General Meeting

A General Meeting and hopefully a chance to prepare to get back to normal for the Winter 2021-22 Season has been scheduled for Sunday, August 15th at 6pm down at Napa Bowling Center.

With Summer bowling going well, we’re hopeful for a problem free 2021-22 Season of League Bowling starting in the next few weeks. In doing so we’re required to have an Association Meeting to close out last years non-bowling. So think of this as a get together to see familiar faces, get some good news on bowling’s return, and let your voice be heard.

If you hadn’t already done the survey about the return to bowling, feel free to fill it out so topics noted can be discussed at the meeting.

 
 

Annual Meeting Minutes

Napa-Sonoma USBC

Minutes of Annual Meeting – August 15, 2021, @ Napa Bowl

Meeting called to order at 6:02 pm

15 Association members present, including 5 Board members – President Patrick Havens, Vice President Steven Lederer, and Directors Becci Huffman, Renee Robles, and Staci Taylor.

The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by President Havens.

Minutes – President Havens read the minutes from the 2019 Annual Meeting. There being no discussion, Vice President Lederer motioned to accept the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded and approved.

President – President Havens discussed the newer rules in effect – weight holes and chemical use on balls. Weight holes are no longer allowed on balls, and must be plugged. The pro shop is plugging weight holes for $15. Also, no chemicals can be used during play, with the exception of isopropyl alcohol being currently allowed by USBC because of covid.

Richard Kokal stated that thumb holes must be plugged if not in use. President Havens confirmed that, and said that all gripping holes must be filled with thumb/fingers, and those not using a thumb hole must mark on the ball where the center of the palm would be.

Pat Zuffinetti asked who is policing these new rules. President Havens said that the league officers were the ones responsible for knowing the new rules, and enforcing them. Richard Kokal stated that thumb holes must also be plugged if not used.

President Havens talked about the changes with the officers from the last meeting, explaining that Steven Lederer stepped down as President and Patrick Havens replacing him as President, with Steven taking the role of Vice President.

President Havens also discussed the upcoming season, with masks required when entering Napa Bowl, but not needed while on the lanes. Richard Kokal asked if the center would be using lane spacing. President Havens said that they would not.

Dave Ellingson asked about what averages would leagues be using. President Havens explained that each league would need to decide that on their own.

Vice President Lederer asked if 2019-2020 season averages were reported. Manager Kelley said that they were. Nita Calhoun asked about membership pricing. President Havens said the price ($23) is the same.

Renee Robles asked about linage changes. Patrick Havens answered that the pricing would be the same.

Manager – Manager Kelley presented the membership numbers from the last 3 seasons, and the financial statements for the past 2 seasons.

Pat Zuffinetti asked what USBC considered the breaking point for the membership numbers. Manager Kelley did not have that information as USBC has not made that public, but did explain that USBC has some cash reserves in case numbers do not rebound immediately.

Vice President Lederer said that we should encourage prior bowlers to return to bowling. Manager Kelley added that there has been an influx of new bowlers buying equipment in Rohnert Park, and hoping that the same might be happening in Napa. These bowlers should be encouraged to join leagues as well. Becci Huffman asked if that was indeed the case in Napa, and President Havens explained that Napa Bowl has been full most days. Pat

Zuffinetti asked what effort was being made to promote leagues. President Havens stated that there were flyers posted around the bowling center, and that there were scrolling messages on the monitors.

Committees

None.

Unfinished Business

None.

New Business

President Havens announced the proposed by-laws amendment to allow virtual board meetings and voting.

Don Ramsay asked about whether local awards could be allowed yearly instead of lifetime. President Havens said that we could look at what the costs would be and make a decision on that at the end of the upcoming season.

Vice President Lederer added that USBC isn’t just about awards – it’s about having a national governing body that gives us rules and tournaments, among other things.

Don Ramsay then asked where the $8 local fees is being spent. President Havens explained that the money goes to youth memberships, awards, and the manager’s salary.

Election/Nomination Committee – due to not being able to hold a meeting in 2020, all officer and director spots were up for election. Vice-President and all directors that were renewed in 2020 would have a 1-year term, expiring in 2022. President and all other directors would have a 2-year term, expiring in 2023.

Proposal #1 – amend the bylaws to allow the board to vote via mail, email, or teleconference in emergency or urgent situations.

Election Results – Angela Robles was assigned Sergeant-at-Arms for the collection and counting of the votes.

President (2 years) – Patrick Havens Vice President (1 year) – Steven Lederer

Directors (2 years) – Joshua Fjelman, Paul Fjellman, Staci Taylor, Tracy Wyckoff Directors (1 year) – Rhoda Campbell, Becci Huffman, Jose Mendoza, Renee Robles

Proposal #1 – passed.

With no further business to discuss, President Havens adjourned the meeting at 7:02 pm.

 
 

We want to hear from you!

