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Senior club news

Mt. Carmel Seniors

At the Wednesday meeting of the Mt. Carmel Seniors, 31 members were present. All reports were given, explained, and accepted as read.

The safe driving course was once again announced. It will be held Sept. 9-10 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The sign-up sheet has room for two more participants, as the maximum number for the class is 30.

The Aug. 21 meeting will be a sausage and corn roast. Each member must sign up. The cost is $5. See Melanie Bates for more information. Those on the committee are Dennis and Sue Borowski, Leo Morabito, Vince and Carm Tampio and Jack Mateszon.

The 50-50 drawing took place, as well as Bingo. The group will meet next at the Aug. 21 sausage and corn roast at the Mt. Carmel Hall. New members are always welcome.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednes-day. President Stella Mich-alak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “Wondering” was given by Loretta Hemink. Secretary Hemink also read the minutes from the previous meeting. They were accepted as read after a motion by Charlene Hallmark and a second by Ronnie Ginley.

Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski gave her report which was accepted as read on a motion made by Betty Erick and seconded by Nancy Woloszyn.

Carrie Gawronski, Peg Williams and Sophia Kubasik won the attendance prizes. The helper of the day was Irene Christopher. Others assisted.

The kitchen committee for Aug. 21 is Agnes Warner and Williams.

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

Sheridan ‘Happy’ Seniors

The Aug. 2 meeting of the Sheridan “Happy” Seniors was called to order by president Ellyn Sutehall with 33 members in attendance. Arlene Miller led the group in prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America” and “The Happy Seniors Song.” Roll call was read with all members welcoming new member Pat Corwin.

The minutes of the last meeting were read by Jean McDaneld, acting secretary. The treasurer’s report was given by Angie Logan.

Joanne Martin told those present about a trip with the Brant Seniors for a dinner and theater show on Oct. 9. Then members enjoyed a contest of trying to name baby pictures brought in by several of the members.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Val Pietrkewicz and Arlene Lawrence. The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Bob Wray. The Aug. 16 meeting will be a pizza party at noon. The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served.

Dunkirk Senior Citizen Board of Directors

The Dunkirk Senior Center Board of Directors met recently with President Barbara Bajdas presiding. The members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Carol Kozlowski distributed the minutes of the County United Senior Citizen meeting. A thank you note was received from Jean Wilt. A sympathy card was sent to the family of late member Leola Coniglio. A donation will be sent to RSVP to help cover the cost of the annual volunteer recognition banquet.

Kozlowski noted that two new bulletin boards have been installed for use by members – one in the office and one in the hallway. Door locks are being updated as necessary.

Big Bingo will be held Aug. 14. Doors open at 4 p.m. A complimentary meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed by Bingo at 5 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

All seniors are reminded to hand in their painted flower pots prior to the Sept. 8 Gala.

The Monday, Wednesday and Friday exercise group honored Tiffany Penhollow Yerico on her recent marriage. A picnic lunch and a wedding cake were served.

Tickets went on sale Aug. 5 for a bus trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino. Tickets are $25 and include a snack bag, bus prizes, $20 in free play and a $5 food coupon. Tickets are also available for the Sept. 8 Gala. Admission is $4.

Plans are also being finalized for an October trip to Springville. After enjoying a heartwarming play the group will go to dinner. In November a mystery trip is being planned. Arrangements are also being made to see “Sha Na Na’s” Christmas show.

Bajdas announced that the Senior Center office will be closed from Aug. 26-29. All regular senior activities will be held as scheduled.

A communication was received from Kevin Mul-downey thanking the seniors for their support at the Public Service Commission meeting regarding the “Repower NRG” forum.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m.

Brocton-Portland Seniors

BROCTON – Brocton-Portland Seniors met July 29 at Brocton Legion with 39 members and three guests. President Margaret Jagoda opened the meeting. Art Donovan led the Pledge of Allegiance. Patricia Zanghi held a moment of silence and gave a prayer of thanks. The committee of the day included Pat Nixon, Zanghi and June Woollett who put together tables and set up the tureen luncheon dishes and desserts. Ruth Neal gave the secretary’s report, which was accepted on a motion and second by Woollett and Butch McDonald. Rita Stonefoot gave her treasurer’s report, which was accepted on a motion and second by Bob Jagoda and Zanghi. Guests were Pat Cook, Gerrie Marsh and Marilyn Sommers.

Membership agreed to give coffee pots to Brocton and Portland fire departments. The OFA basket for the Aug. 9 picnic was available. A motion forth by Zanghi, Tom DeJoe and Donovan and accepted by the membership allowed for another bi- centennial basket for a membership drawing. DeJoe gave a report on the well-attended Bi- Centennial Weekend. The time capsule is available at the village office, and the Marmaduke display can be seen at the town tall. The group also discussed the proposed merger of the Brocton and Westfield school districts.

