August 1, 2019  (As published in the ARUSBC Average Book)

The 2018-2019 bowling season has closed.  Adult and youth tournament participation continues to increase, the ARUSBC youth program remains strong because of the work of the Youth Committee and participating bowling centers, and the BVL Tournament successfully raised $4,200 for our disabled veterans.  The ARUSBC spent $6,137 for awards for the 2018-2019 season and a total of $53,584 for the awards since 2009 when the Appomattox River USBC was formed.  The 2019-2020 season will be the tenth anniversary for ARUSBC.

Unfortunately, Nottoway Lanes remained closed for the 2018-2019 season due to the car damage repairs, and The Bowling Alley management has decided not to hold ARUSBC tournaments.  I have talked to them about their issues, which will be presented to the ARUSBC Board of Directors, and hopefully the issues will be resolved and The Bowling Alley Management will reconsidered their decision.  The Bowling Alley has always been a great partner in our tournaments and I would hope that could continue.

I am pleased to announce Roy Becker (Superior Performance), and Wade Watkins (Meritorious Service) will be inducted into the ARUSBC Hall of Fame.  The induction ceremony date is not firm at the time.

A warm welcome to newly elected ARUSBC Youth Director Destiny Hairfield.   The ARUSBC Board of Directors is anxious to have your views, advice and input to improve service to our bowlers.

I would like to  thanks Robby Phillingane and Dewey Bently for their years of service on the Board working with the youth.  Robby is resigning for personal reasons and Dewey is resigning for work related reasons.  Both have been dedicated to the youth and will be greatly missed and hard to replace.  They both indicated they will still be working with the youth bowlers as much as they can.

Thanks for supporting the sport of bowling.

Jerry Womack