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 "God's Loving Hands" 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 Irene Christopher.
Attendance prizes were won by: first, Kitty Lehnen; second, Hallmark; and third, Hemink.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for May 10 is Arlene Griswold.
The installation dinner will be held on May 17.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Happy Seniors met at St. Bosco Hall on April 29 with 42 members at 1 p.m. President Ellyn Sutehall opened the session with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" followed by the Happy Seniors Song. Arlene Miller offered a prayer of thankfulness for all. Sutehall welcomed several members back from the winter months in the south.
Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. The minutes of April 15 were given by Clara Griffin and Angie Logan gave the treasurer's report. A new, large coffee pot has been purchased and put to use. A cash amount has been received in memory of Mary Joy, which is appreciated for the club.
Prayers are needed for Joanne Martin who is ill. Table drawings were won by several members. The 50/50 drawing was won by Evelyn Dloniak. The Riles and Woolley prize was received by Milt Griewisch. Mr. Elline of Forestville could not make it to present his program.
The program for May 13 at 1 p.m. will be on "Wings" by Joe DeMarco of Orchard Park. The committee for May 13 is Gertie Syper, Fred and Shirley Sikorski, Dee Trewiler and Alberta Torry.
Forestville Seniors have invited the Sheridan Seniors to join them at their Mother-Father Lunch at the Kosciuszko Club in Dunkirk, May 19, at noon. Angie Logan will take reservations by May 13, at 965-4150.
The next senior trip is Tuesday, May 31, to the Station Dinner Theatre, Erie, Pa. The cost is $70 per person. For more information, call Martin at 934-3458.
Westfield Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Senior Citizens' April meeting was held in the Community Room of the Westfield YWCA, with a meal provided by the Westfield Woman's Organization, with 36 members attending. New members Albert and Joyce Wainwright were received into membership.
Entertainment was provided by the Pete Hoitink Family with various selection of songs being played on electric keyboard, violins and trumpets. Their musical program was enjoyed by all.
The business meeting was called to order by President Shirley Kolpien with the pledge to the flag and the singing of "God Bless America." Chaplain Margaret Gindling provided devotions with the reading of an inspirational Easter card followed by sharing Matthew 28:6 from the Bible.
The secretary's minutes were read and treasurer's report given. Both reports were approved by the membership.
An invitation was extended by Kolpien for all seniors to attend the next meeting on Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Westfield YWCA. Folks from Union Relief Organization will be providing the meal and program will be Jack Dean presenting a historical remembrance of boats on Lake Erie.
Steger Hi-Rise Apartments
On the first Sunday in May, the Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association had a pizza and wings party. Twenty-eight members enjoyed this gathering that was held in place of the election of officers. The officers are President Gordon Raynor, Vice President Carol Berry, Secretary and Chaplain Josie Wierczynski, Treasurer Shirley Palmatier and Sunshine Lady Adie Windsor. Each officer was elected to a two-year term.
Raynor and Palmatier organized the party and Palmatier baked brownies, made a fruit bowl with a variety of fruits and she also did the shopping for this gala. Thanks are extended to everyone who helped with everything, especially Josh Hughes and Joyce Puranen.
Gift certificates for Tim Hortons were won by Raynor and Marlene Sellars.
The menu consisted of pizza with pepperoni and cheese, mushrooms, celery sticks and carrots with bleu cheese. Drinks were also served. The 50/50 raffle was won by Berry, Hughes, Carol Bekeleski, Ruth Mackowiak, Al Martin, Josie Wierczynski and Mary Hayes.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Charlene Hallmark led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "The Awakening of Spring Tide" was given by Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Carol Kozlowski with a second by Jean Kubera.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Ronnie Ginley with a second by Dorothy Cooper.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Beatrice Tilley; second, Jeanette Niedbalski; and third, Hallmark.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for May 11 is Sandra Tapasto and Tilley.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday with 17 present. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all saying the Pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny presented a prayer "Be Thankful Each Day." Newman announced that Danny Conny is home but needs prayers.
Marv and Fran Smith will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary May 6 and are in Florida. Ed and Lorrie Newman will celebrate 51 years of marriage May 7.
Minutes of the April 26 meeting were read by Clara Griffin and passed as read by Bob Kittell. The senior trip to Erie Playhouse is canceled due to not enough signed up.
The club building has water leaking problem in the back; phone calls will be made to get estimates on the repair project soon.
The Hole Parker drawing was won by Rose Falcone. Other cash prizes won by Irene Conny, Griffin, Lorrie Newman and Jane Park.
The food committee for May 10 is the Hillikers. May 17 is the club's ice cream social.
May 17 is the school budget vote and spaghetti supper at the school. Lorrie Newman presented the financial report for April.
COLLINS - All 50-Plus Senior Program activities held at the L. K. Painter Community Center have been canceled for the coming week due to the Thousand Islands trip. Trip participants are to be at the back parking lot no later than 8:45 a.m. Monday for the 9 a.m. departure. Quilting with Florence will be held Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library.
Senior activities will resume on Sunday, May 15 with the final Pinochle and Euchre Card Party for the spring session. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. The $5 fee includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
The week of May 15 marks the final spring schedule for the 50-Plus Seniors at the center. Activities to be held are as follows: Indoor Walking and Exercise led by Pat Tucker held at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Informal Euchre Game held Monday at 1:30 p.m., senior room; Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym, Tuesday and Thursday; Wednesday: Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library, and Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room.
Two lunches are scheduled. On Tuesday, May 17, a senior lunch will be held at noon in the senior room. The menu is baked beans and hot dogs, with a cost of $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than Monday, May 16, at noon by calling 532-2006, Ext. 21. A game of Sequence will follow the lunch. On Friday, May 20, a pot luck lunch will be held at noon in the senior room. Those attending should bring a dish to pass. Table service and beverages will be provided.
Two weekly classes, Quilting with Florence Reynolds and Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, will continue during the summer months at the discretion of the instructors.
A few seats remain for the May 24 AARP Class to be held in the Lounge Room starting at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is required and must be made by calling 532-2507. Next class to be held at the center will be in September, date to be announced.
Openings are available for the trip to Wildwood, N.J., on Sept. 18 through 22. For information call Joan Byrne, 532-2507. The July 18 trip to Seneca Niagara Casino is filled but stand-bys are appreciated. Casino trip payment is now due, with checks made payable to Town of Collins should be sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
For trips and special summer senior activities, watch for announcements in the OBSERVER.