Information updated September 2018
There is a potluck for seniors the first Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Mayer Community Center. Games and cards are played, and prizes are won. All area seniors are welcome to bring a dish to pass and enjoy the fun.
The Mayer Baseball Club’s board members meet the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 212 1st Street NE in Mayer. Leading the club are president Paul Malberg, vice president Keith Magnuson, secretary Tice Stieve-McPadden, and treasurer Harvey Ziermann. The charitable gambling part of the organization is led by manager Kristin Iverson, and assistant managers Mary Ann Magnuson and Tice Stieve-McPadden. Other board members include player representatives Dylan Malberg, Fred Gongoll, and Eric Iverson. Members also include the 20-man roster of baseball players.
The club’s goal is to support the community, its organizations, and youth athletics in Mayer and the surrounding area. The Mayer Blazers amateur baseball team is the parent organization for Mayer Charitable Gambling, Inc. The organization donates thousands of dollars each year in support of the City of Mayer, the Mayer Fire Department, local school districts, area food shelves, and others who have experienced hardships.
Baseball started in Mayer in 1906, and the Mayer Baseball Club was organized in the early 1930s. The team name, Mayer Blazers, was adopted in the ‘70s. Over the years, the Blazers have made several trips to the state tournament. The club currently has a young and talented 20-man roster.
The Blazers raise team money through fundraising events and hosting occasional tournaments. For more information about the team or charitable gambling, contact Tice Stieve-McPadden at 952-657-2243.
Variety is the name of the game for the Mayer Riverside 4-H Club. Leaders April Tesch and Annalisa Bragg direct youth in a variety of activities that “cover the whole gamut.”
Youth can learn about animals, science and technology, biology, gardening, photography, food preparation, and more. Both individual and group work is encouraged, and the whole family can participate.
Parents and youth are welcome to bring their skills and interests to the group. The club is low-key, recognizing that youth and families are busy.
The club meets the third Sunday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayer Community Center, September through July. August is fair time, and youth can participate in county fairs and the state fair.
Fundraising and volunteer projects include Adopt-a-Highway and Feed My Starving Children, as well as local town events. For more information, contact April Tesch at 952-657-2127.
The Mayer Sportsmen Club started more than 50 years ago and has since evolved to become the Mayer and New Germany Sportsmen Club.
The big club event takes place in April when firearms instruction classes are taught to people 11 years old and older. The classes are taught by the club’s state-certified firearms instructors.
President Stan Heldt, secretary Gail Heldt, and treasurer Sandy Heldt help to lead the club’s 20 members.
Meetings take place quarterly at the Mayer Community Center. Experienced firearms instructors include Doug Ernst, Chris Capaul; Stan, Sandy, and Charlie Heldt; Mitch Gordon, and Beth Schrupp.
For more information, call Stan Heldt at 952-657-2169.
The Mayer Area Lions Club was chartered in December 2017, the year of the Lions Clubs International Centennial Celebration.
Officers are president, Patty Lanting; 1st vice president, Joe Dvorak; 2nd vice president, Mike Wegner; secretary, Brenda Van Dyne; and treasurer, Dorine Vanderlinde.
The club is currently working on fundraising for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation in recognition of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.