2007 – Meritorious Service
Betty Knott is the personification of Meritorious Service in bowling. She has been a director of the Ohio USBC WBA board for 11 years and as First Vice President for four years.
Betty became a Columbus WBA director in 1980. She became president in 1987, serving in that position until 2002. Under her leadership, the Columbus WBA earned every national honor available to local associations. A certified coach, she supervised the traveling league for several seasons. She served on the GCYBA Board and as president of the Central Ohio Bowling Council.
Betty also is active in the Columbus Chapter 600 Club, District 3 and Buckeye 600 Clubs. Betty also is a member of the Buckeye Women Bowling Writers and the National Women’s Bowling Writers.
In 1992, Betty received the Ohio Local Association President’s Club Ruth Smith Award. In 2004, she received the Mary Janetto Award for local bowling association promotion.
Betty was a delegate to the WIBC Annual Meeting for 26 years; she served on the Teller’s Committee for five years. She also attended as a non-delegate a number of times.
Rosie Taulbee, Barbara Holloway, Jo Dimond and Linda Ridolfo have written “whether Betty was working a tournament, presenting an award or chairing a committee, her commitment to excellence and professionalism is unparalleled.”
Betty has bowled in 32 state tournaments.
Through the years, whatever the assignment, Betty has gone about them quietly, professionally and respectful of others.
Tonight, Betty becomes a member of the Ohio Hall of Fame.