NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
- JOHN SCHULTZ AND JOHN SALVATO
Please email your news to John Salvato, BCD2275@gmail.com
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BCD'S 75th ANNIVERSARY GRAND BALL:
The Buffalo Club of the Deaf held it's 75th Anniverary Grand Ball on Sunday 4/14/2019. It was reported that 125 people attended and a good time was had by all. Everyone enjoyed the wide variety of delicious foods that were served buffet style, and naturally, everyone loved the open bar that lasted all throughout the event. Many old friends came to the party from Syracuse, Rochester, Erie, PA, Maryland, Ohio, and Canada!
Approximately 25 wonderful door prizes were given out, along with the grand prize of a 50" Samsung TV!! Pam Solazzo won the TV and Lina Kubiak won an Ipad! Lucky girls!!! The chinese auction was a very successful fundraiser as well, as everyone who bought tickets were drooling over the approximately 70 prizes offered.
Tom Madill presented a fascinating historical account of the BCD's history, dating back to 1944. Tom also showed pictures of the many building locations of BCD over the years, and it was a very illuminating show. Additionally, many members came up to the podium and shared their favorite memories of their involvement with BCD.
It was a great party! One million's worth of kudos go out to John & Debbie Salvato, along with their hard working committee: David & Sharlane Haywood, Larry & Linda Godzik and BCD Board Members, for a job well-done! Also many thanks to Liana Reamsnyder as the voice interpreter.
Everyone is looking forward to the 80th Anniversary event now!
John C. Schultz
BCD News Editor
BCD'S CORNHOLE LEAGUE AND YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES:
Happy New Year, hope you all enjoyed your holidays with family and friends. Wishing all of you the best for 2019.
Cornhole started January 4th, 2019, every other Friday at 8:30 PM. I hope we can see more new faces or your friends that want to enjoy their night having some fun socializing.
Just a friendy reminder that BCD membersship dues are due for the year 2019. Which means those who are members or want to join. Welcome to do so. This means you have to pay your memebership dues from now until April 1st to avoid additional $5.00 fee. Any questions feel free to contact me at BCD, BDSC, or any event since I work bar for BCD. You can always ask me at your convenience. Please do this at those times I'm at BCD. No excuses since I'm at BCD alot lately. Also please update me with your addresses and emails, phone number too. We want to send news through email, website, facebook, and makes it easier for you all to know what events are coming up.
BCD'S CHRISTMAS PARTY:
We had a great turn out for our special Christmas party (celebrating the retirement of Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus) on Saturday, December 1, 2019. Debbie Salvato was the chairperson for this event; she out-did herself with preparing everything and bought all the presents for everyone, no one went home without a present. So a special thank you to her along with John Salvato, Henry Majka, David & Sharlane Haywood, John Buczynski, Tom & Debbie Madill, Vanessa Salvato, Sean & Jeannatte Maloney, Peter Artinian, Debbie Schaffer, Margie Lundy and Kevin McLaughlin. John Buczynski and Penny Greiner worked at the bar.
We had a lot of foods from the caterers. The desserts were delicious, thank you to those who worked hard to make them and bring them in for us to enjoy. Glad the weather was good and not too cold outside. I hope everyone had a great time!
I want to personally thank everyone for showing up and supporting our special Christmas - those who we haven't seen in a while and some new faces. I wish everyone a very special Christmas and Happy New Year for 2019. The best of health to everyone and hopefully we have a very mild winter. Keep yourselves warm!
Take care to all of my BCD family. Love you all.
THANKSGIVING DINNER AND ELECTION RESULT:
We had a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner here at BCDs on November 17th, 2018. 60 people were there. Also had a lot of desserts to eat and was able to take some dessert home. This dinner was held by Debbie Salvato who was chairperson. She did an awesome job preparing all the foods including cooking turkey at their house. David and Sharlane helped cooking the turkey at their home. Debbie and Tom Madill cooked turkey at their home. Everyone on the board helped along too. I worked bar, which I love doing. Everyone worked their butts off. Everything went well. I felt bad Debbie Madill missed the dinner due to being sick. Tom brought a turkey dinner home for her. I wish her a speedy recovery. Get well Debbie.
