Collins Center Seniors
A large group from the Collins Center Seniors enjoyed a trip to Alaska from June 6 to 16.
The July and August meetings will be picnics at the pavilion at the Gowanda Legion. Hot dogs will be furnished, and members are asked to call Norma Pine at 532-9098 to attend.
Passengers for the Mystery Trip Monday, July 2 are reminded that the motor coach will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 9 a.m. and departure time for the Seneca Niagara Casino trip on Wednesday, July 11 will be 8:30 a.m.
A few seats are available and nonmembers are welcome on Thursday, Aug. 16 as the group heads to Erie, Pa. for a fun "Puff & Stuff" trip. The first stop will be at 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. Then they will visit the Firefighters Historical Museum. Enjoy a one-hour cruise aboard the Victoria Princess.
On Sept. 18 members will enjoy the fall colors of Letchworth State Park with lunch at the fabulous 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.
On Oct. 23 a one-day trip to Ohio in Amish country is planned with a variety of interesting stops. The first stop will be at a Country Bakery where they will enjoy coffee and fresh baked goods, visit a cabinet Shop and enjoy an Amish family style dinner. The next stop will be at a family market that is loaded with bulk food and hardware items, a farm and country market. The final stop will be at Grand River Wine Cellars.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the North East Pa. trip is planned where members will go to Arrowhead Winery and enjoy a family style meal at the Station Dinner Theater as they present a tribute to the big band era "Swingin Down the Lane." It will be a memorable show filled with music backed by Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman and more. Following the show the group will stop at Presque Isle Casino for time for gaming.
On Sunday, Dec. 9, the group will dine at 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 the Holiday Light's Show.
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.
Silver Creek Seniors
Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 at the Senior Building with 28 present. President Ed Newman opened the session with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny gave a prayer entitled "Looking Ahead."
President Newman announced that Dot Jones is still in the hospital and Conrad Pawlak is getting therapy and dialysis at home, which leaves him weak.
Joanne Martin announced there are three bus trips coming up. On July 17 is the trip to the Maid of the Mist, water authority and Red Coach Inn. On Aug. 13 is a mystery trip, and on Sept. 20 is a trip to Albion.
May and June birthdays for Milt Griewisch, Fran and Mari Smith and Mary Ann Seibert were recognized this meeting with cake and ice cream thanks to Ed and Lorrie Newman.
Minutes were read and approved.
The group is selling tickets for $1 for a quilt donated by Suskis. The drawing is on July 10 at the hot dog roast.
The next meeting is July 3 at 1 p.m. The Hillikers are in charge of food.
Lake Shore Seniors
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Barb Barberich led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Too Soon We're Old" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Marion Genevese. The treasurer's report was read by Hemink for Carol Kozlowski who is resigning as of today due to other commitments.
Attendance prizes were won by Florence Marut, Sandy Tapasto and Carrie.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for July 11 is Michalak and Genevieve Mleczko.
The Westfield Senior Citizens met June 21 at the YWCA. A pot-luck meal was enjoyed by 31 members and one guest. A cake in honor of Fran Anderson was served for dessert.
Following the dinner, Kent Knappenberger of WACS music department entertained with several pieces on his harp. This was followed by musical numbers sung by the award-winning chamber group the Westwinds, who also sang "Happy Birthday" to Fran Anderson. She is celebrating her 95th birthday. Congratulations, Fran!
The meeting was called to order by President Shirley Kolpien. Chaplain Joyce Wainwright read, as devotions, a piece entitled "A Chosen Vessel."
New member Carol Reynolds and guest Bonnie Wakeley were welcomed.
The 50/50 was won by Dorothy Hall, and the door prize was won by Marilyn Norton.
June birthdays were celebrated by Bev Yeaney, Dan Hess and Barb Travis. Darla and Bob Augur enjoyed an anniversary.
A boat ride on the Chautauqua Belle is planned for July 12. Members should meet at Mayville Park at 4 p.m. with a bag lunch and beverage. Shirley will collect the money at that time. The boat ride will start at 5 p.m.
The September meeting will be the 54th anniversary of the Senior Citizens. This will be a roast chicken dinner catered by Calarco's. Reservations must be made to Shirley Kolpien or Dolores Kaufman. The cost to members is $5.
