Convention Activities (cont. from page 1)
Our special guest speaker, Keith Hamilton, took to the stage and shared his experiences both as President of Luby Publications, which publishes Bowler’s Journal and other publications, and his experiences lead- ing up to his present job.
he concentrated on football, basketball and baseball as a youth. As a strug- gling hopeful, Keith said he was lucky enough to be recognized by Mort Luby, former owner of Luby Publishing, who was smitten with him, paid for him to go
Bowler’s International is 93 years old and the oldest bowling maga- zine. It is published monthly. One of the goals of this publica- tion is “turning the casual bowlers into league bowlers”. Among Luby’s most recent ventures is Pro Shop Operator which Hamilton is working on with John Berglund/ BPAA. Another Luby publication is US Bowler. John Berglund, BPAA, Joan Romeo, CBW Director and guest speaker Keith Hamilton, Luby Publishing to college—and then, hired him! He stressed the key to his success is “partnerships have evolved and partner- ships are the key”. He also left us stat- ing that the “merger is good for the bowling industry.” Hamilton then gave some insight on how he came to be the President of Luby Publications. Believe it or not, he admitted to just taking up bowling as a sport three years ago to “understand bowlers better”. While growing up, he was exposed to bowling as his father owned a center in St. Charles, LA. But The CBW annual meeting was held following the luncheon. Elections were held and Mary Lynly, Roseville, was
elected as CBW President, Bette Adding- ton, Bakersfield -- 2nd VP, Tina Martin, Novato -- Treasurer, Kathy Watson, Richmond -- Director #1 North and Marianne Evans, Simi Valley -- Director #2 South. These positions will take effect August 1st.
CBW is always looking for ways to gen- erate new members and get bowlers interested in writing about bowling. Each year CBW offers two opportunities for members to submit their articles in their annual writing contests—The Profile Award and The Golden Quill Award. The 2007 topic for The Golden Quill award will be “Traveling to a Tournament” and eligible articles must be written and pub- lished before December 31, 2006. The CBW website will gladly accept these articles for publication.
The California Bowling Writers (CBW), formed in 1998, is open to all California bowling journalists, promoters and supporters of the sport of bowling.
The purpose of the organization is to encourage and educate both members and non-members in communication through print, promotion and use of electronic media. At the same time, CBW will recognize and reward those who create media awareness by providing outstanding bowling photography and journalistic excellence.
For more information, visit: www.calbowlingwriters.org.