Forty-seven members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met at noon on March 15 for lunch. Tables were set by Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson and Nancy Peters. Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the meal and Sandy Anderson called the table numbers. A large variety of casseroles and desserts were enjoyed by all.
President Joyce Ayers called the meeting to order and Ms. Goodrich read, ''What Causes Arthritis,'' ''Cartwheels'' and ''May You Walk Always in Sunshine'' and led the group in prayer. All rose to salute the flag. Mary Carlson, pro-tem secretary, read the minutes and Edna Brown, treasurer, gave her report. Mary Carlson, goodwill chairman, stated that she had sent cards to many.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey reported that all was in readiness for the trip to Lancaster to see ''Jonah'' on March 27. The bus would leave at 6 a.m. All were reminded to sign up early for the day trips in the summer. Flyers were distributed for the Aug. 20-24 trip to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. Deposits for the trip should be made by May 1. All are welcome to join the Mayville seniors on the trip. Call Sandy at 753-7814 or Jean at 753-2663.
Bonnie Johnson announced that there would be a spaghetti dinner at the Mayville VFW on April 1 at 1 p.m. to benefit the Wounded Warriors. The public is invited to attend this fundraiser.
New members Jim and Shirley Burnett were made welcome, as was guest Joy Kurtz.
The door prize was a quart of maple syrup donated by Rex Wilson, and it was won by Hank Aldrich.
Bill Tornstrom, program chair, introduced Julius Leone, director of Chautauqua County Emergency Services. Leone spoke about how important it is to be prepared for any disaster, flood, tornado, hurricane or fire. Having emergency supplies and a battery-operated radio are important. New York Alert puts out information to the public at no cost. You must subscribe to this service to receive the information. You should also provide for your pets. All homes should have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A good inventory of your home is very beneficial in case of loss. Leone showed pictures of local disasters, showing how powerful floods and tornadoes are. He answered questions after his talk.
The next meeting of the Mayville Seniors will be on April 5 at noon in the Mayville VFW. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Matt Hall, former FBI Agent and owner of Jamestown Southern Tier Investigations, will speak about crimes and scams against the elderly.