THE LIUSBC—WHO ARE WE?
The Long Island United States Bowling Congress Association (LIUSBC) is one of over 4,000 local USBC associations that has been chartered to oversee sanctioned league and tournament competition. We are a non-profit (501c3) corporation who’s goals are to promote the sport of bowling, enforce USBC rules, and sanction all leagues.
The LIUSBC is one of the largest USBC associations with more than 8,000 adult members and close to 800 youth bowlers. The LIUSBC oversees leagues in 27 different centers that contain 915 lanes. The annual budget exceeds $100,000 per year.
The LIUSBC is funded through sanction fees which are collected from league members. Additional revenue is collected from sponsors, donations, and income from tournaments. A financial statement is available to any member wishing to review LIUSBC finances.
The LIUSBC rents an office in Centereach which is located behind AMF Centereach. The office is staffed with one part-time staff member and is overseen by the Association Manager Jayu Kulkarni.
The LIUSBC has a Board of Directors which are voted in by the members. The LIUSBC President is Diana Walter, and the 1st Vice-President is Joe Finck. There are directors that support the board by helping out in the office, assist at tournaments, and work with the league secretaries.
The LIUSBC has a very active youth program that oversees all youth leagues and events. The Youth Committee is Co-Chaired by Diana Walter and Marlene Mirabile, which work with the youth directors, runs youth tournaments, and develop future youth leaders. Over $16,000 in scholarships each year are distributed by the LIUSBC youth programs.
The LIUSBC is a very active and progressive organization. We are constantly trying to improve and expand the sport of bowling and to increase benefits to our members. The engine that makes the LIUSBC successful are the volunteers. Anyone that would like to become involved with the LIUSBC as a director, officer, or delegate should contact Jayu Kulkarni (firstname.lastname@example.org.)