Ron Macdonald


Inducted in 1994
Catagory:  Service
Ron Macdonald has bowled in Oklahoma City the past 36 years, mostly in two or more leagues.  He has been a member of the OCMBA since 1977, serving as Associate Director, Director, Vice President and its President during the 1988-89 bowling season.  He was its Executive Director from May1, 2001 until the charter of the OKC USBC Association.  He was transition board chairman during the process of merging the OKC Mens BA and the Womens WBA. Ron processed the charter application and was hired as Association Manager on August 1, 2005.  During his term as President, the OCMBA served as host for Team USA at the Olympic Festival and was also host for the PBAs US Open Tournament, Red Earth and the Sooner State games.  As a member on the OKC Board of Directors, Ron has served on or was chairman of many of its committees including, Bowling Council, Nominating, Entertainment, Materials, Tournament and Audit.  To better serve the bowlers of the OKC area Ron has been a regional graduate of two(LAOTC) Local Association Officers Training Conferences, Two (CLIW) Certified Lane Inspectors workshops, attended panel discussions involving members of ABC, WIBC and proprietors and as a delegate representing the bowlers of IKC attended 25 National ABC orUSBC Conventions at various locations.  He has also served as President of the OKC Bowling Council at which time special recognition and media awards were added to the Hall of Fame Ceremonies.  Ron is a certified lane inspector and has done the Associations lane certifications the past seven years.  He has been very active in league bowling having displayed outstanding sportsmanship and personality.  He has been a Team Captain and President of each league he bowls in, including 30 years with the Civic league which is the oldest active league in OKC. All this while maintaining a competitive spirit and carring a bowling average over 180.  Ron was elected to the OKC Bowling Hall of Fame in 1994 for his service to the bowlers of Oklahoma City.  Whether it be a Board meeting, League Officers training sessions, Lane inspections, Award presentations, National Conventions, sitting in on League disputes, League bowling or bowling discussions in general, he has always had the interest of bowling and pride at the Local Association level.
Ron was elected into the Oklahoma State Bowling Hall of Fame for Service in 2010.