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Title: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 19, 2010, 11:01:39 AM
The 2010 Gary Lewis Achievement Award nomination process starts now until September 1. Please submit one person’s name from the Joliet area that best fits the awards description below for the 2010 year. You can either respond to this message, personal message me or email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominee’s name. We will also have slips next week at Wednesday’s doubles league if you want to fill one out instead. We will than vote on the nominees, but if one person is overwhelming selected during the nomination process we will than pick that person as the 2010 Gary Lewis Achievement Award winner. If not the vote will decide the winner. This is a prestigious award that all of us should be honored to receive so please make sure you follow through with this process and nominate someone. The JTown area is loaded with deserving nominees.


Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: ray_hill on August 19, 2010, 01:53:32 PM
very cool Jesse.. THANKS for doing this! I have a lot people in mind.. we are fortunate to have a lot of people this award describes.  email coming
   
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 20, 2010, 11:42:12 AM
And the Nominees Keep Coming! Get yours in before September 1.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 23, 2010, 09:13:50 AM
At 9:05 am August 23, there are 12 guests and 4 users online. Get your asses voting. Send me your nomination votes now.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 31, 2010, 08:52:43 AM
There’s only a day and a half left for the nomination process. Please get your picks in asap.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 01, 2010, 02:00:02 PM
This is the last day  for the nomination process. Please get your picks in asap.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 02, 2010, 12:46:38 PM
The nomination process is over. Due to the overwhelming votes going towards one person we will not vote on the nominees. So the winner of the Gary Lewis Achievement Award this year goes to... I can’t tell you. The winner will be announced and presented a plaque at the J-Town Doubles League party on October 16. Sorry I guess you just have to be there to find out the winner.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on September 02, 2010, 11:16:52 PM
That's not nice.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 19, 2010, 06:46:02 AM
The winner of the 2010 Gary Lewis Achievement Awards goes to

FRANK GRIMES

Congratulations Paco you deserve it!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 28, 2010, 07:37:20 AM
A few photos from the award  ceremony


http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1737
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on November 18, 2010, 08:09:47 AM

Frank Grimes - Some of the reasons why he was awarded The Gary Lewis Achievement Award.



Raised over $3500 for Morning Star Mission at the J-Town Ice Bowl
http://www.morningstarmission.org/

Busted ass all year while battling cancer to continually make Community Park one of the most friendly and beautiful places to play disc golf. The amount of time and hard work that he puts into this course is breathtaking.

Community Park in Channahon was in immaculate condition for all  5 tournaments held there in 2010
The List:
J-Town Ice Bowl • Feb. 27, 2010
The Dave Pitner Memorial • May 1 & 2, 2010
Chain Reaction 2010 • June 26 & 27, 2010
2010 J-Town Disc Golf Club Invitational • July 9, 2010
23rd Channahon Classic • September 25 & 26, 2010

Vice President of the J-Town Disc Golf Club
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=8.0

One of the founders of the Frank & Bean’s Handicap League.

Worked extremely hard on getting Highland Park into shape for IL State. Concrete work, stump removal, garbage pick-up, and hours of weed whacking including a couple of hours in the morning before he played in the tournament.

He worked anywhere and everywhere when he was called upon.
 
Sorry Paco that this wasn’t mentioned at the ceremony.


Please feel free to elaborate on anything that was missed or something you feel should be mentioned about Frank.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Goforit on November 18, 2010, 08:22:52 AM
Franks achievements were not only in the J-Town area. Frank managed to venture off to Eagle Ridge Park in Oswego and put in some high quality tee boxes and to be chased around by the Park District for removing stumps lol lol. So glad to see such positive results for you Frank.

                             Positive, positive, positive!

                                            :)
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on November 18, 2010, 04:53:57 PM

Frank Grimes - Some of the reasons why he was awarded The Gary Lewis Achievement Award.



Raised over $3500 for Morning Star Mission at the J-Town Ice Bowl
[url]http://www.morningstarmission.org/[/url]

Busted ass all year while battling cancer to continually make Community Park one of the most friendly and beautiful places to play disc golf. The amount of time and hard work that he puts into this course is breathtaking.

Community Park in Channahon was in immaculate condition for all  5 tournaments held there in 2010
The List:
J-Town Ice Bowl • Feb. 27, 2010
The Dave Pitner Memorial • May 1 & 2, 2010
Chain Reaction 2010 • June 26 & 27, 2010
2010 J-Town Disc Golf Club Invitational • July 9, 2010
23rd Channahon Classic • September 25 & 26, 2010

Vice President of the J-Town Disc Golf Club
[url]http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=8.0[/url]

One of the founders of the Frank & Bean’s Handicap League.

Worked extremely hard on getting Highland Park into shape for IL State. Concrete work, stump removal, garbage pick-up, and hours of weed whacking including a couple of hours in the morning before he played in the tournament.

He worked anywhere and everywhere when he was called upon.
 
Sorry Paco that this wasn’t mentioned at the ceremony.


Please feel free to elaborate on anything that was missed or something you feel should be mentioned about Frank.
Thanks for the kind word Jesse. I'm glad to be a part of many good people. You've been a staple over the years, & that make the compliment even sweeter.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 19, 2011, 08:12:17 AM
Candidates for The Gary Lewis Achievement Award 2011

Starting from September 2010 and Ending September 2011.

Feel free to add names for candidates. Also add to the following candidates list of achievements because I know I’m missing a lot. There are a lot people doing a lot great things for our area.

Sorry but Frankie (Paco) Grimes can not win again this year.



Jason Poole -TD J-Towns Second Annual Ice Bowl, Feb. 5 2011, Treasurer of J-Town Disc Golf Club, TD Club Challenge, Handicap League Coordinator, Webmaster for the jtowndiscgolf.com website

Dean Bingham  -TD J-Towns Second Annual Ice Bowl, Feb. 5 201, Secretary of the J-Town Disc Golf League, Handicap League Coordinator

Mike Holmquist - Winter League  Nov. 2010 - April 2011

Mick McGowan - Winter League  Nov. 2010 - April 2011

John Carbonaro - Winter League  Nov. 2010 - April 2011

Thor Batchelor -TD  Trinity Links Snow Blown 12-11-10, TD Trinity Lake Open 6-11-11, Trinity Links Remodeling.

Patrick Johnson- Aces & Chains store, Several local tournaments all summer
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 19, 2011, 01:19:08 PM
Links to 2009 &2010 photos
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1737

http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1359
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: pooleje on July 25, 2011, 08:36:46 AM
Candidates for The Gary Lewis Achievement Award 2011

Starting from September 2010 and Ending September 2011.

Feel free to add names for candidates. Also add to the following candidates list of achievements because I know I’m missing a lot. There are a lot people doing a lot great things for our area.

Sorry but Frankie (Paco) Grimes can not win again this year.



Jason Poole -TD J-Towns Second Annual Ice Bowl, Feb. 5 2011, Treasurer of J-Town Disc Golf Club, TD Club Challenge, Handicap League Coordinator, Webmaster for the jtowndiscgolf.com website

Dean Bingham  -TD J-Towns Second Annual Ice Bowl, Feb. 5 201, Secretary of the J-Town Disc Golf League, Handicap League Coordinator

Mike Holmquist - Winter League  Nov. 2010 - April 2011

Mick McGowan - Winter League  Nov. 2010 - April 2011

John Carbonaro - Winter League  Nov. 2010 - April 2011

Thor Batchelor -TD  Trinity Links Snow Blown 12-11-10, TD Trinity Lake Open 6-11-11, Trinity Links Remodeling.

Patrick Johnson- Aces & Chains store, Several local tournaments all summer
A candidate you seem to have left out

Jesse Saenz
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on July 28, 2011, 08:47:56 AM
Absolutely, Jesse's name should be on that list! He fits the description nicely.
Not only does he make a good candidate this year, but he has a long history that fits this award description. Thanks for all the good times at doubles, and the quality ISDGC tournament every year!

I'd also like to plug for Dean Bingham: This guy does a lot behind the scenes that many disc golfers may be unaware of. I think most of us that frequent J-Town understand this, but it won't hurt to mention it here. I just seem to see his name mentioned on every project that gets done in the area. Glad to see you get nominated Dean!

Thor Batchelor has done a fantastic job over at Trinity Links this year. Amazing amount of changes that have made that course more interesting, and more challenging. Congrats on getting nominated Thor!

And then we have the dark horse.....Jason Poole. I say dark horse because Jason is so quiet. He's like Andre Johnson in the NFL.....indespensible to his team, but not the first name to come to mind because he's so quiet and unassuming. Great to see you get nominated Jason!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 05, 2011, 09:39:15 AM
Darrin Johnson
Spring/Summer Doubles League Coordinator
Summer League Party Organizer
Assistant TD IL State Championships
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 05, 2011, 09:59:45 AM
These will are the candidates so far

   Batchelor, Thor
   Bingham, Dean
   Carbonaro, John
   Holmquist, Mike
   Johnson, Darrin
   Johnson, Patrick
   McGowan, Mick
   Poole, Jason
   Saenz, Jesse

Please put others names below with their accomplishments starting from September 2010 and Ending September 2011.The nomination process will end August 31.

