2021 Annual Meeting Thursday May 13, 7:00 pm @ Westgate Bowl

The 2021 Annual meeting of the Greater Grand Rapids USBC Association will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m. at Westgate Bowl.

The following positions are to be filled by election for the corresponding terms:

President (3 years)
5 Directors (3 years)
1Youth Director (3 years)
Delegates to the 2022 USBC National Meeting (1 year)
Delegates to the 2022 Michigan State USBC Annual Meeting (1 year)

Interested persons must submit the enclosed candidate application postmarked by April 30th, 2021 and be in attendance at the Annual Meeting (or have a note on file requesting to be excused).
To be eligible for nomination as an officer or director, a candidate must be:
1. A USBC member in good standing of the association at the time of election and throughout their term.
2. Must not be bowling in any un-certified (sanctioned) leagues of American Ten Pin.
3. Must have a working knowledge of USBC rules and regulations.
4. Must have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedures.
5. Time to serve on committees and attend 6-7 board meetings each year.
6. Candidates to be eligible for nomination as an officer shall have served at least three years as a member of GGRUSBC Board of Directors.
7. Must be willing to complete SafeSport/RVP Training and background check.

Additional eligibility requirements, if any, will be developed by the Nominating Committee.

Anyone wishing to be considered as a director or delegate must submit their qualifications to the Nominating Committee on the approved (enclosed) application. This form must be postmarked by April 30th, 2021.

Return to Nominating Committee – 2405-A Porter SW, Wyoming MI 49519

Nominations from the floor may be made, providing the candidate’s qualifications have been submitted to the Nominating Committee at least one week prior to the opening of the

Annual Meeting. These qualifications must be submitted on the approved candidate nomination form (application enclosed).

For questions or additional information and/or forms, please contact the Nominating Chair at 269/268-2873.

Thank you for your time. We look forward to seeing you on May 13th.

 

Sincerely,
Matt Jelsma
USBC Nominating Committee

MDHHS Covid Requirements & Youth City Tournament

Dear Coaches and Youth City Tournament Bowlers,
If you are scheduled to bowl the 2021 Grand Rapids Youth City Tournament April 10-11 and/or April 17-18, you must follow this mandate from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
MDHHS is requiring negative COVID tests for all 13-19 year old athletes. After many phone calls to government officials, we are asking this of you. Get a test from your school or local pharmacy early in the week and bring your test results with you. Tests will not be administered at the bowling center. If you do not have your negative test results with you, you will not be allowed to compete during this time frame (April 10-11 and/or April 17-18).
This does not apply to the 12 and younger bowlers.
If any of the bowlers or parents are hesitant to come to this event, please contact your Youth Coach or the Association Office (616-530-8195). Every effort will be made to re-schedule bowlers as needed, based on lane availability.
Stay safe.
Sincerely,
Greater Grand Rapids USBC

City Tournament Reservations

City Tournament Bowlers,
Due to the challenges of this bowling season, we were not able to get the 2021 City Tournament entries out to you in the time frame we had hoped. You are still encouraged to reserve your preferred dates and squads for this year. The entry says you must have reservations paid for by March 10, 2021. We will work with you on this. You cannot be asked to do something that is practically impossible.
This has been a challenging year for everyone — professionally and personally. If we work together we can still have a successful City Tournament.
Thanks for your understanding.

Schedule for the 2021 City Tournament

The city tournament is quickly approaching. This year’s tournament will be held at Fairlanes. The available dates are listed below. NOTE!!! Opening Day March 21, will only have 1 time available at noon.

1. Currently we are asking that the bowlers not bring spectators so as to stay within the current capacity limits.
2. Bowlers will be expected to wear their masks at all times — unless drinking and/or eating.
3. We are not able to offer any evening squads this year to allow the leagues at Fairlanes to complete their seasons.
4. Printed entries will be mailed to last year’s Team Captains as soon as we have them.

Mixed Doubles Postponed

The Mixed Doubles Tournament originally scheduled for January 16-17 and 23-24, 2021 is being postponed. We are working with Westgate Bowl to come up with alternate dates.
 
We are also working with Park Center with regards to the Seniors Tournament that was scheduled for December 2020.
 
If and when we have confirmed dates for these tournaments, as well as the Open, Women’s, and Youth City Tournaments, we will make that announcement.
 
We know that you understand how difficult it is to make plans when rules, mandates, and restrictions are ever-changing.

Adult/Youth & Seniors Tournament Cancelation

2020 Adult/Youth Doubles Tournament (Nov. 21-22, 2020)

2020 Seniors Tournament (Dec. 5, 6, 11 & 12, 2020)

Due to the restrictions put into place by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, these tournaments have been cancelled.

We are hoping to re-schedule these tournaments if dates can be worked out with the Proprietors.

Any entry fees that have been submitted for these tournaments will be refunded.

May 2020 Letter to Members

GrGrUSBC Bowlers,

Due to our extended “Stay at Home” orders the board of directors has decided to cancel this year’s city tournaments.  This will include the Open, Women, and Youth.  We also have some updates on our banquets, scholarships, and annual meeting.  Please read the attached letter for all of the updates on the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.

May 2020 COVID-19 letter to members

2020 Nomination Form

Grand Rapids City Tournament/Covid Update

Grand Rapids Bowlers,
 
Due to the Governor’s “stay at home” order for the next 3 weeks, during that time we will no longer be coming into the Association Office to check mail and phone messages. However, you can still reach us through our email (grgrandrapids81946@sbcglobal.net) and/or our facebook page which can be reached through our website: http://www.grgrusbc.org.
 
With information changing daily on both the state and federal level, all City Tournaments are still postponed. We will continue to monitor legislation to make a decision on whether to cancel or further postpone this year’s tournaments, but we are not there yet..
 
We are also extending the deadline for our eligible youth bowlers to get their scholarship applications turned in. The new deadline will be June 1.
 
Thanks to all of you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We will do our best to keep you up to date with any new developments in our Grand Rapids bowling community.
 
Greater Grand Rapids USBC
Board of Directors
March 23, 2020

All City Tournaments Postponed

GrGrUSBC Bowlers:

Complying with the newest regulations our Adult and Youth City Tournaments are postponed until further notice. With regulations and information changing hour by hour, there is a chance that the tournaments will be cancelled completely. We will update everyone as soon as we have enough information to make further decisions.

– Greater Grand Rapids Board

FAQ’s for COVID-19

Earlier today the national USBC created a document answering some of the common questions that are occurring around COVID-19 and USBC events.  Please review the document and stay informed with the options surrounding leagues and tournaments.

COVID-19-USBCFAQ