Forty-three members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met on Feb. 2 in the Mayville VFW for lunch. Tables were set by Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson and Mary Carlson. Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the meal after President Joyce Ayers greeted the group. The seniors enjoyed a large variety of home cooking.
Ms. Goodrich read, ''Your Duck is Dead,'' ''A Senior Moment'' and ''Because You Are My Friend.'' She said goodbye to member Barbara Rotte, who is leaving the area soon, and asked for a moments silence in memory of two recently deceased members, Sarah Erickson and ''Tip'' Rhinehart.
Bill Tornstrom, program chair, introduced Lt. David Bentley from the Chautauqua County Drug Task Force. Lt. Bentley showed the seniors the increase in the use of ''hard drugs'' in the county and explained that the increase in drug use has increased robberies, both from family members and businesses, as drugs are very expensive. Also, the abuse of prescription drugs has grown dramatically. He empathized the need to properly dispose of unused drugs. There are two drug collection dates for the county that you may use and some pharmacies will dispose of these unneeded medications. They should not be put into the sewer systems.
Ms. Ayres led the group in the salute to the flag and conducted the business meeting. Izetta Ayling, secretary, and Edna Brown, treasurer, gave their reports.
Mary Carlson, goodwill chair, stated that no life members were celebrating birthdays in February, but others were. Edna Brown, Jim Subjak, Sandi Wagner, Charles Wright and Connie Milliman will celebrate birthdays this month. Ms Carlson stated she had sent several well-wishes and other cards since the last meeting.
Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey announced the upcoming trips for the year. Anyone is welcome to join the Mayville Seniors on any trip offered. The first will be to the Seneca Allegany Casino on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Call either Sandy at 753-7814 or Jean at 753-2663 for more information.
No one won the lottery. Betty Walters won the door prize.
The next meeting will be a soup and sandwich lunch on Thursday at noon in the Mayville VFW. The meal will be provided by the assigned members. Dishes and table service will also be provided. Members who were not assigned a soup, sandwiches or dessert only need to come, enjoy and pay $3.
Pete James of Chautauqua Transportation Services will be the speaker. He will discuss ''Driving: Then And Now.''