COLLINS - The 50-Plus Senior Program's activities for the upcoming week begin with a Pinochle and Euchre Card Party on Sunday and close with a Game Afternoon on Friday.
The card party gets underway at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. Cost is $5 and includes cash table prizes and lunch. Friday's Game Afternoon starts at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room. The senior program has a variety of games and it is a great way to spend a winter afternoon.
The center will be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and all Monday senior programs are canceled. Other activities for the week are: Tuesday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m. Wednesday - Indoor walking and Exercise led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium; 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; Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., Senior Room; Senior Bowling, 1 p.m. K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $1.75 per game or 3 games for $5. Thursday - Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gym. Friday - Indoor Walking and Exercise, 9 a.m., gymnasium; 1 p.m. Game Afternoon, Senior Room.
Another Soup and Sandwich Lunch has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24. The menu is bean soup, hot dog, dessert and beverages. Price remains at $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than noon on Monday by calling 532-2507. A sign-up sheet also is available in the Senior Room during program hours. Sequence Board Game and cards will be available following the lunch.
A sign-up sheet is also available for the Friday, Jan. 27, painting lesson to be taught by local artist Eleanor Arendt. Cost is $1.50 and is to be paid when class convenes at 1 p.m. in the senior room. Registration is required and also can be made by calling 532-2507 by Jan. 25.
Seats are available for the June 6-8 bus trip to see "Jonah" at Lancaster, Pa.
For more information, call Joan Byrne, 532-2507, or 532-2006, Ext. 21. A reminder: in the event of inclement weather check TV Channels 2 and 5 for L. K. Painter Community Center senior activity closures.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. Vice President Helen Barone led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America." A moment of silence was observed for service men and women.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Betty Korzeniewski, who observed her birthday Jan. 9. The members all congratulated her and wished her many more.
A reading entitled "The Sign" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. As secretary, she read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted by Charlene Hallmark and Jean Kubera. Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak read the financial report. It was accepted by Irene Christopher and Korzeniewski.
Attendance prizes were won by Korzeniewski, Mackowiak and Kubera. Helper of the day was Charlene Hallmark and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Jan. 17 is Wierczynski.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met recently at the Senior Center at 45 Cliffstar Court. The meeting was called to order by the President Barbara Barberich, followed by the singing of "God Bless America." A reading entitled "A New Day" was read by the acting chaplain Carol Kozlowski.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read. A motion to accept was made by Charlene Hallmark; seconded by Jeanette Niedbalski. The treasurer's report was given. A motion to accept was made by Betty Erick, seconded by Jean Kubera.
Attendance prizes were awarded to Betsy Standera, Jane Steffan and Ronnie Ginley.
Members were asked to review the existing phone list and update as necessary. The Sunshine Chairman reported sending a card to Jenny Mleczko at the County Home.
The refreshment committee for the day was Betsy Standera and Jean Szot. Refreshment co-chairman for Jan. 18 will be Sandra Tapasto and Jean Szot.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Carm Tampio called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Carm Morabito read a poem called "Winter."
Secretary Hilliker, Acting Treasurer Melanie Bates and Financial Secretary Jeanette Mula gave their reports and all were approved as read. Roll call was taken by Josie Crino with 31 members present.
The Christmas party was reported a success, with 46 members present. The tables were decorated with poinsettias, favors and candy. The members enjoyed their dinner and the various beverages served. Carm thanked the committee of Thelma and Ernie Hilliker, Mary Congdon, Dorothy Miniri and Carm Morabito. In lieu of gifts, the club collected $100 which was donated to the Silver Creek Food Pantry.
The next meeting for Jan. 18 will be the soup luncheon. Those attending are asked to bring their own bowl and spoon. The refreshment committee for that day will be Nancy Greco, Diane Seegert, Rose Falcone and Pat Morrelle.
A sign-up sheet was passed for the monthly party committee. On Feb. 15, the club will be hosting its annual Valentine's Day party.
Jack Mateszon and Joe Ark held 50/50 and Joe and Theresa Ark called Bingo.
The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Pioneers Social Club
FORESTVILLE - President Carol Pierce called the Pioneers Social Club meeting to order Monday. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Norma Stewart. The roll call had 29 members present. The secretary's report was read by Judy Hahn. The treasurer's report was given by Angie Logan. Nancy Wilson made the motion to accept the report, seconded by Norma Youngberg.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to January meetings: Wilma Crowell, Betty Kuzora, Loretta Nobles, Dick Mosher, Dorothy Schneider. Sunshine girl sent a sympathy card out to Arlene Miller.
The food committee for the Feb. 6 meeting are Marion Ziecker, Lois Benzoni, Margaret Best and Joan Blohm.
A discussion was carried on by the group about upcoming trips. It was decided to wait until spring for further discussion and decision-making. Motion made to accept was made by Nancy Wilson, seconded by Jerry Bostaph.
