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Camp Bulletin Week Thirteen 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lau   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:03

Week Thirteen 2013

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.






Thank You! Donations of over $2,000 have been donated to the Memorial Swimming Pool Fund in the name of Clara Zweifel. Thanks to all Turners for their generosity. Barbie Zweifel

Paving the Way for the 100th Anniversary......... Order your bricks now while it is fresh in your mind.  While there is no current deadline for our brick order, and we will continue to order them as long as there is a demand it would be great to get as many orders as possible before everyone packs up and heads home.  To facilitate this I will be up on the hill all day  for the Bocce Ball Tournament.   I will have order forms available and will be accepting orders all day.  The 8" x 4" bricks are $35 and the larger 8" x 8" bricks are $50.  Order forms as well as a letter describing the project are available on the Turner website illinoisturners.org.  For additional information or to place an order see Pam Lau: Phone 847-875-4951, email plauquilts@sbcglobal.net Creativity is encouraged!

100th Anniversary Design Contest 100 year anniversary August of 2014 -  There will be a contest for the best design to be on the 100 year anniversary T-Shirt.  Please don't delay and get your design in by September 18th, 2013.  There will be a $100.00 gift card for the winner to be chosen by the cultural committee.  You can give your design to Sue Muntaner, Sue Potthast, Gerry Malone or Sue Knisley.  We will be letting the winner know in early October.  Don't delay since we won't be taking any designs after September 18th, 2013.  WTG - Sue Knisley

Paint Ball Even though Summer is still in full swing we are pleased to announce a new District event for this fall. On October 19th 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 Barts

Restaurant Kitchen is still open. Lunch counter Saturday night 6:00pm. Sunday is must go 5:00pm, Cornish Hen, Meatloaf, Chicken Ala King in a bread bowl are just a few of the must go items, come on down and enjoy. Monday is bring an Appetizer to the Raths Party at 11:00am. Thank you for all your support this summer. The Kitchen Committee.

Bulletin Our weekly and soon to be District bulletin is edited and published by me, Scott Lau. If you would like something included, please contact me via email slau@trustmarkins.com, by Tuesday for the next weekend’s bulletin. Please include your name and if you’re writing on behalf of any particular organization.

District Bulletin Beginning in September a monthly Illinois District Bulletin will be published highlighting activities of our five societies, along with District Baers activities. There really are a lot of great activities, parties, and celebrations that occur throughout the year to take advantage of. To receive this new bulletin via email you will need to register at our website, www.illinoisturners.org. Or you can go directly to this link http://illinoisturners.org/component/user/register.html and register there. Keep informed of the Turner goings on all year long!!!




Youth Applications for people interested in being a counselor for the 2014 Summer are available! Please check the website or stop by the pool for a copy of the application. All applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2013 to Ashley Stevenson.

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

August 26-August 30: 1-6

August 31 and September 1: 11-6

September 2: 11-5

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

100th Anniversary The 100th anniversary of Alfred Wild and other intrepid Turners founding Turner Camp is now being planned for August 1-3, 2014. People are stepping forward and taking charge of pieces of the weekend and we really appreciate that! See below for more “Help Wanted”. If interested see Scott Lau, Nick Barts, or Roy Fenton for further information.

Saturday Dinner Coordinator – could be grilled German Sausages sandwiches on the grill or could be some other German favorite. We’ll work with you to let your creative culinary skills shine.

Fall Events The fun doesn’t end with Labor but keeps on going into the fall and beyond!!! Put these events on your calendar.

Elgin Softball Tournament

Sep 7 – Kick the weekend off at the Barenhole

Sep 8 – Softball, grill and drinks on the A-Field, Chef Scott’s Filet w/Parmesan Cheese Crust at 6p in the Raths w/DJ to follow

Sep 9 – Softball, Bears game, grill and drinks on the A-Field

All Turner Picnic

Sep 14 – Last chance at Filet w/garlic Parmesan Cheese Crust & maybe a little Texas Hold’m

Sep 15 – Bags Tourney in the afternoon & DJ Ed in the evening – last night in the Raths!!!

