If you are not presently a member of the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association, we encourage you to become a member. Without a strong and active trade association, the bowling industry in New York State would face perilous times ahead. When you consider our many accomplishments over the past several years, the challenges which stand before us, and the many benefits offered by our Association, you'll realize it's a wise move to join the New York State BPA.
Who can join the NYS BPA?
.....any Person, Partnership or Corporation that is engaged in the business of maintaining and operating a bowling establishment for public use.
Congratulations to Our
Newly Elected Officers:
(Elected recently at the
NYS BPA Summer Meeting)
Tom Sardou, Rose Garden Bowl, Bergen
Joe LaSpina, Farmingdale Lanes, Farmingdale
Scott McLaughlin, Lucky Strike Lanes, Malone
Brian Borowski, Allie Brandt Lanes, Lockport
Bill DeCicco, Coram Country Lanes, Coram
And to Our Newly Elected
Donna Brongo, Brongo Bowl, Honeoye Falls
Peter LaSpina, Maple Lanes, Brooklyn
Cathy Lesica, Pearl River Lanes, Pearl River
Worker's Compensation Dividend
For member centers in our NYS BPA Worker's Compensation Safety Group with the State Insurance Fund, watch the mail for your latest dividend check!
A 30% dividend (that's based on your audit premium) was declared for the policy year November 1, 2011 - November 1, 2012. As a reminder, in addition to receiving an annual dividend, you also receive a 25% upfront discount by being part of the group!
If you are not taking advantage of this money saving member benefit, please contact Kathy at the association office or call our group coordinator directly, Lisa Kaylor, Robert J. Hanafin, Inc., 877-840-7838.
This program is just another example that it PAYS to be a member of the NYS BPA!
Frank Wilkinson Elected
Vice President of USBC
Congratulations to Frank Wilkinson, proprietor of Rab's Country Lanes in Staten Island on becoming USBC Vice-President. On August 1, he'll begin a new three-year term on the USBC board; the position of vice-president is a one year term. At the same time, Andrew Cain from Phoenix, AZ was elected to a one year term as president.
Frank comes to the USBC Board with great credentials. He was elected chair of the USBC Youth Committee in 2010, having served on the committee since 2007. He began serving as director on the National Council of Youth Sports in 2012, has been a board member of The Bowling Foundation since 2013 and currently is a Youth Education Services Committee member for the New York State USBC.
He has received many honors for his work with youth bowling, including NYS Youth Leader of the Year and Youth Leader Alumni Bridging the Gap Award in 2004, the 2004-2005 YABA National Male Youth Leader of the Year and the Local Youth Sports Administration of the Year by the National Council of Youth Sports in 2008. He received the Staten Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society Distinguished Community Service Award in 2012 and in 2013 was honored with the NYS USBC Youth Leaders Bridging the Gap Award, presented to an adult member, and the Staten Island Small Business of the Year award presented by the City of New York.