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Camp Bulletin Week Thirteen 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 29 August 2014 11:08

Week Thirteen 2014

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.























Bocci Ball €“ Plan on bringing a non-perishable food item to Beer Mountain the day of the Bocci Ball tournament. Items will be given to the food pantry of McHenry County. Thank you Mary Becker

Bocci Bake Sale €“ Bake your hearts out and bring your goods up to Bocci Central, Bocci morning Saturday 8/30. We should be there by 8:30 am. If you don’t bake you can buy! All proceeds go to the youth program. Please wrap up for individual sales. Any questions call Barb Litza at 847-366-5206.


Tuna Tournament -

Friday, September 26th - Bar Open (Bring Appetizer to Share)

                             1st Annual Beer Pong Tournament

                                   Card Players Welcome


Saturday, September 27th - Fishing Tournament

                                      Beer/ Bloodys at the Beach

Soup Ladies (Amazing Selection of Homemade Soups for lunch with Donation)

Bean Bag Tournament

Dinner at the Bärenhöhle (Beef/ Sausage or Hot Dog for kids)

Fishing Prize Ceremony

Bingo (Kids and Adults Welcome)


Please see a Blasgen or Dussman if you have any questions. Additionally we can be contacted via email at fishcntry@yahoo.com.

Caretaker We are pleased to announce that Dave Cross has accepted the role as the new Illinois Turner Camp caretaker.  He will start September 1, and will live in alternate housing while the caretaker house is brought up to snuff.  Dave will be a great addition to the ITC team!  Please join me in welcoming him aboard.

Memorial Swimming Pool -Fund thanks everyone who donated so generously in memory of Roy Hugi. L. Koenig


Tweenies - Thank you to our Tweenies sponsors Barb Litza and Shawn Dahm for their wonderful donation. L. Koenig


Ladies Auxiliary - Anyone that would like to view the movies that were shown at the Ladies House for the Cultural exhibit at our 100th Anniversary Celebration can view them at the following site:

cottageowners.org


YOUTH - Thank you for a wonderful summer! We are looking forward to next summer and creating more wonderful memories!


If you are interested in applying to be a counselor next summer, please complete the €œ2015 ITC Youth Application€ found at http://goo.gl/9GwfZp. You must be 15 prior to June 1, 2015 and have American Red Cross certifications for lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED. Applications must be completed by November 1, 2014 and interviews will be held in January 2015.


The Youth Committee will be sending a survey in the October mailing. Please take the time to take this survey, we value your feedback!


After program pool hours for the upcoming weeks are as follows:

August 30 and August 31: 11-6

September 1: 11-5

Please check the bulletin and signs posted throughout camp for updates on these hours.

Looking Ahead - It's not too early to make plans to attend and/or participate in the 2017 International Turnfest in Berlin, Germany.  Scott and I are planning to arrange a group tour to attend the upcoming festival which is held every 4 years in late May/Early June. In the past, the Long Island, NY Turners have organized group tours to the festival and it is our intention to contact them for information and to work with a travel professional to arrange a 10 day (give or take a day or two) trip for Illinois District Turners with possible pre/post trip options for those who would like to see other cities in Europe. We can't think of anything more fun than raising a toast in an authentic German Beer Garden with our fellow Turner friends.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please see me or drop me an email and we will keep you informed as the plans develop...... Pam Lau      plauquilts@sbcglobal.net


Founders Day €“ a big thank you to Roy Fenton for reviving and reinvigorating our Founder Day parade and A-Field celebration for the past three years!!!  Roy would like to transition coordination of the 2015 parade and festivities to a new coordinator.  He will share his thoughts on what has worked well for him, but there’s always room for new ideas and fresh enthusiasm!  Please consider taking on this important camp event and taking it into the next 100 years.  Please see me (Scott Lau) or email me if you are interested at itc119rules@hotmail.com.

Cottage for Sale €“ no bids were received on cottage #44, so the District Council has extended the sealed bidding period until the next District Council meeting on September 22.  The minimum bid is $1,100.  Your bid must be submitted with a check for the full bid amount.  In your bid, please note which Society you belong to and how long you'€™ve been a member.  Bidders must be a member of an Illinois District Society for at least the three previous 3 months.

Elgin Softball Tourney €“ Its Labor Day weekend and that means the Randy Drews Memorial Softball Tournament is just a week away on September 6 & 7.  The tournament begins bright and early Saturday and Sunday morning up on the A-Field.  Cold drinks and great food are available from mid-morning to late afternoon.  Saturday night the party moves down to the Rathskeller.  There will be a steak dinner from 5:30p-8p, with a hot dog plate available for kids.  At 8:30p DJ Ed will be playing all your favorites till the wee hours.

