Douglas 'Doug' J. Shellum

Doug received an AJBC Coaching Certificate in 1974 and coached the juniors at Luxury Lanes for the next four years. He has not stopped his service to the bowlers of the Twin Cities area. He researched and created a biography for each Hall of Fame member in the ABC, WIBC and USBC Minneapolis Halls of Fame. He included birth and death information as well as photographs. Doug researched and created a portable Hall of Fame photo display of each Hall of Fame group since it's inception in 1964 to the present. Researched and created a 'history' on each bowling center in Minneapolis and he has started work on the St. Paul centers too. He was instrumental for updating the Policy and Procedures Manual which included the Hall of Fame procedures and criteria. Researched, found and documented all the 300's and 800's shot in the Minneapolis district complete with dates, scores and lanes. Doug was thrilled when he submitted Bob Hanson to the Governor of Minnesota and he was honored when Bob Hanson had a 'Bob Hanson Day in the State of Minnesota'. (April 14, 1998). Doug organized the induction party for Bob Hanson when he was inducted into the ABC National Hall of Fame in 2004. Doug was instrumental in orchestrating the move of the bowling office out of North Minneapolis to the current location in Maple Grove, Minnesota. All fees received were donated back to the association to have lower rent. Doug served as a League Secretary of the Nokomis Classic, Bob Hanson Classic League. From1997-98 to 2003-04. He served as a Director to the Minneapolis District Bowling Association from 1997 - 2002. He was elected Vice President of the Minneapolis District Bowling Association and served from 2002 - 2005. He served on the following committees: Hall of Fame, Historical, City Tournament, Minneapolis Team Challenge, Office Relocation and he served as Chairperson of the Minneapolis USBC Hall of Fame from 2001 - present and the Chairperson of the Minneapolis Historical Committee from 1997 - present. He was a Minneapolis Representative to the Minnesota State Convention for two years and served as a National Delegate to the ABC/USBC National Convention for four years. He was a Committee member to the St. Paul USBC Association Nominating Committee, 2006 and Chairperson of the Minnesota State USBC Association Nominating Committee, 2006-07. He served as a Lane Representative and helped in lane certification, 2004, 2005. In 1998 he worked the Team USA Qualifying in Eden Prairie, MN. Run scores and help direct players. Member of the Bowling Writer's Association of America and the Mid-American Bowling Writers Association from 2003 - 2007. Researched and documented the City Tournament history for both the men and woman's tournaments. Doug was honored by the Minneapolis District Bowling Association as Director of the Year in 2002. Doug provided bowling memorabilia from his vast collection for most of the photo's in a bowling book, 'Let's Go Bowling'. He has 6 - 300's and 2 - 800's with a high of 806. His high average was 228.

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Meritorious Service
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USBC Hall of Fame