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Buckeye Bowling Writers
Who We Are...
Our mission is to bring together in an
atmosphere of friendliness and
cooperation those who promote the sport
of bowling in the State of Ohio and who
are members of the United States Bowling
To honor outstanding publicity efforts by
the members with an awards program,
To foster the exchange of information and
to discuss the problems connected with
publicity through the written word, radio
and television, and
To assist with the goals and projects of the
Ohio USBC Bowling Associations and
extend fullest cooperation to its programs,
To publish a newsletter to be called The
Write Angle for our members.
It would seem that Las Vegas, Nevada would
be an unlikely place for the beginning for the
Buckeye Women Bowling Writers, but that is
the way it was...
It was 1973, it was spring, and it was the
annual meeting of the Women's International
Bowling Congress. It was also the annual
meeting of the National Women Bowling
Writers. And, it was a time for thinking about
the role that women writers could bring to the
game that had become a part of their lives.
The WIBC had already reached its destiny -
that of the largest women's sports
organizations in the world - but not its
potential. A writer's organization, more or
less a satellite of the National Women
Bowling Writers, in local areas, could do
much to help with publicity and promotion for
What about Ohio?
Such was the thought of Mrs. Mary Jannetto,
Cleveland, a former President of NWBW, and
a delegate to the national meeting. Why not
May 24, 1973
It was May 24, 1973, and a letter from Mrs.
Jannetto was on the way to the Ohio WBA
President, Ruth Linamen, through the
secretary's office. Secretary Helen Heironimus,
without delay, forwarded the letter, thereby
setting up action which resulted in eventually
becoming the state of the Buckeye Women
Bowling Writers. Vivian Winnet, editor of the
Ohio Hi-Lites, the official publication of the Ohio
WBA, was appointed to set up the framework
for the Ohio Women Bowling Writers.
No time was wasted in getting a flyer out to all
the Presidents of the Ohio WBA local
associations. This was an invitation to all
publicity-minded members to attend a meeting
on Sunday, October 26, 1975, at 2:00 p.m. at
the Imperial House in Canton. The purpose? To
organize a writer's group.
In February 2008, it was approved that it would
be in the best interest of our Club to open our
membership to all members of any Ohio USBC
association, both male and female. That same
month, legislation passed and we changed the
name of our Club to Buckeye Bowling Writers
and welcomed our first male BBW member!
Providing services in promoting and recognition through all media for the sport of bowling...