Any seniors interested in joining Senior Citizens should call Shirley Kolpien at 326-3576.
34 members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met recently for lunch and to hear a very interesting speaker.
President Joyce Ayers greeted the group and Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the meal before the numbers were called by Mary Carlson. A large variety of casseroles, salads and desserts were enjoyed by all. Louise Richer, Bonnie Johnson, Nancy Navarro and Nancy Peters were the kitchen committee.
Chaplain Goodrich read "Irate Woman," "No Money" and "The Meaning of The Flag Folding" and led the group in prayer. Secretary Izetta Ayling read the minutes and correspondences and Treasurer Edna Brown gave her report. Goodwill Chair Mary Carlson reported she had sent several cards. Trip Co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey reported that the trips were filling up fast for Vidlers and Cambridge Springs.
Program Chair Bill Tornstrom introduced Shane Jacobson from New York Public Service on Energy Conservation. Jacobson explained how we can conserve our natural resources and what savings are available to help. The new fluorescent bulbs alone could save about 40 percent. Fans can help cool and assist the air conditioners. Our dryers, refrigerators and TVs use the most electricity. He had many helpful booklets for the group and he answered several questions. For more information, visit NYSERDA.NY.gov
Sandy Anderson won the lottery. Wanda Gustafson and Edna Brown won the door prizes donated by Laura Jean Parment.
There will only be one meeting in July. Fred Anderson and Emerson Chandler will cook hot dogs for the picnic on July 19. Bring picnic fare for this fun time. Bingo will follow the meal which will be at noon in the VFW picnic pavilion, weather permitting (inside, if not).
Annual Country Wide Senior Summer Picnic
Chautauqua County Office for the Aging will be holding its Senior Picnic at Midway State Park in Maple Springs again this year. It will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large pavilion right down by beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Tickets will be available from July 1 to July 31 only and they are non-refundable. The donation for tickets is $6.
Cash prize Bingo will be at 10:30 a.m. They will also be selling 50/50 tickets. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. with live music from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then many door prizes will be given away along with the five cash 50/50 prizes.
The menu for the day is a chicken barbecue by All-American barbecue & Catering of Jamestown with baked beans, potato salad, a roll, watermelon and dessert. A snack will be provided during Bingo, and there is full access to lemonade, water and coffee for the day.
For tickets, contact any Office for the Aging location (Mayville: 753-4471, Dunkirk: 363-3865 and Jamestown: 661-8940).
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK President Tampio opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Morabito read a prayer called "Let Me Be a Blessing Lord." Jose Crino took the roll call with 38 present.
Secretary Hilliker read the minutes and they were approved as read. No treasurer's report was given. Jeanette Mula gave the financial secretary's report which was approved.
The president announced that there will be no meeting on the Fourth of July. The July 18th meeting will be the annual Hotdog Roast. The committee for that day will be Jack Mateszon, Gerry Piede, Dorothy Miniri, Gene Chesbro and Leo Morabito.
Many thanks were given to the refreshment committee for serving a strawberry shortcake which was enjoyed by all. Leo and Joe Ark did the 50/50 drawing and Bingo was called by Joe and Theresa Ark.
The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
The Sheridan Happy Seniors met for a pizza party at noon on Friday with 36 members in attendance. Bob Wray offered a blessing before lunch. The meeting was opened by President Ellyn Sutehall with the Pledge of Allegiance, singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors song.
The minutes were read by Vice President Mabel Warner in the absence of the secretary. Treasurer Angie Logan gave her report. Both were approved as read.
Joanne Martin read a joke and then told of possible upcoming trips. The Maid of the Mist trip is on once again. Ellyn told of possible speakers for future meetings and asked for suggestions for programs anyone might like to have. A reminder of the upcoming Chautauqua picnic on Aug. 10 was announced. A decision was made to dispense with the table drawings except for the books or fresh produce.
The 50/50 drawings were won by Pat Depasquale and Sue Townsend with each receiving $13. Jokes were read by Ellyn and Angie Logan. The Riles & Woolley drawing was won by Marge Fancher.
Food committee for the July 6 meeting are Betty Kern, Peg Langer, Auleen Robinson, Sue Loeb and Angie Logan as chairperson.