Hall of Fame
2013- 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees are:
Joan Rayborn- Meritorious Service
She started bowling in 1962 in Mt. Vernon on the Ladies Moose League. She moved to Bellingham in 1972 and bowled in many different leagues and in local, State and National tournaments and winning women's state doubles in 1968. She has been extremely active in bowling ever since she moved to Bellingham. She worked 15 years at Park Bowl and for 5 years at 20th Century Bowl. In 2004 she became an Executive Director for the the Whatcom County Bowling Association. From 1998 to 2005 she held the offices of Director, Tournament Director and Secretary of the Bellingham Women's Bowling Association. From 2004 to 2005 she was a Teller for the Washington State Women's Bowling Association. She was also the secretary/Treasurer for the Whatcom County Bowling Council from 2002-2005. She was a key player in the merging of the Bellingham Women's Association, North Whatcom County Women's Association and the Whatcom County Bowling Association forming them into the WCUSBC. From 2005 to Present she has held the office of the Whatcom County USBC Association Manager.
Her endless devotion to Youth bowling has influenced many bowlers with success She has been continuously involved with bowling for the past 52 years. The Whatcom County USBC Association is proud and honored to induct Joan Rayborn into our Hall of Fame for her Meritorious Service.
Jeff Visser- Superior Performance
How does one begin to tell the bowling story of one of our hall of fame inductees of this year. His achievements and contributions for the sport of bowling are quite vast. Lets start with his achievements. He was on the winning teams for the county tournaments in 1996 and 2007 and won the county doubles event and all-events handicap in 1987 and all-events scratch in 2004. He also was the scratch tournament champion in 200 and Match game champion in 2001. Along with being the Bowler of the Year in 2004 and 2008, he was also the Masters champion in 1987, 1995 and 2004. He has averaged 200 and above for 15 years and in that span has bowled 5 800's and 4 300 games including the 1st and only 300 at Lynden bowl before it burned down.
His contributions begin with serving on the Whatcom County board for 25 years serving as a Director, Vice President and 6 years as President. We thank him for all his hard work and devotion for the years. He has also been very instrumental in promoting the sport of bowling in our community and has been an inspiration to others over the years. The Whatcom County USBC association is proud and honored to induct P. Jeffrey Visser into our Hall of Fame.