Hereunder is the official 2017 schedule of BHS59 events.
Regarding the four golfing events, a minimum of four foursomes have already been reserved for each with the tee times noted below. Most events will be preceded by a breakfast and followed by a 19th hole.
Our annual summer gathering will be held again at Another Round At Reserve Run on Friday, July 14th beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Additional details for each event will be provided by the respective hosts approximately three weeks in advance of their occurrence.
Consider marking the dates and times on your calendars now.
Thursday, May 25th @ 10:48 a.m., 10:56 a.m., 11:04 a.m. and 11:12 a.m. at Kennsington Golf Club -- Canfield, OH www.kennsingtongolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Canfield at 9:00 a.m. and 19th hole at the Kennsington Grille at 4:00 p.m. -- Host: Myron Mondora
Friday, June 16th @ 10:48 a.m., 10:56 a.m., 11:04 a.m. and 11:12 a.m. at Kennsington Golf Club -- Canfield, OH www.kennsingtongolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Canfield at 9:00 a.m. and 19th hole at the Kennsington Grille at 4:00 p.m. -- Host: Myron Mondora
The 1st 2017 BHS Golf Outing was held Friday, June 16th. This was a makeup outing as the original date of May 25th was rained out.
Thursday, July 13th @ 10:30 a.m., 10:38 a.m., 10:46 a.m. and 10:54 a.m. at Mill Creek (North) Golf Course -- Boardman, OH www.millcreekmetroparks.org (click onto golf)
Breakfast at Mill Creek Golf Course at 9:30 a.m. and 19th hole at Stonebridge at 3:30 p.m. -- Host: Lloyd Murray
Friday, July 14th @ 10:32 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 10: 48 a.m. and 10:56 a.m. at Reserve Run -- Poland, OH www.reserverungolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans, Boardman @ 8:45 a.m.. No 19th hole. -- Co-hosts: Bill DeCicco and Jack Haplea
Friday, July 14th @ 3:30 p.m. until??? Annual Summer Gathering (Another Round at Reserve Run) 625 East Western Reserve Road, Poland, OH www.reserverungolf.com/restaurantAfter the Hap and Bill Open at Reserve Run, we settled in for food, refreshments good conversation.
Wednesday, August 16th @ 10:20 a.m., 10:28 a.m., 10:36 a.m., 10:44 a.m. and 10:52 a.m. at the Links at Firestone -- Columbiana, OH www.linksatfirestonefarms.com
Breakfast at Das Dutch House, Columbiana @ 9:00 a.m. and 19th Hole at the Links at Firestone at 3:30 p.m. -- Co-hosts: Dick Selby and Myron Mondora
The following is the official 2016 schedule of BHS 59 golfing events, including the annual summer gathering.
Regarding the golf events, four foursomes have been reserved for each of six (6) outings with the first tee time noted below. Most events will be preceded by a breakfast and followed by a "19th hole." Additional details for each event will be provided by the respective hosts approximately three weeks in advance of their occurrence.
The Annual Gathering will be held on Friday, July 15th, beginning approximately 3:00 p.m.,
Friday, May 13th @ 10:00 a.m. -- Kennsington Golf Course -- Canfield, OH http://www.kennsingtongolf.com
Breakfast at Bob Evans -- Canfield @ 8:15 a.m.; 19th Hole @ Kennsignton Grille
Host: Myron Mondora
Thursday, June 23rd @ 10:30 a.m. -- Chippewa Golf Course -- Doylestown OH www.chippewagolfclub.com
Breakfast at Chippewa Golf Course @ 8:45 a.m.; 19th Hole @ Chippewa Golf Course
Host: Gary Stewart
Thursday, July 14th @ 10:00 a.m. -- Mill Creek (South) Golf Course -- Boardman, OH www.millcreekmetroparks.org (click onto golf)
Breakfast at Bob Evans -- Canfield @ 8:30 a.m.; 19th Hole @ Stonebridge Tavern on Rt 224 near golf course
Host: Lloyd Murrary
2015 BHS 59 GOLF EVENTS and ANNUAL GATHERING SCHEDULE
The following is a 2015 schedule of our BHS 59 golfing events (including the annual summer gathering).
