Volume 6 Issue 1.0

Website   www.senecaalumni.com                    Winter/Spring 2019

 

President – Jim Klapp

Vice President – Al Bielecki

Comptroller –  Jerry Ozimek Treasurer – Bob Yavicoli

Record. Sec. - Arlie Schwan                           Newsletter Editor - Available    

 

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

   Greetings Alumni members and welcome to the Winter/ Spring 2019 edition of our Alumni Newsletter. We look forward to another great year of Alumni activities that will allow us to have a great time, renew old friendships, make new friends and reminisce about old times. The following calendar of events includes starting the summer off with a trip to the Seneca Alleghany Casino on June 12th. This is followed up by our annual golf tournament and our annual alumni picnic. What a great opportunity to renew old friendships over food and drink. The annual picnic also includes our Scholarship Award presentations. We finalize our year with three great events, our Trip to Del Lago Casino, Mystery Tour and our annual Christmas Party. Information for all these events are included in this newsletter. Looking forward to seeing you at all these events.

Thanks for your continued support, Sincerely, Al Bielecki

 

      2019 Seneca Vocational Alumni Association Calendar of Events

Sat. Jun 1,2019 Start Accepting Scholarship Awards Applications. (See Page 2)

 

Wed. June 12, 2019     Seneca Alleghany Casino $25.00 Ted Swiatek (675-7968) (See Page 3)

 

Fri. Aug. 16, 2019   Jack Halldin Golf Tournament $50.00 Jim Klapp (688-5291) (See Page 4)

 

Sat. Aug. 17, 2019Annual Alumni Picnic          $25.00     Al Bielecki (667-3243) (See Page 5)

                   “Scholarship Awards” (at Picnic)   Arlie Schwan (683-4934)

           

Wed. Oct. 2, 2019   Fall General Meeting CWA Local #1122 6:00PM

           3775 Genesee St. Cheek. N.Y. 14225 (Across from Airport Bowling Lanes)

 

Wed. Oct. 9, 2019 Del Lago Casino $25.00    Ted Swiatek     (675-7968) (See Page 6)

 

Wed. Oct. 23,2019 Mystery Tour        Tom Gerbec     (691-4941) (See Page 7)

 

Thurs. Dec. 5, 2019 Annual Christmas Party $25.00    Jim Klapp (688-5291) (See Page 7)   

  Details for all activities will be in next newsletter or contact event chairman

 

The Class of 1969 will celebrate their 50th Anniversary.  Any Class of ‘69 alumni wishing to participate, see old buddies, renew old friendships, contact Al Bielecki (667-3243) or email or email albielecki@verizon.net.

 

      Classes with significant anniversaries interested in organizing a class celebration at our picnic, please contact Jim Boyer phone (716) 839-0868. Or email boyerj1@msn.com

 

THE SENECA VHS ALUMNI AWARDS PROGRAM

               The Seneca Vocational High School Alumni Awards Program is offered to the children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of a Seneca V.H.S. Alumni Sponsor. The sponsor must have been a dues paying member of the Alumni Association for at least the last 3 consecutive years or a Life Member for the previous 3 consecutive years. An Awards Committee will review the applicant’s eligibility. Past awards have ranged up to $300 per applicant.        -1-

 

AWARDS APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

          1) The applicant must be a current High School senior who will graduate this year. (Proof of graduation is required). The applicant needs to submit a 250-word essay, neatly typed and spellchecked, stating why the applicant feels he or she deserves the award, by their High School performance, achievements and their future goals.

            2) The applicant needs to provide, at the end of their essay sheet: their Name, Age, Address, High School, Sponsor and their relationship to the alumni member who is sponsoring them as well as the sponsor’s years of attendance at Seneca.

            3) The applicant must furnish an address and phone number where he or she can be reached by mail or phone by the Awards Committee.

            3) The applicant’s essay must be mailed to:  Arlie J. Schwan, 723 Ransom Rd., Lancaster NY 14086     Refer any questions to Arlie at: (716) 683-4934 or schwanja723@roadrunner.com

            4) The Awards Committee will accept essays postmarked from June 1, 2019 to July 15, 2019. The Awards will be presented at our annual Alumni Picnic at Fontana’s Grove, 2299 Clinton St., West Seneca, NY (south side of Clinton Street west of Harlem) on August 17, 2019.  Award recipients, their parents and sponsor are invited as our guests to the 2:00 PM. presentation.

