MTFOA updates

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2018-2019 dues set at $80

posted by Paul Williams   [ updated ]

Dues for the 2018-2019 year will be $80.00 due on October 1.  You can send your payment to Don Kirkland III at PO Box 15, North Salem, N.H. 03073 (Make checks payable to MTFOA).  The membership recently voted on the increase at the membership meeting/banquet held on June 7, 2018.   Our dues are based on the MIAA current fee which is $77.00.  In addition we have added a $1000.00 rider onto our insurance policy to protect against accusations of sexual harassment, molestation or sexual assault.  The membership voted to raise dues to $80.00 accordingly.

Bay State Games seeking volunteer officials

posted Jun 3, 2018, 8:12 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Jun 3, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

The Bay State Games Track & Field competition will return in 2018 for the 37th year. The competition begins with statewide qualifiers held between June 15 and 23. There are male and female divisions in three age groups. Top finishers in each division and event advance to the Finals to be held on Saturday, July 14th, at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA.

We greatly appreciate the past support from members of the Massachusetts Track & Field Officials Association who have volunteered their time for Qualifiers and Finals. As we begin preparations for 2018, we would like to invite you to help out again this year.

To make things easier, we have set up an on-line sign up system for officials to let us know their availability. Please paste the link below into your browser and fill out the form with your availability by June 8thhttps://goo.gl/forms/UqQ9wL2VXQI1ZgsM2

If you do not have access to a computer but would still like to volunteer, please fill out the attached volunteer form indicating the qualifier(s) you can attend as well as your availability for the finals and mail this form to the Bay State Games by June 8th. The official coordinator for the qualifier you sign up for will contact you with additional details prior to the meet.

Thank you again for all of your past support of the Bay State Games Track & Field program. If you have questions, please contact me at (781) 932-6555 or email kevin@baystategames.org

Sincerely,

Kevin Cummings
Director, Bay State Games

Most officials will need updated background checks

posted Jun 3, 2018, 8:07 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Jun 3, 2018, 8:08 AM ]

This will be the year that many of you will need to register for a background check for the 2018-2019 school year.  The MIAA requires a background check every 3 years and since the initial background checks were conducted for the 2015-2016 school year, the majority of our officials will be required to register this upcoming school year.  Approved Background Checks are valid for 3 years.   There will be more details to follow in the upcoming weeks.

New for you: MTFOA Nike running hat

posted Apr 13, 2018, 7:09 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 7:09 AM ]


NEW ITEM: 
MTFOA Nike Running Hat - $20

Lightweight and breathable nylon material that washes easily. Available in forest green color only right now. Will add red when current inventory gets cleared out. 

Contact Fred Doyle - Doyleteamsports@gmail.com
617-894-174

President's Post: Spring reminders

posted Apr 9, 2018, 9:18 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 9:18 AM ]

As we start a new season, I want to wish everyone a safe, enjoyable and warm spring track season. Yes, winter will be over soon (we hope!!!). All the Best to Everyone this Spring Track Season!!! 

Attention to all officials: Please make sure to report to the referee when you first arrive at all track meets that you are assigned. The referee will check you off and verify your assignment. Also, check out with the referee at the conclusion of your assignment.

Attention to all officials who are assigned as referees at all track meets: Please make sure you check in all the officials that are assigned and verify their assignments and check them out at the conclusion of their assignment.

Just a Reminder:
This will be the year that many of you will need to register for a background check for the 2018-2019 school year. The MIAA requires a background check every 3 years and since the initial background checks were conducted for the 2015-2016 school year, the majority of our officials will be required to register this upcoming school year. Approved background checks are valid for 3 years. There will be more details to follow in the upcoming weeks.

I don't know if everyone knows that Dave Ryan is in rehab in Winchester. He fell and fractured his pelvis. If you would like to send a get well card or best wishes to Dave, send the card to Winchester Rehab, 223 Swanton St. Winchester, MA 01890 or Dave's email is: timerryan@gmail.com

Thanks, 
Peter

Past president Don MacAulay passes; update with obit, arrangements

posted Mar 22, 2018, 1:21 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 31, 2018, 3:30 PM ]

MTFOA regrets to inform you of the passing of Don MacAulay, a Senior-Life Member and past president of our organization. As a valued Official, Mac could always be counted on to give his very best to every officiating assignment. Our condolences are offered to his family and friends.
 
Don died Monday, March 19. Had been very ill the last four months and had frequent hospital stays.  
Feel free to contact his wife Ann. We are sure she would appreciate the fact that he had many admirers.  
Ann will have a memorial service toward the end of May in York, ME where they planned to spend the summer months.
 
His obituary is in the Boston Globe. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/31/don-macaulay-track-field-mainstay-meets-and-page/NZojvhdHAWa2jUrlGAaxGJ/story.html
 
 Ann’s address…the MTFOA directory is incorrect:
 
3114 59th Street South
Unit # 208
Gulfport, FL 33707

Updated: Central Catholic League seeks officials

posted Mar 7, 2018, 5:47 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

The Catholic Central League is looking for 4 officials for the following dates:

Bowditch Field, Framingham (Marian High School)

Tuesdays: April 10, 24, May 1, 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Contact Bryan Van Dorpe (bryanjvd@aol.com)

Older:
The Catholic Central League is looking for officials for the following dates:

Austin Prep, Reading


St. Mary's, Lynn (Manning Field)



Contact Bryan Van Dorpe (bryanjvd@aol.com) if available.

Special meeting for new officials

posted Feb 26, 2018, 7:09 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 7:09 AM ]

For new members who completed their first year (2016 - 2017) and new members that have just started this current x-country/track season (2017-2018) - please arrive at this week's March 1 general meeting at 630pm. The President and Vice President of MTFOA would like to meet with them shortly before the 7pm start. 

Official of the year nominations sought

posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:18 AM by Paul Williams   [ updated Feb 23, 2018, 8:18 AM ]

From the Vice Presidents desk:

Dear fellow officials,

Please send to my email address three names of your fellow officials who you would like to nominate as 2017 - 2018 MIAA indoor track official of the year.

The two previous award winners: Mr. Robert McQuire (2015-2016) and Steven Keyes (2016-2017) are not eligible. 😄

Go to the MIAA website and click on the link “Game Official of the Year Nomination Form” (http://miaa.net/gen/miaa_generated_bin/documents/basic_module/officialofyearnominationform1718.pdf) to read criteria for this award. Please send your nominations to me by the general meeting which is March 1, 2018. 

Peace

Steven Keyes

DCL seeks spring officials

posted Feb 22, 2018, 12:52 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

The DCL is looking for officials for the following spring dates and sites:
Wed. April 11 at Cambridge Ridge and Latin, Waltham, Bedford, Westford Academy
Wed. April 25 at Weston, Waltham, Concord-Carlisle, Cambridge Ridge and Latin
Wed. May 2 at Bedford, Lincoln-Sudbury, Weston, Westford Academy
Wed. May 9 at Waltham, Newton South.
All meets start at 4 pm.
If interested, contact Paul Poisson at paulrunxc@aol.com

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