Mt. Carmel Seniors
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, the club met at the parish hall with 30 members in attendance. The meeting was called to order by club President Carm Tampio who led the Pledge to the Flag. Club Chaplin Carm Morabito offered a prayer.
Financial reports and expenditures were provided by Melanie Bates and Jeanette Mula. Past meeting minutes were read by club secretary Sue Borowski. All reports were accepted as read.
A standing ovation was given again for club member Dolores Trewiler who was recognized for her parachute jump. Trewiler is in her early 90s.
After refreshments, a 50/50 drawing was held and bingo was played by many.
It was reported the club's sister parish, St. Rose of Lima, held a Lawn Fete on Aug. 3 in Forestville, which was a huge success.
The club's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 20 and will feature its annual corn and sausage roast. Reservations for the event are requested and may be made by calling Tampio at 934 3349.
The committee for this meeting is comprised of Pauline Flitt, Nancy Greco, Janet Lasker, Jack Mateszon, Leo Morabito, Harry Suski and Vince Tampio.
New members are always welcomed.
Holy Trinity Seniors
The Holy Trinity Seniors will meet on Thursday Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. Members are asked to note the new time and attend this important meeting.
Josie Wierczynski will try to call members to remind them of the meeting.
Silver Creek Seniors
The Silver Creek Seniors meeting started with the Pledge to the Flag and singing of "God Bless America." President Ed Newman said a prayer for the group.
A few of the members are not up to par. Irene Coon fell at home; Marv Smith is at St. Columban's and Fran Smith is at the Chautauqua County Home trying to regain her strength.
Aug. 12, each member is to bring a salad for a 1 p.m. meeting.
Aug. 19 will be a corn roast at noon.
Iva McClenathan won the Hole-Parker drawing. Clara Griffin, Lorrie Newman and Bud Anger won the 50/50. Clara Griffin and Shirley Sikorski won the door prizes.
Joan Suski called bingo.
Dunkirk Senior Citizens
Departure time is 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20. The bus will stop for one coffee break and arrive in Wheeling at 12:30 p.m. Participants will have their choice of entertainment including live greyhound racing or the Wheeling Island Casino. The group will depart from Wheeling at 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 with one stop on the way home. The arrival home will be between 9 and 10 p.m.
If interested, call the Senior Center office at 366-7530.
The Dunkirk Senior Citizen Board of Directors is sponsoring a strawberry shortcake social at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19. There will be live music with music of the '50s through today. There will also be a theme basket raffle to benefit the Senior Center. Tickets are available for $5 per person. Admission is limited to the first 100 members.
The Dunkirk Senior Citizens Board of Directors is sponsoring a "Big Bingo" game on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Dunkirk Senior Center. A complimentary lunch and beverage will be served to the first 60 members, followed by bingo at 5 p.m. Come down and enjoy the fun.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled, "In My Darkest Hour" was given by Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read on a motion by Sara Azeez, with a second by Barb Barberich.
The treasurer's report was read by treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read on a motion by Jean Kubera, with a second by Betsy Standera.
Dorothy Kornacki, Pat Kozlowski and Jeanie Houser won attendance prizes.
Helpers of the day were Irene Christopher and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Aug. 27 will be Jane Steffan and Sandy Tapasto.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Steffan, with a second by Kornacki.
There will be no meeting on Aug. 13 because of Big Bingo. The next meeting is Aug. 20 for the picnic.
Chautauqua County Home Retirees
The Chautauqua County Home Retirees will hold its annual picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk at 5:30 p.m. Call Pat Byham at 672-5582 for reservations.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors meet in the center only three mornings a week, but they get together for frequent day trips, tours and other activities.
One of the exciting day trips it is offering is the Oct. 2 trip to the Corning Museum of Glass. The scenic route in the fall should be lovely. There will be a docent at the museum providing a guided tour. Lunch will be provided as well as a "hands-on" workshop where each person will make a sandblast wine glass. There will be time to explore the museum on your own before going to Bully Hill Vineyards for wine tasting.