Also add to the following candidates list of achievements.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on August 05, 2011, 09:21:29 PM
Darrin Johnson
Spring/Summer Doubles League Coordinator
Summer League Party Organizer
Assistant TD IL State Championships
He was the lead man in getting donations for the concrete tees at Highland.
When called upon he helps where needed.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on August 08, 2011, 09:12:27 PM
These will are the candidates so far

   Batchelor, Thor
   Bingham, Dean
   Carbonaro, John
   Holmquist, Mike
   Johnson, Darrin
   Johnson, Patrick
   McGowan, Mick
   Poole, Jason
   Saenz, Jesse

Please put others names below with their accomplishments starting from September 2010 and Ending September 2011.The nomination process will end August 31.

Also add to the following candidates list of achievements.
Hugh? Only a year to qualify? I hope the voters have longevity in mind when voting. I realize this is a work in process, & it'll adjust.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on August 24, 2011, 06:34:54 AM
Shawn Harmon #5956
Shawn has been involved forever & is a perennial to Disc Golf.
He has worked on the following courses this year, Lockport, Highland, & Channahon.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 24, 2011, 06:45:14 AM
These will are the candidates so far

   Batchelor, Thor
   Bingham, Dean
   Carbonaro, John
   Harmon, Shawn
   Holmquist, Mike
   Johnson, Darrin
   Johnson, Patrick
   Kursell, Mike
 McGowan, Mick
   Poole, Jason
   Saenz, Jesse

Please put others names below with their accomplishments starting from September 2010 and Ending September 2011.The nomination process will end August 31.

Also add to the following candidates list of achievements.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 24, 2011, 07:03:42 AM
Shawn Harmon #5956
Shawn has been involved forever & is a perennial to Disc Golf.
He has worked on the following courses this year, Lockport, Highland, & Channahon.

Shawn is a great candidate!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 25, 2011, 07:59:21 AM
Mike Kursell

ARTIST
Discs and Posters for -  IL State, Channahon Classic, Trinity Tournaments, Aces and Chains Tournaments.

Logo for J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League

Logo for J-Town Disc Golf Club

Scorecards - IL State, Channahon Classic, Aces and Chains Tournaments

New Channahon Tee Signs

Sponsor signs


IL State and League Party Gopher.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on August 25, 2011, 10:47:25 AM
also by Mike Kursell:

Trophies for First Flight

Logo for Aces and Chains shop
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 01, 2011, 01:02:27 PM
Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.
Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.


Last years winner was Frank Grimes. Check out the link.
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1357


The nominees are listed below with some of the their achievements from September 2010 through September 2011. If you see any missing achievements during this time period by any of the nominees please let me know. They are all worthy nominees. The winner will receive the award at the J-Town Doubles League Party on October 22, 2011. Voting ends September 28, 2011. Only vote once and please vote.
You can vote in four different ways.
1.   Email me back at disc71@comcast.net with your pick.
2.   Post below
3.   Vote on a ballet at Wednesday’s league from September 7 - September 28, 2011.
4.   Call me at 630-759-6818 or 630-312-9477 and leave a message.


Batchelor, Thor
Coordinator for Trinity Links Remodeling
TD Trinity Links Snow Blown 12-11-10
TD Trinity Lake Open 6-11-11
TD Trinity Links Glow Tournament 12-11-10
TD Trinity Links Doubles Tournament 8-26-11
Vital roll at the 29th Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July 23-24, 2011
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments


Bingham, Dean
TD J-Towns Second Annual Ice Bowl, Feb. 5 2011
Secretary of the J-Town Disc Golf Club
Coordinator Handicap League
Vital roll on the construction of the concrete tees at Trinity Links, Lockport
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments


Carbonaro, John 
Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2010 - April 2011

Harmon, Shawn 
Continual work on the following courses Trinity Links, Highland Park, Community Park & West Park
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Holmquist, Mike
Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2010 - April 2011

Johnson, Darrin
Spring/Summer Doubles League Coordinator 2011
2010 Summer League Party Organizer October 2010
Assistant TD 29th IL State Championships July 23-24, 2011
Assistant TD 23rd Channahon Classic Sept 25-26, 2010
Assistant TD 24th Channahon Classic Sept 24-25, 2011
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Johnson, Patrick
Opening of Aces & Chains Store
TD Wild West Aug 28-29, 2011
TD Deuces Wild July 10, 2011
TD Chain Reaction June 25-26, 2011
TD Shot Down in Flames June 7, 2011
TD First Flight April 9, 2011
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Kursell, Mike
ARTIST
Discs Scorecards & Posters for –
29th IL State
23rd Channahon Classic
24th Channahon Classic
Trinity Tournaments
Aces & Chains Tournaments
Logo for J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
Logo for J-Town Disc Golf Club
New Channahon Tee Signs
Sponsor signs
IL State and League Party Gopher
Trophies for First Flight
Logo for Aces and Chains shop
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments


McGowan, Mick 
Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2010 - April 2011

Poole, Jason
TD J-Towns Second Annual Ice Bowl Feb. 5 2011
Treasurer of J-Town Disc Golf Club 
TD Club Challenge 5-30-11
Handicap League Coordinator
Webmaster for the jtowndiscgolf.com website,
Vital roll at the 29th IL State Disc Golf Championships, July 23-24, 2011
Vital roll at the 24th Channahon Classic, Sept 24-25, 2011
Vital roll at the 23rd Channahon Classic, Sept 25-26, 2010
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Saenz, Jesse
Spring/Summer Doubles League Coordinator 2011
TD 29th IL State Championships July 23-24, 2011
TD 23rd Channahon Classic Sept 25-26, 2010
TD 24th Channahon Classic Sept 24-25, 2011
2010 Summer League Party Organizer October 2010
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments







Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on September 07, 2011, 09:29:42 PM
I want to add something about Jason Poole. He spent $1,200 to $1,300 for a sewing machine.  What he did is made an awesome score card holder with the club colors. It is sick! He's a computer geek not a seamstress.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 13, 2011, 06:52:33 AM
Don't forget voting ends on the Wed. September 28, the last day of doubles league. The votes will also be tallied on this day during league. Only vote once and please vote.
You can vote in four different ways.
1.   Email me back at disc71@comcast.net with your pick.
2.   Post below
3.   Vote on a ballet at Wednesday’s league from September 7 - September 28, 2011.
4.   Call me at 630-759-6818 or 630-312-9477 and leave a message.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 19, 2011, 08:15:56 AM
Get your votes in. The winner will revealed at doubles league on Wed. September 28 .
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 26, 2011, 10:40:19 AM
You have to get your vote in by this Wednesday. We will reveal the winner at the beginning of doubles league.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on October 02, 2011, 12:05:17 AM
I Helped add up the votes for the Gary Lewis Achievement Award & the well deserved winner for 2011 is Jesse Saenz!
Congratulations Jesse!!! You've done a tremendous good work, not only the past year, but for many years. It's a pleasure knowing you.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Goforit on October 02, 2011, 07:57:27 AM
I Helped add up the votes for the Gary Lewis Achievement Award & the well deserved winner for 2011 is Jesse Saenz!
Congratulations Jesse!!! You've done a tremendous good work, not only the past year, but for many years. It's a pleasure knowing you.
Your hard work has paid off Jesse. Very deserving.Thanks for all that you do!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on October 03, 2011, 07:39:53 AM
Congratulations Jesse! A very well deserved honor. Thank you for everything you do.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 04, 2011, 06:56:50 AM
Congratulations Jesse! A very well deserved honor. Thank you for everything you do.
Your hard work has paid off Jesse. Very deserving.Thanks for all that you do!
I Helped add up the votes for the Gary Lewis Achievement Award & the well deserved winner for 2011 is Jesse Saenz!
Congratulations Jesse!!! You've done a tremendous good work, not only the past year, but for many years. It's a pleasure knowing you.

Thanks for the compliments guys.
It’s a great honor to win and have my name on the Gary Lewis Achievement Award. I’ve known Gary Lewis for over 20 years and I’ve seen first hand his life long commitment to disc golf. I’ve seen some of the Hall of Fame list of accomplishments he has achieved in disc golf. He has always thought of his fellow disc golfer first before himself. The Joliet area is a very lucky disc golf community to say he is one of us.
The doubles league and the few tournaments I have run are directly modeled after the way Gary Lewis would run it. He has taught me a lot about all aspects of disc golf and life in general.
One of the best parts of winning this award is that the J-Town community thought highly enough of me to vote for me.
I love you guys!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on November 22, 2011, 08:45:32 AM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on November 22, 2011, 10:03:47 PM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse
If this helps anyone, I'm making notes & putting it off to the side. As Jesse said it started Sept. We have the J-Town board members that get little notice. Jason Poole is quite active behind the scene with the web site & many other things. It may have at some time happened, but he was huge in having a club. Mike Kursell is another is another in the backround. Also, Jason is great help in our tournaments, that's more out in the open. Recently Thor & Dave K. are on my list. I think what I'm going to do is make a list of names & give a # of what I judge as worthy from 1 to 10. As an example the Frank & Beans handicap. Dean does that all summer, & that gets a #.  Jason Poole is the webmaster year round that would get a #. I don't want to make a decision based the last two or three months in the summer.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on November 23, 2011, 09:07:28 PM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse
If this helps anyone, I'm making notes & putting it off to the side. As Jesse said it started Sept. We have the J-Town board members that get little notice. Jason Poole is quite active behind the scene with the web site & many other things. It may have at some time happened, but he was huge in having a club. Mike Kursell is another is another in the backround. Also, Jason is great help in our tournaments, that's more out in the open. Recently Thor & Dave K. are on my list. I think what I'm going to do is make a list of names & give a # of what I judge as worthy from 1 to 10. As an example the Frank & Beans handicap. Dean does that all summer, & that gets a #.  Jason Poole is the webmaster year round that would get a #. I don't want to make a decision based the last two or three months in the summer.
I also need to mention disc golf in our area is year round. As you know we have winter doubles. Mike Mick & Carbo run that. Something needs to be said for that. When it's super cold they're out there. We don't have to show up but they do. Even though summer league is longer, there is hardship in the winter.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on June 07, 2012, 09:18:16 AM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

