Members Meeting Schedule (2012)


Per By-Law #3: Members must receive at least seven (7) meeting credits. All meetings count as 1 attendance credit. The Banquet does count for a meeting credit. We have reciprocal meeting credit agreements with most boards in Massachusetts. EAIFO members may use EAIFO meetings toward their meeting credits. Any member who attends another board’s meeting must provide proof to the Secretary so that credit will be earned.
Other boards meeting nights: (consult the websites for meeting times and places)
Monday – ANEFO
Tuesday – CCFOA
Wednesday – AIFO, MIFOA, SMFOA

Also, a credit will be granted if a member is officiating a Varsity Football game at the same time as we are holding a meeting. And members may be granted credits for officiating up to a total of two (2) subvarsity football games or postponed pop-warner football games, that occur during a meeting.


Scheduled for November 8, 2012. Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws must be submitted to the Board of Directors at least thirty (30) days before the annual business meeting, or by the October 11, 2011 meeting.

Three (3) County Directors are contested this year (Plymouth, Norfolk and At-Large) as well as the Executive Officers and Auditing Committee.

2012 Member’s Program
All Meetings are at the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
MEETINGS START PROMPTLY AT 7:00 PM (unless otherwise noted)

We are going to try to adhere to the following schedule for each meeting:

6:45 – 7:00 Sign-in and discuss future assignments

7:00 – 7:15 Announcements: Commissioner and Board issues and comments

7:15 – 8:15 Presenters for Rules & Mechanics

8:15 – 8:30 Sticky situations & Video

If the presenter provides questions/outlines, there will be a link to them in the Topics Column. To see the document for the week, click on the links in the Topic Column. All links will be a .pdf file that you can print out and bring with you to the meetings. They will remain available here for you to save on your computer for future reference.

NOTE: Meeting DATES are correct for 2012, the Agenda has not been set. The Agenda will be updated over the Summer.




June 21, 2012
President’s Address
Scott Murdoch

2012 Rule Changes
Dennis Donovan

Annual Test Handout
Mike Goldman

August 23, 2012
Rule 2: Definitions (Answers)
Mike Goldman


September 6, 2012
Rule 9: Conduct (Answers)
Rich Newman

Rule 9 Powerpoint slides

September 13, 2012
Rule 6: Kicks
Scott MacDonald

September 20, 2012
Rule 3 Timing (Answers)
Peter Huska

Clock Mechanics
Peter Huska

NOTE: The September 27 Meeting has a 7:30 start time.

September 27, 2012
Rule 10: Penalty Enforcement
Dennis Donovan

Rule 10 Presentation

October 4, 2012
Rule 4: Ball in Play, Dead Ball,
Paul Callinan

Out of Bounds (Answers)

Rule 5: Series of Downs,
Paul Callinan

Line to Gain

October 11, 2012
Rule 7: Snapping and Passing
Jonathan Schwanbeck

the Ball

Back Judge Mechanics
Tony Fama

NOTE: The is NO MEETING on October 18.

NOTE: The October 25 Meeting has a 7:30 start time.

October 25, 2012
Rule 8: Scoring
Joe Peters

Head Linesman Mechanics
Dan Dearden

Line Judge Mechanics
Dan Dearden

November 1, 2012
Rule 1: The Game, Field, Players
Ryan Casey

and Equipment

November 8, 2012
Business Meeting
Proposed Constitution Change

November 15, 2012
Banquet – 6:00 Cocktails, 7:00 Dinner
Emerald Hall, 120 Bay State Drive, Braintree