Last meeting of season held by Northern Chautauqua County Club Association

SILVER CREEK – The Northern Chautauqua County Club Association recently held its last monthly meeting of the season at the Silver Creek Overseas Veterans on Main Street in Silver Creek at the invitation of Commander Richard Henry.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for deceased members of their clubs.

Roll call of officers was taken, all present. Roll call of clubs also noted perfect attendance.

Secretary Jim Pryll read the minutes of the previous meeting, followed by a financial report by treasurer, Tom Halicki. Motions were made and passed to accept both reports.

Guests included former Fredonia Mayor Charles St. George. Brief remarks were made by Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo. He was complimented on how nice the village looked with the hanging of American flags on the utility poles.

Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas spoke on upcoming events in the city. Hector Rosas handed out schedules of the Music on the Pier, and described the Wreck and Roll Festival coming up June 17 through 19. He was also very descriptive of the Lakeshore Vintage Airshow happening on July 2 and 3, arousing the interest of the crowd. The usual fantastic fireworks display will be presented on the 4th of July.

Discussion was held on the “Mimosa Bill” which would allow the sale of alcoholic beverages before noon on Sunday for on-premise consumption. The general consensus was that members would like to be able to sell alcohol before noon on events like Sunday morning Bills’ games, but wouldn’t open on a regular basis. They agreed that restaurants that serve an early Sunday brunch might benefit from the bill, and would like to see it passed.

Fundraising methods of various clubs were also brought up.

A donation was made to the Silver Creek Overseas Veterans building fund.

The next meeting of the Association will take place in September. Clubs and guests will be notified of the exact date and location at that time.