The Bayview Mackinac Hall of Fame Trophy – aka the “0ld Bear Trophy” was donated by the Bayer Family in honor of the first recipient: Charles M. Bayer. The trophy is perpetual and will be awarded to select individuals in honor of their support, dedication, and outstanding contribution to the success and continuation of the Bayview Mackinac Race. Nominees should have completed at least 10 Bayview Mackinac Races, and brought honor to themselves and to the race. Only one person shall be elected annually.
The Deed of Gift indicated that the Society of Mackinac Island Old Goats Committee will handle the nomination and the election process for the “Old Bear Trophy”. The selection committee will include Old Goat Committee members, Grand Rams, and volunteers who will elect recipients each year. The nomination period starts on June 1st and end the day before the Bayview Mackinac Race each year. The selection committee meets mid-August to elect that year’s recipient(s).
Members of the Society of Mackinac Island Old Goats Committee BYC Detroit Chapter are Raymond S. Adams (Chair), Winifred Adams, Com. Robert Amsler, Com. Brian J. Geraghty, James Gerometta, Com. Robert Niederoest, Stos’ Popowich, Sandra Thompson, Com. Charles Bayer, Jr., Com. John Burke, and Com. Tom Meier.
Please contact Ray Adams at email@example.com with any questions or to submit your application
|Last Name||First Name||Year Inducted|
|Bayer||Com. Charles M.||2014|
|McBride, Jr.||Frank P.||2015|
|Tapert, D.D.S.||Com. Joseph “Mike” E.||2015|
|Boston||Howard “Chief” L.||2016|
|Ecclestone, Jr.||Edwin “Llwyd”||2016|
|Gmeiner||Wilfred “Toot” D.||2016|
|Barbour||Com. John S.||2017|
|Hendrie, Jr.||George “Twister” S.||2017|
|Lowry||Tom “TK” K.||2017|
|Wake||Dr. Douglas L.||2017|
|Wake||Dr. Margaret J.||2017|
|Nutter, Jr.||Rusell H.||2018|
|Rummel||John “Captain Chrome” F.||2018|
|Williamson||Com. Perce “Percy” C.||2018|
|Thompson||Com. Michael A. “Grizz”||2021|
Nominations accepted between June 1st and the day before the BYC Mackinac Race