Association Operations - March 17

Association Operations - 03/17/2011

Five USBC board nominees selected
Incumbent United States Bowling Congress President Darlene Baker of Mahomet, Ill., and USBC Director Marci Williams of Wichita, Kan., join newcomers Jo Dimond of Columbus, Ohio, Karen Jost of Alexandria, Va., and Karl Kielich of El Paso, Texas, to form the 2011 slate of candidates for the USBC Board of Directors.

The five nominees were selected by the USBC Nominating Committee as candidates for four open positions on the board. The committee may slate up to two candidates for each open position. Additional candidates may still run from the floor.

Baker began her first term as president in 2010 and has served on the USBC Board of Directors since the organization's inception in 2005. Williams was elected to a three-year term in 2008. Dimond, Jost and Kielich are being considered for the first time.

Current USBC Board members Nicholas Hoagland and Barbara Chrisman are not seeking re-election.

USBC Convention delegates will vote on the four open positions July 1 in Grapevine, Texas. Biographies of the slated candidates will be available on no later than the end of April.

Bowl Expo Trade Show
As a special this year for USBC Delegates, BPAA will allow USBC Delegates, alternate delegates and their guests access to their trade show floor on the afternoon of Thursday, June 30 for a discounted price of $20 per person. In addition, this purchase will also include a general admission ticket to the finals at Cowboys Stadium, to be broadcast in high-definition on ESPN2 on July 2.

This is going to be one of the most spectacular events that women’s bowling has ever seen and the goal is to be the largest attended TV finals in the history of bowling. We will need your help to make that happen. Tickets can be purchased by going to, or by contacting Kristin Warzinski at 800-343-1329, ext. 8451 or via e-mail at Don’t miss your chance to be a part of bowling history. Shuttles will be available to transport attendees to Cowboys Stadium.

Youth Processing System update
As of March 15, the Youth Processing System will default to the 2010-11 summer season setting. For anyone who has logged in and can’t find their leagues, please check the season in the dropdown menu and make sure you are looking in the proper season for the league.

USBC live-stream coverage on
High School bowling comes to this weekend with coverage of the Star City High School Open. Coverage begins Saturday, March 19, at Noon, and continues Sunday, March 20, at 8 a.m. (all times Eastern). Log on to the home page of for a full list of upcoming live-stream events.

eNews Question of the Week
Your eNews question for this week: Name one of the two scholarships with application deadlines of April 1.

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.

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