Newsletter 2018 #3

Austin Chapter Volleyball (ACV) Newsletter 2018
Issue 3
Kudos to Special Olympic Volunteers
Thank you to those individuals who volunteered to officiate volleyball matches at this year’s Special Olympics.  In case you were not aware, one of the local news stations showed a clip of a Special Olympics volleyball match, in which At-Large Representative, Teresa Fierro, was officiating.  
TASO Registration Early Renewal Deadline Approaching
As a reminder, all returning members will need to renew their TASO membership online at  TASO sent out the announcement around December 20 with specific instructions.  Please note that the payment will be for both the annual renewal as well as for mandatory meeting component (State Meeting, Regional Clinic, on-line clinic).  The deadline for early membership renewal is Thursday, March 15, 2018.  Registering by that date will save you $25.  If you did not receive the TASO announcement, please contact TASO at
Message from Assigning Secretary
Janiece Nelson will begin sending email notifications to those returning members who are not current in registering for TASO and/or ACV.  Please note that you must be registered with both TASO and ACV before you are able to attend any summer training sessions or meetings as well as officiate at any summer league matches.  Therefore, please do not delay in getting your registration completed.
2018 Austin Chapter Dues
Thank you to those individuals who have submitted the 2018 Austin Chapter application as well as the chapter dues.  For those of you who have not submitted the required paperwork, the reinstatement fee is now in place.  The cost is now $55 for reinstatement, which includes a $25 late fee added to the $30 renewal dues.  The 2018 Austin Chapter Application is located at  If you have any questions regarding the Austin Chapter Application and/or payment of dues, please contact Bonnie Caddell. 
Reminder About TASO State Annual Meeting
The 2018 TASO Volleyball Annual Meeting will be held in Garland, Texas on Saturday, July 14.  Please note that Austin will not host a Regional Clinic this year.  Instead, the nearest location to have a Regional Clinic will be in San Antonio.  More information will be forthcoming. 
Treasurer’s Report Available on Arbiter
The ACV Treasurer’s Report for the month of January is now available under the Forms section of Arbiter.  As mentioned in an earlier email from the President, this will now be the standard practice to provide transparency of ACV finances.  Please feel free to review and submit any questions to Bonnie Caddell or Kevin Carlyle. 
Ancillary Positions
Congratulations to Ian Evins on his appointment for the 2018 volleyball season.  Ian will continue to serve the Austin Chapter as the Website Administrator. 
2018 ACV Calendar Set
The 2018 ACV calendar will be available in the coming weeks.  The ACV Trainer is also compiling a training schedule that could be beneficial to returning officials.  More details will be available soon.
Recruitment Time
Information is already being sent out to potential new officials for the 2018 volleyball season.  It is not too soon to think about recruiting new officials.  Remember that you can earn a $25 referral bonus if you refer a new ACV member who works a minimum number of matches during the season.  Please send the contact information of potential new members to Roni Downey to allow new officials plenty of preparation time to get started in August. 
Survey Results
Special thanks to those individuals who took time to fill out the survey and provide feedback.  The results have been compiled and will be sent to the board members for the betterment of the Austin Chapter. 
Next ACV Board Meeting
The next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and will be held via WebEx.  As always, please contact your at-large representative at least 24 hours in advance if you are interested in attending this board meeting.  This is particularly important for
this meeting so that you can obtain the necessary participant information.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!