NEW INFO: Emailing awards instructions for computer programs.
MORE INFO for Secretaries
If you need help completing your duties as an officer of the league there are plenty of places to get information not only on this site and from the office but also online at BOWL.COM. If you go to USBC website, go to Rules, then league resources and you will find many instructional pages for all officers of the league as well as special problems that surface during the season. Here are a few downloads that might be helpful
"11 in a row" awards, USBC is not awarding the 11 in a row award BUT if you still want to buy one you can do so by calling ACA(Award Company of America) @ (205) 248-1340. That is a direct line to Debra who will help you order one and arrange payment.
Attention Secretaries/ Treasurers:
INFORMATION ON "TIN" numbers-
( Don't be confused when the form reads" Application for Employer Identification Number")
Several secretaries have had questions about getting a "TIN" number As we mentioned at the meetings you can go to www.irs.gov and select "businesses" at the top of the page. Then click on the "Employer ID Numbers" under Business Topics, left side of page and that will take you to an area where you can apply for a tax number online. (Click on "Apply for an EIN Number Online") We suggest that you download the form and fill in only the questions listed below and mail to IRS but if you want to fill out the form online then push the button "apply online" then, Begin Application, then check "View Additional types of....", then check "Other nonprofit, etc." then continue, then check "Banking purposes" then check "individual" and fill in the questions as asked but only have to fill in the ones listed below.
1. Name of league 3. Executor, etc. ( name of treasurer) 4. Mailing address 4b. city, state & zip 7a.Name of principal officer... treasurer's name 7b. Soc. Security no. 8a. answer "no" 9a. check "Other (specify)" answer Bowling League 10. Reason for applying... check "Banking purpose"--Handle League Funds. Finally, finish up with your name & title and phone number.
If you do not want to fill out the form on line then just download the form and only answer the above questions and mail to the Internal Revenue Service.
Attention Secretaries that use the Computer Programs
If you need assistance on the Perfect Secretary program you can call or email
Janet Gardiner - 489-4787
Don't wait to set up your program, and always remember to backup your information each week.
Here we go again....
Time to get the leagues started, work out any rule changes at your league meetings, perhaps elect new officers, and get your bowlers sanctioned. If you choose to upgrade to 2014-2015 season on your computer programs, awards will not longer print under USBC. You can set up the normal awards under the "Local awards" program. The BA & WBA will issue any old awards left in the office until all is gone then the WBA will be issuing certificates for 125,175,200,250 games & 400,500,600,700 series. We want to celibrate the accomplishments of our members but hope that only those never achieving these awards will ask to receive them.
The first night of bowling can be a hectic time so we would suggest that you fill out most of the sanction form before you start bowling so you can just add the amount of people you are sanctioning and figuring out the money. (30 days time limit to protect your bonding)
Please remember that the fees are: USBC Men - $18.00 and USBC Women - $16.00 ($10 national, $8 Men's Local, $10 national $5 Women's Local and $1.00 Women's State.)
Additionally, the basic membership amounts are USBC Men- $10. ($7 to USBC & $3. local) and USBC Women- $11. ($7. USBC, $3. local $1 State.)LEAGUE must be declared a "basic league"
As a quick reminder, please separate the Men's cards & money from the Women's cards & money but all should be sent to 6337 Constitution Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
As mentioned in the league officers meetings in August, we need to have awards submitted to this office within 20 days from when the award was earned. AVERAGE based awards are figured on last year's average in the same league until bowler gets 12 games this year. (If he or she did not bowl in your league last year then take the highest yearbook average.)
Also, PLEASE remember that when submitting award forms you will need to include a person's I.D. number on the form. Those numbers NEVER change and FWBA numbers start with 613- and FWWBA numbers start with 3258-. Your league roster that you receive after sanctioning will have the persons number.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT BLS AWARD FORMS
Also, check the box that says "omit prev. earned awards" then you will not be printing the same award sheets over again. We have had several leagues that have submitted the same award sheets more than once. Send awards by email, fax or regular mail or drop off at the office.
Please REMEMBER to send in HONOR AWARD FORMS within 20 days of when score is shot.
Please remember it is easy to sign up for the posting of the standings on fortwaynebowling.com. It's free.
REWARD YOUR BOWLERS...
SEND IN THE SANCTIONS, AWARDS, AVERAGES