Bay Men's Club and friends clean up on Memorial Day
It didn’t take long for the Bay Men’s Club to jump in and help a Bay Village family struggling with cancer. Damon Bower, a Bay High schooler, is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Volunteer organizer, past president of BMC and current Ward 4 City Councilman Peter Winzig led the effort. "A close friend of mine called and asked if I would reach out to some friends to help the Bower family with some much needed yard work", said Mr. Winzig. “I made a few calls, sent out an email request to other BMC past presidents, and asked current BMC President Matt Williams to do the same to our membership. In typical BMC fashion, positive 'count me in' support rolled in and the guys just kept showing up to help.”
On Memorial Day, the volunteer team of adults and kids descended up the Bower house, trimmed trees and bushes, cleaned and raked out the gardens, cut grass, edged the gardens and sidewalks and spruced up the entire yard.
It was such a great day for our Men’s Club to lend a helping hand to the Bowers – Damon is a strong young man and will get through this, and with what we all hope will be a full recovery. It feels great to see this group of friends helping out a family who is deserving of our assistance.
The Community Club of Bay Village, otherwise known as Bay Men’s Club, is the oldest civic organization in the city, founded in 1917. It has passed through various stages of social and community support over the year and has emerged as a non-partisan organization whose main purpose is to promote camaraderie and good fellowship, combined with occasional acts of volunteer spirit to assist neighbors in need. The Club is open to gentlemen of Bay Village and adjoining suburbs and meets on a monthly basis.
Dwight Clark is the president of Bay Village City Council, and former Bay Men's Club president and cancer survivor.