This Week’s Updates & Reminders

Next Chapter Meeting:  New Officials – Next Monday, October 24
Location:  Plano High School
Start:  6:30 p.m.

Education Forum:  Basics 101

Meeting Attendance Requirements

If you have not met your meeting attendance requirement your opportunities are running out.  We have one more Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 24 at Plano Senior High School.

Stay Focused

For many teams this is the most critical time of the season.  Stay alert and focused.  Give the coaches, players, and schools your very best each night.

Be professional toward coaches. 

Be respectful and accommodating pre-match. 

Be consistent and unflappable during the match. 

Be gone! (Get out of the gym post match – no lingering)

Board Elections

Congratulations to the following and thank each one of you who participated in this year’s elections.

At-Large Seats (2) – Pete Howk and ReGwenna Redwine

Division “C” – Pam Gatton

Division “A” – Michael Anderson

Division “R” – Jenny Seabaugh

 Regional & State Tournament Officials

DVOC is proud to recognize seven of our officials for their outstanding work this season and commitment to consistently providing excellence in their officiating assignments.  These seven officials have been selected to officiate at the UIL Regional & State Tournaments this year:

Regional Tournament – Susan Hunter, Sondra Zimmerman, Terry Fry (unable to participate due to scheduling conflict), Mark Karonka, Russell Craig

State Tournament – Jacob Gillette and John Corpuz

These officials are outstanding representatives for DVOC and will do a great job representing our chapter at these tournaments.  Congratulations to each one of you!!

State Tournament

Your Help Is Needed!  DVOC has been requested to provide ball shaggers for the UIL State Tournament on November 16 – 19.  We have three shifts remaining to be filled during the say on Thursday, November 17 If you are available and willing to assist please contact Dave Thompson and he will place your name on the list.

Mentoring Initiative

Please be sure to contact your mentee on a weekly basis to check in on how he or she is doing and answer questions they might have.  As a mentor you should take the initiative to ask leading questions – remembering that new officials are sometimes uncertain about “what” to ask you.  This can be a very beneficial program working to strengthen our officials and chapter but only so far as we work together to make it successful and vibrant.  I am counting on our veteran officials to lead STRONG!  New officials, if you are not being contacted by your mentor you can take the

Call Your Partner

We don’t need any embarrassing moments as the season winds down.

Call your co-officials for any assignments you have each week and confirm the game, time, and location of the game you are scheduled to work.

A message left IS NOT a confirmation.

  • A conversation about your assignment with your co-official IS a confirmation.
  • An email sent is NOT a confirmation.
  • An email sent AND replied to IS a confirmation.

If your co-official has not replied to your attempts to confirm 24 hours (preferably 48 hours) before your assignment you need to contact Don Melton and let him know. It could be that the match needs to be filled with another official.

Let Us Know

Your input and active participation in communicating situations and issues concerning our chapter are both needed and solicited.  EVERYTHING we do should be for the benefit of all.  Your eyes, ears, and ideas will move us forward to where we need to be.  your Board is in place to serve you and help in any way possible.  If you to contact anyone of them their contact information is on our website under the Members Area

Make this season your best season ever! Work hard. Be professional in all areas. Set goals and find at least one area you can improve upon. Help one another become better along the way. Have a great season!