The North Los Angeles USBC (NLAC USBC) was established on May 1, 2006, through the merger of four local bowling associations in the region, namely the Los Angeles Bowling Association (LABA), San Fernando Valley Women’s Bowling Association (SFVWBA), San Fernando Valley Youth Bowling Association (SFVYBA), and the Santa Monica Women’s Bowling Association (SMWBA).
The goal was to create a stronger and more unified local association that could better serve the needs of bowlers in the North Los Angeles region.
Over the years, NLAC USBC has continued to grow and expand its membership by acquiring other local associations. In 2014, NLAC USBC acquired the youth members from the Ventura County Youth Bowling Association, which had folded. This included several bowling centers in the area, such as Buena Lanes, Harley’s Camarillo Lanes, Harley’s Simi Lanes, and Harley’s Valley Bowl.
In 2016, NLAC USBC again expanded its membership by acquiring the members from the Antelope Valley USBC when their organization was dissolved. This included the centers of Bowlero Lancaster (formerly Brunswick Sands Bowl) and Bowlero Palmdale (formerly Brunswick Vista Lanes).
The most recent and significant change in the history of NLAC USBC occurred in 2021 when the organization voted to merge with the Southern LA County USBC (SLAC USBC) to form the Greater LA County USBC. The members of both organizations voted in favor of the merger, and it became official on August 1, 2021.
The merger was a progressive change that is expected to bring numerous benefits to the bowlers in the region. By joining forces, the two organizations can provide more significant economic efficiencies, larger tournament opportunities, and membership cost savings through the removal of transfer fees between the two associations.
The new organization has a more extensive geographic reach, covering the entire Los Angeles County and providing a more comprehensive and unified approach to serving the needs of bowlers in the region.
The merger also allows the organization to pool resources, which can be used to develop new programs and initiatives that benefit all members.
In conclusion, the transformation of NLAC USBC into the Greater LA County USBC is a significant development in the history of bowling in the region. It is a reflection of the organization’s commitment to provide a more comprehensive and unified approach to serving the needs of bowlers in the area.
The merger is expected to bring numerous benefits, and the members are excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead.
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