About your Association
What is the North County USBC Association?The North County USBC Association, Inc. officially launched on April 10, 2006, as the organization to serve amateur adult and youth bowlers in North San Diego County. It resulted from the merger of the Palomar Bowling Association (ABC), Avocado Women's Bowling Association (WIBC) and the North County Young American Bowling Alliance.
This is also the source of the elements in the Association's logo. The Palomar Observatory, Avocado and Pins of the YABA. Today, the North County USBC Association continues to represent and serve the needs of all bowlers in North San Diego County.
Mission Statement & VisionAs an Association, to service all bowlers - men, women and youth - and to promote sportsmanship, the spirit of competition, and unity among the participants of the sport we love.
Vision: Together, as One, we service All, Equally.
DedicationTo all of the past and present men, women, and youth who have tirelessly dedicated their time and efforts to their respective organizations in the pursuit of sportsmanship, competition and friendship, we dedicate this WEB site.
This merged organization was formed in the 2005-2006 season through the efforts of the Transition Team made up of Vic Landis, Vicie Lucas, Sid Good, Mary Vale Torrence, Sharon Myers, Gay Marshall, Gorge T. Myrick, Phyllis Bourque and Nancy Arvanitis. Bylaws were developed and approved by the respective Boards of Directors from the Palomar Bowling Association, Avocado Women's Bowling Association and the North County YABA, and our new North County USBC Association, Inc was formed.
What's up with that logo?
As noted above, the North County USBC Association is the result of the merger of 3 separate/individual bowling entities.
The mens Palomar Bowling Association (ABC), the Avocado Women's Bowling Association (WIBC) and the North County Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA).
That's nice. But it's more that just combining parts of the prior organizations names.
Actually, the names of the adult men and women's organizations derived their names from parts of the rich history of San Diego County, which dates back to 1850. If you look at the background of the logo, it should be easy to see the image of the world famous Palomar Observatory, located on Palomar mountain in North San Diego County. Next, while perhaps a bit more difficult to see, depending on image size, is an Avocado. It is located on the front of the logo, in front of the crossed bowling pins. San Diego County is the largest producer of Avocados in the world. This fruit, of a tree also called Avocado, is loved by people around the world. Then, we have the crossed bowling pins and the image of a moving bowling ball (located on the dome of the observatory). All are representative of the history of San Diego County, and ALL the bowlers we represent. Our past, our present, and our future.
The USBC would prefer we replaced it with something like this        But we're proud of our history.
Registered Volunteer Program (RVP)All North County USBC Association board members as well as anyone that works with and/or coaches our youth bowlers, who are 18 years of age and older, are required to be compliant - at all times - with the USBC RVP policy. This requires that they complete annual training thru SafeSport and successfully pass a background check conducted by the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) every other year. Their compliance is evidenced by their wearing of an RVP badge.
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