Four foursomes have been reserved for each event with the first tee time noted below. All events will be preceded by a breakfast and "19th hole." Additional details for each breakfast and 19th hole will be announced by the respective event hosts approximately 30 days prior to the event.
In the meantime consider noting the following dates on your respective calendars.
11:04 a.m. Friday, May 15th Windmill Lakes www.golfwindmilllakes.com Ravenna Myron Mondora
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 24th Chippewa Golf Club www.chippewagolfclub.com Clinton Gary Stewart
10:32 a.m. Wednesday, July 22nd Reserve Run www.reserverungolf.com Beaver Township Bill DeCicco
Ten golfers participated at the July 22nd outing at Reserve Run:
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22nd ANNUAL SUMMER GATHERING (Another Round at Reserve Run) Beaver Township Bill DeCicco
We also had a excellent turnout for the Annual Gathering at Another Round at Reserve Run with the following present:
Bill DeCicco, Pete Chick, Debbie Chick, Dick Selby, Jack Haplea, Myron Mondora, Lloyd Murray, Ron Chick, Ted Gavozzi, Mike Yeager, Carole Bender Gordon - 59, Dave Phillips - 59, Don Samuels - 59, Dave Beede - 59, Tom Ziemianski - 59, Ed Lugibihl and Dean Murray - 60 (half credit as he was there for another event).
10:32 a.m. Thursday, July 23rd Salem Hills www.salemhillsgolf.com Salem Lloyd Murray
Nine played golf on July 23rd at Salem Hills with Dave Beede, Dave Phillips and Don Samuels also participating at the 19th hole which followed.
Report submitted by Bill DeCicco.
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 19th The Links at Firestone Farms www.linksatfirestonefarms.com Columbiana Dick Selby
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16th Sawmill Creek Lodge  www.golfsawmillcreek.com Huron Jack Haplea - negotiated a price of $40 for 18 holes and cart
10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 15th Boulder Creek www.bouldercreekohio.com Streetsboro Myron Mondora
On a nearly perfect golf day in Streetsboro, OH
the threesome led by Captain Mark Rappoport '63 and teammates Jack Haplea '59 and Bill DeCicco '59
shot the temperature (67 degrees) and eked out a 2 stroke victory over the foursome of
Dick Selby '49, Myron Mondora '59, Lloyd Murray '59 and Dave Brenner '63.
Alan Murray (BHS 59) has an affiliation with "My Loop Card" which offers discounts for the three golf courses we will play in the Boardman area (Reserve Run, Salem Hills and the Links at Firestone Farms). For additional information contact Alan at email@example.com and also check out the website: www.myloopcard.com. The Loop Card, if purchased can be used at some 20 "local" golf courses during the entire 2015 season.
List of Events
Jack Haplea our coordinator for the Huron/Sandusky Reunion has planned the activities as follows:
• Arrive Wednesday 27th
Classmates can check into Sawmill at 4:00 PM or sooner if room is ready. Anyone arriving earlier can tour the area. There will be packets available at check in. Hap’s cell is 419 366 1696, call upon arrival and he'll meet you in the lobby.
• Wednesday, 27th At 6:00 PM
The Explorer will be used (we did not have the 90-person minimum needed for a tour on Lake Erie close to the shore by Cedar Point or, if the weather is inclement, down the Huron River. It will be at least a one-hour trip and "munchies" plus beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided at a nominal cost. The Explorer is covered in the case of rain. Note: THOSE WHO SENT $100 FOR THE GOODTIME TRIP WILL HAVE IT REFUNDED, IF REQUESTED.
• Wednesday, 27th at 7:30 PM
We should arrive back in port and classmates can eat dinner on their own at one of the two restaurants on site.
