Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring at the Pastime Athletic Club

We hope this finds you all well!

Although Syracuse Basketball isn't marching us into spring, there is a lot to enjoy at the Club and in the sporting world. 

Come down to work on your golf swing and bring the kids to get a jump on their baseball swing in our hitting cages.

We are looking forward to the Master's with our annual Master's Challenge. A game board is attached here and can be returned to the Club with payment. Masters coverage begins on April 6th.

NCAA Basketball action daily! 

Live European Soccer on regularly in the afternoon.

Baseball is getting underway and we will be happy to tune in to any available game you'd like to see.

Our Men's Monday basketball playoff's start this week at 6:00pm. Come down to see some interesting and entertaining basketball. You might not be impressed but you won't be dissapointed. Drinks are allowed in the gym but as always, take out what you bring in and let's keep the popcorn in the bar.

May 2nd!  "Mint Juleps and Busted Lips" A Day of Thoroughbreds

'Mint Juleps" will be served all day in preparation for the running of the Kentucky Derby in the evening and then the scene will turn to boxing and the drink to "Bloody Manny's" as we prepare for the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao boxing match. (Everyone may have their favorite but remember that Mayweather represents American Boxing).  We are hoping to add some other events at the Club in between these two incredible sporting events.  We will purchase the fight package.

Mark it on your calendar!

We have some fantastic new members to welcome! 
Be sure to welcome and introduce yourself to new faces at the Club.

Eric Vinal
Bud Pecoy
Bob Quirk
Joe Rossi
Matt Marko
Ben Keser
Robert Pienkowski

Please continue to encourage your friends to join. 

Fish Fry

We are constantly working to improve our menu and hours. As support for our kitchen grows we will be able to offer more.  Our Friday Fish Fry has been successful and we have decided that we will continue this throughout the year.  On Friday March 27th the Syracuse Elks will host the Fish Fry dinner.

Open Bowling

Fridays from 5:30 - 9:30
Bring your friends and family down for a fun night of bowling.


We are hoping to enter a Pastime AC team in the Syracuse Men's Senior Baseball League. Players are needed. The Club will help with the costs and with fundraising.
Owen Donovan has volunteered to manage this team. Please contact Owen if interested at

Needs and Wants

We are planning to upgrade our front door buzzer to a video doorbell for the safety of our employees. This will give our employees the option of seeing/speaking to who is at the door before buzzing them into the building if needed. We are in need of a small tablet for the interface portion of the system. The tablet can be iOS iPod or iPad or an Android device of any size. If you have something that is not used and could be donated to the club it would be greatly appreciated.

We are always looking for old sporting material from Pastimes, Syracuse or any other local sports pictures, signs, banners, trophies etc, for Club rooms.  These can be dropped off at the bar or left in the outer office.


Thank you very much to John Brown for restoring the old Welcome Pastime A.C. sign that hung in the gymnasium for many years, was destroyed and is now back and hanging proudly. This sign was also used in the past on the Club's St. Patrick's Day parade float.  Thank's to Judd Davis, we have decided to register the Club in next years parade and resume this tradition.

Congratulations to our Chili Chowder Cookoff Winners.
Chili Winner: Jeremy Irwin
Chowder Winner: Wayne Hess
Thank you to everyone who participated. 
All the entries were delicious and everyone had a great time.

We continue to work hard to participate and improve our neighborhood and community. We have joined the Greater North Salina Business Association.  We are working with Northside UP to create beneficial partnerships with our neighbors.  We are working with the Washington Square Park revitalization committee to offer volunteers and resources that will help them restore ("save") this landmark and important recreational space for our neighborhood's young people.  We are committed to sponsoring charities that are important to our members. Please email us if you need space for a fundraiser or just a door prize. 

125th Anniversary Campaign

Thank you so much to all who have pledged or donated thus far. We know that this campaign will be successful and will help to ensure a prosperous further for the Club.
We are in the process of forming a 125th Anniversary Committee.  This committee will assist with fundraising and help to prepare a celebration to mark the occasion.  Please email us here or leave us a note if you would like to join this committee.

Charity Basketball League to start in April. Email us to join or for more information.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your Membership.

Have a great weekend and thank you for your support.

See you at the Club!