Welcome to Syracuse Turners


Save the dates for the following:

Sunday, September 22nd:

 Party for all who volunteered their time working the National Golf tournament

Sunday, October 13th

 Honorary Society Chicken & Biscuit dinner served from 4:00 to 7:00

Saturday, October 19th

 Baseball Pool party – more to come in next month’s Spirit

Tuesday, November 5th

 Election Day Chicken & Biscuit dinner open to the public!

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 8th & 9th

 Gemutlichkeit!! – more details in next month’s Spirit

Sunday, December 9th

 Kids Annual Christmas party

Saturday, December 21st

 Annual Adult Holiday party

Please check the future Spirit’s for more

 activities that we have planned for this year.


Also if you are NOT getting the

weekly Turner Blasts, please email me at judybacon@hotmail.com with your email address or you can call or text me at

315-575-1677 so I can add you to the list!



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. 26th 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-


The Youth league will be starting on Saturday, October 5th. 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 LynchMemorial league will have it’s meeting on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. First night of

bowling will be on Monday, October 7th. Please contact Randy Taylor if you have any questions.

And last but not least, the Friday nightMixed League will be starting back up in October. Check the October Spirit for


Vernon Downs Bus Trip – Friday, July 19 th


The German American Society of CNY is holding its 59th Annual Oktoberfest at the Pavilion in Lewis Park in MInoa on Friday 10/4 from 3 PM - 10 PM and on Saturday 10/5 from 11 AM- 10 PM. There will be German food, music, dancing, activities for children  and of course wine and beer.


3 PM-5PM - German Background Music

5 PM – 5:30 PM – Trio Alpine Horns

5:30 PM – 5:45 – Grand Opening Ceremony with Special Gusts including theMayor of Minoa

5:45 PM – 9:45 PM – Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, German Dance Group from Utica

12:00 Noon – 4 PM - Fritz’s Polka Band, Variety of Music

4 PM – 6:00 PM – Stein Hoisting Contest

Drawing for the winner of the Get Away Weekend at Crystal Brook Resort in the Catskills

Background German Music

6 PM – 10:00 PM – Dirt Road Ruckus Band, Southern Country and Rock


Bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. & return home at approximately 10:00 p.m.

COST is $55.00 per person open to all members & guests

Cost includes bus trip to & from the casino, light snacks & some beverages.

Please bring your own lunches or they have many stands with great food at the track.

Please bring lawn chairs as well. I am going to try to get a friend to save a few tables for us but we

can’t guarantee it. We will have a meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:00 p.m. for anyone interested in going on this trip so we can discuss all options that are available. For questions, see Judy Bacon.



Steve & Sue Shires pictured here with American Turners National Golf Chairman, Chris Groger from Covington KY

When we hosted the National Golf Tournament this year, we had the pleasure of having another “Top Hat award”

presented to our Syracuse members! As we reported last year, this award was started back in 2001 and was named

afterWayne “Red Top” Davis of FortWayne, IN. This is a HUGE honor given out annually to one (sometimes two) people

to recognize their commitment to the National Golf Tournament. The award this year was given to Steve & Sue Shires!

Steve has been going to these golf tournaments for most of the 40 years he has been a member of the club and once

Sue came across the pond, she obviously joined him at all the tournaments. Steve has also been on every committee of

the National golf tournaments we have hosted and chaired or co-chaired many of them including this year! They are

both very dedicated to our club and we feel this is a very well deserved honor for them! When you see them, please

congratulate them on this very special award!! 


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