Golden spike retained by Bay Village Kiwanis
Every year the Kiwanis clubs of Bay Village and Westlake hold a joint meeting of their members to highlight each club's past year's accomplishments and to plan for upcoming projects. The annual interclub meeting is also a friendly competition to see which organization can have the highest percentage of membership in attendance.
Since 1984, the winner is awarded a specially designed plaque with a gold-colored, nickel-plated railroad spike representing the Nickel Plate Railroad which divided the two townships at the turn of the century. The runner-up also receives a railroad spike, albeit a rusty one, on a plaque that states "There's always next year."
At this year's meeting Aug. 12 at Bay Lodge, the Bay Village Kiwanis retained the golden spike with a 70 percent attendance. The competition will continue next year, when both clubs will be celebrating their 65th anniversary.