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Camp Bulletin Week Seven 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 17 July 2015 11:44

Week Seven 2015

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.
























RESTAURANT Friday €™s dinner special is Hoisin Chicken, a delightful mix of flavors from the Orient. The salad special is Chicken Salad with cranberries and pecans. And cheese crust fir the steaks is back!!! On Saturday come on down for the Eiche Wing Ding dinner. You €™ll have your choice of chicken wings in a variety of sauces. We €™ll also have some Steak Tartar, emm, emm good!!! Please note the Rathskeller is closed all next weekend due to the National Festival being hosted by Aurora Turners. Please go attend and


support the Festival! Fresh new appetizer addition, friend pickles, pucker up and try them! Thank you to the Dorn/Mostyn family for an awesome breakfast last weekend! Thanks you also to Donna Litza and Cheryl Mittlacher for a tasty Taco plate!!! Remember if you have something you €™d like to share as a special next year, you only have to prepare for 20-30 people. See Scott Lau (itc119rules@hotmail.com) to discuss details.

COTTAGES FOR BID The Illinois District has a number of cottages that are now up for bid. To bid on a cottage you must have been a member in good standing of one of the Illinois District €™s five Societies for at least 90 days. Your sealed bid must include a check made out to  €œIllinois District American Turners € for your bid amount, the bidder €™s name and the cottage # being bid on. Your check will be cashed if your bid is approved. If a bid is not approved, it will be returned to you. Bids will be opened and reviewed by the District Council on July 27. Winning bidders being notified shortly thereafter. Bids may be given to any District Council or Camp Committee member. Here are the cottages up for bid

Cottage #11 (Mosquito Hollow), #49 & #52 (Aurora Lane, behind


the Rathskeller).  All three of these cottages have a minimum bid of $500 and DO NOT come with 2015 season privileges of youth program, swim tags, or coupon book.

Thanks Scott.

RECYCLING  Welcome back to another glorious weekend in our Turner Camp.

We as Turners have a unique opportunity to be part of something that is exclusively "us", and that is the national Turnfest next week being held right down the road in Aurora. We urge you to be part of this festival in any way you can whether that be a volunteer, or a spectator. This only occurs once every four years and is a massive undertaking for everyone involved, especially the host society. Besides you WILL enjoy yourself. To those whom are participating, congratulations and best of luck. To those of you who have participated in previous Turnfests, a special thank you and good luck.

Oh yeah, recycling. We would like to inform everyone where the recycling cans and barrels are located around our camp. By now everyone should know we have two recycling cans/bins. One is located in the big parking lot to the far right of the regular garbage cans. The other is located directly behind the Rathskeller, next to the regular garbage bin.











Scattered throughout camp are MANY recycling barrels/receptacles used for collecting cans.

Here are the areas:

Inside and outside of the Rathskeller there are several, either large plastic cans or metal receptacles all clearly marked.


In Swiss village next to the campfire area.

In front of the Barenhole.

Next to the garbage bin in garbage gulch.

Two clearly marked under the shelter.

One next to the basketball court.

Two metal receptacles at the pool, one inside the snack area and one outside that area by the entrance.

One next to the garbage bin by the back entrance to camp.


Hopefully this makes it convenient for everyone here to use those cans.




If you have any ideas or needs for any others to be placed please let us know, and thanks for your help in

making this program such a success it has been.


Remember it's our camp, treasure don't trash it.

GO TURNFEST PARTICIPANTS!!!!!!!

Thanks! Buildings and grounds 


Also please be careful and place kitchen garbage in the garbage dumpsters. If garbage is in the recycling,

it won €™t be recycled. Please make sure the garbage or recycling makes it into the appropriate bin. If it €™s on

the ground the waste hauler will not pick it up! Finally, please contact the Facility Manager Dave Cross at

224-800-3636 if you have a large item suc


h as a mattress, couch, stove, refrigerator, grill, etc. He will help

figure out the best method for disposal


PLEASE see the last page of this is bulletin for all Acceptable and Non Acceptable Recyclable items.

Thanks Joan Alles for reaching out to Advance Disposable


for this list.


JUNIORS Ready for the yearly scavenger hunt?! Look for some good time and great pictures. Thanks!

Barb Litza


YOUTH What a great Water Show! Thank you to everyone who attended the show and who volunteered

to help set up and take down the backdrop! Don €™t miss the 2015 Weddings after awards tonight!




Congratulations to last week €™s Campers of the Week: Luke Compton and MacKenna Crites; and last

week €™s Swimmers of the Week: Quinn Sadine, MacKenna Crites, Ally Gatz, Jasmine Hanrahan, Kylie

Borck, and Mackenzie Boress. Great job!! Thank you to our parents and guardians who participated in

program on Tuesday! Everyone had a great time! Thank you also to the parents who volunteered to drive

on the Lake Geneva Canopy Tour field trip this past Thursday!


