Newsletter 22 11/13/16

Austin Chapter Volleyball Newsletter 2016
Issue 22



2017 dues need to be paid before December 1st to be able to take advantage of scrimmage credits and to avoid a $25 late fee. If you have not yet paid, send a completed 2017 ACV Application (Available on the Forms tab on the Chapter website) and your check made payable to Austin Chapter Volleyball to Bonnie Caddell at 1321 Ewald Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Also, for those of you who submitted a check at the meeting on Wednesday, but did not submit an application, you need to send Bonnie one before December 1st.


2016 Schedules Posted

The master scheduled for the 2016 complete season and the 2016 playoffs has been posted to Arbiter under the Forms page. Log in to Arbiter – Lists – Forms.


Election and By-Laws Results

As previously shared, the complete results of the election and votes on the By-laws proposals are posted on the chapter website.

Special thanks to Katherine and Marilyn for their time on the board.

Welcome to new members Janiece Nelson and Chez Slayton!


Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting will be held on November 28th. If you are interested in attending, please contact your At-Large Rep.


Regional and State Tournament Selections

Once again this year, members of the chapter were selected for the State and Regional Tournaments.

The Austin Chapter was assigned a 5A Regional and a 6A Regional. These officials were selected by the UIL to officiate: Katherine Bratton, Teresa Fierro, Philip Franco, Brandon Kelso, Gilbert Mokry, Craig Smith, Charlie Tamez, Bobby White.

For the State Tournament, David Plaisance will be going as referee, with Beverly Michelson as line judge.

Congratulations to all!


State Tournament

The State Tournament begins on Wednesday at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. 1A and 2A Finals on Thursday. 3A-6A Finals on Saturday. Thrall, Liberty Hill and Cedar Park all advanced to the tournament. There will be a hospitality room available for all TASO officials. You will need to show your 2016 TASO ID to enter. Full schedule details are available on the UIL website at


State Tournament Hospitality Room History

Tomorrow, you should be receiving an email concerning the possibility of the Chapter contributing to the hospitality room at the State Tournament this week. The letter from TASO requesting the chapter’s donation will be shared. Here is some history (albeit incomplete) on the hospitality room.

Beginning in the 1980s, the Volleyball State Tournament was held in the Central Texas area. It was held at Burger Center and then later moved to the Texas State University Campus. For the vast majority of those years, the Austin Chapter hosted a hospitality room for visiting officials, ball retrievers, volunteer line judges (in the old days), championship officials, UIL and TASO officials.

While the Austin Chapter hosted, many of the costs were offset by donations from chapters around the state.

The tournament moved to the Culwell Center in Garland in 2012. Initially, the UIL provided a room that was for tournament officials only and the UIL provided limited snacks, water and soft drinks. Last year, TASO requested and was given the opportunity to provide meals for the ball retrievers and match officials on the final days of the tournament.

This year, the room has been provided again and will be available for all officials from around the state. TASO is planning to provide food for all TASO officials in attendance. As you will see from the TASO letter, TASO is required to use the Culwell Center’s required vendors and is asking for help from the chapters around the state to offset the cost. Please review the notice tomorrow and complete the requested survey.