Senior club news

50-Plus Seniors

COLLINS – Because of renovations at the L. K. Painter Community Center, the first fall Pinochle and Euchre Card Party scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled. Card parties will begin on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Center’s gymnasium.

Payment for the Sept. 30 trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino is due Monday, Sept. 16. Seats are still available but must be reserved this week by calling 532-2507. Payment is due when making reservations. Cost is $16 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia, and $17 for all others. The incentive is $25 in slot dollars. Transportation is by motor coach with the departure time set for 10:45 a.m. from the Center’s front parking lot. Checks can be made payable to the Town of Collins and mailed to Collins Town Hall, attention Joan Byrne, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.

“Quilting with Florence,” a 50-Plus Senior Program normally held Wednesdays in the Collins Public Library Community Room, will not be offered during the month of September as the library prepares for its annual book and bake sale. The Quilters have generously donated a number of their beautiful quilted items to be raffled during the three-day sale. Many of these talented ladies will be the ones selling the raffle tickets in the front entrance to the Library where their gorgeous quilted wares have been on display for the past couple of weeks.

The book and bake sales along with the quilting raffle will take place during regular library hours Sept. 19, 20 and 21. Lovers of books, homemade baked goods and quilting will find a wide variety of items to purchase and a wonderful way to support the Collins Public Library.

The next AARP Defensive Driving Course is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Painter Center’s Community Room. Pre-registration is required for this one-day course and can only be made by calling 532-2507. The cost is $17 for those with valid AARP Membership Cards and $19 for all others.

Seats are available for the Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. matinee of “The Drawer Boy,” the first fall production at Springville Center for the Arts. For more information or to make reservations call 532-2507. Fliers for both the Seneca Niagara Casino and Springville Center for the Arts are available on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Center’s Senior Room.

Grape Belt Seniors

The Grape Belt Seniors celebrated the birthdays of Cheryl Sheedy, Karen Westling and Marilyn Nalepa this week. Their “exercise buddies” sang to them and then they all enjoyed birthday cake baked by Bev Pagano.

On Sept. 11, the group observed a moment of silence.

On Friday, Oct. 4 the visiting nurses will set up an immunization clinic at the Center starting at 9:30 a.m.

There are still a few seats available on the bus to St. Jacobs, Ontario on Thursday, Oct. 10. A trip to Seneca Niagara Casino is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13 where Tony Orlando will be performing. The cost is $47, which includes a ticket to the evening performance plus $20 in slot dollars and a $10 food voucher. Reservations need to be made as soon as possible. Call Judy at 672-5778 for either trip.

GBS have welcomed more and more new members in recent weeks. Anyone interested in finding out more about the group is invited to come to the Center any Monday, Wednesday or Friday for a cup of coffee at 10 a.m.

All those leaving for the trip to Montreal and Quebec City received a wonderful sendoff.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dorothy Kornacki with a second by Julian Niedbalski.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

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

A reading entitled “Dance Softly to the Music” was given by Loretta Hemink. Then Secretary Hemink read the minutes of the previous meeting. Marion Genovese and Barb Barberich moved and seconded to accept them as read.

Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski read the treasurer’s report. It was accepted after a motion by Nancy Woloszyn with a second by Sophia Kubasik.

Attendance prizes were won by Mary Dworak, Woloszyn and Jean Kubera. Barberich, Hemink and Betty Erick won other prizes. Irene Christopher was the helper of the day, and others assisted.

The kitchen committee for Oct. 2 is Erick and Dworak.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dorothy Kornacki with a second by Julian Niedbalski.

Brocton-Portland Seniors

The Brocton-Portland Seniors have just a few seats left for an upcoming trip and invite other area seniors to see “Give My Regards to Broadway” at the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., on Sept. 25. Visitors will love hearing some of their favorite show tunes, like “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “New York, New York” and more!

For reservations, call Mary at 792-9748 before Sept. 17.

The bus will depart from the Brocton American Legion 10:30 a.m., and from Fredonia at the Dollar General parking lot on Main Street at 11 a.m.

The trip will cost $69 per person, and includes motor coach transportation; dinner with two meats, soup, salad, two sides, bread, dessert and a beverage; and gratuity.

Mt. Carmel Social Club

The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Social Club met recently with President Carm Tampio presiding. Twenty-eight members and one guest were in attendance. Marion Sticek joined the group and was welcomed. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and a prayer was given.

All reports were given and accepted.

On Sept. 18, the annual Steak Roast will take place. Tickets are $10 for members.

Yearly dues are $12 and are due in October. See an officer for more information.

The food committee for Sept. 18 will be made up of Harry and Joan Suski, Leo Morabito, Vince Tampio and Jack Matison. They will also get extra help in the kitchen.

A nominating committee was picked and will be Angie Logan, Jean McDaneld, Nancy Valvo and Ginny Chesboro.

The guest speaker was Kate Finch from the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging. She shared information on medical supplemental insurance. Her program was very helpful.

Refreshments were served. The group held a 50/50 raffle and played Bingo.

The next meeting is Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the hall. New members are always welcome.

Silver Creek Seniors

The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday at their Clubrooms on Route 5 with 23 members in attendance. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order and led the members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America.”

Chaplain Irene Conny read a prayer titled “Little Things We Do.”

Lorrie Newman read some stories.

Members are asked to bring in items for a future mini-auction. Items can be brought at any time.

Bag prizes from numbers called were won by Conny, Iva McClenathan and Clara Griffin. The 50/50 drawing was won by Mary Ann Seibert, Evie Martin and Jane Park.

Ernie Hilliker called Bingo.

The Summerwind Boat Tour is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14. Be at the Senior Center at 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 17 is “Soup Day” at noon. Members are reminded to bring crackers, pickles, bread or soup.

On Oct. 12, flu shots will be given. The group will need cookies.

United Senior Citizens

The United Senior Citizens recently held its monthly catered luncheon at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 66 members present.

President Charles St. George introduced Evonne Hennebery as a new member. St. George then opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance with Father Walter Werbicki giving the invocation. Lunch followed with Beavertail Catering serving a lunch that all enjoyed.

The 50/50 winners were John Binko, Marilyn Ferguson, Dorothy Hilliker, Josephine Lautenslaker, Norma St. George and Birdie Walczak.

The meeting began with thanking the September calling committee: Hilliker, Josephine Wierczynski, Elizabeth Baldwin, Ann Cohen, Gen Ludeman and Gert Majka.

The calling committee for the October luncheon will be Mary Ann Thompson, Patricia Wlodarek, Majka, Nancy St. George, Hilliker and Wierczynski.

Many members celebrate birthdays in September, including Hennebery, Kathy Kamery, Mary Edwards, Pat Smith, Samuel Sasso and candidate Lori Cornell. Also recognized were Charlie and Norma St. George, who celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Sept. 9.

Treasurer Patricia Bradley read the treasurer’s report.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 14. The cost is $7 per person. The menu will consist of meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, a vegetable medley, salad, bread, dessert and coffee.

President St. George stated that 2014 dues are now being collected. Dues remain $3 per year.

Following the meeting, Lori Cornell, candidate for County Clerk, was introduced. She gave a brief resume of her work and told the group why she would be the ideal person for the position. The group asked Cornell many questions about the sale of the County Home, as there is much current interest in that topic.

Bingo was played, hosted by Carolyn LoGuidice and Bradley.