VSOA NOVEMBER MEETING MINUTES
11/15/16 (South Royalton)
Tom Cook, Dave Barra, Marty Adams, Jessica Christian, Gary Blodgett, Joe Gonillo
Meeting began with Assignors’ reports from Gary and Frank
Discussion involved –
Evaluations and assessments: 2-person and 3-person systems; summer training sessions; more experience for line work; new officials’ report; fitness test and yearly meeting; possible opportunities for back-to-back jv/varsity games may exist where varsity officials working jv game then run lines for varsity games; the idea of varsity players running lines in jv games to help filling sub-varsity games slots (which might also help players’ respect for the job); and other…..
New Officials –
A good number of new referees joined the VSOA this year. The list includes:
Nicole Adams, Steven Bird, George Gonda, Mark Hyjek, Leah Kotok, Kim Prestridge, Todd Sanderson, Roshi Brooklyn, Rob Donfried, Alex Grist, Faris Halilovic, Ned Halilovic, Seth Hepburn, Justin Hepburn, Lewis Duckworth, and Jeanie Lin. A note to make it clear to new referees that attendance is required for probationary and 2nd year members at the annual meeting.
We are exploring options with the VPA on stronger recruiting methods for the Association.
The idea of a VSOA social was brought up. Interesting brainstorming session. Will be revisited in the spring.
Stipends for interpreter and secretary/treasurer discussed and paid $400/$1500 respectively.
Semi’s and Finals 2016 Officials:
Roger Ranz, Stephane Oliveira, Ezz Fatnassi, Elvir Jandric, Dennis Filion, Ryan Gates, Mike McCaffrey, Eric Corredera, Jim Marshia, Mike Clark, Brian Barney, Stu Maynard, Mike Browne, Sonja Duncan, Jessica Christian, Roland Noel, Tucker Myhre, John Woodruff, Shannon Sweet, Darcy LeBlanc, Emmanuel Riby-Williams, Brian Hurlbert, and Roland Billings.
Mark Paquette Center, George Cook, Christopher Dawes; Kirk Abrahamson; Bud Laudenslager, Jamie Falco;
Marty Adams, David Doenges, Randal Adams; Rich Ogilvie, Eric Evans, Steve Blongy; Gunther Sihler, Paul Austin, Randall Dewey; Bruce Schmidt, Scott Ryan, Jeffery Reed.
Division 1 Boys at Burlington
Division 1 Girls at Burlington
Division 2 Boys at South Burlington HS
Division 2 Girls at S Burlington HS
Division 3 Boys at Bellows Falls HS
Division 3 Girls at Bellows Falls HS
Division 4 Boys
Division 4 Girls
Congratulations to all. We should remember to take a picture of your finals’ referee group. Good memory.
Last Reminder …… to send me your dues by 12/31 please if you have not already. Also, I have only had a few emails re change of address/contact info. Check the website to make sure your information is correct. Let me know the details please.
Feel free to contact me with questions, problems, comments, etc. I may be changing my email address for VSOA matters in January. When that happens, I will email you.