Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS - Passengers for the trip to Riverside Inn Tuesday, June 19 are reminded that the motor coach will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street, Gowanda.
The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, June 25 at noon at the Gowanda American Legion.
The motor coach for the mystery trip July 2 will depart at 9 a.m.
On Aug. 16, the seniors are off to Erie, Pa., to pick up their tour guide for a "Puff and Stuff" trip. First stop will be the Brotherton Covered Bridge in Waterford, next to Furman's old time General Store. Lunch will be at Pufferbelly's Restaurant, a 1908 renovated firehouse, then the group will visit the Firefighters Historical Museum. Enjoy a one-hour cruise aboard the Victoria Princess. Non-members are welcome.
The "Tribute to Country Legends" show at the Medina Stone Farm Dinner Theater on Aug. 28 is full.
On Sept. 18, the seniors are going to enjoy the fall colors of Letchworth State Park with lunch at the fabulous Glen Iris Inn. Next the group will interact and feed animals from around the world on a guided trolley ride at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure in Varysburg.
Due to the popularity of the Ride the Rails West Virginia trip Oct. 1-3, the same trip has been scheduled Sept. 19-21 with a few seats available; non-members are welcome.
The seniors will head to Middlefield, Ohio, the end of October for a one-day trip in Amish country for a fall harvest experience.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, the seniors are planning a trip to the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., to enjoy "Swingin Down The Lane" a tribute to the big band era.
On Dec. 9, the seniors will dine at the beautifully decorated Salvatore's Italian Gardens before experiencing "Christmas with the Superstars." Enjoy Christmas classics in a tribute to Elvis, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Char and countless others. Following the show, members will stop at the Kelly's Country Store on the way to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine and enjoy their fabulous Holiday Lights Show.
For more information, contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.
Dunkirk Senior Citizens
The June meeting of the Dunkirk Senior Citizens board of directors met recently at the clubroom. President Barbara Bajdas led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Carol Kozlowski announce that the VNA has scheduled a Flu Vaccine Clinic on Sept. 27 at the center from 1 to 3 p.m. Reminder will be posted closer to the date. Kozlowski also reported on the May and June Galas.
Stella Michalak and Jean Szot volunteered to assist at the June 14 Bingo session which begins at 1 p.m.
Kozlowski reported that a new air conditioner was purchased and installed in the storeroom. Also the air system for the entire building is being serviced.
Michalak reported 251 regular paid members and 104 social paid members.
Bajdas noted that there would be an ice cream social on Thursday, July 19 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. These events will begin at 6 p.m. followed by Bingo and/or cards at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The price of admission is $1 for members and $3 for non-members. Prepaid tickets are available in the office. Cookies and beverages are included.
Nancy Crandall reported that she has some new participants at her weekly pinochle games each Monday at 1 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Bajdas noted that the AARP group would be having a special luncheon on Monday at the clubrooms. She also reported that the bus trips going to Salamanca, Atlantic City and the Amish Brown Bag Tour were sold out. Names are being accepted for the waiting lists. There are a few seats available for a trip to the Presque Isle Casino on Tuesday, July 10. Prepaid reservations are accepted from 9 a.m. to noon at the center from Monday through Friday.
The directors are looking for interested and committed volunteers to help at the monthly galas and on various standing committees. The lists will be posted in the Senior Center lobby and in the monthly SCAN, a publication put out by the coordinators. The directors are all volunteers and expressed a sense of satisfaction from volunteerism.
The next meeting will be held July 13 at 10 a.m.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center Wednesday. President Barb Barberich led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "Give Me Humble Spirit, Lord" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Sophia Kubasik with a second by Jean Szot.
Attendance prizes were won by Szot, Jean Kubera and Annette Arnone.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for June 20 is Pat Kozlowski and Sophia Kubasik.
The seniors are trying a new way of playing Bingo. Next week the group will vote on it if everyone likes it that way.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - Sixty-three members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met recently for an afternoon of food and fun. Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Sandy Derbish and Alicia Doughty set the tables and made the coffee.
President Joyce Ayers greeted the group and led them in singing "Happy Birthday" to Bob Cole. Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the food. Mary Carlson called the table numbers.
After the meal, Ayers opened the short business meeting. Goodrich read, "The Marriage Councilor", "Idle Thoughts of a Retirees Brain" and "Peace," then led the group in prayer. Ayers led the flag salute.
Secretary Pro Tem Mary Carlson read the minutes and Treasurer Edna Brown gave her report. Goodwill Chair Carlson stated she had sent several get well wishes. She reported that three life members were celebrating birthdays this month. They are Francis Anderson, Marguerite Brightman and Ross Field. Others celebrating are: Betty Johnson, Ruth Alday, Betty Barnes, Francis Graham and Ed Davis. Ronald and Gloria Moore and James and Ruth Stacy are celebrating their wedding anniversaries.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey reported all was ready for the trip to Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The bus will leave from the VFW at 7:15 a.m. There are seats available for all the other day trips, but they are going fast. The trip to Tennessee has a few seats available, but reservations must be made soon. Call either Anderson at 753-7814 or Kelsey at 753-2663 for information.
Six new members were introduced and made welcome. They are: Carol Mead, Fred Newell, Joann Harper, Dan Goede and Darlene Goede.
Arlene Kurtz won the lottery and Joann Harper won the door prize.
Ayers introduced the Northeast Banjo Band who entertained with gusto, playing old and favorite tunes. Their lively, toe-tapping tunes were fun to listen to and several seniors even got up and did a polka. They were enjoyed by all and ended their program with "God Bless America," as the seniors sang along.
