Week Ten 2013
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Parking A sore
topic at the recent Cottage Owner’s meeting was parking around
camp. Many people shared their frustration with cars parked all day
and so metimes nights at cottages. There is no
permanent parking by your cottage, unless you have been approved for
handicap parking. Please park in designated lots around camp. Only
15 minute unloading is permitted. The camp committee will be
reviewing violators and fines may be forthcoming….. You know
who you are! Please be courteous to your neighbors!!! A
friendly reminder, if you require handicap parking you must reapply
to the camp committee each camp season.
It went over so
well on Founders Day we’ve brought in another keg of Franzisker
Weiss Bier on draft. Just $2.25 for a refreshing 16 ounce glass.
Don’t forget the Fish Fry’s still go every Friday till
Labor Day. The last three weeks specials are Filet Mignon w/garlic
parmesan cheese crust, grilled lamb chops, and Morrocan Chicken.
Don’t miss out on the tasty eats!
Turners Is a
short trip south on Rt 25 in Elgin and is open for dinner during the
the wheel for drinks and $.50 wings
Specials & $1 egg rolls
8 Rouladen Dinner,
Tourney We are one
week away from the First Annual Illinois District Baers 3 on 3
Basketball Tournament. It will be held on August 17th
starting at 9am at the A-field. This is a double elimination
tournament. Cost is $40 a team with half of the money being donated
back to camp. Each team only needs to have one Turner member (or
child of a turner member) so invite some friends who have never been
to camp to see what we are all about! Teams can be up to 5 players
with 3 on the court and 2 subs. Signup sheets with the rules are
available at the Rathskeller or you can contact Nick Barts at
847-567-9026 or Howard Boress at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Nick Barts
though Summer is still in full swing we are pleased to announce a new
District event for this fall. On October 12th
we will be having the First Annual Illinois District Paintball
Tournament at Paintball Explosion in Dundee, Illinois (Santa’s
Village). There will be more information in the upcoming weeks. Nick
Fun Day A
big THANK YOU to all participants and supporters of the annual ITC
Tennis and Pickelball Fun Day. The weather and the camaraderie
were outstanding. Remember: Pick-up/Play-in tennis and
pickelball occur most days @ 8:30 am through mid-August - and most
weekends until October. We encourage everyone join in! Thank
you. - Jim Roth
is your chance to get involved and participate in the governance of
the Illinois District Turners and/or Turner Camp. There will be a
couple of positions up for election at the cottage owners meeting
Sunday August 17 at 11a. The cottage owner president represents the
cottage owners on the camp committee and District Council. The
vice-president represents the cottage owners at the camp committee
meetings. The council meets once a month except for December.
Meetings are at camp in the summer and hosted by the societies in the
off-season. Camp committee meets every other week in the summer, and
4-6 times in the off-season. Most meetings are at camp. New faces
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for Bid Live the
Turner Camp dream! The Illinois District still has one cottage for
sale and will be accepting sealed bids to be opened at the next
District Council Meeting on Monday, August 26. Your bid amount and
check made payable to the Illinois District of the American Turners
must be submitted to the District Council before or at the August
Council Meeting. Please remember you must be a member of a Turner
Society for a minimum 90 days to be eligible to purchase a cottage.
Suggested minimum is listed below, but best offer will be accepted.
Day 2013 When We
can happen. Founder’s Day was a special event because we all
cooperated together as participants, spectators and workers. A big
Turner “Thank You” to all. Let’s get started now
for a great event in 2014. Every Founder’s Day is important,
but 100 years is extra special. If you have any suggestions please
contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or in person here at camp. Thanks, Roy
Oar Peddle Pam/Scott
year was a good start to our awards for floats and cottage
decorations, but we would love to see more participation in both.
For our anniversary lets have numerous floats and cottages decorated.
BIG thank you to
all who were involved in making our 99th year Founder's Day such a
huge success. The parade and program on the A-Field was well
done (especially loved hearing what each group liked most when they
first started coming to camp) and topped off with good music from the
Oom Pah Band and the very best Rouladen
Anniversary Commemorative Brick Campaign - In
Celebration of 100 Years of Illinois Turner Camp we will be selling
to be installed down by the Rathskeller (exact location still to be
determined). What better way to Honor a
past, present, or future Turner! Or to commemorate a
special Turner event or occasion.
We would also encourage every Cottage Owner to purchase a brick with
their Name and Cottage # for a special section which
will represent ITC cottage ownership in its 100th
Year. (Sort of like a time capsule of 2014).
These bricks will also make great gifts for special Turners in your
life. We will be begin taking orders on Founder's Day.
An 8" x 4" brick is $35, and an 8" x 8" brick
will be $50. See Pam Lau (Cottage #119) for additional
information or to place an order.
of the Season, Sunday the 11th after the Closing Show. Sunday Night
Special is Chicken Ala King in a Bread Bowl. BISTRO , BISTRO,
BISTRO, Saturday August 17th. Sign up in the Raths, Reservations
required. We need
more reservations by Saturday the 10th to make it a go or the Bistro
will be cancelled.
