MTFOA updates

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Email blast for 3-16-20

posted Mar 16, 2020, 9:11 AM by Paul Williams

I Spring WILL BE LATE this year. Just not sure how late.
 
  • MTFOA Spring Availability Sheet <=====Click link is now available.  Availability Sheet was updated just minutes ago. It goes without saying, there WILL be changes and updates as you would expect. Anything hi-lighted in red  has been either canceled, postponed etc. I have tried to indicate as such.  
 II MTFOA APPAREL
 
 If you need anything for the upcoming Spring Track/Road Race season please send me an email - Doyleteamsports@gmail.com
 
Since I will be gone from March 3-22 please plan accordingly. Nothing will be delivered or shipped during this time. Will do my best to get all orders out the week of March 23rd.

III President's Note
 Greetings folks,

In response to the Covid-19 and current events, I felt there should be some statement from me to our MTFOA membership and associates.

First of all, best of health to you and your families and please stay safe. I'm sure you have received messaging from your financial institutions, community organizations, workplaces, etc. about measures to protect against Covid-19. I hope everyone continues to follow guidelines from the CDC, WHO and other reputable medical organizations. Personally, I don't get caught up in the media hype - you shouldn't too.

Secondly, I don't have to tell you about the cancellations of collegiate Spring sports by now and the effects that it will have on our sport of Track & Field. I'm sure the MIAA will have more to say about High School Spring sports and contests, but let's wait to hear what they have to report.

Meanwhile, I'm asking all assignors (which includes me) to keep Track & Field officials informed of what contests will be canceled or postponed. Right now that would apply to more high school and middle school meets. I'm also asking our commissioner and assistant commissioner of officials Mike Meagher and Jacob Johns to rewrite or update the Spring availability sheet to reflect changes and cancellations.

Updates and dialogue regarding the BAA Boston Marathon will come from Chris Lane only. The same applies to local NEUSATF information from Steve Vaitones. These gentlemen are our best sources for more accurate information as it pertains to those organizations respectively.

Lastly, I know we haven't had the best luck of holding general meetings (December & March) and had to cancel due to unavoidable circumstances. I’m hoping we will see a good amount of you at the June 11, 2020 banquet/meeting. I will be asking our e-board to have a special executive board meeting earlier than the one scheduled for May, 2020. In the interim, please contact Don Kirkland about dues, rule books, name tags, etc. Please contact Fred Doyle about MTFOA gear. Call or email me if you have any further questions or concerns.

Once again, please stay safe out there and best of health to you and your love ones. Peace.

Steven R. Keyes
MTFOA, President
 

Note from the president: Covid-19 update

posted Mar 13, 2020, 10:56 AM by Paul Williams

Greetings folks,

In response to the Covid-19 and current events, I felt there should be some statement from me to our MTFOA membership and associates.

First of all, best of health to you and your families and please stay safe. I'm sure you have received messaging from your financial institutions, community organizations, workplaces, etc. about measures to protect against Covid-19. I hope everyone continues to follow guidelines from the CDC, WHO and other reputable medical organizations. Personally, I don't get caught up in the media hype - you shouldn't too.

Secondly, I don't have to tell you about the cancellations of collegiate Spring sports by now and the effects that it will have on our sport of Track & Field. I'm sure the MIAA will have more to say about High School Spring sports and contests, but let's wait to hear what they have to report.

Meanwhile, I'm asking all assignors (which includes me) to keep Track & Field officials informed of what contests will be canceled or postponed. Right now that would apply to more high school and middle school meets. I'm also asking our commissioner and assistant commissioner of officials Mike Meagher and Jacob Johns to rewrite or update the Spring availability sheet to reflect changes and cancellations.

Updates and dialogue regarding the BAA Boston Marathon will come from Chris Lane only. The same applies to local NEUSATF information from Steve Vaitones. These gentlemen are our best sources for more accurate information as it pertains to those organizations respectively.

Lastly, I know we haven't had the best luck of holding general meetings (December & March) and had to cancel due to unavoidable circumstances. I’m hoping we will see a good amount of you at the June 11, 2020 banquet/meeting. I will be asking our e-board to have a special executive board meeting earlier than the one scheduled for May, 2020. In the interim, please contact Don Kirkland about dues, rule books, name tags, etc. Please contact Fred Doyle about MTFOA gear. Call or email me if you have any further questions or concerns.