It's time to start putting up names of nominees.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on June 07, 2012, 10:40:20 AM
I'm new, I don't know anyone yet, but I am more than willing to help as much as I can. When I do something - like start Disc Golf - I jump in all the way to my head and sink or swim! Don't know if that is relevent, but I guess what I am saying is that I am already in love with this sport and want to do what I can to make it better for myself and everyone else that loves it.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on June 07, 2012, 10:06:56 PM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

It's time to start putting up names of nominees.
You have Thor & the gang that helps him. Enough can't be said about Jason Poole. Your partner Darrin. My bias is to those with non profit motives, like yourself. It tells me where their heart is when it's for free, & an atta boy for encouragement.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on June 08, 2012, 06:22:02 AM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

It's time to start putting up names of nominees.
You have Thor & the gang that helps him. Enough can't be said about Jason Poole. Your partner Darrin. My bias is to those with non profit motives, like yourself. It tells me where their heart is when it's for free, & an atta boy for encouragement.

Yes, those guys will definitely be on the list.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on June 08, 2012, 07:12:50 AM
I'm new, I don't know anyone yet, but I am more than willing to help as much as I can. When I do something - like start Disc Golf - I jump in all the way to my head and sink or swim! Don't know if that is relevent, but I guess what I am saying is that I am already in love with this sport and want to do what I can to make it better for myself and everyone else that loves it.



Here's a link if you want to help out.
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=616.0

Also I will need help with IL State. I need spotters on each day and guys who are willing to get there earlier to set up and stay late to brake things down. We will also be having a couple of all out garbage collecting, weed whacking, ball busting clean up days at Highland Park very soon. Check for dates at this link. I'll have the info soon.

http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=524.0
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on June 08, 2012, 10:19:46 AM
 I am very proud to say that I served 9 years active duty and I know exactly how it feels to be deployed and how much care packages and letters from home really impact deployed troops, so I will bring some stuff next handicap or doubles league next week.

I have a weed whacker and can help with work day stuff at Highland. Let's get it done! I'll bring my kids and make 'em pick up trash for ice cream!  ;D

Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on June 08, 2012, 11:17:01 PM
I am very proud to say that I served 9 years active duty and I know exactly how it feels to be deployed and how much care packages and letters from home really impact deployed troops, so I will bring some stuff next handicap or doubles league next week.

I have a weed whacker and can help with work day stuff at Highland. Let's get it done! I'll bring my kids and make 'em pick up trash for ice cream!  ;D
That's GREAT! I need a spirit lift. I know about being deployed also. I also know about being hated when the tour is over. The care packages are for Wed. Maybe we can hook up Tuesday. I'll be there Tuesday & my name is Frank, please introduce yourself.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on June 08, 2012, 11:30:07 PM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

It's time to start putting up names of nominees.
You have Thor & the gang that helps him. Enough can't be said about Jason Poole. Your partner Darrin. My bias is to those with non profit motives, like yourself. It tells me where their heart is when it's for free, & an atta boy for encouragement.

Yes, those guys will definitely be on the list.
Don't forget Shawn Harmon. I want to put a ring around #13's basket, Channahon, & he's begging to help me.He's around when needed to  help & promote Disc Golf.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on June 11, 2012, 07:55:44 AM
Shawn is now on the list.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on June 13, 2012, 06:14:15 AM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

It's time to start putting up names of nominees.
You have Thor & the gang that helps him. Enough can't be said about Jason Poole. Your partner Darrin. My bias is to those with non profit motives, like yourself. It tells me where their heart is when it's for free, & an atta boy for encouragement.

Yes, those guys will definitely be on the list.
Don't forget Shawn Harmon. I want to put a ring around #13's basket, Channahon, & he's begging to help me.He's around when needed to  help & promote Disc Golf.
A couple more & that would be Ray Hill, Dean Bingham, & Dave Kociuba.  They're on the J-Town board & contribute through out the year. Some highlights, they help with things like the tournaments the club has. The Ice Bowl, club invitational, the USDGC qualifer.
We have Mike & Mick with winter league.
I know...........you'll put them on the list. :)
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on June 13, 2012, 07:08:02 AM
I am very proud to say that I served 9 years active duty and I know exactly how it feels to be deployed and how much care packages and letters from home really impact deployed troops, so I will bring some stuff next handicap or doubles league next week.

I have a weed whacker and can help with work day stuff at Highland. Let's get it done! I'll bring my kids and make 'em pick up trash for ice cream!  ;D
That's GREAT! I need a spirit lift. I know about being deployed also. I also know about being hated when the tour is over. The care packages are for Wed. Maybe we can hook up Tuesday. I'll be there Tuesday & my name is Frank, please introduce yourself.

You were right Frank, I didn't see this one! I hit that quick link to show posts since last visit and it went to the next page - sorry brother! I can't say enough how awesome it was to meet you. You're a kindred spirit Frank! I appreciated all your help and your wisdom!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on June 13, 2012, 08:08:49 AM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

It's time to start putting up names of nominees.
You have Thor & the gang that helps him. Enough can't be said about Jason Poole. Your partner Darrin. My bias is to those with non profit motives, like yourself. It tells me where their heart is when it's for free, & an atta boy for encouragement.

Yes, those guys will definitely be on the list.
Don't forget Shawn Harmon. I want to put a ring around #13's basket, Channahon, & he's begging to help me.He's around when needed to  help & promote Disc Golf.
A couple more & that would be Ray Hill, Dean Bingham, & Dave Kociuba.  They're on the J-Town board & contribute through out the year. Some highlights, they help with things like the tournaments the club has. The Ice Bowl, club invitational, the USDGC qualifer.
We have Mike & Mick with winter league.
I know...........you'll put them on the list. :)

They are all on the nomination list. They are all great guys and great J-Town disc golf promoters. Thanks for keeping track Paco.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on June 13, 2012, 11:56:50 AM
Mike Kursell: He may have been mentioned already. Mike does all my artwork for the tournaments, and I know he does a lot of artwork for other TDs as well. I am constantly getting compliments on his hotstamps and posters in the shop. He never asks for anything in return. He also helps Gary sometimes. There may be other things he does for the sport that I'm not aware of as well.

Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on June 13, 2012, 09:22:57 PM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 2011 and ending September 2012. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 9 months. Frank said he would help but it would be good to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
Cell - 630-312-9477
Home – 630-759-6818
Jesse

It's time to start putting up names of nominees.
You have Thor & the gang that helps him. Enough can't be said about Jason Poole. Your partner Darrin. My bias is to those with non profit motives, like yourself. It tells me where their heart is when it's for free, & an atta boy for encouragement.

Yes, those guys will definitely be on the list.
Don't forget Shawn Harmon. I want to put a ring around #13's basket, Channahon, & he's begging to help me.He's around when needed to  help & promote Disc Golf.
A couple more & that would be Ray Hill, Dean Bingham, & Dave Kociuba.  They're on the J-Town board & contribute through out the year. Some highlights, they help with things like the tournaments the club has. The Ice Bowl, club invitational, the USDGC qualifer.
We have Mike & Mick with winter league.
I know...........you'll put them on the list. :)

They are all on the nomination list. They are all great guys and great J-Town disc golf promoters. Thanks for keeping track Paco.
I forgot, maybe more, that the club did. The WGE Woman's Global Event, Ray Hill was the TD.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 21, 2012, 07:34:11 AM
These are the candidates so far. This is just the nomination part of the process. The actual voting will start September 1, 2012. I will also post the list of each individuals accomplishments on this date.
Please put other candidates names below and tell why they are deserving of this great award. Their achievements should take place from September 2011 through September 2012. You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.
The nomination process will end August 31.

   Batchelor, Thor
   Bingham, Dean
   Borowski, Leo
   Harmon, Shawn
   Hill, Ray
   Holmquist, Mike
   Johnson, Darrin
   Johnson, Patrick
   Kociuba, Dave
   Kursell, Mike
   McGowan, Mick
   Poole, Jason
 



Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on August 22, 2012, 07:16:26 AM
Jesse,

Please put Mike Kursell on the list of nominees. He has long been a part of the disc golf scene around Joliet. He does all my artwork, and never asks for anything in return. I know he has done artwork for J-town this year as well, and Thor, etc. We are lucky to have so many talented individuals passionate about disc golf, and Mike Kursell is certainly one of them.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 22, 2012, 12:05:02 PM
Jesse,

Please put Mike Kursell on the list of nominees. He has long been a part of the disc golf scene around Joliet. He does all my artwork, and never asks for anything in return. I know he has done artwork for J-town this year as well, and Thor, etc. We are lucky to have so many talented individuals passionate about disc golf, and Mike Kursell is certainly one of them.

Good catch. He is on my original list but not on the board. The updated list is below.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 22, 2012, 12:05:35 PM
These are the candidates so far. This is just the nomination part of the process. The actual voting will start September 1, 2012. I will also post the list of each individuals accomplishments on this date.
Please put other candidates names below and tell why they are deserving of this great award. Their achievements should take place from September 2011 through September 2012. You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.
The nomination process will end August 31.

