New York State USBC Board of Directors

NYS USBC Annual Meeting
Buckman Elected President;
Delegates Reject Term Proposal

MAY 31, 2015 – Delegates to the 4th Annual Meeting of the New York State USBC on Saturday (May 30) unanimously elected Roger Buckman of Rochester as their new president, replacing Priscilla “Pat” Zonneville of Marion who is retiring after a long and successful career of service to bowling.

Buckman, the current NYS USBC vice president, will take over as the state association’s leader on Aug. 1.

The Annual Meeting at The DoubleTree in Syracuse drew 139 delegates from NYS local associations and several guests.

Please click on the Memorials tab for a photo from the Memorial Service.

“I assure you that I will give everything that I possibly can to make the NYS USBC the best that it can be,” Buckman said.

He acknowledged Zonneville (see photo at right) for her strong role in leading the NYS USBC, which formed in 2011. “Thank you for being a mentor to me. I hope that I can continue to reach out to you in the future,” he said.

Earlier in the meeting, Zonneville was honored by the NYS USBC board of directors with a gift card and a bouquet of flowers in an emotion-filled ceremony.

“Truly this has been a labor of love,” a teary-eyed Zonneville said.. “I come from a small town, Marion, barely a speck on the map. Today, I stand as a testament to the opportunities afforded us.”

Delegates sent three incumbent NYS USBC Adult Directors – Betty K. Kingsley of Rochester, Robert Kaverman of Jamestown and Barry Vee of Rochester – as well as Sergeant-at-Arms Liz DeHart of Staten Island back to office for two-year terms. DeHart, like Buckman, ran unopposed.

Kingsley received 116 votes, Kaverman 110 and Vee 109. Jonathan Burke of Wappingers Falls received 57 votes as a write-in candidate while Michael Pucino of Seneca Falls received 4 votes.

Two Youth Director positions -- also two-year terms -- were filled by acclimation as incumbent Mike Callan of Rochester and newcomer Tom Clinton of Staten Island ran unopposed.

Delegates rejected an amendment to the bylaws that proposed an unlimited number of terms for directors. Needing 93 Yes votes for approval (a two-thirds majority), the vote was 79 Yes and 59 No. A similar amendment that would have applied to Officers was withdrawn.

Thus, the current bylaw – stating that Directors and Officers of the board may serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms remains in force.

The NYS USBC accepted scholarship and charitable donations from the Johnstown USBC WBA and NYSWBA 700 Club and a donation of $668.10 from C.C. “The Quarters Lady” Cinelli of Long Island.

NYS USBC Board of Director Resume Form

CLICK HERE for a resume form for those interesting in serving on the NYS USBC Board of Directors.

New York State USBC Leadership
2015-16 Board of Directors


Roger Buckman
Rochester (Rochester USBC BA)

Liz DeHart
Staten Island (Staten Island USBC)


Mike Pettinella

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

Michael Callan
Rochester (Rochester USBC BA)

Thomas Clinton

Staten Island (Staten Island USBC)

A.S. "Doc" Doctorow

Coram (Long Island USBC)

Robert Kaverman

Jamestown (Jamestown Area USBC)

Betty K. Kingsley
Rochester (Rochester USBC WBA)

Karen Krauss
Albany (Albany USBC)

Kathy Leitgeb
Albany (Albany USBC)

Dennis O'Donnell

Auburn (Auburn USBC BA)

Richard L. O'Neil

Owego (Southern Tier USBC)

Thomas Solimine Sr.

White Plains (Westchester USBC)

Barry Vee

Rochester (Rochester USBC BA)

Corinthia Ward

Bronx (New York City USBC)


Tom Solimine, White Plains, Chair, Team Tournament Chair
Penny Clinton-Jensen, Staten Island, Secretary
Nelson Chase, Hudson Falls, Pepsi Tournament Chair
Paul Terracciano, Hawthorne, Adult-Junior Tournament Chair

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.
Teresa Lightaul, Central Square
John Lightaul, Central Square

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.
Shawn Palmer, Queensbury
Brian Palmer, Queensbury

REGION 7 - Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie counties.
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REGION 8 - Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster counties.
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Judith Phillips, Kingston

REGION 9 - Bronx, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Westchester counties.
Thomas Clinton, Staten Island
Nicole Martell, Brooklyn

REGION 10 - Nassau, Suffolk counties.
Doc Doctorow, Coram
Flo Janovsky, Smithtown

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