Senior club news
Silver Creek Seniors
The club members of the Silver Creek Seniors on Route 5 met Tuesday, July 1. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America”. A member of the Club, Dorothy Miniri, said a prayer for the meeting.
Fran Smith is back in the hospital and Irene Coon is home and doing well. Sue Duecker joined the Club.
Everyone enjoyed salad day. Each person brought different items which were enjoyed by all.
On July 8 at noon, the group will have hot dogs. Each person will pay $2.
Lorrie Newman moved to purchase pressure-treated wood for the sign in front. Iva McClenathan seconded the motion, and it passed.
Jane Park, Joan Suski and Duecker were 50/50 winners. Joann Martin and Ed Newman won the door prizes.
Suski called bingo.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America”.
A reading was given by Loretta Hemink.
Secretary Hemink read the minutes of the previous meeting. They were accepted as read by Jean Kubera, with a second by Sara Azeez.
Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski read the treasurer’s report. It was accepted as read on a motion by Sandy Tapasto, with a second by Sophia Kubasik.
Hemink, Kubera, and Florence Rich won attendance prizes.
The helper of the day was Irene Christopher, who was assisted by others.
The kitchen committee for July 9 is Michalak and Julian Niedbalski.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Tapasto, with a second by Rich.
Activities scheduled this week for the 50 Plus Seniors are:
Sunday: Pickle ball at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Town Park, weather permitting or at the L.K. Painter Center gym.
Wednesday: Senior exercises with Pat Tucker from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the L.K. Painter Center in the new senior room. Quilting with Florence at the Collins Town Library Community Room from 10:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. Games/crafts at 1 p.m. in the L.K. Painter Center Senior Room.
Thursday; Pickle ball 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Town Park, weather permitting.
Friday: Movie day at the Collins Town Library Community Room. The show starts at 1 p.m. and stars Tom Hanks in this true story of a hijacked merchant ship. Popcorn will be served.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Great Belt Seniors will not be exercising today due to the July 4th holiday. Next week the center will resume its normal Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Exercise class will be held from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. followed by the friendly and informal coffee klatch.
Several new day trips are planned for the coming months. The next Seneca Niagara Casino trip will be on Tuesday July 29. The cost is $25 and each participant receives $20 for slots and $5 for food. The scenic trip to Skaneateles on Tuesday, August 12 still has some openings. Payment for that trip is due by July 20. There will be another Customer Appreciation Day to Seneca Niagara Casino. This special offer is for Oct. 20 when the cost for the trip is $25 and participants receive $25 slots as well as a free buffet. This trip will fill up very quickly. On Friday, Oct. 24 a bus trip is scheduled to see the Hit Men at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo The trip includes lunch at Chef’s Restaurant and a stopover at the Marilla Country Store in Elma on the way home. Call Judy at 672-5778 soon for more details on any of these trips or to reserve a seat.
The annual membership picnic is at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23 at the upper pavilion at Russell Joy Park. Meat and beverages will be provided and everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert. The deadline to sign up for the membership picnic is July 11. To join the GBS this year, just stop by the Center any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Membership cost is $1 for Pomfret residents and $5 for all others.
Westfield Senior Citizens
The Westfield Senior Citizens met June 12 at the YWCA on Portage St. The meeting opened with some funny stories, then everyone enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner. The tables were decorated with a scene of palm trees, hula girls, and seashells.
Kent Knappenberger brought his beautiful harp to play several Irish style songs – jigs, reels, and hymns. Kent then recounted, in a highly entertaining manner, his adventures and experiences receiving the Grammy award. He said it was a lengthy process, but he was so proud to represent rural America.
The group presented him with an album of newspaper articles and pictures made by Delores Kaufman and Pat Smith.The seniors were pleased to welcome Marilyn Knappenberger for her son’s music and talk, and guests Barbara Johnson and Nancy Peters.
Joyce Wainwright read the devotions, and the monthly drawings were held. Mamie Criscione won the 50/50 and Barb Johnson won the door prize of deluxe mixed nuts.
There were several birthdays this month, Fran Anderson, Dan Hess, and Herb Johnson. Darla and Bob Augur are celebrating their anniversary. Sunshine reported sending a get well card to Mary Cogliano.
On July 10, the group will host the North East Banjo Band and have a pizza party. Those attending do not need to bring table service, but the pizza has proved more costly than expected, so there will be a donation box available. There is a kitchen committee of Gladys Hess, Amy Gregory, Shirley Kolpien, and Kathy Best.
Final devotions were read and the meeting closed with the Serenity prayer.
Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale
The Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens luncheon/meeting will be at the Cassadaga American Legion, 228 Maple Ave. on Monday, July 14 at noon. Members are asked to bring a picnic food dish to pass and their own table service. They are also asked to bring items to sell at the White Elephant auction.
The Aug. 11 meeting will be a chicken barbecue at noon at the Stockton Firemen Grounds. Members are asked to bring a meatless dish to pass and their own table service and beverage.
The Sept. 8 meeting will be held at the Cassadaga American Legion at noon. It will include hot dogs and an ice cream social. There is no need for a dish to pass. Members should just bring their own table service.
New members are always welcome. For details, please call 595-2490.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The next two meeting dates for the Sheridan Happy Seniors are July 11 at 1 p.m. and July 25 at 1 p.m. Everybody is to bring a salad for the next meeting.
United Senior Citizens
The United Senior Citizens will hold their regular monthly luncheon meeting on Monday, July 14 at the Fredonia Beaver Club, 64 Prospect St., Fredonia at noon. The menu for this month is rigatoni macaroni (pasta) with sauce, meatballs and sausage, grated cheese, French garlic bread, mixed tossed salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $8 per person. For reservations, call Charlie St. George or call 672-4432.