Braving the sudden rain downpour and wind, 49 members of the Brocton-Portland senior group met at the American Legion Hall on Monday at noon.
President Robin Carr called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Alberta Blakely led the group in prayer and table blessing.
A tureen dinner was served with added food donated by the Legion, including a decorated cake.
Carr called the business meeting to order and Pat Zanghi gave the secretary's report, and Rita Stonefoot gave the treasurer's report.
Birthdays for July included Joan Betrando, Bonnie Suppo, and Rudy Aynardi. There were no July anniversaries. August meeting will be our annual picnic on Aug. 29 at noon.
Committee members are Dottie McQuiggen, Ruth, Bob and Cora Patterson. Chefs will be Tom DeJoe, Artie Donovan and Dan Carr.
Call Rita to sign up by Aug. 22 and those who wish to bring a guest may do so.
Attendance prizes went to Josie Launclaker and Fae Damico. The 50/50 drawings were won by Ruth Patterson, Fran Gatto, Dottie McQuiggan, Butch McDonald and Maggie Rogers.
Many members stayed to play Bingo, called by Tom DeJoe.
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 moment of silence was observed for servicemen and women.
A reading entitled "Summer" was given by Chaplain Josie 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 Wierczynski, Mackowiak and Palmatier.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Aug. 2 is Mary Dworak.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The 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 "Still There Is Hope" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Dorothy Sarzyniak with a second by Pat Kaus.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Dorothy Cooper with a second by Stella Michalak.
Attendance prizes were won by Michalak, Hemink and Sarzyniak.
Helper of the day was Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for the next meeting is Jean Kubera and Florence Marut.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - Forty-nine members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met on July 21 for an indoor picnic. Emerson Chandler and Fred Anderson cooked the hot dogs while Louise Richer, Bonnie Johnson, Dolly Gilbert and Mary Carlson set the tables and arranged the many casseroles and desserts brought by the members.
President Joyce Ayres welcomed the group and Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the meal before the table numbers were called by Mary Carlson.
After the meal, Chaplain Goodrich read "The Story of the Monk," "Wyoming Department of Labor" and "Faithful Companionship." Goodrich announced the passing of the oldest senior citizen club member, Francis Holmes, who would have been 106 on July 25.
Ayres led the pledge and conducted the business meeting. Reports were given by Secretary Izetta Ayling and Treasurer Edna Brown. Mary Carlson, goodwill chair, stated she had sent several get well wishes, congratulatory and birthday wishes to members. She listed the birthday celebrants as: life members Jack Abrams, Fran Freay, Josiphine Crandall and Betty Lou Zenns. Others having July birthdays are: Bertha Paddock, Gloria Moore, Neal Johnson, Ruth Joslyn, Ruth Stacy, Mary Lou Catania, Sonia Mount, Fred Anderson, Nancy Navarro and Albert Warner. Those celebrating wedding anniversaries are Leo and Rita Lescynski, Emerson and Sandy Chandler, and Roger and Sue Klossner.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey reported a good time was had by all who went to Cambridge Springs. There are a few seats still available for the Sept. 20 trip to Sprague's Ice Cream Breakfast and the WWII and Zippo museums and the October trip to the Finger Lakes. Call Anderson at 753-7814 or Kelsey at 753-2663 for more information.
Ron and Carol Strom were welcomed as new members and Carl Witherow's granddaughter Gabby was made welcome.
Dorothy Jandrew won the lottery and Bev White won the door prize.
The next meeting will be on Aug.4 at noon in the VFW dining hall. Jeff and Sandy Wagner will make sloppy joes. Members should bring a dish to pass and their own table service.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met July 22 at St. Bosco Hall on a hot, sultry day. President Ellyn Sutehall called the meeting to order with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors song. Roll call was given by Mabel Warner.
Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin and the treasurer's report was given by Angie Logan, all passed as presented. Jo Wehust will send a card to John Reardon who has been ill.