   Batchelor, Thor
   Bingham, Dean
   Borowski, Leo
   Harmon, Shawn
   Hill, Ray
   Holmquist, Mike
   Johnson, Darrin
   Johnson, Patrick
   Kociuba, Dave
   Kursell, Mike
   McGowan, Mick
   Poole, Jason
 
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on August 22, 2012, 10:45:01 PM
These are the candidates so far. This is just the nomination part of the process. The actual voting will start September 1, 2012. I will also post the list of each individuals accomplishments on this date.
Please put other candidates names below and tell why they are deserving of this great award. Their achievements should take place from September 2011 through September 2012. You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.
The nomination process will end August 31.

   Batchelor, Thor
   Bingham, Dean
   Borowski, Leo
   Harmon, Shawn
   Hill, Ray
   Holmquist, Mike
   Johnson, Darrin
   Johnson, Patrick
   Kociuba, Dave
   Kursell, Mike
   McGowan, Mick
   Poole, Jason
 
Are you looking for comments on the listed people?  All have contributed. I'm not sure, but I think Tom Matesevac & Dan O. contributed a great deal this last year. Without waiting for your answer I'm commenting the top & bottom of the list, Thor & Jason. I remember Thor last fall doing tournaments the end of last year. He's been huge at  Lockport with the help of many. He also helped me with getting the travel baskets, for the raffle for  the Ice Bowl. I know he has a lot on his plate, so a lot has been a sacrifice.
I'm a lot closer to what Jason Poole contributes, mainly because of the club, I'm on the board with him. First, he's the staple! He has ideas & plans & executes! He's a big deal with local tournaments with his computer work. Jason is always there, in the grass, helping!!!






























Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on August 23, 2012, 07:54:01 AM
Woh...Mr. Frank Grimes isn't on the list!

Please add Frank - not only does he put his time, money, and sweat into beautiful Channy, he is a fantastic person all around. He is battling cancer but still does what he does. He makes an effort to befriend new people and make them feel extremely welcome. If it wouldn't have been for Frank's outward show of support, I don't think I would have had near as much motivation to continue to improve and keep playing the singles league.

Frank, you have my vote, sir!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 23, 2012, 08:17:34 AM

 
Are you looking for comments on the listed people?  All have contributed. I'm not sure, but I think Tom Matesevac & Dan O. contributed a great deal this last year. Without waiting for your answer I'm commenting the top & bottom of the list, Thor & Jason. I remember Thor last fall doing tournaments the end of last year. He's been huge at  Lockport with the help of many. He also helped me with getting the travel baskets, for the raffle for  the Ice Bowl. I know he has a lot on his plate, so a lot has been a sacrifice.
I'm a lot closer to what Jason Poole contributes, mainly because of the club, I'm on the board with him. First, he's the staple! He has ideas & plans & executes! He's a big deal with local tournaments with his computer work. Jason is always there, in the grass, helping!!!

Frank you can comment on anyone you like. Also with the new nominees I would like some information on their accomplishments this year.


Woh...Mr. Frank Grimes isn't on the list!

Please add Frank - not only does he put his time, money, and sweat into beautiful Channy, he is a fantastic person all around. He is battling cancer but still does what he does. He makes an effort to befriend new people and make them feel extremely welcome. If it wouldn't have been for Frank's outward show of support, I don't think I would have had near as much motivation to continue to improve and keep playing the singles league.

Frank, you have my vote, sir!

You have to wait 5-years before winning the award again. Frank won in 2010 which was the first year it was actually given out. We want to spread the award around for the first five-years to the many people in our area that are deserving of it.




The new updated list is below.
The additions are Tom Matesevac, Dan Osysko & Steve Slater. They have all put their blood, sweat and tears into the transformation of Trinity Links. They have all helped on other local courses with improvements and they have all have had vital rolls in many local tournaments.   


   Batchelor, Thor
   Bingham, Dean
   Borowski, Leo
   Harmon, Shawn
   Hill, Ray
   Holmquist, Mike
   Johnson, Darrin
   Johnson, Patrick
   Kociuba, Dave
   Kursell, Mike
   Matesevac, Tom
   McGowan, Mick
   Oysko, Dan
   Poole, Jason
   Slater, Steve

Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on August 23, 2012, 11:18:17 AM
In addition to other things he has done this year, Steve Slater was one of the first people to step up and help me at my last tournament when my team left me high and dry. That was a big help.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 23, 2012, 12:07:57 PM
In addition to other things he has done this year, Steve Slater was one of the first people to step up and help me at my last tournament when my team left me high and dry. That was a big help.


That's awesome! Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on August 23, 2012, 04:10:50 PM
Okay, thanks for the info Jesse.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on August 23, 2012, 09:59:13 PM
Woh...Mr. Frank Grimes isn't on the list!

Please add Frank - not only does he put his time, money, and sweat into beautiful Channy, he is a fantastic person all around. He is battling cancer but still does what he does. He makes an effort to befriend new people and make them feel extremely welcome. If it wouldn't have been for Frank's outward show of support, I don't think I would have had near as much motivation to continue to improve and keep playing the singles league.

Frank, you have my vote, sir!
Thanks Gibby! But as you know, especially being in the Military, about different personalities. It's a big deal being transferred & who do you warm up to & who do you trust?   You are easy easy to warm up to! I'm thrilled in getting to know you. You project as a very good person & welcome!
Now Jess, I'll give you a call for what I know, Slater  was under my radar. We have such a GREAT bunch of people, & most will sacrifice to help, like Shawn Harmon. When you think about it, our Community is huge.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 28, 2012, 08:08:50 AM
Friday is the last day to nominate individuals. We will begin voting on September 1, 2012. You can vote on this board, email me at disc71@comcast.net or I'll have ballots at league.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 31, 2012, 06:55:33 AM
Here are the nominees for the 2012 Gary Lewis Achievement Award. If you see something wrong or not on these individuals accomplishments list, please let me know so I can fix it. Today is the last day to add to the nominees list. We will begin voting on September 1, 2012. Here are the ways to vote.
• Use the poll at the top of this board
• email me at disc71@comcast.net
• Fill out ballot at league
Please only vote once.

All the nominees have been vital to the Joliet area this year and they have all given their blood, sweat and tears to make this one of the greatest places  to play disc golf.
Here's your nominees!

Batchelor, Thor
Vital roll in massive overhaul of Trinity LInks
TD Trinity Links Glow Tournament Doubles 11-12-11
Fundraising Winter Glow Doubles for Highland Park Baskets 2011
TD Trinity Links Snow Blown 12-10-11
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #1 2-18-12 C-Tier
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #2 4-15-12 C-Tier
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #3 5-26-12 C-Tier
Vital roll at the 30th Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July 28&29,2012
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #4 8-19-12 C-Tier
Continual course improvement
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #5 9-9-12 C-Tier

Bingham, Dean
Secretary of the J-Town Disc Golf Club
Coordinator Handicap League
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments
Continual course improvement

Borowski, Leo
Vital roll in massive overhaul of Trinity LInks
TD Hundred Dollar Holler
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments
Continual course improvement

Harmon, Shawn 
Continual work on the following courses Trinity Links, Highland Park,
Community Park & West Park
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Hill, Ray
President of the J-Town Disc Golf Club
TD Womens Global Tournament - Channahon
TD Ropes At The Oaks - Mokena C-Tier

Holmquist, Mike
Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2011 - April 2012
Winter League Party Organizer May 2012

Johnson, Darrin
Spring/Summer Doubles League Coordinator 2012
2011 Summer League Party Organizer October 2011
Assistant TD 30th IL State Championships July 28-29, 2012
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments
Assistant TD at the 25th Channahon Classic, Sept 22-23, 2012
Continual course improvement
 
Johnson, Patrick 
TD First Flight - Highland Park March 24 & 25, 2012 B-Tier
TD Iron Leaf-The Oaks  April 22-23, 2012 Am B / Pro C-Tier
TD Chain Reaction June 16, 2012 Am B / Pro C-Tier
TD Wild West Aug 25-26, 2012

Kociuba, Dave
TD & Captain J-Town vs FVDGC Club Challenge 11-19-11
TD 3rd J-Town Ice Bowl Feb. 5 2012
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #4 8-19-12 C-Tier
Handicap League Coordinator/Computer
Artist for the 25th Channahon Classic
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Kursell, Mike 
Art for Sponsor signs J-Town Ice Bowl
Eagle artwork for 30th IL State
Artwork for Aces & Chains tournaments

Matesevac, Tom
Vital roll in massive overhaul at Trinity LInks
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments
Assistant TD Trinity Links Points Series Events #1-5 C-Tiers

McGowan, Mick
Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2011 - April 2012
Winter League Party Organizer May 2012

Osysko, Dan
Vital roll in massive overhaul at Trinity LInks
Continual course improvement

Poole, Jason
Webmaster for the jtowndiscgolf.com website
Treasurer of J-Town Disc Golf Club 
TD Club Challenge 5-28-12
Handicap League Coordinator/Computer
Vital roll at the 30th IL State Disc Golf Championships July 28&29, ‘12- Highland Park
Vital roll at the TD Women’s Global Tournament - Channahon
Vital roll at the TD Ropes At The Oaks 8-12-12 - Mokena
Vital roll at the J-Towns Second Annual Ice Bowl Feb. 4 2012 - Channahon
Vital roll at the Club Challenge 5-28-12 - Mokena
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments
Vital roll at the 25th Channahon Classic, Sept 22-23, 2012

Slater, Steve
Vital roll in massive overhaul at Trinity LInks
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments
Vital roll in Chain Reaction June 16, 2012
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 05, 2012, 09:14:54 AM
Don't forget to VOTE!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 07, 2012, 12:50:53 PM
We had a lot of votes come in Wednesday at league but we want more. Please vote!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 14, 2012, 07:40:31 AM
This is probably going to be the biggest voting turnout we have had. If you haven't voted please do so before September 30. This award means a lot to these 15 well deserved candidates.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 24, 2012, 11:41:43 AM
This is the last week to vote.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 27, 2012, 08:26:22 AM
You have four days left to vote.