All Turner Picnic €“ the fun continues with activities on Friday & Saturday September 12 & 13.  Friday night the grill will be open with steaks, pizza, and whatever fried goodies are still available.  Come grab a bite to eat and then join in the Card Tournament.  On Saturday participate in the Bags tournament in the afternoon and have a burger or brat at the old fashioned cook out.  Then DJ Ed will be playing your favorites for one last time to close out our 100th season.

Baers Picnic  September 19-21 the Baers are planning some good Turner fun.  Hudson-McCoy will be playing Friday night at 8p.  Watch for picnic flyers around camp for further details of the weekend.

Tuna, Tuna, Tuna  the Tuna Tournament is September 26-27.  Come out Friday night to start the party and wake up early to fish for Tuna.  If fishing isn'€™t your bag, play bags at the beach.  Good food, fun, friends and libations all weekend!

Fall Events  while the fun at Turner Camp winds down after September, our Turner Societies have some great events that allow you to see your Turner friends all year long.  Please support each other’s events and have some fun,

  • October 11  District Paintball outing at Paintball Explosion (Santa’s Village).  This is great fun for all ages, 10 years and older.  This is great for beginners to veteran'€™s warriors.  Come out and target your favorite liberal!  See Nick Barts, Charlie Gloppe or the fliers posted for more info.

  • October 12  Bears game brunch with food, drink and games at Northwest Turners.  A shuttle will be available for rides to the hall from Turner Camp for just $10 round trip.

  • November 1  1450 dinner dance at Elgin Turners.  For $50 (or there about) a couple you get two prime rib dinners, music to dance to, and the chance to win cash!

  • November 15th  Aurora Turners Ham & Turkey raffle.  Come to Aurora for food, fun, and a chance to win great prizes!

  • December 6  Lincoln Turners Fall Party.  Held in the historic Dank Haus, the Chicago German Cultural Center.  Join Lincoln for a great buffet of home style ethnic food, libations, and music, to kick off the Holiday Celebration season with your Turner friends!

Recycling - The recycling program continues to be a success thanks to all of us contributing to the effort. As you are probably aware, we have made separate containers for recycling cans so the youth program could collect them, and in turn bring them to the recycling facility to collect money for them. Well that worked also. So far the committee has received $250.00 for those cans!!!!! Yes!!! That’s $250.00 that otherwise would have gone unrealized and the cans would have gone in the garbage. This is extra money for the kids and less garbage in the landfills. Nice job Turners!

Speaking of those cans, there will be extra bins up on Beer Mountain to put those empties into, so look for them so we can keep generating money for our kids.

Some continuing activities please break down those boxes and crush your plastic bottles when placing them in the recycling bin. The space gained is unbelievable!!

The appearance of our precious camp continues to improve in part due to the recycling program and we want to thank each and every one of you for your contributions. We made it better folks. We really did it!!!See you all at Bocci on the 30th!
Buildings and grounds


Kitchen  as many of you are aware, our long time Kitchen Committee chairperson Barb Gebhart has announced her retirement from that role at the end of this season.  This coupled with last year’s retirement of her right hand committee member Donna Litza has left a big hole in camp food service operations.  We will dearly miss the efforts of both of these ladies and really appreciate all their efforts and tasty cuisine over the years.  They have set a high bar to follow.  But follow it we must.  In the off season the Camp Committee will be considering how to go about coordinating our food service operations moving forward.  So in that spirit we are looking for anyone who would like to pitch in and make a contribution, no matter how big or how small.  Here are a couple of possibilities:

  • Prep a meal to be served Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night as a €œSpecial€ that would serve 20-30 meals

  • Prep and oversee the crew to serve a meal that would serve 60 -€“ 120 meals

  • Help orient the Saturday/Sunday volunteer snack bar crew upon start of their shift and/or help the end shift shut things down

  • Any other thoughts or ideas you might have.

If you can help and/or have any ideas for us to consider, please email them to me at itc119rules@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

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

 
Camp Bulletin Week Twelve 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:36

Week Twelve 2014

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.

Caretaker We are pleased to announce that Dave Cross has accepted the role as the new Illinois Turner Camp caretaker. He will start September 1, and will live in alternate housing while the caretaker house is brought up to snuff. Dave will be a great addition to the ITC team! Please join me in welcoming him aboard.

Cottages for Bid The Illinois District have two cottages up for bid. Cottage #44 next to the playhouse has a minimum bid of $1,100. Cottage #68 is the brick cottage on Beer Mountain has a minimum bid of $1,500. Please submit sealed bids to a District Council member by the August 25 District Council meeting. To submit a bid you must be a Turner member and your bid should include a check for payment of your bid amount. Your check will not be cashed until your bid has been approved by the Council and you have been notified. Bids submitted without a check will not be considered .

