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." Nola Blazejewicz and Loretta Hemink were welcomed back. A moment of silence in memory of Sophie Dobrzynski and Terry Mazur was observed.
Carol Kozlowski read a poem entitled "I'm fine" and read a story entitled "Can You Top This?" The minutes of the previous meeting were read. A motion to accept was made by Pat Kozlowski; seconded by Mary Dworak. The treasurer's report was read by Sophia Urbanik. A motion to accept was made by Dorothy Sarzyniak and Pat Kaus.
Under new business, Sophie Kubasik reminded the members about the trip to the Broadway Market on April 13. Stops would also be made at Oliver's Chocolate Factory in Batavia, The Polish Villa II, and at a nursery in Buffalo. There will be many other surprises on the bus. Sophia Urbanik reminded the members that today would be the last day to sign up for the dinner. The dinner will be held April 6 at 4 p.m. at the center.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Jean Szot and Julian Niedbalski. Refreshments were served by Genny Mleczko and Jeanette Niedbalski. Helpers of the day were Kozlowski, Stella Michalak, Albertine Jakubowicz and Barbara Barberich.
Attendance prizes were won by Mleczko, Hallmark and Kozlowski.
The April 13 meeting is canceled due to the bus trip. The refreshment committee for April 20 will be Niedbalski and Pat Paco.
Silver Creek Senior Citizens
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Senior Citizens met at the clubrooms on Route 5 on Tuesday. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and singing of "God Bless America."
Newman read the minutes of the previous meeting in the absence of the secretary. Minutes were taken by Thelma Hilliker.
Chaplain Irene Conny read "Our Father Knows What's Best."
Newman introduced Michael Blodgett the new funeral director who bought Hole-Parker Funeral Home in Silver Creek. He had formerly owned a funeral home in Pennsylvania.
Laurie Newman read an article on John Jack Elliot, a Silver Creek native, who had gone into the Air Force and who had met Jimmy Stewart, who was then a major in the Air Force.
Joanne Martin passed out tour schedules for different tours.
Birthdays were celebrated for March and April birthdays.
Newman read some funny jokes. Conrad Pawlak was welcomed back. The 50/50 drawing was won by Newman, Milton Griewisch and Fran Smith.
The weekly drawing was won by Jane Parks and Evelyn Martin.
Refreshment committee for April 5 is Dorothy Miniri and Clara Griffin. Bingo and a wheel game were played after the meeting.
Thirty-five members of the Brocton-Portland Seniors met Monday at the American Legion in Brocton.
President Robin Carr called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was followed by a blessing by Chaplain Alberta Blakely. A moment of silence was observed for sick and deceased members.
A tureen dinner was served followed by an entertainment program by Hank Elling from Forestville. The program was enjoyed by all.
In the absence of Pat Zanghi, vice president, Tom DeJoe read the secretary's report and kept notes.
Fay Damico accepted the motion and it was seconded by Pat Smith.
The treasurer's report was given by Rita Stonefoot. The motion to accept was made by Elaine Wood and seconded by Erica Abrams. Catherine Fabritius celebrated her March birthday.
The mum plants donated by Ruth Neal were won by Erma Colt, Julia Schrantz and Sarah Erickson.
Cards were sent to Joan Bertrando, Pat Zanghi, Herb Albright, Catherine Albright and Bob Jagada.
The April meeting will be April 25 at noon with a tureen dinner. Those attending should bring their own silverware and dish, plus a dish to pass.
There will be a white elephant auction. Bring an unwrapped item marked man or woman.
Committee will be Betty Keirczak, Dorothy and Charles Reading, Buleah Williams.
Attendance prizes went to Mary Tripi and Josie Lautenslaker. The 50/50 prizes went to Lena Elliott, Jerry Wilkens, Allen Jones and Dorothy Reading.
Tripi upgraded the group on the recent trip to O'Malleys. DeJoe spoke on the great support the community gave for the benefit for Brenner Maddox.
Bingo was played and DeJoe was the caller.
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." Hemink and Jean Kubera were welcomed back.
A reading entitled "Springtime Promises" 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 Marian Genovese.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Jean Kubera with a second by Shirley Palmatier.
Attendance prizes were won by: first, Palmatier, second, Wierczynski; and third, Hallmark.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for April 5 is Loretta Hemink.
Birthday wishes went out to Helen Barone, Genovese and Wierczynski. Members sang "Happy Birthday" and wished them many more.
COLLINS - The 50-Plus Seniors of L. K. Painter Community Center will start off the week with a bus trip to SUNY Fredonia on Sunday to see "The Sound of Music" at 2 p.m. in Marvel Theatre. Bus will depart at 1 p.m. from the center's front parking lot and will return for a soup supper at the center.
Activities for the week are:
Monday - Indoor Walking and Exercise led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m. gymnasium. Program is also held on Wednesday and Friday. 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 for beginners and experienced players, 2 p.m., senior room.
Tuesday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym, also held on Thursday.
Wednesday - Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library; Open Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., senior room; Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost: $1.50 per game or $4 for 3 games.
Thursday - Final day of Income Tax Assistance by Allison and Don Girod, 1 p.m., senior room. Appointments are required; call the Girods at 257-3285.
Friday - Monthly Pot Luck Lunch, noon, senior room. Bring a dish to pass.
The Tuesday Senior Soup and Sandwich Lunch will be held April 12 at noon in the senior room. The menu will include split pea soup, ham sandwich, dessert and beverages. The cost is $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than noon on April 11 by calling 532-2006, Ext. 21. A sign-up sheet is also available in the senior room during programming hours.
Participants on the May 9-11 trip to The Thousand Islands are reminded that the final payment was due April 1. Anyone who has not made payment should bring a check or money order to Collins Town Hall Monday.
Reservations are now being taken for the May 24 AARP Driving Course. This will be the final class until fall. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non members. Reservations can only be made by calling 532-2507. Participants should have their AARP membership card available when calling. Lunch can be purchased for $2.50 but must be reserved at time of making telephone class reservations.