Jacksonville Gator City Senate

The Jacksonville Gator City Senate is a chapter of The National Bowling Association (TNBA) which boasts a membership of more than 23,000. Our local chapter serves Jacksonville Florida, the Metropolitan area of Duval and the surrounding area including St. Johns, Orange Park, Nassau and Baker counties. Our purpose is to promote the sport of bowling in an atmosphere of unity and equality, serve as a point-of-entry for young bowlers to receive encouragement, tutelage and guidance in learning and becoming successful in both the sport of bowling and competition; to promote the TNBA motto “Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Friendship”. Our senate is growing and from 2011 to 2022 has become one of the largest in the state of Florida with more than 308 members. The Gator City Senate is strong and poised for future success.


Our local senate was established in the 1980’s. Thomas Watson served as the first senate president, other presidents included:  June Dowdell, Gert Harris, Sam Brown, James Robinson, (King) Victor Pringle, Gloria Smith, Carolyn Lynn and our current president Deborah E. Caldwell.


Current senate officers: 

  • President:  Deborah E. Caldwell
  • Vice President: Jason Portalatin
  • Secretary:  Nichelle Meadows
  • Treasurer:  Tracie Hernandez 
  • Sergeant-at-arms:  Ricky Burney
  • Public Relations Director: Michelle Hunter
  • Business Manager:  Charles Johnson
  • Chaplain:  Tyrone Roy
  • Tournament Coordinator: Miguel Sanders
  • Scholarship Coordinator: Dr. Suzette Mosley

Our senate’s official colors are kelly green with white lettering.  Our tournament colors for team are black shirts with gold senate logo with your full name on the back in gold lettering.  Khaki pants, shorts, skirt or skort.  The senate logo and lettering embroidered can be purchased at:


APS Promotional Solutions
7121 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Tel 904 721 4977 or 866 276 1423
Fax 904 721 4959
email aps@apstitch.com

Other Jerseys can be purchased from our TNBA Sponsor at

Many Styles of Bowling


Promoter of Sportsmanship, Fellowship and Friendship