Sep 16 – Bears Game & Yummy Food (TBD)

Northwest Baers Picnic

Sep 21 – Kick off the weekend at the Barenhole

Sep 22 – Bags tourney, Texas Hold’m, Live Entertainment

Sep 23 – Sunday afternoon dinner

Tuna Tournament

Sep 28 – Fun & Frivolity at the B-Hole, maybe a little Hold’m, who knows….?

Sep 29 – Tuna Tourney, Bags, Hot Dogs at the River, Awards & more fun/frivolity at the B-Hole

Sep 30 – Bears Game

October & Beyond

Bears Games

Oct 5 – Baers Oktoberfest theme, German Beer, food, fun

Oct 12 – Northwest Turners 750 Party at the NW Turner Hall (See Nick or JR Barts)

Oct 19 – District Paintball Event at Santa’s Village

District & NW Baers Meeting 3p

Oct 26 – Baers Halloween Party

Nov 2 - Elgin Turners 1450 Dinner & Dance (See Wayne Elste)


District Website Thank you to Dave Williams for continuing to update the Illinois District website and post and blast the weekly bulletin!!!

Cottage Owner Meeting Congratulations to your 2013-2014 Cottage Owner Officers!!!

Art Stevenson – President

Pat Kennelly – Vice-President

Cheri Dalbke – Secretary




Last Updated on Saturday, 31 August 2013 07:28
 
Camp Bulletin Week Twelve 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lau   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:53

Week Twelve 2013

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.






Paving the Way for the 100th Anniversary......... Order your bricks now while it is fresh in your mind.  While there is no current deadline for our brick order, and we will continue to order them as long as there is a demand it would be great to get as many orders as possible before everyone packs up and heads home.  To facilitate this I will be up on the hill all day  for the Bocce Ball Tournament.   I will have order forms available and will be accepting orders all day.  The 8" x 4" bricks are $35 and the larger 8" x 8" bricks are $50.  Order forms as well as a letter describing the project are available on the Turner website illinoisturners.org.  For additional information or to place an order see Pam Lau: Phone 847-875-4951, email plauquilts@sbcglobal.net Creativity is encouraged!

100th Anniversary Design Contest 100 year anniversary August of 2014 -  There will be a contest for the best design to be on the 100 year anniversary T-Shirt.  Please don't delay and get your design in by September 18th, 2013.  There will be a $100.00 gift card for the winner to be chosen by the cultural committee.  You can give your design to Sue Muntaner, Sue Potthast, Gerry Malone or Sue Knisley.  We will be letting the winner know in early October.  Don't delay since we won't be taking any designs after September 18th, 2013.  WTG - Sue Knisley

Paint Ball Even 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 Barts

Cottage 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. Cottage #87 $1500

Restaurant Summer is not over!!! Sunday the 25th we have changed the menu to Rueben Sandwiches and Super Grilled Sandwiches. Must Go on Sep 1 – lots of tasty bargains. The Kitchen Committee.

Bulletin Our weekly and soon to be District bulletin is edited and published by me, Scott Lau. If you would like something included, please contact me via email slau@trustmarkins.com, by Tuesday for the next weekend’s bulletin. Please include your name and if you’re writing on behalf of any particular organization.

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, www.illinoisturners.org. Or you can go directly to this link http://illinoisturners.org/component/user/register.html and register there. Keep informed of the Turner goings on all year long!!!








Youth Applications for people interested in being a counselor for the 2014 Summer are available! Please check the website or stop by the pool for a copy of the application. All applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2013 to Ashley Stevenson.

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

August 24 and August 25: 11-6

August 26-August 30: 1-6

August 31 and September 1: 11-6

September 2: 11-5

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

100th Anniversary The 100th anniversary of Alfred Wild and other intrepid Turners founding Turner Camp is now being planned for August 1-3, 2014. People are stepping forward and taking charge of pieces of the weekend and we really appreciate that!

Decorations Coordinator – Jeanine Kusch – Thanks for volunteering!!!