Turn Fest is here! Thank you to those who are signed up and competing in this great event! We wish you

the best in your competitions! There will be program all nex


t week. Any campers who are participating in

Turn Fest will not be penalized for Perfect Attendance Awards. Hope to see you at the campfire

Wednesday, don €™t forget to dress up as your Favorite Counselor! Mark your calendars for the 10 and Over

Sleepout Wednesday, July 29. Campers who intend on sleeping out should be at the  €œTeam Spirit €

campfire beforehand at the pool. Please let Mikey know if you are interested in participating in the scary

walk. On Thursday, July 30, the 9 and Unders will be going on a field trip to Enchanted Castle and the 10

and Overs can choose to sleep in.

The lifeguards would appreciate your help during the week with collecting admission. If you bring a guest



up to the pool during the week, please pay one of the lifeguards who are not sitting in the chair. Thank you!


Thank you for your support with our towel fundraiser. The towels have been ordered and should be here soon! Some people have asked about the purchasing t-shirts and sweatshirts that were for sale last summer.

If you are interested, please email Ashley

at ashley.stevenson25@gmail.com with the size and


color of any t-shirt and/or sweatshirt you would like to

purchase. As a reminder, t-shirts are $10 for youth

sizes and $15 for adult sizes; and sweatshirts are $15


for youth sizes and $20 for adult sizes. Color options

include black, turquoise, pink, orange, or royal blue for



both the t-shirt and sweatshirt. Please email your

order prior to July 19, 2015 and return payment to

Ashley Livingston either in person or you can mail

your payment to 316 Bryan Drive, Cary, IL 60013 prior to July 19, 2015. Checks can be made payable to Illinois Turner Camp. Thank you again for your support! Ashely


VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Get your team together for the 4 person volleyball tournament on Saturday, July 18th. There are different skill levels so everyone can play. Games start promptly at 9:00AM. To get a roster or more information, see Jim Haderlein in the Raths on Saturday night or at the volleyball courts on Sunday morning. He will also be in the Raths Friday night, July 17th or call him at 773-348-5489.  If you have any questions, please call Jim Haderlein at my office 773-525-4666 ex. 15.


ILLINOIS DISTRICT LADIES AUXILIARY CARD PARTY July 18th at the Dining Hall.  7:30 P.M.

$2.00 a ticket.  Door Prizes, Raffles, Gift Card Table.  Donations are welcome.  If you can help, please let me know.

Thanks! Ann Trankle, President


CLOWN AROUND WITH NORTHWEST! This Sunday, July 19, at the Raths starting at 1:00 pm. Bring an appetizer, cash bar, fun and games will abound! We'll start with a very brief meeting with status updates from officers and committee chairs; then move on to the important business of having fun. Everyone is welcome to join us. Thanks! Cheryl


TURNFEST The 2015 American Turners 54th National Festival is July 21st  €“ July 25th at Aurora Turners. The Youth Program is encouraging all of our campers to participate. As a result, there will NOT be a program July 21st  €“ July 24th. There is an entry fee of $20.00 for athletic competition and $5.00 for the cultural competition. If your camper would like to compete in both, the entry fee is $20.00. Northwest Turners will cover the entry fee for Northwest participants and you must follow their registration instructions. More information about Turnfest can be found online at http://amturners.org/2015_Festival.

This is the longest ongoing Festival in the United States. You will be part of a historical event!


We are looking for participants and volunteers. Participants can go to amturners.org to register, and volunteers can e-mail me @ dlip1@earthlink .net.


Thanks David Liptek

American Turners National President


MEMORIAL WALK Please note a date change to Friday, July 31st, for the Memorial Walk from Centennial Park to Raths.  Information and details will be posted at Raths on  Fridays.  Questions see Jodi Compton.


FOUNDERS DAY For the Parade on Sunday, August 2nd, each neighborhood in Camp will follow a banner naming your area.  Please look for your sign.  Volunteers needed to paint signs.  Also if you would like to be in Mass Drill for Founders Day, please  attend practice for National Festival.  It will be the same routine. Questions contact Barbie Zweifel 773-550-5246


NATIONAL FESTIVAL Northwest Turners who have signed up for Mass Drill, please show up for nextpractice on Saturday, July 11, at 11:00am and Sunday, July 12, at 3:00 at the A Field. We need all participants so that we can mark positions.  See Erica Barts 


WEEKLY BULLETIN The weekly bulletin is now being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com. Thank you Chris.








Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 11:56
 
Camp Bulletin Week Six 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Saturday, 11 July 2015 12:59

Week Six 2015

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.







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RESTURANT Plenty of good eats this weekend.  Friday€™s dinner special is Guinness Beef Brisket.  We will also have a tasty egg salad special.  Next week€™s Friday special is Hoisin Chicken.  If you€™re hungry after the Watershow Saturday night we have a ribeye steak sandwich special to satisfy your hunger pains along with grill and pizzas.  Sunday morning come on down for the Dorn/Mostyn Family breakfast.  On Sunday night come on down for the Donna Litza and Cheryl Mittlacher€™s Taco Plate special, along with the grill and pizzas.  Fresh new appetizer addition, friend pickles, pucker up and try them!  Thank you to Joe Gatz for his delicious pulled pork last Friday!

