Senior club news

Westfield Senior Citizens

The Westfield Senior Citizens met at 6 p.m. May 8, for a delicious potluck dinner, monthly meeting, and Chinese auction. President Shirley Kolpien opened the meeting and Joyce Wainwright led the devotions.

Following the potluck, the much anticipated annual Chinese auction was held with items ranging from homemade cookies to suitcases, plants to jewelry. This is one of the larger fundraisers for the year.

During the meeting, a sign up sheet was available for persons who would like to staff the Barcelona Information booth that opens on June 7. Donations of non-perishables to the Westfield Community Kitchen were recognized and will be accepted monthly. Eric Kriedler won the 50/50 and Kathy Best won the door prize, sunflower wind chimes.

Al Wainwright was celebrating the only May birthday, Shirley and John Kolpien the only anniversary.

Guests of the evening were Howard and Priscilla Malarky. Priscilla told of her special interest, Faith in Action, and their project of collecting used footwear of all types to be sent to third world countries to be refurbished and sold to help support themselves. Donations may be brought to the June 12 meeting.

The group is delighted that Kent Knappenberger will perform and recount the honor of winning the new Emmy award for excellence in music education at the meeting on June 12. The group is so proud of his many accomplishments and believe he is an amazing role model for all area students. That evening will also be a pizza party, so, no casseroles, just come and enjoy Kent’s music. The Kitchen committee is Gladys Hess, Mary Lou Catania, Amy Gregory, Shirley Kolpien, and Kathy Best.

Kolpien closed with some funny stories and Best shared her favorite joke; the Serenity prayer was read, and Wainwright ended with prayer.

Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale

The Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens will have a pot luck luncheon at noon on June 9 at the Cassadaga American Legion on Maple Ave. Please bring a dish to pass and own table service.

New members are always welcome for more information, call 595-2490.

Sinclairville Senior Citizens

The Sinclairville Senior Citizens will meet on Tuesday at noon in the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room for a luncheon and program. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. The table decorations will be a patriotic theme. Following the luncheon, a musical medley will be presented by Paul and Arlene Kimble. New members are always welcome.

Silver Creek Seniors

The June 3 meeting began with pizza while it was hot, and cookies.

Refreshments were followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” Dorothy Miniri said a prayer for the group.

Lorrie Newman read her financial report for May and Mary Ann Seibert read her petty cash report.

The club members were reminded that Tuesday, June 10 is the Mother/Father Banquet at the Colony in Irving. The group should assemble at 12:30 p.m. to eat at 1 p.m. The Sheridan Seniors are providing a sheet cake for dessert.

The winner of the Hole-Parker drawing was Miniri.

Joanne Martin, Ed Newman and Miniri won the 50/50/

Door prize winners were Eleanor Lemiszko and Miniri.

A birthday card was passed around for the club to sign for John Krestic’s 100th birthday.

Marv Smith called bingo.

Mary Congdon is sending a thank you card to St. Columban’s for sending over some items for the club’s auction.

In two weeks, the club will have its strawberry festival.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

On June 4, the members met, with president Carm Tampio presiding. They recited the Pledge of Allegiance, followed with a prayer by Carm Morabito.

All departments gave reports that were accepted.

The Superintendent of Silver Creek School invited the club to a tour and lunch in October.

Pauline Flitt is collecting items for the Forestville trash and treasure sale.

All sang “Happy Birthday” to Jeanette Mula.

The June 18 food committee will be Mel Bates, Dolores Trewiler, Pat Morelle and Audrey Harvey.

50/50 and bingo were enjoyed.

Lake Shore Senior Citizens

Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America.” A reading entitled, “Reach Out” was given by Loretta Hemink.

Secretary Hemink read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted as read on a motion by Barb Barberich, with a second by Jean Houser.

Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski read the treasurer’s report. It was accepted as read on a motion by Betty Erick seconded by Albertine Jakubowicz .

Marian Genovese, Irene Christopher and Nancy Woloszyn won attendance prizes.

The helpers of the day were Christopher and others who assisted.

The kitchen committee for June 4 was Hemink and Jakubowicz.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Sarah Azeez, with a second by Hemink.

There will be no meeting on June 11 because of Big Bingo.

The next meeting will be June 18. Korzeniewski and Dorothy Kornacki are on the committee for that meeting.

Holy Trinity Seniors

Holy Trinity Seniors will meet on Thursday, June 12 in the Parish Center at 1 p.m. Note the new time.

