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Gentlemen of the Builders Tee Club:
 October 25, 2018



I already miss the Tennis players and the members that just play golf. Tear in my eye that we are all not together on Tuesdays for another 26 weeks. But I’m over that now because we have a dozen or so new applicants bowling and I can harass them for the remainder of my secretarial duties. With our first week of bowling under our belts and line-ups figured out, all went well. I was down on 17&18 and looking down the lanes, I saw several strong teams. Several new faces and ones that I have not seen during the summer. We have a full league and I think it will grow stronger in the upcoming years due to the fact that we have a great club and it is perfect time in the day to bowl. Start at 3pm, drunk by 6pm, home by 6:30, in bed by 8. Next week we will be at Oak Forest Bowl. 3pm Shotgun.


So down on the end pair I did not hear of stories or quotes. I do recall Jim Sujka sampling several open beers before he found his. Dave Jenner explaining to him in a strong but gentle voice. “Hey, that’s my beer you’re drinking”. Justin Kamper and his wonderful story about midgets.


Officers did have a short discussion after bowling about the upcoming elections of officers on November 6, 2018. Ron Miller pointed out, 16 interviews with one member stepping forward to consider the position of Secretary for 2019. Gentlemen, there is still time to be considered you must see Ron before Nov, 6th.



Please welcome our newest applicants to our fine club with a warm and fuzzy hug.


         Teddy Ruthenberg: Blue Island, IL, Sponsored by Dick Kamin and Jack Heatter


         Chuck Cahill: Tinley Park IL, Sponsored by Dick Kamin and Dan Woodward.


         Jason Wojnar: New Lenox IL, Sponsored by Dick Kamin and Jack Heatter.


         Mike Neumann:Mokena IL, Sponsored by Val Sarli and Randy Smith.



One last note. Our AED Machine is now at Oak Forest Bowl. Those that are trained on this device please see Keith Tadevich next Tuesday and calm his fears.





Nov. 6, 2018 Golf Awards Banquet & Election of Officers-6:30 PM Silver Lake.


December 1, 2018 - Kids Christmas Party - Silver Lake Country Club 12 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (click here for fill-in flyer)


Dilly, Dilly!!! 



Your Secretary,

Gary Foster

Cell# (708) 417-4280

(CLICK for Gary Foster "Stories" form)




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We will hold a New Membership Meeting November 6th at Silver Lake at the golf banquet.  We have (9) applicants on the docket for review:


         Roger Stewart           Parisi/Bondi

         Lawrence Lloyd        Tomkins/Miller

         Joseph Mello              Tomkins/Miller                

         Daniel Tomkins         Tomkins/Miller

         Michael Byrne           Les/Garetto

         Louie Vardikos          Les/Maira

         Ron Kogut                 Les/Bonarigo

         Bart Crosby               Ollenburger/Woodward

         Gerald Junkas           Maynard/Woodward


Please notify myself or any officer if your unable to attend.


Jerry Jasinski



TENNIS NEWS – Al Baldermann


First official day of tennis.  We had 13 players.  Everyone seemed to be in good shape, no injuries.


After tennis 8 of us went out for Mexican.  It was good to catch up with everyone over dinner, drinks and shots.




Court 1

Schiera                     14/17

Johnson                     9/16

Bewley                      10/22

Ganz                           6/17

Abramowicz                5/16



Court 2

Schaefer                   17/31

Schroeder                 16/31

Baldermann              16/31

DiNolfo                     13/31


Court 3

Lilliwitz                      17/27

Anderson                  15/27

Bybee                       12/27

Rooks                       10/27





The new bowling season is underway. We have several new bowlers and sixteen teams. However, we need a couple more bowlers to complete teams. Please contact me if interested. The top series on Tuesday was by newcomer Teddy Ruthenberg with 769. Teddy, Frank Reichenberger and Tom Ollenburger shared the top game honors with 268s.


John Delano - Bowling Secretary 




SCRATCH  Game 1 Ruthenberg 267         Game 2 Ollenburger 268        Game 3 Ruthenberg 267


SCRATCH SERIES            Ruthenberg 769                      O'Reilly 696


SERIES DOUBLES            Crothers/Ruthenberg 1370      O'Reilly/Ollenburger 1347


SURVIVOR                        Ruthenberg 268                      O'Reilly 225


MYSTERY                          Game 1 Warta 163                  Game 2 Carryover


         DIVISION A                                        DIVISION B

  6 Oak Forest Bowl           7    0           13 Burr Oak Bowl          7     0

  1 Team Jenner                5    2           11 Mama Vesuvio          5     2

  4 Bright Metals                4    3            9 Team Melfi                 5     2

  8 Bluebird Lanes             4    3          15 Mardi Gras Lanes      3     4

  3 Team Kamin                3    4          12 Van Henkelum            2     5   

  7 Tri-Star                        3    4          10 Gary Galassi              2     5

  2 H&R Johnson              2    5          14 Beggar's Pizza            0     7

  5 Dan's Lock & Key        0    7          16 Beggar's Pizza 2         0    7



Lane assignments for 10/30:


17-18    19-20    21-22    23-24    25-26    27-28    29-30    31-32


14-16      6-8      13-15      5-7      10-12      2-4        9-11       1-3



John Delano - Bowling Secretary