COTTAGES FOR BID The Illinois District has a number of cottages up that are now up for bid.  To bidon a cottage you must have been a member in good standing of one of the Illinois District€™s five Societies for at least 90 days.  Your sealed bid must include a check made out to €œIllinois District American Turners€ for your bid amount, the bidder€™s name and the cottage # being bid on.  Your check will be cashed if your bid is approved.  If a bid is not approved, it will be returned to you.  Bids will be opened and reviewed by the

District Council Executive Committee on July 7.  Winning bidders being notified shortly thereafter.  Bids may be given to any District Council member, or to the bar tender in the Rathskeller this weekend or next.  Here are the cottages up for bid.

Cottage #11 (Mosquito Hollow), #49 & #52 (Aurora Lane, behind the Rathskeller).  All three of these cottages have a minimum bid of $500 and DO NOT come with 2015 season privileges of youth program, swim tags, or coupon book.

Thanks Scott.

RECYCLING  Hello fellow campers. We hope you all had a great 4th of July. What better place to spend the 4th but Turner camp? We have experienced our first weekend with our extra recycling bin behind the Ratshkeller and it has been a great success. Thanks to everyone for using it. It's for your convenience. 

Just a reminder that Turner Camp has gone green!  There are recycling bins in both the big parking lot and at the Raths.  It is labeled as recycling, so please be careful and place kitchen garbage in the garbage dumpsters.  If garbage is in the recycling, it won€™t be recycled.

Please remember, with both recycling bins, put only approved recycling in these bins. This includes paper, cardboard, glass and aluminum cans. 

Please do not put wet paper, pizza boxes, window panes, Styrofoam or garbage in the recycling bins. All that still goes into the normal garbage bins.

We are still working on emptying the can barrels around camp, and should have that issue solved very soon. Thank you for your patience on this matter.


Thanks campers and see you at the water show!!!

    Buildings and Grounds













JUNIORS The PENNY SOCIAL, was a great success!! We raised $1,337.00 for our Juniors. Not sure if

It had ever been done before but we actually ran out of #'s!!

Want to give a big shout out to everyone that donated their time, raffle prizes, penny social items. It takes a

village and we have the best at Turner Camp!! Being a new Junior mom , I want to thank Chris Dorn

Mostyn for all her help and advice, every step of the way. She no longer has any children (except for her

baby Todd) in the program, but volunteered her time for every step of the way. From getting the numbers to

printing the numbers to cutting the numbers to setting everything up and being our announcer for the

evening. Thank you Chris!!


To our Juniors, you all did a great job!! Looking forward to our outings!!


THANKS! Barb Litza


YOUTH Be sure to stay after awards tonight to dunk your favorite counselors in the Dunk Tank!

Don€™t miss the 2015 €œMusicals€ Water Show on Saturday, July 11th at 6:30 pm! Please note that the

pool will be closing at 4:30 pm to prepare for the show. Please let Alexa know if you are interested in

helping set up and tear down the backdrop.


Congratulations to the last week€™s Campers of the Week: Avyn Alairys and Ava

Pardo; and Swimmers of the Week: Daelynn Flowers, Addie Tuecke, Jackson Garelli, Nick Garelli, and

Avyn Alairys. Great job!!


It€™s back€¦ Bring your parent to program day is this Tuesday! Hope you can come

to the program with your camper! The 9 and Under Sleepout is this Wednesday. Campers who intend on

sleeping out should be at the €œDr. Suess€ campfire beforehand. On Thursday, the 10 and overs will be

going on a Lake Geneva Canopy tour field trip and the 9 and unders can choose to sleep in. Next Friday

are the 2015 weddings! Please let Erin know if you are able to drive for the field trip


The lifeguards would appreciate your help during the week with collecting admission. If you bring a guest

up to the pool during the week, please pay one of the lifeguards who are not sitting in the chair. Thank you!


Thank you for your support with our towel fundraiser. The towels have been ordered and should be here

soon! Some people have asked about the purchasing t- shirts and sweatshirts that were for sale last

summer. If you are interested, please email Ashley at ashley.stevenson25@gmail.com

with the size and color of any t-shirt and/or sweatshirt you would like to purchase.

As a reminder, t-shirts are $10 for youth sizes and $15 for adult sizes; and sweatshirts

are $15 for youth sizes and $20 for adult sizes. Color options include black, turquoise,

pink, orange, or royal blue for both the t-shirt and sweatshirt.


Please email your order prior to July 19, 2015 and return payment to Ashley Livingston either in person or

you can mail your payment to 316 Bryan Drive, Cary, IL 60013 prior to July 19, 2015. Checks can be made

payable to Illinois Turner Camp. Thank you again for your support Ashley!



TWEENIE BREAKFAST Thanks to everyone who came down to the dining hall on 4 th of July morning for the Tweenie Breakfast!  It was a huge success and the Tweenies really appreciate your support.  We served about 250 breakfasts and made $2001 for the Tweenies, which we will be using for upcoming outings. Thanks to all the Tweenie parents who helped and to all that donated to the raffle. We couldn't have done it without you.  And a very special thank you to Barb and Curt Litza who helped out in more ways than one, despite not having a tweenie this year.  Thank you, thank you! Thank you, Shawn Dahm


LIBRARY Any Turner Korean vet that is interested in reading a hard cover book titled "Korea Reborn - A Grateful Nation", see Bill Boergerhoff, cottage #128.  (cell 847-902-8566). Thanks Bill


ILLINOIS DISTRICT LADIES AUXILIARY CARD PARTY July 18th at the Dining Hall.  7:30 P.M.

