Cassadaga, Stockton and Lily Dale Senior Citizens
CASSADAGA - The November meeting of the Cassadaga, Stockton & Lily Dale senior citizens was held at the Cassadaga Country Club with a noon Thanksgiving dinner catered by the Country Club. The door prize was won by Lorraine Courson and 50/50 winners were Mable Muscato, Louise Page and Jean Lembke. Pastor Hamilton gave the blessing.
President June Wollett opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag. The treasurer's report was given by Florine Christy. Wollett and members thanked the Country Club for the dinner. She also thanked all the people who send cards, make coffee and the club's entertainment chair.
Christmas dinner will be catered by Shurfine at the American Legion and will be ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, a roll and three kinds of pie. The cost to members will be $5.50.
At the next meeting, the Cassadaga Junior Minstels will be singing. Punch and cookies will be served to them. Cookies will be brought by Lois Franz, Louise Page and Carol Kennedy.
Louise Page reported she had sent cards to Charles and Dorothy Reading, William Norris Family and Jean Lembke. A thank-you card was read from the Norris family.
Pat Wise was reported sick and Aggie Hillebrand's brother passed away.
November birthdays were Elaine Woods, Jane Wing, Betty Kurzak and Charlie Reading. November anniversaries were Charlie and Donna Meder and Lena Elliott.
Wollett read a few interesting articles and a happy Thanksgiving was wished to all.
Wollett recognized all the veterans.
COLLINS - Now that Thanksgiving and turkey time is behind us the 50-Plus Seniors are busy helping Santa get his lists in order and get ready for Christmas Eve delivery. Seniors will get December off to a great start with the monthly movie Friday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Collins Library.
Film is "Eat Pray Love" starring Julia Roberts as a modern woman who wants to travel the world and rediscover herself after a divorce. In her travels she experiences the simple pleasure of nourishment in Italy; the power of prayer in India; the inner peace and balance of love in Bali. The film is based on the true story of the author Elizabeth Gilbert. Her book was a No. 1 hit on the New York Times best-seller list and with Julia Roberts in the lead it is bound to be a great way to start out the holiday season.
Activities at the L. K. Painter Community Center this week are: Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercise led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gym; Tai Chi led by Elaine McGuire and Bobbie Leisner, 1 p.m., gym, with warm-up exercises starting at 12:30 p.m.; Informal Euchre Game, 2 p.m., senior room.
Tuesday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium. Wednesday - Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m. gym, Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room, Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K&L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $1.50 per game or 3 games for $4.
Thursday - Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym, Community Services Project, 1 p.m., senior room. Work will be on holiday favors for area hospitals and assisted living homes. Indoor Walking and Exercises will be held Friday morning at 9 a.m. in the gym with the monthly movie at 1 p.m. at Collins Library.
Mark Friday, Dec. 10 on your calendar for the 50-Plus Seniors annual Christmas Pot Luck Party. Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches will be provided by the senior program along with table service and beverages. The Christmas party will be held in the gymnasium starting at noon.
The annual Toy Wrapping will be held on Friday, Dec. 17 starting at 10a.m.
Many volunteers are needed to assist in this annual event sponsored this year by the Lions Club of Gowanda. Lunch will be provided at noon for the workers.
Share and Care Seniors
Share and Care Seniors held their Thanksgiving party Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 105 reservations. The doors opened at 3 p.m. for card players. At 3:30 p.m. the social hour began with hor d'oeuvres, fruit punch and CD music. A few volunteers got up for a tarantella dance demonstration.
President Dorothy Janczak greeted the members and introduced the following board members who worked on various party committees: Vice President Charles Mancuso; Secretary Margaret Larson; Treasurer and party chairperson who takes memberships and reservations, Mayme Joy; the newest board member is Sam Sasso; other board members were Phyllis Laurito, Carolyn LoGuidice, Russell Trump, Sue Jane Walsh, Betty Klawon, Lucille Rizzo and Rose Cerrie. The president thanked the board on behalf of the members for all this work and support of the party.
Photo albums dating back to 1994 were on display for viewing.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America" and the blessing of food prayer, the Beavertail Caterers served the following buffet meal: turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce, bread, butter, tossed salad and dressing and pumpkin pie with whipped topping for dessert. Coffee and tea beverages were available, as well as a cash bar. Jeannine Smith, Fredonia-Pomfret senior citizens director and Charles St. George, former Fredonia mayor and present president of United Seniors, were introduced. St. George humored the group with a few of his famous jokes.
The 50/50 winners were as follows: Carm Lucia, Nancy Jones, Charles Alaimo, Dorothy Fitch, Clarence Merow, Mary Ann Frazita, and Virginia DeCelio. Following the buffet meal many seniors stayed to play Bingo. The following were winners: Sarah Gorczynski, Mary Sevola, Mary Ann Serio, Allen Jones, Jennifer Van Valkenburg, Charles Sevola, Mary Wisniewski, Mario Serio, Mary Ann Serio, Betty Klawon, Evelyn Ogden and Rose Cerrie.
Janczak announced that the next big Share and Care party will be the annual Spring Fling Party on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Fredonia Beaver Club. The Share and Care board members meet once a month on the first Tuesday. The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m., room 1, St. Anthony's School building, 32 Moore Ave. Fredonia. Share and Care members are invited to come and observe the board at work. For further inquiries about Share and Care membership, call Janczak at 673-1049.
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 "I Thank Thee Lord" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Mary Dworak with a second by Irene Christopher.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Kitty Lehnen with a second by Jennie Prechtl.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Dworak; second, Helen Barone; and third, Mackowiak. Helper of the day was Hemink and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Nov. 30 is Prechtl. A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Shirley Palmatier with a second by Jean Kubera.
The Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner is Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. at the center. The menu consists of prime rib, tossed salad, rolls and peach crisp with ice cream.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Carm Tampio called the meeting to order with the pledge to the flag. Chaplain Carm Morabito read a prayer called "Country Blessings." Thirty-two members were present.
Secretary Hilliker read the previous minutes and Marie Sack gave the treasurer's report. Nina Botticello gave the financial secretary's report. All were approved as read.
It was announced that member Sam Crino had died and a funeral breakfast would be held on Saturday. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass.
The club will be holding a Chinese auction on Dec. 1. Members are asked to save their new or gently-used items for this event.
The refreshment committee for the next meeting are Mary Congdon, Estelle Crino, Josie Crino and Ruth Dolce. It was announced that dues are long overdue.
The club sang "Happy Birthday" to the November birthdays and also welcomed Pat Morrelle and Pat Johnson as new members.
Morrelle announced the St. Rose cookie sale and brought in forms. A letter was read asking members to send a Christmas card to the ACLU 125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10004 telling that Christmas is alive and there is no holiday tree, but only a Christmas tree.
The Christmas party will be held at the Colony on Dec. 15. Sign in at the next meeting. The club always welcomes guests and membership is always open.