Senior club news

Grape Belt Seniors

On July 11, many Grape Belt Seniors enjoyed a bus and boat trip to the Lockport locks. They are looking forward to their next outing on Monday, Aug. 5 to a luncheon and theatre trip. Besides the mystery comedy of Sherlock Holmes, there will be a visit to the Jell-o Museum and Gallery, Leroy House, Kutters Cheese and a market offering local maple syrup, honey and much more. Call Judy at 672-5778 to register.

The exercise class, which meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. is getting more and more popular as new members keep joining the group. The group has fun while exercising and appreciates the talents of some of the exercisers who whistle along with the music. Coffee hour, which follows exercise class, is also being enjoyed by more participants. There will be no exercise class or tai chi the week of July 22.

The monthly board meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:15 a.m.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on July 3. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “The Rarest of Gifts” was given by Loretta Hemink.

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

The treasurer’s report was read by treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Carol Kozlowski.

Attendance prizes were won by Jean Szot, Sophia Urbanik and Irene Christopher.

The helper of the day was Christopher. Others assisted.

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

A reading entitled “Symbol of Love” was given by Hemink.

The minutes of the previous meeting were given by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Barberich with a second by Jane Steffan.

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Sophia Kubasik and Carol Kozlowski.

Attendance prizes were won by Pat Kozlowski, Carrie Gawronski and Christopher.

Helper of the Day was Christopher. Others assisted.

The kitchen committee for July 24 is Pat Pacos and Mary Privitera.

There will be no meeting next week due to Big Bingo at the Dunkirk Senior Center.

Pioneer Social Club

FORESTVILLE – The Pioneer Social Club met on July 1 with Carol DiPirro presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Barb Tower and the opening prayer was given by Dorothy Merrill. Roll call was answered by 26 members.

The secretary’s report was read by Peg Heiden and accepted as read by Gertie Syper and Norris Nobles.

The treasurer’s report was read by Marlene Bradigan and accepted as read by Arlene Miller and Angie Logan.

“Happy Birthday” was sung for the members who celebrate birthdays in July, including Joan Blohm, Marion Ziecker, Carol McEntarfer and Theresa Latshaw.

Happy anniversary wishes were extended to Betty and Henry Kuzora who celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 2.

“Sunshine Gal” Heiden sent get well cards to Marjorie Hock and Ruth Kuehn.

The lunch ticket winners were Enebel Mirando and Latshaw. The 50/50 winners were Barb Tower and Ziecker. The Riles and Woolley prize was won by Jane Penhollow.

A motion was made that a member must attend four meetings a year to qualify for the club to pay for one-half of his or her dinner when the club holds luncheons at restaurants. A guest must always pay full price.

The Aug. 5 picnic will be held at the Hanover Town Park at noon. Members should each bring a dish to pass and his or her own table service.

The refreshment committee for the Sept. 9 meeting is Tower, Syper and John Reardon.

Share and Care Seniors Board

The Share and Care Seniors Board met on July 2.

Jeanine Smith has updated membership records.

Sympathy cards were sent to former members Edward Krystofik, Mildred Kolodziej and Mary Zanghi. Birthday greetings were extended to centenarian Wilma Zimmerman. “Happy Retirement” was wished to Roberta Valentine.

The annual summer picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Beaver Club. Doors will open at 3 p.m. with a social hour and card playing. At 5 p.m., dinner will be served. Bingo will follow at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for guests or non-members. For reservations and more information, call Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060 or Rose Cerrie at 679-4386.

The work committee will be assigned at the next meeting. The selected menu will be baked chicken, sausage with peppers and mashed potatoes. There will also be a tossed salad and dessert.

The next board meeting will be on Aug. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Silver Creek Seniors

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met July 2 with 26 members in attendance. President Ed Newman presided over the short meeting. All members joined in singing “God Bless America” and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The atmosphere was very patriotic with appropriate songs being played and tables decorated with red tablecloths and red, white and blue flowers and flags.

Chaplain Irene Conny read a prayer called “Walk With Me.”

