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NEW YORK STATE USBC 2011-12
Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville
4950 Maple Ridge Road
Marion, NY 14505
New York State USBC
1st Annual Meeting-- June 9, 2012
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Delegates Elect Buckman to VP Post,
Vote to Reduce Size of State Board
JUNE 11, 2012 – Roger Buckman of Farmington, a longtime officer and director at both the state and local association levels, was elected Vice President of the New York State USBC at the organization’s first Annual Meeting Saturday afternoon at The DoubleTree in East Syracuse.
Buckman (photo at right), a former Empire State USBC Bowling Association vice president and Rochester USBC Bowling Association President, defeated Mark Ames of Homer, 116-68, in voting by NYS USBC officers and directors, and local association delegates.
Buckman replaces Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, who did not run for re-election. Buckman was instrumental in the formation of the NYS USBC as a member of the Transition Team, and chaired the NYS USBC Awards Committee this year. He also was on the Nominating, Finance and Legislative committees. He will assume his new role on Aug. 1.
Four adult director positions were up for election and all four positions went to incumbents Karen Krauss of Albany (139 votes), Corinthia Ward of Bronx (119), Barry Vee of Rochester (108) and Dennis O’Donnell of Auburn (103). Harold Chapman of Niagara Falls, Robert Kaverman of Jamestown, Barbara Korycki of Goshen and Daniel Solimine of New Rochelle also were on the ballot.
Thomas Solimine Sr. of White Plains was re-elected by the youth delegates as a NYS USBC Youth Director as was Ames, who was nominated from the floor for the other Youth Director post following the vice presidential election. Biographical sketches of all those who ran for an officer can be viewed by going to the Officers page.
Delegates also voted in favor of two pieces of legislation proposed and submitted by the NYS USBC Board of Directors. The first was a proposal to reduce the number of NYS USBC board members from 17 to 15, effective immediately by attrition, and the second was to change the number of Adult Directors elected in Odd and Even Years from four to three. The reasons for these changes are that since the business of the association is handled by committees which report recommendations for approval at board meetings, these meetings would be more productive with a smaller number of board members.
Including guests, more than 200 people attended the Annual Meeting, which featured reports by NYS USBC committee chairs and from representatives of auxiliary organizations such as the New York State 500, 600 and 700 Clubs, Bowling Writers and Youth Leaders.
Another highlight of the session was a speech by Nicole Cioni, president of the NYS Youth Leaders. Cioni, a freshman at Ulster College, encouraged all those present “to keep the youth involve and invite them to meetings since we will be the leaders of the future. We will be the ones to keep the ball rolling.”
Wilkinson, chair of the Youth Education Services Committee, and Solimine Sr., chair of the Youth Committee, both reported that the NYS USBC awarded $85,900 in scholarships this season through its scholastic and tournament programs.
A Memorial Service, officiated by Patricia Clark, chaplain of the Schenectady/Scotia USBC WBA, began the day’s activities. Fran Bax of Buffalo provided a PowerPoint memorial scroll as NYS USBC President Priscilla “Pat” Zonneville and Association Manager Michael Pettinella placed flowers in memory of those from the bowling community who passed away during the 2011-12 season. Go to the Memorials page for a photo.
On Saturday evening, 155 people attended the NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner. Robert Hoefer of Oswego and Gina Wrights Redding of Rochester were inducted for Superior Performance and Thomas Solimine Sr. of White Plains and Patricia Allen of Ithaca were inducted for Meritorious Service. Mary Chase of Cheektowaga received the Service to Youth Award. To view photos from the event, go to the Hall of Fame page.
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