Delegates approved bylaws amendments allowing national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15, and also approved amendments requiring non-merged local and non-merged stateassociations to be merged by Aug. 1, 2018. They rejected an amendment to allow state associations to have delegates for affiliate associations. Bylaws amendments required two-thirds of the voting delegates to approve to pass.
Leading up to the USBC Convention, the USBC Board asked associations to support the dues cap increase amendment and set a schedule if it was approved – national dues will not increase for the 2016-2017 season, national dues would increase to $13 for the 2017-2018 season and national dues would not increase again before the 2022-2023 season.
Delegates also approved a tournament rule amendment requiring bowlers to report any previous tournament adjustment/rerate unless tournament rules state otherwise, but rejected two league rule amendments. League and tournament amendments required a majority vote to pass.
RESULTS OF 2016 USBC ANNUAL MEETING LEGISLATIVE SESSION League Rules (majority needed) Amendment No. LR 1 – Rejected (270 accept, 625 reject) Rule 102e, Item 9, Duties of the Secretary Requires January 1 averages be submitted and adds deadlines on when averages must be submitted by.
Amendment No. LR 2 – Rejected (70 accept, 836 reject) Rule 109a, Legal Lineup Requires legal lineup be present at the start of the game.
Tournament Rules (majority needed) Amendment No. TR 1 – Accepted (775 accept, 123 reject) Rule 319c, Average Adjustments (Rerating) Requires bowler to report any previous tournament adjustment/rerate unless tournament rules state otherwise.
Bylaws (two-third votes needed) Amendment No. B 1 – Accepted (623 accept, 287 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article II, Purposes Section B, Chartering State and Local Bowling Associations Requires non-merged local associations to be merged by August 1, 2018.
Amendment No. B 2 – Accepted (653 accept, 248 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article II, Purposes Section B, Chartering State and Local Bowling Associations Requires non-merged state associations to be merged by August 1, 2018.
Amendment No. B 3 – Accepted (675 accept, 221 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article III, Membership and Dues Section B, Dues Allows national dues to increase up to a maximum of $15. Note: Motion for secondary amendment to allow national dues to increase the maximum $1 a year for each of the next five years was rejected. (69 accept, 833 reject)
Amendment No. B 4 – Rejected (150 accept, 726 reject) USBC National Bylaws Article VI, Meetings Section A, Annual Meeting, Item 3a Allows state associations to have delegates for affiliate associations.
Carol Tomko (l) of Natchez USBC designed and created a special quilt for "BVL (Brightening Veterans Lives)". Tickets will be sold at the MS State USBC WBA Championship Tournament in Clinton for the quilt. All proceeds will be donated to BVL. Thanks Carol for being so generous of your time and talent for our veterans and service men and women. You are appreciated!!
2015 - 2016 Mississippi State USBC Women's Bowling Association Board of Directors