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J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: 2013-2014 J-Town Disc Golf Club Board
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:35:09 AM »
Nominations will be accepted through 4/11/13

Nominations Listed Below (A=accepted, D=declined)

1.   President
Ray Hill (A)

2.   Vice-President
Frank Grimes (A)
Jesse Saenz (D)

3.   Secretary
Dean Bingham (A)

4.   Treasurer
Jason Poole (A)

5.   Member Advocate
Aaron Studer (A)

J-Town Disc Golf Club / 2013-2014 J-Town Disc Golf Club Board
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:33:40 AM »
Please take this time to nominate a J-Town Disc Golf club member for the following positions. 

Member Advocate

Individual Board position descriptions are listed below:

1.   President
a.   The President shall chair meetings and special sessions of the Board of Directors. The Secretary and Treasurer shall report to the President. The President participates in the nominating of, and approves, all Staff nominations.
b.   The President is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with Club sponsors, local players, and other disc golf organizations.  President checks and confirms all public communications (monthly newsletters, club flyers, press releases, etc.) before release.
c.   The President shall have access to the Club’s bank account(s) and other investments, if any, with the expressed approval of the Treasurer.

2.   Vice-President
a.   The Vice President shall chair the Staff-based Operations Team, acting as team leader.
b.   The Vice President is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with Club sponsors, local players, and other disc golf organizations. The Vice President shall assist the President as needed.
c.   Any teams or committees created by the Board of Directors shall be managed by the Vice President (or by a delegate appointed by the Vice President if approved by the rest of the Board).
d.   In the event of the President’s absence, the Vice President shall chair Club meetings.

3.   Secretary
a.   The Secretary shall be responsible for much of the communication of information within the structure of the Club. 
b.   The Secretary shall record and disseminate the agenda, minutes, and notes from monthly and other Club meetings. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to respond to public inquiries, answer appropriate Club email, or forward such communication to the President.
c.   By nature of the position, the Secretary will need to work closely with the Webmaster or Assistant Webmaster in the combined goal of maintaining clear and consistent communication within the Club and in the eyes of the public.
d.   The Secretary shall chair Club meetings in the President and Vice President’s absence.

4.   Treasurer
a.   The Treasurer shall be responsible for the financial integrity of the Club.  The Treasurer maintains all accounts payable, accounts receivable, sponsorship donations, and other Club investments.
b.   The Treasurer shall give a comprehensive financial status report at the Club meetings.
c.   The Treasurer is responsible for filing all appropriate State of Illinois and Federal taxes and fees.

5.   Member Advocate
a.   The Member Advocate is responsible for maintaining a positive relationship between the Board of Directors and the general membership.
b.   The Member Advocate shall talk with members to come up with member concerns and desired changes in a more informal setting than the general membership meetings.  These topics will then be presented at meetings on the member’s behalf, anonymously if desired.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:39:53 PM »
My PDGA membership hasn't been current since 2011, I'm going to renew it this year, also I would need to join the club the day of. Would really like to play in this. My last rating was 878. Please let me know if I can get in on the fun. Email if needed is cheffini@gmail.com

Alan Serafiniak

Just show up and we'll get you signed up for the club.  Your PDGA membership does not need to be current to compete in this event.

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: February 16, 2013, 06:32:05 PM »
What time will be this be taking place?

Sign-up will be 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM.  Tee-off will be right around 10:00 AM.

J-Town Ice Bowl / Re: J-Town 4th Annual Ice Bowl (2013)
« on: February 07, 2013, 10:13:08 AM »
Jason - I thought Juniors didn't have to pay the $10 penalty for not being PDGA members? I was going to sign up my son, but was worried I was paying $25 for him when the fee is normally waived.
Juniors are exempt from the $10 Non PDGA Member fee.  If your registering online, just check the PDGA Current box and leave the number at 0.  I'll know whats going on.

J-Town Ice Bowl / Re: J-Town 4th Annual Ice Bowl (2013)
« on: February 07, 2013, 06:57:30 AM »
Online registration closes Friday 2/8.  Day of registration will cost $5 extra and will open at 7:30.  For those already signed up, don't forget to bring your food donations and proof of PDGA membership (if you signed up recently).

J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting 01/14/13 5pm
« on: January 30, 2013, 02:34:01 PM »
Unless I missed it somewhere (which Im not doubting), is there a picture of what the patches look like or when they are expected to be available?

Also, am I reading it right that there has been 17 free memberships for the 2013 season?
I've attached the proof I received for the patches.  I'm expecting them to be delivered in the next couple of days.

To answer you other question, yes, there have been 17 free memberships this year.  All of them were 2012 purchases after the J-Town Fest which qualify for a free 2013 membership.

