Members Meeting Schedule (2017)


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 2, 2017. 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 5, 2017 meeting.

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

2017 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 22, 2017 President’s Address Jeff Lang
2017 Rule Changes Dennis Donovan
Annual Test Announcement – Due August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017 Joint Meeting with Cape Board
Coach Discussion Herb Devine (Scituate Coach)
2017 Rule Changes Review Dennis Donovan
Annual Test Due on August 24, 2017
August 31, 2017 5-Man Mechanics Scott MacDonald
September 7, 2017  6:30 pm START Rule 3: Periods, Time Factors and Substitutions Frank Pumphret
3-Man Mechanics Paul Callinan
September 14, 2017 Rule 9: Conduct Mike Goldman
Annual Test Answer Review Dennis Donovan
September 21, 2017 Rule 10: Penalty Enforcement Bryan Andrade
September 28, 2017 Rule 6: Kicks Ken Sargent
October 5, 2017 Rule 7: Snapping & Passing Jon Mahoney
October 12, 2017 NOTE: There is NO MEETING on October 12, 2017.
October 19, 2017 Rule 4: Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds Brad Farrington
Rule 5: Series of Downs, Line to Gain Brad Farrington
October 26, 2017 Rule 8: Scoring Chris LaFleur
November 2, 2017 Business Meeting
November 16, 2017 Banquet – 6:00 Cocktails, 7:00 Dinner Emerald Hall (formerly Abington VFW),
30 Central St., Abington