Entertainment in addition to DJ Ed on Saturday nights, we have some great entertainment lined up for next weekend. Don’t miss out!

Fri. Aug. 29 – Sidetrack Band

Ladies Auxiliary Anyone that would like to view the movies that were shown at the Ladies House for the Cultural exhibit at our 100th Anniversary Celebration can view them at the following site: cottageowners.org

Youth Thank you for a wonderful summer! We are looking forward to next summer and creating more wonderful memories!





If you are interested in applying to be a counselor next summer, please complete the application found at http://goo.gl/9GwfZp. You must be 15 prior to June 1, 2015 and have American Red Cross certifications for lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED. Applications must be completed by November 1, 2014 and interviews will be held in January 2015.

After program pool hours for the upcoming weeks are as follows:

August 23 and August 24: 11-6

August 25-August 29: 1-6

August 30 and August 31: 11-6

September 1: 11-5

Please check the bulletin and signs posted throughout camp for updates on these hours.

Recycling - The recycling program continues to be a success thanks to all of us contributing to the effort. As you are probably aware, we have made separate containers for recycling cans so the youth program could collect them, and in turn bring them to the recycling facility to collect money for them. Well that worked also. So far the committee has received $250.00 for those cans!!!!! Yes!!! That’s $250.00 that otherwise would have gone unrealized and the cans would have gone in the garbage. This is extra money for the kids and less garbage in the landfills. Nice job Turners! Speaking of those cans, there will be extra bins up on Beer Mountain to put those empties into, so look for them so we can keep generating money for our kids. Some continuing activities please break down those boxes and crush your plastic bottles when placing them in the recycling bin. The space gained is unbelievable!! The appearance of our precious camp continues to improve in part due to the recycling program and we want to thank each and every one of you for your contributions. We made it better folks. We really did it!!! See you all at Bocci on the 30th! Buildings and grounds

Kitchen – as many of you are aware, our long time Kitchen Committee chairperson Barb Gebhart has announced her retirement from that role at the end of this season. This coupled with last year’s retirement of her right hand committee member Donna Litza has left a big hole in camp food service operations. We will dearly miss the efforts of both of these ladies and really appreciate all their efforts and tasty cuisine over the years. They have set a high bar to follow. But follow it we must. In the off season the Camp Committee will be considering how to go about coordinating our food service operations moving forward. So in that spirit we are looking for anyone who would like to pitch in and make a contribution, no matter how big or how small. Here are a couple of possibilities:

  • Prep a meal to be served Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night as a “Special” that would serve 20-30 meals

  • Prep and oversee the crew to serve a meal that would serve 60 – 120 meals

  • Help orient the Saturday/Sunday volunteer snack bar crew upon start of their shift and/or help the end shift shut things down

  • Any other thoughts or ideas you might have.

  • If you can help and/or have any ideas for us to consider, please email them to me at itc119rules@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Bocci Ball – Plan on bringing a non-perishable food item to Beer Mountain the day of the Bocci Ball tournament. Items will be given to the food pantry of McHenry County. Thank you Mary Becker

Thank you to Lili Fuji for her beautiful Turner Song – There’s a place with no worries, no pains. There’s a place where it never rains. The whole world thinks we’re a bunch of insanes well here it never rains. In this ground where we proudly march we were found beneath this arch and in this ground we’ve forever marked our names. Here where it never rains. I can hear the people singing of how we’ll live until we die. Grow old with me my dear and promise me forever here. Take away my fears for another hundred years you made me. So honey here’s to you. Hold me near and grow old with me my dear. Remember when we were small and still since then I love you all. These moments always run through my veins. Here where it never rains. And that man who made our land he would become what we now know our beautiful home.

Burn Pit at the Beach - Thank you to Joe & Lori Cottage 1A for cleaning the burn pit at the Beach. The Burn Pit is for burning and not for dirt and other debris. These two things have to go to the dump. Two days after Joe and Lori cleaned up there were logs and weeds put by their black walnut tree. Keep burnables away from the tree and put it at the bottom of the hill. Please and thank you Pat Kennelly

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



Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 11:24
 
Camp Bulletin Week Eleven 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:22

Week Eleven 2014

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.



