Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met recently for their annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon and meeting at the Charlotte Villa recreation and dining room. President Elaine Palmer-Titus opened the meeting with a welcome to all and a humorous story.
Following the blessing where all were asked to remember the many standing in need, the lunch was then served. A large variety of foods was provided by the members and the lunch was enjoyed by all. One of the main dishes included the corned beef and cabbage. Table decorations were provided for the special occasion.
The following birthdays were recognized at the meeting for Titus, Pearl Sitterly, Allene Newton, Linda Parmenter and Fran Odell. Bill Wittenbrook was in charge of the prizes awarded to recipients.
Marna Wolover presented a program with an Irish theme by reading poems from an old book printed in the 1800s and purchased at a yard sale. Wolover added humor in her reading of the poems.
The next meeting in April will be held in the Sinclairville fire hall dining room on the second Tuesday at noon. At this time, the luncheon will be a tureen meal. Members are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. There was a discussion on having the meals catered, and Parmenter is looking into some catering services in the local area. To have the meals catered, it will be necessary for members to sign up in advance.
Clara Richardson is taking charge of the committee to provide future speakers and entertainment. The April 12 meeting will be the annual fun auction. The auction will be held following the luncheon and items will be donated by members to be auctioned to the highest bidder.
New members are always welcome.
COLLINS - 50-Plus Seniors have a full week of activities this coming week starting with Sunday's monthly Euchre and Pinochle Card Party and ending Saturday with a bus trip to Canada's Ft. Erie Slots with lunch at Green Acres Restaurant.
The monthly card party starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. The $5 fee includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
Allison and Don Girod return Thursday afternoon to assist seniors with income taxes starting at 1 p.m. in the senior room. Appointments are required and can only be made by calling the Girods at 257- 3285.
On Friday afternoon, the Easter Community Service Project is held in the senior room at 1 p.m. Inclement weather the last Friday in February resulted in program closures at the center and volunteers are needed in order to complete the favors in time for Easter.
The bus for Saturday's trip to Ft. Erie will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the front parking lot of the center. Note the change of bus departure from first flyers calling for 10:45 a.m. An enhanced driver's license or valid passport are required for this trip into Canada. Proof will be checked prior to boarding and anyone without proper proof will not be allowed to go.
Flyers and sign up sheet for the Sept. 18-22 trip to Wildwood, N. J., are located in the senior room at the center. For more information or to sign up call Joan Byrne, 532-2507.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Monday at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 102 people present.
President Charles St. George introduced new members Richard and Mary Grace Lascola, John Binko, Diane Briggs, Audrey Woloszyn and Lois Ann Pryor. He then introduced guests Lucille Gillson, Nancy Lewandowski, Jo Plucinski, Marie Shaw and Barbara Bajdas.
The president led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Invocation given by Norma St. George.
Lunch was served by the Beavertail Catering. All enjoyed chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, green peas, tossed salad, dessert and coffee.
The 50/50 winners were Jane Bremer, Marion Conti, Julia Kelly, Sally Kingsley, Phyliss Laurito, Mary Lewandowski, Florence Rich, Lucille Rizzo, Louis Siragusa, Barbara Szocki, Jane Walsh and Peter White.
The March calling committee was thanked. They were Charles St. George, Carolyn LoGuidice, Mary Gangi, Mayme Joy, Dorothy Hilliker and Josephine Wierczynski.
The calling committee for April was picked. The committee will include Mary Joy, Hilliker, Wierczynski, Mickey Colicchia, Ruth White and Szocki.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to January, February and March members. They are Virginia Kelley, Catherine Fabritius, Joe Greco, Russell Turco, Wierczynski, June Walsh, Jane Bremer, Ed Bremer, Hilliker, Ralph Mock, Harry Ludemann, Cedio and Cassie Gizzi, Ann Kaminski, Lois Pryor, Szocki, Anita Brown, Dorothy Kinner and Mary Lewandowski.
No treasurer's report was given. The president entertained everyone with his humorous stories.
The next luncheon meeting will be on April 11. The menu will be a Swiss steak dinner.
Bingo was played which was hosted by LoGuidice and Gangi.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met 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 "I'll Walk With Him" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Ruth Mackowiak with a second by Charlene Hallmark.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Kitty Lehnen.
Attendance prizes were won by: first, Irene Christopher; second, Shirley Palmatier; and third, Hallmark.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
There will be no meeting on Tuesday, March 22, for the Dunkirk Federated Seniors.
"Happy Birthday" was observed for Hallmark and the members sang "Happy Birthday" and wished her many more.
A moment of silence was observed for the death of Josephine Chase.
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." Agnes Warner and Florence Marut were welcomed back.
In light of the recent tragedy in Japan, Carol Kozlowski reviewed the 10 most important supplies to have on hand should a similar disaster ever occur in this country. Then she read a story entitled "The Trouble Tree." The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Sophia Urbanik. A motion to accept was made by Sophie Kubasik; seconded by Irene Christopher.
Under new business, it was noted that the center is currently being painted with new carpeting expected in April. Tickets are available for the spring dinner to be held on April 6. The last day to make reservations is March 30. A communication was read from the Central Referral Service - 211.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Pat Kozlowski. Refreshments were served by Florence Marut and Stella Michalak. Helpers of the day were Barbara Barberich and Hallmark.
The attendance prizes were won by Pat Kaus, Kubasik and Jeanette Niedbalski.
The refreshment committee for March 23 will be Genevieve Mleczko and Niedbalski.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday at their club rooms with 23 members at noon for their St. Patrick's Day dinner. Green tablecloths, green shamrocks to wear, candles and garlands of green decorated the room, all done by Chaplain Irene Conny. A prayer was given by Conny before the meal.
President Ed Newman opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and all singing "God Bless America." The group also sang a few Irish songs.
Arlene Mohart, Dot Jones and Danny Conny all need prayers.
Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin and passed as read by Milt Griewisch. Several people won prizes from the drawings held. Newman read some humorous stories.
Silver Creek Superintendent David O'Rourke came and spoke to members about the Silver Creek Central School facility improvement project, to be voted on Thursday, March 24, from 1 to 9 p.m. in the high school lobby, with a zero increase to property taxes.
On March 22, the Suskis will be in charge of food. Bring nickels to the meeting for a little fun.
Bingo was called by Joan Suski.