Hall of Fame Voting

February 2022

 

To all Officers, Directors and Hall of Fame members of the Southern Tier USBC:

 

The purpose of the Southern Tier USBC Hall of Fame, hereafter referred to as “the Hall of Fame”, is to honor members of the Southern Tier USBC, who, by their talents, whether executive, organizational or scoring ability, have aided in the further promotion of the sport of bowling within the Southern Tier USBC. The Southern Tier USBC’s Board of Directors, hereafter referred to as “the Board”, governs the Hall of Fame.

 

Induction into the Hall of Fame is in one of four of the following categories: Superior Performance, Meritorious Service, Senior Star or Special Merit. The eligibility criteria specific to each of these categories is defined in the Hall of Fame procedure.

 

A minimum of six inductees can be elected each year into the Hall of Fame, one male and one female from each category of Superior Performance, Meritorious Service and Senior Star. If an insufficient number of candidate applications are on file for any of the named categories, then no inductee will be elected from the relevant category. The Board holds the final say as to the slate of inductees presented for election into the Hall of Fame at the recommendation of the Nomination committee. One inductee may be elected from the Special Merit category only when the Board recommends the candidate and said election is done by the Board only, as stated in the Structure and Eligibility sections of the Hall of Fame procedure.

 

At a meeting held by the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee, a list of candidates for induction into the Hall of Fame for 2021-22 was established to be presented for consideration at the annual Hall of Fame election meeting. The list of candidates is provided below. Click/tap on a candidate's name to see their nomination resume.

Superior Performance 

- One Male Inductee 

- Three Male Candidates:

Joseph Barker

Joel Richards

Scott Wertman

- One Female Inductee

- Female Candidates:

* None - no inductee *

Senior Star 

- One Male Inductee 

- Three Male Candidates:

Brian Parker

John Sponable

Edward White

- One Female Inductee

- Female Candidates:

* None - no inductee *

Meritorious Service 

- One Male Inductee 

- Two Male Candidates:

Bruce Barney

Richard Pflanz

- One Female Inductee

- Female Candidates:

Saundra Lasky

The above list was presented to the Board of the Southern Tier USBC and formally approved in December 2021. Additionally, it was further recommended by the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee that two (2) male candidates be elected from each of the Superior Performance and Senior Star categories. This recommendation was rejected by the Board of Directors.

 

The next meeting of the Southern Tier USBC Hall of Fame to elect new inductees into the Southern Tier USBC Hall of Fame will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Midway Lanes in Vestal, NY. A breakfast buffet will precede the meeting at 9:00 AM. The breakfast buffet will consist of scrambled eggs, hash, home fries, bacon, sausage, bagels with cream cheese, juice and coffee.

 

Being a member of the Board of the Southern Tier USBC, or a member of the Southern Tier USBC Hall of Fame, you are hereby cordially invited to participate in the election of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. It is very important that everyone invited participate in this election of new inductees to your Hall of Fame.

 

Please RSVP by phone at 607-352-3160, or e-mail at stnyusbc@gmail.com, if you will be attending the Hall of Fame Breakfast and Election meeting. RSVP is required so that we may provide an accurate head count of the number people that will be attending the breakfast. If you do not RSVP that you will be attending, you will not be allowed to partake of the breakfast if you show up, however, you will be allowed to attend the elections meeting.

If you are unable to attend, please electronically complete a PROXY BALLOT, sign it, save it and then attach it to an email back to stnyusbc@gmail.com. Proxy ballots must be received by Saturday, March 12, 2022 to be considered eligible for vote count. Any proxy ballots received on or after the day of the meeting will not be considered eligible for vote count.

The 13th Annual Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 7, 2022. Full details for the banquet will be provided in a separate mailing to be sent later in the year.

Sincerely,

Ben Amberge and Beckie Ripic

Your Association Manager and Association President