Pioneer Social Club
FORESTVILLE - The Pioneer Social Club welcomed guest speaker Michelle LaVoie, the new director of the Anderson-Lee library in Silver Creek.
LaVoie gave a very informative presentation on the many opportunities available. Some of which are on line access to books available, interlibrary loaning, computer use and tutoring, also downloading of Ebooks to a Kindle and Nook.
The meeting was then called to order by President Carol Pierce, with 28 members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Barb Tower and the opening prayer was given by Norma Stewart. A moment of silence was observed in remembrance of Louise Stearns.
The secretary and treasurer's reports were given, with no corrections or additions made. Both reports were approved by Treasurer Marlene Bradigan, seconded by Carol Dipirro.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to May birthday members Marge Best, Judy Hahn, Norris Nobles, Delores Valvo and Norma Youngberg.
Sunshine gal Peg Heiden, sent out a sympathy card to the family of Stearns and a get- well card to Grace Johnson.
The lunch tickets were won by Margorie Hock and Wilma Crowell. The 50/50 by Donna Nobles and Betty Kuzora. Enabell Mirando was the winner of the Riles and Woolley Award.
A trip is planned for June 12 to Niagara Falls. A ride on the Maid of the Mist, lunch at the Red Coach Inn, and a visit to the aquarium is also included. The cost is $70 per person. Call Angie Logan at 965-4150 if interested in attending.
All are urged to continue to collect coupons for the military members. They have a six-month expiration date and should be sorted out by the month of expiration.
Members were asked to bring in gifts to be used as prizes for Bingo; the club cannot hold Bingo if there are no prizes available.
The next meeting will be held on June 4.
Share and Care Board of Directors
The Share and Care board of directors met recently with President Dorothea Janczak presiding. Reports were given by Secretary Margaret Larson and Treasurer Mayme Joy were received as presented.
Sunshine chairperson Lucille Rizzo reported that sympathy cards were sent to families of recently deceased members Lucy O' Hara and Mary Ann Vinciguerra. A thank you card was received from Anne Kurgan plus a picture of her recently deceased son Kristen Kurgan.
Rose Cerrie reported on Share and Care's recently sponsored Seneca Allegany Casino bus trips. The next trips to Salamanca are Tuesday, May 15 and Tuesday, June 19. Call Cerrie at 679-4386 or Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060 for more information and reservations.
For questions on Share and Care, call President Janczak at 673-1049.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - At the recent monthly meeting of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens, the group had the privilege of having a musical program by the Tanglewood Golden Gem Singers from Jamestown. The singers, under the direction of Mary Schmidt, sang a medley of songs beginning with it's "A Grand Day for Singing," and including songs from many musicals.
To add to the program, one of the singers sang a solo about McNamara's Band. All of the songs were very upbeat and happy songs for the day, and the group concluded with a medley of Patriotic Songs including "God Bless America." The final song was their theme song, "My Hometown is Jamestown, New York 14701." The fine performance was enjoyed by all. Appreciation to the singing group was given by everyone.
The luncheon was opened by President Elaine Palmer-Titus who told a humorous story about notifying the next of kin. She then gave the opening blessing, and prayed for those in need, the families who have ill members, and to remember all of the members who are not with the group today.
Four new members were introduced, and they are Jane Colburn, Doug Arters, and Jim and Carolyn Hendrickson.
The lunch was a tureen dinner. Betty Wielgasz provided one of her famous desserts. Table decorations with a patriotic theme for Memorial Day were provided by Diman Smith and Louisa Smith. Thanks are extended to the Smiths for the festive decorations.
Secretary John Sipos read the minutes of the previous meeting and they were unanimously accepted. Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook gave the financial report and also said that the upcoming bus tour to East Aurora on June 13 for the All-American Day still has a few available seats left. Call Mrs. Wittenbrook for reservations.
Bill Wittenbrook was in charge of drawings. Recipients included Laura Turzillo, Linda Parmenter, Titus, Diane Shaw, Marge McIntyre, Jane Penhollow, Susan Sipos, Jane Colburn, Martha Harmon, Claudia Wittenbrook, Louisa Smith and Nellie Sharp.
The next gathering of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens will be on June 12 at the Sinclairville Firehall Community Room at noon. The meal will be a tureen dinner, and table decorations will be provided by Paul and Arlene Kimble, and John Sipos. New members are always welcome.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Twenty-three members of the Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday at the Route 5 senior building. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America."
Chaplain Irene Conny gave a prayer, "Always Look Ahead." Minutes were given by the secretary and passed by Milt Griewisch and Dorothy Miniri.
Jane Park is still at her daughter's in Hamburg and Dot Jones is at Lake Shore Hospital being given some rehab. The group got some laughs watching a Red Skelton video. An ice cream social will be held on May 15 at 1 p.m. at the club rooms. On May 12 at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. there will be a speaker on Amish culture put on by the Silver Creek Garden Club.
Several members won prizes from the 50/50 drawing and numbers drawn. June 3 is the spring festival at St. Columban's and June 5 will be the mother-father luncheon at the V.F.W. in Sheridan.