Senior club news

Collins Center Seniors

COLLINS CENTER – The February meeting for the Collins Center Seniors was well- attended and the pot-luck lunch was enjoyed by all.

Members are reminded that the motor coach for the Irish Festival will depart Wednesday from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 9 a.m.

Seats are available and non-members are welcome April 1 for a Dyngus Day Party at Cove Banquet Facility, with the group to enjoy a Polish buffet and entertainment by the Fritz’s Polka Band.

The seniors have scheduled a trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino on Wednesday, April 10 at the request of several members.

Seats are available and non-members are welcome May 30 for “Here’s to the Divas and Dames” luncheon show and a tour the Medina Railroad Museum and other stops.

June 26, the seniors will travel to the Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, Pa., to enjoy the gardens before lunch and the show “Boeing, Boeing.” This show is entertaining and full of laughs. Non-members are welcome.

Two new trips were introduced at the February meeting. On July 10, the Safari Trolley will take the group on a “Hidden Valley Animal Adventure” and interact with more than 30 species of animals from all over the world and enjoy a lunch buffet at the lodge. Participants will make other stops on the way home and enjoy a special dessert.

On Oct. 6-9, members will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of fall colors in the Hudson Valley, with visits to the West Point Academy, Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Mills Mansion, Culinary Institute of America including dinner, Purple Heart Hall of Honors, Orange County Choppers, Roosevelt’s Home and Museum, Walk over the Hudson and lots more. Participants will also enjoy a cruise on the Hudson River aboard the historic Commander.

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.

50-Plus Seniors

COLLINS – A sufficient number of 50-Plus Seniors have signed up for the Sunday, April 14 bus trip to for the matinee performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in the Marvel Theatre at SUNY Fredonia so anyone who has not yet paid must get a check to Collins Town Hall no later than Wednesday, March 13.

Cost is $28 for residents of the Towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $30 for all others. Checks payable to Town of Collins are to be sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention Trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034. Cost includes a Soup Supper at L. K Painter Community Center upon return.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held Tuesday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in the Painter Center Community Room. Cost is $17 with valid AARP memberships and $19 for all others. Payment must be by check or money order made out to AARP, cash will not be accepted. Payment must be received at the Collins Town Hall within five working days after making telephone reservation by calling Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507. Payment is to be sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins.

Indoor Walking and Exercises led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m. in the gymnasium, will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Informal Euchre Game is 1 p.m. in the Senior Room on Monday. Gentle Arthritis Exercises will be held at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Tuesday Senior Soup and Sandwich Luncheon will be at noon in the Senior Room. The cost is $2.50, will the menu including cabbage soup, egg salad sandwich, dessert and beverages. Cards or Sequence game are to follow.

On Wednesday, Quilting with Florence is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. For more information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Also on Wednesday are Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., Senior Room, and Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $1.75 per game or three games for $5.

Community Service is Friday, March 15, 1 p.m., in the Senior Room. Come help with holiday favors for area senior residents.

Sunday, March 17 is the Pinochle and Euchre Card Party sponsored by 50-Plus Seniors, 1:30 p.m., gymnasium. The $5 cost includes cash table prizes and desserts.

Grape Belt Seniors

The Grape Belt Seniors welcomed David Wendt, from Wendt Touring to the senior center on March 4. Community members as well as members from the center watched and listened as Wendt described the upcoming Pennsylvania Rail Adventure, scheduled May 14-17. Some of the scenes included in his PowerPoint presentation were from the Laurel Highlands, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, world famous Horseshoe Curve, Amish Sights and much more.

The three-night/four-day tour includes breakfasts, five other meals, hotel accommodations with indoor swimming pools, sightseeing, and two professional shows. There will also be some time allowed for shopping, with one of the hotels next to an outlet mall. For more information about this tour or to make a reservation, call Marianne Serio at 672-5274.

There are still a few openings for the Seneca Casino trip on March 27. The bus will leave the Big Lots Parking Lot at 9 a.m. and the cost is $25 with each participant receiving $20 in slots and $5 toward the luncheon buffet. To reserve a spot, call Serio at 672-5274.

Yoga class continues every Friday in March at 10:45 a.m. The knitting and crocheting group will meet on Wednesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30. Readers Theatre met on Wednesday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. and will meet again on April 3. New participants are always welcome in all the groups.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “Our Time Together” was given by Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Agnes Warner with a second by Pat Kozlowski.

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Jean Szot with a second by Jane Steffan.

Attendance prizes were won by Mary Dworak, Dorothy Sarzyniak and Szot. The helper of the day was Irene Christopher, and others assisted.

The kitchen committee for March 13 is Nancy Woloszyn and Wierczynski.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Sophie Kubasik with a second by Peggy Williams.