Photographer Coordinator – Don Trunnell – Thanks for volunteering!!!

Publicity Coordinator – Patti Graham – Thanks for volunteering!!!

Sunday Dinner – Donna Litza & Crew – Thanks for volunteering!!!


See below for more “Help Wanted”. If interested see Scott Lau, Nick Barts, or Roy Fenton for further information.

Saturday Dinner Coordinator – could be grilled German Sausages sandwiches on the grill or could be some other German favorite. We’ll work with you to let your creative culinary skills shine.


Fall Events The fun doesn’t end with Labor but keeps on going into the fall and beyond!!! Put these events on your calendar.


Elgin Softball Tournament

Sep 7 – kick the weekend off at the Barenhole

Sep 8 – softball, grill and drinks on the A-Field, Chef Scott’s Filet w/Parmesan Cheese Crust at 6p in the Raths w/DJ to follow

Sep 9 – softball, Bears game, grill and drinks on the A-Field


All Turner Picnic

Sep 14 – Last chance at Filet w?garlic Parmesan Cheese Crust & maybe a little Texas Hold’m

Sep 15 – Bags Tourney in the afternoon & DJ Ed in the evening – last night in the Raths!!!

Sep 16 – Bears Game & Yummy Food (TBD)


District Baers Picnic – Sep 21-23 – Activities & Food Forthcoming


Tuna Tournament

Sep 28 – Fun & Frivolity at the B-Hole, maybe a little Hold’m, who knows….?

Sep 29 – Tuna Tourney, Bags, Hot Dogs at the River, Awards & more fun/frivolity at the B-Hole

Sep 30 – Bears Game




 
Camp Bulletin Week Eleven 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lau   
Friday, 16 August 2013 10:00

Week Eleven 2013

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.






Raths 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 while it lasts. Don’t forget the Fish Fry’s still go every Friday till Labor Day. The last two weeks specials are, grilled lamb chops, and Moroccan Chicken. Don’t miss out on the tasty eats!

B-Ball Tourney The First Annual Illinois District Baers 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday 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 hboress@aol.com for more information. Nick Barts

Paint Ball Even 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 Barts

Get Involved! This 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 this Sunday 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 are welcome!!!

Cottage 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. Cottage #87 $1500

Bulletin Our weekly and soon to be District bulletin is edited and published by me, Scott Lau. If you would like something included, please contact me via email slau@trustmarkins.com, by Tuesday for the next weekend’s bulletin. Please include your name and if you’re writing on behalf of any particular organization.

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, www.illinoisturners.org. Or you can go directly to this link http://illinoisturners.org/component/user/register.html and register there. Keep informed of the Turner goings on all year long!!!






100th Anniversary Commemorative Brick Campaign - In Celebration of 100 Years of Illinois Turner Camp we will be selling Engraved Commemorative Bricks 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.

Restaurant Summer is not over, the Kitchen is still open and we have Specials left. The Bistro is a go on Saturday the 17th, we still have time slots left. See Donna or Jack to make your reservation. We have a menu change for Sunday the 18th, we will still have BLT's but we have added Gyros Sandwiches. Sunday the 25th we have changed the menu to Rueben Sandwiches and Super Grilled Sandwiches. The Kitchen Committee.

Youth Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 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: Kassidy Webb and Nick Gerstbrien; and last week’s Swimmers of the Week: Isaac Byrne, Addison DeRusha, Amy Sawicki, Griffin Dahm, Chloe Walsh, and Alyssa Garelli. Great job!! A special congratulations goes to Kaylin Lee and Nick Garelli who were the 2013 Alfred O’Wild winners! Great work!

Applications for people interested in being a counselor for the 2014 Summer are available! Please check the website or stop by the pool for a copy of the application. All applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2013 to Ashley Stevenson.

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

August 24 and August 25: 11-6

August 26-August 30: 1-6

August 31 and September 1: 11-6

September 2: 11-5

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

100th Anniversary The 100th anniversary of Alfred Wild and other intrepid Turners founding Turner Camp is now being planned for August 1-3, 2014. 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.

