ACV Newsletter 2

Austin Chapter Volleyball Newsletter 2016
Issue 2
Calendar Updated
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Returning Member Training and District Clinic originally planned for July 30th has been changed to July 9th
The Calendar has been updated on the Chapter website.
Please review it carefully and make plans to attend the required meetings as listed.
Note: There are 5 available meetings noted in RED – all members who officiated in 2015 must attend 4 of the 5.
All members who officiated in 2015 must complete the Austin Chapter Volleyball Off-Season Test prior to May 28th. In order to access the test when it is made available, you will need to have renewed your TASO membership for 2016.
All members who officiated in 2015 must also attend one of the returning member training sessions on June 18thor July 9th
Online TASO renewal is now available at There is no need to log in to the site. Click on Renewal at the top of the page. Be aware that even though your payment will be processed when you renew, your access to log in on the TASO site will not be available until your background check clears. This can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
It is important to note that you must have completed your TASO renewal before you will be able to access the Austin Chapter Off-Season Test.
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 will only be 50 questions and as always – is open book.
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.
At the chapter board meeting on Tuesday, the board decided to make the proposed budget for 2016 available for review and comment. It is planned to be finalized and approved by the board at our March 29th meeting. Active members are welcome at the meeting. Please contact your at-large rep if you want to attend or to share your concerns or suggestions if you are unable to attend.
A thru G – Rhiannon Stracener (
H thru N – Katherine Bratton (
O thru Z – Gilbert Mokry (
The proposed budget will be sent via a separate email when it is available.
It will also be posted to the website.   
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.
Officiate Texas Day
On Saturday, July 30th, Officiate Texas Day will be held in San Antonio in conjunction with the NASO Summit. Attendance at Officiate Texas Day will fulfill your annual requirement for attendance at the State Meeting or a District Clinic. The cost is planned to only be $35 and will include National speakers and more. More info as it becomes available.
Phishing Email
If you receive an email from a school district that references a “file too big” and “to click on the link”, you should not click on the link. Several members have reported these from various districts and they appear to be a phishing attempt. The chapter is not aware of any school districts that would be contacting you at this time of the year.