There is no need to bring any lunch.

Members are asked to attend this important meeting. Josie Wierczynski will try to call members to remind them of this meeting.

Grape Belt Seniors

The Grape Belt Senior Center has its normally scheduled activities next week June 9-13 but the GBS Center will be closed the week of June 16.

The tour to New York City from June 10 to June 12 is just around the corner. All those who are traveling to NYC should bring water or coffee and something for breakfast since the bus leaves at 6:15 a.m. and won’t be stopping for a few hours.

The Niagara Casino day trip for June 26 is going to be a Customer Appreciation Day. That means not only will each passenger receive $25 slot dollars but they will also receive a free buffet lunch. Call Judy right away to reserve a space on the bus.

In other touring news, the final payment for the September trip to Cape Cod is due on July 11. If you have any questions call Marianne at 672-5274.

The next day trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino is on June 26. The bus leaves at 9 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. The cost is only $25.00 per person while each person receives $20 slot dollars and a $5 food voucher. The Niagara on the Lake trip will take place on Tuesday, July 15. Call Judy at 672-5778 to sign up or for more information.

All GBS members are invited to our annual picnic on Wednesday, July 23 at 11:30 at the Upper Pavilion of Russell Joy Park. If you haven’t joined yet, you still have time throughout the month of June. Meat, rolls and drinks will be provided and everyone who comes is asked to bring a salad or dessert.

Forestville Pioneer Social Club

The Forestville Pioneer Social Club met June 2 with Ruth Kuehn presiding. Barb Tower led the Pledge of Allegiance. Arlene Miller gave the opening prayer. Roll call was answered by 20 members.

Peg Heiden read the secretary’s report which was accepted on a motion by Gertie Syper and Enebel Mirando.

Marlene Bradigan gave the treasurer’s report. It was accepted on a motion by Miller and Peg Brown.

Winners of the lunch tickets were Wilma Crowell and Marion Ziecker. Carol Pierce and Carol DiPirro won the 50/50. The Riles & Woolley award went to Barb Tower.

The group sang “Happy Birthday” for the June birthdays of Lois Bentzoni and Tower.

Raffle tickets are being sold on a 24″ flat screen TV with the drawing to be held at the club’s picnic in August.

Kuehn read a story about “A Ragged Old Flag”.

The refreshment committee for the July 7 meeting consists of Loretta and Norris Nobles and Jane Penhollow.

A motion to adjourn was made by Syper and Tower.

Dunkirk Senior Citizens

The Dunkirk Senior Citizens’ Inc. have scheduled a trip to Wheeling Island Casino in Wheeling, W. Va. This is a two day – one night trip leaving on October 20 at 8 a.m. and returning between 9 and 10 p.m. on October 21. The cost is $187 and includes round trip transportation via Niagara Scenic, room accommodations, $50 Casino Bonus, one breakfast, two cash giveaways, bus gratuity, luggage handling and prizes and snacks on the bus.

Reservations are currently being accepted. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required with registration. A payment of $65 is due on July 2 and $72 on August 4. Insurance is also available.

Brocton-Portland seniors

The next meeting of the Brocton-Portland seniors will be June 30 at Legion in Brocton. The menu is pizza and wings for a cost of $5. Reservations must be made by June 23; call Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565. Members are to bring personal table service and optional foods.

This meeting will have a 4th of July theme. Bingo with prizes to follow. A Committee of Dan and Robin Carr, Harold and Phyllis Bucholtz, and Pat Zanghi will do tables, set up and clean up. New members are always welcome

Fifty-Plus Seniors

Activities this week at the L.K. Painter Community Center are as follows

Sunday: Pickle ball will be held at 1 p.m. in the gym.

Monday: Active senior aerobics with Kim Robbins is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

Wednesday: Open crafts and euchre are cancelled for this week. Quilting with Florence will be held at the Collins Public Library Community Room from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information call Florence Reynolds at 532-3075.

Thursday: Pickle Ball is scheduled for at 6:30 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Center.

A new activity for the summer will be senior exercises with Pat Tucker starting Wednesday June 18. It will be held every Wednesday through the end of August. These exercises will be the combination of regular and arthritis groups and will be held at the L.K. Painter Center in the new senior room from 10 a.m until 11 a.m.

A luncheon is scheduled in the L.K. Painter Center Gym on June 19 to honor Joan Byrne. A light lunch will be served at noon. Come out and say farewell to Joan as she steps down from the Senior Program.