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BMC collecting used sporting goods

March 3rd, 2014

The Bay Men’s Club (BMC) is collecting used youth sports equipment as a fundraiser.

The equipment will be cleaned and offered for sale Sat., April 12 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bay Middle School.

Collection boxes have been placed at Bay Lanes, the Village Barbershop and Heinen’s.

The club is seeking athletic shoes and cleats, shin guards, baseball and softball gloves and other equipment that can be put to good use.

Unsold equipment will be donated to those in need. The BMC adheres to the “good neighbor” policy; if there is a child in need of sporting equipment the club will work to find a solution.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship program.

For more information call Kelly Brewer at (440) 829-6467.

BMC members help residents with leaf rakeout

December 19th, 2013

Members of the Bay Men’s Club volunteered to help their fellow citizens recently by raking and cleaning the yards of a number of deserving residents.

In cooperation with the city’s Communitiy Services Department, the organization dispatched two teams to assist needy Bay Villagers with their fall clean-up chores.

“We are glad to help out any way we can,” BMC President Chris Edelman said. “It’s a great opportunity to assist those who can use our help.”

Baytoberfest 2013 set for Sept. 28

August 29th, 2013

Okay, Bay Men’s Club members, family and friends: Get ready to get your oompah on.

The club’s annual scholarship fundraiser “Baytoberfest” will take place Saturday, September 28, 2013, starting at 6 p.m. at the Bay Lodge.

Included this year is:

•Fantastic German-themed dinner with craft beers and wine;

•Reverse raffle (all ticketholders have a chance to win $1,000);

•Live polka and German-themed music;

•Cornhole tournament;

•Silent auction, with some great items.

Dress is German casual; lederhosen optional.

Tickets are $50.00 per person. Call (440) 829-6467 for tickets, or click the button below to pay via PayPal:

How many?

BMC members erect American flags

May 26th, 2013

BMC members (from left) Tom Nowak, Eric Eakin and Garth Graham with two of the flags they erected throughout Bay Village.

Members of the Bay Men’s Club recently erected 25 American flags throughout the commercial district of the city, at no charge to the recipients.

Members of the club donated nearly $1,200 to purchase the flags and mounting hardware. The Bay Barber Shop also donated $100.

The flags were erected by Eric Eakin, Tom Nowak (of Master Krafters Home Improvement in Bay Village) and Garth Graham.

“We saw that Kiwanis and Daughters of the American Revolution were putting American flags on private residences for free, so we thought that we should do the same in the commercial district,” said Pete Winzig, who came up with the idea. “I think they look awesome.”

The flags will remain up through Labor Day when club members will take them down, clean and store them. They will go up in the same locations next Spring.

BMC members help fix up BAYarts

January 14th, 2013

Members of the Bay Men’s Club (shown above) and others recently spent Saturday mornings fixing up the BAYarts gallery house.

The group hung new drywall, patched holes, painted the inside of the gallery, upgraded lighting and electrical systems, built shelving and made other improvements.

The building will reopen on Jan. 21 in time for winter classes. A grand opening is planned for Feb. 8 and 9.

BAYarts volunteers, students, board members and staff also assisted in the renovations.

BMC members aid their deserving neighbors

November 28th, 2012

Members of the Bay Men’s Club volunteered to help their fellow citizens recently by raking and cleaning the yards of a number of deserving residents.

In cooperation with the city’s Communitiy Services Department, the organization dispatched two teams to assist needy Bay Villagers with their fall clean-up chores.

“We are glad to help out any way we can,” BMC President Dominic Giovannazzo said. “It’s a great opportunity to assist those who can use our help.”

Baytoberfest is coming!

August 13th, 2012

Okay, Bay Men’s Club members and friends: Get ready to get your oompah on.

The club’s annual scholarship fundraiser, this year entitled“Baytoberfest,” will take place Saturday, September 29, starting at 6 p.m. at the Bay Lodge.

•Fantastic German-themed dinner with craft beers and wine;

•Reverse raffle (all ticketholders have a chance to win $1,000);

•Live music;

•Cornhole tournament;

•Silent auction, with some great items.

Dress is German casual; lederhosen optional.

