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Newsletter November 2009


A reminder, the next meeting will be on Monday Nov. 16, at the Fridley American Legion at 7365 Central Ave NE  Fridley, MN.  6 PM Social, 7 PM Business meeting.  We will have a clinic on skin issues.


We will be going over the test at the Nov. 16 meeting.  You should do your test and bring it with you.  We will go over it at the meeting.


I have sent out updates to your schedules last week.  I also have sent each school its list of officials.  Some minor changes are coming in.  I will have updated versions for you at the meeting.


We start our Middle School matches this week. The matches are starting to roll in.  It is a good warm up for the season plus a lot of fun.


I have sent an update of Need Refs to be posted on the web site.  Click on the Whistle to see them. 

For those that haven’t paid they dues, please bring the money to the Nov. 16, meeting.


We now have 77 members of Gold Country.  We have about 10 new members this year.

If you want to attend a 2009-10 Rules Interpretation meeting, the only one in the Metro area is Wed.


Nov. 11, at Henry Sibley HS.  The start time is 7:00 PM.  The alternative is to take it online.


Important Dates – Dec. 1, the date that your test must be completed online.  Also the date to apply to officiate the State Tournament.  Make sure you enter the varsity matches into your Officials Corner in the MSHSL Web site.  It is good to apply for the state to get the name recognition by coaches.


Some of you are not officially registered with the MSHSL.  Make sure that you have completed the Background Check.  You need to be registered to officiate Varsity Matches.




If you have not paid your dues for this year you can pay them at the meeing. They are $125 for Full Members and $75 for Associates.

Rules Meetings

Wed. Nov. 7, is the final MSHSL Rules Interpretation Meeting in the Metro area.  Starts at 7 PM at Henry Sibley High School.


Meetings This Year

We will have pizza and refreshments at the meetings at the Fridley American Legion. Pizza will be brought in at 6:15. Stay late!


Mentor Program

Rod Frost, who manages our Mentor Program, will be there to discuss it. We currently have 14 Associates with Mentors and 4 more that have joined since the last meeting.  This is the largest group of Associates we have ever had.



I will have new, updated schedules for you at the meeting.  Remember, the latest one that I give you is the most current!  We have about 70% of the Middle School matches in.  Look at the Need Refs (click on the whistle).  I have been updating it daily.  They are going fast. 

Shirts and Pants

Jeff Lathrop will be having shirts, pants, jackets, and shoes at the Nov. meeting for purchase.

Do Your Test Before the Meeting

You should do your test prior to the meeting, remember you have to input it prior to Nov. 15 on the MSHSL web site.  We will discuss the test at the meeting.


Any questions, contact Ron.

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