FROM THE ASSOCIATION MANAGER
ANNA M. PEZZELLA
WE WANT TO THANK PRESTON CARRAWAY, JR. FOR HIS YEARS OF SERVICE TO ALL OUR BOWLING COMMUNITY.
we begin another great season of bowling and fun with friends I want to introduce myself. I am your new Association Manager. My name is Anna Pezzella. I have been on the board for more than ten years and have worked in the TVUSBC office for eight years first as a volunteer then as an employee serving YOU. I am looking forward to this challenge.
I want to thank Danny Mausolf for his efforts in providing our bowling information to you. He has done an outstanding job for the past year and will continue to do so.
If you have internet access and have an e-mail address you should be receiving information directly from USBC about the various changes and developments that are happening. Hopefully, this information has been helpful and interesting.
Membership fees for the Adult Standard card will not change for the 2016-2017 season. The fee is still $20.00 with $10.00 for USBC, $9.00 for Local and $1.00 for State. A membership card purchased in a summer league will expire at the end of the current season. Another card has been established for a membership in a league that is 18 weeks or less. It will cost $11.00 and be good for ONE LEAGUE only. There will not be any USBC awards issued for this membership.
Youth membership methods have changed. Cards will cost $11.00 which includes $4.00 for USBC and $6.00 for TVUSBC and $1.00 for the State. There will be a contract between the center and TVUSBC to process leagues. Awards for youth will be provided by us. There is also a new membership for youth “Special Olympics”. This membership is for our special needs bowlers and entitles them to: access to the unique special Olympics awards package; ability to bowl in USBC certified tournaments; bowlers information on BOWL.COM; training and coaching support from Special Olympics National; access to USBC member rewards program and USBC Special Olympics Membership Card. The cost is $10.00 for USBC, $6.00 local fee and $1.00 state fee for a total of $17.00.
We have several tournaments planned for the 2016-2017 season as in the past. Most of them will be held at AMF Norfolk with two held at Pinboys at the Beach. The “OPEN” and “WOMEN’S” will be held at AMF Norfolk which is large enough to accommodate them both in three weeks. We will be holding our 28th Annual Senior Tournament December 3-4 at Pinboys At The Beach. AMF Norfolk will be hosting the 23rd Annual Mixed Tournament November 12-13 and 19-20. We want to thank the managers of these centers for their generosity and commitment to the Sport of Bowling.
If you have any questions, problems or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the lane representatives at your bowling center.