Association Operations for March 23, 2011.

Association Operations - 03/23/2011

2012 USBC Convention site, dates
The 2012 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting will be held in Arlington, Texas, from April 25-28. The Sheraton Arlington Hotel (1500 Convention Drive), which will serve as the host hotel, is located within two miles of the International Bowling Campus.

2011 USBC Convention information on
The 2011 USBC Convention is right around the corner and you can go online to to find seminar and workshop descriptions, as well as a frequently-asked-questions section. The convention schedule has a day-by-day breakdown of events, and by clicking on an individual event you can get a brief description as well. Delegates are encouraged to register for these events online.

Also available to USBC delegates is a special discounted price for admission to the Bowl Expo Trade Show. For $20, delegates will have access to the trade show floor on the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, and also will receive a general admission ticket to the ESPN taping of the U.S. Women's Open that evening at Cowboys Stadium. Delegates can purchase these tickets by going to, or by clicking here.

Please note you will need a user ID and a password to access the registration page.

Registered Volunteer Program (RVP)
In an effort to protect USBC Youth, we are asking our local associations to talk to any centers in your area that are not participating in the RVP program and explain the program to them. If you are unsure if they are participating, check under "Find a Center." If they are participating, there will be an RVP icon next to their name. Ask the centers to support this vital program and explain to the coaches and parents the importance of screening individuals. If you would like brochures to assist you with promoting the program, please contact Sharon Moen at

USOC F.L.A.M.E. program, scholarship deadlines
The United States Olympic Committee F.L.A.M.E. (Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere) Program is for minority undergraduate or graduate college students (ages 18-24). Applicants must have demonstrated leadership through academics, athletics and community involvement. Those selected will attend the program July 16-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and stay at the Olympic Training Center; the USOC pays all expenses. The deadline to apply is April 29. Click here to learn more about the program.

Also, please encourage your youth bowlers to go to to check out all the scholarship opportunities. The application deadline for two scholarships, the Gift of Life Scholarships and the USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship, is April 1. Click here for the Gift for Life application and click here for the Annual Zeb Scholarship.

eNews Question of the Week
Your eNews question for this week: How many Board nominees were presented by the USBC Nominating Committee?

To answer, send an e-mail to with just the answer in the subject line. At the end of the month, one person who answered a question correctly will be randomly selected and will have their choice of available prizes. One entry, per person, per week.

Please note this is the last week to enter before the first drawing will take place.

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