J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: Meeting Minutes
« on: January 30, 2013, 08:56:42 AM »
J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting  #21
McDonald’s (Jefferson & 55)

Meeting called to order 5:00 PM

Members in attendance:
Ryan Fancher
Rob Gibson
Frank Grimes
Ray Hill
Dave Kociuba
Gary Lewis
Jason Poole
Kevin Schramm
Aaron Studer

1)   Financials (See Attached)

2)   Patches
•   500 ordered
•   2 ½ “
•   Retail for $2

3)   IL Disc Golf Hall of Fame
•   Ray asked for a club project to open a IL HOF in the area
•   Ray will report back with more details.

4)   Tournament J-Town Logo use
a.   Ropes at the Oaks
•   Approved
b.   Il State Championships
•   Approved
c.   Channahon Classic
•   Approved
d.   Birdie Bash
•   Approved

5)   Sanctioned Leagues
a.   Bag Tag Saturdays
•   Aaron/ Kevin stated that they are not interested in having bag tags sanctioned at this time.
•   We will revisit this topic at the March meeting.

b.   Handicap Tuesdays
•   Will be sanctioned.
•   Jason will do website and PDGA reporting.
•   Rob Gibson will run the league with the assistance of Frank Grimes.

6)   Club Invitational
•   Memorial Day 5/27/13
•   Jason Poole will TD with Aaron Studer as Assistant TD
•   Trinity Links in Lockport
•   Will be discussing the date of future invitationals at an upcoming meeting to try and avoid a conflict with the team tournament at Sandy Point.

7)   Member Rewards System
•   Add requirement that points are only to be awarded for work in the J-Town Disc Golf Club area.
•   Point system approved as listed in the program documentation (available on jtowndiscgolf.com under the Member Reward System heading).
•   Jason will be tracking the points.

8 )   2013 Ice Bowl
•   Community Park in Channahon
•   2/9/13
•   PDGA Sanctioning/Insurance forms filed.
•   PDGA Endowment Program paperwork completed.
•   Online Pre-Registration has been set up.
•   Gary Lewis will be providing merchandise.
•   Ryan Fancher will be doing sponsor signs.
•   Ryan will be creating player pack stickers (funding provided by Frank and Ray)
•   Frank is actively seeking fund raiser helpers, donations, and general volunteers for day of help.
•   Morning Star Mission will be the charitable beneficiary.

9)   Open Q&A
•   Kevin presented the board with a great opportunity to attend a Chamber of Minooka event and do a disc golf demo/ booth help.
o   Ray and Frank offered to assist
o   2/16/13
•   Kevin also presented the board with another event taking place sometime in June that would involve Ball Golf and Disc Golf.  More details coming as the event takes shape.
•   Community Park in Channahon

Meeting Adjourned

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2013 DISContinuum Club Challenge
« on: January 29, 2013, 11:52:41 AM »
Where: The Oaks, Mokena, IL
When: 3/16/13
Sign-up will be 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM.  Tee-off will be right around 10:00 AM
Cost: Free (J-Town Disc Golf Club will cover the fees for J-Town players)
Who: Clubs will include DISContinuum, Fox Valley, GRABM, J-Town, and SDGU.

J-Town Disc Golf Club is looking for club members to commit to this event.  Format will be 1 rounds of singles.  Members will be divided into 2 division with a 935 rating break point.  Best 5 upper/ 8 lower finishing positions for each division per round will count towards the club total.  Lowest club total wins.

Please reply to this post (PDGA #, Name, and Rating) if you want to represent the J-Town Disc Golf Club.  I will periodically update this post with our roster.  You will need to be a club member to play (we will have memberships available at the event).

Over 935
PDGA     Name     Rating     
34882     Nick Austin     978     
36149     Christopher Brenholtz     976     
24707     Todd Fanning     974     
40673     Eric Ford     949     
25345     Allen Hermosillo     984     
25183     Ray Hill     948     
26608     David Kociuba     974     
43331     John Marren     948     
23272     Tom Matesevac     964     
31323     Jimmy Mac McDonald     982     
54018     Anthony Rodriguez     940     
23634     Steve Slater     965     
35165     Lester Buddy Sloan     987     
26228     Dana Vicich     1004     

Under 935
PDGA     Name     Rating     
54562     Jeremiah Bly     828     
49317     Jake Broughton     924     
     Mike Flynn          
54144     Robert Gibson     799     
58030     Tyler Gubser     0     
56490     Jose A. Herrera     0     
39643     Kevin Hoffmann     910     
56308     Christopher McCabe     0     
50450     Brad McCarthy     861     
50449     Shawn McCarthy     845     
49631     Izak McDonald     907     
     Tim Murray          
     Eric Neumann          
55233     Anthony Noe     915     
55130     Luigi Noe     904     
54425     Ismael Ochoa     872     
19774     Jason Poole     931     
56828     Cody Schmook     0     
47085     Alan Serafiniak     878     
55625     Sy Spencer     0     
49423     Aaron Studer     840     
38513     Nate Winterstein     919     
43117     Rob Wright     885     

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Winter Doubles League
« on: January 16, 2013, 04:38:20 AM »
just tried look at the links and they aren't working

Mick updated the file and changed the file name, so those links will no longer work.  The new files can be found in the sidebar of this page in the section labeled Leagues under the heading Information.

