I realize this is August & it's some time ahead to be thinking about an Ice Bowl. I also want to mention I haven't discussed this with the J-Town board. I'm assuming we will be doing it again although it's not formal, so this is coming from me not the J-Town Club. We did extremely well for our first year. That came from little planning & kind of flying by the seat of our pants. Randy Moore & Thor helped me get started with a presentation which help me come up with my own style. This thought came from what Fox Valley is doing & they're starting their promotion now. My thinking is they're filling a swimming pool with a shot glass compared to what J-Town can raise for Morning Star Mission. I might add they have quite the program in how they screen people & who they help. I just want to plant the seed. The last few Sundays have been chill day for me but my mind is still working. The next big deal for me is the Channahon Classic & things aren't going well to my plans, I'm having equip. problems. I'm proud to be a part of J-Town & I want to point out, Jason Poole was the fulcrum. Did I get that right Jason? I've said this before & maybe a hundred times more, I'm proud & thrilled to be a part of such a great group of people!!! You Go J-Town!!!
I deleted the post looking for Jon's #, I have it now. I want to point out people in desperate situations do desperate things. He wants to make right his mistakes & I think he will. I have some work his willing to do, with that he wants to make right with the disc golf comunity. I bought some of the other things that he was accused of that may be false. I'm hearing people want to hang him without a trial. Let's try to help him not hang him. If you don't agree let me know of the address of the glass house you live in.
I have been accused for not asking for help. That's only partially true. I want good help. Many have helped, things like the concrete tees, adjusting hole #2, raising #12, laying the sod on #4 are a few things that come to mind. Part of my bond with our disc golf community is the people who have stepped & helped as they saw the need. It's been over a decade at Channahon & many have helped, so I can't take all the credit. Thanks for chipping in. I'm going to need help with the sod on #11. Now laying sod is not mentally challenging, the joints need to be tight & green side up is about it. Some will need to carry & some apply. I think four good people will do it. No slackers & I think we can do it in about an hour. I'm looking at week 09/05/10. Jesse may announce it @ doubles when it comes to crunch time. We have a great body of people in our disc golf community & I'm proud to be a part of it.
I was with the park superintendent, Pat Fox, Thursday & was asking about some things to upgrade relative to the course. What I've wanted to do for some time is get #6 like #11, out of the water during wet times of the year. Being #4 & #11 are up it's creating more of a flooding problem. What I'd like to do is dig out a water hazard ( like on #2) in front of the basket. We need a machine to do that & he agreed. I need to complete #11, hopefully we'll get dirt the week starting the week of 07/11/10. I'd like to start #6 after the Channahon Classic.
I want to make note that the Chain Reaction in Channahon is $25.00 for current PDGA members. Most tournaments add $10.00 for non PDGA members. The way this is presented is to subtract the $10.00. At first glance it appeared to be $35.00 registration for a C tier.
This has been corrected since I started this post. I'm going to leave it posted just to leave it as a heads up. The pro division is $25.00 more.
Gary Lewis!!! It's Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day started just after the Civil War, & called Declaration Day. Civil war General John Logan started it,trying to help bring the Country together. It became a Federal holiday in 1971. Prior to that it was honored on different days by different states. This day honors the dead who fought for our freedom. Many, as I do, reflect on passed loved ones or whatever comes to mind to reflect on. Among others, I'm reflecting on Gary. I know he hasn't passed on. Our local Disc Golf is huge. Many may not know, but Gary is Mr. Disc Golf in our area. Running tournaments, working on courses, meeting the needs of the local golfers. Meeting with different officials in different community's promoting Disc Golf. He did this year after year. There is much more, the details are over the top. It's not uncommon when I bump into older players who name drop Gary Lewis. It confirms his impact he's had over the years. Gary is an icon to Disc Golf with great humility & reserve. My hat's off to you Gary, this Memorial Day weekend.
I found your mini, the one you get when you register with the PDGA. Some cherish that mini. James or anyone who knows James, I have it. Ask for Frank at our formal league, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday & they will point you in the right direction.
This may be redundant & I forgot to mention it at the tag challenge. We're looking for input on a club logo. If anyone has any ideas will you pass them on to a board member? If you can sketch something that would be great. If you have an idea, pass it on & I'll ask Mike Kursell to do the sketch. If it's more convenient, call me, (815) 942-6300 we'd like to get something going. If I don't answer, leave a message with your thoughts.
Putting the album together is a huge warming to my heart. Thanks so much for all that signed it & Laureen for putting it together. I went through it several times this evening. Just a little story. I saw that old man & mom signed it. That's Wilbur Wallis's Mom & Dad. The first time I met the old man, he was introduced as old man. I assumed his wife was the old lady & said hi old lady............ I never did that again, they politely chewed me out. She's Mom! Thanks everyone, it means very much to me! Another hug to you Laureen!
As some already know the Park doesn't want anyone throwing from the top of the hill over the asphalt path to the practise basket. There was a post on #18's tee that someone tore off. This request came from Daryl Cole, a supervisor in the park chain of command, 2nd in command. If this continues they will remove the practise basket. I'm asking if you see someone throwing, ask them to stop. It's in our best interest as Disc Golfers to have a good relationship with our Parks. I'm assuming a car was hit & reported it to Daryl. Thanks, Frank