TEAM USA Sweeps the North American Challenge (NAC) and wins all 7 Awards
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2018 Grant Program
For the third year in a row, Bowls USA has participated in “loyalty programs” and “incentives” for 100% Bowls USA clubs. The Grant Program has been the appropriate way to “give back” to those clubs that support Bowls USA. A committee, consisting of Alice Birkinshaw, BowlsUSA Treasurer; Ginger Harris, Councilor (PIMD); and Glorianne Mather, Councilor (CED), administered the program for 2018. We are pleased to report that 22 clubs from 6 divisions expressed interest and will be receiving funding in 2018. Grant funds may be used for projects that are intended to attract new members or to improve the playing experience of the club. We also specified that funds could not be used for food and/or refreshments. The total amount of grant funds available for 2018 is $10,000. Twenty-two clubs requested grants totaling $26,000.
Grant Recipients 2018
PIMD- 6 clubs
Oakland-$500 Contract with an outside agency to do the deep tining aeration of one of 3 greens with help from club volunteers
Berkeley-$400 Replace lawn tools and 8 new rakes
Palo Alto-$400 Lights for night bowling Sunnyvale-$300 Scoreboards and used bowls
San Jose-$400 Bowls for lessons and new bowlers and Promotional materials
San Francisco-$500 42 foot mats and 7 scoreboards
Long Beach-$400 Promotions and Recruitment
Santa Barbara-$300 Promotions, small business cards and website
Oxnard Joslyn-400 Purchase smaller bowls and rink markers
Oaks North-$800 Make area around greens safer and less congested
Santa Monice-$400 Recruitment and retention
San Diego-$500 Laser Leveling of North Green to eliminate uneven playing surface
South East-5 clubs
Clearwater-$400 Replace equipment and recruitment
Asheville-$800 Complete work on new green
Mt. Dora-$400 Repair rink irrigation system
Lakeland-$300 Clean playing carpet
Sun City-$400 Prep for US Championships
North East-2 clubs
Frick Park-$300 Umbrellas for shade and place to store them
Sunrise-$300 Purchase new training bowls
Milwaukee-$800 Replace rotted wooden banks to meet modern standards
Portland-$500 Equipment for indoor rinks to continue youth lessons
Jefferson Park-$500 Support outreach with new and updated Web Page, replace mats
BowlsUSA is stronger because of the support of all of its members, and we hope that these funds will help 100% clubs share our sport with their communities.
DATES: July 6-14, 2018
LOCATION: Cardiff, Wales
Debbie Tupper (NWD)
Pam Edwards (NWD)
Alice Birkenshaw (SCD)
Cheryl Barkovich (SWD)
Betsy Lauryssen (SWD)
Bob Birkinshaw (SCD)
Ron Rollick (SCD)
Jim Filipiak (SCD)
Corey Vose (SWD)
Follow their progress at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/3/d/e/2PACX-1vTQIvVIWaSF5xIuyQKm64Cis-Z2sWwsiv1BzX4GKRF-nPaiOIhz5_9JrFyiuyqwl5Nk-7C_Mqw7PgAP/pubhtml#
What a great video filmed and produced by Julio Alcala of the Oxnard Joslyn Club in Wilson Park in California. Worth sharing.
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