SEPA USBC would like to first thank each and every one of you for your patience during this time of transition. As promised, information sessions are being held to provide updates pertaining to awards and other services to be provided by SEPA during the 2019-2020 season.
The information session will be broken down into two segments. There will be a time slot for the youth members and parents; and another for the adult members.
Topics covered will be as follows:
Process and Procedures
Saturday, October 19th, 2019 Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Our Board of Directors was notified that four Centers had submitted requests to transfer their affiliation from Southeast PA USBC to the Bucks County USBC. Their requests were approved by USBC National; effective 8/1/19
This change will affect bowlers who participate in leagues at these four Centers and….Centers that are affiliated with the Southeast PA USBC. A bowler’s affiliation will be determined by where (which league) they complete their membership card and pay their membership fee. Our dues are $25 standard adult; $20 senior league* and $4 youth membership.
You may be affected in the following way(s):
When joining the secondary league, you will have to pay an additional local association fee (Southeast PA USBC- $12.00 or Bucks County- ?).
Your association affiliation will determine the awards, recognition, service and programs you are entitled to on the local level.
Should you wish to bowl in a tournament outside your association affiliation, you can be charged the local association fee for participation.
Any issues will be handled by the association you are affiliated with.
In preparation for the 2019-2020 bowling season, Southeast PA USBC asks you to join us at one of two upcoming League Officer Meetings.
The purpose of the meetings are as follows:
League Secretaries will obtain the league packets for their
Officers and Directors of the Association will discuss plans for the upcoming season and welcome any feedback from league
Q & A Session
League officers will have the opportunity to address any questions or concerns about Southeast PA USBC policies, services, and other topics.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Scott Michaud 610-544-4713 by August 1, 2019, letting us know which session you plan to attend. See below for the date, time, and location of each session.
Sunday, August 4th, 2019 Sunday, August 11th, 2019
2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wynnewood Lanes Giant Supermarket Community Ctr.
2228 Haverford Rd. 315 S. York Rd.
Ardmore, Pa 19003 Willow Grove, Pa 19090
Our annual membership meeting was held last Sunday (6/9) in the Community Room of the Willow Grove Super Giant. For those in attendance, we were able to give an overview of the Board’s activities during the 2018-19 season. We presented the association’s current financial status and discussed why changes were made to the awards program. We value the input that was received from attendees and hope that they will communicate reasons for our decision-making process to fellow bowlers.
An election for new officers and directors was held. Congratulations to Alva Turner, President-elect; Jackie Carroll, Vice-President-elect, Nicholena Ruston, Sergeant at Arms-elect and Donald Armstead, Director-elect. We look forward to communicating the vision and new directions the Board will take under this new administration.
It is not too late. We are looking to fill additional director positions and volunteers for our various committees. Currently, we especially need volunteers to help conduct our lane certification program. If you are interested, please contact our office: email@example.com.
The FINAL STANDINGS for the 2019 Southeast PA USBC Open Championships are now posted under the ‘Forms’ tab section of the website. The information page there has the standings. You can also navigate to the Past Tournament Results page on our site.
Below is a list of our standing committees and potential ad hoc committees to be created by the incoming officers and subject to board approval. All committees for the 2019-2020 season will start on August 1st when the new season begins. We value input from our members and would appreciate anyone who has skills and ideas in any of the areas listed. Included is a brief description of each committee. If you are interested in volunteering, please select one or more that you would like to join. Any current Southeast PA USBC members may serve on a committee or multiple committees. We welcome and encourage all volunteers who want to donate their time. If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 List of Standing Committees
Finance/Budget/Audit: provides specific oversight regarding ongoing fiscal stability of our association, assisting in budget preparation and coordination of annual audit/financial review. (Budget Preparation is the primary responsibility of the Association Manager with assistance from committee volunteers.)
Youth Committee: responsible for identifying programs and services that meet the needs of our association’s youth bowlers. Staffs youth tournaments and other youth-specific activities. The Youth Committee is a requirement for Youth Directors.
2019-2020 List of Potential Ad Hoc Committees
Association Representation: creates structure from enhancing communication between the board and league level association members. Identifies and works with individuals on the league level who will act as communicators on behalf of the association.
Awards: works with Association Manager to identify and recommend association awards recognition items and programs (achievement and honor score awards).
Coaching: develops and implements coaching clinics/seminars/events throughout the association.
Hall of Fame: helps select new members, coordinate, and plan the Hall of Fame luncheon and ceremony when directed by the board of directors. Also works as an outreach to current Hall of Famers and write a written history for the association for our website.
Human Resources: provides oversight for office staff with and includes performance appraisals and feedback following the Southeast PA USBC policies and procedures. The committee also assists the Association Manager in writing and maintain the association’s Operations Manual.
Lane Certifications: responsible for the annual inspections of our centers to ensure all lanes meet the specifications required by the USBC (April through August).
Nominating: reviews candidate resumes, prepares slates and develops criteria and procedures for elected positions of the board.
Policy / Bylaws: works to identify needs and creates policies which standardize association practices. The association keeps it’s at the office. The committee also works as outreach and assists any current member write new proposed bylaws to be voted on at our annual general membership meeting. We hold our annual membership meeting typically in the May or June timeframe.
Seniors: works as an outreach to our association’s senior membership by representing that membership groups’ interests for the association.
Tournament: assists tournament director with rules and decisions for the operation of Southeast PA USBC adult tournaments. Members are also responsible for staffing all youth and adult tournaments as needed.
Ways & Means: implement fundraising initiatives for the association. Works with the Association Manager to conduct all fundraising activities in a fair and transparent manner.