BROCTON - Forty-eight members and two guests, Ester Travis and Sally Schichtel, enjoyed a pizza and wings lunch by Pizza Village on Sept. 26. They also enjoyed salad and many desserts which completed the lunch.
Entertainment was provided by Mountain River Band with a sing-along to old favorite songs.
Sympathy cards were sent to Sarah Erickson, Florence Rich and Mary Presto. September birthdays included Rita Stonefoot, Pat Smith, Mary Deland, Ethel Hutt, Dottie McQuiggen and Mary Jane Crowell.
September anniversaries included Fae and Hobart Damico, and Rick and Kate Cranston.
The October meeting is Oct. 31 at noon. It will be a tureen dinner, those attending are asked to bring their own table service. Apple cider and donuts will be provided by the club.
The committee will be Bonnie and Peter Suppo, Mary Tripi, Josie Titus and Pat Smith.
The nominating committee for 2012 officers is as follows: Mary Tripi, Peg Gatto and Angelo Zanghi.
Attendance prizes went to Peter Suppo and Dan Carr. The 50/50 prizes went to Cora Paterson, Harold Bolvotz, Bonnie Suppo, Ericka Abrams and Tom DeJoe.
A Chinese auction will be held at the October meeting for an in-house fundraiser.
President Robin Carr conducted the meeting. Alberta Blakely gave the blessing and prayer. The treasurer's report and secretary's report were not given. They will be given in October. New members are always welcome.
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 "Time" 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 Jim Griswold. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Jean Kubera with a second by Marian Genovese.
Attendance prizes were won by Helen Barone, Hallmark and Genovese.
Helper of the day was Betty Korzeniewski and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Oct. 4 is Genovese.
A moment of silence was observed for all service men and women.
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 "Life's Shadows" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Pat Kozlowski with a second by Barbara Barberich.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Annette Arnone with a second by Mary Dworak.
Attendance prizes were won by Jean Kubera, Sophia Kubasik and Hallmark.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for the next meeting is Dorothy Cooper.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday at the Route 5 senior building with 22 members present. President Ed Newman called the meeting with all joining in the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America."
Chaplain Irene Conny presented a prayer "My Wonderful Lord." Minutes were read by the secretary and passed as given.
It was reported that Bob Kittell has been in Lake Shore Hospital with pneumonia.
Dorothy Miniri and Marv Smith will audit the treasurer's books.
The 2012 officers were presented and will be installed Oct. 11 at the Colony Restaurant at noon. The officers are: President Newman, Vice President Joan Suski, Secretary Clara Griffin, Treasurer Lorrie Newman, petty cash person Mary Ann Seibert, Chaplain Irene Conny and Corresponding Secretary Dorothy Miniri.
Marv Smith called Bingo. Prizes were won by several members. Newman read a few stories.
Flu shots will be given Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the senior building on Route 5.
Conrad Pawlak and Dorothy Miniri are in charge of food for the meeting on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m.
Westfield Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD - Westfield Senior Citizens gathered for their annual 53rd anniversary celebration on Sept. 8 in the Community Room of the Westfield YWCA. Thirty-nine members were in attendance for a catered dinner provided by Quagliana's Bark Grill of Westfield.
After the dinner, the program was introduced by President Shirley Kolpien, which was local funeral director Scott Mason and his wife, Debbie. Joining them was the current intern Doug Sanderson. Scott gave an eloquent presentation on funeral planning and preparation for individual funerals.He presented to each member a booklet entitled, "Personal Funeral Planning Guide," and encouraged all to read it fill out the necessary information. This would enable members' families to apply their wishes to the preparation of their funerals.
Kolpien called the meeting to order with the pledge to the flag and the singing of "God Bless America." In the absence of the chaplain, Art Kinney presented a tribute to 9/11's tenth anniversary, followed by a moment of silence.
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were given, and approved by the membership. Sunshine Chairman Pat Everetts brought to the members' attention that August birthdays were Sylvia Colby, Dorothy Bova and Geri Harper. The anniversary couple for the month were Ralph and Gloria Wakeley. A get-well card was also sent to Dolores Kaufman.
