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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 Congress, and
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
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
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 Ohio?
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
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!