• Wednesday, 27th at 9:00 PM
Sawmill employees will take us by golf carts to the shore on a pristine beach for a bonfire (reminiscent of Geneva on the Lake?). Cost will be around $200 total and we can divide the cost up at that time.
• Thursday, August 28th at 9:00 AM
Classmates will have breakfast on site on their own and then meet in the lobby at 9:00 AM to be transported by Sawmill's vans or by classmates' vehicles to the Jet Express pier in Sandusky for a boat ride to Kelley’s Island or Put in Bay -- which we will discuss the evening before. Round trip rates are inexpensive and we should be eligible to get senior and/or group rates. Hopefully no one will be renting the Benson Ford boat so we can tour it.
• Thursday, August 28th at 12:00 PM
Classmates will have lunch on their own and tour the various shops and other sites on the island; perhaps others can be reached at the Beer Barrel Saloon, the world's longest bar.
• Thursday, August 28th at 6:00 PM
We will then meet back at the Jet Express pier for the trip back to Sandusky.
Once back in Sandusky, we can dine at any of the fine restaurants. This too we can discuss while on the boat trip so reservations can be made.
• Thursday, August 28th at 9:30 PM
Those using the Sawmill shuttle should probably be ready to return and those driving on their own can return whenever.
• Friday, August 29th at 9:00 AM
Classmates will eat breakfast on their own and the golfers will convene on the first tee promptly at 9:00 AM. I believe we will have 3 foursomes. Those not golfing will have had enough time to visit the area (museums, shopping etc.) for the next 5 to 6 hours.
• Friday, August 28th at 3:00 PM
We should be ready to head on out to Boardman, which will take about 2 hours, for part two of our reunion.
Sawmill may still have vacancies so please book by calling them at (800) 729- 6455 and mention the Boardman High School Reunion.
Some links that could prove useful are:
Sawmill Creek -- www.sawmillcreekresort .com
Sandusky and area -- www.sandusky.com
Beer Barrel Saloon -- www.beerbarrelpib.com
Jet Express -- www.Jet-Express.com
There might have some other surprises which cannot be reveal them at this time.
Lloyd Murray, Myron Mondora and Don Samuels, our coordinators for the Boardman portion of the Reunion, have planned the activities as follows:
• Friday, August 29th in the afternoon
Reunion Headquarters are the Holiday Inn Boardman. Reservations had to be made by July 31st to get a special rate. Obviously, classmates may make lodging arrangements elsewhere. Bill DeCicco will be there from 3:00-5:00 PM to pass out Mahoning County points of interest literature.
• Friday, August 29th at 5:00 PM
Arrangements have been made to meet at the Magic Tree, located at 7463 South Avenue, (330) 679-8368. This is located about one block south of the Holiday Inn on the opposite side of South Avenue. Music will be provided and it will be a cash bar. This activity will continue until the Magic Tree closes!
• Friday, August 29th at 6:00 PM
For those interested in going to the Boardman football game, please contact Lloyd Murray (330) 608-8255 and reserve tickets. Boardman will be playing Mentor and this will be the last season for playing in the old stadium! The high school is building a modern facility behind the present high school.
Canfield Fair will be an option for those interested. You will need to make your own arrangements
• Saturday, August 30th Morning
Classmates can have an informal breakfast on their own at the Holiday Inn or at other nearby restaurants: Bob Evans, Panera, Perkins, IHOP, etc.
• Saturday, August 30th Late Morning & Afternoon
No organized events/activities are planned. However, classmates can independently do the following: golf, Canfield Fair, Mill Creek Park, Butler Museum, Museum of Labor and Industry, downtown watering holes, visit family members, etc.
• Saturday, August 30th at 5:30 PM
The 55th BHS reunion will be at Tippecanoe Country Club. The times of the activities are as follows:
5:30 PM the doors open and you can fill out your name tags for you and your spouse and/or partner. Also, you will register for our group picture and candid shots though out the evening! The cost of the pictures will be $10.00 (cash only!). There will be a cash bar for cocktails.