The mystery trip to the Old Library Restaurant in Olean on July 19 was enjoyed by participants. Dinner had a Hawaiian luau theme, with several festive dishes of food and dessert. Everyone was presented a lei and some wore Hawaiian blouses or shirts. The group sang "Tiny Bubbles," a Hawaiian song, and blew bubbles that were provided.
A lady dancer dressed in Hawaiian skirt, top and head dress provided entertainment and she asked several men and women to participate in a dance with her. All wore grass skirts, pom poms and head dresses.
Table drawings at the club's meeting were won by several members.
On Aug. 5, the regular meeting at noon will be a pizza party, including refreshments by Liberty Winery.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday at 1 p.m. on Route 5 with 25 members. President Ed Newman opened the meeting by leading the club with the pledge to the flag and all singing of "God Bless America." Chaplain Irene Conny gave a prayer entitled "Answers." It was reported that Iva McClenathan is improving from surgery but needs prayers.
Prizes were won by several members. The July 19 mystery senior bus trip to Olean to the Old Library Restaurant was reported to be enjoyable and fun. The theme was a Hawiian Luau and some members took part in the grass skirt and pom pom dance.
Minutes were read by the secretary and passed by Marv Smith and Milt Griewisch.
Bingo was called by Joan Suski. John Krestic read some stories on Aug. 2.
The regular meeting will held with pizza to enjoy. Members are reminded to bring auction items to prepare for the Aug. 23 corn roast and auction at noon.
Westfield Senior Citizens
WESTFIELD - On July 14, 26 senior citizens and one guest gathered at Ottaway Park for their annual Westfield Senior Citizens summer picnic. A time of fellowship was enjoyed by all with the playing of Bingo.
President Shirley Kolpien announced that there will be no senior citizens meeting for the month of August. The group will be gathering again on Thursday, Sept. 14, at noon for the anniversary celebration in the Community Room of the YWCA Building. This will be a catered affair and the price is $8, with the club paying $5 and each member paying $3. This will require all members making reservations by calling either Treasurer Dolores Kaufman at 326-2828 or Kolpien at 326-3576. This needs to be done by the end of August. Speakers will be local funeral director Scott Mason and his wife.
The 50/50 was won by Les Yeaney and Bev Yeaney took home the door prize.
Kitchen committee will be Gladys Hess, Kolpien, Kaufman, Art Kinney and Margaret Gindling.
COLLINS - The 50-Plus Senior activities for the week are: Wednesday - Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library; for more information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Also on Wednesday, Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room, L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. Friday - Showtime, 1 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library. Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro return as the comic duo of a hapless, eager-to-please son-in-law and an overbearing father-in-law in "Little Fockers." Also in the cast are Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.
Slots are still available for the Aug. 30 AARP Driving Class. Cost is $12 for those with a valid AARP membership card and $14 for all others. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507 - have AARP membership card available when calling. Payment is due within five days of registration. Check or money order must be made payable to AARP and sent to the Collins Town Hall, attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
The one-day class starts at 9 a.m. in the Lounge Room and ends at 3:45 p.m. with 45 minutes for lunch. A lunch will be available for $2.50 but must ordered when registering. Participants should park in the rear parking lot and must bring their NYS driver's license, membership card and a pen to the class.
Participants on the fall bus trip to Wildwood, N.J., are reminded that a get-together has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Painter Center. It is important that everyone attend as itineraries, baggage and name tags will be distributed and information regarding emergency contacts and any special needs be given to the tour leaders. If unable to attend, contact Joan Byrne, 532-2507, as this is the only meeting scheduled.
A few seats are still available for the matinee performance of Roger Williams Christmas Concert Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the historic Riviera Theatre. Cost is $55 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $57 for all others. Cost includes lunch. A $20 deposit is due with reservations and balances will be due by Oct. 20.
Aug. 15 is the final day for reservations and payment for the Barbershop Harmony Parade on Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution. Cost is $10 and $12 and school bus will depart at 9 a.m. in order that those who wish may attend the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. in the Amphitheater. Lunch is on your own and there will be ample time to explore the grounds of this famous summer institution. Thirty participants are needed to go and trip will be canceled and money refunded if there is insufficient interest.