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Courses / Re: HIGHLAND PARK GROUND CLEAR SUMMER PROJECT
« Last post by Mcfrolfer on May 18, 2015, 07:48:44 AM »
This week is the last big push to get phase one done before First Flight. I'll be working out at Highland today (5/18), 1030-2ish. If you have any spare time feel free to lend a hand.
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9 Advanced Masters registered so far. 3 more and we can have an Adv. Masters final 9! Pre-registration is still available until Wed., May 20th at www.acesandchains.com
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History / Re: COMMENTS
« Last post by Disc71 on May 17, 2015, 12:47:31 PM »
I wish I got my number when I started too.
I know Roger, we have that Bolingbrook connection. He went to school with my brother. Rog also use to be a regular at our doubles league. He is a sweet big hearted guy, I wish he'd come back out and play.
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First place trophies will be given out to the following divisions at First Flight presented by Axiom Discs:

First Place Advanced
First Place Advanced Masters
First Place Advanced Grand Masters
First Place Advanced Senior Grand Masters
First Place Intermediate
First Place Recreational
First Place Recreational Women
First Place Novice
First Place Jr. Boys

This is based on there being 3 or more players in each of those divisions (except Jr. Boys, which I made an exception for). All other divisions will not receive a trophy. Players from any other divisions are welcome to switch to a division with a trophy being offered.
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History / Re: COMMENTS
« Last post by thrembo on May 15, 2015, 05:55:30 PM »
I remember when the PDGA started, and I could have had a real low #, but I opted out. I was strictly a rec player back then. I didn't join until years later (10285). That still makes me a "Legacy Member" now, lol.

I don't remember any of the old IFA peoples names. I have introduced countless people to the sport though, including Roger Smith. I moved to Ann Arbor in 1987 and met Steve Peck, Mark Ellis, Jim Kenner and Gunars and got to be a part of the sport growing up there, including Hudson Mills, Kensington etc. In 1999 I moved to Florida, and joined the Sky Pilots and SWFDGA.
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J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: Meeting Minutes
« Last post by bangham on May 14, 2015, 09:07:25 PM »
J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting 35
5/11/15
Community Park, Channahon, IL
Meeting called to order: 5:20 PM

Members Present:
Dean Bingham
Frank Grimes
Shawn McCarthy
Steve Rachan
Jason Poole


1)   Financials (see attached)
●   90 Members
●   $679.34 available for course projects
●   Approved


2)   Handicap League
●   1st session averaging 11 players / week
●   2nd session has been sanctioned to run from 6/2-7/28
●   3rd session will be from 8/4-9/29


3)   Discontinuum Club Challenge Recap
●   J-Town was represented by 26 players (14 upper, 12 lower)
●   1st Rnd 1st Overall (Uppers 1st, Lowers 2nd)
●   2nd Rnd 2nd Overall (Uppers 2nd, Lowers 2nd)
●   2nd Overall (Uppers 1st, Lowers 2nd)
●   Full points, and ratings for J-Town players are posted on the JTownDiscGolf.com message board.


4)   Course Project- Highland Park Basket Upgrade
●   Need additional 16 Sleeves ($17 Each+s/h, $296.26 Total)
●   Vote passes 4-0


5)   J-Town Club Invitational
●   Renting the pavilion at The Canyons will be $100+
●   Highland Park could be an option pending park approval.
●   Vote to move event to Highland passes 4-0


6)   Trilogy Challenge
●   6/6/15 Trinity Links

7)   Election
●   Dave Kociuba- President, unopposed
●   Jason Poole- Treasurer, unopposed
●   Dean Bingham- Secretary, unopposed
●   Need to have a special election for Vice President and Member Advocate
●   4/11/15-5/25/15 for nominations and acceptance
●   Jeremiah Bly-Member Advocate
●   Steve Rachan-Vice President
●   5/26/15-6/9/15 for voting


8 )    Open Q&A
ē   Nothing presented.

Meeting adjourned, 6:00 PM
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Nominations will be accepted through 5/25/15

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

Vice-President
Steve Rachan (A)

Member Advocate
Jeremiah Bly (A)
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Unfilled positions are back up for nominations.  Please take this time to nominate a J-Town Disc Golf club member for the following positions. 

Vice-President
Member Advocate

Individual Board position descriptions are listed below:

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 Presidentís absence, the Vice President shall chair Club meetings.

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 memberís behalf, anonymously if desired.
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History / Re: COMMENTS
« Last post by Disc71 on May 13, 2015, 07:40:38 AM »
Do you remember any of these guys from the IFA. Steve Matul and Roy Carey are still very active in the disc golf community. During The 1976 World Frisbee Championships they introduced the pole hole that we use today. Ed Headrick was there and was walking around asking players if they would like to join his new disc golf organization called the PDGA. Steve Matul was there and was the 8th person to join. You can see his signature where the highlighted area is on the poster. 
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History / Re: COMMENTS
« Last post by thrembo on May 12, 2015, 02:13:02 PM »
Greetings. Finding this site brought back a lot of memories. I was born in Peoria, but grew up in and around Chicago, mostly in Bolingbrook. I got my 1st Frisbee around 1970, and was hooked. Around 1975 I got Dr Stancil Johnsons Frisbee book, and soon after joined the IFA and started playing object golf. I also met two cool dudes from the other IFA (Illinois Frisbee Assn) and they informed me of the course going in at West Park. I started playing there soon after the course opened, and then Shorewood and New Lenox. Also played a couple courses on the North side, Adler and Libertyville I think. I reside in Florida now, but was just up there recently, and got to play the Dellwood course for the 1st time, and eat at Portillo's again, of course.

Thanks to all the good people in J-town who helped get disc golf going, and keep it going there. I've been playing DG for 40 years now, and will always consider West Park to be my home course. Dellwood was fantastic by the way, I only wish that we had it earlier!
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