Ruth Patterson is in better spirits at WCA home; Chaplain Alberta Blakeley is in Erie Hospital. July birthdays were celebrated by Joan Bertrando, Dorothy Read-ing, Phyllis Buvoltz, Erma Colt, Rudy Arynardi, Josie Titus and Bonnie Suppo. Genevieve Ludemann and Mary Presto won the door prizes. Marsh, Stonefoot, Joe Gatto and Harold Buvoltz won the raffles. The menu for the Aug. 26 birthday month meeting will be chicken, coleslaw, potatoes, beans and biscuits. The cost is $5. Sign up with Stonefoot by Aug. 19 by calling 792-4565. Members are to bring their own table services and desserts. The committee will be Carm Johnson, Ethel Hutt and McDonald. A motion was made by Phyllis Buvoltz and Lenna Elliott to adjourn the meeting. Bob Jagoda then called Bingo.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday, July 30 for a salad bar luncheon with 30 members present. To open the gathering, all members present recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “God Bless America.” Dorothy Miniri gave a blessing in place of Chaplain Irene Conny. The Pattons are still at home with Corkie recuperating after a fall.

Lorrie Newman read some jokes. Drawings were won by Fred Sikorski and Bart Adams. The 50/50 was won by several members.

Marv Smith called Bingo.

The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 with 28 members in attendance. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America.” Chaplain Irene Conny presented the prayer “When Trials Come.”

Treasurer Lorrie Newman gave the financial report.. It was accepted on a motion made by Bart Adams and seconded by Shirley Sikorski. The petty cash report was presented by Mary Ann Seibert and accepted as read.

The 50/50 number drawings were won by Rose Falcone, Irene Conny and Harry Suski. The Hole-Parker drawing was won by Ed Newman. Prizes were won by Bud Anger and Lorrie Newman.

Bingo was called by Joan Suski.

Food for Aug. 13 will be furnished by Joan Suski and Fran Smith. There will be a corn roast. On Aug. 27, the club will celebrate members’ birthdays.

More information is forthcoming about the Oct. 9 trip with the Brant Seniors.

Stockton, Cassadaga and Lily Dale Seniors

CASSADAGA – On July 8, 25 members of the SCL Seniors met at the Cassadaga Legion for their monthly meeting. Lunch was enjoyed by all, along with great fellowship.

Larry Carlson gave the table blessing.

President June Woollett opened the meeting.

Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “God Bless America.”

Mary Jane Holcomb won the door prize. The 50/50 winners were Grace Kennelly and Jean Lembke.

Phyllis Buvoltz and Lembke celebrated birthdays. Marge and Rich Carlson celebrated their 43rd anniversary.

Florine Christy read both the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports. Both were accepted after a motion made by Ken Wise.

Rose Mary Parisi was a guest of the group.

Members voted to give guest speakers and other entertainers $10 for appearances, plus money collected.

The Aug. 12 meeting will be the chicken barbecue. Food will be served at noon. Charlie Meder and Wise will cook the chicken.

The Sept. 9 meeting will be a hot dog and ice cream social. Dan and Darlene Goede are the chairpersons for the event. Members are asked to sign up.

Wise made the motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Lembke.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wedne-sday. President Stella Mich-alak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”

A reading entitled “Wondering” was given by Loretta Hemink. Secretary Hemink also read the minutes from the previous meeting. They were accepted as read after a motion by Charlene Hallmark and a second by Ronnie Ginley.

Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski gave her report which was accepted as read on a motion made by Betty Erick and seconded by Nancy Woloszyn.

Carrie Gawronski, Peg Williams and Sophia Kubasik won the attendance prizes. The helper of the day was Irene Christopher. Others assisted.

The kitchen committee for Aug. 21 is Agnes Warner and Williams.

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

Grape Belt Seniors

A busload of Grape Belt Seniors enjoyed their theatre and luncheon day trip on Aug. 5. At the Jello Museum and Gallery, each participant received a box of grape jello and learned about the making of this popular dessert. The next trip is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10 when the GBS will be traveling to St. Jacobs, Ontario for a fun-filled day of shopping and exploring. An enhanced driver’s license or updated passport is necessary to bring along for this trip. If seniors have any questions, call Judy at 672-5778.

Several Grape Belt Seniors members plan to attend the Town of Pomfret Board Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. so that they can share with the board members how the all-volunteer Senior Center has been functioning this past year.

There will be no exercise class the week of Aug. 19, but Tai Chi class will still meet on Monday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a Grape Belt Senior Board meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

On Thursday, Aug. 29 the seniors will hold a picnic at 11 a.m. at the Dunkirk Lighthouse. There are picnic tables, but seniors can bring lawn chairs if they prefer. Hot dogs, condiments and water will be provided, but everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. After the picnic a tour of the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Maritime Museum will be offered for $8 per person. All proceeds go to maintain this all-volunteer non-profit facility. There is a sign-up sheet at the Center.

Readers Theatre will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10:15 a.m. New participants are always welcome.