The Les Dames de 700 Bowling Club, Inc. is a nonprofit and independent organization comprised of USBC (United States Bowling Congress) and CTF (Canadian Tenpin Foundation) women who have bowled a three game series of 700 or higher in USBC, CTF or WIBC certified/sanctioned league or tournament competition. We are referred to as an affiliate or allied organization as are the National 500 and the National 600 Bowling Clubs. Membership is applied for through the Executive Director; an application form may be found here.
Our annual tournament is held using scores from the USBC Women’s Championship Tournament. A mailographic tournament is also held annually. Games are bowled in local league competition and handicapped in one of four divisions. A senior division is included for those who are 60 or older.
An annual meeting is held generally during the USBC convention. Information concerning the time and place are mailed to each member. The club, organized in 1947, is celebrating it’s 68th year.
Dues are $5 and are due August 1st each year. Those who have paid dues for twenty-five years are eligible for life membership; dues payments are no longer required yet full membership privileges and benefits are retained.
By August 2015, the club has over 1,000 members from the United States and Canada; 240 are life members which include 3 USBC Board members and one bowling headquarters employee.. Two of our charter members are still living: Lauretta Harder of Seminole, FL and Hilda Otten of Ottawa Lake, MI. Included in our membership are former members of Team USA, the PWBA, the WIBC Board of Directors and Bowling Inc. staff. Currently there is one member on the USBC board and several members on staff at Bowling Headquarters. Also included are nineteen WIBC and USBC Hall of Fame inductees.