On Oct. 24, there will be another day trip. This bus trip will be to Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo to see the Hit Men with lunch at Chef's Restaurant and a stopover at the Marilla Country Store in Elma on the way home. Call Judy at 672-5778 as soon as possible for more details on either of these trips or to reserve a seat.
Collins Center Seniors
The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday, Aug. 26. at the pavilion at the Gowanda American Legion. A potluck picnic lunch is planned for noon. Hot dogs will be furnished by the club.
Members are reminded that payment is due Aug. 26 for the trips to Titusville on Sept. 22, Hudson Valley on Oct. 6 to 9 and Corning on Oct. 17.
It is the policy to present the group's trips at two consecutive meetings and post information in the OBSERVER at least six times. If a trip does not fill with members during that timeframe, then nonmembers are accepted.
The motor coach for the trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino on Aug. 20 will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 8:30 a.m.
The Oct. 6 to 9 trip to Hudson Valley is a fall spectacular and includes tours of West Point and the Culinary Institute of America with dinner. Seats are available.
On Oct. 17, a trip is planned to the Corning Museum of Glass. The scenic route will be taken so participants can enjoy the fall colors. Lunch, a unique hands-on experience of wine glass sand-blasting and exploring the museum are all part of this experience. Seats are available and nonmembers are welcome.
A trip on Nov. 7 will include a lunch buffet at the Cove Restaurant and Banquet Facility and a show, "Singing With The Stars," that includes comedy and music from the past to the present. The show is presented by Viva Voca Entertainment with Sam and Nancy. The group will stop at the Made in America Store on the way home.
From Dec. 2 to 4, a trip is planned to the Festival of Lights in Wheeling, W. Va. Over a half million twinkling lights shine brightly and there are more than 300 acres of displays. The sights include a laser light show, model train exhibit, gingerbread houses, holiday village, great music and a stop at Cabalas.
Dec. 8 a trip to enjoy the joyous sounds of the Buffalo Choral Art Society for an afternoon performance at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Buffalo is planned. After the concert, the group will enjoy a sit-down dinner and a drive to view holiday light displays.
Tony Orlando will perform at the Event Center at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Wednesday, Dec 11. If there are enough passengers, a second motor coach will be added. Price includes motor coach transportation, tickets to the amazing show, slot dollars and food voucher. A $15 deposit is required to hold seats. Seats are available and nonmembers are welcome.
For additional 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
Brocton Portland Seniors
Brocton Portland Seniors recently met at the Brocton Legion. Margaret Jagoda introduced two guests. Bob Jagoda led the Pledge of Allegiance and then Chaplain Alberta Blakely's gave a prayer and called for a moment of silence.
Mary DeLand and Bea and Cliff Lee, set the tables complete with favors. Jagoda, Tom DeJoe and Bill Norris grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. The program on local history by Patricia Pihl was rescheduled for the August meeting due to unforeseen circumstances.
The secretary's report was read and accepted on a motion by Rita Bennett and Bill Norris. The Treasurer's report was read and accepted on a motion by Carm Johnson and Bennett.
The group discussed scheduling a lifeline speaker and a musician and updating the group's by-laws. Copies of the by-laws were given to committee members Pat Zanghi, Johnson, DeJoe, Lena Elliott and Ruth Neal to review. The committee will meet and present suggested changes at September meeting.
David Van Rensselaer explained about the OFA program "Am I OK?" Members discussed the closing of Community Bank this fall and new real property assessment.
Phyllis Bucholtz, Erma Colt and Dorothy Reading celebrated July birthdays. Julia Schrantz and Margaret Jagoda won the door prizes; raffle winners were Beulah Williams, Bill Norris and Bennett.
Elliott moved to adjourn the meeting. Afterwards, Jagoda called bingo for 10 games. Bingo players had a good time especially Bella Costa, guest of Rose Giambra.
The group's meeting on Aug. 25 is a birthday celebration. Committee members Cora Patterson, Johnson, Van Rensselaer and Giambra will set up, serve and clean up. Bennett will get Kentucky Fried Chicken for the meeting. A choice of original or grilled chicken is offered with potatoes, gravy, biscuits, coleslaw and vegetable. The cost is $5. Those who wish to attend should call Bennett at 792-4565 by Aug. 18. Members are to bring personal table service and may bring a dessert to share.
