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    By Mark Miller
    USBC Communications
    Delegates to the 2009 United States Bowling Congress Annual Meeting will vote on 24 proposals involving changes to USBC Bylaws and league rules May 2 in Reno, Nev.

    One proposal would allow the USBC Board of Directors flexibility to adjust national adult membership dues effective Aug. 1, 2010. The proposal does not impact state or local association dues.

    Several proposals, if approved, would give USBC state and local associations more flexibility in their operations. For example, associations would decide on any education, training and recognition programs they offer and if they would implement all USBC programs. They also could hold board meetings as often as required by state law rather than a mandatory once a year. And it would be up to the associations to determine if, and in what form, they decide to have a Nominating committee.

    Eighteen proposals relate to changes to USBC Bylaws and six refer to league rules. Other proposals relating to USBC bylaws include:
    • Requiring non-merged state and local associations to be merged by Aug. 1, 2011
    • Eliminating association charter renewals every five years
    • Eliminating state and local association performance standards
    • Creating a USBC national executive committee to act on behalf of the Board

    Proposals relating to playing rules include:
    • Allowing bumper bowling to be certified by USBC
    • Giving leagues more flexibility to determine eligibility for league awards
    • Allowing leagues the flexibility to decide the minimum number of players for a league lineup.
    • Allowing leagues to declare co-champions
    • Allowing leagues the opportunity to decide what type of tie breaker to use

    Please see for the complete list of amendments (also attached) and additional information about the 2009 USBC Convention.
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