Association Operations - March 10

Association Operations - 03/10/2011

Deadline approaching for two prestigious scholarships
The deadline to apply for the USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship and the Gift of Life Scholarship is April 1.

The Annual Zeb Scholarship is named after Jim Zebehazy, the last executive director of the Young American Bowling Alliance, and is awarded to a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to their community through service. Applicants must be a high school junior or senior and a USBC Youth member in good standing. The winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to attend the awards ceremony held in conjunction with the USBC Junior Gold Championships in July. Click here for an application.

The Gift for Life Scholarship is awarded annually to high school students who offer evidence of financial hardships. Up to 12 USBC Youth members will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship managed through USBC’s SMART program. In honor of the September 11th heroes, two of these awards, one to a male and one to a female, are reserved for a son and a daughter of fire, police or emergency rescue personnel. Click here for an application.

To see all national scholarships and awards that are available to youth bowlers, go to or click here.

Association logos
With the influx of local and state associations creating Facebook pages, and doing a nice job of using it to promote events and recognize bowlers, it is important to remember that many of the associations are using their own unauthorized logos while using the USBC name. Under no circumstances should these unauthorized logos be used.

Associations should contact their Regional Manager to request authorized logos. You can find your Regional Manager on the Associations page of

USBC Hall of Fame festivities and Bowl Expo trade show at USBC Convention
The USBC Hall of Fame festivities begin at the Gaylord Texan hotel on Friday, July 1. The schedule: 

  • 6-7 p.m. – VIP reception, including open bar, hors d’oeuvres and VIP seating at the ceremonies. Tickets for the VIP reception are available now and can be purchased by e-mailing or when delegates register for their Convention workshops. The cost to attend the reception is $50.
  • 7-8 p.m. – Free admission to the general reception with cash bar.
  • 8 p.m. – Induction ceremonies (free to the general public)

You must sign up in advance when you are registering for workshops to be guaranteed a seat. Those who do not register in advance will be admitted if space is available. Business/cocktail attire is required for all Hall of Fame events.

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 on the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, and also will receive a general admission ticket to the ESPN taping of Bowling’s U.S. Women’s Open that evening at Cowboys Stadium. Delegates can purchase these tickets by going to, or by clicking here. Please note that you will need a user ID and a password to access the registration page.

Memberships after March 15
Any individuals joining a league after March 15 shall pay the dues/local processing fee that are known to be, or become, effective for the next current season. On payment of the dues/processing fee, the individual shall become a member for the balance of the current season and the next season.

When upgrading or purchasing a local only membership, the purchase is only good for the current season. At this time, if a bowler wishes to purchase a Sport membership or a local only membership that is valid for this summer and the 2011-12 season, they will need to purchase a Standard membership with it, not just the upgrade.

eNews question of the week
Your eNews question for this week: Which department recently redesigned its webpage?

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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