Golden spike retained by Bay Village Kiwanis

Rhonda Schneider, president of the Bay Village Kiwanis, and Norm Resko, president of the Westlake Kiwanis, hold the spikes from the yearly Golden Spike competition at Bay Lodge on Aug. 12.

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.

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Volume 6, Issue 17, Posted 9:46 AM, 08.19.2014