Austin Chapter Volleyball Newsletter 2016

Issue 7


Mandatory Chapter Meeting

All members are expected at the first Mandatory Meeting of the 2016 Season. It will be held at the Austin Police Associate Union Hall on August 3 rd from 6:30PM until 8:30PM. The Hall is located at 5817 Wilcab Rd #1, Austin, TX 78721.


Your availability should already have been entered in Arbiter. You will be able to make changes to your availability as needed, until assignments are published late in July. Marilyn will also need a hard copy for her records. The form is available in Arbiter – Lists – Forms.

Scrimmages – August 5 th and 6 th

Please remember that all members are expected to be available for a minimum of 3 hours of scrimmages. In addition to the obvious training and refreshing opportunities scrimmages offer us, they are also a significant source of chapter funds. If you are not going to be able to attend, you need to contact Harvey Madrigal, one of our trainers, now to make alternative arrangements to fulfill your annual training requirements. Contact Harvey at Self-Assign is available for many of the scrimmages. Remember that you must have entered your availability and checked the “Ready to be assigned” box before you will be eligible to self-assign any scrimmages or matches.


For those members who are interested in being evaluated and receiving feedback from our trainers, summer leagues are now under way. If you want feedback on how to improve, work higher level matches, or just want to get out and blow your whistle, contact Harvey at or Christle at for available times and locations. The final opportunity will be July 28 th .

New Website

Please update your favorites to reflect our new website address

At-Large Reps

We have realigned the At-Large Reps for a more equal distribution of the membership. Remember that they are your first point of contact with any questions or concerns you may have.

A thru G – Rhiannon Stracener (

H thru N – Katherine Bratton (

O thru Z – Gilbert Mokry (

District Clinics and Officiate Texas Day

Remember that all members are required to attend a District Clinic. If you did not attend ours this past Saturday morning, you should review the available locations at 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 a District Clinic. The cost is only $35 and will include National speakers and more. Registration is open on the TASO website.

Leander ISD Offers Direct Deposit!

What follows is information Marilyn received from the Leander ISD. Leander ISD is offering Direct Deposit for all Athletic Officials for anyone that is interested. It is OPTIONAL

Attached is a form that would need to be filled out and dropped/mailed to the Athletic office. Leander ISD Athletics, 202 W. South Street, Leander, TX 78641 Attn: Beverly Hans, Athletic Bookkeeper or Leander ISD Accounts Payable, 204 W. South Street, Leander, TX 78641 Attn: Darla Faulks. 

You would only need to fill out the Direct Deposit Authorization form once (unless changing bank accounts). 

Please do NOT leave Direct Deposit Authorization form with the gate-keeper at the game. 

We still need a current W-9 on file and your pay sheets would still go through the gate keeper at the game and to my office for processing. You just would not get a check mailed out.

Payment would be similar to what they do now on the paystub of the check. When a payment isgenerated, the invoice number information where Accounts Payable currently lists the game would appear and the PO number indicates the date. It would be itemized by game. Instead of it printing on a check stub, the email would look something like this:


On 07-14- 2016 an electronic payment will be deposited in

A PLUS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION in account *********1111.

This payment is for check number A12345 and covers the following:


AO0209 CPHS/LHS 160.00

AO0312 VHS/VRHS 40.00

TOTAL 200.00


This payment was issued by LEANDER ISD. Please contact the Business Services Dept. at (512) 570-0050 should questions arise concerning this payment.