Lorrie Newman gave her financial report, which was accepted as read by Mary Congdon and Shirley Sikorski. The Hole Parker drawing was won by Jane Park.

Ed Prouse and Rose Falcone won the number drawings. The 50/50 was won by Lorrie Newman, Iva McClenathan and Carl Mohart.

Bingo was called by Ernie Hilliker.

The Silver Creek Seniors reconvened Tuesday at the Clubrooms on Route 5. Newman led the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America.”

The club held its hot dog roast, which was enjoyed by the members. The blessing was given by Dorothy Miniri.

Corky Patton is still recuperating. She is resting at home after her fall.

The refreshment committee for July 16 will be Bart Adams, Evelyn Martin, Joyce Snyder and Rose Falcone. They will all chip in for pizza.

Lorrie Newman read some jokes to entertain the members. Marv Smith called Bingo.

Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association

The Steger Hi-Rise Tenants Association meeting was held July 9 in the Community Room at 5:30 p.m. President Rosa Vega called the meeting to order. Vice President Alba Santiago led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Josie Wierczynski read a poem entitled “Prayer.” As secretary, she read the minutes from the previous meeting. They were accepted as read by Josh Hughes with a second by Jean Hallmark.

Treasurer Linda Lockhart gave the financial report. It was accepted as read by Harold Jacobs and Clara Weber.

“Sunshine Lady” Addie Windsor sent get well cards to Joanne Tegler and Rafael Castro, and a “thinking of you” card to Gonzalo Negroni.

The club is planning a trip to the Erie Zoo on Thursday, Aug. 8. A motion was made by Hallmark that a deposit of $7 will be made for the trip, but will be reimbursed when the member shows up for the trip. It was seconded by Weber. The group will leave at 10 a.m. that morning, and after the zoo they will go to the Golden Corral for dinner. The officers anticipate a fun day.

There will be no Association meeting or Bingo in the month of August.

There will still be a Labor Day raffle for themed baskets.

Recycling is going very well, but they should be picked up more often. The tenants are really cooperating and doing a very good job.

President Vega made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was accepted by Hughes.

The 50/50 raffle was won by Hallmark.

Bingo was played and refreshments were served.

Notices for all trips and events will be posted, and sign-up sheets will be in the Community Room.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens held its regular monthly luncheon meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 87 members in attendance.

President Charles St. George introduced Richard and Leonora Victor as new members. He also introduced Rose Epolito, Ron and Mary Miller and Mary Barone as guests. He welcomed back Val and Joyce Pietrkiewicz. St. George added that the group would be losing as members Frank and Mary Lewandowski, as they are moving to Florida. The meeting was then opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Norma St. George gave the invocation.

Lunch followed with Beavertail Catering serving a dinner of beef sirloin on kimmelweck or plain rolls, baby red potatoes, corn, salad and dessert.

The 50/50 winners were Helen Barone, Joanna Brown, Pat Ebert, Joanne Halasinski, Kathy Kamery, Frank Lewandowski, Raymond Lewandowski, Gert Majka and Norma St. George.

The July calling committee was thanked, which consisted of Dorothy Hilliker, Josephine Wierczynski, Pat Ebert, Peggy Pokoj, Mary Ann Thompson and Patricia Wlodarek.

The calling committee for the August picnic luncheon will be Ebert, Pokoj, Mary Edwards, Rose Cerrie, Hilliker and Wierczynski.

Members with July birthdays are Nicholas Andin, Florence Byczynski, Marilyn Ferguson, Frank Lewandowski, Frederick Summerton and Robert Wilson.

The treasurer’s report was given by Treasurer Patricia Bradley.

President St. George announced that the next meeting will be the annual indoor picnic to be held Monday, Aug. 12. The cost for paid members will be 5. Non-members will pay $10. The menu for the picnic includes hot dogs, Italian sausages, rolls, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, coffee and punch. Ron Johnson, the candidate for county executive, will be the guest speaker.

Following the meeting, Bingo was hosted by Phyllis Laurito and Carolyn LoGuidice.