5 Candidates Slated for 3 Open USBC Board Spots

by Bob Johnson 0

The United States Bowling Congress Nominating Committee has slated five candidates for three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors.

Incumbents Karen Jost of Olympia, Wash., and Steve O’Brien of Mount Pleasant, S.C., are joined by Jay Daryman of York, Pa.; Lynda Isaacs of Richmond, Ind., and Jeff Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kan., as candidates for the USBC Board.

Delegates at the 2015 USBC Convention in Omaha, Neb., will vote on the three open board positions during the Annual Meeting on April 30. Each of the three elected will begin a three-year term starting Aug. 1.

The USBC Nominating Committee may slate up to two candidates for each open position on the board. Prospective board members are required to submit applications, and qualified applicants also go through an interview process to determine the slate of candidates. Additional candidates may run from the floor if they provide notice of their candidacy to the committee by March 30.

Current USBC Board members Tamoria Adams and Libbi Fletcher each will complete their final term on the board July 31. Board members are limited to three terms.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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