Decorations Coordinator (start early next summer)

Plan decorations & work with event committee to develop budget

Procure, recruit a crew, & coordinate set-up and take down of decorations

Photographer Coordinator – Don Trunnell – Thanks for volunteering!!!

Publicity Coordinator (start in early September to be ready for early October ground lease mailing)

Work with event committee to develop weekend event overview/brochure

Create 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.



 
Camp Bulletin Week Ten 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lau   
Saturday, 10 August 2013 11:06

Week Ten 2013

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.






Vehicle 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.

Raths 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!

Elgin Turners Is a short trip south on Rt 25 in Elgin and is open for dinner during the week.

Tuesdays – Spin the wheel for drinks and $.50 wings

Wednesdays – Burger Specials & $1 egg rolls

Thursdays – Aug 8 Rouladen Dinner,

B-Ball 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 hboress@aol.com for more information. Nick Barts

Paint Ball Even 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 Barts

Tennis 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

Get Involved! This 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 are welcome!!!

Bulletin Our weekly bulletin is edited and published by me, Scott Lau. If you would like something included, please contact me via email slau@trustmarkins.com, by Tuesday for the next weekend’s bulletin. Please include your name and if you’re writing on behalf of any particular organization.







Cottage 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.

Cottage #87 $1500

Founders Day 2013 When We Work Together Great Things 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: rjfenton5@gmail.com or in person here at camp. Thanks, Roy

Contest Winners were:

Float Cottage Decorations

Most German District Baers Norm Rogalski

Most Original Paddle Oar Peddle Pam/Scott Lau

Most Humorous Beer Mountain Becky/Jeff Tuecke


This 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. Thanks

A 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 Dinner !!   June Luneburg

100th Anniversary Commemorative Brick Campaign - In Celebration of 100 Years of Illinois Turner Camp we will be selling Engraved Commemorative Bricks 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.

Restaurant Last Breakfast 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 Crew.

Speeding Please 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.






Facility Problems If 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.

Camp Improvements If 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…..

Suggestions? Cottage Owners:  See 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

100th Anniversary The 100th 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.

Decorations Coordinator (start early next summer)

Plan decorations & work with event committee to develop budget

Procure decorations

Recruit a decorating crew

Coordinate set-up & take down of decorations

Photographer Coordinator (start early next summer)

Identify place/time for a large group panoramic photograph

Identify appropriate photographer

Work with publicity coordinator to publicize

Coordinate photography event with photographer

Take orders for photos and distribute photos when available

Publicity Coordinator (start in early September to be ready for early October ground lease mailing)

Work with event committee to develop weekend event overview/brochure

Recruit others to help as you see fit

Create 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.





Youth It’s been a great summer full of many memories that will last a lifetime. Be

sure to come help us celebrate these memories at the 2013 Final Show on Saturday

at 7:30 pm in the Sugar Bowl. See you there! Thank you again to all of the parents

who helped our STAFF make this summer so great for our campers. Don’t miss the

Farewell Awards tonight after awards!

 

Congratulations 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!!

 

The pool hours for next week (August 12-August 18) are 11-6. Please check the bulletin and signs posted throughout camp for updates on these hours.

 

Applications 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.

District 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, www.illinoisturners.org. Registration instructions to follow next week.

Ladies Auxiliary The 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.

Missing Volleyballs Apparently some 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!




 
Camp Bulletin Week Nine 2013 Print E-mail
Written by Scott Lau   
Friday, 02 August 2013 12:29

Week Nine 2013

For a downloadable PDF of this bulletin click here.




Vehicle 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 sometimes 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!!!

Speeding Please 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.

Ladies Auxiliary The 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.

Volley Ball Tourney The weather cooperated and the courts were in perfect shape thanks to Bill Alles. There were 57 players on 11 teams in 2 divisions of all skill levels participating. All 5 District societies were represented. The winning teams were:  A division - FYOM (Keith Thomas, Bradley Paulus, Greg Kusch and Garry Ziss) and B division - B5 ( Bryce, Peg, Nick, Rach and Dani Burkman). Congratulations!

