Association eNews: Mar.8, 2012

In this week's eNews

New 2012 Convention information
Update to rings being mailed to bowlers
Upcoming Webinars
Welcome letter in WinLABs
USA Bowling Summer Camps
Bowl for the Cure receives award

New Convention information

USBC has been working diligently with some local businesses to make everyone’s trip to Convention is as worry-free and fun as possible. We have partnered with GO Yellow Checker Shuttle to provide delegates with discounted airport transportation. By clicking here, attendees can search for the best option available.

Texas Rangers tickets

For delegates interested in attending the Texas Rangers baseball game on Friday evening, April 27, USBC has negotiated discounted pricing for our delegates and guests. Tickets are available for as low as $10 and can be purchased online by clicking here. The password to access available seats and pricing is bowling12.

Update to rings being shipped incorrectly to bowlers
As you are aware, USBC has encountered issues with honor score rings being shipped to the bowler though the application states that it should be shipped to the local association. We believe we have resolved the transmission issues and associations can now process the awards as they are received.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Bowling Information Center at 1-800-514-2695 or email

Upcoming Webinars
EFT Audit Report tool

A new tool to help associations with balancing their books has been developed and Regional Manager George Lambert will host three Webinars to educate associations on how to utilize the tool. The seminars are scheduled for Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Eastern, Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Eastern and Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m Eastern. To register, please send an email to with the session you would like to sign up for. You will receive an email the day before or morning of the Webinar.

Legislative Update Webinars
The week of March 19, the board of directors will hold Legislative Update Webinars. If you were not able to attend one of the live meetings, or would like to review the information again, look for exact dates and times in next week’s eNews. We thank those of you who were able to attend the live meetings and provided input.

Welcome letter message in WinLABs
With the summer season only a week away, it is important for all associations to update their welcome letter message in WinLABs. Please remember that each person that joins over the summer will see this welcome letter and the information should be pertinent to the message the association wants to send. To change your welcome message, please go to “Setup” and then select Welcome Letter Message.

USA Bowling Summer Camps
Did you know more than eight million kids attend summer camps every year? As part of a new youth initiative, the International Bowling Campus is excited to announce the development of USA Bowling Summer Camps. For beginners to advanced skill levels, USA Bowling Summer Camps were created with every child in mind. Step-by-step guides and more than 100 pages of coaches’ curriculum are available on the Youth Resource Center web page to help centers begin developing a successful camp in their center this summer!

Follow the guides or use the curriculum and customize your own camp today. For questions about the USA Bowling Summer Camps, please contact Emily Maier at 817-385-8339 or

Bowl for the Cure receives award from Komen

Bowl for the Cure, sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress, recently was presented with the 2012 Reach Award by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Bowl for the Cure was cited for growing its goals and community outreach each year in its past initiatives and for the current million-dollar challenge that was launched this year.

The award was presented by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford on behalf of Susan G. Komen for the Cure on March 2 at the 2012 Komen Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.