United Senior Citizens
Monday, Sept. 8, the United Senior Citizens will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club at noon. The menu for this month is roast beef on weck or plain rolls, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable casserole, tossed salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $8. The guest speaker will be Dottie Rexford, author of the book "Cora Pooler." For reservations, call Charlie St. George at 672-4432.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
The second of two monthly meetings was held on Wednesday, Aug. 20 in the Mt. Carmel parish auditorium. Forty club members and four guests attended and enjoyed a sausage, corn and watermelon luncheon.
All the male members who are outnumbered by about six to one by the female members participated in the sausage cookout. Hats off to Leo Morabito who led the effort.
After a pledge to the flag, and a blessing by Father Dan Fiebelkorn, a short business meeting was conducted by club President Carm Tampio. A 50/50 drawing was held and Bingo was enjoyed by many.
The club's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3. The refreshment committee for that event is Pauline Flitt, Janet Lasker, and Dolores Trewiler.
New members are always welcome.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "What the Lord has Promised" was given by Loretta Hemink.
Secretary Hemink read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted as read by Dorothy Kornacki, with a second by Sophia Kubasik.
Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski read her report which was accepted as read by Pat Pacos, with a second by Barb Barberich.
Betty Erick, Betsy Standera and Kubasik won attendance prizes.
Helpers of the day were Irene Christopher and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for Aug. 27 is Jane Steffan and Sophia Urbanik.
The group had a picnic at the Center on Aug. 20. There was a really nice turnout.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Nancy Woloszyn, seconded by Sara Azeez.
Silver Creek Seniors
Dorothy Miniri started the club's luncheon day with a prayer.
The luncheon featured various salads and a corn roast. The club thanks Feinen Farms on Route 20 in Sheridan for a generous donation of delicious corn. Even bingo player winners received corn. The club also thanks Eleanor and Ed Lemiszko, relatives of the Feinens. It was a very nice luncheon and day.
The Senior Club heard that Iva McClenathan is in the hospital, but there are no details of where or why she is there. Members will pray for her.
50/50 winners were Fred Sikorski, Jane Park and Clara Griffin.
Miniri called bingo.
The celebration of July and August birthdays is planned for next week. Cake and ice cream will be served.
The fall schedule of senior exercises will be starting up on Wednesday Sept. 3 with classes beginning at 9am. These classes will continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Painter Center gym. Arthritis group exercises will start at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Labor Day Sept. 1 the center is closed.
On Tuesday Sept. 16 at noon there will be a senior potluck picnic at the Collins Town Park pavilion. Along with wonderful food items, towel bingo is the featured activity.
No movie days or quilting classes will be held in September. The AARP Driving Course for October 7 is filling up fast. Call 532-2006 ext. 21 to make a reservation.
Activities for the week of Aug. 24 to 30 are below
Sunday: Pickle Ball will be held at 6:30 p.m at the Collins Town Park or the L.K. Painter Center gym if the weather is bad.
Wednesday: Senior exercises with Pat Tucker are scheduled at 10 a.m. in the new senior room. Quilting with Florence is held from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Collins Library Community Room. Games/crafts is held at 1 p.m. in the senior room.
Thursday: Pickle Ball is held at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Town Park.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The next meeting of the Sheridan Happy Seniors will be Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. The food committee for the next meeting is Burdella Warner, Teresa Warner and Wehust.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors are pleased that David Wendt will be at the Center on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. He will be meeting with those going on the Cape Cod tour to present the detailed itinerary and answer any questions. In addition, he is interested in suggestions for future trips. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served. The Travel Committee would greatly appreciate it if some of the GBS regulars would bake cookies for this meeting.
There is still time to register for upcoming day trips. On Oct. 2, there is a 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 before going to Bully Hill Vineyards for wine tasting.
Another day trip on Oct. 24 will be to Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo to see the Hit Men The trip also includes lunch at Chef's Restaurant and a stopover at the Marilla Country Store in Elma on the way home. Call Judy at 672-5778 soon for more details on either of these trips or to reserve a seat.
In addition to the 9 a.m. exercise class held on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, a Tai Chi class is being offered on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Collins Center Seniors News
The next meeting of the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon. Hot dogs will be furnished by the club. Note that passengers for the Sept. 14 to 18 trip to Mackinac Island are asked to stay after lunch for a short meeting to receive the itinerary and additional information about the trip.
Seats are available for the Sept. 9 Seneca Niagara Casino and payment is due Aug. 25.
Payment is due Aug. 25 for the Oct. 4 trip to the Windmill Craft and Farm Market and the Glen Curtiss Museum.
A special customer appreciation trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino is scheduled for Oct. 20.
Seats are available and nonmembers are welcome because there are two motor coaches going to the show at Kleinhans Music Hall on Oct. 24. The morning will begin with coffee and doughnuts before the 10:30 a.m. show. Those who love performers such as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, Carly Simon and Elton John from the glory days of Rock & Roll will love this show. A sit-down lunch at Chef's Restaurant is part of the package. A $37 deposit is needed to hold seats.
On Nov. 9, a group will go to see "Mamma Mia," the ultimate feel-good show at Shea's. This smash-hit musical combines ABBA's greatest hits, including "Dancing Queen," "SOS," "Super Trouper" "Take A Chance On Me" and "The Winner Takes It All" with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Following the show, the group will enjoy dinner at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
The Seneca Niagara Casino presents the "Deana Martin Holiday Show" in the Event Center on Dec. 10. Enjoy traditional holiday songs from the talented daughter of the late Dean Martin. The trip includes luxury motor coach transportation, tickets for the 2 p.m. show, slot dollars and food voucher.
A 16-day September 2015 Bucket List West trip is in the planning stages. This trip will have free time built into it so the days wouldn't be long and exhausting. Several great stops are planned en route to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. The group will spend three nights in Flagstaff with day trips to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Sedona. En route to a two-night stay in Las Vegas the group will stop in Kingman at the Route. 66 Museum. The route home will be through the Colorado Rockies. Final details should be available by the November meeting.
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
The Brocton Portland Seniors will meet Monday at Brocton Legion at noon. Patricia Pihl, author of Lost Places of Chautauqua County, will present a program. Committee of the day is Carm Johnson, David VanRensselaer, Rose Giambra and Cora Patterson. Members signed up for the Kentucky Fried Chicken meal are to bring personal table service with dessert optional.
Steger Hi-Rise Tenant Association
The next scheduled meeting of the Steger Hi-Rise Tenant Association will be Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the community room.