A.A.R.P. Chapter 299
A.A.R.P. Chapter 299 met on Monday at the Kosciuszko Club. President Martha Bialaszewski opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Treasurer Patty Halas read the financial report. It was accepted as read and filed for audit. Lillian Katta who audited the books reported that they were in order.
Sophia Urbanik reported sending a sympathy card to Stella Michalak. Get-well cards were sent to Milly Jankoski, Bialaszewski, Patty Halas and Ellie Dietzen.
Serving on the refreshment committee were Bernice Zebracki, Nathalie Kolasa, and Bialaszewski. Games were played and prizes were awarded to Dolores Raczek, Katta, Bialaszewski and Jean Szot.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.
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 "Get Away From It All" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Kitty Lehnen. In the absence of Ruth Mackowiak, no treasurer's report was given.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Jean Kubera; second, Kitty Lehnen; and third, Marian Genovese.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Oct. 26 is Hemink.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at Dunkirk Senior Center. President Charlene Hallmark called the meeting to order and led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
Chaplain Josie Wierczynski was absent so Sophia Urbanik read a poem titled, "I Have Never Walked Alone."
Secretary Dorothy Cooper read the minutes of the previous meeting. Treasurer Urbanik read the financial report. Both were accepted as read.
Attendance prizes went out to Cooper, Sophia Kubasik and Ronnie Ginley. Bingo was played.
Members are reminded to sign up for the Halloween party at the senior center on Oct. 26. There will be lunch time and a meeting to follow.
Refreshment committee for Oct. 27 will be Kubasik and Pat Kaus.
The helpers of the day were Stella Michalak, Jeannette Niedbalski, Barb Baberich, Loretta Hemink and Jean Kubera.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN The Sheridan Happy Seniors met on Oct. 15 at St. John Bosco Hall with 43 members present. Prior to the meeting, a white elephant sale was held with many items to be raffled. A large thank-you is extended to Shirley Sikorski, Mabel Warner and Sue Townsend for distributing the items and everyone that helped to make it a huge success.
President Ellyn Sutehall opened the meeting with Milton Griewisch offering a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America," and the Happy Seniors theme song.
Minutes of the last meeting were read and Angie Logan gave the financial report. Both were accepted as read. Trip Chairman Joanne Martin stated that 10 more people are needed to fill two buses for the Christmas trip to the Crescent Inn. The cost is $64 and payment is due immediately. There will not be a meeting on Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving. A Christmas party is scheduled for Dec. 10 with the installation of new officers taking place the same day.
Sutehall read a note from Robert Wray saying that Marguerite is doing well and is going to be back soon.
The 50/50 winners were Rita Boyland and Clara Griffin. Sutehall received the Riles and Woolley prize.
The kitchen committee for the Oct. 29 meeting will be Marge Best, Ed and Jane Bremer, Anita Brown and Mary Bull. Coffee and sandwiches were served after the meeting.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Carm Tampio called the meeting of the Mt. Carmel Social Club to order with the pledge to the flag. Chaplain Carm Morabito read a prayer called "Autumn Showtime," which reflected on the fall season.
Thirty-six members signed in. The members welcomed back Estelle Crino and Theresa Ark. Antoinette Williams and Phyllis Burghardt were introduced as new members.
Minutes were read by Thelma Hilliker. Marie Sack gave the treasurer's report and Nina Botticello gave the financial secretary's report. All were approved as read.
Voting on new officers was held on Oct. 20 and the installation dinner will be held on Nov. 3 at the Colony. More information to follow.
Tony Sack announced a trip to Seneca Allegany on Oct. 26. Pickup is at Mt. Carmel at 10:30 a.m. and return at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $17 per person with $25 in slot dollars and $10 food voucher. Call Tony at 934-3547 for more information.
Angie Logan said that the Sheridan Seniors were planning a trip to Crescent Beach Inn in Rochester on Dec. 6 for dinner and a show and a display of lights. If interested, call Logan at 934-4150.
Les Samuelson and Joe Ark held the 50/50 drawing. Guests are welcome to the club and membership is always open.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday, with 21 members present. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and new Chaplain Irene Conny presented a prayer.
Clara Griffin and Dorothy Miniri will audit the treasury books Nov. 2. Carl Mohart, Lorrie Newman and Marv Smith will check on the insurance company details the club has. The closet was cleaned recently and in good condition.
Drawings of the week were won by Griffin and Ernie Hilliker. The 50/50 was won by Joyce Snyder, Conrad Pawlak and Carl Mohart.