National Convention €“ as many of you know we are hosting the National Convention of the American Turners this weekend.  Many of you are already attending as voting delegates.  If you are not a delegate you can still attend as a guest and see what the National Turners organization is all about.  At the opening session Friday night, 1985 Super Bowl Bear Kurt Becker is the Convention keynote speaker.  I encourage you to come and hear his inspirational message.  I also encourage you to join us for any and all of the meals and mingle with our out of town Turner guests and help them see what the Illinois District and Turner Camp is all about.  If you’d like to give a tour and show off camp, please be at the Rathskeller between 11a-1p.

Caretaker Update €“ The District Council has extended an offer of employment to a highly-qualified candidate for the position of ITC Caretaker.  We expect the formal acceptance and other paperwork to be wrapped up this week – and anticipate we can announce our new Caretaker – and his expected start date - in the bulletin next week.  Pat Kennelly will be helping the new Caretaker transition into the role over the next couple of weeks as Pat gets ready to head back to Florida.  I’d like to thank the chairman of the hiring committee, Jim Roth, and committee members, Shawn Stevenson, Howard Boress, Kevin Dahm, and Nick Barts for their efforts.  They developed the candidate-sourcing strategy, placed the hiring ads, and sifted through 50+ different applicants to narrow the search down to the most qualified applicants.  Interviews were then conducted to determine the finalists, and then additional interviews were done with the finalists.  We had a number of well qualified candidates which made it a tough decision.  We are confident our new Caretaker will have a strong and sustained impact on managing our property for the safety and enjoyment of Cottage Owners, District Turners, and their guests.  

Photograph €“ A BIG THANKS TO DON TRUNNELL AND NICOLE GEBHARDT. Both Don and Nicole took pictures for 3 days during the 100 year Centennial weekend. We will have great memories forever both in our mind and in photography. Roy Fenton







Cottages for Bid €“ The Illinois District has two cottages up for bid.  Cottage #44 next to the playhouse has a minimum bid of $1,100.  Cottage #68 is the brick cottage on Beer Mountain has a minimum bid of $1,500.  Please submit sealed bids to a District Council member by the August 25 District Council meeting.  To submit a bid you must be a Turner member and your bid should include a check for payment of your bid amount.  Your check will not be cashed until your bid has been approved by the Council and you have been notified.  Bids submitted without a check will not be considered


Entertainment €“ in addition to DJ Ed on Saturday nights, we have some great entertainment lined up over the next few weekends.  Don’t miss out!

  • Fri. Aug. 15 €“ Frank Sinatra – Rat Pack tribute

  • Fri. Aug. 29 €“ Sidetrack Band

Ladies Auxiliary Anyone that would like to view the movies that were shown at the Ladies House for the Cultural exhibit at our 100th Anniversary Celebration, can view them at the following site:

cottageowners.org


Youth Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 Final Show! The Youth Committee and the STAFF would also like to thank everyone who contributed towards making the show a huge success, especially, the stage crew and our wonderful artists. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you!

Congratulations to last week’s Campers of the Week: Lexi Garelli and Keith Koehler; and last week’s Swimmers of the Week: Ula Domenz Bigosinska, Lexi Garelli, Michaela Valentine, Katie Valentine, Griffin Dahm, and Nick Lingner. Great job!! A special congratulations goes to Addie Tuecke and Nick Lingner who were the 2014 Alfred O’Wild winners! Great work!

Applications for people interested in being a counselor for the 2015 Summer will be available soon! Please check the website or stop by the pool for a copy of the application. All applications are due by Saturday, November 1, 2014 to Ashley Stevenson.

After program pool hours for the upcoming weeks are as follows:

August 15-17: 11-6

August 18-August 22: 12-6

August 23 and August 24: 11-6

August 25-August 29: 1-6

August 30 and August 31: 11-6

September 1: 11-5

Please check the bulletin and signs posted throughout camp for updates on these hours.

Recycling What a wonderful celebration we had!!!Our thanks to all the people involved in making our hundredth anniversary such a success and a special shout out to Nick Bart's. Well done my friend. A few reminders regarding the recycling program. Please no styrofoam in the recycling bin. We have had phone calls from the refuse company stating this is a continuing issue. If they have to pull it out manually they will charge us. Also, please break down any boxes that are put in the bin. This includes cardboard boxes and beer boxes. This will allow us to fit more material in the same bin, possibly allowing us to continue this program without having the need for another bin. Another bin would mean more cost which could possibly result in an increase in everyone's ground lease expenses. We would all like to avoid that if we can. One last item, in the same spirit as breaking down boxes, please remove the caps from plastic bottles and crush the bottles as best you can to again allow more space in the bin. Again folks, thank you for your help in making this program as successful as it has been. Remember it's our camp, treasure it don't trash it. Uncle Sam

Big Parking Lot - Whenever possible please park in organized rows in order to maximize the amount of parking spaces available. Also DO NOT block access to the garbage or recycling dumpsters. Please leave enough room for emergency vehicles to get through in an emergency.

