Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. Vice President Helen Barone led the members in the pledge to the flag and singing of "God Bless America." A moment of silence was observed for our service men and women. A reading entitled "Rest Safely in His Care" 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 and Irene Christopher.
Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak read the financial report. It was accepted as read by Marian Genovese and Kitty Lehnen.
Attendance prizes were won by Shirley Palmatier, Wierczynski and Barone. Helper of the day was Betty Korzeniewski and others who assisted.
Shirley Palmatier celebrated her birthday and members wished her many more after singing "Happy Birthday." The kitchen committee for Nov. 15 is Barone.
Lake Shore Seniors
The Wednesday group of the Lake Shore Seniors met recently at the clubrooms. President Charlene Hallmark led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of "God Bless America."
In the absence of the secretary, Carol Kozlowski said a prayer addressing putting aside differences peacefully. The minutes of the previous meeting were postponed until next week. The treasurer's report was given by Sophia Urbanik. Sophia Kubasik made a motion to accept the report, which was seconded by Antoinette Arnone.
Urbanik announced that there would be a free luncheon for paid-up members on Nov. 30. Sign-ups will begin next week.
The attendance prizes were won by Ronnie Ginley, Betsy Standera and Patricia Kaus.
Get-well wishes were extended to Nola Blazejewicz and Jean Szot.
Kaus, chairman of the nominating committee, noted that the election of officers would take place next week.
Refreshments were served by Sophia Kubasik. The refreshment committee for next week is Carol Kozlowski and Patricia Kozlowski.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 with 26 members present. President Ed Newman led the group in the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." A moment of silent prayer followed for the club's good, faithful member Bob Kittell who passed away three years to the date that his wife, Helen Kittell, died, Nov. 3. Chaplain Irene Conny and Milt Griewisch each read a tribute to Bob. It was voted to send a check in memory of him to the Emergency Squad.
Minutes of last week's session were read by the secretary and passed as presented. Several members won drawings that were held.
It was voted to purchase a new clock for the center which will be easier to read.
Hilliker will provide food on Nov. 15. On Nov. 22, the Thanksgiving dinner to be held at noon will be catered by Dolly. On Nov. 29, the Smiths will be on the food committee.
Marv Smith called Bingo for the group.
Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association
On Sunday, President Gordon Raynor called the Steger Hi-Rise Tenant's Association's meeting to order with 17 members present. Vice President Carol Berry led the "Pledge of Allegiance" and Chaplain Josie Wierczynski read a prayer for service men and women. Secretary Josie Wierczynski read the minutes of the previous meeting and motion to accept them was made by Carol Berry and Josh Hughes.
Treasurer Shirley Palmatier read the financial report. It was accepted as read by Jean Hallmark and Anita Rhinehardt. Sunshine Lady Addie Windsor sent a get-well card to Shirley Palmatier and Al Martin and a sympathy card to Mary Hayes for the loss of her brother "Bill" Hayes.
Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room with the Rev. Joseph Zalacca, Pastor of the Holy Trinity, as celebrant. November birthdays will be celebrated on Nov. 16 from 2:30 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room. Ice cream and cake will be served.
Thanksgiving dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Community Room. A sign-up sheet will be in the Community Room. The 50/50 raffle winners were Phyllis Jagoda, Clara Weber, Gordon Raynor and Jean Hallmark.
Bingo was played and refreshments were served.
COLLINS - Several legal holidays occurring during November have caused changes in some of the activities for the month. With the center closed for Veterans Day, the monthly Pot Luck luncheon for the 50-Plus Seniors has been moved to Friday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. in the senior room at L. K. Painter Community Center. Bring a dish to pass. Beverages and table service are provided.
With this move and the center again closed for the Thanksgiving weekend, the November Community Service Project will be held this coming Friday following the Pot Luck Lunch. Volunteers are needed to help complete Christmas favors for area Hospital, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living residences.
Activities for the week are: Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercises, a three part program, led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium. Informal Euchre and Pinochle games, 1 p.m., senior room. Tuesday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym.
Wednesday: Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gym; Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room of Collins Public Library. For information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Also on Wednesday are Open Crafts led by Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room; and Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $1.75 per game or $5 for three games.
The Thursday Gentle Arthritis Exercises are canceled during November. Friday - Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gym; Pot Luck Lunch, noon, senior room, followed by Community Service Project. The final Euchre and Pinochle Card Game for 2011 will be held Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Cost remains at $5.
Payment for the Feb. 28 motor coach trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino must be received at the Collins Town Hall by Nov. 30. Cost is $12 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia, and $13 for all others. Checks are to be made payable to Town of Collins and mailed to Collins Town Hall, Attention Trips, Post Office Box 420, Collins, NY 14034.