Club Hours

Club Hours Effective September 10, 2018
Monday to Friday: 3 p.m. to close
Saturday: Noon. to close*
Sunday: 1 p.m. to close*
*If there is a televised SU Football or Basketball game on before 3:00 on a Saturday or Sunday, the club will be open earlier to accommodate all of our SU Fans.

Al joined the Syracuse Turners in 1942 at the age of 18. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European
campaign reaching the rank of Sergeant and received a Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Al
obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation from Indiana University School of Health,
Physical education & Recreation. After graduation, he worked in the Chicago area and then returned to Syracuse where he
was employed with the North Syracuse School District for over 35 years. Al taught physical education and served as a high
school gymnastics, wrestling, and track coach for many years winning many sectional and NYS championships. He also
served as the golf coach in the same school district for over 40 years. Al loved his many years of teaching and was an
inspiration to so many of his former students.
Al also was an instructor in our Syracuse Turner youth gymnastics classes in the 1950’s and 1960’s while we had our
gymnastics program. Al and his wife Barb were our Syracuse Turners Goodwill Ambassadors as they traveled through the
country and Europe visiting as many Turners clubs as they could.
Al was a “legend” at our club and our club historian and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a 76 year member of
our club. He taught many of us how to be a “True Turner” putting others before yourself and to promote Turnerism as best
as you can. He was best known for his crazy “antics” and silly hats, crazy ideas and especially his singing of great Turner
songs. He was forever the “teacher” and we, his “students”, loved sitting around singing silly drinking songs and listening to
him as he would recite/sing one drink toast after another.
Al is now with his beautiful wife, Barb who predeceased him in 1999. Al is survived by his son Stephan and his wife, Regina,
his daughter Heidi and her son Eichel and many nieces and nephews along with his adopted Turner family.
Forever in our hearts - Your memories will be shared for many years to come.




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    Tickets are just $5.00 for the daily
    evening NYS Lottery drawing. Henry
    Cappa does a great job paying out those
    winning tickets. Stop in


    TURNER GEAR:  We also have some bowling tournament t-shirts, polo shirts, bowling towels and koozies for sale at the Main and Bowling bars.  This stuff is high quality and the price is right!  Check them out next time you visit!!


    Do you have a party coming up and you don’t want to worry about the mess it will make your house? Why not rent out the club hall and save yourself the aggravation? Many people have been asking for some time about renting our banquet hall for private parties so we wanted to get the pricing out to you.

    So if you have a graduation party, bridal or baby shower, wedding, retirement party, kid’s birthday party, etc. please think of the club for your next event! Please call Dan Grinnals, our new club manager to book your next party!

    NON-Members can only rent the hall until 6pm.

    Number of People Member Price  Kitchen Use NON-Member Price Kitchen Use
    1-50 people  $100.00  $50.00 $500 $100.00
    51-100 people  $150.00  $50.00  $500  $100.00
    101-150 $175.00  $50.00 $500   $100.00
    Bartender: 1-2 Hours   $25.00 $50.00  
      3-4 Hours $50.00  $100.00   

      Whatever the occasion, please call the club 315-471-9851 we’ll take good care of you!

  UPCOMING EVENTS:  Save the dates for the following:

Sunday, October 14 th Honorary Society Chicken & Biscuit dinner served from 4:00 to 7:00

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2 nd & 3rd Our annual Gemutlichkeit – more details in next month’s Spirit

Saturday, Nov. 10 th Baseball Pool year end party

Sunday, December 9 th Kids Annual Christmas party

Saturday, December 15 th Our annual Adult Holiday party



It’s time to dust off those bowling balls and shoes and get ready for another fun season of bowling. If you want to bowl in any of our leagues, please just leave your name at the bar and someone will get back to you. The Barb Knieser Memorial Ladies league will be begin bowling on Thursday, Sept. 27 th with a “practice round” to get all the kinks out of our joints so we can be ready for the following Thursday when our regular league night will be begin. If there are any ladies that would like to join us, please let me know at judybacon@hotmail.com or call me at 315-575- 1677. The Youth league will be starting on Saturday, October 6 th . Danny Schmidt is our youth bowling committee chairman with help from Chip Kraushaar. This is open to all youth of the club AND THEIR FRIENDS! It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning and get them the exercise they need!! The Chuck Lynch Memorial league will have it’s meeting on Monday, September 10 th at 7:00 p.m. They are looking for a couple of new bowler and some subs also! Please contact Randy Taylor if you have any questions. And last but not least, the Friday night Mixed League will be starting back up in October. Check the October Spirit for details!



We are looking to start up our BUNKO night again this fall which will be held on the third Wednesday of the Fall/Winter/Spring months at the club. This is really fun dice game. We are going to continue with the same format as last year with one large group to everyone an opportunity to play with all participants. We will need to know who is interested in playing this season by October 1st. If you played last season please make a phone call to Dolores Petrone at 315-468-1614 to confirm that you will be continuing this season as we don’t want to assume anyone will continue this year unless we know for sure. If you are interested in joining as a new player, please contact Dolores so that you can be put on the list. We will need some substitutes so if you can’t commit to play once a month give Dolores a call and she can put you on the sub list. Our start date will be Wednesday, October 18, at 7pm (so our golfers can get as much golf in before it gets too cold). Please arrive a little early to pay your entry fee, get your table card assignment and purchase a beverage or two before we start. The cost per person is $10.00 a month with the first month paying $20.00 (holding $10 in your account in case you cannot play and do not get a sub). It is your responsibility to get the sub. They do not need to be club members. Prizes will be awarded to the l st , 2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , 5 th and 6 th place winners along with a most BUNKO’s winner and of course a Boobie prize as well. As in past seasons if you want to bring a snack to pass it will be welcomed



Last year we started a new “volunteer” program at the club to help us save some money. Each month, one “in-house group” (i.e. the Board, bowling leagues, golf league, bunco league, etc.) volunteered in the kitchen one Friday per month. That organization was responsible for buying the food for the Friday night dinners along with cooking, waiting on tables, etc. It worked out really well and we would like to have all of our leagues or even families to please think about volunteering for one Friday dinner to save us the money on the expense of our payroll. This really helped the club to save some money. If you are interested in doing this, please contact Heather Hess to let her know. Thank you for your cooperation!

Dinner Specials for the coming “season” begin on Friday, September 14 th with a Chicken & Biscuit dinner as the weekly special. On Friday, September 21 st it will be our guest chef Bob Rodriguez cooking his awesome Beef Rouladen (yes the same one he makes for our Fruehlingsfest).. The next week will be Kathy Nolan cooking an awesome Pork Roast dinner and Kathy will again be volunteering in the kitchen on Friday, October 5 th with a yummy meatloaf dinner. We really need your support so please stop in and have a bite to eat and say hi to your Turner friends & family! Look for weekly drink specials as well!!


Please watch your Spirit and the weekly email Blasts for details

and check out the calendars in this month’s Spirit for the dates!

If you’re NOT getting an email blast, please email me at
judybacon@hotmail.com so I can get you on the list. Or if you see me at the club, just give me your email address so I can add you in for the fun events happening at the club.





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