Brocton Portland Seniors
Brocton Portland Seniors opened their Monday meeting by President Robin Carr asking for Al Valentin to lead in the Pledge of Allegiance. A prayer was given by Rick Cranston and a moment of silence for loss of Fae D'Amico was held. New member Dave Van Rensselaer was introduced and welcomed.
A meat loaf luncheon with all the trimmings was enjoyed by everyone. Committee of the day consisted of Bob and Margaret Jagoda, Carm Johnson and Ruth Neal. Mother's Day, Father's Day and Memorial Day were celebrated with table settings and gifts for everyone. A flag knowledge contest was done by President Carr.
Pat Smith and Carm Johnson made a motion to suspend reading of secretary's report in view of the Senior Scene pictures and write up by the OBSERVER. Rita Stonefoot gave the treasurer's report, approved by motion of Beulah Williams and Bob Jagoda. Thank you cards were received from Bill Norris. Cards were sent to the D'Amico family and the Legion. "Happy Birthday" was sung to Beulah Williams and Alberta Blakely, though absent. Anniversary congratulations were extended to Charlie and Dorothy Reading for 68 years and Pete and Bonnie Suppo for their nine years. Coupons brought in by members were given to the Legion Auxiliary.
President Carr announced on Monday, the Memorial Day Service at Portland Evergreen Cemetery will be held at 11 a.m. with chili, sandwiches and pizza following at Brocton Legion. All are welcome to attend. Mary Tripi needs to know now the number of members that would like to attend the graduation at the Brocton prison, to be held July 19 at 9:30 a.m. Members are to meet at 9 a.m. at the Legion and go as a group to this service.
Brocton Legion is holding a chicken and rib barbecue at Crossroads this Saturday, starting at 11:30 a.m. until sold out to benefit Community Projects including the Arch. Tickets are $8 for everyone. Barbershoppers Patriotic music will entertain from noon to 3 p.m.
June 14 is Flag Day and to honor the day, American Creed was read by President Carr.
Door prizes were won by Maggie Rogers and Bob Jagoda. Table centerpieces in Memorial Day tribute were won by Tripi, McQuiggan, Frazita, Wood, Bertrando, Presto, Zanghi, Colt, Lautenslaker and Readings.
The June 25 meeting at Brocton Legion will be the strawberry social. Members are to bring their sandwiches. Tom DeJoe was appointed head of the strawberry committee of Rose Giambra, Julia Schrantz, Elaine Wood, Dottie McQuiggan and Robin Carr. Phyllis Buvoltz will get the biscuits. Members must sign up themselves and guests by calling Rita at 792-4565 by June 18 at the latest.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS - The May meeting for the Collins Center Seniors was well-attended and the pot-luck lunch was enjoyed by all.
On Aug. 16, the seniors are off to Erie, Pa., to pick up their tour guide for a fun "Puff & Stuff" trip. The first stop will be the Brotherton Covered Bridge in Waterford, next to Furman's old time General Store. Lunch will be at Pufferbelly's Restaurant, a 1908 renovated firehouse, and the next stop is the Firefighters Historical Museum. Trip-goers will also enjoy a one-hour cruise aboard the Victoria Princess.
The "Tribute to Country Legends" show at the Medina Stone Farm Dinner Theater on Aug. On Sept. 18, the seniors are going to enjoy the fall colors of Letchworth State Park with lunch at the Glen Iris Inn. Next, they will interact and feed animals from around the world on a guided trolley ride at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure in Varysburg.
Due to the popularity of the Ride the Rails W. Virginia trip Oct. 1-3, the seniors have also scheduled the same trip Sept. 19-21 and have a few seats available.
The group is working on a fall Amish trip to Middlefield, Ohio.
On Dec. 9, the seniors will dine at the decorated Salvatore's Italian Gardens before experiencing "Christmas with the Superstars." Enjoy Christmas classics in a tribute to Elvis, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Char and countless others. Following the show, the group will stop at the Kelly's Country Store on their way to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine and enjoy their fabulous Holiday Light's Show.
For more information, contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.
COLLINS - Time is running out to register for the final spring/summer AARP Driving Course to be held June 12 at L. K. Painter Community Center. Cost is $17 for those with valid AARP Membership cards and $19 for all others.
Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507. Payment must be made by check or money order payable to AARP and sent to the Collins Town Hall, attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034. Cash is not accepted.