Once again, please stay safe out there and best of health to you and your love ones. Peace.

Steven R. Keyes
MTFOA, President

Membership meeting at Wheaton canceled

posted Mar 12, 2020, 6:07 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 12, 2020, 6:07 AM ]

Meeting tonight at Wheaton College has been canceled.

"We are writing you today to provide an update regarding all events, meetings, catered events and athletic facility rentals on the Wheaton College Campus. As of today, March 11, 2020, all on-campus events and athletic facility rentals are currently canceled through May 9, 2020."

Email blast for 3-9-20 - general meeting at Wheaton

posted Mar 9, 2020, 8:30 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 9, 2020, 8:30 AM ]

ON YOUR MARK 

Next MTFOA general meeting is Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Wheaton College indoor track from 7 - 9pm.

First half hour general business and the remainder of meeting a round robin of various officials will take 10mins to talk about  track & field specific officiating positions.

Steven Keyes
MTFOA president

II MTFOA APPAREL
 
Thought that I would send out an advance note that I will not be selling our MTFOA Apparel at the next meeting on March 5th. If you need anything for the upcoming Spring Track/Road Race season please send me an email - Doyleteamsports@gmail.com
 
Since I will be gone from March 3-22 please plan accordingly. Nothing will be delivered or shipped during this time. Will do my best to get all orders out the week of March 23rd.
 
III ON YOUR MARK IN THE SPRING 
 
  • MTFOA Spring Availability Sheet <=====Click link is now available.  It is still February. It goes without saying, there WILL be changes. Mike Meagher will be in Florida & will not be getting any mail till March 17 Please Email coachmeagher@yahoo.com  or Text 978 457 3153 with you availability sheet  
 
  •  The Catholic Central League is looking for officials for the following dates:  
Manning Field, Lynn (St. Mary's)
Tuesdays, April 7 and 28 (Both at 4 p.m.)

Contact Bryan Van Dorpe (bvandorpe@awhs.org
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  • The Merrimack Valley Conference(MVC) is looking for officials for the following dates:
April 1, 8, 15, 29 and May 6, 13, 23.
Contact Dave at davejohns@comcast.net.

Email blast for 3-2-20

posted Mar 2, 2020, 9:03 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 2, 2020, 9:03 AM ]

ON YOUR MARK 

Friday March 6
  • ECAC Div I Meet Women at  BU                                                  
Saturday March 7Sunday March 8++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Next MTFOA general meeting is Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Wheaton College indoor track from 7 - 9pm.

First half hour general business and the remainder of meeting a round robin of various officials will take 10mins to talk about  track & field specific officiating positions.

Steven Keyes
MTFOA president

II MTFOA APPAREL
 
Thought that I would send out an advance note that I will not be selling our MTFOA Apparel at the next meeting on March 12. If you need anything for the upcoming Spring Track/Road Race season please send me an email - Doyleteamsports@gmail.com
 
Since I will be gone from March 3-22 please plan accordingly. Nothing will be delivered or shipped during this time. Will do my best to get all orders out the week of March 23rd.
 
III ON YOUR MARK IN THE SPRING 
 
  • MTFOA Spring Availability Sheet <=====Click link is now available.  It is still February. It goes without saying, there WILL be changes. Mike Meagher will be in Florida & will not be getting any mail till March 17 Please Email coachmeagher@yahoo.com  or Text 978 457 3153 with you availability sheet  
 
  •  The Catholic Central League is looking for officials for the following dates:  
Manning Field, Lynn (St. Mary's)
Tuesdays, April 7 and 28 (Both at 4 p.m.)

Contact Bryan Van Dorpe (bvandorpe@awhs.org
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  • The Merrimack Valley Conference(MVC) is looking for officials for the following dates:
April 1, 8, 15, 29 and May 6, 13, 23.
Contact Dave at davejohns@comcast.net.
 

Email blast for 2-24-20

posted Feb 24, 2020, 10:22 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Feb 24, 2020, 10:22 AM ]

ON YOUR MARK 

Thursday February 27 (recently added)
Friday February 28 
Saturday February 29                                                     
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I MTFOA APPAREL
 
Thought that I would send out an advance note that I will not be selling our MTFOA Apparel at the next meeting on March 5th. If you need anything for the upcoming Spring Track/Road Race season please send me an email - Doyleteamsports@gmail.com
 
Since I will be gone from March 3-22 please plan accordingly. Nothing will be delivered or shipped during this time. Will do my best to get all orders out the week of March 23rd.
 
