Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2004 - 2005 Rogers Junior Bowling Program.

Your Board members are really excited about the upcoming year. We now have twenty-three (23) Certified YABA Coaches to assist the bowlers and instruct them in the game of bowling. They attended an eight-hour instruction course(s) at their own expense to receive this certification. The Level I coaches are; Sheryl Anthony, Cheryl Bosteder , Tom Burns, Dan Carter, David Cracraft, Patricia Cracraft, Alicia Cross, Ted Fritz, Sharon Goodson, Les Humphrey, Joe Jouett, Lacey Matthew, Whitney Miller, Michael Sammarco, Geoffrey Shook, Kay Shook , Lonnie Smith, Melissa Thomas, and Debbie Timmerman. Susan Shumate and John Bosteder have qualified as Level II coaches. Kay Matthew completed a twenty-hour instruction course and has qualified as a Bronze Level Coach. Robert Shumate is the Certified Level 1 and Level II Instructor. More classes will be made available as persons request training.

Officers and Board of Director Members for the Rogers Junior Bowling Association are:

John Bosteder, President
Kay Matthew, First Vice President
Debbie Timmerman, Second Vice President
Ted Bingham, Vice President
Patricia (Tricia) Cracraft, Vice President
Susan Shumate, Association Secretary
Cheryl Bosteder , League Secretary
Kay Shook , Treasurer
Cindy Anthony, Board of Directors
Sheryl Anthony, Board of Directors
Melissa Thomas, Board of Directors
Sharon Goodson, Board of Directors
Amanda Reynolds, Board of Directors
Sabrina Guidry, Board of Directors

Dress Code and Conduct will be enforced. We depend on each parent to assist us in this area.

The Arkansas YABA State Tournament will be in Jonesboro in 2005. A tentative date will be selected at a later time.

Pepsi Cola tournament location, date, and time will be announced at a later date.

We will be holding a Rogers YABA Association tournament this year. The date for the tournament will be December 11 th and 12 th , 2004 at the Rogers Bowling Center . There will be no regular league bowling on December 11 th . Cost and times will be announced at a later date.

We will be selling raffle tickets for a $250.00 gift certificate from the Rogers Bowling Center Pro Shop. We will start selling the tickets on November 1, 2004 through December 10, 2004 . The drawing will be held on December 11, 2004 during the local tournament. The tickets will be sold for 1 for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00.

Watch our PICTURE BOARD as we try to add at least one new picture a week.

Each youth who signs up today, September 11, 2004 will receive 2 free games to be bowled before noon today. Thank you Herb Howie and Roger Bowling Center . A free bowling game will be issued for each Perfect Attendance for each month. These have an expiration date.

In order to assure that every youth has an opportunity to experience league bowling regardless of financial status, the board has established a separate ledger to track donations received and payments made for those youth who are unable to pay the weekly fees. When the bowler's circumstances improve, hopefully, they will reimburse this fund. In the meantime, donations to this fund will be appreciated.

YABA awards are based on “book average” until 21 games are bowled. Book average is the final average from the previous year (winter league only) and at least 21 games must be bowled to have a “book average”. If the bowler has no “book average”, 21 games must be bowled for an average.

The Rogers YABA Board of Directors and Rogers Bowling Center and Snack Bar thank all you parents for your support. We are here to serve our youth. If you have ideas or concerns, please see one of the board members.

October 2 nd we will distribute and recognize those youth bowlers who received trophies/recognition for the YABA State Tournament. Don't miss this. Some of the trophies are awesome.

October 9 th Junior Officers will be elected, President J/M/S, 2 Vice Presidents Bantam/Prep, and Secretary J/M/S.

October 16 th there will be a Rogers YABA Board Meeting during bowling.