J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: Discount on PDGA Membership
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:08:36 AM »
Club members can receive $5 off of PDGA Memberships again in 2013.
You can either fill out the attached form (must be logged into the forum), subtract $5 from the total and give the form/cash to a club officer.  Or you can register online at http://www.pdgastore.com/store/memberships.html ($3 handling fee applies) and select "J-Town Disc Golf Club" from the Affiliate Club drop-down.

J-Town Ice Bowl / J-Town 4th Annual Ice Bowl (2013)
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:02:59 AM »
What:  J-Town 4th Annual Ice Bowl (PDGA C-Tier)
Where:  Community Park, Channahon, IL
When:  Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Division     Entry     PDGA Member
Discount Fee
Open (MPO)     $50.00     $40.00     
Pro Women (FPO)     $50.00     $40.00     
Pro Master (MPM)     $50.00     $40.00     
Advanced (MA1)     $40.00     $30.00     
Advanced Women (FA1)     $40.00     $30.00     
Advanced Master (MM1)     $40.00     $30.00     
Intermediate (MA2)     $40.00     $30.00     
Recreational (MA3)     $40.00     $30.00     
Novice (MA4)     $40.00     $30.00     
Junior <19 (MJ1)     $15.00     $15.00     

Ace Fund: $5 (Optional)
50/50 CTP: $5  (Optional)
* In the event that no eligible players hit an ace, the ace fund will be donated to the Morning Star Mission.
* 50% of the CTP fund will be donated to the Morning Star Mission.

All Players must bring 2 non-perishable food items or $5 donation.

All Players who sign up the day of the tournament will be subject to a $5 fee.

Approx 25% of entry fees will be donated to the Morning Star Mission.

First Place winners will receive trophies.

Raffle tickets for sale for prizes.

Free chili, chicken noodle soup, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Registration: 7:30 - 8:30   
Players Meeting: 8:45
First Round Tee Time:  9:00

2 Rounds, 18 Holes Short Tees

Field limited to 90 players.
Pre-registration options include online registration through the PDGA, in person at J-Town Bag Tags, or by mail to:
J-Town Disc Golf Club
P.O. Box 311
Elwood, IL  60421

Questions? / Re: HELP PLEASE
« on: December 18, 2012, 04:31:07 AM »
Jesse is disc71 on the message board.
Follow this link to send him a PM.

J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: Meeting Minutes
« on: November 19, 2012, 11:57:25 AM »
J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting
11/12/12 – Meeting #20
McDonald’s on Jefferson and 55

Members in Attendance:
Ray Hill
Frank Grimes
Jason Poole
Dean Bingham

Meeting called to order, 5:05 PM

1)  Financials (see attached)

2) Ice Bowl
a) Award from 2012
•   50 CFR discs
•   Motion to sell at $20 each.  Vote 4-0, Motion Passes.
•   Motion to allocate 80% of the proceeds to the Ice Bowl Charity (currently The Morning Star Mission) and 20% to the J-Town Disc Golf Club Charity Fund. Vote 4-0, Motion Passes.

b) 2013
•   2/9/13 @ Community Park, Channahon, IL.
•   Jason Poole will be TD with Ray Hill as Assistant TD.

3)  2013 Bag Tag Distribution
•   The first attempt yielded only a few players.  It could have been publicized a little more, so we will make another attempt after leagues on 11/18/12 to distribute numbers 4-20.

4)  Club Tournament Supply Rental
•   Motion to remove fee.  Vote 1-2, 1 Abstain.  Motion Fails.

5) Handicap League Awards
•   Awarded Top 5, Trophies for Top 4, Perpetual was engraved.
•   Remaining $5 from Prize/Party Fund will carry-over to next year.
•   $99 was donated to the J-Town Fest

6)  Patches
•   Ordering 300.
•   Retail price for the J-Town Disc Golf Club Patches will be set at $2

7)  Member Reward System
•   Motion to setup and use a J-Town Member Reward Program.  Vote 4-0 for Reward Program, Motion Passes
•   12/1/12 rough draft to be submitted.
•   Finalize Points/Rewards Program and begin using it on 1/1/13.

8 )  Open Q & A
•   Saturday Bag Tag Challenge, CTP 50/50:  Motion to donate funds risen up until the 2/9/13 Ice Bowl to the 2013 J-Town Disc Golf Club Ice Bowl Charity (Morning Star Mission).  Vote 3-1, Motion Passes.

Meeting adjourned, 8:06 PM

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