ON YOUR MARK IN THE SPRING 
 
  • MTFOA Spring Availability Sheet <=====Click link is now available.  It is still February. It goes without saying, there WILL be changes. Mike Meagher will be in Florida & will not be getting any mail till March 17 Please Email coachmeagher@yahoo.com  or Text 978 457 3153 with you availability sheet  
 
  •  The Catholic Central League is looking for officials for the following dates:  
Austin Prep, Reading
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 (all at 3:30 p.m. except for April 21 at 10 a.m.)
 
Manning Field, Lynn (St. Mary's)
Tuesdays, April 7 and 28 (Both at 4 p.m.)
Thursday, May 7 (4 p.m.)
 
Contact Bryan Van Dorpe (bvandorpe@awhs.org
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  • The Merrimack Valley Conference(MVC) is looking for officials for the following dates:
April 1, 8, 15, 29 and May 6, 13, 23. 
Contact Dave at davejohns@comcast.net.

Email blast for 2-17-20

posted Feb 17, 2020, 9:50 AM by Paul Williams

ON YOUR MARK 

Friday February 21Saturday February 22++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The Catholic Central League is looking for officials for the following dates:
 
Austin Prep, Reading
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 (all at 3:30 p.m. except for April 21 at 10 a.m.)
 
Manning Field, Lynn (St. Mary's)
Tuesdays, April 7 and 28 (Both at 4 p.m.)
Thursday, May 7 (4 p.m.)
 
Contact Bryan Van Dorpe (bvandorpe@awhs.org
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The Merrimack Valley Conference(MVC) is looking for officials for the following dates:
April 1, 8, 15, 29 and May 6, 13, 23.
Contact Dave at davejohns@comcast.net.

Email blast for 2-10-20

posted Feb 10, 2020, 8:56 AM by Paul Williams

ON YOUR MARK 

Wednesday February 12Thursday February 13 Friday February 14Saturday February 15 
 Sunday February 16                                                                                        
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I MTFOA APPAREL

Thought that I would send out an advance note that I will not be selling our MTFOA Apparel at the next meeting on March 5th. If you need anything for the upcoming Spring Track/Road Race season please send me an email - Doyleteamsports@gmail.com

Since I will be gone from March 3-22 please plan accordingly. Nothing will be delivered or shipped during this time. Will do my best to get all orders out the week of March 23rd.

Thanks,

Fred Doyle
MTFOA Apparel Director 

II Dave Johns is looking for officials for the Merrimack Valley Conference(MVC) for the spring season. All dates are currently available, they are April 1, 8, 15, 29 and May 6 , 13. Also May 23 for the MVC Championship meet, 11 AM start. If you would like to work any of these dates, please contact Dave at davejohns@comcast.net.

III From the President

Please post the following for blast and website:

     - Next MTFOA e-board meeting is Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7pm at the Reggie Lewis Center. The next general membership meeting is Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Wheaton College at 7pm.

    - I'm asking ALL assignors where it applies, to remind their athletic directors, accountants, etc. to submit payroll for their respective leagues this week before they leave for February school vacation. Our officials have worked very hard this season and deserve to be compensated in a timely manner. Thanks in advance and thank you assignors for all the hard work you do.

Steven Keyes
MTFOA, President

IV Every once in a while, members inform us that they didn’t get the Weekly Message. We are looking into why. This message and all the others can also be found on our Web Site http://www.mtfoa.com/

Email blast for 2-3-20

posted Feb 3, 2020, 8:56 AM by Paul Williams

ON YOUR MARK 

Saturday February 8 
 Sunday February 9
  • MSTCA Last Chance to Qualify Meet  at Reggie Lewis <=====click for attachment                                                                               
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I. With some updates and schedule changes, there are still a couple of openings for officials 'Last Chance Meets' on February 28, 2020 at both Boston University and Reggie Lewis (Northeastern University). If interested please contact Mike Meagher at coachmeagher@yahoo.com.

II. Every once in a while, members inform us that they didn’t get the Weekly Message. We are looking into why. This message and all the others can also be found on our Web Site http://www.mtfoa.com/

Email blast for 1-27-20

posted Jan 27, 2020, 1:40 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Jan 28, 2020, 1:38 PM ]

ON YOUR MARK 

Friday January 31 Saturday February 1

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