New York State USBC Bowling Association News
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New York State USBC Board of Directors

'At-Large' Seats,Youth Leader Push
Approved at Meetings in Rochester

SEPT. 25, 2018 -- New York State USBC directors over the weekend voted to accept the appointment of at-large directors to the board and to continue its commitment of more than $15,000 annually to academic scholarships through the Youth Education Services committee.

Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford, the state governing body also pledged to lead an effort to expand the role of the NYS Youth Leaders program with the goal of holding a workshop after the first of the year.

Committee meetings took place throughout the day Saturday, followed by the full board meeting Sunday morning. The sessions were the first for newly-elected directors Janet Moro (Central NY USBC), Beth O'Brien (Greater Buffalo USBC) and Stephen Fawcett (Schenectady USBC).

NYS Bowling Proprietors Association representative Doug Bohannon (Adirondack USBC) was unable to attend due to tournaments at his bowling center, Kingpin's Alley Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls.

"With three more directors terming out after this season, the board made the wise decision to provide an avenue to enlist the services of at-large directors who could provide specific expertise or assist with targeted projects," NYS USBC President Roger Buckman said. "USBC bylaws give me the option to appoint up to two at-large directors, with approval by the board."

According to revised USBC bylaws, at-large director appointments should be based on experience that will enhance the board's ability to achieve its goals. At-large directors serve for one year (they can be reappointed) and have voting privileges.

Acting on the recommendation of the YES committee, the board again approved allocating $15,250 for scholarships, including $13,000 for seven graduating senior scholarships. The top three – Priscilla Zonneville Memorial for $4,000 and two others for $3,000 and $2,000 – no longer will be renewable scholarships, broken into quarterly amounts over four years.

Four other graduating senior scholarships will be for $1,000 apiece.

Directors also revised the scholarships for underclassmen – dividing the Future Stars scholarship into two categories: Grades K-4 and Grades 5-8. Each division will award $375. The Spirit Award scholarship will be available for those in Grades 9-11.

Details on these scholarships can be found by scrolling over the Youth tab and clicking on the Youth Scholarships tab of this website.

Concerning the Youth Leaders program, both the Youth and Future for the Sport committees agreed that the time is right to support existing NYS chapters and help start and build chapters throughout the state.

"Youth engagement – both on the lanes and in leadership roles – is the future of our sport, and it is incumbent upon us at the state association level to spearhead this initiative," Buckman said. "The Youth Leaders program has much to offer boys and girls who seek to put their leadership skills to use in their leagues and, hopefully, at the state level."

Youth Leaders have the opportunity to have a role in making important decisions for bowling, including coordinating and leading meetings, coordinating youth programs and recruiting bowlers, fundraising, planning tournaments, awarding scholarships, and coaching, training and mentoring youth bowlers. Scholarships are available through the Youth Leaders program.

Buckman said that Mike Callan (Rochester NY USBC), chair of the Youth and Future for the Sport committees, and Fawcett have been tabbed to facilitate the workshop.

In other action, Buckman:

-- Reported that he and Pettinella have been selected to represent the NYS USBC on the NYS BPA board of directors;

-- Reminded local association officials to submit nominations for the NYS Hall of Fame and service awards as outlined in the Hall of Fame section of this website;

-- Advised that the 2019 NYS USBC Annual Meeting will take place on June 1 in Syracuse. Hotel selection will be announced in the near future.



Roger Buckman
Rochester (Rochester NY USBC)
Term Expires 2021

Vice President
Liz DeHart
Staten Island (Staten Island USBC)
Term Expires 2020

Dennis O'Donnell
Auburn (Auburn USBC BA)
Term Expires 2021


Mike Pettinella
55 Edgewood Drive
Batavia, NY 14020
(Genesee Region USBC)
585-343-3736 -- office
585-861-0404 -- cell


Doug Bohannon
South Glens Falls (Adirondack USBC)
Term Expires 2020


Stephen Fawcett
Schenectady (Schenectady USBC)
Term Expires 2020


Robert Kaverman
Jamestown (Jamestown Area USBC)
Term Expires 2019

Janet Moro
Syracuse (Central NY USBC)
Term Expires 2020

Beth O'Brien
Cheektowaga (Greater Buffalo USBC)
Term Expires 2020

Mark Scuderi
Pittsford (Rochester NY USBC)
Term Expires 2020

Randy Snyder
Apalachin (Southern Tier USBC)
Term Expires 2021

Dan Solimine
New Rochelle (Westchester County USBC)
Term Expires 2020

Thomas Solimine Sr.
White Plains (Westchester County USBC)
Term Expires 2021

Maresse Wager-Walawender
Canandaigua (Canandaigua USBC)
Term Expires 2021

Frank Wilkinson
Staten Island (Staten Island USBC)
Term Expires 2021


Tom Solimine, White Plains, Chair, Team Tournament Chair
Michelle Duchowny, Schenectady, Secretary
Nelson Chase, Hudson Falls, Pepsi Tournament Chair
Paul Terracciano, Hawthorne, Adult-Junior Tournament Chair
Beth O'Brien, Cheektowaga, SMART Coordinator

REGION 1 - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara counties.

Beth O'Brien, Cheektowaga
Robert Snyder, Depew

REGION 2 - Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates counties.
Mike Callan, Rochester
Kathy Larson, Rochester

REGION 3 - Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins counties.
Michelle D’Angelo, Elmira
Patty Dichiara, Elmira

REGION 4 - Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego counties.
Jennifer Hardy, Liverpool
Matthew Hardy, Liverpool

REGION 5 - Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence counties.
Karen Astafan, Carthage
Ricki Westcott, Carthage

REGION 6 - Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Saratoga, Warren, Washington counties.
Jenn Crisan, Rome
Erin Gamache, Queensbury

REGION 7 - Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie counties.
Michelle Duchowny, Ballston Lake
Stephen Fawcett, Schenectady

REGION 8 - Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster counties.
Nancy Howell, Kingston
Robert Tyler

REGION 9 - Bronx, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Westchester counties.
Angelo Corradino, Brewster

REGION 10 - Nassau, Suffolk counties.
Jayu Kulkarni, Lake Ronkonkoma
Flo Janovsky, Smithtown

CLICK HERE for a Youth Committee application form.

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