A Message From NISOA

The Executive Board received the following message from NISOA:

The NISOA Foundation Fund offers grant scholarships for its members to attend the NISOA soccer referee training camp each summer. In an effort to raise funds for these scholarships, NISOA has formed a partnership with iGive.com. NISOA invites you to change your online shopping into support for a truly worthy cause. As you can see, when you sign up by Jan. 31 and make an online purchase within 45 days, NISOA gets an automatic $5.00. This does not cost you a dime! Please support the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) by shopping online for brand-name merchandise at over 676 well-known online stores.

How it works :
1. Join to Support National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association. It’s free, private, & easy. Register at www.iGive.com/nisoa.
2. Shop the Mall at www.iGive.com/nisoa. You’ll see familiar stores like Lands’ End, Office Depot, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, Expedia, Barnes & Noble, and eBay to mention just a few!
3. Watch the $$ roll in for National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Assoc! Up to 26% of each purchase gets donated to NISOA!

Voluntary participation is appreciated.

New NY Metro ISOA Chapter Golf Shirts

Chapter Golf ShirtLou Minutoli has done it again!! The NY Metro ISOA Chapter Golf Shirts are available in limited quantities based on the input we received from our survey last fall. The shirts are very high quality and look terrific. Click on the photo for a more detailed image. If you responded positively to the survey, you should have received an email with more details about availability.

Production will end this summer. Shirts will be distributed (to those who purchase them, obviously) at the annual clinic in August, 2007. This will be the one and only opportunity to get this shirt. Once production is done, that’s it!!

Executive Board Meeting

February 27, 2007
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Meeting at Fordham University. Primary topic of discussion will be the annual clinic.

NISOA Regional Clinic @ Rider University

April 14, 2007
8:30 amto4:00 pm

Regional clinic hosted by ISOAB at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Start time and duration is subject to change. The clinic is mandatory for officials desiring ISOAB assignments. This clinic is not an acceptable substitute for the chapter’s annual rules interpretation meeting.

Matches are played throughout the day with assessors available. Contact ISOAB if you plan to attend.

Executive Board Meeting

January 23, 2007
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Executive Board meeting at Fordham University. Primary topic is discussion of new candidate applications.

Arnold Klein selected as the 2007 NISOA Region 2 Referee of the Year

Congratulations to Arnold Klein of Atlantic Beach, NY who was selected as the 2007 NISOA Region 2 Referee of the Year. Arnold KleinThis prestigious award is given to a NISOA referee in Region 2 (which consists of all NISOA chapters in New York State) who demonstrates professionalism on and off the field, shows fairness and a high degree of integrity is willing to help other officials to succeed.

Arnold joined the NY Metro chapter in 1989 after a very successful officiating career in his native Czechoslovakia. He attained USSF National Referee status that year officiating youth and professional championship matches as well as international matches here in the United States. He has officiated over 25 NCAA and NJCAA playoff games during his impressive career. He is routinely selected for important high-level intercollegiate matches and always performs in an exemplary manner.

Arnold is truly a positive role model and more than worthy of this recognition. His work on and off the field reflects great credit on our chapter. We are proud to have him among us.