Senior club news

50-Plus Seniors

COLLINS – The 50-Plus Senior has several activities for Wednesday. Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., is held in the Community Room of Collins Public Library. For more information on this interesting craft, call Florence Reynolds at 532-3075.

Open Crafts with Pat Tucker starts at 1 p.m. in the Senior Room of L. K. Painter Community Center. The crafters are busy finishing the items they have been working on, starting new ones or just enjoying the company of new and old friends. A small informal Euchre Game is also available at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Senior Room. Both are open to anyone wishing to join in the fun.

Thursday is a legal holiday and the center is closed in observance of Independence Day. On Friday, the 50-Plus Senior Program and Collins Public Library co-sponsor the monthly Showtime movie in the Library’s Community Room. This must-see film for all ages, “Quartet,” stars Maggie Smith and is directed by Dustin Hoffman. The movie starts at 1 p.m. and popcorn will be available. The Community Room is air-conditioned.

Grape Belt Seniors

The Grape Belt Senior Center is currently offering a free course in Tai Chi being taught by Sam McClean. The first class met on Monday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.. It meets on Mondays and Fridays for the next 12 weeks. Stop by the center or call 672-5268 for more information.

The Travel Committee has planned a trip to the Seneca Allegheny Casino on Monday, July 15. The cost is $25 and each participant will be given $25 in slots and $5 toward food. Payment is due on July 3.

On Thursday, July 11 there is a trip to Lockport to cruise on the amazing 1840s Erie Canal. A buffet lunch will take place at canalside. Another highlight of this trip is a visit to the First Presbyterian Church, which has six original Tiffany windows.

Another exciting day trip is planned for Monday, Aug. 5 when participants will travel by motor coach to see the comedic mystery, “Sherlock Holmes – The Case of the Telltale Teapot.” A luncheon precedes the show and several interesting stops are made after the show. To register for any of these trips or to find out more information call Judy Marino at 672-5778.

All those who have registered for the five-day Treasures of Quebec tour need to complete their payment by July 5. Call Marianne Serio at 672-5274 to make payment arrangements. Call Marino to make a reservation.

There will be no exercise class on Friday, July 5. Exercise class will resume on Monday, July 8 at 9 a.m. New participants are always welcome.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on June 26. The president led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “Autumn Prayer” was given by Loretta Hemink.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Barb Barberich with a second by Ronnie Ginley.

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Dorothy Sarzyniak with a second by Marian Genovese.

Attendance prizes were won by Barberich, Peg Williams and Irene Christopher.

Helper of the day was Christopher. Others also assisted.

The kitchen committee for July 3 is Pat Martinez and Carol Kozlowski.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Jean Kubera with a second by Williams.

Mt. Carmel Social Club

SILVER CREEK – Thirty-five members recently enjoyed a strawberry social at Mt. Carmel Hall. President Carm Tampio opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Carm Morabito gave a prayer.

All reports were read and accepted.

It was announced that there will be no meeting on July 3.

Pat Morelle announced that a prayer service will be held July 17 with St. Rose of Lima for the children lost through abortion.

On July 17 at the regular meeting, a hot dog roast will be held. Committee members will be Diane Seegert, Gerry Peide, Gene and Ginny Chesboro, Leo Morabito and Vince Tampio.

The sign-up sheet is still available for those wishing to take a safe driving class on Sept. 9 and 10. Completion of this course will give participants a discount on auto insurance.

A 50/50 raffle and Bingo were also held.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Happy Seniors met on Friday, June 21. The prayer was offered by Bob Wray followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Members sang “God Bless America” and the Happy senior anthem.

The roll was taken, secretary and treasurer reports were accepted as read. Joanne Martin has a trip to Art Park to see “My Fair Lady,” the cost is $60 and must be paid soon. Contact Martin for details.

There will be no meeting on July 5, so the next meeting is on July 19 at noon. It will be a cook-out. Volunteers will bring salads and the Happy Seniors will provide hot dogs and rolls. This year’s Senior Picnic is at Midway on Aug. 9. Tickets are available for $6 at the Dunkirk Senior Center.

The 50/50 was won by Joyce Petrakiewicz and Jo Wehust and the Riles and Woolley drawing went to Joan Guzik.

Silver Creek Seniors

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday with 26 members present.

President Ed Newman opened the meeting by leading all of the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America.”

A birthday card was signed by everyone for a former member John Krestic, who will be 99 years old on July 7. He resides at Fredonia Place.

A prayer was presented by Irene Conny entitled “When Trials Come.”

Lorrie Newman read a few jokes.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Conny, Ernie Hilliker and Lorrie Newman.

A new sign reading “Silver Creek Senior Center” is now in place in front of the building. Thanks for that go out to President Newman and Harry Suski.

Bingo was called by Joan Suski.

Birthdays for Marv and Fran Smith and Mary Ann Seibert were honored with cake, ice cream and boutonnieres.

Lorrie Newman and Janice Snyder will be in charge of food for the July 2 meeting.

Westfield Senior Citizens

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Senior Citizens met June 13 at the YWCA with 22 members enjoying a pot-luck dinner.

Kent Knappenberger, WACS music director, presented a program. Seven young men entertained the group by singing several numbers. Soloist Christopher Kelly sang “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” and Trevor North sang “Joanna” from “Sweeney Todd.”

The meeting was called to order by Shirley Kolpien. New member Marcia McCormack was welcomed.

As devotions, Chaplain Joyce Wainwright read “Fill Your Life With Blessings” by Ruth Moyer Gilmour.

June birthdays were celebrated by Barb Travis, Fran Anderson, Dan Hess and Herb Johnson. Bob and Darla Augur were wished a happy anniversary.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Trudy Stafford and the door prizes were won by Sally Merwin and Mary Lou Catania.

The annual picnic will be held July 11 at noon. This will be held behind the YWCA, weather permitting. Otherwise it will be held inside of the building. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs, table services and dishes to pass. If anyone is unable to prepare a dish for any reason, he or she will pay $5 for the meal.

Each member should also bring a new or unused item with a value of at least $5 for a Chinese auction. Tickets for the auction will be sold at the picnic; $5 buys six tickets.

The kitchen committee consists of Catania, Amy Gregory, Emma Lapocevik, Stafford, Geri Harper, McCormack and Darla Augur. Desserts have been delegated to members of this committee.