Members Meeting Schedule (2013)


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 7, 2013. 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 10, 2013 meeting.

Two (2) At-Large Directors are contested this year as well as the Executive Officers and Auditing Committee.

2013 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 2013, and the Agenda has not been set. The Agenda will be updated over the Summer.




June 20, 2013
President’s Address
Dan Dearden

2013 Rule Changes
Dennis Donovan

Annual Test Announcement

August 22, 2013
Rule 2: Definitions
Mike Goldman

2013 Rule Changes Review
Dennis Donovan

NOTE: The is NO MEETING on August 29, 2013.

September 5, 2013
Rule 10: Penalty Enforcement
Dennis Donovan

Umpire Mechanics
Rob Cibotti

Annual Test Due

September 12, 2013
Concussion Awareness
NATA Representative

Annual Test Review
Rob Cibotti

September 19, 2013
Rule 6: Kicks
Scott MacDonald

September 26, 2013
Rule 8: Scoring
Todd Gundlach

Wing Mechanics
Chris Burgess

October 3, 2013
Rule 9: Conduct
Jonathan Schwanbeck

October 10, 2013
Rule 3 Timing/Clock Mechanics
Moe Duffy

Rule 3 Answers

Pregame/Common Sense
Gregg Camara

October 17, 2013
Rule 7: Snapping and Passing
Scott MacDonald

the Ball

Back Judge Mechanics
Jon Mahoney

October 24, 2013
Rule 4: Ball in Play, Dead Ball,
Tony Barnes

Out of Bounds

Rule 5: Series of Downs,
Tony Barnes

Line to Gain

Crew Communication

October 31, 2013
Rule 1: The Game, Field, Players
Al Corvelo

and Equipment

When in Doubt / Points to Ponder
Al Corvelo

November 7, 2013
Business Meeting
Proposed Constitution Changes

November 21, 2013
Banquet – 6:00 Cocktails, 7:00 Dinner
Emerald Hall (formerly Abington VFW), 30 Central St., Abington