Thanks once again to Sue Pottast for stepping in again the last two
weeks for Friday Fish Fry Prep. Barb we miss you, hurry back. What
a Wonderful Founders Day Dinner, thanks go out the Bill, Meta and
remember there are kids and elderly roaming the hills of camp and
crossing the roads. Please don’t speed!!! The life you save
may be your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc.
you see a problem around camp please use the convenient “Report
a Facility Problem” functionality on the District website
IllinoisTurners.org. On the home page select Turner Camp from the
top horizontal menu bar. Then select Buildings & Grounds, and
then Report a Facility Problem. This takes you to a page with Howard
Boress’s bright smiling face and the easy to fill out form.
Fill in your info and the details of the problem, along with the
location (kind of important!) and hit send. The camp committee will
review and prioritize items at their next meeting.
you see something that’s worn, could just use sprucing up, or
you think would be a nice addition. Just use the same form on the
website mentioned above to make your suggestion. If you and/or a
group of your friends are willing and able to complete the suggestion
(like the folks above) – that’s even better yet!!! This
is how many things have gotten done over the years, through the sweat
equity of all the members. Usually the most expensive part of any
project is the labor. If you can provide that, camp can provide the
materials. Now we can’t build the Raths/Dining Hall by
volunteer labor like they did back in the day. But we can still
accomplish quite a bit if every cottage pitched in a few hours each
year. Look for a list of projects that could use someone’s TLC
coming in the future…..
something that needs fixing around Camp but don’t have access
to the District website to use the functionality described above?
Please let us know by filling out a Suggestion Card and putting
it in the new Suggestion
Box in the
Rathskeller (on the wall just left of the TV). All suggestions
will be evaluated and prioritized. Our common goal is to keep
Camp beautiful! - Jim Roth
anniversary of Alfred Wild and other intrepid Turners founding Turner
Camp is just one year away! This is a momentous occasion and a
celebration weekend of the finest kind is being planned. Founders
Day is always the first Sunday in August, but for this grand event we
will take a whole weekend to celebrate. Activities are now being
planned for August 1-3, 2014. In addition, the Illinois District
will be proudly hosting the Turner National Convention the weekend
before July 25-27, 2014, so our National Turner friends can see what
a wonderful place we have been blessed with. So make your plans and
hold those dates. See your Turner Society about being a convention
delegate and join in the fun at the big celebration!!! Of course a
celebration of this size will require the help of a lot of
volunteers. We’ve just began the process of planning and
identifying the help needed. We are trying to spread things across a
lot of Turners so we all pitch in and also can have some fun at the
various events. The event needs the following help so far, and we’re
sure there will be more to come! If interested see Scott Lau, Nick
Barts, or Roy Fenton for further information.
Coordinator (start early next summer)
decorations & work with event committee to develop budget
a decorating crew
set-up & take down of decorations
Coordinator (start early next summer)
place/time for a large group panoramic photograph
with publicity coordinator to publicize
photography event with photographer
orders for photos and distribute photos when available
Coordinator (start in early September to be ready for early October
ground lease mailing)
with event committee to develop weekend event overview/brochure
others to help as you see fit
publicity pieces and distribute via various medium like ground lease
and work weekend mailings, Turner Topics, District Website, Camp and
District Bulletins, Society Newsletters, etc.
a great summer full of many memories that will last a lifetime. Be
to come help us celebrate these memories at the 2013 Final Show on
7:30 pm in the Sugar Bowl. See you there! Thank you again to all of
helped our STAFF make this summer so great for our campers. Don’t
Awards tonight after awards!
to last week’s Campers of the Week: Luke Compton and Kelli
VanDahm; and last week’s Swimmers of the Week: Will Ward, Ben
Valentine, Parker DeRusha, Nick Garelli, Matthew Litza, and Ryan
Foster. Great job!!
pool hours for next week (August 12-August 18) are 11-6. Please
check the bulletin and signs posted throughout camp for updates on
for people interested in being a counselor for the 2014 Summer will
be available soon. Please check the website
(www.illinoisturners.org) for a copy of the application. All
applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2013 to Ashley Stevenson.
Bulletin Yes you
read that correctly, district bulletin. Beginning in September a
monthly Illinois District Bulletin will be published highlighting all
the activities that our five societies are offering, along with
District Baers activities at the Barenhohle. There really is a lot
of great activities, parties, and celebrations that occur throughout
the year to take advantage of. And of course it’s great to
support each other’s clubs! To receive this new bulletin via
email you will need to register at our website,
Registration instructions to follow next week.
ladies have another summer of fun and games planned. Every Thursday
night ladies card Complimentary pop & water. Thanks to all that
supported the Ladies Auxiliary Card Party. The monies will be
used to cover our financial obligations and repairs and maintenance
to the Ladies House.
competition volleyballs have decided to roll off the courts and take
an adventure. If you spot them rolling around or volleying around
camp please way lay them and give them to Jeanine Kusch. It is not
yet their vacation time and they are needed for ongoing play on the
courts till the end of the season!