Cassadaga, Stockton, Lily Dale Senior Citizens
CASSADAGA - Cassadaga, Stockton, Lily Dale Senior Citizens had their February meeting at the Cassadaga American Legion with 35 members in attendance. A tureen dinner was served at noon with the blessing being given by Pastor Dick Hamilton.
The door prize was won by Charles Redding. The 50/50 winners were Florine Christy, Charles Meder and Louise Page.
February birthdays recognized were Carrol Kennedy, Lorraine Courson, Dean Courson, Lois Franz, Josephine Lawson and Jeannette Smith.
The meeting was opened by June Wollett, president. One new member, Dana Josephson, was introduced and welcomed.
Sheila Kroon provided Valentine Day music for a sing-a-long following the meeting and dinner.
The next meeting will be Monday at the Cassadaga American Legion. A catered luncheon will be provided by Cassadaga Shurfine. Those who plan to attend and have not signed up, contact Wollett or Florine Christy.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - The motor coach for the trip to Lord of the Dance performance at Shea's Saturday, March 19, will depart from Gabels' parking lot at 4:30 p.m. Members are reminded that dues are due ($5 per person, per year). New members are currently not being accepted.
The group is checking into the Glen Campbell 7 p.m. show at the Seneca Allegany Casino on April 30, and the Daniel O'Donnell matinee performance at the Convention Center, Niagara Falls, Canada, on Nov. 30. (Enhanced driver's license or passport is required for the Daniel O'Donnell show). If interested in either of these shows, call Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586 by Thursday, March 17. The shows will be booked if enough people are interested.
Seats are available for a trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino on April 11.
The Collins Center Seniors' policy for trips is as follows: all trips are offered to members at two consecutive meetings and are also announced in publications. If not enough members are interested in a trip, then non-members, family and friends are accepted.
New trips will be announced soon.
Contact Pfeifer or Farner for more information. Make checks payable for trips to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.
COLLINS - The 50-Plus Seniors will take a motor coach trip to Wildwood, N.J., scheduled for Sept. 18 to 22. The five-day, four-night package includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, three full-course dinners while in Wildwood, a visit to Atlantic City and the casinos, including a casino bonus.
The group will spend a morning at Victorian Cape May, the oldest seashore resort in the county and enjoy browsing in the colorful shops of the Historic District's Washington Hall and adjoining Carpenter's Lane and Congress Hall where antiques, unique crafts, creative jewelry and clothing can be found. They will then return to Wildwood for an afternoon at the beach or pool before departing for dinner and an evening of music and entertainment.
Included is a dolphin watch sightseeing cruise and a trip to Wildwood's famous Boardwalk before another dinner followed by music and dancing. A visit to the Towne of Historic Smithville is also planned, where travellers can stroll along cobblestone paths of this recreated Colonial village and imagine they are back in the 18th century. This will be followed by an afternoon in Atlantic City and the casinos.
The cost for this trip is $370 per person, double occupancy with a $70 per person deposit with sign-up. The deposit is refundable if the trip is canceled due to insufficient numbers. For information or to sign up, call 532-2507. Flyers and a sign-up sheet are available in the senior room of the center.
Another of Eleanor Arendt's painting classes is coming up Friday afternoon in the senior room of L. K. Painter Community Center. This will be a new challenge for those who have taken any of Eleanor's previous classes as this will be a free hand acrylic still life with a choice of two subjects.
The class is scheduled for 1 p.m. and pre-registration is requested. Cost is $1.50 for materials. A sign up sheet is located in the senior room during regular programming hours or you may register by calling Joan Byrne, 532-2507, or Eleanor at 532-4605.
The 50-Plus Seniors have many other regularly scheduled activities for the week. Call Byrne for more details.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met Wednesday at the Dunkirk Senior Center. President Charlene Hallmark led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the singing of "God Bless America."
Carol Kozlowski shared a story entitled "Don't Pass Me By" which was about being kind to others. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. A motion to accept was made by Jean Kubera, seconded by Irene Christopher. The treasurer's report was read by Sophia Urbanik. A motion to accept was made by Sophie Kubasik, seconded by Betsy Standera.
Urbanik discussed the menu for a dinner to be held on April 6. She also mentioned that the A.A.R.P. sponsored driver safety classes would be held at the Center on March 24 and 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Urbanik also thanked Patricia Kaus for doing the typing for the Wednesday club.
The attendance prizes won by Standera, Barbara Barberich, Albertine Jakubowicz and Jeanette Niedbalski. "Happy Birthday" was sung for Stella Michalak and Charlene Hallmark. Refreshments were served by Sophie Kubasik and Kubera. Helpers of the day were Pat Kozlowski, Baberich and Niedbalski. The refreshment committee for March 16 will be Florence Marut and Stella Michalak.