The 50/50 was won by Darla Auger and the door prize will be awarded at the next meeting.
It was announced that the next gathering will be at noon, the club's regular time, for Oct. 13 and guests are welcomed. It will be a pot-luck luncheon with members bringing a dish to pass and their own table service. The kitchen/dessert committee will be Gladys Hess, Erma Lloyd, Kinney, Trudy Stafford and Betty Wilson. It was also noted that the nominating committee will be selected for the 2012 Officers. The program will be Faith Luce of Jamestown and her presentation is "Herbs Are For You."
COLLINS - Autumn has arrived and the 50-Plus Senior Program's daily activities get underway Monday morning at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium of L.K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins.
Pat Tucker kicks off the fall season with Indoor Walking and Exercises, a three-part program that will get participants up and moving on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Informal Euchre Game will take place at 1 p.m. Monday in the Senior Room. This activity offers an opportunity for seniors to brush up on their game skills and to have a fun afternoon. Beginners are welcome and volunteers to assist in teaching this activity are needed. The time schedule has been moved up an hour replacing the Tai Chi Class which has been canceled for the fall season.
Exercises for those suffering from arthritis will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium. These chair exercises are geared to provide those who need gentle movements with a 45-minute class that will help them limber up. The class is also held at the same time on Thursday mornings.
Wednesday is a busy day for the 50-Plus Seniors. In addition to the morning exercises on Wednesdays, Quilting with Florence is held in the Community Room of Collins Public Library, Main Street, Collins. Quilting is held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information on this fascinating activity call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075.
Also on Wednesdays, Open Crafts with Pat Tucker is held at 1 p.m. in the center's Senior Room. Tucker offers a variety of crafts or participants can bring one of their own to finish. It is an excellent way to learn a new craft and also to make new friends.
For bowlers, Wednesday afternoons can be spent at the K & L Lanes in Gowanda where Senior Bowling convenes each Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $1.75 per game or three games for $5. Senior Bowling is non-league and it is not necessary to be an expert bowler to participate.
The first movie of the fall season will be Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. Showtime's feature film for Friday is "The Conspirator," starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright in the thrilling true story about the eight people accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and take down the government. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, owns the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth planned the simultaneous attacks. The first Tuesday Lunch will be held on Oct. 11 at noon in the senior room. Pre-registration is required and due to Columbus Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 10, registration must be made no later than noon Friday, Oct. 7 by calling 532-2507. Cost remains at $2.50 and will include baked beans, hot dog, potato chips, dessert and beverages. A sign-up sheet is also available in the Senior Room during regular programming hours. Sequence and euchre follow.
There are a few seats remaining for the Oct. 25 AARP Driving Course. The course runs from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Lounge Room. Telephone registration can only be made by calling 532-2507. Cost is $12 if an AARP member or $14 otherwise. Check or Money Order payable to AARP must be sent within three days after telephone registration. Cash is not accepted. Check is to be sent to Collins Town Hall, attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY, 14034.
The 50-Plus Senior Program will provide a lunch during the 45-minute lunch break for those who desire. Cost is $2.50 per person and will be collected the day of the class. However, lunch must be ordered when making reservation. Parking in the rear lot is recommended. Participants should bring their NY Driver's License, AARP membership card if they have one, and a pen.
Final reservation day for the SUNY Fredonia musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Sunday, Oct. 23, has been extended to Friday, Oct. 7. For more information or to make reservations call Joan Byrne, 532-2507. Trip will be canceled if insufficient numbers by this date. The $30 and $32 cost includes a soup supper at the center following the matinee performance.
Balances on The Roger Williams Christmas Concert Dec. 13 at The Riviera Theatre will be due on Oct. 20. Trip is filled and early payment of balances would be appreciated as concert tickets and lunch at Pane's Restaurant must be paid.
The L. K. Painter Community Center is closed for Columbus Day. All senior Monday activities will be canceled and will resume on Monday, Oct. 17.