On Oct. 26, a Halloween party will be held. Guests are invited. Costumes will be judged.
The Nov. 2 food committee is Mary Ann Seibert and Dorothy Jones. On Nov. 23, a catered Thanksgiving dinner will be held.
September and October birthdays were celebrated on Oct. 19: Eva Dingelday, Joanne Martin, Iva McClenathan, Carl and Arlene Mohart. Cake and ice cream was provided by the Newmans.
Jokes were told by John Krestic. Bingo was called by Marv Smith.
Steger-Hi Rise Tenants Association
The meeting of the Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association was called to order by President Gordon Raynor on Oct. 12, in the community room with 16 members present. Vice President Patricia Martinez led the members with the Pledge of Allegiance. A reading was given by Jean Hallmark in the absence of Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
Martinez read the minutes of the previous meeting, in the absence of the secretary. They were accepted as read by Mary Benner and Carol Berry. Treasurer Shirley Palmatier read the financial report. It was accepted as read by Addie Windsor and Jean Hallmark. Sunshine Lady Addie Windsor sent get-well cards to Evelyn Chelsy and Cassandra Adams.
A moment of silence was observed for Shirley Dolan. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 19. It will take place in the community room at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Bellittiere, pastor of Holy Trinity Church as celebrant.
Thanksgiving dinner will be on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in the community room. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served.
The Christmas dinner will be on Sunday Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. in the community room. The menu will be prime rib or pork chops. If reservations can be made, Judy will try to get the Kokomo Band to provide the music for this occasion.
There will be a sign-up sheet in the community room for each occasion at the appropriate time. There was no 50/50 raffle.
Bingo was played and refreshments were served after the meeting.
COLLINS - Tuesday Soup and Sandwich Lunch returns to the 50-Plus Schedule of activities this Tuesday at noon in the Senior Room of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins.
Menu includes chicken noodle soup, tuna sandwich, dessert and beverages. Cost remains at $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than noon on Monday, Oct. 25 by calling 532-2006, Ext. 21. A sign up sheet is also located in the Senior Room. Sequence Board Game and cards will follow lunch.
The week will conclude with a Halloween party Friday at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room. Games and light refreshments. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Prettiest, Funniest, Scariest and Most Original.
Activities this week are: Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercise, 9 a.m., led by Pat Tucker, gym. Tai Chi led by Bobbie Leisner and Elaine McGuire, 1 p.m., gym with warm up exercises at 12:30 p.m., Informal Euchre game, 2 p.m., Senior Room.
Tuesday - Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library. For more information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym, and Tuesday Lunch, noon, Senior Room.
Wednesday - Indoor Walking and Exercise, 9 a.m., gym; Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., Senior Room; and Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda, fee. Thursday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym. Friday -Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gym.
Time is running out for making reservations for the holiday trip, "Christmas on Broadway," on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall, Fredonia SUNY. The final day to make reservations and payment is Wednesday, Nov. 10. This concert features music from Broadway show and classic films and is presented by professional performers Raymond Saar, Diane Ketchie, Valerie Perri and Scott Harlan who are returning to Fredonia following the success of "The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber" and "Broadway Showstoppers." Cost is $25 for residents of the Towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $27 for all others.
Reservations are also being taken for "The Sound of Music" Matinee on April 3 in Marvel Theatre at Fredonia SUNY. A soup supper will follow at the Center. Cost is $25.50 and $27.50. The spring extended bus trip is to Thousands Islands May 9-11 with cost of $319 per person with double occupancy. Reservations for all trips may be made by calling 532-2507 or by signing up in the Senior Room during regular programming hours.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS - The next meeting of the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, Oct. 25, at the Gowanda Legion. A potluck lunch at noon will be followed by a short meeting. Members are reminded to bring their own beverages as coffee is no longer being offered. Members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the area food bank.
Seats are available for the Syrup and Slots trip Nov. 11. The group will depart from Gabels' parking lot at 8 a.m., have breakfast at Spragues Maple Farm and go to the Seneca Allegany Casino, returning at 6:30 p.m. Payment of $45 is due Oct. 25.
A new trip being planned is to see the Frankie Avalon "Christmas & Hits" show at the Seneca Niagara Casino Dec. 8. The cost is $40 and includes motor coach, show tickets for the 1:30 p.m. matinee. The group departs from Gabels' parking lot at 10 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Payment is due Nov. 8.
Payment for the "Story of Christmas" show and dinner at Salvatores' on Dec. 11. is due Oct. 25. Payment for the New York City trip Dec. 14-16 is due Nov. 1. The trips are full.
For booking and 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.