Here are the ways to vote.
• Use the poll at the top of this board
• email me at disc71@comcast.net
 
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 01, 2012, 08:49:07 AM
Voting has closed.
I will be at Shorewood tomorrow (Tuesday) with Frank to tally the votes. We will be there at around 4pm if anyone else wants to show up and witness the counts.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on October 01, 2012, 01:21:27 PM
Voting has closed.
I will be at Shorewood tomorrow (Tuesday) with Frank to tally the votes. We will be there at around 4pm if anyone else wants to show up and witness the counts.

I'll be there - maybe we can play around too!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 03, 2012, 07:05:33 AM
The 2012 Gary Lewis Achievement Award Winner is...
 
 DARRIN JOHNSON

CONGRATULATIONS DJ!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Bald Eagle on October 03, 2012, 01:00:52 PM
Congrats Derrin.  Spot on!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on October 03, 2012, 01:23:52 PM
Well deserved, Darrin!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 03, 2012, 01:52:52 PM
The voting results were counted twice at Shorewood Park last night (October 2). Frank Grimes & Jesse Saenz Jr. counted the votes while Aaron Studer & Rob Gibson stood by to witness the counts.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on October 03, 2012, 10:20:24 PM
The voting results were counted twice at Shorewood Park last night (October 2). Frank Grimes & Jesse Saenz Jr. counted the votes while Aaron Studer & Rob Gibson stood by to witness the counts.
Congratulations Darrin! Now...... I often say things I may be right on with, with but regret later. Darrin is a hand in glove with Jesse & doubles, it really is huge! I like Darrin very much. Thor is also a big deal. He mentored me with donations for the Ice Bowl & is a big deal for Lockport. Both are my friends, but I don't think most know what Jason Poole has done for disc golf the past year. First the handicap, not only was he there every night but he did the spread sheet to make that process easier. He was involved with everything Joliet did the past year!!! He responded to everything asked of him! Lockport tournaments, Jesse's tournaments, club invitational, the woman's tournament, J-Town web site. Darrin is super & very likeable, & has been around forever. The criteria Jesse said was the past year. I'm thrilled for Darrin, but disappointed for Jason.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 05, 2012, 07:37:01 AM
I talked to Darrin and he is pretty damn honored to win this great award. He can't wait to give his acceptance speech.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Goforit on October 05, 2012, 09:55:54 AM
Congrats Darrin! That's quite a honor. Keep up the good work my friend.
                                           :)
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 29, 2012, 07:20:24 AM
I need help keeping track of what people are accomplishing in the J-Town area starting from September 30, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. I started keeping a list but I need help throughout the next 11 months. It would be nice to have one or two more individuals keeping track. It would be great to have the most deserving and extensive list possibly for the next GLA Award winner. Let me know if you can help. It's important the beginning months are not forgotten.
Post under here, email or call me.
Disc71@comcast.net
jsaenz@midwestoutdoors.com
630-759-6818
Thanks,
Jesse
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 01, 2013, 09:08:52 AM
These are the nominees so far. This is just the nomination part of the process. The actual voting will start September 1, 2013. I will also post the list of each individuals accomplishments on this date.
Please put other candidates names below and tell why they are deserving of this great award.
Their achievements should take place from September 1 2012 through September 1 2013.
You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.

The nomination process will end August 31.
Voting will take place during September.


Here's some of the nominees:
Dale Del Sasso
Jason Poole
Rob Gibson
Mick McGowan
Ray Hill
Dave Kociuba
Patrick Johnson
Thor Batchelor
Aaron Studer
Leo Borowski
Shawn Harmon
Keep the names coming

You cannot get back on the list if you won in the last five years.
The Five year list:
Frank Grimes
Jesse Saenz Jr.
Darrin Johnson




This is the award:

Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.


 




Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on August 02, 2013, 10:32:06 AM
Really think Poole deserves it this year! I would be helpless running Handicap without him!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: JD.Bly on August 02, 2013, 03:09:42 PM
Have to second Rob's opinion. Jason has been pretty instrumental in handicap the last two years from what I have seen. He also does some amazing work for the club and the website.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 12, 2013, 08:28:35 AM
These are the nominees so far. This is just the nomination part of the process. The actual voting will start September 1, 2013. I will also post the list of each individuals accomplishments on this date.
Please put other candidates names below and tell why they are deserving of this great award.
Their achievements should take place from September 1 2012 through September 1 2013.
You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.

The nomination process will end August 31.
Voting will take place during September.


Here's some of the nominees:
Dale Del Sasso
Jason Poole
Rob Gibson
Mick McGowan
Ray Hill
Dave Kociuba
Patrick Johnson
Thor Batchelor
Aaron Studer
Leo Borowski
Shawn Harmon
Keep the names coming

You cannot get back on the list if you won in the last five years.
The Five year list:
Frank Grimes
Jesse Saenz Jr.
Darrin Johnson




This is the award:

Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.



There is only three weeks left before we vote, so post your nominees soon.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 19, 2013, 01:46:30 PM
These are the nominees so far. This is just the nomination part of the process. The actual voting will start September 1, 2013. I will also post the list of each individuals accomplishments on this date.
Please put other candidates names below and tell why they are deserving of this great award.
Their achievements should take place from September 1 2012 through September 1 2013.
You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.

The nomination process will end August 31.
Voting will take place during September.


Here's some of the nominees:
Dale Del Sasso
Jason Poole
Rob Gibson
Mick McGowan
Ray Hill
Dave Kociuba
Patrick Johnson
Thor Batchelor
Aaron Studer
Leo Borowski
Shawn Harmon
Keep the names coming

You cannot get back on the list if you won in the last five years.
The Five year list:
Frank Grimes
Jesse Saenz Jr.
Darrin Johnson




This is the award:

Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.



There is only three weeks left before we vote, so post your nominees soon.

TWO WEEKS LEFT!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 26, 2013, 07:21:31 AM
These are the nominees so far. This is just the nomination part of the process. The actual voting will start September 1, 2013. I will also post the list of each individuals accomplishments on this date.
Please put other candidates names below and tell why they are deserving of this great award.
Their achievements should take place from September 1 2012 through September 1 2013.
You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.

The nomination process will end August 31.
Voting will take place during September.


Here's some of the nominees:
Dale Del Sasso
Jason Poole
Rob Gibson
Mick McGowan
Ray Hill
Dave Kociuba
Patrick Johnson
Thor Batchelor
Aaron Studer
Leo Borowski
Shawn Harmon
Keep the names coming

You cannot get back on the list if you won in the last five years.
The Five year list:
Frank Grimes
Jesse Saenz Jr.
Darrin Johnson




This is the award:

Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.



There is only three weeks left before we vote, so post your nominees soon.

TWO WEEKS LEFT!


Saturday August 31 is the last day to post your nominees. We will start voting on Monday September 2.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 28, 2013, 08:33:14 AM
Only 4 days left of the nomination process.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 04, 2013, 07:39:32 AM
We will now vote for the 2013 Gary Lewis Achievement Award.

Here are the candidates and what they brought to the Joliet Disc Golf Community from September 1, 2012 - September 1, 2013. If there is something you feel should be added to their accomplishments than let me know. You can vote on-line or vote a the J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League on one of the four remaining Wednesday's on the schedule. Please only vote once. Click the link to see what the Award is all about.
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1357 (http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1357)

Voting poll is at the top of the page.

They are all great choices and deserve to be recognized.