Poker Players - Wednesday night poker games have begun. We start and end around 10p in the Raths pool room. Please enter through the back door and bring your change.

Kitchen €“ as many of you are aware, our long time Kitchen Committee chairperson Barb Gebhart has announced her retirement from that role at the end of this season.  This coupled with last year’s retirement of her right hand committee member Donna Litza has left a big hole in camp food service operations.  We will dearly miss the efforts of both of these ladies and really appreciate all their efforts and tasty cuisine over the years.  They have set a high bar to follow.  But follow it we must.  In the off season the Camp Committee will be considering how to go about coordinating our food service operations moving forward.  So in that spirit we are looking for anyone who would like to pitch in and make a contribution, no matter how big or how small.  Here are a couple of possibilities:

         Prep a meal to be served Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night as a “Special” that would serve 20-30 meals

         Prep and oversee the crew to serve a meal that would serve 60 – 120 meals

         Help orient the Saturday/Sunday volunteer snack bar crew upon start of their shift and/or help the end shift shut things down

         Any other thoughts or ideas you might have.

If you can help and/or have any ideas for us to consider, please email them to me at itc119rules@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Bocci Ball €“ Plan on bringing a non-perishable food item to Baer Mountain the day of the Bocci Ball tournament. Items will be given to the food pantry of McHenry County. Thank you Mary Becker

Thank you to Lili Fuji for her beautiful Turner Song – There’s a place with no worries, no pains. There’s a place where it never rains. The whole world thinks we’re a bunch of insanes well here it never rains. In this ground where we proudly march we were found beneath this arch and in this ground we’ve forever marked our names. Here where it never rains. I can hear the people singing of how we’ll live until we die. Grow old with me my dear and promise me forever here. Take away my fears for another hundred years you made me. So honey here’s to you. Hold me near and grow old with me my dear. Remember when we were small and still since then I love you all. These moments always run through my veins. Here where it never rains. And that man who made our land he would become what we now know our beautiful home.

Burn Pit at the Beach Thank you to Joe & Lori Cottage 1A for cleaning the burn pit @ the Beach. The Burn Pit is for burning and not for dirt and other debris. These two things have to go to the dump. Two days after Joe and Lori cleaned up there was logs and weeds put by their black walnut tree. Keep burnable away from the tree and put it at the bottom of the hill. Please and Thank you Pat Kennelly

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



Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 14:53
 
Camp Bulletin Week Ten 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Friday, 22 August 2014 14:16

Week Ten 2014

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Coming Events – Next week’s Fish Fry Special is German Sausage Plate.

Parking – with the big crowds in camp for Founders Day weekend the parking was a bit difficult. Many areas were used to park that are normally off limits to parking. Now that we are returning to more normal cottage occupancy, please refrain from parking near your cottage or your neighbor’s cottage unless you have received handicapped parking privileges from the camp committee.

Entertainment – we have some great live entertainment planned for the last month of the camp season. This Friday the Wiggle-Os will be bringing their acoustic guitar act to the Rathskeller Bier Garden following the youth program awards. Next week Friday immediately following the National Convention Opening General Session (approximately 9p) will be the Rat Pack Impersonators. They’ll do their own stylings of those songs plus many, many more. They’ve been popular at Northwest Turner parties.

Turner Love – when you next see the following people please give them a pat on the back for all their efforts to help make the 100th Anniversary Celebration so special. Everything came together and in true Turner fashion it was a great team effort. Roy Fenton for planning the Founders Day parade and program for the past three years and reviving a great Turner Camp tradition. Nick Barts for planning a weekend for of great activities and entertainment, and thinking about all the logistics. Pat Kennelly for coming out of retirement to help the camp operations running seamlessly. Kevin Dahm, Curt Litza, Howard Boress, Ross Hugi, Adam Strong, Pam Lau, Nick Barts, and others I’m sure for doing such a fantastic job on the planning and creation of centennial park – it certainly exceeded my expectations! Barb Gebhart, Donna & Cory Litza and crew for planning and ordering logistics, food prep, and an awesome Founder Day dinner. Shawn Stevenson and Barb for keeping all the finances straight. Chuck Daly and crew for a wonderful A-Field barbeque. Howard Boress for all the tractor work on roadways and trees, and electrical power for the entertainment. Art Stevenson and JR Barts for all the little things. The Fish Fry crew Jim Gerstbrein (master fry man), Randy Roe (senior fry man), Tom Webb (the ringer), Timmy Zbinden (the apprentice) for your help with Thursday prep and a record setting Fish Fry. Marc Koehler and the bar committee for all pitching in and helping out when things got crazy busy. Petra Croneigh and Donna Litza for decorating the Raths & Dining Hall and making it extra special. The Dorn and Mutert families for the painting, landscaping, and sprucing up in and around the Raths and office. And I’m sure there’s plenty more I’m missing, but not intentionally. Let’s keep this spirit of Turner volunteerism alive keep camp strong for the next 100 years! Scott Lau