Seneca V.H.S Alumni Association Awards 2018

At our 2018 Seneca V.H.S Alumni Association Picnic, seven young people, children/grandchildren of our Alumni, received our Seneca V.H.S Alumni Association Awards.  We must thank the generous support of our Seneca V.H.S Alumni Association through membership dues, loyal advertisers and numerous activities.  If you are a Life Time Member or a Current Annual Member for at least 3 consecutive year, encourage your child or grandchild who is embarking on College to apply for our award.

 

                                                            In 2018 Awards were given to:

Alexander Richard Jones (sponsor Adam Zlotek Class of 64)

Benjamin Casler (sponsor Joseph Baker Class of 60)

Amber DelPrince (sponsor Jim Matuszak Class of 59)

Noelle Incardona (sponsor Cos Incardona Class of 61)

Cameron John Swantek (sponsor Jim Matuszak Class of 59)

Alexander Dietz (sponsor Jim Boyer Class of 61),

Jordan Fluellen (sponsor the Mudd Family)

Database Stats                      

Total Database 4705   Total Deceased 789 Deceased Reported Jan 1, 2018 to Mar 10, 2019.      

Of the 32 Deceased Alumni: 14 Life, 7 Annuals, 11 Not Alumni

Seneca V.H.S Active Alumni Membership: 318 Lifetime and 96 Annual Members 8 Advertisers.  We have 56 Members from Last Year that have not renewed and several from previous years.  Step up to the plate and pay your membership dues and renew.

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We need your continued support to keep the Seneca Alumni Association viable, please detach and mail checks to:  Jerry Ozimek, 87 Roxley Pl.  Tonawanda, NY 14150.  (716-836-3921)

Name _____________________________ Street ___________________________________

City ______________________________ State ______________ Zip___________________

Phone ________________ email ____________________________ Year of Grad __________

Annual Dues - $10.00/Year.  Lifetime Dues - $75.00. Patron Dues – $7.00, Advertiser - $50.00/Year

Make check payable to Seneca VHS Alumni Association Inc.    

 

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SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO & HOTEL

WED., June 12, 2019 $25.00 PER PERSON

Enjoy a fun filled motor coach tour New York State's premier gaming attraction ... Seneca Alleghany Casino & Hotel... Featuring over 3,000 slot machines and 33 table games - this casino is Set within the beautiful landscape of Salamanca, NY. Spend five hours gaming and enjoying the dining options including a world-class buffet.

FANTÄSTIC CASINO INCENTIVE: PASSENGERS RECEIVE:           $25 Seneca Slot Dollars, $5 Food Voucher

SCHEDULE:

8:00 AM DEPART EASTERN HILLS MALL, 4545 TRANSIT RD, REAR LOT BEHIND SPORTS PERFORMANCE.

8:30 AM DEPART TOPS, 355 ORCHARD PARK RD., W. SENECA (NEAR LIGHT POSTS I & F)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM TIME AT SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO

4:30 - 5:00 PM           ARRIVAL HOME

First paid, first reserved. Call for reservations. Travelers must be 21 years of age. Must have valid Government issued photo identification to receive Seneca Player's Club Card.

FOR RESERVATIONS AND/OR MORE INFORMATION: Ted Swiatek 675-7968   

Jim Klapp 688-5291

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First paid, first reserved!  Call for reservations.  Travelers must be 21 years of age.

You must have valid Government issued photo identification to receive Seneca Players Club Card.  Payment must be made to secure your seat.  Make check payable to the Seneca Alumni Association.  Mail to:

Ted Swiatek               39 Hillcrest Hts. Dr.    West Seneca, NY 14224 (716)675-7968

Jim Klapp                 220 Schimwood Ct, Getzville ‚ N.Y. 14068 (716)688-5291

1.      Name____________________ Address ___________________________________  Phone_______________ email ________________

2.      Name____________________ Address ___________________________________  Phone_______________ email ________________

  3. Name____________________ Address____________________________________

      Phone________________ email_____________________  

                      

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2019 Jack Halldin Memorial Golf Tournament

bradbur1aWho:               Open to all Alumni,

                        Family and friends.

