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State of the Nation Program Agenda

Posted in: President's Office

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The following is on the agenda for the State of the Nation Address which will take place at the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel Event Center on Saturday, March 21st, 2015:

11:00 Seating Begins
11:15 Iroquois Legion Post 1587 posts colors
11:20 Invocation by Blaine Tallchief
11:30 Welcome and Introduction by Stephen Gordon
11:40 Entertainment by Seneca Dancers
12:00 Lunch served
Station of the Nation Address by President
Eagle Award Nomination
1:15 Social Dancing
1:45 Closing Remarks 

WGWE's 1st Annual Polar Plunge

Posted in: News & Announcements

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Take the Plunge! … Take the Challenge!

The 1st Annual WGWE Polar Bear Plunge will be held on Saturday April 18th from 11:30 – 1:30 at Allegany State Park, Red House area. The Challenge is On! WGWE wants YOU to put a team in the Plunge … all proceeds benefit Seneca Nation of Indians “Seneca Strong” – the campaign against drugs and alcohol.

It’s simple. Grab your co-workers, people who belong in a group or organization – organize a team. Then have each team member get pledges, with $25 minimum pledge per person  – to support their “Polar Plunge” efforts. All money raised will benefit SNI Seneca Strong.

On Plunge day, April 18th, registration opens at 10:30 a.m. Captains of your team should collect Team Members’ pledge sheets and money and turn in at registration desk. Each participant must register to participate.

Just contact Katie at WGWE, 716-945-5801; email: or facebook/WGWE105.9FM. Register your team. Get your Polar Pledge packet with rules and pledge sheets.

WGWE’s Polar Bear Plunge is being co-sponsored by Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce & Allegany State Park.

TAKE THE PLUNGE! Challenge Others To Do the Same! Please see attached forms for full rules and forms.

Saturday Tutoring Sessions Now Available

Posted in: Education

The Seneca Allegany Department of Education will be offering Saturday tutoring sessions for grades K-12 from 12pm-2pm. For more info please contact Gerald Jimerson at 716-945-1790 ext. 3110 or email him at

Career & Technical Classes - Classes Starting Soon

Posted in: Employment and Training

Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES will have a number of career and technical classes starting soon including: HVAC, Heavy Equipment, Machining, Residential Wiring, Welding, and Masonry. Those who are interested please see the attached document for dates and more information.

Financial aide is available for eligible participants of SNI Employment & Training. Contact Bianca Wright @ 716-945-8120.

Friday the 13th Giveaway

Posted in: Seneca Transit System

The winners of the Friday the 13th Giveaway were:

  • Jordan Acevedo
  • David Barsky
  • Rachel Crouse
  • Chris Denea
  • Randy Gates
  • Ronny Hulse
  • Doug Jimerson
  • Jason John
  • Bradley Lewis 
  • Keesta McCray
  • Bevetta Reason
  • Douglas Perkins
  • Michele Thompson

HEAP Second Emergency Benefits Available & HEAP Closing Date

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Second Emergency HEAP Benefits are now available:

Effective immediately, there is a one (1) Second Emergency Benefit available for Heat (natural gas, electric heat, oil, etc.), and one (1) Second Emergency Benefit available for Heat–Related Electric (electricity that is needed to run primary heating equipment- thermostat, furnace, etc.), if client already received their First Emergency Benefit and has a current shut off notice or low fuel supply. 

Complete HEAP information, including application guidelines and methods, is available by visiting, and clicking the HEAP link at the bottom of the page. 

Friday, March 27, 2015 is the closing date for all Regular & Emergency HEAP Benefits. 

The Regular Benefit is for a household’s main source of heat. A shut off notice or low fuel supply is not required. Walk in applications will be accepted until 4pm on 3/27. Mail in & on line applications will be accepted if postmarked or submitted on or before 3/27. 

Emergency Benefits are available for a household’s main source of heat (if service is off, or if there is a shut off notice or low fuel supply), and for “heat related” electric (if electricity is needed to run heating equipment, thermostat, furnace fan, etc.). For emergency assistance, clients are encouraged to visit the HEAP Office at 478 Main St., Buffalo, 8am-4pm, or call the HEAP Hotline at 858-7644. 

 The following HEAP components will remain open:

  • The HEAP hotline is available year round to assist with inquiries about applications filed during the season, and to provide information about other programsavailable to assist if HEAP is unavailable.
  • A HEAP Cooling Assistance (Air Conditioner) component is tentatively scheduled to open April 1, 2015 for households containing an individual with a medical condition exacerbated by extreme heat. You will receive an email with details and complete guidelines.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program, EmPower NY, and energy related home repair referral components remain open.
  • HEAP “early outreach” mail out of applications for the 2015-16 season, to select households, is expected to commence in August 2015.
  • HEAP Auto pay process for 2015-16, for households in receipt of SNAP or TA, is expected to commence in September 2015.
  • The Furnace Repair/Replacement component is closed, but is expected to re-open in the Fall. 
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