Senior Club News
50 Plus Seniors
As this is being written the week before Easter one can only hope that next Sunday will produce warm weather and no rain or snow so that females of the family can go off to church wearing their new Easter bonnets, males can do some needed outside work while keeping watch over Easter dinner on the outdoor grill and then all will be right in the world! Happy Easter to everyone.
This week’s senior activities are:
Monday: Indoor walking and exercises is led by Pat Tucker at 9 a.m. in the L. K. Painter Community Center gymnasium.
Tuesday: Gentle arthritis exercises is held at 10 a.m. in the Center gymnasium.
Wednesday: Indoor walking and exercises is at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. Quilting with Florence is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the community room of Collins Public Library. For more information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Senior Bowling ended last Wednesday with its annual banquet and final games for the spring season. It will return in the fall. Pat Tucker will open Senior Room #1 at 1 p.m., for open crafts and euchre.
Thursday: Gentle arthritis exercises are at 10 a. m. in the gymnasium.
Friday: Indoor walking and exercises is held at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. Game afternoon is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Senior Room #1.
Sunday: Pickle ball will be played at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium.
The next AARP Defensive Driving Course will be held on Tuesday, June 3 in the Community Room of the Center. This one day class is the final class until fall because the youth summer recreation program begins in July. The cost for the class is $20 for those with a valid AARP membership card and $25 for all others. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507. Payment is by check or money order only; cash is not accepted. Payment is due within five days after telephone registration is made and is to be sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
During the class, there is a half hour break for lunch. Participants may bring a bag lunch if they wish or order the lunch provided by the 50-Plus Seniors. Lunch must be ordered at time of registration because it is prepared by members of the Senior Program. Lunch costs $2.50 to be paid in cash the morning of the course.
There are still a few openings for the June 11-13 motor coach trip to Gettysburg, Pa., and to see “Moses” at Lancaster. The cost is $357 for double occupancy. For more information call Joan Byrne at 532-2507 or pick up a flier from the Senior Room during activity hours.
Brocton Portland Seniors
Reservations are needed for the noon luncheon at the Brocton Legion on Monday, April 28. The event will be catered by the Bark Grill and features a choice of chicken and biscuit, swiss steak, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and Rosa Marina/jello salad. The cost is $5. Reservations must be made with Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565 by April 21.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens recently held its monthly catered luncheon at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 65 members in attendance.
President Charles St. George introduced new member, Marlene (Marty) Webster, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the invocation by Norma St. George.
The 50/50 winners were Rose Cerrie, Pat Ebert, Ann Kurgan, Gen Ludemann, and Mary Ann Thompson (twice).
The meeting began with thanking of the callers for the April meeting who were Ebert, Ann Kaminski, Cerrie, Nancy Neibel, Dorothy Hilliker and Josephine Wierczynski.
President St. George then announced the need for a vice president. After a short discussion, Phyllis Laurito volunteered to take the position and was thanked by a round of applause. President St. George also made a plea for someone to accept the position as secretary. No action was taken on this matter.
Birthdays for April were Elaine Bentham, Carm Johnson, Edward McClenathan, Charles St. George, and Louis Siragusa.
The next meeting will be held on May 12. The menu will be meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, bean casserole, bread, tossed salad, dessert and coffee.
The calling committee for the May meeting will be Elizabeth Baldwin, Rosemary Mancuso, Jean Morse, Lucy Saeli, Wierczynski, and Hilliker.
Following the meeting, bingo was hosted by Cerrie and Laurito.
Patricia Bradley ended the meeting after giving the treasurer’s report.
Silver Creek Seniors
The Silver Creek Seniors met recently at the clubhouse for a tasty ham dinner as their Easter party. Everyone was thanked for their donation of a dish to pass or monetary gift.
The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” The prayer was given by Dorothy Miniri.
Fran Smith is doing better and coming home soon. Irene Conny is in the County Home. Bart Adams is doing much better. Clara Griffin came back to the Club and will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 27.
Harry Suski found out that HUD may be able to help us with work that needs to be done on the clubhouse.
Lorrie Newman announced the amount of the snow plowing bill. Joann Martin made the motion to pay it out of the savings account, and Suski seconded. The motion was approved by all.
Within the next two weeks, Marv Smith will be auctioning off the group’s items.
The 50/50 winners were Griffin, Ed Newman, and Eleanor Lemiszko. The door prize winners were Shirley Sikorski and Marv Smith.
Marv Smith called bingo.
Lake Shore Seniors
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.”
A reading entitled, “It Only Takes a Moment,” was given by Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Barb Barberich, with a second by Ronnie Ginley.
The treasurer’s report was read by treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Carol Kozlowski, with a second by Betty Erick.
The helper of the day was Irene Christopher. She was assisted by others.
The kitchen committee for April 23 is Erick and Mary Dworak.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dorothy Sarzyniak with a second by Erick.
Our Lady of Mr. Carmel Senior Club
On Wednesday, April 16, a regular meeting of 32 members was held.
Josie Crino called the meeting to order with a Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Carm Morabito gave a prayer.
Crino took roll call of the members.
All departments gave their reports which were approved.
Mel Bates is collecting $10 from each member for the Mother/Father day luncheon to be held at the Clarion in Dunkirk on May 21 at 12:30 p.m. This is a prepaid event. You must pay before May 21 and select your luncheon choice because this is a sit down event. There is one more meeting before the event.
The food committee for the next meeting on May 7 will be Nancy Greco, Rose Falcone, Angie Logan and Jean McDonald.
Joe Ark and Les Morabito collected and called the 50-50 chances.
Bates and Dorothy Miniri called bingo. Pizza, salad, and cake were enjoyed by all.
Westfield Senior Citizen’s Day Dinner
Thursday, April 24 has been chosen for the annual Westfield Senior Citizen’s Day Dinner sponsored by the Westfield Recreation Department.
This event will be held at the United Methodist Church on Main Street. Serving will begin at 6:00 p.m. On the menu: Chicken and Biscuits. Entertainment will be provided by the Mountain Railroad Band. A nominal donation of $7 per person is asked at the door to help defray the cost. Reservations are requested.
For more information or to make a reservation, telephone 326-4243. Several community groups contribute to the operation of this annual event.
BCS Interact Club breakfast for seniors
The Brocton Central School Interact Club is hosting a Senior Citizen Breakfast for all Brocton-Portland area seniors on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. in the school cafeteria.
After breakfast, tours of the school will be given. RSVP to Linda Miller at school (792-2173) prior to April 24.