California Bowling Writers

August 27, 2006


CONTACT: Bette Addington, CBW Publicity


Amid all the changes due to the mergers, one thing is for certain, the California Bowling Writers is still a viable organization to promote bowling writers.

At the CBW Annual Meeting held at the CWBA Convention in May, Mary Lynly (Roseville) was elected CBW President. As her first official act, President Lynly made the following appointments to the CBW Board: 1st VP - Bette Addington (Bakersfield), 2nd VP - Kathy Watson (Richmond) and Director #2 North - George Glavas (Sacramento). They will be joining Secretary - Donna Dillard (Pasadena), Treasurer - Tina Martin (Novato), Sgt.-At-Arms - Marian Mann (Daly City), and Directors #2 South - Marianne Evans (Simi Valley), #3 North - Robert Brown (Pinole) and #4 South Joan Romeo (Van Nuys).

The CBW not only wants to continue its programs and charities but is open to change. Currently, Lynly states CBW's main interest is to "keep California bowlers 'connected' through our CBW newsletter, the "InfoLink", and the CBW website ( and CBW events". One of our upcoming events, our annual charity endeavor--sending phone cards to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan-- will soon be underway. Members and non-members alike have joined together to make this a successful event. This will be our third year for this endeavor, so stay tuned if you would like to be a part of this worthwhile cause.

We have some interesting events in store for 2007. The CBW will have their Interim meeting the weekend of Oct. 6-8 in Sacramento, so keep watching for further info and feel free to hop on board the CBW where bowling writers are always welcome and new and exciting events are happening! For further information on joining CBW, contact Secretary Donna Dillard at 626/683-8658.

The CBW membership has been steadily growing over the past few years and welcomes new members. Cost to join is still just $13 per year.

The California Bowling Writers (CBW), formed in 1998, is open to all California bowling journalists, promoters and supporters of the sport of bowling.

The purpose of the organization is to encourage and educate both members and non-members in communication through print, promotion and use of electronic media. At the same time, CBW will recognize and reward those who create media awareness by providing outstanding bowling photography and journalistic excellence.