National Turner Convention – we are pleased and proud to host the 75th American Turners National Convention here at camp next weekend August 15-17. The general sessions will be held in the dining hall, while various committee meetings will be held throughout the Rathskeller and Dining Hall Saturday morning and afternoon. Many of you are registered to attend as delegates, but guests are welcome to attend and observe the general sessions as well. On Friday night we have Kurt Becker, former 1985 Super Bowl Bear, to help kick the convention off with his inspirational message. Please welcome all the out of town Turners and show them the ITC fun, fellowship, and love!

Restaurant Update – please note the following changes and cancellations. If you were assigned a volunteer duty for one of these cancellations, please contact Donna Litza at chefbigd59@hotmail.com to find out where you can best help out at a meal event in August.

  • Sun. Aug 10 - Breakfast back on – thanks to the Kennelly & Stevenson Family cooks!!!

  • Sun. Aug 10 - 5pm Raths Dinner cancelled (in lieu of Roy Hugi memorial that day)

    Entertainment – in addition to DJ Ed on Saturday nights, we have some great entertainment lined up over the next few weekends. Don’t miss out!

  • Fri. Aug. 15 – Frank Sinatra – Rat Pack tribute

  • Fri. Aug. 29 – Sidetrack Band

  • In remembrance of Roy Hugi - Memorial Church Service will be on August 10, 2014 starting at 12:00 pm

    Location: Faith Community United Church of Christ 2023 Rt 176 at Bay View Beach Rd Pairie Grove IL

    Lunch to follow at 1:30pm location:

D'Andrea Banquets 4419 US 14 Crystal Lake, IL

Ladies Auxiliary Thanks to all that contributed to the historical display at the Ladies House for our 100th Anniversary of Turner Camp. Also, thanks to all for everything that was done to make the weekend so successful and something to add to our book of memories.

Youth Congratulations, 2014 Staff, on maintaining a fun and exciting youth program for over 50 campers this summer! Many ITC families thank you endlessly for your efforts in keeping our kids motivated and entertained throughout their summer vacation. A huge Turner Clap goes out to all of those involved in the Turner Camp Youth Program. Let’s honor last week’s Camper of the Week: Amy Sawicki & Kris Mrazek; and Swimmer of the Week: Sebastian Muntaner, Isaac Byrne, Sierra Baumann, Jackson Garelli, Avyn Alairys, & Madison Dahm The final show is taking place this Saturday, August 9th in the Sugar Bowl at 7:30pm. Consider joining the youth program as we celebrate “100 Years of ITC”.

In case you missed your opportunity to purchase 100 Year Celebration goodies, the Youth Committee will host a special sale, including honorary glass steins and drink coolies. Also, a one time only, Illinois Turner Camp 100 Year Celebration T-shirt sale! All sales must be paid cash at time of purchase. All T-shirts are short sleeved cotton, and will display the Turner Camp emblem with a special recognition for 100 years. Price for youth size is $10 and price for adult size is $15. CASH ONLY. All sales will take place the night of the show between 6:45pm and 7:15pm. Please plan accordingly.

Recycling What a wonderful celebration we had!!!Our thanks to all the people involved in making our hundredth anniversary such a success and a special shout out to Nick Bart's. Well done my friend. A few reminders regarding the recycling program. Please no styrofoam in the recycling bin. We have had phone calls from the refuse company stating this is a continuing issue. If they have to pull it out manually they will charge us. Also, please break down any boxes that are put in the bin. This includes cardboard boxes and beer boxes. This will allow us to fit more material in the same bin, possibly allowing us to continue this program without having the need for another bin. Another bin would mean more cost which could possibly result in an increase in everyone's ground lease expenses. We would all like to avoid that if we can. One last item, in the same spirit as breaking down boxes, please remove the caps from plastic bottles and crush the bottles as best you can to again allow more space in the bin. Again folks, thank you for your help in making this program as successful as it has been. Remember it's our camp, treasure it don't trash it. Uncle Sam Big Parking Lot - Whenever possible please park in organized rows in order to maximize the amount of parking spaces available. Also DO NOT block access to the garbage or recycling dumpsters. Please leave enough room for emergency vehicles to get through in an emergency.