Batchelor, Thor
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #5 9-9-12 C-Tier
Trinity Links Glo Tournament 11/17/12:
Trinity Links Point Series Final Event 11/10/12:
TD Trinity Links Snow Blown 2-23-13
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #1 4-28-13 C-Tier
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #2 5-25-13 C-Tier
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #3 6-30-13 C-Tier
TD Trinity Links Points Series Event #3 8-18-13 C-Tier
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Borowski, Leo
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments
Continual course improvement

Dale Del Sasso
Trophies Channahon Classic 2012
Vital roll at the 25th Channahon Classic September 22 & 23 2012
Trophies IL State 2013
Trophies J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League 16 total
Vital roll at the 31sth Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July27&28,'13

Gibson, Rob
Vital roll at the 31sth Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July27&28,'13 
Coordinator Handicap League
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Harmon, Shawn
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Hill, Ray
President-J-Town Disc Golf Club
Assistant TD J-Town’s Annual Ice Bowl Feb. 9 2013 - Channahon
Vital Roll Club Challenge 5-27-13 - Mokena
TD Ropes At The Oaks 6-29-13 - Mokena
Vital Roll at the 31st IL State Disc Golf Championships July27&28,‘13
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Johnson, Patrick 
TD First Flight - Highland Park March 6 -7, 2013 B-Tier
TD Chain Reaction June 15, 2013 Am B / Pro C-Tier
TD Wild West Aug 24-25, 2013
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

Kociuba, Dave
Member Advocate-J-Town Disc Golf Club
Vital Roll-4th J-Town Ice Bowl Feb. 5 2013
Vital Roll- Links Snow Blown 2-23-13
Vital Roll-Trinity Links Points Series Event #1 4-28-13 C-Tier
Vital Roll- Trinity Links Points Series Event #3 6-30-13 C-Tier
Vital Roll- Trinity Links Points Series Event #3 8-18-13 C-Tier
Vital Back Up Coordinator Roll - J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments

McGowan, Mick
Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2012 - April 2013
Winter League Party Organizer May 2013

Poole, Jason
Webmaster for the jtowndiscgolf.com website
Treasurer of J-Town Disc Golf Club 
Assistant TD at the 25th Channahon Classic, Sept 22-23, 2012
TD J-Town’s Annual Ice Bowl Feb. 9 2013 - Channahon
TD Club Challenge 5-27-13 - Mokena
TD Ropes At The Oaks 6-29-13 - Mokena
Assistant TD at the 31st IL State Disc Golf Championships July27&28,‘13
Artwork for 31st IL State Disc Golf Championships July 27&28, ‘13
Handicap League Coordinator/Computer
Continual course improvement
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments


Studer, Aaron
Member Advocate-J-Town Disc Golf Club
Coordinator-Bag tag challenge
TD Vibram Birdie Bash (West Park) 5-26-13
Assistant TD- 2013 J-Town DGC Invitational 5-27-13
Assistant TD Chain Reaction June 15, 2013 Am B / Pro C-Tier
Assistant TD Wild West Aug 24-25, 2013

Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Thor on September 05, 2013, 10:53:36 PM
Jesse
Can we get Tom M on this.. he has done a ton of work also Uncle Twan as well
sorry I did not post this sooner I have been pre occupied
THanks
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 06, 2013, 07:48:11 AM
Jesse
Can we get Tom M on this.. he has done a ton of work also Uncle Twan as well
sorry I did not post this sooner I have been pre occupied
THanks

Those guys are great and probably should be up as candidates, but unfortunately the nomination process is over and the voting process has already began. 

I'll buy them a drink at the J-Town Fest!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 06, 2013, 07:57:01 AM
You can also email me your vote if you want.

disc71@comcast.net
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 11, 2013, 06:51:07 AM
I'll have ballets tonight at league if you want to vote there. If not email me or vote on-line. We need everybody to vote!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 18, 2013, 07:02:39 AM
Only 13 days left to vote. It's a great award and it means a lot to these guys. So please vote!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 25, 2013, 09:03:44 AM
Only six days left to vote.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 30, 2013, 08:32:54 AM
This is the last day to vote!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 01, 2013, 09:49:06 AM
Voting is closed.

I will be meeting Frank at Shorewood Park to count the ballets at 4:00 pm tomorrow Wednesday October 2. Anyone that wants to come and be part of the counting is welcome to do so.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 02, 2013, 08:12:37 AM
Don't forget tonight at 4pm at Shorewood Park we will be counting the ballots.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 03, 2013, 06:49:40 AM
2013 Gary Lewis Achievement Award Winner!


JASON POOLE
#19774


CONGRATULATIONS!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on October 03, 2013, 10:26:16 AM
Congratulations Jason - very well deserved!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: xgibbyx on October 03, 2013, 12:36:36 PM
Nice! Well deserved! Thank you for your assistance all year with Handicap Singles League!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Mcfrolfer on October 05, 2013, 09:31:51 PM
Gratz Jason!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 18, 2013, 08:27:10 AM
I need help keeping track of all the great things people are doing in our disc golf community from September 1 2013 through September 1 2014. These beginning months are just as important as the later summer months next year. If you can help let me know.

These previous winners are still not eligible next year.
Frank Grimes, Jesse Saenz Jr., Darrin Johnson and Jason Poole.

Giving that the award's namesake is Gary Lewis he is also not eligible. He feels he wins every year by giving the award away.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: pooleje on October 18, 2013, 10:58:21 AM
I've been asked to post my speech for those that couldn't hear me.

Most of you who know me, know I’m not much of a speech person, so I’ll try and keep this brief and just thank all the people who got me involved with the volunteering.

First off, I’d like to thank Gary Lewis, for whom this award is aptly named.  When I first starting playing disc golf in this area, he was pretty much the only person running tournaments.  And they weren’t just your basic tournaments, he ran a very smooth show with all the extras that really make a tournament great.  He was the first person that inspired me to help out.  I would play one day of his events and would show up the other day to give him a hand.

Secondly, I’d like to thank Jesse.  He’s spent countless hours getting courses ready and making sure every little detail that goes into running the biggest and I must say best events get done.  Beyond that, he is a great promoter of the game.  He’s always encouraging new players to join in leagues and tournaments.  Any problems that arise, he manages to handle in a way that makes everyone feel they’ve won.  It’s always a pleasure to help him out in any way I can.

Next, I’d like to thank Frank Grimes.  I know everyone is always talking about how much time he puts into the courses but until I really got involved, I never really know how much time that actually was.  Just look at the number of points he has for the J-Town Disc Golf Club’s Member Reward Program and that doesn’t even include a lot of the work he does out at Channahon and doesn’t want credit for.  Even with all the work he puts in, he is still the first guy to give others a big thank you and props for a job well done.  It seems like, especially this year, that he’s inspiring a whole new generation of players to help out on the course.

Next, I’d like to thank Ray Hill.  He’s another behind the scenes guy who is the inspiration for a lot of what I do.  It’s his ideas that often spark some of the more innovative things we do.  He was the one that asked the state coordinator for the rights to award the IL USDGC spot which lead us to create the Ropes at the Oaks tournament.

Lastly, I'd like to thank all of the J-Town players who come out to these events and show those running it, your appreciation.  A lot of you are willing to step up and help out when it’s needed and it goes a long way towards keeping all these volunteers inspired to keep going.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 19, 2013, 12:22:08 PM
I've been asked to post my speech for those that couldn't hear me.

Most of you who know me, know I’m not much of a speech person, so I’ll try and keep this brief and just thank all the people who got me involved with the volunteering.

First off, I’d like to thank Gary Lewis, for whom this award is aptly named.  When I first starting playing disc golf in this area, he was pretty much the only person running tournaments.  And they weren’t just your basic tournaments, he ran a very smooth show with all the extras that really make a tournament great.  He was the first person that inspired me to help out.  I would play one day of his events and would show up the other day to give him a hand.

Secondly, I’d like to thank Jesse.  He’s spent countless hours getting courses ready and making sure every little detail that goes into running the biggest and I must say best events get done.  Beyond that, he is a great promoter of the game.  He’s always encouraging new players to join in leagues and tournaments.  Any problems that arise, he manages to handle in a way that makes everyone feel they’ve won.  It’s always a pleasure to help him out in any way I can.

Next, I’d like to thank Frank Grimes.  I know everyone is always talking about how much time he puts into the courses but until I really got involved, I never really know how much time that actually was.  Just look at the number of points he has for the J-Town Disc Golf Club’s Member Reward Program and that doesn’t even include a lot of the work he does out at Channahon and doesn’t want credit for.  Even with all the work he puts in, he is still the first guy to give others a big thank you and props for a job well done.  It seems like, especially this year, that he’s inspiring a whole new generation of players to help out on the course.

Next, I’d like to thank Ray Hill.  He’s another behind the scenes guy who is the inspiration for a lot of what I do.  It’s his ideas that often spark some of the more innovative things we do.  He was the one that asked the state coordinator for the rights to award the IL USDGC spot which lead us to create the Ropes at the Oaks tournament.

Lastly, I'd like to thank all of the J-Town players who come out to these events and show those running it, your appreciation.  A lot of you are willing to step up and help out when it’s needed and it goes a long way towards keeping all these volunteers inspired to keep going.  Thank you.
Jason you definitely deserve this great award. You're a great person and that was a fantastic speech. Thanks for putting it up on the board.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 23, 2014, 07:28:34 AM
The Nominee process is now open. Please list nominees below and their achievements. Their achievements should take place from September 1 2013 through September 1 2014.
This is just the nomination part of the process which will end August 31.
The actual voting will start September 1, 2014. 
 

You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.


You cannot get back on the list if you won in the last five years.
The Five year list:
Frank Grimes
Jesse Saenz Jr.
Darrin Johnson
Jason Poole




This is the award:

Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: pooleje on July 24, 2014, 08:28:23 AM
The Nominee process is now open. Please list nominees below and their achievements.

McCarthy, Shawn
- Board member for Basket Cases Disc Golf Club
- Active member of J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Frank's go to guy for course project help
- Active disc golf promoter
- Top helper/promoter for World Record attempt.

Callahan, Sean
- Huge roll in getting a course in Dellwood Park
- Countless hours getting The Canyons ready to play
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Aces and Chains on July 24, 2014, 10:06:43 PM
I was going to nominate Sean Callahan, but you beat me to it.  ;?)

I would also like to nominate:

Aaron Studer: Started CSI league, which actively cleans up West Park, and has had several work days out at Dellwood park. Also TD'd at First Flight. Ran another Birdie Bash at West Park this year. Ran J-Town bag tags until early this year.

Kevin Schramm: Started CSI league, which actively cleans up West Park, and has had several work days out at Dellwood park. Also TD'd at First Flight.

