21140 W. Capitol Drive,  Suite 5
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Toll Free: 1-800-229-3098 (Wisconsin Only)
Phone: 262-783-4292 |  Fax: 262-783-4590
Email: info@bowlwi.com
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HEAD PIN NEWS
Let's Go Bowling!
Don't Get Stale ~ Be Proactive  
by Erik Gialdella, BCAW President 
Fall is often referred to as the season of change. Our landscape outside changes drastically during these months as we go from bright vibrant colors to a cold, dark, stale winter. 

The same thing can happen in our business environment as well. Often times, we are so excited for the start of the bowling season as we are with the start of the fall colors changing. Once the joy of the start of the season wears off, we often get into too much of a routine and get stale. The BCAW has invested in keeping us from getting stale by purchasing the BPAA's on-line education program. Now that the primary league season has hit full swing let's get prepared to have our best season ever by utilizing our on-line training to educate our self and our staff and reward our guests with a great experience.

We often don't take the time needed to figure out how to increase our revenue. Take some time out of each day and work towards filling the revenue gaps that you have in your center. For those of you that have enough staff, utilizing a team meeting environment can be very helpful and may be just what's needed to get their creativity noticed and possibly bring you a nice revenue stream during a slower period of time. If you are lucky enough, let a team leader pick a group of people to lead the development and marketing of the new program and really get your team engaged in making this "their" idea and see how far they can take it. It's a great way to grow their business mindset and give them a feeling of belonging.

Take some time to check out the BPAA's on-line training program. This past September I ran into a Hall-of-Fame bowler who operates a couple bowling centers. He said for 25 years he thought he knew everything about this business...until he started to get involved with the BPAA and its training courses. It was a life saver for him and can be for many of us as well! If we sit back and do nothing, we cannot expect something. 

We must be proactive in our business models in order to make revenue grow. Our team members are powerful people who interact with our guests on a daily basis, help them feel like a bigger part of the picture and watch your profits begin to soar!
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Erik Gialdella 
  BCAW Calendar of Events

BPAA Bowling Summit
January 13 - 17, 2019  @ New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans
Wisconsin High School Bowling Club State Championships
March 1 - 3, 2019  @ The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay
Storm Scholarship Doubles Tournament
March 3, 2019  @ The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay
All Star Team Challenge
March 9, 2019   @ Classic Lanes Fox Valley, Neenah    
BPAA Boot Camp
April 1, 2019  @ Appleton, WI
Wisconsin Adult Youth Scholarship Tournament 
April 6 & 7, April 13 & 14, 2019  @ RiversEdge Bowl, Janesville
Wisconsin Middle School Bowling Club State Championships
May 4, 2019  @ The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay
Wisconsin Pepsi USBC State Championships 
May 11, 2019  @ Village Lanes, Monona (Girls) & Prairie Lanes, Sun Prairie (Boys)
BCAW Scholarship Golf Tournament
June 10, 2019   @ Par 4 Resort, Waupaca
BPAA International Bowl Expo
June 23 - 29, 2019  @ Las Vegas  

USBC'S Registered Volunteer Program (RVP) Adds SafeSport Education Requirement
   
Online training and education through the U.S. Center for SafeSport now is a required    component of the United States Bowling Congress' Registered Volunteer Program  (RVP) and, to comply with United States Olympic Committee (USOC) regulations, the  program has been expanded to include local and state association board members.

Anyone who currently holds RVP certification will need to   complete the required online SafeSport training by Jan. 1, 2019. There is no cost for   the online training and it can be accessed 24 hours a day. USBC members and USBC-   certified coaches should go through BOWL.com/RVP to access the SafeSport training   and to provide their USBC national ID when registering for training.

BPAA Pepsi Centers get PAID $10 a game!  
 Note the promo runs 10/1/18 through 12/31/19.



Pepsi's customers have the opportunity to redeem Pepsi Points for a Free Game of Bowling. This program will drive traffic into your center, but the best part is that BPAA is paying centers $10 for each Free Game Coupon they receive. All BPAA Pepsi Centers will be spotlighted on gobowling.com

To opt out, please contact Charles Smoot or call 
817-385-8473. If you are not part of the BPAA Pepsi program, it's never too late to join. Contact BPAA Member Benefit Department 800-343-1329

If you have any questions about this promotion or the BPAA Pepsi Program, please call 817-385-8473 or email Charles@bpaa.com.
Champions Crowned in the MillerLite WI Adult Pins Over Average Tournament 
   

BCAW's Miller Lite Wisconsin Pins Over Average Tournament concluded this past weekend with 35 bowlers from around the state earning a spot to compete for their share of $2,750 in prize money.  All bowlers who advanced to the state finals at Watertown Bowl North in Watertown received a minimum of $20 cash when they checked in for their squad.  The remaining $2,070 in prize money was distributed based on a 1:4 ratio.

BCAW Scholarship Program
Has a New Look and Process!
   
BCAW  awards five $1,000 scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors or students who have a post high school diploma or equivalent; and are under the age of 22 as of February 1 of the award year.

For easy access for parents and youth bowlers, the BCAW Scholarship Program application forms are now available through the BCAW website.  To apply for the BCAW Center Employee or BCAW USBC Youth Scholarship:
  • Download the forms pertaining to the scholarship(s) you are applying for.
  • Fill out the forms completely as requested.  Those entries not filled out as requested will be disqualified.   
  • All forms must be completed, signed and received at BCAW by the February 1 deadline. 
Please note that BCAW will no longer be mailing out the forms to BCAW Member Centers.  
Welcome New Members & Suppliers!
New Members
New Member Suppliers
Cherry Lanes, LLC
Proprietors: Kevin & Erin Bosman
Falls Bowl, Chippewa Falls
Proprietors: Joseph & Maggie Minke
Fields Automotive Group, Madison
General Manager: Sharon Klietsch
Riverview Lanes, Arcadia
Proprietors: Leandra & Brian Hulberg
Sanders Super Bowl
Proprietor: Stephan LeSure
Flashpoint Designs
Contact: Darin Van Handel
Lifestyle Health Plans
Contact: Scott Madura
The Hansell Group
Contact: Mike Monroe


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