Poker Players - Wednesday night poker games have begun. We start and end around 10p in the Raths pool room. Please enter through the back door and bring your change.

Results of Golf Outing The 2014 Prize on Every Hole Two Person Scramble Golf Tournament held on July 26 at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course was well attended. This year’s Champions are Ann Jenkins and Lindy Tiberi (lady’s), Richard Kaczmarski and Robert Haderlein (men’s). The Golf Chairman’s staff Cheryl Mittlacher, Sue Allen, Laurie Haderlein, Lindy Tiberi, Jeanne Haderlein, and Bill Haderlein did a great job. A special thanks to Ann Jenkins, Bob Haderlein, Jim Roth, Cheri Dalbke, and Janeen Hain for helping with the Raffle Table Prizes. Lastly Thanks to Sue Knisley and her staff for the delicious meal. Bob Haderlein

Results of Volley Ball Tournament - The 4 person volleyball tournament held on July 19th had 62 players pm a 12 team in 2 divisions. There were many new faces playing this year, which is always great to see. The A division was won by Llyod Kusch, Greg Kusch, Dan Hetland and Dave Zweifel. The Burkman Family team won B division for the 2nd year in a row. Thanks to Bill Alles for getting the courts into perfect shape. Bob Haderlein

Bocci Ball – Plan on bringing a non-perishable food item to Baer Mountain the day of the Bocci Ball tournament. Items will be given to the food pantry of McHenry County. Thank you Mary Becker

Thank you to Lili Fuji for her beautiful Turner Song – There’s a place with no worries, no pains. There’s a place where it never rains. The whole world thinks we’re a bunch of insanes well here it never rains. In this ground where we proudly march we were found beneath this arch and in this ground we’ve forever marked our names. Here where it never rains. I can hear the people singing of how we’ll live until we die. Grow old with me my dear and promise me forever here. Take away my fears for another hundred years you made me. So honey here’s to you. Hold me near and grow old with me my dear. Remember when we were small and still since then I love you all. These moments always run through my veins. Here where it never rains. And that man who made our land he would become what we now know our beautiful home.

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Camp Bulletin Week Nine 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Chris Mostyn   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:03

Week Nine 2014

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.























IT IS HERE!!!!! HAPPY 100’S YEARS TO THE TURNER FAMILY. LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN!!!!

From Pat Kennelly Thank you to Roy Fenton for getting our flag pole at the A Field (with help from

the FRG Fire Department) back up and flying proud. HOW COOL!! Barb & Frank Dorn, Becker &

Mutert Families for all your work around the Raths and Front Gate. Hugi & Storm family for

Centennial Park landscaping. Thank you to Roy Fenton and Jerry Naegele for repairing and painting

the steps on the path above the Baren Hohle. If I missed anyone THANK YOU!!! Pat

Centennial Park Thank you to the following for all of your help. Sod & fence Ross Hugi, Ryan

Kirschner, Adam Strong, Luke Hugi, & Suzi Hugi Flower boxes & garden Adam Strong, Pat Becker,

& Suzi Hugi Arch Kurt Litza, & Kevin Dahm Digging & Cement JR Barts, Jerry Naegele, & Jim Roth.

Blocks A BIG THANK YOU TO Dave Myers of Unique Landscaping for donating the block. If I have

missed anyone a big THANK YOU Suzi Hugi

From Howard I would like to Thank Pat Kennelly for all his hard work and stepping up to take over

the role of Caretaker for this season. He is doing a GREAT job. I would like to thank all of the

other volunteers that have stepped up to start and complete projects that really needed to be

done. Howard

Materials Please note that the gravel, dirt and other materials located at the front gate have been

purchase specifically for camp’s 100 year celebration. We don’t need to stop after the 100 year so

if you are doing a project and need materials please let me know and we can help you get the

material. Thank you Howard

Pool The memorial swimming pool fund greatly appreciated the many generous donations in

memory of Glen Mittlacher and Ron Borack. L. Koenig















Restaurant Update – please note the following changes and cancellations. If you were assigned a

volunteer duty for one of these cancellations, please contact Donna Litza at

chefbigd59@hotmail.com to find out where you can best help out at a meal event in August.

 Sun. Aug 3 - 12-2 pm Snack counter cancelled

 Sun. Aug 3 - Pot Roast dinner replaces Wiener Schnitzel @ 5pm

 Sun. Aug 10 - Breakfast back on – thanks to the Kennelly & Stevenson Family cooks!!!

 Sun. Aug 10 - 5pm Raths Dinner cancelled (in lieu of Roy Hugi memorial that day)

Fish Fry – Founders Day special is Smoked Butt Mitt Kraut. The next two weekends are going to be

very busy. Remember we start serving at 5:30p every Friday (5p on convention weekend). So

come early, beat the crowds and have a full choice of what to eat.

