1990 – Meritorious Service
Ruth I. Smith
Ruth Smith … Ohio Women’s Bowling. The two are synonymous. When Ohio women bowlers think of bowling, they think of Ruth Smith. Ruth’s enthusiasm for bowling has made itself apparent in all aspects of the game — from coaching Special Children’s Group of the Findley junior bowlers to greeting the seniors at the Ohio WBA Seniors Tournament. Ruth loves the game and all participants.
Ruth was elected to serve the Ohio WBA as director in 1965, moved to 2nd Vice President in 1975 and was elected President that same year. Upon her retirement after 15 years as President, she was elected Life ember of the Ohio WBA. Under Ruth’s extremely competent leadership the Ohio WBA has grown and increased many services to its members.
Ruth was appointed to the WIBC Board of Directors in 1981. She is now serving her 11th year in that capacity.
Ruth is a member of the Findley Area Hall of Fame, the Hancock County Sports hall of Fame and was recently honored by the BPAO for Meritorious Service to the game of bowling.