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NYS USBC LEADERS: Roger Buckman of Rochester and Liz DeHart of Staten Island are President and Vice President, respectively, of the New York State USBC for the 2015-16 season. Buckman, the former vice president, was elected to a two-year term in May. Over the weekend (Sept. 20), he appointed DeHart as second-in-command of the board of directors. Photo by Mike Pettinella/NYS USBC Association Manager.

NYS USBC Board Approves
Youth Brochure, $15K in Scholarships

SEPT. 23, 2015 – The New York State USBC Board of Directors, under the leadership of new president Roger Buckman, has approved the creation of a slick brochure outlining the state association’s benefits and services to USBC-certified youth bowlers and has committed more than $15,000 to its scholarship program for the 2015-16 season.

Directors, at their meetings on Saturday and Sunday at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany, authorized several measures, including the production of a professional tri-fold color “Youth Benefits & Services” brochure that will be distributed throughout the state.

The brochure highlights several youth programs supported by the NYS USBC – youth championship tournaments, Youth Education Services (YES) scholarships and grants, coaching seminars, NYS Youth Leaders and the benefits of USBC certification – and points the reader to its website (www.bowlny.com).

The flyer is expected to be ready by mid-October and will be available from NYS USBC directors and youth committee members, and at bowling centers.

“Our hope is that the brochure will inform parents and young people alike of the value that comes with USBC membership and participation in NYS USBC programs,” said Buckman, a Rochester resident who was elected president at May’s Annual Meeting in Syracuse.

“We are fully aware that the future of our sport depends upon the recruitment and retention of more boys and girls.”

Other “action items” approved by the board include:

-- Scholarships totaling $13,000 for graduating senior scholar-athletes, along with the allocation of $1,500 for Spirit Awards (grades 8-11) and $750 for Future Stars Awards (grades K-7).  Details will be posted on the Youth Scholarships page of this website.

-- Funding of three USA Bowling Coaching Seminars, sites and times to be determined, during the 2015-16 season. These seminars provide opportunities for people to earn their USBC Level I coaching certificate.

-- Commitment of resources for NYS USBC directors to attend local association events such as annual meetings, HOF dinners and workshops, where they can speak on behalf of the state association and present certificates to local HOF inductees. 

-- A proposed amendment to the NYS USBC Bylaws, effective June 4, 2016 if approved by the delegates at the Annual Meeting, to change from a maximum of three two-year terms to a maximum of four two-year terms for Officers and Directors. The reason: Four directors are being “termed out” in 2016, which could result in a shortage of people to do the work of the association.

-- Appointment of Liz DeHart of Staten Island as vice president, Dennis O’Donnell of Auburn as sergeant-at-arms and Betty Kingsley of Rochester as chairperson of the Nominating Committee. 

The board also welcomed Tom Clinton of Staten Island, who was elected as a Youth Director by the delegation at the 2015 Annual Meeting.  President Buckman appointed Clinton to lead a special “Future for the Sport” task force to look into the youth bowling structure in our state and make recommendations for improvement.

Regular committee chairs for 2015-16 are as follows:

Finance – DeHart; Legislative/Rules/Operations – Kingsley; Awards – O’Donnell; YES – Kathy Leitgeb, Albany; Tournaments – Mike Pettinella, Association Manager; Pathways (Charitable Giving) – Karen Krauss, Albany; Public Relations – Barry Vee, Rochester; Youth – Tom Solimine Sr., White Plains; Chaplain – Corinthia Ward, Bronx.


New York State USBC

2015-16 Board of Directors

OFFICERS

President 
Roger Buckman
Rochester (Rochester USBC BA)
Term Expires 2017
mrrbuckman@gmail.com

Vice President
Liz DeHart
Staten Island (Staten Island USBC)
Term Expires 2016
ldeh123@aol.com

Sergeant-At-Arms
Dennis O'Donnell
Auburn (Auburn USBC BA)
Term Expires 2017
djodo3@aol.com

ASSOCIATION MANAGER

Mike Pettinella
55 Edgewood Drive
Batavia, NY 14020
(Genesee Region USBC)
585-343-3736 -- office
585-861-0404 -- cell
bowlny300@yahoo.com

DIRECTORS

 

Michael Callan
Rochester (Rochester USBC BA) 
Term Expires 2017
mcallan3@rochester.rr.com

 

Thomas Clinton
Staten Island (Staten Island USBC)
Term Expires 2017 
mars2597@yahoo.com

A.S. "Doc" Doctorow
Coram (Long Island USBC)
Term Expires 2016
doc6129@optimum.net

 

Robert Kaverman
Jamestown (Jamestown Area USBC)
Term Expires 2017
kaverman@windstream.net

Betty Kingsley
Rochester (Rochester USBC WBA)
Term Expires 2017
bkk1@frontiernet.net 

Karen Krauss
Albany (Albany USBC)
Term Expires 2016
kelkelkar@aol.com

Kathy Leitgeb
Albany (Albany USBC)
Term Expires 2017
nysbpa@aol.com

Rick O’Neil
Owego (Southern Tier USBC)
Term Expires 2016
icky51551@yahoo.com

Tom Solimine Sr.
White Plains (Westchester County USBC)
Term Expires 2016
Solimine2000@aol.com

Barry Vee
Rochester (Rochester USBC BA)
Term Expires 2017
barryvee@aol.com

Corinthia Ward
Bronx (New York City USBC)
Term Expires 2016
pscc49@aol.com

YOUTH COMMITTEE

AT-LARGE
Tom Solimine, White Plains, Chair, Team Tournament Chair
solimine2000@aol.com
Penny Clinton-Jensen, Staten Island, Secretary
pennyclinton@aol.com
Nelson Chase, Hudson Falls, Pepsi Tournament Chair
nwc3@aol.com
Paul Terracciano, Hawthorne, Adult-Junior Tournament Chair
paulte@aol.com

REGIONAL TOURNAMENT MANAGERS
REGION 1 - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara counties.

Beth O'Brien, Cheektowaga
eobrie2@searshc.com
Robert Snyder, Depew
rps298811@gmail.com

REGION 2 - Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates counties.
Mike Callan, Rochester
mcallan3@rochester.rr.com
Kathy Larson, Rochester
klarson11@rochester.rr.com

REGION 3 - Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins counties.
Michelle D’Angelo, Elmira
mitchyd298@aol.com
Patty Dichiara, Elmira
pdichiar@aol.com

REGION 4 - Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego counties.
Teresa Lightaul, Central Square
tlightaul@yahoo.com
John Lightaul, Central Square
lightbulb5471@yahoo.com

REGION 5 - Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence counties.
Karen Astafan, Carthage
kastafan@hotmail.com
Ricki Westcott, Carthage
ricki_westcott@yahoo.com

REGION 6 - Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Saratoga, Warren, Washington counties.
Shawn Palmer, Queensbury
smlambertrn@gmail.com
Brian Palmer, Queensbury
b78palmer@gmail.com

REGION 7 - Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie counties.
Michelle Duchowny, Ballston Lake
mduchowny@nycap.rr.com
Stephen Fawcett, Schenectady
sfawcett@nycap.rr.com

REGION 8 - Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster counties.
Nancy Howell, Kingston
nhowell1212@gmail.com
Judith Phillips, Kingston
grandma0831@aol.com

REGION 9 - Bronx, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Westchester counties.
Thomas Clinton, Staten Island
mars2597@yahoo.com
Nicole Martell, Brooklyn
mikeymom1218@aol.com

REGION 10 - Nassau, Suffolk counties.
Doc Doctorow, Coram
doc6129@optimum.net
Flo Janovsky, Smithtown
binkysdad@aol.com

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