By Senators Wood, Fairley, Heavey, Hargrove, Finkbeiner, Hochstatter, McDonald, Anderson, Spanel, Loveland, Bauer, Rasmussen, Newhouse, B. Sheldon, Prince, Kohl, McAuliffe, West, Sellar, Schow, Prentice, Winsley, Haugen, Zarelli, Kline, Long, Oke, Rossi, Fraser, Patterson, Swecker, and Brown


     WHEREAS, The sport of lawn bowling dates back to the days of Sir Francis Drake, who was an avid lawn bowler, and is widely played in many countries around the world; and


     WHEREAS, Lawn bowling is fun for people of all ages and promotes lifelong physical activity; and


     WHEREAS, Lawn bowling competition is available for all ages, including seniors and super-seniors; and


     WHEREAS, Lawn bowling was a sport at the 1996 Atlanta ParaOlympics for athletes with physical disabilities; and


     WHEREAS, the 1998 United States Singles and Pairs Lawn Bowls Championship will be held in Seattle on August 17th through 21st at Jefferson Park hosted by the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowls Club;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowls Club for its outstanding leadership in the United States among lawn bowls clubs and for the honor of being chosen as the host club for the 1998 United States Championships of Lawn Bowls; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be forwarded to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; George West, 1998 United States Championship Committee Cochair; and to Susan Parker, 1998 United States Championship Committee Cochair and President, Northwest Division, American Women's Lawn Bowls Association.


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1998-8722,

adopted by the Senate March 10, 1998.





Secretary of the Senate