VSOA SECRETARY REPORT 8/13/2016
Please check out the VSOA web site @ www.vermontsoa.com for very quick up to date answers to your questions regarding the Vermont Soccer Officials Association.
The VSOA Secretary and other Executive Board members are willing to answer your queries however, the web site, again, is much quicker for questions about:
Executive Board Members
VSOA Roster (Password vtsoa2014 needed)
And a myriad other helpful sites.
There are currently 132 active Vermont Soccer Officials Association members and 23 Probationary members requesting to become active members on August 13th. VSOA needs new members, please recruit a Soccer Official today!
VSOA Members being honored/recognized this year are:
50 Year club – Don Culver & Art Thompson
10 Year VSOA Membership – Rich Ogilvie, Steve Peck, Karl Ross, and Ron Svec
Dick Stewart Award – Bob Richardson, North & Patrick Whalen, South.
VSOA Scholarship Awards – Shania Lunna, Steve Lunna’s Daughter & Victoria Svec, Ron Svec’s Daughter.
To date 38 of 155 VSOA members have completed the NFHS Test and forwarded their results to me. Scores range from the 70s to the 90s. Remember this test is compulsory to Officiate Varsity Soccer in Vermont. It is open until September 1st, 2016. Eric Evans is working with the VPA to have questions missed available by September 1st also.
Fitness test is also a requirement and the last opportunity to participate is Saturday, August 13th after the VSOA Annual Meeting @ Whitcomb HS. You may make arrangements with Gary Blodgett, assigner in the south, or Frank Martel, assigner in the North, to take the test at their convenience. The next clinic for new Soccer Officials will be held on August 26th @ Peoples Academy in Morrisville, VT. See the VSOA web site for more details.
AUGUST 27 NEW OFFICIALS CLINIC
Whitcomb High School, Bethel, VT. 9am-4pm includes classroom and on-field. $75 fee covers clinic, NFHS insurance, and first-year dues in VSOA. Contact Gary Blodgett firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentors and Mentees will be paired by the Assigners…Gary & Frank.
2017 VSOA dues may be paid AFTER the membership votes on what they will be set at. Make checks payable to VSOA
If you are missing or have missed the Annual Meeting please remember to send the VSOA Secretary/Treasurer a Grievance Letter and a check for $75.00, if you have not already done so. To date I have received 5 letters.
Tom Cook will have “Official Warm Ups” on display and will take orders. The Executive Board would like the VSOA membership to become a bit more professional looking on the field before, during and after the game. More at the meeting.
Caleb Magoon, of Power Play Sports, (Morrisville & Waterbury) will be on hand with all the gear a properly attired Soccer Official needs.
Many thanks to the membership for their timely communications and cooperation!
Special thanks to the VSOA Executive Board for their guidance and patience!!
A very special thanks to Bill Duval and Eric Evans for procuring Soccer Rule Books, VSOA 2017 Directories, Awards, etc. I really, really appreciate your assistance, efforts, and guidance!!!
I look forward to seeing each and every one of you at the meeting. Please feel free to introduce yourself!
August 6. 2016