Elgin Turners Is a short trip south on Rt 25 in Elgin and is open for dinner during the week.

Tuesdays – Spin the wheel for drinks and $.50 wings

Wednesdays – Burger Specials & $1 egg rolls

Thursdays – Aug 8 Rouladen Dinner,

B-Ball Tourney We are 2 weeks 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 hboress@aol.com for more information. Nick Barts

 Paint Ball Even 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 Barts

Bulletin Our weekly bulletin is edited and published by me, Scott Lau. If you would like something included, please contact me via email slau@trustmarkins.com, by Tuesday for the next weekend’s bulletin. Please include your name and if you’re writing on behalf of any particular organization.








Cottages 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 minimums are suggested below, but best offer will be accepted.

Cottage #87 $1500

Founders Day As we all now, Turner Camp will be 100 years old in the year 2014. In preparation for this wonderful milestone we will begin planning during the year 2013 and continue improvements in 2013 in planning for the 100th celebration. This year’s Founder’s Day is Sunday, Aug 4th beginning at 9:00 am. We will be planning a big Founder’s Day event and are looking for volunteers to serve on committees now. We will have speeches regarding history and important persons in the development of camp, the usual Oompah band, schottische and polka lessons, a cultural display, dirndl and lederhosen dress, a parade ( with floats (with strict safety regulation)) and more. A Rouladen dinner is planned. To add to the fun we will have float competition and cottage decorations (Originality, most humorous, most German inspired) competition. Thank you in advance for your Turner spirit!!! Roy Fenton

Counselor Appreciation The staff has done a great job this summer and we would like to show our appreciation so mark your calendars for the Annual Counselor Appreciation Dinner on Monday, August 5th at 6:30pm in  the Rathskeller. Please bring a dish to pass along with a serving spoon.  If you prefer or are unable to make a dish, please see Pam Lau (Cottage #119) by Friday, Aug. 2nd to make a cash donation so that there is plenty of food for everyone! Please note this event was moved from Aug 6 to Aug 5th to accommodate the revised youth program activity schedule.

100th Anniversary Commemorative Brick Campaign - In Celebration of 100 Years of Illinois Turner Camp we will be selling Engraved Commemorative Bricks 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.

Restaurant Happy 99th Birthday Turner Camp. Celebrate this Weekend, a Special Founders Day Rouladen Dinner is being served Sunday in the Raths at 4pm. Sunday August 11th is the final Breakfast, bring your family. Sunday night August 11th special is Chicken Ala King in a Bread Bowl.

Kitchen Committee

ITC Tennis Fun Day is Saturday, August 3, 2013.  Please join us for a morning of tennis fun. Sign up and a light breakfast starts at 8 am.  Tennis play will start at 9 am.  Adults and children are welcome.  Adults, please bring $5.00 and a can of balls. Kids play for free!  All proceeds will be used to continue to improve the courts.  Hope to see you there! Any questions??? please contact Barb Roth #288 or (815)814-3561.  




Facility Problems If 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.

Camp Improvements If 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…..

100th Anniversary The 100th 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!!!

YOUTH Don’t miss the Olympic Team Challenge after awards tonight!

Congratulations to last week’s Campers of the Week: Nick Lingner and Addison Tuecke; and last week’s Swimmers of the Week: Lia Ganatos, Eddie Shannon, Evan Boergerhoff, Luke Compton, Avyn Alairys, and Kelli VanDahm. Great job!! Thank you to everyone who helped at the Corn Roast last week!

Can you believe next week is the last week of the 2013 program?! Any campers who are interested in being in the 2013 Final Show on Saturday, August 10, must be at program for at least 3 days this week. Please inform Erin of any days you will miss in advance. There will be a costume meeting on Monday, August 5th at 3:00 at the pool for anyone who missed the meetings last week.

Don’t miss Dance/Cheer on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30, Gymnastics on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-4:30. Any camper interested in participating in the gymnastics or dance/cheer acts in the final show must attend these activities this week. The final campfire theme for the summer is “Favorite Counselor”. See you there!



 
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