Date:               Friday, August 16, 2019

Where:            Chestnut Hills Country Club 1300 Broadway

Darien, N.Y. 14040 Ph.585-547-3613

Time:              8:00AM Start   Be there by 7:30 AM    Format: Scramble

Cost:               $50.00 – includes golf, lunch and cart.

Captains:       Get your group together and send your Money to the following:

                        Jim Klapp (688-5291) 220 Schimwood Ct., Getzville, NY, 14068                    

Hole sponsors are available for $25.00.       You do not have to play to be a hole sponsor.

Reservations: Jim Klapp (688-5291) Ted Swiatek (675-7968) Ed Mirowski (430-8538)

SCISSOR2Make check payable to Seneca VHS Alumni Assoc. and return with this application.

                                                           

Name__________________________________________________________________  

email __________________ Phone_________________

Address_________________________________________________________  

    Golfing with   _______________________     _______________________     __________________________

                        I need a group to golf with_____.     I would like to be a hole sponsor @ $25.00 _________

HowardHanna (2)AFrandina Bus CardGolf is limited to 90 players.                         Reservations close August 1st.

 

 

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Annual Seneca Vocational High School Alumni Picnic & Awards Presentation

When: Saturday Aug.  17, 2019

Where: Fontana’s Grove, 2299 Clinton St. 

 Ph. 716-822-7918    Time:  Noon - 8:00PM

Who:    All alumni, family, friends, and sponsor’s welcome.  Cost: $25.00   

Parents and Award Recipients are invited as our Guests

 Awards Presented at 2:00 PM

Make check payable to: Seneca VHS Alumni Association,

SCISSOR2Mail to:           Al Bielecki, 81 Burbank Dr., Orchard Park, NY, 14127

Name____________________________Street______________________City _______________

State ________ Zip____________ Yr. of Grad _________ Phone ________________ 

Name ___________________________ Street ____________________City ______________

State ________ Zip____________  Yr. of Grad _______  Phone ________________   

email ___________________________ # tickets _____ Amt. Enc.______

             Alumni That Have Been Reported Passed away 1-Jan- 2018 to 10-Mar-2019

 

 

Last

First

MI

Phone

Class

Alum

1

 

Abendschein

David

F.

(Dec2/19/17)

1955

Lifetime99

2

 

Andolina

Sylvester

P.

(Dec 8/2/18

1955

Lifetime10

3

 

Armitage

Thomas

E

(Dec 2016)

1961

Lifetime97

4

 

Balk

Michael

 

(Dec12/4/18)

1956

25-Aug-14

5

 

Beyer

Richard

J.

(Dec3/7/19)

1948

Lifetime10

6

 

Burzik

Arthur

G.

(Dec2018)

1945

 

7

 

Cassick

Dennis

H

(Dec1/24/19)

1961

 

8

 

Dux Jr.

Frank

A.

(Dec 5/25/18)

1948

 

9

 

Farrell

Jack

A

(Dec 1-31-19)

1942

4-Mar-04

10

 

Fronczak

James

E.

(Dec 3/21/18)

1956

Lifetime11

11

 

Gadra

Gerald

 

(Dec2/12/18)

1957

Lifetime05

12

 

Gearhart

William

C.

(Dec8/17/18)

1972

 

13

 

Harlach

Michael

C

(Dec9/13/18)

1961

Lifetime98

14

 

Hellinger

Albert

 

(Dec1/10/18)

1952

 

15

 

Hensel

Ronald

N.

(Dec 2013)

1949

Lifetime97

16

 

Hess

David

A.

(Dec12/21/16)

1969

Lifetime14

17

 

Hughes

Richard

A.

(Dec2018)

1968

 

18

 

Kopp

Harold

P.

(Dec8/16/18)

1959

Lifetime00

19

 

Kowalski

Edward

R.

(Dec 2/8/19)

1955

 

20

 

Mudd Jr.

