Forty members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met on April 5 for lunch and a meeting. Tables were set by Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Mary Carlson, Bonnie Johnson and Fern Abrams. The members enjoyed a large variety of casseroles and desserts after Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the food.
President Joyce Ayers called the meeting to order and led the flag salute. Ms. Goodrich asked for a moment of silence for recently deceased member Frank Liberto. She then read two cute stories and "Easter Reflections," and led the group in prayer. Secretary Izetta Ayling read the minutes, and treasurer Edna Brown gave her report. Goodwill chair Mary Carlson stated she had sent several get well and sympathy messages and Easter greetings to many shut-ins.
Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey reported that all enjoyed the trip to Lancaster, the show "Jonah" and all the other sites they visited while there. The deposit for the August trip to Pigeon Forge is due at the first May meeting. The full payment for Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is due on May 17. Seats are still available for all our scheduled trips and anyone is welcome to join. For more information, call Sandy at 753-7814 or Jean at 753-2663.
New members Mike and Lori Stewart were made welcome, as was Gabriel, granddaughter of Barb and Carl Weatherow.
Betty Johnson won the lottery drawing and Bonnie Johnson won the door prize.
Program chair Bill Tornstrom introduced Matt Hall, a former FBI agent who now operates Southern Tier Investigations in Jamestown. Hall told the seniors about the many scams on computers and phones. He advised caution before giving personal information to anyone who calls. Get a phone number. The FBI checks computer frauds and the postal inspector checks mail fraud. Never hesitate calling if you suspect a fraud. The faster you can hang up on fraudulent calls, the better. Always check your bank, credit union and Medicare statements carefully and report any errors.
Wanda Gustafson announced that there will be a safe-driving course on May 9-10 from 9 a.m. to noon in the VFW dining hall; call 753-7420 to reserve a spot. The course is open to the public, but reservations are required.
The next meeting of the Mayville Seniors will be on Thursday, April 19, at noon. This will be the annual ham dinner. The meat will be furnished, so seniors should bring a dish to complement the ham, along with their own table service. Skip Roberts will perform for the group. All are welcome.