Association eNews: June 14, 2012

In this week's e-News

Youth marketing kit
Free training
Earl Anthony scholarships

Deadline to apply for 2013-14 USBC Board of Directors and Youth Committee
The deadline to submit applications for positions on the 2013-14 USBC Board of Directors and the USBC Youth Committee is September 1, 2012.

Applications for the USBC Board of Directors will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee, which will recommend a slate of candidates to delegates ahead of the USBC Convention, scheduled for April 30-May 4, 2013, in Reno, Nev. For the 2013 election, the Nominating Committee may slate up to two candidates for each of the four positions open for election. Candidates may also run from the floor.

Prospective candidates can find links to the applications for download at To print an application or to apply online, please click here.

Youth Marketing Kit
USBC recently sent a Youth Marketing Kit to all bowling centers and to associations that process youth memberships. Included in the kit is an easy-to-follow guide to USBC Youth membership products, information on our Junior Gold and USA Bowling programs, as well as a poster for advertising certified USBC Youth leagues.

Associations should also check to make sure the centers within their jurisdiction also have received the kits.

Upcoming webinars
Hosted by USBC Regional Managers David Prange and Jim Zebehazy, 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):

Wednesday, June 27
11 a.m. – Intermediate Excel
3 p.m. – Using Email in WinLABs
5 p.m. – Intermediate Excel
8 p.m. – Using Email in WinLABs

Thursday, June 28
8 p.m. – Intermediate Excel

To register for Using Email in WinLABs, 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

To participate in Intermediate Excel Webinars, please send the same information 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.

Free training for volunteer coaches

This fall, USA Bowling will offer seminars all over the country to teach volunteers the basic coaching skills necessary to teach the fundamentals of bowling to our youth. Each seminar is approximately three hours in length and each attendee is provided free tools and curriculum to take home with them. Coaches can now register by going to or by clicking here. Anyone with questions can contact the International Bowling Campus Youth Development team at 817-385-8455 or email

To see locations of the USBC Bowling Coaching seminars, please view the interactive map found here.

Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarships awarded to five youth bowlers

Five youth bowlers have been selected to receive the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship in recognition of their academic achievement and community involvement. The United States Bowling Congress annually selects USBC Youth bowlers for the Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship and each receives a $5,000 scholarship. This year’s recipients are:

Jordan Finney of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Colleen Moore of Deerfield, N.Y.
Weslie Shannon of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Stephanie Sims of Garland, Texas
Allyson Stanton of San Antonio, Texas

USBC presents the scholarships in honor of legendary bowler Earl Anthony, one of the sport’s great ambassadors who was dedicated to helping youth bowlers. The USBC Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship was launched in 2004.
Click here to read more about this year’s recipients.