$2.00 a ticket.  Door Prizes, Raffles, Gift Card Table.  Donations are welcome.  If you can help, please let me know.

Thanks! Ann Trankle, President


VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Get your team together for the 4 person volleyball tournament on Saturday, July 18th. There are different skill levels so everyone can play. Games start promptly at 9:00AM. To get a roster or more information, see Jim Haderlein in the Raths on Saturday night or at the volleyball courts on Sunday morning. He will also be in the Raths Friday night, July 17th or call him at 773-348-5489.  If you have any questions, please call Jim Haderlein at my office 773-525-4666 ex. 15.


TURNFEST The 2015 American Turners 54th National Festival is July 21st €“ July 25th at Aurora Turners. The Youth Program is encouraging all of our campers to participate. As a result, there will NOT be a program July 21st €“ July 24th. There is an entry fee of $20.00 for athletic competition and $5.00 for the cultural competition. If your camper would like to compete in both, the entry fee is $20.00. Northwest Turners will cover the entry fee for Northwest participants and you must follow their registration instructions. More information about Turnfest can be found online at http://amturners.org/2015_Festival.

This is the longest ongoing Festival in the United States. You will be part of a historical event!


We are looking for participants and volunteers. Participants can go to amturners,org to register, and volunteers can e-mail me @ dlip1@earthlink .net.


Thanks David Liptek

American Turners National President


MEMORIAL WALK Please note a date change to Friday, July 31st, for the Memorial Walk from Centennial Park to Raths.  Information and details will be posted at Raths on  Fridays.  Questions see Jodi Compton.FOUNDERS DAY For the Parade on Sunday, August 2nd, each neighborhood in Camp will follow a banner naming your area.  Please look for your sign.  Volunteers needed to paint signs.  Also if you would like to be in Mass Drill for Founders Day, please  attend practice for National Festival.  It will be the same routine. Questions contact Barbie Zweifel 773-550-5246NATIONAL FESTIVAL Northwest Turners who have signed up for Mass Drill, please show up for nextpractice on Saturday, July 11, at 11:00am and Sunday, July 12, at 3:00 at the F Field. We need all participants so that we can mark positions.  See Erica Barts 



WEEKLY BULLETIN The weekly bulletin is now being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com. Thank you Chris.





Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 11:46
 
Camp Bulletin Week Five 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 11:12

Week Five 2015

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.















CAMP OPERATIONS Many of you are aware, but it€™s always a good reminder to review how camp is managed.  The Illinois Turner Camp is owned and operated by the Illinois District of the American Turners.  The Illinois District is governed by the District Council, which is elected from the annual Illinois District Convention which is held in January.  Your District Officers are President Scott Lau, Vice-President Art Stevenson, Treasurer Shawn Stevenson, Secretary Cheryl Bothfeld.  The District Council oversees Turner Camp€™s daily operation which is managed on a day to day basis by the Camp Committee.  The Camp Committee is comprised of the District Officers previously issued.  Along with Youth co-chairs Laura Koehler & Ashley Stevenson, Kitchen co-chairs Tim Zbinden & Scott Lau, Bar chair Kevin Dahm, Buildings & Grounds Howard Boress, and Pool chair Scott Garelli.  Camp facility manager Dave Cross is an advisory member to both bodies.  Please keep in mind that with the exception of the facility manager, these are all volunteers who freely give of their time to in these roles to keep the traditions of camp alive and keep camp a viable and affordable experience for all cottage owners and members.  Our officers and committee chairs have families and activities outside of camp, and most of them work full-time as well.  Please treat ALL volunteers with respect when you voice an opinion or express a concern.  If you have any questions or concerns please direct them to a camp committee member or feel free to email me, Scott Lau, at itc119rules@hotmail.com. Thank you Scott.

RESTURANT This week€™s Friday dinner special is Joe Gatz€™s smoked pulled pork.  Joe will be lovingly smoking it all day to perfection €“ don€™t miss it!.  We will also have a tasty seafood salad special.  Next week€™s Friday special is Guinness Beef Brisket.  On Sunday night come on down for the Italian Beefs, Italian Sausage, or a combo sandwich plate, along with the grill.  Fresh new appetizer addition, friend pickles, pucker up and try them!  .On Friday€™s you€™ve heard the rumors.  Now try the new tasty appetizer treat Big Bang Shrimp.  Eat early and often!   Thank you to Sue Kniseley and her crew for a fabulous prime rib dinner this past Saturday!  Also a big thank to Cheryl Bothfeld, Dick & Mary Becker, and Barb Dorn!  While the dinner volunteer crews wash dishes and clean up the prep and service areas.  Someone has to come in the next day and put away all the clean dishes and handle the finishing touches on cleaning to make sure that both the Raths & Dining Hall are ready to go each weekend and are ready for a surprise McHenry Health Department experiment.  Which by the way happened last Friday and we passed with flying colors

NEED HELP Many of you who had conflicts on the work weekends have asked us how you could help some other time when you have time available.  Well, now that you ask.....we do have something.  If you've been to the Raths you've probably noticed the nice split rail fence along the creek the B&G crew installed.  We need help first staining it, and then planting raspberry bushes directly underneath it to discourage our little campers from going under it into the creek.  So if you have an hour or two to help stain it, please call our Facility Manager Dave Cross at 224-800-3636 to arrange a time to have the materials available for you.  Another project that needs doing is power washing the basketball courts up on the A-Field.  Finally the upstairs Raths trim needs to scraped and painted.  See Dave Cross if you can help with any of these items. 












