Category Archives: MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENTS

2020 HOF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – WEILER

2020 Hall of Fame Inductee
FRANK WEILER

Frank Weiler lives in San Bernardino and has been involved in bowling for over 65 years and is still very involved in reporting on the many  bowling events he attends. Frank has promoted the sport of bowling as a writer and photographer for over 20 years.  He has done so in an outstanding manner winning 7 writing awards – 5 National and 2 California State awards.  His awards were for outstanding editorials, feature stories, and news stories about bowling. His winning awards in all three categories make him the winner of the “Triple Crown” of writing!

Congratulations Frank for your induction into the CUSBC Hall Of Fame for Meritorious Service! He will be honored next year at our annual meeting in Fresno.

2019 HOF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – PARKER

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee
ROSIE PARKER

Rosie Parker has been involved in bowling for over 55 years and is the newest Past President of the CUSBC. She has served the California bowlers for many years and she has always been very diplomatic and empathetic when it comes to explaining rules etc. She has kept bowling at a high level of integrity and has always respected bowling and bowlers.

2018 HoF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – GILLESS

2018 Hall of Fame Inductee
EARNEST LOU GILLESS

Lou Gilless  was a late bloomer to bowling, not starting til he was in his 20’s at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico, but he loved it and has served the bowling community for over 40 years!  Lou worked as a civil servant for the Department of Defense before retiring in 2001! Lou has been involved for many years in his local association and was also a Director on the State USBC for several years!

2017 HoF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – KNOLL

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
PHYL KNOLL

On August 19, 1930, Phyllis Joan, was the first and only child born to parents, Henry and Amie Battey, both since deceased. We spent most of my toddler years in El Monte, California. I had a pet, a huge white rabbit named Wiggles (named after his wiggly nose). My favorite toy, given me on my First Birthday, was a huge Gold German Teddy Bear that had jointed arms and legs and real glass eyes. He Continue reading 2017 HoF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – KNOLL

2017 HoF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – STUART

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
ROY STUART

The Meritorious Service recipient is Roy Stuart who hails from Los Angeles and has been active in bowling since the early 1970’s. He has bowled in 33 State Championships and has coordinated teams to bowl in the State Championships for many years. He was instrumental in establishing participants for the Southern California Men’s Bowling Club and Open Men’s State Championships. Due to declining health Mr. Stuart doesn’t bowl any more but his vision and ability to provide direction for bowlers continues.

2015 HoF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – MORALES

2015 Hall of Fame Inductee
DONNA MORALES

The recipient for Meritorious Service is Donna Morales who lives in San Jose.  She has been an active State Tournament team coordinator for over 30 years.  She has been involved with leagues, clubs, and associations and has been the catalyst that made them work and grow.  She is a respected Certified Bowling instructor  and says helping a new or struggling bowler is very rewarding.  She feels that there are a lot of bowlers who would like to bowl tournaments but can’t get together a full team or get someone to fill out the needed paperwork. She feels she is providing a valuable service to those bowlers who want to bowl State tournaments and at the same time helping to support and promote local, state and national organizations.

2014 HoF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – WATTS

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee
DIDDY WATTS


February 4, 1946 – November 16, 2012

There isn’t one youth bowler, parent or coach in the San Fernando Valley, or at the State Scratch Tournament, who didn’t know who Diddy was. Diddy’s name and reputation, like many others before her, became synonymous with the term “youth bowling.”

Let’s go back to the beginning. It was the mid 70’s and a newly-married Jewish girl shows up to bowl at Starlite Lanes on Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA. “What, no FREE bowling?” she yells at the desk person. Just kidding, Diddy would Continue reading 2014 HoF MERITORIOUS SERVICE RECIPIENT – WATTS