The 50/50 prize was won by Gertie Syper and Barb Tower. The lunch tickets were won by Peg Heiden and Enebel Mirando. The Riles and Woolley award was won by Peg Heiden.
In old business, members are still collecting coupons for service men and women and their families. Members are also collecting Box Tops for Education to be used by the teachers of Forestville Central School.
All members were asked to fill out a questionnaire listing name, address, phone number and individual interest.
A phone tree was set up for the United Senior Council meeting planned for Jan. 12 in Frewsburg.
Brownies, cupcakes and juice were enjoyed by all.
The next meeting will be on Feb. 6.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Jan. 3 on Route 5 with 23 present. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all joining in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America." A prayer was given by Chaplain Irene Conny.
Milt Griewisch was given the club's blessings as he lost his son Tom after a battle with cancer. He thanks all the members for prayers and thoughtfulness.
The Hole Parker drawing was won by Conny. Several drawings were won by several members.
Dues are due for 2012.
Mary Ann Seibert's grandson will take care of snowplowing the club's driveway.
Lucille Wells and Clara Griffin were to provide refreshments for the Jan. 10 meeting.
The Silver Creek Seniors reconvened Tuesday on Route 5 with 20 members in attendance. President Newman opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Chaplain Conny offered a prayer, "Nothing is too difficult."
One of the club's members, Arlene Mohart, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8. The seniors observed a moment of silence for her. Members' thoughts and prayers are with Carlton, her husband, and sons. Corky Patton was absent due to a fall, but is home.
Minutes were presented by the Secretary Griffin and Newman gave his wife's treasurer's report as she is ill. Mary Ann Seibert gave the petty cash report. Newman read a few stories.
Drawings were won by several members. Bingo was called by Ernie Hilliker. The food committee for Jan. 17 is Conrad Pawlak and Rose Falcone, with the meeting at 1 p.m.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - Plans were announced for the Sinclairville Senior Citizens' next luncheon to be held on Valentine's Day at noon. Vice President Linda Parmenter will be in charge of the Valentine table decorations, and there will be valentine cards given to all in attendance. The meal will be a tureen dinner, and all those attending are encouraged to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table settings. Sunshine chairman Betty Wielgasz said she will one of those who will be making a special Valentine dessert. President Elaine Palmer-Titus said that on this special day, she is asking all to bring a photograph of their parents or themselves in their younger days, and seeing if all could identify the people. Everyone is encouraged to attend this fun planned event.
President Titus gave the blessing prior to the lunch, and then led all in the Lord's Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. President Titus then talked about some of the Christmas cards that she had which had photographs of old pickup trucks. Nellie Sharp was recognized for her birthday, with the birthday song being sung to her by all. Thanks were extended to Diman Smith, Louisa Smith and Laura Turzillo for the table decorations at the recent luncheon.
Bill Wittenbrook was in charge of drawings and recipients included Diman Smith, Claudia Wittenbrook, Louisa Smith, Jim and Fran Odell, Wittenbrook, Marna Wolaver, Betty Wielgasz, Laura Turzillo, Linda Parmenter, Pearl Sitterly, John and Susan Sipos, President Titus, and Nellie Sharp.
Guest speaker at the luncheon was Marna Terry Wolaver. She spoke on "Spacial Dynamics." These included healthy movements to ease the strain on one's body. Included in the movements were sitting, walking, marching, getting out of a chair, getting up after falling, getting out of bed, getting in and out of a car, and turning when backing up in a car. The talk is one that affects all, and was very much worthwhile. These moves, said Wolaver, are to create flexibility. A round of appreciation was extended to Wolaver for her discussion.
The financial report was given by Claudia Wittenbrook, and the minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary John Sipos. All those attending the Valentine's day luncheon are urged to wear red clothing for the day.
New members are always welcome to the Sinclairville Senior Citizens. The group meets monthly in the Sinclairville fire hall.
Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association
On Tuesday, the Steger Hi-Rise Tenants met in the Community Room. President Gordon Raynor called the meeting to order with 16 members present. Vice President Carol Berry led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chaplain Josie Wierczynski gave a reading titled "A Lasting Peace." As secretary, she read the minutes of the previous meeting it was accepted as read by Cherriee Torres and Anita Rinehardt. Treasurer Shirley Palmatier gave the financial report. It was accepted by Addie Windsor and seconded by Jean Hallmark.
Sunshine Lady Addie Windsor sent get well cards to Linda Storm and Evelyn Chelsy. A sympathy card was sent to Rosalie Rivera following the death of her former husband.
Mass will be celebrated on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. in the Community Room with Father Joseph Zalacca, pastor of Holy Trinity Church, as the celebrant.
Nomination of officers will be on March 13. Members are asked to consider running for office.
The 50/50 raffles were won by Mary Benner, Phyllis Jagoda (twice), Kathy Stull, Jean Hallmark, Clara Weber, Cherriee Torres and Josie Wierczynski.
Bingo was played and refreshments were served.
The next meeting will be on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.