COTTAGES FOR BID The Illinois District has a number of cottages up that are now up for bid.  To bid

on a cottage you must have been a member in good standing of one of the Illinois District€™s five Societies

for at least 90 days.  Your sealed bid must include a check made out to €œIllinois District American Turners€

for your bid amount, the bidder€™s name and the cottage # being bid on.  Your check will be cashed if your

bid is approved.  If a bid is not approved, it will be returned to you.  Bids will be opened and reviewed by the

District Council Executive Committee on July 7.  Winning bidders being notified shortly thereafter.  Bids

may be given to any District Council member, or to the bar tender in the Rathskeller this weekend or

next.  Here are the cottages up for bid.


Cottage #11 (Mosquito Hollow), #49 & #52 (Aurora Lane, behind the Rathskeller).  All three of these cottages have a minimum bid of $500 and DO NOT come with 2015 season privileges of youth program, swim tags, or coupon book.

Cottage #87 (side of Beer Mountain) recently remodeled.  Minimum bid is $1,500 and does come with 2015 season privileges of youth program, swim tags, and coupon book.


DISTRICT WEBSITE Did you know we have a District website?  It€™s IllinoisTurners.org.  It€™s got

information about the District, Turner Camp, and other good stuff.  Like any website it€™s only as good as the

content that€™s put there.  Dave Williams would love some help keeping the content up to date.  It€™s not a

difficult process and he€™ll gladly work with and train you on how to do it.  This would be perfect for someone

who is a student or looking to get into this technology related area.  And it would look good on a

resume!!!  Please see Dave if you would be willing to help, or contact him atDwilliams@insightwas.com.


WINTER & SUMMER STORAGE As many of you know the District offers winter storage for vehicles in

the Rathskeller and under the shelter on the A-Field.  The District has approved usage of a new storage

agreement which will go into effect with the upcoming winter season.  The District will also be offering

limited summer storage for certain items beginning the summer of 2016.  We will be working to get those

items out of the main parking areas so space is available for cottage owner and guest parking.   A new fee

schedule will also be implemented with the upcoming winter season.  This is the first time in at least five

years since fees were adjusted and is still below market storage rates and a break is provided to

members.  The new agreement and fee schedule is posted on the bulletin boards in the Rathskeller for your

review.


4 th of July With this holiday weekend please remember that fireworks are illegal in Illinois and are not

allowed in Turner Camp.  Safety for all is of the utmost importance!


RECYCLING  Happy Forth Of July everyone!!! What a wonderful country we live in! And what a

Wonderful camp we have! All of you made it just that much better last year by helping us in our first year of

the recycling program. It has been a big success, because of Turners like you. This year we plan on

making it even more successful and convenient for everyone. The first thing we have done is the addition

of another recycle bin directly behind the Rathskeller. This bin is clearly marked as a recycling bin and is to

the right of the regular refuse bin. This should make it much easier for our Turners who have cottages

closer to the Raths to recycle those items.


 






 
Camp Bulletin Week Four 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 26 June 2015 11:08

Week Four 2015

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.















THANK YOU The Memorial Swimming Pool Fund sincerely thanks all who donated so generously to the memory of:

John Litza, Barb Gebhardt, Eleanor Weber, Ron Salzmann, Warren Elste, Rich Schnell and Brud Zitta

CAMP OPERATIONS Many of you are aware, but it€™s always a good reminder to review how camp is managed.  The Illinois Turner Camp is owned and operated by the Illinois District of the American Turners.  The Illinois District is governed by the District Council, which is elected from the annual Illinois District Convention which is held in January.  Your District Officers are President Scott Lau, Vice-President Art Stevenson, Treasurer Shawn Stevenson, Secretary Cheryl Bothfeld.  The District Council oversees Turner Camp€™s daily operation which is managed on a day to day basis by the Camp Committee.  The Camp Committee is comprised of the District Officers previously issued.  Along with Youth co-chairs Laura Koehler & Ashley Stevenson, Kitchen co-chairs Tim Zbinden & Scott Lau, Bar chair Kevin Dahm, Buildings & Grounds Howard Boress, and Pool chair Scott Garelli.  Camp facility manager Dave Cross is an advisory member to both bodies.  Please keep in mind that with the exception of the facility manager, these are all volunteers who freely give of their time to in these roles to keep the traditions of camp alive and keep camp a viable and affordable experience for all cottage owners and members.  Our officers and committee chairs have families and activities outside of camp, and most of them work full-time as well.  Please treat ALL volunteers with respect when you voice an opinion or express a concern.  If you have any questions or concerns please direct them to a camp committee member or feel free to email me, Scott Lau, at itc119rules@hotmail.com.

