Don’t let their size fool you: With only 183 members, what would be a good guess at a great BVL fund raising effort for the Lakeview Howard City (MI) USBC? A dollar a bowler — $183? Let’s go all out and say $10 a bowler — $1830?
Stop guessing. Because you’ll be wrong. That’s because the Lakeview Howard City WBA group has raised more than $5,200 in the 14-15 season.
The secret to their success? Association manager Jan Matson points squarely to Kathy Homrich. Since Kathy assumed the title of BVL chair for their association three years ago, Jan notes that Kathy got a few people together and they went to work. You name it and Kathy’s organized it: car washes, bake sales, bottle drives, yard sales, quilt raffles, and, of course, asking the bowlers for contributions.
“Kathy recognizes the important void the BVL contributions fill in the lives our nation’s veterans,” says Jan. “She lives and breathes the cause and her passion for BVL means our veterans have brighter days.”
BVL Chairman John LaSpina comments, “Our sincere thanks to Kathy and her committee for doing the right thing for our veterans. We admire and respect her energy, enthusiasm and hard work. Our hats are off to you, Kathy!”