BVL 2013 REPORT

BVL Committee
The Bowlers to Veterans Link Hospitals and Presentations Report 

The California Bowlers to Veterans (BVL) Committee conducted our distribution meeting in October 2013 by email, using an excel spreadsheet, to review the requests from the California Veteran’s facilities. The financial report was presented.

On behalf of the bowlers in California, the CUSBC BVL Committee has donated $124,766.33 to the following Veterans Centers in California for 2012-2013 season. From 1959 through 2012-2013 the California BVL Fund has donated $8,940,328.55 to our California Veterans. We want to Thank all of you for your continued support of the California BVL.

We have completed all of the donations for this year and hope many of you will have a chance to visit a facility in your area. After meeting and talking with the Directors and Team Leaders, we know how proud they are of their facilities and they would all welcome your visit.

The following is the breakdown of the donations:

$8,000 VA Northern California Healthcare System – (includes outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Mare Island, Oakland, Redding, Chico, McClellan, Yreka and Yuba City).  Help the Homeless and Needy Veterans with clothing, food, bus passes, transportation for Dr Visits and transitional support thru the social services department.  Model kits and supplies for the Recreational Therapy Program
$7,000 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – (includes outpatient clinics in Downtown LA, Bakersfield, East LA, Gardena, Lancaster, Oxnard, Pasadena, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara).  Five Dell touch screen laptop computers for patient use.  Anchor Audio Beacon BDP-7500 battery powered PA system with wireless mics and MP3 player for various patient activities
$800 Los Angles Veterans Resource Center – Bus tokens, field trips, holiday parties and refreshments for the veterans.
$800 Concord Veterans Center – Weekly Bowling and Golf groups, holiday parties, and refreshments
$800 Fresno Veterans Center – Holiday outreach program and group outings
$800 Peninsula Veterans Center – Holiday party, refreshments, coffee supplies
$800 San Jose Veterans Center – Holiday party and outreach program
$800 San Marcos Veterans Center – Holiday parties and bus passes
$1,000 West Los Angeles Veterans Center – Holiday parties, excursion trips and refreshments
$8,000 Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center – (includes Palm Desert, Blythe, Sun City, Victorville and Upland VA Clinics) National Golden Age Games, National Wheelchair Games and National Winter Games
$8,000 VA Long Beach Healthcare System – Emergency funds for the purchase of clothing, bus tokens, food and other essentials for the homeless
$6,000 VA San Diego Healthcare System – Recreation off-site outings to help all patients including Spinal Cord injury patients develop skill levels for leisure actives
$6,000 San Francisco VA Medical Center – Magazine Stands for the clinic areas in 3 Modules, Radiology and the Lab area.  Walkie talkies, vests, and other items for the Escort Program, which provides assistance for Vets visiting the center.
$1,000 North Orange County Veterans Center – Bowling activities, Bus passes and Holiday Parties
$1,000 Redwood Veterans Center – Coffee supplies, retreats, outings and transportation to appointments at the San Francisco VA Medical Center
$800 North Bay Veterans Center – Computer WiFi access, holiday parties, coffee supplies, wood and leather carving tools and supplies
$800 Oakland Veterans Center – Food items for outreach events and group activities
$800 Corona Veterans Center – Holiday parties, and transportation bus passes, coffee supplies and items for Vets in need
$800 Sacramento Veterans Center – Bowling activities, Holiday party, and comfort kits for the homeless
$800 San Bernardino Veterans Center – Internet service, coffee supplies and holiday parties
$800 Santa Cruz Veterans Center – Outreach funds for the Vets and Sleeping bags for the homeless
$5,000 Veterans Home of California – Barstow – National Golden Age Games, Projector, and Projector Screen with tripod and movies
$20,867.33 Veterans Home of California – Yountville – Portion of the annual cost to operate and maintain the on-site bowling center.  Other items as needed for the Recreational building
$5,000 Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista – Television for the Skilled Nursing residents.  CD players for the common area and repairs to the stereo system
$8,000 VA Palo Alto Healthcare System – Golden Age Games. Arts, crafts and refreshments for the locked Psychiatric units
$6,000 VA Central California Healthcare System – Bowling activities, games, crafts, community outings, and Golden Age games
$1,000 San Francisco Veterans Center – Coffee supplies, PTST Outreach events
$800 San Diego Veterans Center – Coffee supplies, Holiday parties, and grocery cards
$800 East Los Angeles Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday parties, and coffee fund
$3,000 California Bowling Writers – Phone Cards for the service personnel to call home during Holidays
$800 Modesto Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday party and Recreational Outings
$800 Eastern Sacramento Vet Center – Bowling, Holiday parties
$800 So Orange Co Vet Center – Bowling, Movie passes, Holiday parties
$5,000 Veterans Home of California – Lancaster – Supplies for the Arts and Craft workshop for the residents.  Surround sound system for indoor activities
$800 Antelope Valley Vet Center – Coffee Supplies, Holiday Meal
$2,725 Veterans Home of California – Ventura – Salad Bar cold pan serving counter, food bar and salad crocks for the dining room
$5,600 Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles – Bingo Machines, large print cards, Movie screens, projectors, lap tops, Karaoke machines for the residents
$2,174 Veterans Home of California – Fresno – Karaoke system, sound system, music

TOTAL DONATION FOR THE 2012-2013 SEASON: $124,766.33​

The committee thanks you for your hard work and we certainly hope all the members of the California USBC will continue to support the Veterans of California.

Rosie Parker, Mabel Sheasley, Co-Chairpersons
Lynn Graves
Eugene McCown
Larry Worrall
Al Hoffmann
Linda Johnson-Pilios, California USBC Association President, ex-officio
Larry Peppers, California USBC Association Manager, ex-officio