With the Winter Season wrapping up and summer almost upon us, we’re wanting to get an idea on what you the bowlers are needing from the Association to return to League Bowling in the 2021-22 Winter Season.

Please click the link below to take a very short survey. We thank you for your time!

https://forms.gle/HjkGeZU99o3NZJkn7

 
 

Youth League Mailing List

At the request of the bowlers and parents I’ve set up an email list run by Mail Chimp to send updates with Tournament dates and other information of value. This will be a low traffic list.

SIGN UP HERE

Any questions can be directed to Coach Patrick.

 
 

Winter Leagues have Started

Starting with the Sunday Night Monarchs on August 12th, the 2018-19 Winter Season has started.  You’ll find Adult Leagues starting up every day and the Youth Leagues start September 8th at 9am. You will find every league has space. If one league (too competitive or not competitive enough) isn’t a fit for you, I’m sure we’ll find a league that provides the fun bowling environment you want.

Winter Schedule

2018-2019

~Day Leagues~

DAY LEAGUE NAME SECRETARY TYPE MEETING START
Mon. 1:00 pm SIRS

Must Belong to the SIRS Organization

Chris Simms 255-5492 4 Man HDCP Aug 20 12:30pm Aug 20 1:00pm
Tue. 9:30 am HAPPY CAMPERS

Adults —– Join the Fun

Bev Creech 253-0695 Mixed 3 HDCP Aug 28 9:00am Aug 28 9:30pm
Tue.

12:30 pm

OUT TO LUNCH

Doubles ——- Short League

Bev Creech 253-0695 Women SCR Aug. 28 12:30pm Sept 4 12:30pm
Tue.

12:30 pm

His & Hers Mixed League Terri Gallardo 552-1355 Mixed HDCP Aug. 22 12:30pm Sept 4 12:30pm
Wed. 1:00pm Poker No-Tap Singles (This is not a league) Ricky 224-8331 Singles None Now 1:00pm
Wed. 10:00am Wednesday Sirs & Guests Don Ramsay 319-2773 Mixed 4 HDCP Aug. 15 10am Sept 5 10:00am
Thurs. 1:00pm Golden Seniors Age 55 and Over Tanya Bozarth 287-0630 Mixed 4 HDCP Aug 30 1:00pm Sept 6 1:00pm
Fri. 9:45am SENIOR SWINGERS

Seniors – Any Combo of Men and Women

See Front Desk Mixed 3 HDCP Aug. 24 9:30am Aug 24 9:45am
Fri. 9:15am Goldden Age (RED head pin mixer) Chris 224-8331 Anyone Meets every Friday 9:15am
See Mark Monthly No-Tap Tournament Mark 224-8331 DBLS See front desk

for date and time

Monthly

~Evening Leagues~

DAY LEAGUE NAME SECRETARY TYPE MEETING START
Mon. 6:45pm MONDAY FUN LEAGUE

Weekly 50/50 raffles & Poker Games

Rick Kokal 557-7376 Mixed 4 HDCP Sept 10 6:00pm Sept 10 6:45pm
Tue. 6:45pm HITS AND MISSES

At Least One Of The Opposite Sex

Linda Smith    337-

1196

Call Linda for

Mixed 4 HDCP Aug 28

6:30pm

Sept. 4 6:45pm
Tue. 7:00pm MEN CITY HANDICAP

Handicap Fun League

Bruce Edwards 253-8741 4 Man HDCP Aug 28 7:00pm Sept 4 7:00pm
Tue. 7:00pm ALMOST FRIDAY

Fun and More Fun

Jan McCarthy 552-8618 Mixed 4 HDCP Aug 28 7:00pm Sept 4 7:00pm
Wed. 6:30pm UTILITY FUN Mark Morris 224-8331 4 Mixed HDCP Sept 5 6:30pm Sept 12 6:30pm
 

 

Thurs. 6:40pm

NISSAN RECREATIONAL SCRATCH LEAGUE

Maximum 815

NAPA BOWL WILL DONATE $50!!! PER TEAM FOR EXTRA PRIZE FUND

(Up To $1,000!!!!)

 

 

Barbara Lee 226-7782

 

 

4 Mixed SCR

 

 

August 30 6:30pm

 

 

Sept 6 6:40pm

Thurs. 6:30pm THURSDAY WOMEN HANDICAP

Great Handicap League For You Ladies

Bev Creech 253-0695 Woman HDCP Aug 30 6:30pm Sept 6 6:45pm
Thurs. 7:00pm Hit & Miss Fun Mixer Don Ramsay 319-2773 Mixed 4 HDCP Aug 16 6:45pm Sept 5 7:00pm
Fri. 6:45pm GUYS & GALS

Great League for Couples and singles

See Front Desk Mixed 4 HDCP Aug 17 7:00pm Aug 24 6:45pm
Sun 4:30pm MONARCH GAMBLERS

Everyone Has fun

Brenda Craft 280-1245 Mixed 4 HDCP Aug 12 3:30pm Aug 12

4:30

Sun 6:30pm Maharlika Nita Calhoun 642-6082 Mixed 4 HDCP Sept 9 6:00pm Sept 9

6:30

Sat 6:30 $$$ MONTE CARLO $$$

1st Saturday of the month

Steve 224-8331  

Over 18

6pm Registration Now 6:30
 
 

The 2016-17 Yearbook has been posted

All Yearbooks are posted on this page, but we just uploaded the Napa-Sonoma USBC Yearbook of final averages for 2016-17.

