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Volume VIII Issue I

September 2006

CBW Welcomes New President—Mary Lynly

The California Bowling Writers elected Mary Lynly of Roseville to be the fourth president of the organization. The prestigious post was previously held by Marijane Viat, Eloise Cottrell and Agnes Duffy.

Mary is well known for her bowling articles which have graced the pages of many Cali- fornia and national publications. Her favorite subject is human interest stories. The CBW Officers and directors are excited to have this icon to drive the bus for the organization.

Check out the view from the top in Mary’s feature “Perspective From the President” on page 4.

CBW Convention a Real Circus

President Agnes Duffy. Circus Circus provided an array of items for the drawing, as well as Robin Romeo, USBC, and new CBW member, Joan Scharsch. A Storm bowl- ing ball was donated by Dave Symes/Storm Bowl- ing Products (Sonija Caron was the lucky winner!). trying to hit the peg and win their choice of a stuffed animal. Many won but plenty missed! LIVE FROM THE CWBA CONVENTION WEEKENDCALIFORNIA BOWLING WRITERS THREE-RING CIRCUS THEME FEATUR- ING RINGMASTER KEITH HAMILTON The fun poured over to the CBW annual Luncheon, with Ringmaster Joan Romeo at the helm who welcomed nearly 100 CBW members and guests. The event took place on Satur- day, May 20, 2006, in Sacramento at the Holiday Inn. To set the atmos- phere, attendees were greeted by “Kathy the By the CWBA Publicity Committee, Bette Addington & Mary Lynly Before our speaker was introduced, several digni- taries were recognized which included John Ber- glund, Executive Director/ Bowling Proprietors Assoc. of America and Jennifer Cun- ningham, Director of Sales & Market- ing for Circus Cir- cus. Jennifer drew for two 3-day/2- night stays at Cir- cus Circus and the winners were Betty Russell, San Jose and Colleen Becker, Granada. She also offered a huge stuffed toy dog which was won by Carol Mancini. The California Bowling Writ- ers were out in force at the 2006 CWBA Convention’s Product Fair with their usual Dice Game with tons of raffle gifts to be won as well as the new addition of Grab Bags that were a hit. You could join CBW and go away a win- ner! Circus Circus, CBW’s Luncheon sponsor, had their table right next to CBW’s providing information on accommodations and offering a fun, ring-toss game, which, you would think would be right up a bowler’s alley. Many tried their luck throwing the three rings from a mere 4ft. away CBW Luncheon bowling ball winner, Sonija Caron with our resident clown, Kathy Watson Eloise Cottrell, CBW Past President & Awards Chairman, an- nounced the winner of the CBW 2006 Profile Award. Bette Addington of Bakers- field was the winner for her article “First Woman to Win State Wheelchair Clown” (Kathy Watson/ CBW Webmaster & Direc- tor, pictured above) who welcomed everyone with a satin bag filled with good- ies! Following lunch, a drawing was conducted by CBW (Continued on page 7)

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