COUNSELOR APPRECIATION DINNER Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 in the Raths.

Please bring a PARTY SIZE dish to pass or if you prefer, monetary donations may be given to Pam Lau

(cottage 119) to cover additional food and supplies. Thank you Pam Lau and Chris Mostyn

Open house for Jerry and Joan Saturday 8/2

It's the 80th birthday celebration!! - Everyone is welcome to stop by for a cheers to 80 years!!

The party if from 3-5 (during a break time during the 100th anniversary activities)! We will have everything

set up between our two cottages. Plenty to drink - and some appetizers too!

Entertainment – in addition to DJ Ed on Saturday nights, we have some great entertainment lined

up over the next few weekends. Don’t miss out!


  • Fri. Aug. 1 – Hudson-McCoy Band

  • Sat. Aug. 2 – Sugar High

  • Sun. Aug. 3 – Oom Pah Band

  • Fri. Aug. 8 – The Wiggle-O’s

  • Fri. Aug. 5 – Frank Sinatra – Rat Pack tribute

  • Fri. Aug. 29 – Sidetrack Band

Thanks, Scott Lau

In remembrance of Roy Hugi - Memorial Church Service will be on August 10, 2014 starting at

12:00 pm

Location: Faith Community United Church of Christ

2023 Rt 176 at Bay View Beach Rd Pairie Grove IL

Lunch to follow at 1:30pm location:

D'Andrea Banquets 4419 US 14 Crystal Lake, IL

Ladies Auxiliary Anyone submitting any cultural items for display at the Ladies House, there will be someone

there on Saturday morning at 9 AM to receive them.Doors will open and items displayed from 2 PM until 4

PM. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you all there. Thank you Ann Trankle

T-shirts, T-shirts, T-shirts get them while they are hot. A table will set up in the Rath's Friday

July 25th from 530-830. The candy store also has some for sale. Designs by Jeff Tuecke (front of

shirt) and Ann Trankle (sleeve).Cost is $10.00 for the t-shirts

Youth Congratulations to last week’s Camper of the Week: Addison DeRusha and Ben Lingner; and

Swimmer of the Week: Lia Ganatos,Thomas Odena, Maggie Odena, Jack Gunderson, Nick Lingner,

and Nick Gerstbrien. Keep up the great work campers! 2014 Swim Meet was a success! Thank you

to all who participated. It was nice to see such great skill within our campers! Congratulations to all

who were honored with ribbons and medals. Another great week up at the shelter. Counselors and

campers have been busily competing in events this week to see which Olympic Team takes home the

gold. Winners are announced tonight after weekly awards! Next Saturday, August 9th, wraps up our

Youth Program for the summer. Come see our final show at the Sugar Bowl as our campers and

counselors celebrate 100 Years of ITC. Erin Lau is looking for someone to video record the

show. Please contact her at your earliest convenience if you’re interested.

Recycling - Our new recycling program continues to improve every week thanks to all of you who

are participating. We are doing the right thing for our children, our beloved camp and our

environment. All of you should feel very proud of our results!

All of the refuse areas in camp are much cleaner and safer because of everyone's efforts. This is

going to make for an even more enjoyable 100th anniversary celebration and really show off our

camp at its best to our visiting friends.

We know we still have improvements to make but we all have made great strides in a very short

period of time and all of us should be very proud of that accomplishment.

Well done campers!!! Also a big shout-out to the Youth Committee and the Baers for all your help!

Also PLEASE DO NOT park directly in front of either the garbage bins or the recycle bin in the big

parking lot. By doing so prevents the bins from being emptied.

If you have any suggestions or input please let us know and we will take care of it. Once again

thank you for your assistance with this vital program. Remember it's our camp Treasure it, don't

trash it! Building and Grounds

Big Parking Lot - Whenever possible please park in organized rows in order to maximize the

amount of parking spaces available. Also DO NOT block access to the garbage or recycling

dumpsters. Please leave enough room for emergency vehicles to get through in an emergency.

Poker Players - Wednesday night poker games have begun. We start and end around 10p in the

Raths pool room. Please enter through the back door and bring your change.

Bocci Ball – Plan on bringing a non-perishable food item to Baer Mountain the day of the Bocci Ball

tournament. Items will be given to the food pantry of McHenry County. Thank you Mary Becker

Breakfast – Thank you to my family and friends for a great Sunday Breakfast. We had so much fun

and the food was great! We are looking forward to the Kennelly/Stevenson/Williams breakfast on

Sunday Aug. 10. Chris Mostyn

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

 
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