Newsletter 2017 - #1

Austin Chapter Volleyball (ACV) Newsletter 2017
Issue 1
TASO Renewal Deadline:
If you have not done so already, please be sure to register with TASO.  The deadline, without incurring a late fee, is April 4, 2017.  The link is located in the top right-hand corner of the TASO home page:  Click the Membership Renewal / New Applicants link, and follow the application prompts.  You do not sign-in to the member’s portal. 
The 2017 Chapter Calendar is still being developed and will be available by early April.  However, please make note of the following TASO volleyball dates for the coming season:
            TASO Annual State Meeting:  July 7 & 8, 2017, scheduled to be held in The Woodlands
            TASO District Clinic in Austin:  July 15, 2017
Please note that only four other district clinics will be offered for this season.  Those will be held in Amarillo, Dallas, McAllen, and Overton.  The on-line clinic will also be an option if you are unable to attend a district clinic. 
Large Facility Needed for Austin District Clinic
With the reduction in the number of district clinics being offered this year, we expect the Austin District Clinic, scheduled for Saturday, July 15, 2017 to have a larger attendance than usual.  We need a facility that will hold 300-350 people.  If you have access to a large facility or can offer suggestions, please contact David Plaisance at
Selection of Assistant Assigning Secretary, Chapter Trainer(s), Chapter Website Administrator
Congratulations to the following ACV members who were selected to serve in support positions during the 2017 volleyball season:
            Assistant Assigning Secretary:  Kevin Carlyle
            Chapter Trainer(s):  Harvey Madrigal and Christle Miersma
            Chapter Website Administrator:  Ian Evins
The ACV board would like to thank everyone who expressed an interest in these positions. 
Recruiting New Officials
Now is the time to recruit new officials for our chapter.  If you know of anyone who is interested in refereeing in the 2017 season, please send the names to Roni Downey at  The off-season training is scheduled to start in early spring so this is the best time to join.  Remember that you can earn a $25 referral bonus if you refer a member who works a minimum number of matches during the season. 
Off-Season ACV Test (not to be confused with the TASO Test)
Dust off your rule and case books.  The off-season ACV test will be available soon. 
ACV Committees
Every year, members for our committees are appointed by the President.  If you are interested in one of our committees, please email Charlie a letter of interest at  You will need to include the committee you are interested in and what background you have on the committee of your interest.  Please contact Charlie if you have any questions.
Next ACV Board Meeting
The next ACV board meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 27 at the Austin Sports Center North at 6:30 p.m.  All board meetings are open to members.  Please contact your at-large representative if you are interested in attending.