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Gentlemen of the Builders Tee Club:
 November 1, 2018



As has happened once or twice during this past year on writing the opening of the newsletter I have very little to write about. No stories, sick and vigil, nothing. Writers block to the fullest. I can’t even make up something, call someone out, or even pick on a member. Wait, I got something, nope it’s gone.


Quotes of the day:  Tom Krug- “Reading the newsletter is like reading the obituary column”


                                 Tim McGee- “The only reasons I am here is to run the 3rd game pot, and I happen to like Sean Sujka.”


Lee Tew: Past President 1962. Dropped the club off some vintage newsletters and various club stuff dating back to the early 1960’s. I have not had a chance to take a look but will as soon as I can. This reminds me that the BTC still needs a club historian to step up and fill the vacancy. Jim Gallagher (R.I.P) was our last member to man that post.


Our nominating committee has interviewed close to 20 members on stepping forward for consideration for the 2019 Secretary position. As of today, Ron Miller reports of 1 member willing to accept this responsibility and duties which come with it. Kevin Bewley will be put on the ballot for our Nov, 6th Election of Officers. Gentlemen, there is still time to be considered you must see Ron before Nov, 6th.


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)




SOMETHING NEW FOR OUR MEMBERS - We are going to put a video, etc. on the web site, that's "in the news" or good for you (Click Here).  Here's also the bonus link, to help get your golf game in shape for next season.  If anyone has photos or videos to share, of our Club in action, please email them to If your screen ever displays out-dated information, try to Refresh your PC first (F5 key).  The website has recently been updated to be more "mobile-device friendly".  Try visiting us from your tablet or smart phone, and send us your feedback.

Also, remember to check the "Other/Fleamarket" page for golf-related equipment for sale & upcoming golf events from our members.  Advertising here is FREE, for members only.  Click HERE for more bowling statsClick HERE for current golf handicaps & Full Season Golf Schedule Last year's financial report as presented by Tom Ollenburger (click here).   Click Here to sign up  for Rained-Out text messages (click here for instructions).





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


14 players.  Some great matches.  Only injury was to Gary Bybee (pulled muscle).


After tennis 10 of us were joined by Tom Dombro for dinner at the Train Station.  Many Laughs.



Court 1

Rollins                      14/16

Schiera                     10/16

Abramowicz               7/16

Schroeder                   5/16

Ochoa                         4/16


Court 2

Ganz                         12/19

Lilliwitz                    11/19

Rooks                       10/19

Loritz                        5/17


Court 3

Baldermann              19/32

DiNolfo                    17/32

Bewley                     17/32

Anderson                 11/32


Mark your calendar…Semi-Annual GIO trip after tennis on November 13th.




Looking forward to seeing everyone at the dinner next Tuesday. I will be handing out all golf prizes and awards for the year and also any unpaid monies from Daily Games and World Series Tournament.


Nov. 20th will be our annual golf meeting to discuss next year's schedule, events, etc. All members are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at Beggar's Pizza in Oak Forest at 6:30. Food will be served. Anyone having golf course suggestions for next year should contact Kamin prior to the meeting so that he can evaluate and contact the potential courses before the meeting.




Overall, the scores were down in the second week of bowling. The top series was a 700 even by Shawn Sujka. Vince Oliva had the best game with a 287, Only 56 of 97 bowlers have turned in their USBC cards. Please get the rest in to me next week so that I can send them in. Also, sponsor fees are due. 


John Delano - Bowling Secretary 




HANDICAP               Game 1 Oliva 290                               Tucker 274

                                 Game 2 Owsianiak 249                       Paliga 238

                                 Game 3 S.Sujka 268                           Guarnieri 250



BLIND DOUBLES             Neumann/Joe Eppolito 490    Kappel/Tucker 463     Johnson/Warta 457


CLEAN FRAMES              Brown 22F                              O'Reilly 14


THIRD GAME                    S.Sujka 268                            Ruthenberg 258


TEAM GAME                     Gary Galassi 1109





6 Oak Forest Bowl 14 0   13 Burr Oak Bowl 12 2
1 Team Jenner 10 4   9 Team Melfi 10 4
2 H & R Johnson 9 5   10 Galassi S & S 9 5
7 Tri Star 7 7   11 Mama Vesuvio's 7 7
3 Team Kamin 5 9   16 Beggars Pizza #2 7 7
4 Bright Metals 4 10   15 Mardi Gras Lanes 5 9
8 Bluebird Lanes 4 10   12 Van Henkelum 2 12
5 Dans Lock&Key  3   11   14 Beggar's Pizza 0 14



Lane assignments for 11/06:


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


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