Senior club news
Steger “Hi Rise” Tenants Association
The Steger “Hi Rise” Tenants Association meeting was held Sept. 17 in the Community Room.
President Rosa Vega called the meeting to order. Vice President Alba Santiago led the members in the Pledge of a Allegiance.
Chaplain Josie Wierczynski read a poem entitled “Kindness.”
As secretary, Wierczynski also read the minutes from the previous meeting. They were accepted as read on a motion by Josh Hughes and seconded by Rita Gestwicki. The financial report was given by Linda “Susie” Lockhart. It was accepted on a motion by Clara Weber and seconded by Phyllis Jagoda.
Sunshine Lady Addie Windsor sent get well cards to Carmen and Ruben Rivera, Denise Saradin, Millie Ruiz, Lillie Clyde, Rafael Castro, Nora Kulpa, Gnzalo Negrone, Alba Santiago, Gordie Raynor, Jean Hallmark, Dave Czombak, Ragual Rivera, Luis Ortiz, Susie Lockhart, Jean Hallmark and Joann Tegler.
Proxy vote Windsor made a motion, seconded by Hughes, for active and non-active members.
Weber made a motion for the association meetings to be held every second month, seconded by Mary Hayes and approved. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
A Halloween party will be on Thursday, Oct. 31 (on Halloween) at 5 p.m. in the Community Room. Members are asked to each bring a bag of his or her favorite candy.
To encourage more Bingo players, the winnings will be increased. Bingo is played on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the Community Room.
There is a plan to visit the “Great Pumpkin” farm in Clarence. There will be notices and sign-up sheets in the Community Room for those interested in attending.
The 50/50 raffle was won by Gestwicki.
A motion to adjourn was made by President Vega. It was accepted on a motion from Hayes and seconded by Weber.
The group enjoyed refreshments and played Bingo.
Silver Creek Seniors
The Silver Creek Seniors met on Oct. 1 at the Colony Restaurant in Irving with 31 members enjoying a Swiss steak dinner. The installation of 2014 officers was held with Judge Walter Klyczek officiating. Officers are as follows: President Ed Newman, Vice President Joan Suski, Financial Secretary Lorrie Newman, Corresponding Secretary Mary Congdon, Secretary Shirley Sikorski, Petty Cash organizer Mary Ann Seibert, and Harry Suski and Carl Mohart are in charge of building maintenance.
The next meeting will be Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center.
Sheridan ‘Happy’ Seniors
The Sheridan Happy Seniors met Friday, Sept. 27 at St. John Bosco Hall with 26 members present. President Ellyn Sutehall called the meeting to order and Shirley Sikorski led the group in prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and all sang “God Bless America” and the “Happy Senior Song.”
Roll call was read and several people were reported ill. Joanne Martin read the minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer’s report was given by Angie Logan. Both were approved. “Happy Birthday” was sung to those with October birthdays. Martin will check with the Silver Creek Seniors about a joint Christmas party.
The next meeting will be on Friday, Oct. 11 at noon with a pot-luck luncheon. Bring a dish to pass; table service will be provided.
The 50-50 drawing was won by Jeanne Polisoto and Jean McDaneld. The Riles and Woolley drawing also went to Polisoto.
The meeting was adjourned and refreshments served. Bingo was played by many with the club providing monetary prizes.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Social Club
The Oct. 2 meeting of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Social Club had 25 members present. President Carm Tampio called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and a silent prayer for Carm Morabito’s husband, who is currently hospitalized.
All reports were read and explained. Motions were made and the reports were accepted as read.
The slate of officers will not change and officers will fulfill their duties for one more year.
The installation luncheon will be Nov. 6. The Harvest Dinner will be Oct. 16. Everyone should bring a dish to pass. If members have not yet signed up, they need to call Tampio at 934-3349.
Annual dues are to be paid by the Nov. 6 luncheon.
The speaker for the meeting was Richard Clark, a representative from Meals on Wheels.
A 50/50 raffle was held and refreshments were served. The next meeting is Oct. 16.
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 “Wondering” was given by Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were also read by Hemink. They were accepted as read on a motion by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Ronnie Ginley. The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read on a motion by Sophia Kubasik with a second by Marion Genovese.
Korzeniewski, Hallmark and Genovese won attendance prizes. Irene Christopher was helper of the day. Others assisted.
Raffles were won by Kornacki, Genovese, Ginley, Nancy Woloszyn and new member Jeanne Hauser.
The kitchen committee for Oct. 9 is Carrie Gawronski and Marion Genovese.
Jean Kubera made a motion to adjourn the meeting; Hauser seconded the motion.
Holy Trinity Seniors
The Holy Trinity Seniors will hold their annual Halloween Party and meeting at Bob Evans in Dunkirk on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 12:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Each member will select his or her own meal.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors are looking forward to their bus trip to St. Jacobs, Ontario on Thursday, Oct. 10. The bus leaves the Big Lots parking lot at 8 a.m. All passengers must bring either a passport or an enhanced license. Those who plan to buy anything at the market you might want to bring a cooler along. There will be doughnuts and other snacks on the bus.
There is still a little time left to sign up for the Dec. 13 trip to Niagara Casino and Tony Orlando performance.
The next pot luck luncheon is Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Bring a dish to pass and do a little holiday shopping. Some Grape Belt Seniors will be selling some of their beautiful handmade items.
There is no exercise class on Monday, Oct. 14 but class will resume on Wednesday
Share & Care Harvest Dinner Cancelled
The Share & Care Harvest Dinner that was planned for Oct. 26 has been cancelled. A new date and time will be set in the near future.
The second week of fall activities for the 50-Plus Seniors features a one day AARP Defensive Driving Course on Tuesday and the first fall Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday. AARP Course attendees are reminded to park in the back parking lot by 8:45 a.m. Each participant should bring his/her driver’s license and a pen. Class will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in the Community Room. Lunch payment will be made upon arrival to the room.
The monthly Friday Pot Luck Lunch will be held at noon in the Senior Room. Bring a dish to pass. Beverages and table service are furnished. Lunch guest is Nancy Schneider, Erie County Department of Senior Services Health Insurance Counselor, who will speak on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on people enrolled in Medicare. Sequence Board Game will follow.
Regular daily programs are as follows: Monday: Indoor Walking and Exercises led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium. Tuesday: Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium. Wednesday: Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gymnasium, “Quilting with Florence,” 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room, Collins Public Library, Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost: $1.75 per game, 3 games for $5. Open Crafts with Pat and Informal Euchre Game, 1 p.m., Senior Room. Thursday: Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium. Tai Chi, 11 a.m., gymnasium. Friday: Indoor Walking and Exercises, 9 a.m., gymnasium. Pot Luck Lunch, noon, Senior Room.
The Center is closed Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Columbus Day so the required reservation for the Tuesday Senior Soup and Sandwich Lunch on Oct. 15 must be made by this Friday noon either by calling 532-2507, or signing up on the reservation board in the senior room during regular activity hours. The menu is chicken noodle soup, tuna fish sandwich, dessert and beverages for a cost of $2.50.