WESTFIELD - The Westfield Senior Citizens met Oct. 11 at noon at the YWCA. There where 28 members and one guest who enjoyed a delicious pot-luck meal.
The guest speaker was John Wolfe, who spoke about the McClurg Museum and the Chautauqua County Historical Society. The museum houses 400,000 to 500,000 items dating from the American Revolution til now. It is manned by 12 to 15 volunteers and is constantly being updated.
Among numerous exhibits is a fiber room demonstrating spinning and weaving, a Native American room and right now a military room is being planned. Most exhibits are available at all times, plus there are many special short-term exhibits. At present an 1812 exhibit is on view in the parlor. Wolfe encourages everyone to visit the museum, especially children, who are admitted free.
The meeting was called to order by President Shirley Kolpien. New member Lucille Inwood was welcomed, also guest Maariana Lewis. Joyce Wainwright read as devotions "Autumn Signature" by Beverly J. Anderson and "Autumntime" by Bernice Laux. Gloria Hayes of the Union Relief sent a letter asking for hats, mittens, socks and scarves to be brought to the next meeting. Shirley Kolpien announced the nominating committee will be Trudy Stafford, Geri Harper and Jean Stebell.
October birthdays were celebrated by Mary Ellen Ross and Dorothy Hall, and Al and Joyce Wainwright had an anniversary. The 50/50 drawing was won by Dolores Kaufman.
The Thursday, Nov. 8 meeting will be a pot-luck at noon at the YWCA. The kitchen committee is Trudy Stafford, Gladys Hess, Irma Lloyd, Ann Cochran and Darla Augur. The Kitchen committee will bring the desserts. The speakers will be Tom Schmidt who will discuss the proposed school merger.
A reminder, $2 membership dues should be paid in January.