Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors and the Pioneer Social Club met at the V.F.W. in Sheridan, Dec. 10 at noon with 75 members attending. A blessing was given by Rev. Michael Pollack prior to the meal. The room was very appropriately decorated with Santas, snowman and a complete village adorned with lights. It was a festive Christmas atmosphere, especially with a numerous number of red sweaters and garments that many of those in attendance wore.
Pollack installed the new officers: President Ellyn Sutehall, Vice President Mabel Warner, Secretary Clara Griffin and Treasurer Angie Logan.
OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino
The Christmas luncheon for the Forestville Pioneer Social Club was held Friday at the VFW in Sheridan along with the Sheridan Happy Senior group. Pictured from left are Rev. Michael Pollock, President Arlene Miller, Vice President Barb Tower, Secretary Marion Ziecker and Treasurer Betty Kuzora.
The 50/50 drawings were won by several people. Prizes given by different numbers on the tables were won by many and appreciated by all.
Many thanks are extended to the following for furnishing the prizes: Liberty Vineyards, Merritt Winery, Tom's Restaurant, Walmart, Barone's Liquor and Woodbury Winery.
The kitchen committee for Jan. 7, 2011 will be Florence Gage, Evelyn Dloniak, Bernadine Gilray, Griffin and Milt Griewisch.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors held their Thanksgiving/Christmas combination dinner at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Dec. 7.
The table was decorated with white tablecloths with candles, ornaments and green garland with red holly as centerpieces. Favors for each setting consisted of white place mats, large plastic candy canes filled with pieces of red and green candies, a Christmas card on each setting. This was done by President Loretta Hemink along with a date calendar with a pen, wrapped gifts and red striped candy cane. The center had three Christmas trees, one in each entrance, and a large decorated one in the dining hall.
The 50/50 raffle was held with other prizes won by some members. Helper of the day was Charlene "Charlie" Hallmark.
The dinner consisted of salad, rolls, prime rib, baked potatoes, cauliflower, sour cream, butter and peach crisp with vanilla ice cream. The meal was catered by Pat's Catering. Chaplain Josie Wierczynski said "Grace" prior to the meal.
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met for a regular meeting at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. Vice President Helen Barone led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "Season's Greetings" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Kitty Lehnen.
The treasurer's report was read by Shirley Palmatier in absence of Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Palmatier.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Christopher; second, Barone; and third, Betty Korzeniewski.
Helper of the day was Korzeniewski and the others who assisted.
The kitchen committee is Mackowiak for Jan. 4, 2011.
There will be no meetings until Jan. 4, 2011.
Lake Shore Seniors
The Lake Shore Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Charlene "Charlie" Hallmark led the members in the pledge of allegiance and singing of God Bless America. A reading entitled "Christmas" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were not available; Secretary Loretta Hemink was ill. The treasurer's report was not available.
Attendance prizes were won by Hallmark and Irene Christopher.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
There will be no Wednesday meetings until Jan. 5, 2011.
The kitchen committee for Jan. 5, 2011 are Antoinette Arnone and Barbara Baberich.
Tiny Feser was welcomed back by members.
A moment of silence was observed for the death of Carol Boryczka.
A motion was made by President Hallmark that the refreshment committee, if not available, will be on the next one. Bingo was not played, refreshments were served.
Share and Care Seniors
The Share and Care Seniors held their monthly board of directors meeting on Dec. 7, at 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. Phyllis Laurito, nominating and election chairperson, presented the following state for election of officers for the year 2011 which the board members voted on to accept unanimously: President Dorothea Janczak, Vice President Sam Sasso, Treasurer Mayme Joy and Secretary Margaret Larson.
The board thanked Charles Mancuso for filling in as vice president during the absence of Tom Castelllana because of illness. The board spent quite a bit of time evaluating the recent Thanksgiving party in hopes of making improvements for the next planned Share and Care Party which is the Spring Fling to be held on Saturday, April, 30, 2011 at the Fredonia Beaver Club.
Members are being reminded to update their dues for 2011 by making out, a $5 check to Share and Care Seniors and mailing to P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, NY 14063. For more information, call Janczak at 673-1049.
Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association
The meeting of the Steger "Hi-Rise" Tenants Association was called to order by President Gordon Raynor on Tuesday in the Community Room with 18 members present. Vice President Patricia Martinez led the members with the Pledge of Allegiance.
A reading was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski titled "A Season Set Apart." As secretary, she read the minutes of the previous meeting; they were accepted as read by John Sellars and Carol Berry. Treasurer Shirley Palmatier gave the financial report; it was accepted by Addie Windsor and Carmelo Hernandez.
Mass will be celebrated in the community room on Friday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Wopperer as celebrant.
Sunshine Lady Addie Windsor sent cards to Joanne Tegler, and sympathy card to the Weavers, David Crowell, Cathy Stull, Agnes Wagner and Eileen Heid.
A moment of silence was observed for the recent loss of Alice Weaver. A thank you card was received from the Weaver family. The Christmas party will be on Dec. 19, in the community room at 4 p.m. The menu will be prime rib or stuffed pork chops by Pat's Catering. Kokomo Time Band will provide the music this year.
The 50/50 raffle was won by Pat Martinez, Jean Hallmark, Mary Benner and Mary Zanghi. Bingo was played and refreshments were served.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2011.
COLLINS - While the senior activities at L. K. Painter Community Center have shut down until January 2011, there are several 50-Plus Senior programs held elsewhere that will hold their weekly dates for the remainder of the year.
Quilting with Florence will continue on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. For more information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075.
Senior Bowling on Wednesdays starts at 1 p.m. at K & L Lanes in Gowanda. Cost is $1.50 per game or three games for $4. All 50-Plus Senior Programs will resume in January.
For information or to sign up for "Sound of Music" on April 3 at SUNY Fredonia or the May 9-11 motor coach trip to The Thousand Islands call Joan Byrne, 532-2507.
Mickey, Pat and Joan extend happy holiday wishes to all.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - Participants enjoyed the trip to see the Frankie Avalon "Christmas & Hits" show Dec.8 at the Seneca Niagara Casino. On Dec. 11, members took a holiday trip with the first stop at Woyshner's Christmas Shop in Lackawanna, which had the elaborate, festive displays and an extensive assortment of Christmas decor. The group then ventured to Williamsville for the annual Holiday Performance at the Chapel at Crosspoint in Getzville and had dinner at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
Members are reminded that there will be no meeting in December. Dues are due in January, which are $5 per person per year.
Many trips for 2011 are already being planned. There is a special winter price for the trips to Seneca Niagara Casino on Feb. 10 and March 8; the group departs at 9 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. A trip to see Lord of the Dance at Shea's Buffalo Theatre with a sit-down dinner at the Pearl Street Grill will be on March 19 (depart 4:30 p.m., return 11 p.m.). A Polish Party trip to Erie, Pa., is April 27, with a tour of St. Stanislaus Church, a Polish American Buffet at Union Station, live polka music and dancing, and shopping at Urbankiak's Meat Market. The trip departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Other trips later in 2011 include Washington, D.C., May 6-9, a Mystery Tour May 24, Atlantic City June 5-8, "West Side Story" at Shea's Theatre June 12 and the Black Hills of South Dakota Sept. 6-15.
Overnight trips can be charged to credit cards. Insurance is available on all of the trips. For 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.