History

 

Effective August 1, 2008

 

The Southern Tier USBC was chartered by the United States Bowling Congress, effective August 1, 2008. The Southern Tier USBC is a consolidation of the former Binghamton - Johnson City - Endicott USBC Women's Bowling Association, the former Southern Tier USBC Bowling Association, and the former Southern Tier USBC Youth Bowling Association. At a special session held on June 14, 2008 at the Endwell Fire Station, a group of officers and members met to hold the organizational meeting of the Southern Tier USBC.

 

Effective August 1, 2014

 

Karen Hayslett completed her two terms as President as of July 31, 2014. Beckie Eynon takes the reigns as our new President. Karen starts a term as our new Sergeant-at-Arms. Tommy Shelton joins the Board as a new Director. All officers and directors were elected into the position at the Annual Membership Meeting held on June 14, 2014.

 

Effective August 1, 2018

 

The Southern Tier USBC celebrates it's 10th Anniversary on August 1, 2018. It is hard to believe that ten years has passed since we merged together as a single organization to service our bowlers.  Beckie Ripic continues as President, Randy Snyder comes into the Vice President position and Glenn Hashizumi joins the Board as a new Director. Robert Pflanz Jr. and Michael Fenn were both re-elected for another term in their incumbent positions. All officers and directors were elected into the position at the Annual Membership Meeting held on April 14, 2018.

 

Effective August 1, 2020

 

We are all living in unprecedented times with the CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Local bowling centers have been closed for bowling since March 16, 2020, and will remain so until further notice. 2019-2020 Fall/Winter leagues chose to end their schedules early, and no 2019-2020 Spring/Summer leagues were able to be held. If our local bowling centers are not allowed to open anytime soon, then the 2020-2021 Fall/Winter leagues are in jeopardy of not being able to be held. League officials will need to hold their 2020-2021 Fall/Winter league organizational meetings to discuss their options for the upcoming season. Those options could include to delay the start of their league and adjust their league schedule accordingly, or perhaps "take a year off" and reconvene in the summer of 2021 to decide what to do for the 2021-2022 season. League officials would also need to coordinate with the proprietor of their host bowling center, once they are open for bowling again, to determine what options the center would provide to their leagues. At a special board meeting held on July 29, 2020, the Southern Tier USBC Board of Directors approved unanimously to cancel both the 2020 STUSBC Annual Meeting and the 2020 STUSBC Hall of Fame Banquet events. Both events will be rescheduled to next year.