Lake Shore Senior Citizens
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 "Candles of Hope" 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 Jean Kubera. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Sophia Kubasik.
Attendance prizes were won by Irene Christopher, Betty Korzeniewski and Marian Genovese.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for July 18 is Mary Musso and Julian Niedbalski.
Two new members joined, Korzeniewski and Mary Havey.
Pioneer Social Club
FORESTVILLE - At the Pioneer Social Club meeting Monday, the guest speaker was Barb Tower. She spoke to the group about the organization called Fingers of Hope, a group of women who meet on each Tuesday to knit, crochet, and sew items for several charities. They make lap robes, hats, mittens and scarves, which are then donated to local nursing homes, the Children's Hospital, Brooks Hospital and Roswell. Hats have been donated to school children who are in need. There are several hospitals requesting burial gowns for babies. The gowns are made by two members of the Pioneers group. Anyone wishing to donate unused yarn and material for projects or who would like to join the organization may call Dorothy Merrill at 965-4873.
The meeting was called to order by President Carol Pierce, the Pledge of Allegiance lead by Tower and the opening prayer by Norma Stewart. Twenty-seven members answered to roll call. The secretary's report was read and Marlene Bradigan gave the treasurer's report. Both reports were accepted by Betty Kuzora and seconded by Tower.
A moment of silence was observed in remembrance of Mary Hall.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Joan Blohm, Carol McEntarfer, Marion Ziecker and Theresa Latshaw. Peg Heiden sent out cards to Rev. Harry Lycett, Grace Johnson, Jane Penhollow and Norris Nobles. A sympathy card was sent out to Ruth McNamara.
A trip to Niagara Falls is planned for July 17. A ride on the Maid of the Mist, a visit to the Aquarium and lunch at the Red Coach Inn are included at the cost of $70 per person. Call Angie Logan at 965-4150 if interested in attending.
A three-stop mystery trip is planned for Aug. 13. Those attending are to be at the St. John Bosco Hall in Sheridan at 9 a.m., with the bus leaving at 9:15 a.m. and returning at approximately 4:30 p.m. The cost is $70 per person, with a choice of stuffed chicken breast or roast beef. Call Angie Logan if interested.
On Sept. 24, a trip is planned to see "Here's to the Divas and Dames" show with Marcey Downey. The bus will leave the St. John Bosco Hall at 10:15 a.m.and return at approximately 5 p.m. Cost per person is $60, with lunch choices of prime rib or stuffed chicken breast. Stops are at Tillman's Village Inn and Miller's Country store in Medina. Call Logan if interested.
The lunch drawings were won by Jerry Bostaph and Betty Kuzora. The 50/50 was won by Grace Hall and Shirley Bostaph. Pierce won the Riles and Woolley Award.
Forestville senior graduate Megan Thompson was the recipient of the Pioneer Social Club award given out at graduation on June 23.
The club picnic will be held on Aug. 6 at noon at the King Road park. Bring a dish to pass and place setting. The group will be playing Bingo so bring paper products as gifts, such as tissues, napkins, paper towels, etc.
The senior picnic held at Midway will be on Aug. 10, rain or shine. Members planning on going should meet at the Forestville municipal building at 8 a.m., with the bus leaving at 8:15. The club decided to give out a gift certificate from Walmart instead of making up a gift basket as a prize.
Members on the food committee for September are Pierce, John Reardon. Dorothy Schneider and Norma Stewart.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met recently at St. Bosco Hall with 36 present. President Ellyn Sutehall opened the meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors song. Bob Wray gave a prayer.
Roll call was presented by Mabel Warner. Minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary and the treasurer's report was given by Angie Logan. Both were accepted.
Joanne Martin reminded members about the Maid of the Mist trip on July 17. The trip will also go to Red Coach Inn and water authority. The cost is $70.
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, a mystery trip will leave St. Bosco Hall at 9 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $70. Lunch will be chicken or roast beef.
The 50/50 drawings were won by Clara Griffin and Jane Bremer. Wilma Crowell won a prize drawing. Gertie Syper told some jokes.
A hot dog roast picnic will be held on July 20 at noon. Peg Lamer, Warner and Shirley Sikorski offered to bring salads. Desserts will be prepared by Chair Enabell Mirando, Betty Logan, Jean McDaneld, Arlene Mohart and Joanne Martin.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met recently with 21 present. Vice Chair Joan Suski opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." A prayer was given by Dorothy Miniri entitled "Morning Blessings."
It was reported that Conrad Pawlak is in Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa.
The secretary read the report from June 26 and it was accepted. The financial report was given by Mary Ann Seibert and was accepted.
The Hole Parker drawing was won by Joanne Martin. Bingo was called by Ernie Hilliker. Several members won drawings.
On Friday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a county senior picnic will be held at Midway Park. For information, call Shirley Sikorski at 934-3082.
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, there will be a three-stop mystery trip leaving St. Bosco Hall in Sheridan at 9:15 a.m. (reporting time is 9 a.m.). Return time is 4:30 p.m. The cost is $70. Lunch will be chicken or roast beef.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Monday at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 75 people present.
President Charles St. George introduced Fred Gregory and Patricia Bradley as new members. Ethel Boodrady was a guest.
President St. George then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was given by Norma St. George.
Lunch was served by Beavertail Catering. Everyone enjoyed stuffed manicotti, meatballs, mixed tossed salad, bread, coffee and dessert.
The 50/50 raffle winners were Patricia Bradley, Anita Brown, Delores Campbell, Barb Centner, Ray Halasinski, Gen Ludeman, Gert Majka, Jackie Paddock and Louis Siragusa.
The club thanked the July calling committee. They were Mary Lewandowski, Gert Majka, Rosemary Mancuso, Dorothy Hilliker, Gert Syper and Josephine Wierczynski.
The August calling committee was picked and they will be Majka, Joanne Halosinski, Maryann Thompson, Ludeman, Hilliker and Wierczynski.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to July members. They were Ann Schieres, Christina Schnarrs, Dorothy Rexford, Florence Bycznski, Fred Summerton, Joyce Tarnowski, Lucille Gillson, Marilyn Ferguson, Nancy Lewondowski, Nick Andin, Pat Wlodarek, Annette Decosta, Clara Trump, Dave Sherman, David and Frank Lewandowski, Robert Wilson, Sandy Bain and Sue Scherer.
The treasurer's report was given by President St. George.
Guest speaker was Josie Christopher from the "Circle of Love," which is a volunteer group from this region that share their time and talent to make special treasures. They make turbans, prayer shawls and comfort pillows.
The next luncheon will be the picnic on Aug. 13 at the Fredonia Beaver Club. The menu will be sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, potato salad, baked beans, mixed tossed salad, watermelon, coffee and chilled fruit punch.
Bingo was played, hosted by Carrie LoGuidice and Mary Gangi.