Members Meeting Schedule (2016)


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 3, 2016. 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 6, 2016 meeting.

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

2016 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.

Date Topic Presenter
June 23, 2016 President’s Address Tony Barnes
2016 Rule Changes Dennis Donovan
Annual Test Announcement – Due August 28, 2016
August 25, 2016 Joint Meeting with Cape Board
Officials Interactions on School Campus Ron Ford (AD Cohasset)
Peter Afanasiw (Head Coach Cohasset)
2016 Rule Changes Review Dennis Donovan
Annual Test Due on August 28, 2016
September 1, 2016 NOTE: The is NO MEETING on September 1, 2016.
September 8, 2016 Crew Pre-Game Mic Cotter
Rule 3: Periods, Time Factors and Substitutions Dan Dearden
Annual Test Answer Review Dennis Donovan
September 15, 2016 Characteristics of a Successful Crew Scott MacDonald
Rule 7: Snapping and Passing Dennis Donovan
September 22, 2016 Rule 9: Conduct Rich Newman
September 29, 2016 Rule 6: Kicks Brad Farrington
October 6, 2016 Rule 10: Penalty Enforcement Gregg Camara
October 13, 2016 NOTE: The is NO MEETING on October 13, 2016.
October 20, 2016 Rule 4: Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds Gene Farrell
Rule 5: Series of Downs, Line to Gain Gene Farrell
October 27, 2016 Rule 8: Scoring Rob Cibotti
November 3, 2016 Business Meeting
November 17, 2016 Banquet – 6:00 Cocktails, 7:00 Dinner Emerald Hall (formerly Abington VFW),
30 Central St., Abington