The six-hour session will begin at 9 a.m. and there will be a 45-minute lunch break. A homemade lunch is offered at $2.50 payable the day of the course but must be ordered when making registration. The course is held in the center's conference room (formerly known as the Lounge Room) and back lot parking is recommended.
Showtime will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Collins Public Library's Community Room. The film is "The Descendants" starring George Clooney and Ben Bridges. Clooney won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Matt King, an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.
Wednesday is the final day for reservations and a $25 deposit for the Carol Burnett Show, a variety musical comedy show, on Sunday, July 29. Balances of $51 and $52 will be due by June 11. For more information or to make reservations call 532-2507. The motor coach trip includes a two hour stop with a $10 incentive at
Presque Isle Casino, the show and a buffet lunch at the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa. Payment is due for the June 28 motor coach trip to Seneca Niagara Casino. Checks of $16 for residents of the three towns and $17 for all non-residents should be sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention: Trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Open Crafts with Pat Tucker will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the center's senior room. This program will be held on Wednesday afternoons during the summer. Also being held on Wednesdays is Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Collins Library Community Room. For more information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075.
Future trips and any special summer activities for seniors will be announced in future issues of the OBSERVER.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center Wednesday. President Barb Barberich led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Simple Sounds" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Stella Michalak with a second by Sophia Kubasik. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Agnes Warner with a second by Jean Kubera.
Attendance prizes were won by Jane Steffan, Sandy Tapasto, and Betty Erick.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for May 30 is Hemink and Charlene Hallmark.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - Mt. Carmel recently held its annual Mother's/Father's Day banquet. Father Dan Fiebelkorn gave the blessing before the meal. The food was plentiful and enjoyed by all. Each guest received a potted plant and the door prize, a hanging basket, was won by Dolores Trewiler.
The next meeting will take place on June 6. The refreshment committee for that day is Dorothy Mangano, Jack Mateszon, Mary Ann Siebert and Estelle Crino. The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK -Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday with 25 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 read a prayer, "Everything around us keeps changing but your love is the same."
Newman announced that member Conrad had a fall last week. There were no broken bones but he is lame and had a black eye. Conrad is in Brooks Memorial Hospital.
Several members won prizes. Lorrie told some stories.
Minutes of May 15 were read by the secretary and passed.
On June 19, May and June birthdays will be recognized.
A strawberry festival will be held on June 26.
On May 29, the Suskis will furnish the food.
Pizza was served at this meeting. Bingo was called by Marv Smith.
On June 5 Sheridan Happy Seniors and Silver Creek Seniors will meet at noon at Sheridan V.F.W. for Mother-Father day lunch.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met for its May luncheon at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 81 members present.
President Charles St. George introduced Douglas Baldwin as a guest.
The club president then led the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by the Invocation, given by Norma St. George.
Lunch was then served by Beavertail Catering. Everyone enjoyed meat loaf, gravy, baby red potatoes, buttered corn, salad, dessert and coffee. The 50/50 drawing was held and the winners were Barbara Centner, Leula Coniglio, Catherine Fabritires, Ray Halasinski, Dorothea Janczak, Maxine Phelps, Dave Sherman, Louis Siragusa, Barbara Szocki and Jane Walsh.
The meeting began by thanking the May calling committee. They were Dorothy Hilliker, Christina Schnors, Margaret Larson and Josephine Wierczynski.
The June calling committee will be Lucille Rizza, Elizabeth Baldwin, Mickey Colecchia, Hilliker, Wierczynski, and Mary Gangi.
"Happy Birthday" was wished to May members Ann Cohen, Audrey Woloszyn, Carmela Lucia, Carolyn Patton, Del Woloszyn, Carrie Gawronski, Delores Campbell, Eleanor Dietzen, Florence Rich, Jackie Paddock, Linda Cobb, Linda Dieteman, Lucy Saeli, Mary Notaro, Mayme Joy, Pat Ebert, Russell Darby, Alberta Catalono, David Dewey, Delores Borrello, Mary Lou Sherman, Olive Rusch and Ron Mitchell.
The president introduced speaker Dr. David Vona, a well-known podiatrist. He spoke on how important it is to take good care of feet. Dr. Vona also makes house calls for those unable to go to his office.
The next meeting will be on June 11 at the Fredonia Beaver Club. The luncheon menu will be baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, bread, coffee and dessert.
Bingo was played, hosted by Carolyn La Guidice.