This is awesome information. I can't wait to read it. I don't think our league officers take the rules and voting as serious as they should. I don't recall being asked a lot of the questions mentioned in this post, and others spread around the forum.
My past 2 leagues had a "league meeting" but that only took a few minutes at the beginning of the first bowling night. Not much was involved, and I don't think many of the bowlers really cared to participate in the voting. This league I am in isn't very serious though, it's what the Center even calls their "fun" league. Maybe the more serious league on Thursdays is more detailed.
Thanks for the detailed information JW123, and I will look at the rule book/Handbook
tomorrow at work since we are so slow these days.
All those responsibilities/tasks you mention seem to be manageable before bowling commences, with the exception of collecting and adding the envelopes up. I understand your "dumb" question comment, but I don't know if there are dumb questions unless the same person asks multiple times
Those type of "dumb" questions can be remedied by simply handing out a common question FAQ
at the beginning of the league. A one page question and answer for those "dumb" questions, and the bowlers can simply leave it in their bowling bag for reference.
I like the LeagueSecretary.com website/software, I haven't used it personally but from the looks of it, bowlers can log on that website and get very detailed information on their league. It seems like it would give the secretary more customization rather than a simple email with a pdf document.