From Our President

steve-cieslewiczHi, my name is Steve Cieslewicz and I have the pleasure of serving as the BCAW President. I am the owner of Whitetail Lanes in Amherst Jct, a thriving eight lane center that has a good league base, but is very strong in the bar/food area.

I am proud to be serving as your president. The BCAW’s main focus is to enhance the profitability of our member centers. Like I always tell people, it would cost me money not to belong to BCAW/BPAA.

As your president, I am committed to serving our members and helping in whatever they need to be successful through our programs. I look forward to meeting you at one of our events throughout the year!

Best wishes,
Steve

Serving the Wisconsin Bowling Community Since 1941

The BCAW formed in 1941, and was incorporated in 1946 with the vision to organize and serve Wisconsin bowling centers.

BCAW Vision: It is the vision of BCAW to drive a prosperous industry. It is the mission of BCAW to enhance the profitability of its members.

We strive to be a collaborative resource for your center.

BCAW has much to offer your center in today’s exciting recreation and entertainment market. Together, BCAW and its members can lead the bowling industry to greater heights in Wisconsin.

Discover the many benefits of membership here on our website as well as on the website of our national organization, Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America.

BCAW Award of Excellence

awardofexcellence2Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Click here to find out why we celebrated these honorees.  Nominate someone you feel has contributed to bowling in Wisconsin in a lasting and significant way.  Completed submissions are due to the BCAW office no later than August 31.

2018 BCAW Award of Excellence Nomination Form

2016 Award Winners
Dan & Peggy Henke

Owners, Dan’s Village Bowl, Brownsville
Co-owners, Dan’s King Pin Family Fun Center, Mayville

Erik Gialdella
Owner, Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill, Oshkosh

Ralph Krueger
Owner, Krueger’s Entertainment Center, Menomonee Falls

2017 Award Winners

Denise Richter & Diane Mallow
Watertown Bowl North, Watertown

12 Lanes and Fewer Category

 

 

Dave LaBar
Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Ashwaubenon

Over 12 Lanes Category

Meet Our Team

YVONNE BENNETT, CAE, SHRM-SCP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Yvonne has over 20 years experience and many successes in the not-for-profit sector to include leading state and national associations in sports.  As a high level scratch bowler, youth coach, program coordinator and later at the board and administrative level, she has a broad background in bowling.

While working with the Young American Bowling Alliance and subsequently, Bowling, Inc. Shared Services, she collaborated with BPAA and their state organizations in support of several industry initiatives, improving services to bowlers and bowling centers throughout the country.

Yvonne serves as the organization’s CEO, working in unison with the BCAW Board of Directors in providing programs and services to member centers, volunteers, and bowlers consistent with the BCAW mission, strategic plan and budget.  She manages the business operations of the association to include the state office and staff.

BOB MAKI
PROGRAM MANAGER

Bob’s been hooked on bowling since the age of 10 when he bowled in his first junior league.  He loves the bowling industry and it shows in all that he does!  Working for larger bowling centers and the industry for most of his working life, Bob feels fortunate to have had a small stake in a 16 lane center for a few years.  That experience has been beneficial to him and BCAW as he has an understanding of what it’s like in the day of the shoes of a bowling center owner/manager.

Bob still enjoys bowling and coaching of bowlers of all ages.  He is a Silver Certified USBC Coach.  In 2016 he was recognized for his contributions to our sport when he was inducted into the Waukesha USBC Association Hall of Fame.

As the program manager for BCAW, Bob is responsible for our bowling programs and events including the High School and Middle School Bowling Clubs, Storm Doubles Tournament, All Star Team Challenge and the Wisconsin Pepsi USBC Youth Championship Tournament.

SANDRA JESKE, CMP
PROGRAM ADMISTRATOR

Sandra is the newest member of the BCAW team, joining the staff in the summer of 2015 as our Grand Prix Program administrator.  She comes to us with over 20 years of association experience administering programs and events.  She holds the prestigious Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) credential, as recognized by Meeting Professionals International.

A native of Wisconsin, she enjoys stained glass, photography, remodeling her cabin up north, camping & kayaking.

In addition to the Grand Prix Program, Sandra is our go to person for the BCAW Annual Meeting, Conference & Trade Show and our PR/communications efforts.

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LUANNE KUGLITSCH
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Luanne took up bowling in the early 1970’s when she moved to Milwaukee.  Starting as a sub, she married into a bowling family and became a proprietor herself.  She enjoys the industry and feels blessed to have been hired by BCAW almost 10 years ago.

As coordinator of the Wisconsin Pepsi USBC Youth Championship Tournament, she works with proprietors, youth coaches and parents to promote opportunities for youth bowlers to earn scholarships.

Luanne also assists in administering scholarship disbursements on behalf of the hundreds of student athletes who have won scholarships in a variety of BCAW youth programs.

BCAW Board of Directors

President
Steve Cieslewicz
Whitetail Lanes, Amherst Junction

Vice President
Erik Gialdella
Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill, Oshkosh

Secretary
Diane Mallow
Watertown Bowl, Inc., Watertown

Treasurer
David Bardon
Bardon Bowling Centers, Elkhart Lake

Immediate Past President
Steve Hanson
Clintonville Lanes, Clintonville

Director
Mark Bares
Lincoln Lanes, Merrill

Director
Matt Beyer
Keglers Bowling Center, Manawa

Director
Dale Elliott
Dale’s Weston Lanes, Weston

Director
Hank Posnanski, Jr.
Bluemound Bowl, Brookfield

Director
Pete Riopelle
Village Bowl, Menomonee Falls

Director
Dave Scherbarth
Highland Lanes, Milwaukee

Director
Cary Serwe
King Pin Lanes, Campbellsport

Director
Chuck Torosian
River City Lanes, Waterford

Executive Director (ex officio)
Yvonne Bennett, CAE, SHRM-SCP
Pewaukee

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