The November board meeting was held at Pizza Village on Nov. 7 at noon. Plans were formulated for the Christmas get-together on Dec. 19. Dues are payable now; send them to Patty Halas.
The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Dunkirk Senior Center. All members are urged to attend.
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 "An Autumn Day" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski; they were accepted by Charlene Hallmark and Marian Genovese. The financial report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. They were accepted as read by Jean Kubera and Irene Christopher.
Attendance prizes were won by Shirley Palmatier, Loretta Hemink and Irene Christopher. Helper of the day was Betty Korzeniewski and others who assisted.
A moment of silence was observed for service men and women.
The kitchen committee for Nov. 22 is Hallmark.
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 "As you Go Through Life" 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 Pat Kaus.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Betsy Standera with a second by Carol Kozlowski.
Attendance prizes were won by Dorothy Cooper, Ronnie Ginley and Annette Arnone.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Nov. 30 is Jean Kubera. There will not be a meeting on Nov. 23. There will be a meeting on Nov. 30. A free lunch will be available for paid-up members on Nov. 30.
Election of officers are as follows: President Hallmark; Vice President, Chaplain and Sunshine Gal Barb Barberich; Treasurer and Secretary Hemink. Kozlowski will take over for Hemink when she is absent. Pat Kaus asked if the members who were appointed were accepted.
The officers will be installed at the Christmas party on Dec. 14.
Pioneers Social Club
FORESTVILLE - The Pioneers Social Club of Forestville met on Monday. Arlene Miller called the meeting to order with Marlene Bradigan leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Norma Steward gave the opening prayer. A moment of silence was held for the recently deceased Robert "Lefty" Stearns.
A speech was given by Kim from Chautauqua Opportunities about diabetes. The meeting resumed with roll call taken by Marion Ziecker with 28 present. The minutes were read from the last meeting with a few changes made.
The treasurer's report was given by Betty. Gertie Syper made a motion to accept and it was seconded by Carol Pierce. Bills were paid.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to the November birthday celebrants including Nancy Wilson, Carol Dipirro and Dorothy Merrill. Sunshine gal Peg Heiden sent a get-well card to one member and a sympathy card to Louise Stearns.
Everyone is asked to bring their favorite treat for the next meeting, as well as a Bingo gift. The lunch tickets were won by Barb Tower and Peg Heiden. The 50/50 was won by Arlene Miller and Dorothy Schneider. The Riles and Woolley went to Tower.
In old business, Miller announced the club's new officers: President Carol Pierce, Senior Vice President Carol Dipirro, and Marlene Bradigan and Angie Logan will share the treasury. The secretary will be determined at a later meeting.
New business is the next meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 5. United Senior Council will be on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Mayville VFW at 9:45 p.m. A motion was made for the Christmas dinner to be held Thursday, Dec. 8 at noon at the Sunset Restaurant in Irving.
Ruth Kuehn said she would get eight or 10 Christmas cacti for each table. Cake, cupcakes and coffee were enjoyed by all.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met Friday at St. Bosco with 36 members and four guest speakers. President Ellyn Sutehall invited Bob Wray to offer a prayer, during which he gave thanks for all the service men for their duties, blessed all of the country's officials and club members' families. They all joined together in the pledge to the flag, singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors song.
Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. Birthdays for November and December are Carolyn Wood, Betty Logan, Jeanne Strawser, Millie Kruszynski, Robert Fancher, Joyce Pietrkewicz, Ellyn Sutehall and Gertie Syper. Valentine and Joyce Pietrkiewicz will celebrate their anniversary in December. Angie Logan gave the treasurer report and it was approved.
Joanne Martin announced that the Dec. 6 trip to Rochester is canceled. On Dec. 7 there is a bus trip with Fredonia and Brocton seniors to see the Frankie Avalon show and lunch. The cost is $68; if interested, call Mary Trippi.
Pat DePasquale will take over as sunshine person and send cards.
The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Teresa Warner.
Bob Sutehall, program chairman, introduced three A.F.S. students who attend Silver Creek Central School, and Sue Erdle, their guide and overseer. Natalie Vasilyeva of Russia is staying with the Dean and Marcie Martin family in Sheridan. She likes the food here and comments the houses are bigger, "like castles." She has one brother.
Fatima Alumutawa Bahrain, who hails from near Saudi Arabia, has one sister. Her dad works in trade and her mother works at a hair salon. Their main food is rice. The public schools teach Arabic and she has studied U.S. culture.
Wariya Philuck of Thailand has one brother in college. She is Buddhist but goes to a Catholic school. Her parents are both teachers. She studies math, biology and Spanish here.
Both Fatima and Wariya live with Rich and Sue Erdle on Hanford Road.
On Dec. 9 at noon, members will meet for lunch at the Sheridan VFW on Route 20.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - At the last meeting of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens, the group attended the Sinclairville 76ers Election Day luncheon. Following the luncheon, President Elaine Palmer-Titus conducted a meeting first by reading some humorous stories such as "30 lines to make you smile," and two rules in life are duct tape and WD-40. If it moves, use duct tape and if it doesn't move, use WD-40, Titus said.