Albert

N.

(Dec2-9-18)

Techr

28-Feb-18

21

 

Neureuther

Leonard

 

(Dec 3/16/18)

1959

27-Oct-13

22

 

Nies

Kenneth

 

(Dec8/30/18)

1961

Lifetime02

23

 

Passifume

Phil

 

(Dec2018)

1978

 

24

 

Pieriano

Anthony

 

(Dec11/13/18)

1963

 

25

 

Polito

Salvatore

C.

9Dec2/19/1/)

1956

 

26

 

Poppendeck

Henry

L.

(Dec1/12/16)

1940

Lifetime98

27

 

Sailer

Elmer

J.

(Dec 2016)

1951

Lifetime02

28

 

Saladino

Anthony

J.

(Dec 6/17/18)

1945

17-Nov-16

29

 

Sikora

Leonard

S

(Dec6/10/16)

1946

Lifetime01

30

 

Sowinski

William

 

(Dec1/3/18)

1962

1-Nov-16

31

 

Tobolski

Jerome

J.

(Dec 1/2/19)

1972

 

32

 

Wuest

David

J.

(Dec 8/3/18)

1959

23-Aug-17

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DelLago Casino Trip Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

        This time by bus to the Del Largo Resort in Waterloo, N.Y.    INFO.: Ted Swiatek 675-7968 Jim Klapp 688-5291, First paid, first reserved!  Call for reservations.  Travelers must be 21 years of age. You must have valid Government issued photo identification to receive Seneca Players Club Card.  Payment must be made to secure your seat.

FANTÄSTIC CASINO INCENTIVE: PASSENGERS RECEIVE:           $25 Seneca Slot Dollars, $5 Food Voucher

SCHEDULE:

8:00 AM DEPART TOPS Supermarket, 355 ORCHARD PARK RD., W. SENECA (NEAR LIGHT POSTS I & F)

8:30 AM DEPART EASTERN HILLS MALL, 4545 TRANSIT RD, REAR LOT BEHIND the Food Court, ½ Way back.

10:15 AM - 3:15 PM TIME AT CASINO

5:30 - 6:00 PM           ARRIVAL HOME

First paid, first reserved. Call for reservations. Travelers must be 21 years of age. Must have valid Government issued photo identification to receive DelLago Rewards Club Card, receive the Incentive

Make $25.00/ per Person check payable to the Seneca Alumni Association

Mail to: Ted Swiatek 39 Hillcrest Hts. Dr.    West Seneca, NY 14224 (716)675-7968

      Jim Klapp          220 Schimwood Ct, Getzville ‚ N.Y. 14068 (716)688-5291

Name____________________ Address ___________________________________  Phone_______________ email ________________

Amherst FCUHuber Electric Bus CardName____________________ Address ___________________________________  Phone_______________ email ________________

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Annual Mystery Tour Oct. 24, 2019

Secret! in late October we will be taking another Mystery Tour. Spend the day with us for a visit to some local Breweries, Lunch and other Venus. This tour is limited to 24 persons. Make your reservations by October 1, 2018 first come, first served. Details regarding travel and parking will be provided prior to our tour. If I provided details now it wouldn’t be a mystery.

First come, first served!  Call or Mail for reservations. 

Mail to: Tom Gerbec 82 Parkhaven Dr. Amherst, NY. 14228, Ph. (716) 691-4941

Name__________________ Add _______________________________Ph. _________

Name__________________ Add _______________________________Ph. _________

 

Annual Seneca Alumni Christmas Dec. 5, 2019 Party 6:00 PM., Big Timer’s Club

 1278 East Lovejoy St., (East of North Ogden St.)      $25.00 per Person

                          Alumni, Friends and Guest Welcome. Buffet Style:  Roast Beef, Chicken, Italian Sausage, Salads, Wine, Beer and Pop.

Reservations by Nov. 24, 2019 to: Jim Klapp, 220 Schimwood Ct. Getzville, NY, 14068   716-688-5291 

 Make check payable to: Seneca VHS Alumni Assoc. and return with this application.

Name___________________________       Name _______________________      

Name___________________________       Name   ______________________

Address_____________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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