RESTURANT This week€™s Friday dinner special is fried walleye dinner, next Friday€™s dinner special is Joe Gatz€™s smoked pulled pork. Joe will be lovingly smoking it all day to perfection €“ don€™t miss it!. Saturday Sue Kniseley and her Aurora Turners crew are serving up a fancy prime rib dinner. On Sunday night come on down for the Chicken Salad Sandwich or Salad Plate special along with the grill. On Friday€™s you€™ve heard the rumors. Now try the new tasty appetizer treat Big Bang Shrimp. Eat early and often! Thank you to Laura Koehler and Marlana Pardo and crew for the fabulous turkey dinner last weekend! Kudos also to the Kennelly-Stevenson-Williams for a tasty family breakfast!

NEED HELP Many of you who had conflicts on the work weekends have asked us how you could help some other time when you have time available.  Well, now that you ask.....we do have something.  If you've been to the Raths you've probably noticed the nice split rail fence along the creek the B&G crew installed.  We need help first staining it, and then planting raspberry bushes directly underneath it to discourage our little campers from going under it into the creek.  So if you have an hour or two to help stain it, please call our Facility Manager Dave Cross at 224-800-3636 to arrange a time to have the materials available for you.  Another project that needs doing is power washing the basketball courts up on the A-Field.  Finally the upstairs Raths trim needs to scraped and painted.  See Dave Cross if you can help with any of these items. 













COTTAGES FOR BID The Illinois District has a number of cottages up that are now up for bid.  To bid

on a cottage you must have been a member in good standing of one of the Illinois District€™s five Societies

for at least 90 days.  Your sealed bid must include a check made out to €œIllinois District American Turners€

for your bid amount, the bidder€™s name and the cottage # being bid on.  Your check will be cashed if your

bid is approved.  If a bid is not approved, it will be returned to you.  Bids will be opened and reviewed by the

District Council Executive Committee on July 7.  Winning bidders being notified shortly thereafter.  Bids

may be given to any District Council member, or to the bar tender in the Rathskeller this weekend or

next.  Here are the cottages up for bid.


Cottage #11 (Mosquito Hollow), #49 & #52 (Aurora Lane, behind the Rathskeller).  All three of these cottages have a minimum bid of $500 and DO NO come with 2015 season privileges of youth program, swim tags, or coupon book.

Cottage #87 (side of Beer Mountain) recently remodeled.  Minimum bid is $1,500 and does come with 2015 season privileges of youth program, swim tags, and coupon book.


DISTRICT WEBSITE Did you know we have a District website?  It€™s IllinoisTurners.org.  It€™s got

information about the District, Turner Camp, and other good stuff.  Like any website it€™s only as good as the

content that€™s put there.  Dave Williams would love some help keeping the content up to date.  It€™s not a

difficult process and he€™ll gladly work with and train you on how to do it.  This would be perfect for someone

who is a student or looking to get into this technology related area.  And it would look good on a

resume!!!  Please see Dave if you would be willing to help, or contact him atDwilliams@insightwas.com.


WINTER & SUMMER STORAGE As many of you know the District offers winter storage for vehicles in

the Rathskeller and under the shelter on the A-Field.  The District has approved usage of a new storage

agreement which will go into effect with the upcoming winter season.  The District will also be offering

limited summer storage for certain items beginning the summer of 2016.  We will be working to get those

items out of the main parking areas so space is available for cottage owner and guest parking.   A new fee

schedule will also be implemented with the upcoming winter season.  This is the first time in at least five

years since fees were adjusted and is still below market storage rates and a break is provided to

members.  The new agreement and fee schedule is posted on the bulletin boards in the Rathskeller for your

review.


YOUTH Thank you to everyone who donated and/or attended TBAY! It was a huge success! Thank you

to the Gunderson family for the new basketball net they donated to the pool and thank you to Jenny Scott

for spreading tick awareness teaching our Staff during our training weekend how to properly remove a tick!


Don€™t miss the 2015 Rock Concert after awards tonight! Congratulations to last week€™s Campers of the

Week: Addison DeRusha and Kadin Borck; and Swimmers of the Week: Laney Flowers, Macy Ganatos,

Lily Kovac, Keith Koehler, Mikey Pardo, and Julia Mrazek. Great job!! The theme for Wednesday€™s

campfire is 80€™s and don€™t miss the Talent Show after awards next week.


Save the date!! The 2015 Water Show is Saturday, July 11th! There will be a costume meeting

Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, July 6th at 3:00 at the pool. Please plan to attend one of these

meetings. If you are planning on being in the Water Show, you must be at program on Monday, July

6th and at least 3 days that week. If you are unable to attend program Monday, please talk to Alexa.

 




On occasions when the weather is severe, the STAFF will take the campers to the Raths or Barenhole. As

a reminder, the STAFF will only release campers to their parent, guardian, or designated camp adult. The

Youth Committee asks that the adult in charge that day please pick up your camper from the Raths or

Barenhole at the end of program that day. Please also make sure that both your camper and your

designated camp adult knows when they are responsible for your camper.