Ryan Fancher and Dan Czempinski: Started CSI league, which actively cleans up West Park, and has had several work days out at Dellwood park.

Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 25, 2014, 10:57:38 AM
Del Sasso, Dale
29 Trophies for the 25th Channahon Classic September 28 & 29, 2013
Vital roll at the 25th Channahon Classic September 28 & 29, 2013
16 Trophies J-Town Disc Doubles League 2013
Vital Help at the J-Town Fest 2013
30 Trophies for the 32nd Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July 19 & 20, 2014
Vital roll at the 32nd Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July 19 & 20, 2014

Kociuba, Dave
President J-Town Disc Golf Club 2014
Vital Back Up Coordinator Roll - J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League 2014
Vital roll at the 32ndh Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July 19 & 20, 2014
Continual course improvement – Trinity Links
Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments 


McGowan, Mick
Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2013 - April 2014
Winter League Party Organizer June 8, 2014
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 25, 2014, 11:01:35 AM
NOMINEES

These are the nominees and some of what they have accomplished so far since September 1, 2013. Please feel free to add other nominees. Also let me know if these nominees are missing accomplishments.


Callahan, Sean
--Vital roll in getting the new course The Canyons at Dellwood Park
- Countless hours preparing The Canyons for play

Czempinski, Dan
- Started CSI league 
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Several workdays at Dellwood park

Del Sasso, Dale
- 29 Trophies for the 25th Channahon Classic September 28 & 29, 2013
- Vital roll at the 25th Channahon Classic September 28 & 29, 2013
- 16 Trophies J-Town Disc Doubles League 2013
- Vital Help at the J-Town Fest 2013
- 30 Trophies for the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014
- Vital roll at the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014

Fancher, Ryan
- Started CSI league,
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Continual workdays at Dellwood park.

 
Kociuba, Dave
- President J-Town Disc Golf Club 2014
- Vital Back Up Coordinator - J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League 2014
- Vital roll at the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014
- Continual course improvement – Trinity Links
- Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments 

 
McCarthy, Shawn
- Board member for Basket Cases Disc Golf Club
- Active member of J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Frank's go to guy for course project help
- Active disc golf promoter
- Top helper/promoter for World Record attempt.


McGowan, Mick 
- Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2013 - April 2014
- Winter League Party Organizer June 8, 2014
 

Schramm, Kevin
- Asst.TD at First Flight.
- Started CSI league
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Several work days at Dellwood park.

Studer, Aaron
- Member Advocate-J-Town Disc Golf Club 2013-2014
- Started CSI league
- TD J-Town Ice Bowl 2014
- Asst.TD at First Flight 2014
- TD Birdie Bash at West Park 2014
- Coordinator J-Town Disc Golf Club bag tags 
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Continual workdays at Dellwood park
- Vital roll at the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014












Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 27, 2014, 01:28:28 PM
The nomination part of the process will end August 31.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 02, 2014, 06:41:11 AM
THE 2013-2014
GARY LEWIS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
CANDIDATES


These are their accomplishments since
September 1, 2013 - September 1, 2014.
Also let me know if these candidates are missing any accomplishments.
Due to the J-Town Fest being early (October 4) this year, the voting will end Wednesday September 24.
 
Ways to vote:
Please vote only once.

Poll at top
Wed. Doubles League
Tues. Handicap League
Basket Cases League
CSI Leagues
Email disc71@comcast.net

 

Callahan, Sean
--Vital roll in getting the new course The Canyons at Dellwood Park
- Countless hours preparing The Canyons for play

Czempinski, Dan
- Started CSI league 
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Several workdays at Dellwood park
- Photography at 26th Channahon Classic September 28 & 29, 2013

Del Sasso, Dale
- 29 Trophies for the 25th Channahon Classic September 28 & 29, 2013
- Vital roll at the 25th Channahon Classic September 28 & 29, 2013
- 16 Trophies J-Town Disc Doubles League 2013
- Vital Help at the J-Town Fest 2013
- 30 Trophies for the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014
- Vital roll at the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014

Fancher, Ryan
- Started CSI league,
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Continual workdays at Dellwood park.

 
Kociuba, Dave
- President J-Town Disc Golf Club 2014
- Vital Back Up Coordinator - J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League 2014
- Vital roll at the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014
- Continual course improvement – Trinity Links
- Vital roll in course preparation for local tournaments 

 
McCarthy, Shawn
- Board member for Basket Cases Disc Golf Club
- Active member of J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Frank's go to guy for course project help
- Active disc golf promoter
- Top helper/promoter for World Record attempt.


McGowan, Mick 
- Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2013 - April 2014
- Winter League Party Organizer June 8, 2014
 

Schramm, Kevin
- Asst.TD at First Flight.
- Started CSI league
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Several work days at Dellwood park.

Studer, Aaron
- Member Advocate-J-Town Disc Golf Club 2013-2014
- Started CSI league
- TD J-Town Ice Bowl 2014
- Asst.TD at First Flight 2014
- TD Birdie Bash at West Park 2014
- Coordinator J-Town Disc Golf Club bag tags 
- Continual course clean up-West Park, Highland Park
- Continual workdays at Dellwood park
- Vital roll at the 32nd ISDGC July 19 & 20, 2014
- Asst. Tournament Directer - Wild West Aug 17, 2014
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Frankie on September 05, 2014, 05:36:24 AM
Shawn McCarthy
Shawn helped me with a number of things, last fall a basket ring #13 Channahon, spring, basket ring #1 Channahon, timber ring basket #18 Lockport. I think more, but I haven't noted. He is always there with a Great attitude! He brings people together when you're around him. He is an ambassador for Disc Golf in our area. Some on the list have created conflict with our community, not Shawn.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 05, 2014, 09:04:17 AM
Keep those votes coming in!

Ways to vote:
Please vote only ONCE.
Poll at top
Wed. Doubles League
Tues. Handicap League
CSI Leagues
Basket Cases League
Email disc71@comcast.net
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Mcfrolfer on September 05, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
He brings people together when you're around him. He is an ambassador for Disc Golf in our area.

Thank you Frank =). It is awesome to be nominated (Thanks Jason). We are very lucky to have such a large (and growing) disc golf community. The combined achievements of all the nominees have made for a awesome 2014! I can't wait to see what's next. DISC GOLF!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 06, 2014, 07:25:01 AM
Thank you Frank =). It is awesome to be nominated (Thanks Jason). We are very lucky to have such a large (and growing) disc golf community. The combined achievements of all the nominees have made for a awesome 2014! I can't wait to see what's next. DISC GOLF!

What a great reply! Nicely said!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: JeffK on September 10, 2014, 10:45:23 PM
With all of the incredible people we have in the J-Town community, it's really hard to pick one. Everyone nominated thus far is definitely deserving of it.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 15, 2014, 08:57:43 AM
Don't forget to vote!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 22, 2014, 08:05:20 AM
Voting ends this Wednesday September 24. Please vote!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 24, 2014, 07:15:16 AM
Voting ends today! The ballots will be counted this weekend at the Channahon Classic.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: murray on September 24, 2014, 08:34:27 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 27, 2014, 02:49:04 PM
2014 Gary Lewis Achievement Award Winner!

Sean Callahan!

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Mcfrolfer on September 27, 2014, 10:12:54 PM
Congrats Sean!!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on January 20, 2015, 07:32:47 AM
Once again I need help keeping track of all the great things people are doing in our disc golf community from September 1, 2014 through September 1, 2015. The last few months of last year are just as important as the summer months this year. If you can help please let me know.

These previous winners are still not eligible next year.
Frank Grimes, Jesse Saenz Jr., Darrin Johnson, Jason Poole and Sean Callahan.

Giving that the award's namesake is Gary Lewis he is also not eligible. He feels he wins every year by giving the award away.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 28, 2015, 07:56:44 AM
The Nominee process is now open. Please list nominees below and their achievements.
Their achievements should have taken place from September 1, 2014 through September 1, 2015.

This is just the nomination part of the process which will end August 31.
The actual voting will start September 1, 2014. 
 

You can also email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominations.


You cannot get back on the list if you won in the last five years.
The Five year list:
Frank Grimes
Jesse Saenz Jr.
Darrin Johnson
Jason Poole
Sean Callahan

Link to previous award winners
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1357 (http://jtowndiscgolf.com/gallery/gallery2embedded.php?g2_itemId=1357)


This is the award:

Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to.
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 30, 2015, 09:39:54 AM
Some of the 2014-2015 Nominees that have come in so far.
Their accomplishments will be added soon.

Shawn McCarthy
Dave Kociuba
Dale Del Sasso
Ryan Fancher
Mick McGowan
Tom Matesevac
Thor Batchelor
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on July 31, 2015, 03:34:25 PM
Updated list:
Shawn McCarthy
Dave Kociuba
Dale Del Sasso
Ryan Fancher
Mick McGowan
Tom Matesevac
Thor Batchelor
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 26, 2015, 08:26:29 AM
Nomination process closes September 1 and voting will start September 2. Let me know if you want someone nominated.

Modified List:
Shawn McCarthy
Dave Kociuba
Dale Del Sasso
Ryan Fancher
Mick McGowan
Steve Rachan
Tom Matesevac
Thor Batchelor
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 27, 2015, 08:10:52 AM
The nominees and their achievements. Please add to their list and nominate more individuals. The Nomination process ends September 1, 2015.

