Forty-four members of the Mayville Senior Citizens Club met on Jan. 5 for their first meeting for 2012. Tables were set and coffee made by Louise Richer, Dolly Gilbert, Mary Carlson, Bonnie Johnson and Laura Jean Parment. The members brought many casseroles and desserts.
President Joyce Ayers welcomed the members and two guests, and Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the food and asked for a moment of silence to honor the three members who had passed away in December. They were Geneva Horne, Doris Lahr and Ruth Crandall. Ms. Goodrich read two humorous stories and ''It's Up to You,'' and she led the group in prayer after the meal.
Program Chair Bill Tornstrom introduced Tim and Mitch Cummings, who were attired in Civil War garb. These men explained the different equipment and apparel they were wearing and gave a brief history of the 9th Infantry of New York. Both Tim and his son participate in many Civil War reenactments during the year. They will attend the one in Westfield in June and the one in Gettysburg in July. They answered many questions after their interesting presentation.
Ms. Ayers opened the meeting by leading the salute to the flag. Izetta Ayling read the minutes and correspondences. Edna Brown gave her report. Goodwill chair Mary Carlson announced that life members Jim Stacy, Gerald Thompson, Naomi Wyler and Betty Zenns would be cerebrating birthdays in January, as well as Jeanne Rhinehart, Maxine Francis, Alma Shepard, Sharon Crandall, Barb Witherow, Priscilla Farver and Sandy Chandler. The members who will celebrate wedding anniversaries are: Jim and Carol Jackson and Dick and JoAnne Westpfahl.
Trip co-chair Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey announced there was still room on the bus to go see Jonah in March. They asked for suggestions for Day Trips as they were meeting soon with the travel agent. Ms. Anderson reported that the ''Christmas Family'' was very grateful for the gift from the seniors.
Guests Linda and Willis Orr and new member Dick Boerst were made welcome.
The person called for the lottery was not present, so it grows. Wanda Gustafson won the door prize donated by Jeff and Sandi Wagner.
Ms. Ayers reminded all that dues are due now.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on Jan. 19 in the Mayville VFW at noon. The entertainment will be music by Pat Cook. All area residents 55 or older are welcome. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service.