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Northern Officials Association
Summer Edition 8/15/2011
Jerry Blum --Editor
(847) 438-2231

Welcome to the Summer  edition of the Whistling Zebra for the 2010-2011 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 (2010-2012)



Membership Chairman Report- Bruce Ruttenberg

Members: Your dues will be due for the 2011-2012 school year on Aug. 1st. Please send your dues to Bruce Ruttenberg, 447 Harmony Dr., Wheeling, Il   60090. Make the check out to NOA.


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From President--- Darrell Schrag

Check the IHSA website for rules changes.

Here is the schedule for the Football meetings for the 2011 season

Wednesday, August 10

Meeting #1 - IHSA Rules Meeting and NOA Football Awards

Saturday, August 13

IACO Football Clinic - Naperville North High School, 8am

Wednesday, August 17

Meeting #2 - Part 1 Test Study

Wednesday, August 24

Meeting #3 - 5 Man Keys and Priorities
Presenter: Dave Butts

Wednesday, August 31

Meeting #4 - Video Review
Presenter:  Jim Bernardi

Wednesday, September 7

Meeting #5 - Working Together in the Middle, Referee and Umpire Mechanics
Presenters:  Jerry Blum and Tom Vogan

Wednesday, September 14

Meeting #6 - Scrimmage Kicks
Presenters:  Tom Lowe and Darrell Schrag

Wednesday, October 5

NOA/AOS Joint All-Sports Meeting


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 President – Troy Whalen or

Check the IHSA website for rules changes for the upcoming season.


From Mike Babicz NOA Assignment Chairman

Special Olympics News
Here are some upcoming dates to put on your calendar.

Holiday Basketball Invitational (Area 18) and Female Team Qualifier
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Hersey High School

Basketball – High School Teams
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Hersey High School

Basketball – Senior Male Teams
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Vernon Hills High School

District I Basketball – High School Teams
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Deerfield High School

Personal Info-
Please send me any promotions or other information you would like to share with the NOA members

Jay Rhode, Ron Sapochak, Jerry Blum all worked the boys State Tournament in Baseball.

Don Swanson worked the Baseball State Finals. Don did the plate on the 3A semifinal and the bases for the 4A State Final.

This is a good time of the year to schedule your physical for the upcoming season. Some of us are not getting any younger. Hopefully this will keep you working all season.

Get well soon to Jim Koczersut after his recent surgery.

Congratulations to Tom Brophy for being named the Basketball Official of the Year.

Board Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be Sept. 19, 2011. If you have anything you want to be discussed please send me an e-mail.