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California Bowling Writers Approve Changes
Two Men Join the Board
By Mary Lynly

President Joan Romeo presided over the California Bowling Writers board meeting held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on June 8, 2012. Her report to the board began with, “It’s time for change; change is inevitable; change may be challenging but change is good.” She challenged us to motivate our members, set a good example and give them a reason to be a part of this great organization.

Among reports given, Jackie Wyckoff presented the legislation containing sweeping changes to the CBW bylaws aimed at seeking 501 C3 status. Of note: Terms of office will now be three years; Membership categories were defined; Life Members will be allowed Voice and a vote at board meetings with the permission of the president; The Executive Secretary will be a hired position and she will serve one year, renewable yearly and have full voice and vote at all meetings. Directors, officers and other authorized volunteers, employees or agents shall be indemnified against claims for personal and individual liability arising in connection with their positions or service on behalf of the association to the full extent permitted by law.

Secretary Donna Dillard announced that we gained 14 new members this year bringing our total to 92 and our membership drive garnered additional members during the weekend.

New this past year was a specially designed Happy Birthday card sent to members. Jane Bailey chaired this special committee and sent 62 greetings to members.

Great accolades went to our CBW website redesigned by our webmaster Kathy Watson. This was a BIG task and a great job – hats off to Kathy. Check it out.

Debbie Haggerty appealed to those present to answer the call for youth support. Think about giving some time to coach or help with a youth program. Debbie has started a new program in her center in Rocklin and another one in has been started in Elk Grove by Kris Netherton. She says it is up to each one of us to donate some time either coaching or mentoring youth.

Mary Lynly reported on the successful 2011 Phone Card charity and raising over $8,000 for phone cards. With the help of the ladies at YMCA 29 Palms, California and TREA – The Retired Enlisted Association, they sent 685 cards to all branches of the service. Most gratifying about our charity this year is the heart warming letters we have received from wives and service men and women thanking us for this wonderful little card. The total raised for this effort since inception..$41,250.35!

Barbara Metzinger noted our continued maintenance of the California WBA display at the National Bowling Stadium and with the 20 Million dollar renovation of the stadium we may have some concern. Barbara and Mary Lynly among many friends of Joan Feinblum went to Arlington, TX to be a part of her induction into the National Bowling Hall of Fame – a special evening.

CBW will be keeping a calendar of events with dates and places and will be distributed through the Email Connection, our website and our Facebook site. It was felt that there are many dates for many events but we rarely see them in one place! Paula Vidad will chair this.

Jackie Wyckoff, Editor of our award-winning InfoLink reported on our outstanding publication and plans to expand and collaborate with CUSBC in the future. Look for change!

Frank Weiler of San Bernardino and Dennis Ganduglia of Rohnert Park will join the California Bowling Writers board of directors. Both men bring a long list of qualifications and accomplishments with them and will be a welcome addition.

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