at the Fredonia Beaver Club. All 2011 paid-up members (including lifetime members) are entitled to the discount admission price of $5. The party format is the same as other parties: 3 p.m. doors open for card players; 3:30 to 5 p.m. is social hour with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a buffet dinner by Beavertail Caterers at 5:15 p.m., with quarter Bingo at 6.
Non-members may attend at the cost of $10 (includes membership for 2011 and 2012); when signing up, include of date of birth and telephone number. Make checks payable to Share and Care Seniors and mail to P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, NY 14063. Early bird membership covers September through December 2011 and all of 2012 and entitles new members to the discount party admission charges. For more information on membership, contact roll chairperson Rose Cerrie at 679-4386.
Phyllis Laurito is chairperson of board nominations. Anyone interested in serving on the board is encouraged to call Laurito at 679-1060.
The board discussed all the recent publicity regarding the lease of St. Anthony's School with the Town of Pomfret, specifically the article that appeared in the Sunday OBSERVER. Mention was made in the article by Rod Pennica that "some use the center only once monthly for a meeting of 'Share and Care,' a senior organization unaffiliated with the town." To clarify this statement, only 12 board members meet once a month and most are residents and taxpayers in the Town of Pomfret. Share and Care membership parties are held at the Fredoina Beaver Club.
For more information on Share and Care, call President Janczak at 673-1049.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Hot dogs and more hot dogs - that is what Sheridan Happy Seniors had Friday, Sept. 2, for their summer picnic at noon. In attendance were 36 members and two guests, Penny and Bob Goebel of Florida.
President Ellyn Sutehall asked Arlene Miller to give a prayer before lunch. After they ate, everyone recited the pledge to the flag and sang "God Bless America," followed by the Happy Senior Song. Roll call was given by Mabel Warner and minutes of Aug. 19 were read and approved. The treasurer's report was presented by Angie Logan and passed. Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Valentine Pietrkiewicz. The 50/50 drawing was won by Vera Bell and Sue Thompson.
It was reported that Jo Wehust is in a nursing home in Williamsville.
September birthdays were recognized and included the following Pat Smith, Susie Dorsett, Theresa Warner, Fred Sikorski, Delores Trewiler, Irene Conny, Arlene Lawrence and Mary Bull. Bob and Ellyn Sutehall celebrated their wedding anniversary in September.
The nominating committee for 2012 is Gertie Syper, Mabel Warner and Joanne Martin. The food committee for Sept. 16, is Virginia Pasierb, Cecelia Petrella, Joyce and Valentine Pietrkiewicz, and Auleen Robinson.
The speaker for Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. will be Ginny Becker, historian for Sheridan.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday with 22 present at the senior center on Route 5. President Ed called the meeting to order with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." A prayer was given by Dorothy Miniri who was welcomed back after surgery.
The minutes of Aug. 30 were read by Clara Griffin and passed as read by Marv Smith.
The Hole Parker drawing was won by Corkie Patton. The 50/50 drawing was won by Marv Smith, John Krestic and Jane Park. Joan Suski called Bingo. Jokes were presented by John Krestic.
Plans for upcoming events were discussed. Carlton Mohart is in charge of dessert on Sept. 13. Lucile Wells and Griffin are in charge of the food committee for Sept. 20. Flu shots will be given from 9 a.m. to noon on Route 5 in the senior building on Oct. 1.