Austin Chapter Volleyball Newsletter 2016
Issue 16


Final Meeting of 2016

The final mandatory meeting for all members will be held at the Austin Police Union Hall. The meeting will be held on either Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30-8:30PM or Sunday, November 13th from 12-3PM. Please complete the survey at to indicate your preference of meeting dates. Please note that the current By-Laws only allow for votes for the election and possible By-Laws changes from those in attendance at the meeting.


From the President

I announced in the last meeting that I am trying to find out if Sunday, November 13th (12pm-3pm) would be better than Wednesday November 9th (6:30-8:30PM) for our end of the season meeting.  Below I have listed some pros and cons. 


Meeting was already scheduled for a Wednesday date

Too late to change

I already have plans that Sunday.

Sunday is my day to relax


No traffic

More time to discuss voting agenda

More time to discuss possible By-Law changes

Able to relax with members after the meeting.


Please complete the survey at to answer this question (A link has also been posted to the FAQ page on the chapter website):

Would you like to keep the meeting on Wednesday or move to Sunday?

Yes, Keep it on Wednesday

No, move it to Sunday


Either way your Board is okay with the decision, that is made by the members.

This questionnaire will end at midnight, Saturday, October 22nd due to time constraints. 


Final Meeting Meal

Please be on the lookout for an email announcing the event on Arbiter. Please accept or decline the meeting based on your planned attendance so that the Chapter can order the appropriate amount of food.



The nomination process for open board positions started at the meeting on October 12th. The vote will be conducted by secret ballot at the final meeting of season in November. The following positions will be open and nominations accepted: Vice-President, Assigning Secretary, Recording Secretary and At-Large Representative #2. Please contact Bob Block to submit a nomination -


Current Nominations

Vice-President – Christle Miersma, Linda Polley

Assigning Secretary – Harvey Madrigal, Ronnie Kaase, Craig Smith

Recording Secretary – N/A

At-Large Representative – N/A


Scrimmage Credits

An email will be sent prior to the final meeting with the amount of your scrimmage credit and how much you owe for 2017 dues. Once you receive it, you will need to also complete a 2017 Austin Chapter Volleyball application to submit with your dues. Please remember that you must submit your app and dues prior to December 1st to take advantage of this credit. Dues submitted late will not only forfeit the scrimmage credit, but also incur a $25 lat efee.


By-Laws Changes

There is a possibility that By-Laws Changes will be presented for approval at the last meeting. A page has been placed on the chapter website where these will be posted. You will also be notified via a newsletter or other Arbiter announcement when they are available for review.


USAV Volleyball Clinics

The USAV season is right around the corner. Want to earn some extra money officiating volleyball this spring? Want to get more reps to become a better referee? There are several clinics being conducted in the Austin area soon. If you are interested, there is more information available at Click on Officials Clinic and Info and then on Paid Ref Tournaments for all the information you need to get started officiating USAV. If you have not officiated USAV in the past, the best clinic to attend is scheduled for October 30th at the Austin Sports Center in Cedar Park from 1:30-4PM. The contact for that clinic is David Plaisance at

If you are unavailable for that clinic, others that are available are listed under the Officials Clinics and Info Page.

October 23rd at Austin Sports Center South from 8-11:30AM followed by ratings until 1PM. Contact is Kevin Carlyle at

November 13th at Westlake Athletic and Community Center from 11AM-2:30PM. Contact is Craig Smith at

December 3rd at Austin Sports Center South from 9AM-12:30PM followed by ratings from 12:30-2PM. Contact is Ronnie Kaase at

December 3rd at the PAC in Leander from 4-7:30PM. Contact is Joe Lizama at

December 3rd at Comfort Suites in Buda from 1:30-4:30PM. Contact is Charlie Tamez at


Haven’t Been Paid Properly for a Match?

Some members have expressed concerns about various schools or districts either being slow to pay or not paying mileage or other issues with pay. In an effort to determine if there are specific schools or districts that have regular issues, there is a form located on the Match Tools page – click on “What If?”.

This form also contains the steps to follow if it has been 30 days since your match and you have not been paid. Please complete the form if you have encountered problems with pay.