 

For only $20.00, the ITC Youth Program is now selling beach towels! This is a fundraiser to benefit the Youth Program. Please complete this form http://goo.gl/forms/I3Aqx39QLB and return payment to Ashley Livingston either in person or you can mail your payment to 316 Bryan Drive, Cary, IL 60013 prior to July 5, 2015. Order forms will be available at the Raths if you would prefer to complete your order by hand. However, all orders must be received by Ashley Livingston by July 5, 2015 in order to guarantee your order. Checks can be made payable to Illinois Turner Camp. Your items should be available for pick up at the 2015 Water Show. If not, you will be contacted when the items are available for pick up.


TWEENIE BREAKFAST Mark your calendars!! The annual Tweenie Breakfast and Raffle

Extravaganza is Saturday July 4th from 9am to 11am in the dining hall.  Breakfast includes pancakes, hash

browns, fresh fruit, bacon and juice.  Please plan on attending and support the Tweenies! They will be

selling raffle tickets at the Raths beginning this weekend.


Tweenie Parents- we will need your help in the dining hall and kitchen the morning of the event.  Please

contact Shawn Dahm to coordinate a time.  Thanks! 

We are also looking for any RAFFLE DONATIONS!  Donation ideas€¦Gift Cards, Lawn/Garden items,

Sporting Event Tickets, etc.  Contact Shawn Dahm if any questions, (847)815-5328or drop off at the Candy

Store(when open).  


ILLINOIS DISTRICT GOLF OUTING June 27th Bonnie Dundee 1045 start time. This year the format

will be a two man scramble. A prize on every hole . Prepaid reservations are $65 per golfer save $5. make

check payable to the Lincoln turners mail it to Robert Haderlein 3943 N Leavitt Street Chicago Illinois. $70

per golfer after June 19th. Enter as a two person team or Sign up as a single and I'll put you on a team.

If you have any questions: 773 859 2398 orrhaderlein@gmail.com


TURNFEST The 2015 American Turners 54th National Festival is July 21st €“ July 25th at Aurora Turners. The Youth Program is encouraging all of our campers to participate. As a result, there will NOT be a program July 21st €“ July 24th. There is an entry fee of $20.00 for athletic competition and $5.00 for the cultural competition. If your camper would like to compete in both, the entry fee is $20.00. Northwest Turners will cover the entry fee for Northwest participants and you must follow their registration instructions. More information about Turnfest can be found online at http://amturners.org/2015_Festival.

This is the longest ongoing Festival in the United States. You will be part of a historical event!


We are looking for participants and volunteers. Participants can go to amturners,org to register, and volunteers can e-mail me @ dlip1@earthlink .net.


Thanks David Liptek

American Turners National President


GARBAGE & THINGS ICKY Please keep the following things in mind when it comes to refuse disposal.

The recycling bin in the big parking lot is for paper, cardboard, cans, and bottles only. If you place kitchen garbage in the bin, nothing will be recycled!

DO NOT leave any garbage on the ground. It will not get picked up by the garbage company and will remain there. If you have an item too big for a dumpster, contact the facility manager Dave Cross at 224-800-3636 to arrange removal.

Ladies, please DO NOT flush tampons down the toilet. There are small garbage cans in each stall for that purpose. Otherwise we get back up sewer lines like we had at the pool this past Saturday night. Thanks to Dave Cross and Howard Boress for leaving returning to camp from a party during the Black Hawk game to rod out the pool septic system so the pool was available to swim in come Sunday.


WEEKLY BULLETIN The weekly bulletin is now being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com.







 
Camp Bulletin Week Three 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 26 June 2015 10:46

Week Three 2015

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.















RESTURANT We have a full season of good eats planned for you this year. This week’s Friday dinner special is garlic chicken dinner, next Friday’s dinner special is Walleye w/choice of potato. Saturday Laura Koehler and crew are presenting their fabulous turkey dinner. On Father’s Day plan to bring dad down to the dining hall for the Kennelly-Stevenson Family breakfast. We also have a couple of new menu items for you to try this year. On Friday’s we have a new tasty appetizer treat Big Bang Shrimp. Also any time the grill/snack bar is open try out the cheddar cheese bites and pizza puffs. Eat early and often!

TURNFEST The 2015 American Turners 54th National Festival is July 21st – July 25th at Aurora Turners. The Youth Program is encouraging all of our campers to participate. As a result, there will NOT be a program July 21st – July 24th. There is an entry fee of $20.00 for athletic competition and $5.00 for the cultural competition. If your camper would like to compete in both, the entry fee is $20.00. Northwest Turners will cover the entry fee for Northwest participants and you must follow their registration instructions. More information about Turnfest can be found online at http://amturners.org/2015_Festival.

This is the longest ongoing Festival in the United States. You will be part of a historical event!

We are looking for participants and volunteers. Participants can go to amturners,org to register, and volunteers can e-mail me @ dlip1@earthlink .net.

Thanks David Liptek American Turners National President

JUNIORS Are you a junior this year? Our junior penny social will be held on Friday June 26th, right after the Rock Concert. That will be upon us very fast. We will need donations for this event. Talk to your family, friends and fellow Tuners as to what they might be able to donate. A meeting will be planned when the

program starts. Any Questions call Barb Litza @ 847-366-5208. Looking forward to a great year!

