From Our President

Hello, my name is Erik Gialdella and I am excited to be serving the BCAW as President for the next few years. I am currently the proprietor of Revs Bowl Bar & Grill and T&O Lanes in Oshkosh. I don’t think you could ask for two different centers! Revs Bowl Bar & Grill has been significantly renovated and features BESX scoring, a large bar room with great food, and a large outdoor volleyball and bocce ball area with room for future expansion. T&O Lanes is a vintage center with 16 lanes of hand scoring and above ground ball returns. There is no parking lot and we only serve pizza and nacho’s.

The interesting feeling I get is that both places feel like home. Guests feel comfortable in the environment that each place creates and people generally have a good time at either facility. I take great pride in making sure people enjoy their day and have made it my mission to create exceptional guest experiences through a passion for service.

The BCAW definitely caught my attention and my passion for serving. I quickly became involved in various committees, joined the board, served as the vice-president and now I am proud to serve as the President of this great association. It feels gratifying to serve others and have the opportunity to assist in making other people successful. With that said, I look forward to helping our members become more profitable and watch our BCAW grow more prosperous.

Sincerely,

Erik Gialdella

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.

2017 AWARD WINNERS
Denise Richter & Diane Mallow
Owners, Watertown Bowl North, Watertown

Dave LaBar
Owner, The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay

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

Have a volunteer you would like to recognize at your center?
We have developed a couple of Certificate of Appreciation templates for your use to download.
Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation Template 1
Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation Template 2

2018 AWARD WINNERS

Dave Scherbarth
Highland Lanes, Milwaukee

12 Lanes and Fewer Category

 

 

Paula & Bill Hilbert
Lakeshore Lanes, Sheboygan

Over 12 Lanes Category

 

 

Bob Maki
Muskego
Special BCAW Award of Excellence Winner

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.

SANDRA JESKE, CMP
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Sandra joined the staff in the summer of 2015 as our Grand Prix Program administrator and today assists with a number of our other programs.   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 our bowling events, Sandra is our go to person for the BCAW Annual Meeting, Conference & Trade Show and our PR/communications efforts.

VIVIAN SCHUELER
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Viv joined our staff in August 2018 and will provide administrative support to the following tournaments:  MillerLite WI Adult Pins Over Average, Storm Scholarship Doubles, and the Wisconsin Adult-Youth Scholarship.  She will also assist with our High School State Championships and other events throughout the year.

She brings with her over 15 years of administrative experience as well as a background in organizing events and programs.  She worked at the American Bowling Congress in the USA Bowling Division, which supported Team USA and their competitive schedule.  This gave her a lot of experience in working with the athletes, coaches and other bowling organizations and volunteers.

Viv enjoys art shows, interested in woodworking, and is an avid dog lover.

BCAW Board of Directors

President
Erik Gialdella
Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill, Oshkosh

Vice President
Hank Posnanski, Jr.
Bluemound Bowl, Brookfield

Secretary
Diane Mallow
Watertown Bowl, Inc., Watertown

Treasurer
David Bardon
Bardon Bowling Centers, Elkhart Lake

Immediate Past President
Steve Cieslewicz
Whitetail Lanes, Amherst Junction

Director
Mark Bares
Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes, Merrill

Director
Matt Beyer
Keglers Bowling Center, Manawa

Director
Mary Conklin
Village Lanes, Monona

Director
Dale Elliott
Dale’s Weston Lanes, Weston

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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