The group enjoyed an afternoon of playing Bingo and socialization after the meeting.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - Forty-nine members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met in the Mayville VFW for a luncheon meeting recently. President Joyce Ayers greeted the group and Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the group. Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson, Eleanor Cornelius and Mary Carlson were the kitchen committee who made the coffee and arranged all the casseroles and desserts brought by the members.
After the meal, Claudia Wittenbrook introduced John Jablonski from The Chautauqua Lake Conservancy. He showed an interesting video, showing the lake and the work being done to preserve it. He spoke of how we can help keep the lake clean and beautiful by not dumping chemicals in drains, not using phosphates, and planting water fronts with shrubs to hold the soil. He spoke of how it is everyone's responsibility to keep the lake clean. He answered many questions from the group.
Ayers opened the business meeting with the salute to the flag. Goodrich read, "Why Men are Happier," "A Short Prayer For 2011," "Take it a Day at a Time" and led the group in prayer. Secretary Izetta Ayling read the minutes and Treasurer Edna Brown gave her report.
Carlson, goodwill chair, stated she had sent several sympathy and get-well cards. She announced the people who were celebrating birthdays as: life member Virginia Hunt, as well as Donna Cummings, Judy Smith, Charles Krause, Bill Tornstrom, Barbara Thompson, Pauline Kelly, Pat Smith, Rose Stansbury, Meredith Meadows, Charles Tanner, Juanita Holthouse, Arleen Kurtz and Gladys Fredell.
Trip-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey announced that the bus for Salamanca would leave Sherman at 9:15 a.m. and Mayville at 9:40. Anderson announced that Fun Tours was sponsoring a trip to Nickel Inn in the fall and if anyone was interested, they should call Fun Tours. Big Kids Tours has seats available for several trips including Branson, Mo.
New members Bob Barnes and Jessie Syper were made welcome as well as guest Terry Plyer.
The lottery drawing was not won, so it grows. The door prize was won by Ruth Stacy and the bird feeder was won by Ginger Raymond.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on March 17 in the Mayville VFW at noon. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Carl and Barb Witherow will entertain the group.
Pioneers Social Club
FORESTVILLE- President Arlene Miller called the meeting to order on Monday for the Pioneers Social Club at the Forestville Municipal building. The pledge was led by Molly Meadows. Harry Lysette gave the opening prayer.
Thirty-two members answered roll call taken by Marion Ziecker. The minutes were read from the February meeting and accepted.
Betty Kuzora gave the treasury report. Gertie Gyper made a motion to accept it and it was seconded by Nancy Wilson.
"Happy Birthday" was sung for March birthdays of Molly Meadows, Ruth Kuehn, Carol Pierce, Enebell Mirando and Shirley Bostaph.
Peg Heiden, sunshine gal, sent cards to Jerry Bostaph who was hospitalized with pneumonia. Cards were sent to Rita and Robert Boyland as they were also ill.
The food committee for Monday, April 4, is June Gostomski, Grace Johnson, Judy Hahn and Peg Heiden. Angie Logan said a trip is planned for May 31 to the Erie Playhouse.
The lunch drawings were won by Arlene Miller and Donna Nobles. Miller won two 50/50 drawings.
Cake and coffee were enjoyed and Bingo was played after the meeting.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met March 4 at St. John Bosco Hall with 35 members present. President Ellyn Sutehall opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors song. A prayer was given by Arlene Miller and roll call by Mabel Warner.
Get-well cards were sent to Mary Joy, Ruth Stebbins and Bob Sutehall. Bob Borland needs prayers. Angie Logan gave her treasurer's report. The secretary read the minutes of Feb. 18. Both were passed as presented.
Gertie Syper read a couple of stories. Drawings were held - Sue Thompson won the 50/50 and Ed Pasierb won the Riles and Woolley.
The food committee for April 1 will be Arlene Miller, Carol Meadows, Karla Niedbalski, Ed Pasierb and Cecilla Petrella.
Bob Sutehall, program chairman, introduced three ladies from the Amedisys, home health service of Dunkirk: Jay Fegley R.N., director of Balanced for Life; Kim Ellis R.N., and Toni Elfman, who gave the club information on what they provide. This included home care, rehab, medical appointments, occupational therapy, improved quality of life, exercise, balance training, safety in the home and medication adherence.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK- Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday at their club rooms with 21 members. Acting President Joan Suski opened the meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Irene Conny, chaplain, offered a prayer for the gift God has given all.
Minutes were read by the Secretary Clara Griffin and accepted by Iva McClenathan and Irene Conny.
Joan Suski announced that the Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club will present a speaker Ray Marks on "Invasive Species Invading our Lakes" on Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 32 Main St. There is free admission.
David O'Rourke will be the speaker at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the club's St. Patrick's lunch in the club rooms, which will be at noon.
Several members won prizes at the 50/50 drawing and weekly drawings. Jokes were read by John Krestic. Bingo was called by Marv Smith. The Smiths served cakes.
On March 22, the Suskis will be in charge of food.