UPDATED FEB. 2021
Mayer Baseball Club
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 Taylor Roton and treasurer Dylan Malberg. The charitable gambling part of the organization is led by manager Kristin Iverson, and assistant managers Tice Stieve-McPadden, and Taylor Roton. Other board members include player representatives Josh Anthony 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.
Mayer Riverside 4-H Club
Variety is the name of the game for the Mayer Riverside 4-H Club. Leaders Jodi Elskamp 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, rocketry, robotics, 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.
Fundraising and volunteer projects include Adopt-a-Highway and Feed My Starving Children, as well as local town events.
Normally, the club meets the first 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.
2020 has introduced some challenges, and we are currently making decisions on how to adapt.
For more information, contact Jodi Elskamp at 952-270-9724.
Mayer and New Germany Sportsmen Club
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. If interested in attending, call Stan Heldt at 952-657-2169 for more information.
Experienced firearms instructors include Doug Ernst, Chris Capaul; Stan, Sandy, and Charlie Heldt; Mitch Gordon, and Beth Schrupp.
Mayer Area Lions Club
The Mayer Area Lions Club was chartered in December 2017, the year of the Lions Clubs International Centennial Celebration.
Officers are: president, Joe Dvorak; 2nd vice president, Patty Lanting; secretary, Joe Dvorak; and treasurer, Laura Dukowitz.
The club is currently working on fundraising for community projects that benefit cancer foundations, assistance with the Carver County Veterans Memorial and Registry Dedication project, along with food services at the Mayer car shows.