Bill Wittenbrook conducted drawings. Recipients included John Sipos, Jim Odell, Laura Turzillo, Roberta Barber, President Titus, Nellie Sharp, Diane Shaw, Martha Harmon, Audrey Prosser, Susan Sipos, Diman Smith, Claudia Wittenbrook and Louisa Smith.
Secretary John Sipos read the minutes of the previous meeting, and Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook gave the financial report of the group. A "thank you" was expressed to Claudia for the bus tour last month. Thanks are also extended to the Sinclairville Village Board for their assistance in providing financial help with the senior bus tour. Another tour is being planned for the spring of the new year.
Diman Smith and Jane Penhollow were honored for their birthdays in November. Smith also gave an up to date report on the Sinclairville Soldiers Monument fund raising efforts. Nearly 75 percent of the needed funds for the new soldier's statue has been raised to date, Smith said.
Titus has set plans for the annual December Christmas dinner. The gathering with the dinner will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at noon and the meal will be catered. Those attending will need to make a reservation for the dinner by calling reservation coordinator Bill Wittenbrook at 962-8411 right away. Table decorations will be provided by Sis Morley, Titus and John Sipos. Those attending are encouraged to bring a special Christmas item to talk about. A Christmas gift will be given to all those who attend.
At the December meeting, students from the Sinclairville elementary school will be providing music for the group.
The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month in the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room for a meal and program. New members are always welcome.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Nov. 14 at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 115 people present. President Charles St. George introduced Liv Visosky as a new member.
He then introduced Ed Rusch of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kathleen Trusso, Betty Wise and Ann Notaro as guests. St. George led members in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Invocation given by the Rev. Walter Werbicki and the Rev. Harland West.
Lunch was held and catered by Beavertail Catering. A Thanksgiving meal was enjoyed with included roast turkey with dressing, sweet potatoes, bean casserole, and mixed tossed salad. Dessert was pumpkin pie.
The 50/50 drawing was then held with the winners being Florence Byczynski, Rose Cerrie, Cathrine Fabritius, Ray Halasinski, Mary Lewandowski, Nancy Lewandowski, Carolyn LoGuidice, Rita Lombardo, Carm Lucia, Gerri Pomroy, Florence Rich, June Walsh, David West and Sue Scherer.
The meeting began by thanking the November calling committee. They were Josephine Christopher, Rose Cerrie, Dorothy Hilliker, Delores Swank and Josephine Wierczynski.
The calling committee for December will be Joyce Tarnowski, Josephine Wierczynski, Darlene Calarco, Dorothy Hilliker and Anita Brown.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to the November members. They are Florine Barone, Joanna Brown, John Binko, Mary Trippi, Nancy St. George, Rose Cerrie, Sandy Mitchell, Judy Siragusa and the Rev. Harland West.
The treasurer's report was given and accepted.
The next luncheon will be the annual Christmas party on Dec. 12. The menu will be ham, Italian sausage, Polish sausage in sauerkraut, scalloped potatoes, baked macaroni, mixed tossed salad and dessert.
At 11 a.m. there will be cheese and pepperoni, veggie platter and chicken wings.
The cost of the Christmas dinner to the members will be $5 if their dues are paid. All non-members will be $10.
The president entertained the members with his stories and then introduced Mayor Keefe. He was very impressed by the large group of seniors attending. He also spoke on the importance of community to have a great place to live. He also discussed the importance of the voice and strength in voting with the seniors.
There will be no meeting until March 2012.
Bingo was hosted by Carolyn LoGuidice and Mamie Joy.
COLLINS - With Thanksgiving coming up, the 50-Plus Senior Program at L. K. Painter Community Center will be on a shortened activity schedule. The week will start off with the final 2011 Euchre and Pinochle Card Party on Sunday. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. The $5 fee includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
Indoor Walking and Exercises led by Pat Tucker will be held on Monday and Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. in the gym. An Informal Euchre Game takes place at 1 p.m. Monday in the Senior Room.
Gentle Arthritis Exercises will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the gym. Wednesday's activities are Quilting with Florence from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. Open Crafts with Pat is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the senior room of the center.
There will be no Senior Bowling on Wednesday afternoon at K & L Lanes as the owners take off for their annual pre-Thanksgiving day of hunting. The center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and all senior activities will be canceled for Thursday and Friday. Regular programming will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
Openings are available for the AARP Driving Course on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Lounge Room of the center. In honor of Veterans Day, area Veterans and their spouses are invited to take advantage of free attendance at this November driving course. Pre-registration is required and only can be made by calling Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507.
The course also is open to non-veterans and cost is $12 for those with AARP membership and $14 for all others. Lunch at a cost of $2.50 for everyone is available but reservations must be made when signing up for the driving class. Lunch payment will be collected the morning of the class.
Course payment is due within five days of registration and must be made by check of money order payable to AARP and sent to Collins Town Hall, attention AARP, Post Office Box 420, Collins, NY 14034. Cash is not acceptable.