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KSOA Members, According to the by-laws adopted by the Association, board member terms are staggered and at the conclusion of this first year, on June 30, 2020, two board positions will be open for election. KSOA is now accepting nominations for both positions for three year terms. If you are interested in serving on the KSOA board, please reply to this email with the following information no later than May 30th:

  • First and last name

  • Email address

  • Cell phone number

  • Brief bio of yourself and why you are interested in serving in this capacity

  • Current photo of yourself

The timetable for the nomination and election process is as follows:

    May 15: Notify KSOA Members of upcoming elections for two board positions

    May 15-30: Accepting applicant bios

    June 1: Finalize a slate of nominations and open the voting window

    June 1-7: Voting open via Google Form

    June 8: Secretary verifies accuracy of votes and announces results to Board

    June 8: Announce results of voting to all members

Should you have any questions regarding this process, please email info@ksoasports.org KSOA Board of Directors

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TO: Kansas Sports Officials

FROM: KSOA Board of Directors

RE: OPENING DAY – KSOA MEMBERSHIPS 2020-2021


Kansas Sports Officials,


Opening day for KSOA Memberships for our second year of operations was May 4th and we encourage you to join or rejoin KSOA this year. Your membership entitles you to a new 2020-2021 Membership card (free entrance to HS games in your sport, observing other officials to enhance learning), Observations and Written Evaluations by veteran officials, HUDL video when available in your sport, Access to mentors, LOA make-up meetings, Invitations to pre-season and post-season social events, and an Invitation to our association annual meeting.


Our fall and winter seasons went well in 2019 and we were encouraged by 622 officials who joined KSOA in our first year. For our spring officials (baseball, softball, soccer) a credit for a portion of your dues is explained below. All officials who are receiving a partial credit were emailed a few weeks ago.


JOIN NOW – MAY & JUNE - ALL OFFICIALS:

Find the JOIN NOW tab (see Membership tabwww.ksoasports.org) in May & June for the KSOA 2020-2021 season. $35-$45-$55 for one-sport, two-sports or three-or-more sports (same as last year).*

-Fall Officials: Soccer, Football, and Volleyball:Pay Dues now or by Aug 1st

                -Winter Officials: Basketball, Wrestling:Pay Dues now or by Sept 1st

                -Spring Officials: Baseball, Softball:Pay Dues now or by Feb 1


Find the PAY DUES tab under Membership (www.ksoasports.org) where you have six ways to pay: Venmo, PayPal, RefPay, mail in a check, or cash or credit card in-person only when we are at a local establishment where you can stop by. No credit cards over the phone.


CREDITS:

If you paid your dues for 2019-2020 and you signed up to officiate one spring sport (BB, SB), then you have a $25 credit when you join and pay this year. If you are a two-sport official who missed out on BB or SB, your credit will be $10. Soccer officials who worked last fall but missed out on their spring season, your credit is $15.


THANK YOU in advance for supporting our Local Officials Association and we are looking forward to YEAR TWO for KSOA.


*If the novel Coronavirus has caused you severe financial hardship, please reach out to a board member for consideration of a credit not listed above.


Your current board members 2019-2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020):

Jack Messer, Presidentksoa.president@gmail.com

Gordie Wetmore, Secretary, Sport Coordinator, Soccerksoa.secretary@gmail.com

Chuck Floyd, Treasurerksoa.treasurer@gmail.com

P.J. Tuma, Assistant Treasurer, Sport Coordinator, Volleyballksoa.board7@gmail.com

Lee Whitman, Sport Coordinator, Baseballksoa.membership@gmail.com

Patrick Crider, Sport Coordinator, Basketballksoa.crider@gmail.com

Nancy Tooley, Sports Committee Member, VB & BskBksoa.board6@gmail.com

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Dear KSOA Members,


KSOA was approached by the family of Terry White and discussions with his family allowed us to finalize details on a Legacy Bequest Fund program. Some of you may have known or worked with Terry over the last 40 years. A brief description of Terry's legacy can be found on our website and we are proud to make this our first Legacy Bequest Fund.


Donations made in Terry’s honor, and other funds that may be established, will be used to fulfill our mission of recruiting, and promoting excellence in training, evaluating and networking KSOA members.


We are available to assist you in establishing a fund in remembrance of an official or in establishing a Living Legacy of a fellow official. KSOA is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations to a Legacy Fund may be tax deductible.


Warmly,

The KSOA Board of Directors

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