The State/Local dues help run state and local association tournaments both youth and adult. Our association also provides scholarship money to the local university for bowlers.
Plus they certify lanes for compliance to the rules both in physical dimension of the lanes and lane conditions.
The National organization runs the National tournament, gives awards, runs team USA, bonding, maintains the rule books, makes ruling, produces equipment specs, plus I''m sure many other things we don''t think of.
My biggest issue with the USBC are lane conditions that are generally too easy. But that is in compliance with the wishes of the vast majority of their membership. Only a small percentage of bowlers really want tougher conditions.
I am more than willing to give the governing body the money to perform these functions.
In most cases it is one weeks dues in one league. Most of the complainers waste much more money in 50/50''s, beer, lottery tickets, booze, and bowling equipment they do not need.
Edited on 3/16/2010 10:06 AM