ACV Newsletter 1

Austin Chapter Volleyball Newsletter 2016
Issue 1

Please note that the 2015 schedule information will be deleted from Arbiter on February 1st in order for Marilyn to start working on the 2016 season. If you need a copy of your schedule for your records, you should save one now. Instructions for saving your schedule are available on under Match Scheduling. You can save your schedule as a pdf rather than printing if you prefer. 
Note that access to Arbiter will be removed from those who are not current on Chapter dues as of February 1st.
The 2016 Chapter Calendar has been posted to the Chapter website.
Please review it carefully and make plans to attend the required meetings as listed on the calendar.
Note: There are 5 available meetings noted in RED – all members who officiated in 2015 must attend 4 of the 5.
Also, all members who officiated in 2015 must complete the Austin Chapter Volleyball Off-Season Test between March 1st and May 28th, in addition to attending a returning member training session on 6/18 or 7/30.
Chapter Application and Dues
If you have not done so already, please complete a chapter application and submit your dues ($30) to Teresa. The application is available on the Chapter website. Remember that a late fee of $25 will be required for those who have not paid and submitted their application by February 1st. 
Online TASO registration should be available soon. All members will receive a notification from TASO when the process is available. Remember that you must complete this, in addition to your Austin Chapter Application and dues.
We need more referees! A reminder that now is the time to send Kevin names of those who might be interested in refereeing next year so they can participate in off-season training. Remember, you can earn a $25 referral bonus if you refer a member who works a minimum number of matches next season.
Off-Season Test – For all members who officiated in 2015
The Austin Chapter Off-season test will be available around the beginning of March and has to be completed online no later than May 28th. It will be based on the 2015-16 Rules and Case Books. No time like to present to review the rules to prepare for the test. This test is designed to be a learning tool for all members. It is planned to be limited to 50 questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The TASO Rules test that becomes available around the middle of July is separate from this test and must be completed as well.