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USBEF Board of Director Jim Bosco Passes Away

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USA Badminton was deeply saddened by the passing of life-long competitor and supporter 83-year-old Jim Bosco (Santa Cruz, Calif.) who succumbed to a massive heart attack while finishing his singles match in the 80+ division at the 2011 USA Badminton Senior National Championships in Raleigh/Durham, NC on March 24th, 2011.

Born on October 5, 1927, James S. Bosco was active all of his life.  He was a well-respected college professor, retiring from full-time teaching at Sacramento State University in 1995.  He had a doctorate in Exercise Science and was considered by his academic peers as a pioneer in the sciences behind exercising.  Jim was always a vocal advocate of the importance of health science.

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New USBEF Publications Committee

The USBEF is pleased to announce the formation of a Publications Committee whose mission, duties and functions are listed below.

  1. Mission
    1. NewsletterObtain information about badminton throughout the country and internationally and Publish it in the USBEF Newsletter.  Publish the Newsletter quarterly.
    2. WebsiteUpdate and maintain the contents of the USBEF website.
    3. Duties of Publication Committee members.
      1. Submit to the chairman, quarterly, one or two  articles about badminton representing their part of the country.
      2. Suggest to the chairman additions to or  deletions from the website.
      3. Subjects to be included in the newsletter
        1. Club news, e.g. goals, objective, membership, facilities, etc.
        2. Upcoming tournaments.
        3. Results of tournaments.
        4. Coaching.
        5. Outstanding performance.
        6. Rules.
        7. Officiating.
        8. Others.
  2. Present Committee
    1. (Southwest) Jim Bosco, chair
    2. (Midwest)  Mary Ann Bowles
    3. (Northwest) Joyce Jones
    4. (Southeast) Dave Zarco
    5. (Northeast) pending