Senior club news

Dunkirk Senior Citizen Council

Reservations are now being accepted for the Jan. 12 Gala. The menu features hors d’oeuvres, homemade chicken soup, salad, goulash, bread and butter and dessert. The price is $5.

Orders are being taken for both short and long sleeve shirts with an exercise logo.

The next Big Bingo games are scheduled for Jan. 22, Feb. 19 and March12. Players should listen to WDOE in the event of bad weather.

Dues are being accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Pinochle tournaments played every Monday at the center. New players are always welcome.

A craft/rummage/bake sale is planned for Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Senior center. Tables may be rented for $15. Reservations should be made by Jan. 15.

Future trips include Niagara Falls Casino on Jan. 20 and Salamanca on Feb. 17. In addition the seniors are planning to return to Atlantic City on Sunday Aug. 24 through 27, 2014 for four days and three nights.

The next meeting of the Dunkirk Senior Citizens Council will be held on Jan. 9 at 9 a.m.

Collins Center Seniors

The Collins Center Seniors deposited 1,608 letters for Santa at Macy’s Department Store. Macy’s will donate $1,608 to Make A Wish Foundation for those letters. Thank you to everyone who wrote and helped collect the letters. Thank you to our members and families, the community and all of the businesses who helped make our project a huge success.

Jan. 28 will be the first Seneca Niagara Casino trip for 2014. An overnight trip to the Seneca Allegany Casino is scheduled for February 16 and 17. Seats are available and nonmembers are welcome on both trips.

A Chocolate Extravaganza is scheduled for Feb. 26. The first stop will be the World War II Museum in Elder, Pa., followed by lunch at the Old Library Inn with a seven dessert buffet. The day will end with a stop at Cuba Cheese. Seats are available and nonmembers are welcome.

A new trip is announced for March 19. The group will tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Erie, Pa. before attending “The Golden Follies,” a musical comedy at the Station Dinner Theater.

A trip to Branson is planned for April 5-12. It includes seven nights’ accommodations seven shows, a tour of the Titanic Exhibit and visits to Branson Landing and historic downtown.

A Dyngus Day party will be on April 21 starting with a stop at the Broadway Market before heading to Cove Restaurant and Banquet Facility for a Polish themed buffet before dancing to and enjoying the music of Fritz’s Polka Band.

A new offering is a motor coach trip to see the Osmonds performing at the Seneca Allegany Casino on May 7.

May 14 is set for a visit to Gooseneck Hill Bird Sanctuary. Over 50 varieties of birds, singing and dancing swans and 25 rock gardens can be seen there. The trip also features a sit down lunch at Sprague’s Maple Farm and stops at Ellicottville Brewing Co. and Watson’s Chocolate before heading home.

Star Spangled Pops is set for May 23. The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at Kleinhans Music will honor the men and women who have served our country and pay tribute to the American Spirit. Lunch will be at Pan Am Grill at the Hotel Lafayette and the day finishes with a stop at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval Park.

For additional information contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034

Sinclairville 76ers

Recently, at the year end business meeting, officers for the new year 2014 were elected. Richard Smith of Sinclairville will serve as the president. John Sipos of Cassadaga will serve as the vice president. Elsie Livermore will serve as the recording secretary. Margie McIntyre will serve as the treasurer. Ainsley Smith is the bookkeeper.

The trustees are elected on a rotating basis. The trustees elected this year are Tom Alford, one of the volunteer drivers, Albert Olmstead, who serves as the president of the Valley Historical Society, and Ed Roberson, who also is one of the volunteer drivers. General business meetings are held once a month on the third Monday afternoon. For more information, call 962-3455. New members are always welcome.

The Sinclairville 76ers is the meals on wheels program for the Cassadaga Valley area. Meals are prepared three days a week in the Sinclairville firehall kitchen with Lisa Rangel as the chef, and then delivered on three different routes throughout the valley area by volunteer drivers. Meals are delivered to Cassadaga, Stockton, Sinclairville, Villenova, Cherry Creek, Conewango Valley, Ellington, and Gerry.

The 76ers program began in 1976 with senior housing and expanded to the meals on wheels program five years later.

The many volunteers are what helps to make the program so successful. The same meal on the same day of the week is served in the Sinclairville firehall dining room at noon for those who can attend. Elsie Livermore is the site manager.

The meals on wheels program is a part of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging.

Silver Creek Seniors

The next meeting will be Jan. 7, 2014 at 1 p.m. for a pizza party.

Brocton-Portland Seniors

Officers for 2014 will be installed at the Jan. 27 meeting of the Brocton Portland Seniors. This will be a tureen lunch at the Brocton Legion.

Members should bring their table service and a dish to share.The committee will be Beulah Williams, Betty Kierczyk, Catherine Fabritius and Genevieve Ludemann.

The program will be the club’s history by Patricia Zanghi and Bob Jagoda, and a new year’s schedule by everyone will be done to be handed out in February’s meeting. Members should pay their dues. New members are always welcome.

Sheridan Happy Seniors

The Sheridan Happy Seniors met at 1 p.m. on Dec. 20. Sixteen members were present. Shirley Sikorski led the prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Shirley Sikorski called roll. Jo Wehurst read the minutes of the last meeting. The treasurer’s report followed. Both were approved as read.

Angie Logan is to be the new Sunshine Girl. Her job is sending cards to the sick and others in need of comfort.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Ellen Sutehall and Gertie Syper. The Riles & Woolley drawing was won by Fred Sikorski.

This was the last meeting over which Ellen Sutehall presided. She was president for three years and did a great job.

The group’s next meeting will be Jan. 7, 2014 and at that time the duties will be assumed by the new president.

After the meeting was adjourned, refreshments were served.