The next meeting of the Mayville Seniors will be on June 21 at noon in the Mayville VFW. The speaker will be Shawn Jacobson from the New York State Energy Conservation Department. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met Friday at St. Bosco Hall. President Ellyn Sutehall opened the session with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Senior Song. Bob Wray gave a prayer.
Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. Milt Griewisch thanked everyone for his 98th birthday party on June 5 at the Sheridan V.F.W.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read and the treasurer's report was presented. Both were accepted.
Betty Kuzora joined the group.
A thank-you note was read from the Humane Society for a donation given in memory of Elizabeth Teachman.
The 50/50 drawings were won by Arleen Robinson and Sandy Pagano. Gertie Syper was in charge. Bob Sutehall won the Riles and Woolley drawing.
Jokes were given by Angie Logan.
See Ellyn Sutehall for tickets to the Aug. 10 county-wide picnic.
Food committee for June 22 is Bob and Marge Fancher, Griewisch, Clara Griffin, Joan Guzik and Irene Coon. There will be a pizza party at noon.
Silver Creek Seniors
The Silver Creek Seniors and Sheridan Happy Seniors met Tuesday at the V.F.W. in Sheridan on Route 20 for a buffet luncheon. Milt Griewisch, a member of both groups, was honored on his 98th birthday. A 50/50 drawing was won by several members.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met recently in the Sinclairville Firehall Community Dining room for a luncheon and program.
At the recent gathering of the group, musical entertainment was provided by Steve Davis of Jamestown, who was on the keyboard, and Stan Barton from Busti playing the violin, and singing. The two presented a medley of popular songs, some folk-lore songs and some from the 1930s. Davis said he has been playing the piano since he was 13 in his church and Barton said he was originally from Chandler's Valley. They have been together as a musical team for several years now, Barton said. The musical program was enjoyed by all and a round of applause was given in appreciation.
President Elaine Palmer-Titus, opened the meeting a blessing asking that all remember those standing in need, remember the families of those who are ill and have sadness, and thanked all for the blessing of the food. Titus read some short comical messages which included a "handle on life." A tureen luncheon which included a wide variety of foods was enjoyed by all. A special thanks goes to Paul and Arlene Kimble, and John Sipos for the patriotic table decorations for flag day. Thanks are extended to Diman Smith for preparing the coffee, getting the serving table ready and bringing the sound system.
Bill Wittenbrook conducted the drawings. Recipients included Fran Odell, Linda Parmenter, Laura Turzillo, Marge McIntyre, Alice Sauer, Claudia Wittenbrook, Jim Odell, Titus, Susan Sipos, Diman Smith, Diane Shaw, Martha Harmon, Louisa Smith, and Gale Sauer. Jane Colburn told all her story of winning a piano on a television game show some 60 years ago.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary John Sipos, and the financial report was presented by treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook. The birthday song was sung to Louisa Smith.
Diman Smith, chairperson for the committee on the replacement of the Civil War Statue in Sinclairville, reported on the progress of the statue. Smith showed some of the recent photographs sent to him of the progress to date. Smith said that donations are still needed for the cost of the replacement statute.
The next luncheon meeting will be at the Stockton Fraternity Grounds on Tuesday, July 10 in the Briggs Pavilion. This will be the annual summer picnic. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be prepared and members are encouraged to bring a dish of food to add to these foods. Members are also asked to bring their own table settings. Music will be provided by Paul and Arlene Kimble. Bingo will be played and there will be a variety of prizes.
The club meets monthly. New members are always welcome.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens met on Monday at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 95 people present. The club has membership of 155.
President Charles St. George led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Invocation was given by Father Walter Werbicki.
Lunch was served by the Beavertail Catering. Everyone enjoyed the baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, bread, coffee and ice cream.
The 50/50 drawing was held and the winners were Elizabeth Baldwin, Herb Centner, Mary Edwards, Mary Gangi, Mayme Joy, Ann Kaminski, Carolyn LoGuidice, Ralph Moch, Jackie Paddock, Nancy St. George, Birdie Walczak and Tammy Skelly.
The meeting began with the president thanking the June calling committee which were Baldwin, Dorothy Hilliker, Mickey Calicchia, Gangi, Lucille Rizzo and Josephine Wierczynski.
The calling committee for July will be Gert Majka, Hilliker, Rose Mary Mancuso, Mary Lewandowski, Gert Syper and Wierczynski.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to June members which were Allen Jones, Ann Kurgan, Charles Alaimo, Gen Ludeman, Gerri Comroy, Gert Majka, Josephine Siragusa, Phyliss Laurito, Rita Szot, Sandi Helman, Anthony Borrello, Betty Palmer and Peter White.
The treasurer's report was given by Joy.
The next luncheon will be on July 9. The menu will be stuffed manicotti, meatballs, tossed salad, bread, coffee and dessert.
The guest speakers were Tammy Skelly, the administrator of the WCA Home, and Poniatowski, the registered nurse at the WCA Home in Fredonia. They both gave the club up-to-date information on the WCA Home. Literature was available to members with up-to-date information on the home.
Adio and Cassie Gizzi were congratulated on their 65th wedding anniversary. Leonard and Alberta Catalona were also congratulated.
Leonard Catalano spoke on senior trips. Call 366-3941 if interested.
Bingo was played, hosted by Carrie LoGuidice and Mayme Joy.