YOUTH The 2015 season is off to a great start! Congratulations to our first week’s Camper of the Weeks: Ray Koehler and Kylie Borck and Swimmers of the Week: Clare Blasgen, Amy Sawicki, Ava Pardo, Kyle Smith, and Nick Lingner. Way to go! Be sure to get ready for Match Game tonight after awards. Don’t miss our 3rd annual TBAY fundraiser on Wednesday, June 24th at the Raths. The cost is $5/person or $20/family and it starts at 6:00 pm. Please let Erin L. know if you have anything to donate. See you there! The campfire theme that night is Rock Star! Hope to see you at the Rock Concert next Friday after awards. Campers will be practicing this week during program and swim lessons and should be at program at least 3 days in order to participate. Mark your calendars for the Talent Show on Friday, July 3rd.














HEY TWEENIES!! What’s a “Tweenie”?? A Tweenie is any camper between the ages of 11 and 13 that

can participate in the Tweenie breakfast, go on fun outings and hang out in the Tweenie House! If you are

interested, there will be a short meeting this Monday, June 22 at 3pm at the pool. If you can’t make it,

contact Shawn Dahm @ (847)815-5328 for more details.


TWEENIE BREAKFAST Mark your calendars!! The annual Tweenie Breakfast and Raffle

Extravaganza is Saturday July 4th from 9am to 11am in the dining hall. Breakfast includes pancakes, hash

browns, fresh fruit, bacon and juice. Please plan on attending and support the Tweenies! We are also

looking for any RAFFLE DONATIONS! Donation ideas…Gift Cards, Lawn/Garden items, Sporting Event

Tickets, etc. Contact Shawn Dahm if any questions, (847)815-5328 or drop off at the Candy Store(when

open). Thank You.


NEW TURNER CAMP EVENT Barb Litza has arranged to have a Vino painting party. It will be held in

the dining hall on Saturday June 20th @7 p.m. We will be painting a 1x14 painting. The cost is $35 a

person. That includes the canvas, paint, brushes and an instructor. Please see Barb Litza ASAP so that

She has a head count. She will be collecting money at sign up time. It will be LOTS of fun!!!! PLEASE

NOTE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE ANY WALK-INS. Thank you Barb Litza


ILLINOIS DISTRICT GOLF OUTING June 27th Bonnie Dundee 1045 start time. This year the format

will be a two man scramble. A prize on every hole . Prepaid reservations are $65 per golfer save $5. make

check payable to the Lincoln turners mail it to Robert Haderlein 3943 N Leavitt Street Chicago Illinois. $70

per golfer after June 19th. Enter as a two person team or Sign up as a single and I'll put you on a team.

If you have any questions: 773 859 2398 orrhaderlein@gmail.com


Flags Over Turner Camp Take a moment to notice the flag overlooking the A Field this summer. The

flag has been donated by Joan and Roy Fenton. It was given to Joan’s uncle, who served in the Navy from

1916 to 1956. Entering the Navy as a teenager, he served during both world wars. This flag contains 48

stars, and may have been given to Joan’s uncle upon his retirement.


Pool Update Tings are running fairly smoothly so far at the pool this year but as always, we have had a couple of issues. Thank you to Dave Cross and Dave Williams for fixing the broken pipe entering the pit in the pool room and for fixing the filter holders that broke and were causing the pool to be slightly cloudy last week. Also, the baby pool has a leak and we are in the process of trying to scope the water line to the baby pool to determine where the problem is happening and how to correct the issue. We are planning on putting an inflatable baby pool up in the meantime and are sorry for the inconvenience.


Have you noticed some new items around the pool? Thank you to the following people for your generous donations:

The Tuecke Family for donating one of the new picnic tables in the concession area in memory of both Richard Schnell and Ron Borck

The Scott Garelli Family for donating 4 new umbrellas and umbrella stands for the concession area

To all Turners that donated to the TBAY Pool Fundraiser - so far the donations have been used by the counselors to purchase a second new picnic table for the concession area, a much needed new sound system and a new desk for the pool office. The TBAY Pool Fundraiser this year is coming up on Wednesday, June 24th from 6-8 in the Raths, please mark your calendars.


Finally, thank you to all who helped get the pool up and running on the work weekends in May!

Scott Garelli


Garbage & THINGS ICKY Please keep the following things in mind when it comes to refuse disposal.

The recycling bin in the big parking lot is for paper, cardboard, cans, and bottles only. If you place kitchen garbage in the bin, nothing will be recycled!

DO NOT leave any garbage on the ground. It will not get picked up by the garbage company and will remain there. If you have an item too big for a dumpster, contact the facility manager Dave Cross at 224-800-3636 to arrange removal.

Ladies, please DO NOT flush tampons down the toilet. There are small garbage cans in each stall for that purpose. Otherwise we get back up sewer lines like we had at the pool this past Saturday night. Thanks to Dave Cross and Howard Boress for leaving returning to camp from a party during the Black Hawk game to rod out the pool septic system so the pool was available to swim in come Sunday.


WEEKLY BULLETIN The weekly bulletin is now being published by Chris Mostyn. If you would like to publish an item please email me no later the Wednesday afternoon at healingpajamas@yahoo.com.




 
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