Our Wisconsin State 600 Bowling Club Board of Directors’ meeting took place at Broadway Bowl  in Menomonie on August 21, 2021.  In attendance were President Polly Burright, Vice-President Nikki Lohr, Secretary-Treasurer Arlys Bourdage, Sgt-at-Arms Sue Soderberg, and Director Virginia Luchterhand.  Prior to the board meeting, President Burright and 2022 600 Club Tournament Manager Sue Soderberg met with Proprietor Jay Ouellette and Tournament Manager Mary Stack to review and sign the 2022 tournament contract. 


         Our business meeting began with the previous board meeting minutes and the treasurer’s reports.  Correspondence was read and discussed.  The tournament budget was reviewed and placed on file.  The tournament budget was reviewed.  Due to the age of our current tournament program, a new tournament program, BTM, will be purchased for the 2022 tournament.


         The deadline for submitting your LaCrosse tournament entry is October 1, 2021.  Late entries will be accepted up to November 15, 2021, with an additional fee of $5 per bowler, based on availability.  If you haven’t yet submitted your entry, please call Arlys (715-536-6457) to check on remaining time slots.  Opening ceremonies will be held on Saturday, October 30th at 11:15 am.  All bowlers for the first squad must be checked in 30 minutes prior to the festivities.  Remember that multiple doubles entries are now allowed with different partners.  There is also a separate scratch division ($10 entry) for singles.


We would like to emphasize the importance of keeping your membership information up to date.  If you’ve changed your name or address, please inform Arlys of any changes.  This will avoid confusion and errors.  Also, there are over 150 of you who are eligible for the Participation Award, but we don’t have your information.  Be sure to pick up a “Years of Participation” form (also available on our website) to fill out and keep track of how often you’ve bowled in our tournament.  Beginning with 20 years, and every five thereafter, certificates will be presented to honor those of you who have continued to support our annual tournament.  Once you have filled out the form, send it to Arlys so she can verify and prepare your certificate. 


         Our next tournament open for bidding will be in 2023, and it will be our 50th tournament!  We hope to have a “golden” time somewhere.  Could it be in your hometown?  Bid forms are available on our website:  www.wisconsin600club.org.  Start Planning NOW! 


         The club will be giving away free entries to next year’s tournament.  Be sure to sign up at the tournament for a chance to win.  Also, there will be a raffle to win a $100 bill during the tournament.  It could be your turn to win.  Let’s all bowl well in LaCrosse.  Good Luck this bowling season!