 
Batchelor, Thor
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Trinity Links
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Highland Park
- Vital roll at the 33rd ISDGC July 18, 2015
 

Del Sasso, Dale
- Trophies for the 26th Channahon Classic Sept. 27 & 28, 2014
- Vital roll at the 26th Channahon Classic Sept. 27 & 28, 2014
- Trophies J-Town Disc Doubles League 2014
- Trophies J-Town Winter League 2014
- Vital roll at the J-Town Fest 2014
- Trophies for the 33rd ISDGC July 18 & 19, 2015
- Vital roll at the 33rd ISDGC July 18 & 19, 2015

Fancher, Ryan
- CSI League Coordinator,
- Continual course clean up
- Continual course improvement 
 
Kociuba, Dave
- President J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Major Helper at 2014 J-Town Invitational
- Capt. for J-TownDGC team at 2014 Discontinuum Club Challenge
- Capt. for J-TownDGC team at 2015 Discontinuum Club Challenge
- TD at 2015 J-Town Ice Bowl
- Helper at 2015 J-Town Invitational
- Asst TD 2015 IL State Championships
- Vital Backup Coordinator J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
- Continual course clean up
- Continual course improvement 

Matesevac, Tom
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Trinity Links
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Highland Park


McCarthy, Shawn
- Asst TD 2014 J-Town Invitational
- Major Helper with Ropes at the Oaks setup.
- Asst TD 2015 J-Town Invitational
- Asst TD 2015 IL State Championships
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Trinity Links
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Highland Park
- Organized major branch removal/chipping/mulch spreading project at Highland Park
- Board member for Basket Cases Disc Golf Club
- Active member of J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Organize and Reporting of Basket Cases Travel Team

 
McGowan, Mick
- Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2014 - April 2015
- Winter League Party Organizer June, 2015


Rachan, Steve
- Vice President J-Town Disc Golf Club
- TD for Mokena Summer Doubles
- Major Helper with Ropes at the Oaks setup.
- TD for West Park Birdie Bash
- TD for Highland Park Fund Raiser Tournament
- Continual course clean up




Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Mcfrolfer on August 28, 2015, 08:44:40 PM
WOW! HOLY CRAP! Look at all that stuff ^^^^^^^^^. Well done this year guys! The sport keeps growing and so does our DG community. It is a honor to be nominated. 
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on August 31, 2015, 09:54:25 AM
WOW! HOLY CRAP! Look at all that stuff ^^^^^^^^^. Well done this year guys! The sport keeps growing and so does our DG community. It is a honor to be nominated. 

Yes that’s a great group of people!

The nomination process ends tomorrow so if someone is not up here that you think deserves to be, then let me know or post below.
Call or Text me 630-759-6818
Email disc71@comcast.net
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 02, 2015, 05:48:05 AM
THE 2014-2015
GARY LEWIS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


These are their accomplishments since
September 1, 2014 - September 1, 2015.
Also let me know if these candidates are missing any accomplishments.
The winner will be presented at the 
J-Town Fest 2015 on Saturday, October 24,
Voting closes October 1, 2015.

 
 
Please vote only once.
Poll at top
Call or Text me 630-759-6818
Email disc71@comcast.net

THE CANDIDATES:

Batchelor, Thor
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Trinity Links
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Highland Park
- Vital roll at the 33rd ISDGC July 18, 2015
- Putting League
 
Del Sasso, Dale
- Trophies for the 26th Channahon Classic Sept. 27 & 28, 2014
- Vital roll at the 26th Channahon Classic Sept. 27 & 28, 2014
- Trophies J-Town Disc Doubles League 2014
- Trophies J-Town Winter League 2014
- Vital roll at the J-Town Fest 2014
- Trophies for the 33rd ISDGC July 18 & 19, 2015
- Vital roll at the 33rd ISDGC July 18 & 19, 2015

Fancher, Ryan
- CSI League Coordinator,
- Continual course clean up
- Continual course improvement 
 
Kociuba, Dave
- President J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Major Helper at 2014 J-Town Invitational
- Capt. for J-TownDGC team at 2014 Discontinuum Club Challenge
- Capt. for J-TownDGC team at 2015 Discontinuum Club Challenge
- TD at 2015 J-Town Ice Bowl
- Helper at 2015 J-Town Invitational
- Asst TD 2015 IL State Championships
- Vital Backup Coordinator J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
- Continual course clean up
- Continual course improvement 

Matesevac, Tom
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Trinity Links
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Highland Park

McCarthy, Shawn
- Asst TD 2014 J-Town Invitational
- Major Helper with Ropes at the Oaks setup.
- Asst TD 2015 J-Town Invitational
- Asst TD 2015 IL State Championships
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Trinity Links
- Continual course cleanup and improvement at Highland Park
- Organized major branch removal/chipping/mulch spreading project at Highland Park
- Board member for Basket Cases Disc Golf Club
- Active member of J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Organize and Reporting of Basket Cases Travel Team

McGowan, Mick
- Winter League Coordinator Nov. 2014 - April 2015
- Winter League Party Organizer June, 2015


Rachan, Steve
- Vice President J-Town Disc Golf Club
- TD for Mokena Summer Doubles
- Major Helper with Ropes at the Oaks setup.
- TD for West Park Birdie Bash
- TD for Highland Park Fund Raiser Tournament
- Continual course clean up
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 09, 2015, 09:08:37 AM
Please Vote!

Emailed Vote:
1 Dave Kociuba
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 17, 2015, 09:13:06 AM
Please Vote!!
Poll is at the top of page.

Don't forget you can also vote by:
Call or Text me 630-759-6818
Email disc71@comcast.net


Emailed Vote:
1 Dave Kociuba
1 Steve Rachan
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 22, 2015, 09:37:26 AM
Only 10 days left to vote!
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 24, 2015, 04:29:56 PM
Please Vote!!
Poll is at the top of page.

Don't forget you can also vote by:
Call or Text me 630-759-6818
Email disc71@comcast.net


Emailed Vote:
1 Dave Kociuba
1 Steve Rachan
1 Shawn McCarthy
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 28, 2015, 07:04:21 AM
Voting Ends this Thursday!
Please Vote!!

Don't forget you can also vote by:
Call or Text me 630-759-6818
Email disc71@comcast.net
Local Leagues

Emailed Vote:
1 Dave Kociuba
1 Steve Rachan
2 Shawn McCarthy
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on September 30, 2015, 06:58:42 AM
Voting Ends tomorrow!
Please Vote!!

Don't forget you can also vote by:
Call or Text me 630-759-6818
Email disc71@comcast.net
Local Leagues

Emailed Votes:
1 Dave Kociuba
1 Steve Rachan
2 Shawn McCarthy
Text Votes:
2 Dale Del Sasso
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 01, 2015, 09:03:18 AM
Voting Ends Today!
Please Vote!!

Don't forget you can also vote by:
Call or Text me 630-759-6818
Email disc71@comcast.net
Local Leagues

Emailed Votes:
2 Dave Kociuba
1 Steve Rachan
7 Shawn McCarthy
Text Votes:
2 Dale Del Sasso
Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Disc71 on October 08, 2015, 06:35:00 AM
The votes are in and Shawn McCarthy & Dave Kociuba have tied for this year’s award! So the final decision came down to Gary Lewis himself deciding on the winner. He said BOTH, enough said!
So for the first time we will have two winners. They are both great people and both deserve this great award.
Thanks for all you guys do for our sport!

The 2015 Gary Lewis
Achievement Award Winners

Dave Kociuba  #26608

Shawn McCarthy  #50449

Title: Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
Post by: Mcfrolfer on October 22, 2015, 11:31:57 PM
I'm extremely honored and humbled to receive the Gary Lewis Award. In the spirit of keeping things quick on Saturday, I would like to post my long winded speech here and on Facebook. I will of course have a shortened version for the event:

First off,  congratulations to my fellow recipient Dave Kociuba! I feel it's a great thing that there was two of us receiving this award. It shows how much the local community is growing and giving back.

I would like to thank Gary Lewis for not only having this award but for everything he does and has done to promote this sport. There would not be a strong community of disc golfers in this area if not for him. His endless hours of dedication has provided us all courses that we will enjoy for years to come.

The previous winners of this award have continued to remain great ambassadors to the sport in their own ways. But more then that they have inspired those around them, myself being one such person.

Frank Grimes got me into doing course work. From the first time we worked together there was a synergy between us that made the hard work fun. Thanks for being a great role-model.

Jesse and Darrin ran some of the first events I attended. The fun laid back atmosphere of their tourneys kept me coming back. This year I was asked to help with ILL State and had a blast. Thanks for all you guys do, behind the scenes, week after week, year after year for us to have a great time.

Mr. Poole. Prob the most active behind the scenes guy in the Joliet area, maybe the State? He runs bag tags during the winter, handicap during the summer. Helps with course work, is a J-town board member, helps with tournaments and the list goes on and on. I'm very lucky to have him to learn from. Thank you for being awesome.

Sean Callahan, I appreciate you being the first to nominate me this year. Your work at Dellwood is very impressive and I look forward to what you have in-store for the future. Your a passionate person that pushes the sport and the players forward.

I would like to thank my wife Kristi and brother Brad. I love you and thanks for putting up with me.

I would also like to thank Mike Flynn, his help with the Highland wood chip project was crucial.

Finally I would like to thank all of you, the Disc Golfing community. From the Pro to the Am, I have meet all types of players the past couple of years. The thing that always impresses me across the board is the generosity. Donations of cash, time and plastic are given out with almost no thought when a cause comes up. I'm proud to call myself a disc golfer.