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Whistling Zebra

Summer 2005 Edition
Jerry Blum , Editor


Welcome to the first edition of the Whistling Zebra for the 2005-2006 school year. My name is Jerry Blum and I am the new Editor for this year. Please feel free to send me suggestions on how to make this publication work for you. Please be kind as this is my first attempt at doing anything like this in my life. Hopefully we will have a great year of officiating. If there is anything you want to have printed send it to me.

Meeting Location
The meeting place for all three divisions will be at Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley Street in Mundelein. This is Just west of the intersection of Hawley and Midlothian Road. The School phone number is (847) 949-2200.

NOA Officers

NOA Annual Awards
Congratulations to the 2005 recipients of the following awards:

Football Official of the year:  Jim Bernardi

Basketball Official of the year:  Robert Miller

Lifetime Member: Ken Swanson

George Young Football Award: Tom Cappelen

Bob Brown Scholarship
Kyle Wilson of Cary Grove H. S., a senior Basketball player, was awarded the 2005 Bob Brown Scholarship. Kyle received $1000.00 to be applied to his expenses at Augustana.       

Norm Geske Memorial Scholarship
Mark Woodsum of Buffalo Grove H. S, a senior Football player, was awarded the 2005 Norm Geske  Scholarship. Mark received $1000.00 to be applied to his expenses at Northwestern University.

New Members
Carl Majeski:  Basketball
Bob Marfechuk:  Basketball

Congratulations to Joey Hager for being promoted from Registered to Recognized in Basketball.

2006 NOA Spring Banquet
Mark your calendars for the Spring Banquet which is scheduled for Saturday April 29, 2006.The Banquet will be held at Parkside by the Lake in Ingleside. The Banquet is free for all members. More details will be forthcoming meetings and future editions of the Whistling Zebra.   

Football Division - - Mike Babicz
All meetings will begin at 7:30 pm at Mundelein H. S. Tom Vogan will be hosting a new officials review meeting starting at 7 pm. Any veteran officials are welcome to help out.

Following is a schedule of  Football meetings and topics for 2005.

Basketball  President - - Rocky Nelson
All regular meetings will be at 7:30 pm at Mundelein H. S.
More information will be in the next newsletter.

Personal Info
If you attain a new level during the year please let me know so that you can be mentioned in the Newsletter. Every should be proud of their advancement. Check the Official’s Handbook and the IHSA website for more details on the process. Remember every time you advance you give someone else hope.