Tickets are $50.00 per person. Call (440) 829-6467 for tickets, or click the button below to pay via PayPal:

How many?

BMC awards four scholarships worth $6,000

August 11th, 2012

Bay Men’s Club President Dominic Giovannazzo (left) and Scholarship Chairperson John Stanton (right) are shown with the club’s 2012 scholarship recipients (left to right) Shannon Huckelberry, Kaitlyn McFeeley, Caroline Hall and Jaimie Kerka.

The Bay Men’s Club recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to four worthy Bay High graduates.

Chosen from among 19 applicants were Caroline Hall, Shannon Huckelberry, Jaimie Kerka and Kaitlyn McFeeley.

“Each recipient met our criteria of need, character, scholastic achievement and leadership,” BMC Scholarship Chairperson John Stanton said, “and we are pleased to be able to offer this seed money to their futures.”

Hall, ranked 19th in her class of 187, plans to major in biology and dentistry at The John Carroll University Honors College. A National Honor Society member, she served on Student Council, played in the school orchestra and is an active blood donor.

Huckelberry, third in her class, plans to study English, Spanish and anthropology at The Ohio State University. A four-year Honor Roll student, Shannon is a Princeton Book Award winner, was a member of the marching and jazz bands, and sang with the choir.

Kerka, sixth in her class, plans to study biology or psychology at Wake Forest. A three-year Kiwanis Academic Award of Excellence winner, Jaimie also is an AP scholar, member of the National Honor Society and was named 2012 West Shore Conference Scholar Athlete.

McFeeley, 17th in her class, plans to study biology and pre-med at Loyola University of Chicago with the aim of becoming a pediatrician. On the Honor Roll for four years, Kaitlyn was honored with the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, served as president of the Youth Philanthropy Fellowship her senior year, played volleyball four years and holds the school record for aces recorded in a single match (11).

BMC Villagers barely lose to Shamrocks

June 30th, 2012

Top row, left to right: Dave Adams, Iggy Gannon, Tony Skinner, Head Coach Ray Yoder, Dwight Clark, Johh Stanton, Chris Edelman Bottom row, left to right: Mark Niemeister, Sean Reilly, Dominic Giovannazzo, Kelly Brewer, Alex Burlingame, William Burlingame

The Bay Men’s Club Villagers, the club’s olde tyme baseballe teame, was narrowly defeated by the Whiskey Island Shamrocks in the annual classic held June 30 as part of the Bay Days celebration.

The club put on a good show, getting a man past second base for the first time in two previous games, and scoring a run for the first time in two outings, but for naught as the wily Shamrocks slammed the door on the Villagers’ hopes for victory with a extra-inning 5-4 drubbing.

The contest was tied 4-4 at the end of regulation play and, according to the rules observed in 1860, could have been called a draw, but the home-field Villagers, feeling porky at their new-found prowess, challenged the Shamrocks to one more go-round.

That proved to be the undoing of the whole schlemozzle, as the Shamrocks quickly tacked another run on the chalkboard and the Villagers could not deliver another pip in the bottom of the ninth.

Some expert play was observed by both teams and all agreed it was a game for the ages.

BMC “recycles” sporting goods, raises funds for scholarships

March 27th, 2012
Bay Men’s Club members (left to right) John Underation, Kelly Brewer, Jon Lang, Dan Anderson, Sean Riley, Eric Eakin, Bill McCoy and John Winkler with the “recycled” soccer and baseball shoes the group sold to raise money for scholarships

The Bay Men’s Club recently “recycled” more than 175 pairs of athletic shoes and other sporting goods, and raised more than $500 for scholarships for worthy Bay High students.
The group, under the direction of Sean Riley and Kelly Brewer, collected gently used soccer and other shoes, baseball mitts and other athletic equipment and offered the items for a $5 donation.
Equipment not sold was donated to a Lorain County youth association.
“Brothers Riley and Kelly came up with this fundraising idea last year and it has really worked out well for the Bay Men’s Club, as well as parents who do not like to pay $80 every season for new soccer or baseball shoes,” President Eric Eakin said. “And we are sure that our donation of the unsold items will be put to good use.”