2000 – Meritorious Service
Service above and beyond the call of duty words of honor, used as accolades for those who walk the extra mile, exert the extra effort, recognize a need and do something to meet it. They fit Gene Myers comfortably.
Gene served on the Lima District WBA board for 35 years (secretary, 6 years; treasurer, 13; vice president, 7). She also was on the Youth Board, served on Auditing and Nominating Committees and was vice president for six years. For the LDWBA she was a/delegate to the WIBC Convention for 25 years (and bowled in the WIBC tournament 25 times). Although retired from the board, she still serves as Parliamentarian and attends all meetings. While she was secretary of the LDWBA, she initiated the formation of the Ohio Local Association Secretaries Club so secretaries could get together to share information and expertise with each other. She was named the club’s first Secretary of the Year (1961) and in 1991 the award was named for her. President from 1961 through 1966, she was voted a Life Member (the first one) in 1966. She was elected member Emeritus of the LDWBA and also was elected to the LDWBA Hall of Fame.
Gene was elected Member Emeritus of the Ohio WBA (1968) in recognition of her 27 years of dedicated service. She has attended 46 state conventions. She bowled in 36 state tournaments. Tonight Gene Myers enters the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame.