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More on March membership meeting

posted Mar 3, 2021, 2:39 PM by Paul Williams   [ updated Mar 3, 2021, 2:39 PM ]
1. March Membership Meeting
The March MTFOA  general membership meeting will be conducted Thursday, March 4, 2021, via a Zoom meeting at 7pm. Thanks to USATF-NE and Justin Kuo for hosting the virtual meeting. The meeting invitation has gone out on WEDNESDAY at 5:00 PM via blast email; please see it for details.
2. Spring Officiating Opportunities 
3. Dues
ALL League Assignors have been reminded that all MTFOA Officials they assign must be members in good standing ie. dues up to date. If you have forgotten to pay dues for 2021,  please mail your check for $ 80.00 to Don Kirkland at PO Box 15, North Salem, NH 03073 your address.. You wouldn’t want you to miss an assignment !!!!!!

4. Survey for officials
Here is a link to an online Survey  for officials to see if they plan to officiate this spring (Fall II and Spring), what type of meets (high school, college or both), what areas of eastern Mass. where plan to work, and what events you prefer not to work. It should only take a minute to two to fill out. It is for informational purposes only for MTFOA leadership and commissioner. It is separate from the availability sheet above.

5. Apparel 
ARE YOU READY FOR THE FALL 2 TRACK SEASON?

One time buy for a nice warm MTFOA Fleece Jacket. These will not be in the MTFOA Inventory. Will be available in both Yellow and Red with the MTFOA logo. 

*Orders go to Fred Doyle - Doyleteamsports@gmail.com
*Unisex Jackets available in sizes S-3XL and cost is $65 + $5 shipping
*Will need to get an order for 12 Jackets total in order to meet minimum requirements
*Orders will be accepted through Saturday, March 6 and delivery about 2 weeks later
*Jackets available in Yellow and Red (Starters)
*Checks made payable to Fred Doyle - 40 Thorndike Ln, Tewksbury 01876

6. What's the Ruling on this situation?  Solution

7. USATF Officials certification - 2nd Zoom opportunity

For those individuals still needing to complete their USATF officials recertification - or certify new - for 2021-2024, a second Zoom Rules Review will be presented on Sunday, March 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 15 MTFOA members participated in the first webinar, and respondents agreed it was well presented.

Send a request to be part of the Zoom  to office+rules-review@usatfne.org by Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m.
One should be in process of completing the USATF application and membership to sign up.
The Zoom link will be sent a day or two before the presentation.

The webinar replaces the need to complete the general rules review; those at National or Masters level, or who have specialty certifications in Referee, Long Distance Running, Race Walking, and several other areas will still need to complete those specialty reviews.
The step by step certification process can be found at - newengland.usatf.org/programs/officials - in the third paragraph. If anyone still needs assistance with membership renewal or other aspects of completing their certification, contact Steve Vaitones at
office@usatfne.org.