“Happy Birthday” was sung to Stella Michalak and she was wished many more.

Mt. Carmel Social Club

SILVER CREEK – President Carm Tampio called the meeting to order on Wednesday with the pledge to the flag.

Carm Morabito read a prayer. Roll call was answered by 35 members. All reports were read and accepted.

The sign-up sheet for St. Joseph’s Day was completed. It will be held Wednesday, March 20. Members should bring food at noon, ready to serve. Table service will be provided.

Guest for the day was Mr. Cleary. He is an accomplished song writer and entertainer and also president of the Forestville school board. He sang songs that he composed and explained their origin. Everyone enjoyed his music.

The next meeting is March 20, which will also be the group’s celebration of St. Joseph’s Day.

Pioneer Social Club

FORESTVILLE – The Forestville Pioneer Social Club met on March 4 with Ruth Kuehn presiding. Barb Tower led the Pledge of Allegiance and the opening prayer was given by Dorothy Merrill.

Roll call was answered by 27 members. The secretary’s report was read by Peg Heiden. A motion to accept was made by Judy Hahn and Betty Kuzora. Angie Logan gave the treasurer’s report. A motion to accept was made by Jane Penhollow and Enebel Mirando.

“Happy Birthday” was sung for the March birthdays of Kuehn, Molly Meadows, Mirando, Carol Pierce and Shirley Bostaph.

The lunch tickets were won by Penhollow and Barb Tower. The 50/50 winners were Jayme Clark and Norma Steward. Norris Nobles won the Riles and Woolley prize.

Two new members, Clark and Janice Polisoto, were welcomed.

Nancy Wilson offered to take care of the Dollar Table. She also asked that members bring items to the next meeting to donate to the Humane Society.

A St. Patrick’s Day party is planned for March 18 at 11:45 a.m. in the group’s meeting room. Members should contact Kuehn if they didn’t sign up but plan to attend.

The United Senior Council is meeting at the Forestville Municipal Building on April 11 at 10 a.m.

The refreshment committee for the April 1 meeting is Meadows, Mirando and Merrill.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Happy Seniors’ recent meeting was opened by President Ellyn Sutehall. A prayer was given by Arlene Miller. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and “God Bless America” was sung, followed by the Happy Senior Anthem. Roll call was taken by Shirley Sikorski.

The dessert committee for the March 15 meeting has been suspended due to the pot luck luncheon at noon that day. Members are reminded that lunch starts at noon. They should bring their best dishes to pass.

Minutes were read and accepted, as was the treasurer’s report. March birthdays were announced and “Happy Birthday” was sung. Thanks go to Joanne Martin, Fred Sikorski and Angie Logan for their help on the Allegheny Casino trip. Martin announced a nine-day, eight-night bus excursion to South Dakota that the North Collins Seniors are sponsoring in late September or early October. The cost is $701. For more details, contact Martin. Other possible trips being discussed are shopping trips to Vidler’s, Sprague’s for maple syrup, and several destinations in Erie, Pa. Members who have other ideas for potential trips should speak up at the next meeting. “Missing You” cards will be sent to the Bremers, Bob Wray, Mable Warner and Jo Wilkosz.

There was no speaker this week, but several are lined up. The “Made in America” store in Elma is sending a speaker on April 12, and there will be no meeting on Good Friday. Gertie Seifert made a motion to reimburse speakers $15 for their gas if they travel to the meetings from more than 5 miles away.

The 50/50 was won by Fred Sikorski and Wilma Crowell and the Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Clara Griffin. On April 26, Shirley Sikorski will have the Mega Table Drawing, so members should remember their collectibles.

Refreshments were served after the meeting.

Silver Creek Seniors

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday on Route 5 with 23 members present. Chaplain Irene Conny read a prayer titled “Prayer Request,” followed by all of the members enjoying pizza. After their meal, Vice President Joan Suski presided over the meeting in place of President Ed Newman. All members said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “God Bless America.”

Suski announced that Joyce Snyder is in Brooks Hospital.

The secretary read the minutes, which were accepted. The financial report was given by Lorrie Newman and accepted. She also read a few whimsical stories.

Fred Sikorski announced information about upcoming senior trips. The first one is to Pennsylvania to a maple syrup business in April. The second one is to Erie Station dinner theatre in June. More information will be given about these trips in future meetings.

The Hole Parker drawing was won by Mary Ann Seibert. The weekly drawing was won by Fran Smith and Seibert. Several members won the 50/50.

Ernie Hilliker called Bingo.

Food for Tuesday’s meeting will be a ham and cabbage dinner. David Griffin will present some travel pictures.