United Senior Citizens
The next meeting of the United Senior Citizens will be the group's annual indoor picnic to be held on Monday, Aug. 11 at the Fredonia Beaver Club. The menu is hot dogs, Italian sausage, small rolls, hamburgers on a small roll, potato salad, baked beans, cold watermelon, coffee and fruit punch. The cost for this will be $5 per person with paid up dues, $10 for guests or non-members. John D'Agostino, Publisher of the Dunkirk OBSERVER, will be the guest speaker for the August meeting.
Westfield Senior Citizens
On July 10, chairman of the day, Dolores Kaufman, opened the Westfield Senior Citizens meeting. She then relinquished the gavel to president Shirley Kolpein for some of her trademark cute stories.
Pizzas were delivered from Calarco's Restaurant in Westfield, and along with salads and desserts provided by the kitchen committee, were greatly enjoyed by all present.
The business agenda was completed during the meal. Betty Reid was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing and Lucile Inwood received the door prize.
The sunshine committee recognized July birthdays for Ann Cochran, Mary Lou Catania, Audrey Wilkinson, Joyce Wainwright and Amy Gregory. Pat Smith and Mary Cogliano received get-well cards.
On Aug. 14, the group will welcome Pat Cook, who performs an excellent Patsy Cline tribute.
The annual anniversary dinner will be Sept. 11. The club will provide the meat dishes and there will be a sign-up sheet at the August meeting for side dishes. Bingo is scheduled after dinner.
A devotional reading was given by Wainwright, and then Kolpein closed the session. The group listened to the North East Banjo Band, who came from Pennsylvania to share their talents in a selection of lively and familiar tunes, frequently interspersed with jokes and requests for the audience to sing along.
The kitchen committee for August is Gladys Hess, Mamie Criscione, and Kathy Best.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The Sheridan Happy Seniors will meet today at 1 p.m. The food committee is Joyce and Val Pietrkiewicz and Arlene Robinson.
Activities for the 50 Plus Senior Program this week follow.
Sunday: Pickle Ball is held at 6:30 p.m. at Collins Town Park basketball court, weather permitting. The activity moves to L.K. Painter Center if the weather is bad. Lois Johnson will show participants how to play this easy sport.
Wednesday: Senior Exercises start at 10 a.m. at the L.K. Painter Center in the new senior room. Pat Tucker takes participants through a series of low-impact regular and arthritis exercises. Quilting with Florence runs from 10:30 a.m until 2:30 p.m. at the Collins Public Library community room. Games and crafts with Pat Tucker will be held at the L.K. Painter Center senior room at 1 p.m.
Thursday: Pickle Ball is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.at Collins Town Park.
Friday: Aug. 8 the Collins Public Library is sponsoring a big band concert in the parking lot under a tent with seating. The P.C. Big Band All-Stars will perform music from the Glenn Miller era. Music starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome for this free show.
The group is now working on planning a trip to Kleinhan's Music Hall on Dec. 19 for the Holiday Pops Show. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly. More information on this wonderful holiday concert will be available in the coming weeks.
An AARP Driving Class is planned on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the L.K. Painter Center Community Room. Check back in the coming weeks for more information.
In October AFAA certified group fitness instructor Kim Robbins will be back to lead an eight-week class. More particulars will follow.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
The next meeting of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens group will be held in the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room on Tuesday, Aug. 12 promptly at noon. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to add to the meal and their own table settings. New members are always welcome.
The next scheduled meeting of the Steger Hi-Rise Tenant Association will be Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the community room.
Stockton, Cassadaga, and Lily Dale Seniors
On Aug. 11, the Stockton, Cassadaga and Lily Dale Senior Citizens' meeting will be a chicken barbecue at noon at the Stockton Firemen Grounds. Members are asked to bring a meatless dish to pass and their own table service and beverage.
The Sept. 8 meeting will be held at the Cassadaga American Legion at noon. It will include hot dogs and an ice cream social. There is no need for a dish to pass. Members should just bring their own table service.
New members are always welcome. For details, call 595-2490.