Northern Chautauqua County Club Association meets

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Association recently held its regular monthly meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club on Prospect Street in Fredonia. The meeting was called to order with recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased club members.

Dave Laurito of the Beaver Club welcomed the assembly to his club.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and a financial report was given by treasurer Janis Dibb. A special guest was former Fredonia mayor, Charlie St. George, who also conducted the annual election of officers. Elected were Joe Rozen, president; Pat Begier, vice-president; Janis Dibb, treasurer; Jim Pryll, secretary; and trustees Fran Lus, Ray Lewandowski and Jim Muscato.

The annual banquet and installation of officers will take place at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 89, Lake Shore Drive East in Dunkirk on Saturday, Jan. 25. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by a cocktail hour. Each member club will be allowed three free dinners and may purchase extra dinners the night of the banquet. The choice of entrees will be NY strip steak or stuffed chicken breast.

Guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Sherri “Sam” Mason, a chemistry and biochemistry professor who teaches in Fredonia’s Environmental Sciences program. Dr. Mason led the first ever survey of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes, sailing aboard the flagship Niagara, and Erie-based replica of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victorious Battle of Lake Erie vessel from the war of 1812. She will speak of her experiences aboard the ship as it sailed lake Superior, Huron and Erie.

Reservations can be made by calling 366-8137 or 679-9389 no later than Jan. 17.