I bought a marble cake from Wegman's store for Tom Madill's suprise 80th birthday. We celebrated that also along with our Thanksgiving dinner. He looks great for his age. I hope I look as good as he does when I'm 80 years old. Lol.
We also had our top 4 BCD officers vote for 2019 with a dinner and meeting. John Salvato as President, David Haywood as Vice-President, Kevin McLaughlin as Secretary. All of them were reruns for 2019. Robert Williams is our new Treasurer for 2019. Robert William's was a Tresurer in the past. Good to see him back on the board again. Larry Godzik decided not to rerun for Treasurer again. Larry did a fantastic job the during the last 3 years doing his Treasurer duties. He went above and beyond with helping the board in many many ways. He will be missed. I hope we still see him at our dinners here at BCD and other events. We wish him well with his health too.
I hope John Salvato doesn't have a headache trying to select his cabinets. John is a very well liked guy. So I'm sure all will go well for him.
Once again, please pay your BCD memebership dues in full. Otherwise you have to pay $25.00 before November 20th. So please do that to help the club grow. We need all your support.
Thank you everyone for all your support for our lovely club. We love you all and help our BCD family stay strong and keep our club going with our strong support from our members and their friends.
COMING UP FOR BCD ELECTION:
Just a friendly reminder our Thanksgiving dinner that BCD is on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 5 p.m. Afterwards the regular meeting, we will be voting for the TOP 4 OFFICERS of BCD. President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please come to our dinner and our regular meeting to vote. Hope to see you at our Thanksgiving dinner.
Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you all too.Take care to my deaf BCD family,
We had a Halloween party on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 6 p.m. We had 19 people who attended the party. We had pizza and wings with one free drink. One person who wore witch costume won $25.00 and donated that back to the club.
We will also have the Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 5 p.m. Please come and support our dinners and donate desserts. We will have our top 4 Officers election, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer during our regular meeting.
Just a friendly reminder about your membership dues. If you don't pay your dues in full. Then you have to pay $25.00 for the Christmas party thats being held on December 1st, 2018. Please make sure you reserve and pay on time for our total count. You can't pay at the door on the day of the Christmas party. Please spread the word to check your flyers in BCD website and BCD Facebook page too. Please donate some homemade Christmas cookies for the Christmas party.
Take care and hope to see more people at our dinners. Enjoy your holidays with your family and friends.
Penny Ann Greiner,
BCD membership dues collector.
We had a delicious spaghetti dinner held on Saturday, September 15th, 2018. David and Sharlane Haywood did an awesome job getting the dinner done for us. The board pitched in and helped. I'm very happy that everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. I believe 25 came to our dinner. We had some from Deaf Access Service staff there as well. We had some delicious homemade desserts.
In October on the 20th, BCAD is having their chicken dinner from Chicken and Pizza Works. Hope to see more come to all of our dinners as well as other organizations. We help each other as it should be. Donate desserts.
To our Club members, who still owe for their yearly membership for 2018, please see me at BCD or mail your checks or money orders write them to BCD. The year of 2018 is almost over, soon 2019. Thank you very much.
I wish you the best of health to all of you as my friends as family. Love you all and take care.
LABOR DAY PICNIC:
We had an awesome time at our annual Labor day picnic on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 with 104 people who attended this event. Great catering service provided us a very delicious meal. It was great to see everyone again, reminds me of a family reunion of our great friends we tend to hang out with.
Just a friendly reminder, please pay your bcd membership dues. It's almost the end of the year. Please see me or mail your check to Buffalo Club of the Deaf. Thank you.
EILEEN V. WUEST,
nee Salisbury, beloved wife of Charles Marvin Wuest passed away on May 10, 2018. She was the loving mother of Charleen Haskell and Christopher Wuest; dear grandmother of Michael, Caitlin and Jamie, sister of the late Norman Salisbury and sister-in-law of Rosalie Salisbury, and a niece and a nephew. Eileen was with the SMSD Class of 1960. Funeral service was held at the Resurrection RC Church on May 15. Eiileen was a long time member of BCD and BDSC. The family would appreciate donations in her memory made to BDSC or Deaf Access Services. Goodbye, Eileen we all love you and will miss you. Be happy with God.
