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Whistling Zebra

Summer 2007 Edition
Jerry Blum , Editor

Welcome to the Summer edition of the Whistling Zebra for the 2007-2008 school year. Please feel free to send me suggestions on how to make this publication work for you. If there is anything you want to have printed send it to me.

NOA Officers (2006-2008)
• General Chairman: Don Swanson
• Secretary: Jerry Blum
• Treasurer: Randy Steen
• Membership Chairman: Mike Roseman
• FB Assignment Chairman: Bob Brown
• BK Assignment Chairman: Mike Babicz
• BA Assignment Chairman: Vince Cannon
• FB President: Tom Vogan
• BK President: Rocky Nelson
• BA President: Dave Kirtz

FROM OUR TREASURER--It is that time of year again to renew your NOA membership.
To reduce costs NO dues notices will be mailed. Dues are $40 for one sport, $70 for two sports, and $100 for three sports. Mail your payment to:

Randy Steen, 2157 Dogwood Lane, Palatine, Il. 60074.

You can always pay at one of the Sport meetings in the fall. Your dues include the Spring Banquet.
Fund Donations- Donations for The Norm Geske Fund, and The Bob Brown Fund can be made any time by writing a check to N O A and sending it to Randy Steen at 2157 N. Dogwood Lane, Palatine Il 60074.

NOAFORUMS.ORG---This is a new web-site created by Bruce Ruttenberg for the NOA. This Web-site is for Football, Basketball, and Baseball. You can log on and post questions and offer your answers to questions already posted. This can be a great tool to get information on plays and rulings that come up during the season. Make sure you visit often.


         Football Division
From President--- Tom Vogan

The schedule for 2007 Football meetings is as follows:

August 8
  Passing Game-Don Swanson
August 14
  IHSA Rules Meeting-Mundelein HS
August 22
  Timing Situations-Daryl Schrag
August 29
  Touchdown, Touchback or Safety-Dave Butts
September 5
  Working the Middle & Hoe Crews are Selected to Work in the Conference
September 12


  basketballBasketball President -- Rocky Nelson

2007 NOA Meetings
All NOA Meetings start at 7pm for newer officials and 7:30pm for all others

September 26
  NOA Meeting
October 3
  Combined NOA-AOS meeting Hackney’s Lake Zurich   7 pm
October 10
  NOA Meeting
October 17
  IHSA Rules meeting Waukegan West H. S. 7pm
October 18
  IHSA Rules meeting Stevenson H. S. 7pm
October 24
  NOA Meeting
November 3
  IACAO Clinic/ IHSA RULES (3pm) Meeting Hoffman Estates H. S. 8am
November 7
  NOA Meeting/ Election of Basketball Officers
December 7
  NOA night out/Bob Brown Night @ Journey’s End, Mundelein
January 11
  NOA Night Out
February 1
  NOA Night Out


Personal Info
If you attain a new level during the year please let me know so that you can be mentioned in the Newsletter. Everyone 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.

Keith Ryan Scholarship Dinner
Thursday Oct. 4 is the Keith Ryan Scholarship Fund/ Lake County H. S. Sports Hall of Fame Dinner at Midlane Country Club in Waukegan. Social Hour is at 6pm and dinner at 7pm with program to follow.
Dick Kessler of the NOA is being inducted.
Joe Newton of York H. S. will be the main speaker. Joe has been the Cross Country Coach for many years. He is highly thought of in the State of Illinois but also the United States. NOA will have a table. Contact Mike Babicz or Jim Bernardi if you are interested in attending.