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February 11, 2016
Westfield Republican

Brocton Portland Seniors

Brocton Portland Seniors met Jan. 26 at Brocton Legion, led by Margaret Jagoda, president, who welcomed Patty Ploetz, Chuck and Julie Utegg and introduced new members Barb Tower, Gil and Edie Seekings. Kate Cranston and Ruth Neal were the committee members for the day.

Installation of officers was performed by Mary Tripi, installing President Jagoda, Vice President Tom DeJoe, (Harold Buvholtz), Secretary Ruth Neal, and Treasurer Rita Stonefoot. Pat Zanghi is assistant treasurer and Robin Carr is the new program, entertainment, trip charge person. Minutes were read and corrected, with the treasurer's report read and approved. Discussion was held regarding the Christmas party costs, with ideas and solutions. Stonefoot is collecting dues for the new year.

Ahira Hall Library is doing 'Love is in the Air' for Valentine's Day. Contact the library for details. Carr reported on the United Senior Council meeting, with a motion made and passed for group membership.

Birthdays for December were Dave VanRenesslear and Maggie Rogers. January birthdays were both Kate and Rick Cranston, Secretary Neal and Bea Lee. A community chorus group led by Lucy Andrus meets Thursdays at St. Dominic's. Those who like to sing are asked to call 792-4834. Mary Presto's sister, Elizabeth Marx, is turning 100 years young and a birthday card signed by all to be sent to her in Lyons, NY. Door prizes were won by Josie Titus and Lee. Raffle winners were Chuck Utegg, Buvholtz, Anita Golubski and Neal. Bingo by Bob was held with the remaining Christmas items for prizes. On motion made by June Woollett and seconded by Marion Delcamp, the meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be Feb. 23 at Brocton Legion. The noon meal will be chili by Jagoda, with members to bring a dish to pass and their personal table service. Dues are due and new members are welcome.

Mayville Senior Citizens

At least 40 members gathered for a luncheon and meeting on Feb. 4 at the VFW in Mayville. After a delightful lunch, Dianne Goodrich got everyone laughing with a few stories and led the club in the Lord's Prayer. Joyce Ayers, vice president, led the Pledge of Allegiance and conducted the meeting. The secretary's report and correspondence was read as well as the treasurer's report. Mary Carlson, goodwill chairman, announced the January and February birthdays and anniversaries. Mary sent out one sympathy, two get well and two thinking of you cards.

Janet Loomis, tour director, announced the 2016 senior trip schedule will be available at the next meeting. Ayers thanked the kitchen committee including Louise Richir and Dolly Gilbert. Dolly was especially thanked for the barbecued chicken she provided for the group.

Ayers welcomed four new members to the group: Nancy Chesbro, Nancy Jones, Cam Morton and Breen Morton. Door prizes provided by Beverly White and Bonnie Johnson were won by Sandra Derbish and Naomi Wilder.

Bill Tornstrum introduced Capt. James Crowell, warden of the Chautauqua County in Mayville, who captured attention with a presentation regarding the operation of our County Jail.

The next meeting will be a soup, sandwich and dessert luncheon to be held Feb. 18 at noon at the Mayville VFW. The group will be entertained by members Carl and Barb Witherow and their country band. They will be playing the oldies of good old country music. Don't miss it, and show support for membership appreciation!

There will be an executive board meeting following the meeting.

North Harmony Senior Citizens

Due to inclement weather, the Executive Committee directed President Ferry to cancel the Jan. 18 meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 15 at the Stow Center.

Members are reminded that 2016 membership dues are being collected. Any member 80 years or older is exempt from dues collection and are thus honorary members.



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