Mary Meyer Honored by Georgetown Senior Center

Mary Meyer, honored by the Georgetown Senior Center for her many years of service, with center board member Wendy Erlanger, as Marianne Brennan looks on.
Robert Devaney
Mary Meyer, honored by the Georgetown Senior Center for her many years of service, with center board member Wendy Erlanger, as Marianne Brennan looks on.

The Georgetown Senior Center, founded by Virginia Luce Allen in 1982, honored one of its longest-serving volunteers, Mary Meyer. Working closely with Allen for years at St. John’s Church on O Street, Meyer has logged in just about 30 years. The seniors -- who meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday for pre-lunch exercise, a lunch with a musical or educational program afterwards and sometimes a field trip to a restaurant or Nationals Park -- enjoyed a special Meyer’s menu on Sept. 9: mixed salad, Atlantic salmon and champagne with homemade chocolate cake that rivaled anyone’s cupcakes. Meyer says she might take it easy a little more, but that’s doubtful.

“Dedicated volunteers have always been the heart and soul of the Georgetown Senior Center,” says David Roffman, retired editor and publisher of the Georgetowner. “For three decades, Mary Meyers has quietly manned the kitchen staff of volunteers for the center. Her gracious smile, sparkle in her eyes and upbeat personality are precious gifts, and the seniors love her dearly.” (If you would like to volunteer, call Mary Meyer at 202-965-3952, or Cathy Applin at 703-276-1129. St. John’s Church very graciously donates the use of Blake Hall and the kitchen to the center, which is a 501-C-3 non-profit, and has been coming to St. John’s for 30 years.)

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