Northern Officials Association
SPRING 2012 Edition (06-10-2012)
Jerry Blum --Editor
Welcome to the Spring edition of the Whistling Zebra for the 2011-2012 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 (2012-2014
General Chairman: Rocky Nelson
Secretary: Jerry Blum
Treasurer: Randy Steen
Membership Chairman: Mike Babicz
FB President: Darrell Schrag
BK President: Darnell Jones
The football and basketball assignors position was voted to be eliminated.
Membership Chairman Report- Mike Babicz
Those who have worked at Quentin Road Christian School in the past or who would like to, at all levels, should contact me asap as I have a majority of their schedule for the 2012-13 season including their tournament Jan. 18 & 19. Eventually, assignments will come on The Arbitor, however, I am filling slots in prior to that. Contact me via email or phone 847-838-1535.
The 3rd Annual Bob Brown Shootout will be Friday, June 15 at College of Lake County in Grayslake. Games are planned for 6, 7 and 8 p.m. with a pre-shootout ceremony planned for 5:45. Volunteer officials are needed for two courts at each time slot. Hopefully enough volunteers come through that no one has to work more than one game. Volunteers are also needed for the scorers table, 50/50 raffle and door donation takers. Thanks to Julian Magdalino for contributing a pair of tickets to his play he is performing in and to Randy at Impressions Count in Antioch for donating gift certificates. You do not have to be a basketball official to help out. Email or phone Mike Babicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-838-1535.
Thanks to all who have worked with me over the years I have served as basketball assignment chairman. I look forward to working with everyone as membership chairman.
President--- Darrell Schrag email@example.com
President – Darnell Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a reminder, if you have not posted your picture on the Arbiter, please do so. Many assignment chairmen, who may not know you by name will recognize you by your picture. I have received several requests asking our members to properly update their profiles in the Arbiter. The Fox Valley Conference now requires you to have your picture posted on the Arbiter.
The annual Banquet was held on May 5th at Lamb’s Farm in Green Oakes. It was well attended
by 50 members and guests. The following were presented awards:
Steve Gibble—Basketball Official of the Year and plaque for his first State Finals in girls basketball
Jim Ackley----- Mike Rose Award (scorekeeper at Mundelein H. S. 49 years)
Frank Moscardini---Lifetime Member
NORTHERN OFFICIALS’ ASSOCIATION
May 23, 2012
1299 Knollwood Cicle
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Congratulations on being awarded the Bob Brown Scholarship for the 2012 school year. The NOA hopes the check you received for $1,000.00 made out to your college choice, Central Michigan, will be of great assistance. This scholarship is given from the Northern Officials' Association and its fellow basketball officials.
In the spring of 2003, the Board of Directors from the Northern Officials’ Association established a fund for a scholarship to be awarded yearly to a senior athlete from the Crystal Lake High School District #155. It was to be given in the name of the NOA's Bob Brown, a long time respected official, friend, and assignment chairman for the Fox Valley Conference.
Bob Brown was a member of the Northern Officials’ Association for over 30 years and served as the Association’s General Chairman, Secretary, and Assignment Chairman. He was also the Assignment Chairman for the Fox Valley Conference for over 20 years. Each spring a scholarship in his name is presented to a deserving student by the High School District's athletic departments.
Congratulations, Will, on being this year's scholarship recipient. The best of luck to you in the fall at Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
NOA Board of Directors
Northern Officials' Association 854 Parkplace Drive Palatine, Illinois 60067
Rich Zirngibl was awarded the Norm Geske Scholarship. Rich has graduated from Buffalo Grove H. S. where he played football for four years. He will attend North Central College and study mathematics.
Please send me any promotions or other information you would like to share with the NOA members
Congratulations : To the following for being promoted during the 2011-12 school year.
Joel Wisz was promoted to Recognized in Basketball
Eric Barger was promoted to Certified in Basketball
Dan Sawchuk was promoted to Recognized in Basketball
Spring State Tournament Officials
1A Regional at Winnetka (North Shore Country Day), NJCAA Regionals, at (South Suburban College / South Holland, IL)
3A Regional at Vernon Hills
3A Regional at North Chicago
The next Board Meeting was Sept. 10, 2012. If you have anything you
want to be discussed, at future meetings, please send me an e-mail.