Fifty-two members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met recently for lunch at the Mayville VFW. The tables were set by Dolly Gilbert, Mary Carlson and Bonnie Johnson. Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the group and the meal. The seniors went to help themselves from the many casseroles and desserts as Mary Carlson called their table numbers.
President Joyce Ayers opened the business meeting, and Ms. Goodrich read "An Irish Joke," "Old Irish Farmers Dog," "Indian Chief," and "The Dash Poem" and then led the group in prayer.
Secretary Izetta Ayling read the minutes and correspondences, and treasurer Edna Brown gave her report. There was no senior council report. Carlson reported she had sent several well wishes to ailing members.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey reported there were seats available for The Riverside Theater on Nov. 27 due to several cancellations. The day includes the bus ride, a great meal and an all new Christmas show in the old Cambridge Springs Inn. Call either Sandy at 753 7814 or Jean at 753 2663.
Ms. Ayers stated that it is time to pay the dues for 2013. Also, the Harvest Dinner will be on Nov. 3 at noon in the VFW. This will be a full turkey dinner prepared by the members of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Dewittville. Reservations are required. Everything will be provide by the chefs. This will be the only meeting in November.
There was no lottery winner. Door prizes were won by Bev White, Shirley Burnett and Betty Walters.
New member Deb Selkregg was made welcome.
Program chair Bill Tornstrom introduced Judge John Ward, who started his career in Chautauqua County as an assistant district attorney and was made District Attorney at the age of 29. Ward explained the confusing court systems and what each court handles. The case load has grown from 100 to approximately 500 a year. He also explained the complexities of Extraditions. He answered several questions asked by the seniors.
On Nov. 3, deputy Jason Beichner will be the guest speaker. He will bring his K-9 dog, Drago.