Bay Village Foundation plans active month

The Bay Village Foundation held their annual meeting on May 4 at Bay Village City Hall. Elected as officers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year were Al Paulus, president; Rich Veres, vice president; Maryann O’Reilly, secretary; and Steve Ruscher, treasurer. Evelyn Allen and Wayne Reese were elected as executive committee members at large. The Foundation also welcomed three new board members: Fr. Tim Gareau of St. Raphael Catholic Church, Dr. Thomas Kelly and Elizabeth Milli, while honoring three departing members: Ellie Bricmont, Tom Henderson and Steve Lee.

The Bay Village Foundation has two exciting events coming up:

  • A Waterways Clean-up Day on Saturday, May 27, chaired by Mike Romanchek and the Foundation’s student trustees, Chris Eifert, Katherine Finley, Jack Lee and Maggie Williams. All volunteers are welcome to meet at the Bay Middle School cafeteria to sign in before 11:00 a.m. The Foundation will provide lunch for the volunteers at the Middle School at 1:00 p.m. 
  • The annual Memorial Day dedication planned for May 29 to commence at approximately 10:30 a.m. near the Cahoon Park walking trail. The Foundation will honor, with a bronze plaque permanently installed on the T. Richard Martin footbridge, Herman and Joyce Bredenbeck, Edward Matthews, Robert Thomas and the Hawthorn family for their love of family, friends and the Bay Village community. 

All are welcome and encouraged to attend these events. Board President Al Paulus said, “The Bay Village Foundation plays an important role in our community, organizing a number of its own activities and also helping to fund a number of projects of other not-for-profit organizations that benefit Bay Village. We are holding several events this month, and are looking forward to participation from adults, teens, and children from throughout the community.”

The Bay Village Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that supports projects and programs fostering Bay Village’s historical, cultural, social and educational heritage through its scholarship and grant-making activities. More information is available at

Elizabeth Milli

Board of Trustees for The Bay Village Foundation

Community Outreach Committee

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 9:39 AM, 05.16.2017