Download the PDF file .

NSUSBC 2016-17 Yearbook

 
 

Winter Leagues starting soon!

Winter Leagues will start meeting this next month and all bowlers are welcome to come by and join one. Whether by yourself or with a team, the secretaries will find a place for you.

» read more

 
 

November 2016 Board Minutes

Napa Sonoma USBC Association

MINUTES

November 20, 2016

 

 

Call to Order:  President Tracy Wyckoff called the meeting to order at 9:35 am.

 

Pledge of Allegiance:  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Lederer

 

Roll Call:  Roll Call was made by Tracy Wyckoff .

 

Present:  Tracy Wyckoff,  Steve Lederer, Joshua Fjellman, Paul Fjellman, and Patrick Havens.

 

Jr. Board Members:  Joseph Havens Ariana Nijem, Sophie Cravea, and Melody Neal.

 

Excused:    Jose Mendoza, Bill Pressey, Dianne Bartke, Douglas Campbell, Rhoda Campbell, Becci Huffman and Renee Robles

Unexcused:  Shirl Briscoe Mendoza.

 

Reading/Approval of previous minutes:  Motion made to accept the minutes by Patrick Havens and seconded by Steve Lederer.  Motion Passed.

 

Association Manager’s Report:    Due to Dianne’s absence no report was given.

 

President’s Report:    Tracy announced we would follow Roberts Rules of Order.  She passed out the revised Committee Assignments.  They were discussed and Paul asked to be removed from the audit committee also the IT committee and placed on the Fundraising Committee along with Joshua.

 

Committee Reports:

 

Audit/Finance/Fundraising:  Tax forms are ready to sign and mail.  Two checks were approved: $1,750 for BVL Jr. Winners for scholarships, and a check to Dianne for 4th Qtr. Salary.

 

Lane Inspections:  May have located a donation of a lane reader, computer and printer.  Steve located very inexpensive MS Office program ($30) instead of list price of nearly $300.00.

 

City Tournament: Rules for the Tournament are ready to go, approved at General Meeting on November 5th (where they really or did we decide they didn’t need to be?); will be sent to Patrick for posting on the website; will do 50/50 raffles in weeks leading to the tournament to bolster the prize fund.

 

Legislative/Policy and Procedures:  None

 

Nor. Cal and Travel:  Nor Cal will be at Sacramento for December.

 

Publicity/Promotions/Historical/Hall of Fame/Yearbook:  None

 

BVL:  Very Successful; 57 bowlers, >$700 raised; most prize checks have been distributed and the last few will be in the next week.

 

Membership:  None

 

Scholarship:   $1,750 given out in conjunction with BVL.

 

Youth Program:  Added a couple of new bowlers, going well, will be voting on youth 2nd vice president.

 

Board Social:   None

 

Nominating:  None

 

Old Business:  None

 

New Business:  Reminder of the adult./Jr. no-tap on the Saturday after Thanksgiving weekend

 

Next Board Meeting will be:  January 22, 2017 at 10:00 am.

 

Adjourned:  Meeting adjourned in memory of Barbara Desoto Long at: 10:25 am.

 
 

January 2017 Newsletter

First off, we’re a couple weeks into 2017 you’ll be happy to notice this Newsletter didn’t have that typo you know we all catch ourselves doing. Secondly I want to thank the Secretaries for stepping up and submitting awards on time so we can continue to support you.

This Newsletter I wanted to showcase how your support is influencing the youth to bowl better, and yet there was not enough room to list all the awards they’ve been getting as they steadily got better of the course of the season so far. We’ve noted the number who qualified for BVL and who will be bowling in Manteca for State. We’ve talked about the Pepsi Tournament and how our kids are excited to bowl in it in March. But when selecting who to showcase for awards I ended up having to listing just the top Game & Series Awards. As their City Tournament comes up I want to encourage you to come down and cheer them on.

Download the PDF file .


January 2017 Newsletter

 
 

Here is the December Newsletter

I accept all blame for the tardiness of this issue. I’ve had it ready to go, but was too busy to post it.  – Patrick

Happy Holidays from the Association and I hope you are having a wonderful time.

Please remember to submit articles, and all Secretaries to submit honor scores.

 

Download the PDF file .


December 2016 Newsletter

 
 
 
 

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