6:30 PM we will gather for a group picture.
7:00 PM dinner will be served.
8:15 PM festivities begin, followed by dancing and/or socializing into the evening! Music will be provided by Ron Chick.
• Sunday, August 31st at 8:30 AM
Classmates can have an informal breakfast at the Holiday Inn which will be cash only and buffet style.
2014 BHS 59 Golf Calendar
TIME DAY/DATE GOLF COURSE LOCATION HOST
10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 15th Boulder Creek Streetsboro Myron Mondora
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2nd Chippewa Clinton Gary Stewart
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23rd Reserve Run Poland Bill DeCicco
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23rd ANNUAL SUMMER GATHERING (at Reserve Run) Bill DeCicco
10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24th Kennsington Canfield Cliff Green
9:00 a.m. Friday, August 29th Sawmill Creek Huron (in conjunction with 55th) Jack Haplea
The team of Mark and Ron Rappoport, Cliff Green and Lloyd Murray eeked out a two shot win over team Don Bartlett, Norm Chervany, Tom Ziemianski and Jack Haplea.
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 24th Links at Firestone Columbiana Cliff Green
Golfers: Haplea, A. Murray, Brenner, Mondora, R. Chick, Yeager,
M. Rappaport, L. Murray, Green, Bartlett, Selby and Gavozzi.
Thank you Dave Phillips for sending us these photos.
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 15th Boulder Creek Streetsboro Lloyd Murray
Most golf outings will be preceded by a breakfast gathering and followed by a 19th hole. Additional details will be provided by the respective hosts several days prior to each event.
55 and Stayin’Alive!
Guess what came in the mail today!
A class reunion’s comin’ our way.
Start at Kalahari, Kelleys Island, Put-in-Bay.
Then head south to Boardman with more fun on the way.
Choose from golf or the Canfield Fair.
(Sure have fond memories of times spent there!)
Dinner at Tippy; Sunday brunch.
Thank you, Committee ----what a creative bunch!
One never knows what life will bring.
Our 50th reunion brought such zing
That we planned a 70th birthday bash.
Now that was a party fun to crash!
Years had passed, we didn’t expect
It would be so easy to re-connect.
Our high school values haven’t changed much;
Our email group keeps in touch.
Reflection tells us it’s been a great ride.
We’ll go forward, side-by-side.
Cheers! To you I’ll lift my wine!
You’re special, Class of ’59!
Alive at 55!
THIS WAS THEN…
Who’d have thought, in ’59, we’d now be thinking, “Almost time
To meet with friends from long ago?” Back then, we didn’t know
What lay ahead for all of us. We charged ahead, without fuss.
What varied lives we have led! Joyous times; times of dread.
Some have moved; some stayed home. Some came back, no more to roam.
We had careers, working hard. Repaired our houses, mowed the yard.
Raised the kids, did our best. Looked forward to a well-earned rest.
THIS IS NOW…
Sometimes I think I’m split in half.
Mostly savvy, avoid a gaffe.
Wrote a book; lots of praise.
Then there are the other days…
I belong to the CRS Club.
Membership is growing.
halfway across the house,
How many times I have said, “Can’t think of her name.”
“I know it begins with a ‘B’. Memory’s just not the same!
Some days I “click” ---it’s such a joy.
Other days I think, “Oh, boy,
I’m losing it! I am wary.
It actually is a little scary.
Can’t find my glasses; search the house.
Not in the car; go to ask my spouse.
On the way, I look under the bed.
Stop at the mirror ---they’re on top of my head!
I know what I’m supposed to do.
Sleep well, eat what’s good for you.
Get off my duff! Exercise!
(Rapid blinking of the eyes
Doesn’t count. Gotta move.
Get the body in the groove.)
Experts say, “Socialize!
Laugh! Tease! Interaction’s wise.
We’ve got it made; our reunion group
Keeps us all in the loop.
It’s hard to believe this is year 55.
We’re still kickin’, very much alive!
THANKS, EVERYONE !!