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.
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 be viewed as a leader in our 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
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 September 13.
2018 AWARD WINNERS
Highland Lanes, Milwaukee
Paula & Bill Hilbert
Lakeshore Lanes, Sheboygan
Bob Maki, Muskego
2017 AWARD WINNERS
Denise Richter & Diane Mallow
Owners, Watertown Bowl North, Watertown
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
Owner, Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill, Oshkosh
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
Meet Our Team
YVONNE BENNETT, CAE
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.
Roger came out of retirement to join the BCAW staff in September 2019 in a newly created part-time position as program manager. His primary duties will be working with the Wisconsin High School and Middle School Bowling Clubs. With his vast bowling background, he will also be involved in other programs throughout the year.
Roger and his wife Karen still live in Greendale, the Milwaukee suburb that once was the home to Bowling Headquarters where Roger was the first CEO of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).
A member of the USBC Hall of Fame Class of 2008 for meritorious service, we are fortunate to have his experience, skills and passion on our team.
SANDRA JESKE, CMP
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.
BCAW Board of Directors
Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill, Oshkosh
Hank Posnanski, Jr.
Bluemound Bowl, Brookfield
Watertown Bowl, Inc., Watertown
Bardon Bowling Centers, Elkhart Lake
Immediate Past President
Whitetail Lanes, Amherst Junction
Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes, Merrill
Keglers Bowling Center, Manawa
Village Lanes, Monona
Dale’s Weston Lanes, Weston
Village Bowl, Menomonee Falls
Highland Lanes, Milwaukee
King Pin Lanes, Campbellsport
River City Lanes, Waterford
Executive Director (ex officio)
Yvonne Bennett, CAE