Association eNews: May 31, 2012

In this week's e-News

Corporate status
Final averages
Supply orders for 2012-13
Bowl for the Cure
USA Bowling Summer Camps

Associations and corporate status
Local and state associations chartered by USBC are required to be organized as a nonprofit corporation and operate consistent with the requirements of an organization classified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). To maintain its charter, an association must obtain and comply with their state’s corporate statutes. Associations should be sure to check their corporate status with their state and, if for any reason, their corporate status isn’t up to date, they are required to immediately correct it.

Please note that the information above applies only to standard associations; affiliate associations are not required to incorporate. However, should an affiliate have chosen to incorporate, they should be sure to update their information with their state as well.

Final averages in WinLABs

With almost all fall leagues now complete, associations should verify that league secretaries have supplied the association with final average listings for all certified bowlers within the association.

Summer supply orders

The upcoming week is the last opportunity for associations to place supply orders for the 2011-12 season. Associations can start ordering supplies for the fall season starting June 5; all orders placed online beginning June 5 will contain supplies for the 2012-13 season.

Any orders needed for the 2011-12 season should be placed online no later than June 3. Should the need arise for 2011-12 supplies after June 3, associations will need to call the Bowling Information Center at 1-800-514-2695.

Once an order is placed for the 2012-13 season, the association will receive an estimated ship date (when the order will ship from USBC Headquarters; not a shipment arrival date).

For those associations that did not attend the 2012 USBC Convention, Executive Director Stu Upson announced we no longer will award magnets after this season and will have a new award available for special achievements. Associations with a surplus of magnets may be able to contact associations nearby and see if they have a need for any additional magnets.

Upcoming webinars

Hosted by USBC Regional Manager David Prange, the Association Development team will conduct another series of webinars aimed at helping local associations increase their awareness of programs and tools provided to them by USBC Headquarters. The schedule and titles of the webinars (all times Eastern):

Monday, June 4
Noon - Using email in WinLABs

Wednesday, June 27
3 p.m. – Using email in WinLABs
8 p.m. – Using email in WinLABs

To register for any webinar, please send an email with your name, association name and number, email address, phone number and the webinar in which you would like to participate to Classes are limited to 25 participants, so please register early. Registration ends 48 hours before the webinar is conducted. After registering, we will send you sign-on instructions.

Share your Bowl for the Cure photos

We know many associations host Bowl for the Cure events across the country. Would you like to share your Bowl for the Cure event? We would love to feature your photos on Facebook and Twitter to show the impact associations, leagues and bowling centers have in their local community by raising awareness and funds to find the cures.

Email any information and photos you want to share about your event to or you can click here to visit us on Facebook, “Like” us and share your photos.

USABowlingSummerCampInsideUSA Bowling Summer Camps

USA Bowling Summer Camps offer free, customizable marketing materials now available for download on the Youth Resource Center! Click here to go to the Youth Resource Center (password: youth).

Pick from flyers, postcards, table tents and more. Download your item, type in your camp information, print and you’re ready to go. All materials are available in color or black and white, and are extremely easy to use. If anyone needs any assistance, please contact Brand Manager Emily Maier at 817-385-8339 or