Community Notebook

Brocton PTSA meeting Thursday

The Brocton Central School PTSA will hold a meeting for the election of 2013-2014 officers on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the elementary school library. All members are urged to attend this important meeting.

Coast Guard Auxiliary seeking new members

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 32, is looking for new volunteers in western New York. Volunteers with boats are needed but there is no requirement to own a boat, and no experience is needed in boating to join the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Training is offered in many areas or a person can bring skills and teach others.

Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary could find themselves saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 364 days a year. That’s life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don’t just train. We train and perform.

A person must be at least 17 and a background check is required. Former or retired military members may wear any earned decorations on their uniforms.

Meetings are held at the Dunkirk Detachment of Flotilla 3-2 in Dunkirk, or at Flotilla 3-2’s home base in Hamburg.

For more information and to be contacted, visit our local website. or call Doug at 366-0899.

Native Pride Vendor Day on Saturday

Native Pride Vendor Day will be held Saturday, June 29 at Native Pride, 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Native artists will be selling artwork, beadwork, pottery, paintings and carvings. Starting at 10 a.m., there will be a traditional opening, “The words that come before all else.”

At noon, Perry Ground, Onondaga story teller is scheduled at noon. At 4 p.m. visitors can meet Alyssa Schmidt of the Seneca Beaver Clan, the current New York State Fair Indian Village Princess. A free children’s craft will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Free set up for Native vendors but they must provide own tent, tables and seating.

For more information, contact Jan at 934-5130. The event is free and open to the public.