OSI News Archive - November, 2004
November 29, 2004
The Multnomah Athletic Club will host a Celebration of Steph Turner?s life at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 2, 2004. The Celebration is open to the public. Following is the text of Steph?s obituary that appeared in the Dayton Daily News:
TURNER, Stephani Lee (Coach Steph) passed away unexpectedly, November 23 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She was born on September 8, 1961 in Dayton, Ohio and attended Fairmont West and Boston University. She was employed at the MULTNOMAH ATHLETIC CLUB (MAC) in Portland, Oregon. Steph began her coaching career founding Swim Rhode Island, then moved on to Cincinnati Marlins for 5 years. In 2000, she moved to Oregon where she was the head coach at the Eugene City Swim Club for one year. During her coaching career Steph has coached numerous Eastern, Central and Western Zone qualifiers; National Age Groups Top 16 swimmers, Junior and Senior National qualifiers, National Age Groups record holders, and assisted coaching several Olympians. She was also a past president of the Ohio American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA). Steph has won the ASCA Coach of the Year Award 3 times, including Rhode Island, New England and Ohio. She was also the recipient of the GCGL Volunteer of the year award for her work with Special Olympic swimmers. In addition, Steph has coached with the USA Swimming National Select and Why Be Dry? Camp program. At the MAC, Steph has coached both the Mighty MAC and MAC Masters Teams. She has served on the Oregon Swimming Review Board, the Oregon Masters Chair and she was an active volunteer with Committed Partners for Youth, a mentoring organization for troubled teens. Beginning in January 2005 she was to become the MAC Swim America Supervisor, a comprehensive learn to swim program. She is survived by her parents Dr. Donald L. & Judith L. (Moylan) Turner of Kettering, Ohio, sister and brother-in-law, Stacy & John Remke of Cincinnati, Ohio, brothers & sisters-in-law, Scott Turner & Susan McNulty of Centerville, Ohio, Sean & Emily Turner of Columbus, Ohio; nieces & nephews, Kelley, Bode, Reece & Shannon; numerous relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 12 P.M. Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave. Deacon Vic Hildebrand officiating Interment Davids Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. To her, serving the swimming community wasn't just a job it was a way of life. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The MULTNOMAH Athletic Foundation, c/o MULTNOMAH Athletic Club in memory of Stephani Turner, P.O. Box 390, Portland, OR 97207. "Hi, this is coach Steph! I'm either away from the desk right now or on the deck coaching our future Olympians. Go MAC!!
November 26, 2004
A service for Steph will be held on Tuesday at the Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, 45429. The family has requested that donations (in lieu of flowers) be made to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (at MAC) in memory of Steph Turner. We will be having a "Celebration" of Steph's life at the MAC this coming week, details will be forthcoming.
November 24, 2004
It is with deep regret that I must inform everyone that Steph Turner passed away yesterday. Steph has been a great friend and well liked by many here at MAC and the swimming community.
Steph was 43 years old and came to us from her position as coach at the Eugene City Swim Club. She joined the MAC in November 2001 as an assistant swim coach for the juniors program and Masters Swim head coach. Recently, Steph was recently promoted to MAC Swim Instructional Supervisor. This month's Winged M featured Steph and the Swim America program being introduced at MAC in January. Prior to her northwest experience, Steph had enjoyed coaching success in Ohio and the New England area.
I will pass on any details concerning services when I find out any information.
November 22, 2004
Oregon Swimming Athletes, Coaches, officials were awarded at the Awards Ceremony in Corvallis. All top 5 athletes received a trophy, new record holders a certificate and USA Swimming top 16 reprotable times and national qualifiers were recognized.
Morgan Scroggy, THSC received the Female Athlete of the year award, Logan Madson, Bend the Male Athlete of the year, Linck Bergen, THSC, Age Group Coach of the year and Bud Taylor, MHST, the Senior Coach of the year Award.
The James J Richardson Award was presented to Dick Moody, long time coach, he also received an award from the Oregon Swim Coaches Association. Tim Stevenson, OSI General Chair, received the USA Swimming/Phillips 66 Award, Mark Rieniets, OSI Referee, the Dick Parker Officials Award.
The Jon Arlin Adapted Award to Jennifer Butcher, Julie Crisp, Michaela Rutherford and Aaron Paulson, all representing USA in the Paralympics.
The Media Award was awarded to the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, and News Register in McMinnville.
Congratulations to all award recepients.
November 19, 2004
The 2005 Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday November 21, in Corvallis. Doors open at 1:00PM. Directions to LaSells Stewart Center
From I-5 take the Corvallis/Hwy 34 exit towards Corvallis. Cross the bridge coming into town. Turn left on 4th Street. Go 8 blocks and turn right on Western. The center is on the corner of 26th and Western. Just past the intersection of 26th and Western is the parking lot entrance to Reser Stadium. Park and walk across 26th to LaSells Stewart Center.
From 99-W southbound: 99-W turns into 4th Street in town, follow 4th to Western. The center is on the corner of 26th and Western. Just past the intersection of 26th and Western is the parking lot entrance to Reser Stadium. Park and walk across 26th to LaSells Stewart Center.
From 99-W Northbound: 99-W turns into 3rd Street in town, follow 3rd to Western, then turn left. The center is on the corner of 26th and Western. Just past the intersection of 26th and Western is the parking lot entrance to Reser Stadium. Park and walk across 26th to LaSells Stewart Center.
November 18, 2004
2005 CAT AB Open: Meet information is being mailed Friday, November 19th. A pdf version of meet information will also be available for download from the CAT website (www.corvallisaquaticteam.org) Monday afternoon, November 22nd.
November 15, 2004
A Stroke and Turn Clinic will be conducted at the MAC on Monday evening, November 22nd, at 5:20 pm for all who is interested. The clinic will last until 6:45. If you are interested to attend this clinic contact Stephen Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-567-0363.
Please check in at the front desk at the MAC and say that you are attending a Swim
November 2, 2004
Special Olympics Oregon is hosting their State Aquatics competition at THPRD - Tualatin Hills natatorium - on Saturday, November 20th.
This competition will have close to 200 competitors.
Currently, we are still looking for volunteers & officials to make this event possible.
Special Olympics Oregon is Athlete focused, Volunteer driven & Staff assisted.
This event simply could not happen without volunteers.
We need day of event volunteers & those interested in key positions with competition management, event logistics & officiating.
We need volunteers to serve as...
Stroke & Turn Judges
Staging - Clerk of Course Volunteers
Assist with Awards
Key Volunteers for the Developmental Events [Adapted Swim events]
All volunteers would receive "day of event" training, a meal, beverage & of course, our sincere gratitude and multiple thanks from the athletes themselves!
For those in key responsibility roles I can throw in the Games Organizing T-Shirt.
If your are wanting to help - we can use your skills and smile!
For more information, please contact Jan Hull at email@example.com or 1.800.452.6079 x13.
Thank you for your support of Special Olympics Oregon!
Director of Sports
Special Olympics Oregon
5901 SW Macadam Ave. #100
Portland OR 97239
Phone - 503.248.0600 x13
Toll Free - 800.452.6079 x13
Fax - 503.248.0603
Website - www.soor.org
E-Mail - firstname.lastname@example.org