MADILL, Dorothy A. "Dot" (Ignatowski)
MADILL - Dorothy A. "Dot"
June 6, 2018. Devoted mother of Thomas Jr. (Shelly) Madill, Stephen (Wendy) Madill and the late Jeffrey L. Madill; mother-in-law of Anne Marie Madill; loving grandmother of Jamie Madill; dear sister of the late Walter Ignatowski, Jeanette (Roger) Daily and Richard Ignatowski; aunt of many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the C. Mertz and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 911 Englewood Ave., Sunday from 2-5 PM. All are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church (1085 Englewood Ave.), Monday at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's memory to St. Mary's School for the Deaf (www.smsdk12.org) or Deaf Access Services (www.wnydas.org). Please share condolences at www.mertzfh.com.
I want to share a little bit about Dorothy Madill was a very loving and nice woman who had been a long time member to Buffalo Deaf Senior Citizens and BCD as well. She was a great mother and loved her sons. She will be missed by everyone. We all will miss her too. She loves playing cards, gin and bridge club. One time, Debbie Madill and I went visiting Dorothy at the nursing home, we played old maid. She enjoyed our company.
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC:
Hello everyone! What a great ???? Memorial Day picnic from last month!! The turnout was excellent, as approximately 126 people came to the picnic and everyone had a great time! The food was excellent. Plenty of Chinese raffle items were raffled off, and folks sure were happy with their winnings and so on! Mark Bess won the picnic cornhole tourney for the first time ever, as he stunned Peter Newton at the end with several hole scores. Plus the keg of Blue Light beer, which was generously donated by Holidays bar, was killed as well, and successfully raised funds for the BCD's building fund. Everyone said they were looking forward the upcoming Labor Day picnic in the fall.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER:
We had an awesome St. Patrick's day dinner with 43 people on Saturday, March 17th. David Haywood, Linda and Larry Godzik worked their butts off cooking. The cornedbeef and chicken were very tasty. I could see everyone enjoyed their dinner. I hope to see more people to continue to be at our monthly dinners like that. Why cook when our beautiful club can provide that for all of us to enjoy.
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BCD MEMBERSHIP DUES:
Hello, this is from Penny Ann Greiner, I'm the dues collector for bcd. Just to let you know. A friendly reminder for those that are bcd members to keep me posted of any changes in addresses, emails and phone numbers. Also your dues are due before April 1st. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and vp number is 716-393-4538.
BCD'S CORN HOLE LEAGUE:
Last December, twenty folks banded together to play this fun league, and eight weeks of play have now passed. Everyone has been having a good time, as they enjoyed the cheap drinks and beers provided by the BCD bar, and playing their cornhole games. There has been a lot of good natured trash talking and the competition has been fierce!!! As of 3/9/18, Henry Majka finally caught up with John C Schultz, who had been residing in first place all season. Henry was very happy about this as John had been taunting everyone from his perch on top of the cornhole hill all season.
As of 3/9/18, Henry and John were in first place, with John Buzz in second place, and lastly, Jeff Leroy along with Justin Whitmore were charging hard from third place towards the top spot??. It's gonna be a fun two weeks of matches coming up!
BCD'S SUPER BOWL PARTY:
Hello everyone! The BCD Super Bowl party, hosted by Peter and Jessica Newton, was a very successful event! Forty-four people attended the event, and everyone reportedly had a very good time! People enjoyed the foods and drinks that were provided, and everyone made comments on how absolutely delicious the homemade chili and the homemade deer venison soup were!!! Interesting note on the side, the cable went out with approximately five minutes left in the Super Bowl game, and folks turned to their mobile phones to find out what the result of the game was! Everyone was SO HAPPY to find out the Philadelphia Eagles had won the game! Fly, Eagles, Fly!!!!!
BCD'S CHRISTMAS PARTY :
Hello fellow brothers and sisters,
The BCD Christmas dinner was a very successful event as over 125 people came to share in the holiday merriments. A large number of gifts were given away to a very appreciative gathering. The people said they enjoyed the dinner food very much and were very happy to bring home the leftovers, as there was a lot left. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed partying the rest of the night. See you all in 2018!
BCD'S 2017 HALL OF FAME:
EDWARD SUTTELL (SPORT)
MARK BESCZCZYNSKI (SPORT)
JOHN SALVATO (LEADER)
were inducted to the Buffalo Club of the Deaf's Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the three of them and good luck to those who may quailfy in the future.