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Basketball Rules Meetings

The tentative dates for upcoming basketball season meetings:
Nov. 9
Nov. 23
Dec. 14
Jan. 4
Jan. 25
Feb. 15

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Proposed Legislation Online Petition

As most of you are aware, John Bieniewicz, a soccer official from Southeast Michigan, was tragically killed while officiating a Amateur Men’s soccer game last year.

In response to his attack, along with the hard work of many of our officiating family, the Michigan State Senate has proposed legislation (2015 MI-SB 0031 & 0032) that will change the penalty for assault on a sports official from a misdemeanor to a felony. The bill also includes Coaches and Assistant Coaches under ...

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Proposed ByLaw Changes

The WMOA has recommended the following changes to the organization by laws.  To be voted on by the active membership.

Proposed Change to Article III, Paragraph Two (2).

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP shall be open to currently registered football and basketball MHSAA officials.  Members shall have the opportunity to attain Member In Good Standing (MIGS) status by (1) attending a minimum of 50% of regularly scheduled WMOA , rules /mechanics meetings for each of their sport of choice in the year preceding such designated ...

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Proposed Legislation

Michigan Senator Introduces Assault Bill

Michigan Senator Morris Hood introduced a bill in late January that calls for harsher penalties for people who assault a sports official or encourage others to attack a sports official. If passed, the legislation would make an assault of an official a felony punishable by up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. That’s up from the misdemeanor penalty of 93 days in jail or a $500 fine under current assault law. ...

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Social Media

The WMOA has mainstreamed its was into using a number of different ways to communicate with our members through social media. We are now able to give recognition to our members, alert them of meetings, and post pics of our members working games, etc, etc……
Please find us on the sites listed below.
Twitter: @WMOfficials
Instagram: WMOA or West_Michigan_Officials
Facebook: Search and “Like our page, West Michigan Officials Association
If anyone has any news or pictures to post, please feel free to tag us on ...
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WMOA Logo Travel Bags

The WMOA has put together a collection of different types of travel bags, backpacks, & computer bags to offer our members. Each item will be embroidered with the new WMOA logo found at the top of the order form flyer attached to this email.

Please return the completed flyer along with cash or check made out the “The WMOA” to Brad Brunet by January 31st, if you would like to place an order.
If you have any questions about ...
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Football Clinic canceled

The football clinic for this year has been canceled.

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Tournament Recommendation Forms

Football Tournament Recommendation Forms are now available.      click here

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Coaches and Officials Moderated Discussion

The OK Conference is organizing an open discussion between area football coaches and officials.  The meeting will be moderated by Mark Uyl of the MHSAA.  The date will be Tuesday August 6 at 7PM at Grandville High School / Cafeteria
Parking: Use South Parking Lot W/Band Tower
Enter: Auditorium Entrance to Cafeteria

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WMOA Board Nominations

The WMOA Nominations Committee is looking for candidates interested in running for Board positions for the next year.

The board positions that are up for election are:
Football Program Chair (1 year term)
Basketball Program Chair (1 year term)
Football Registrar (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)
Vice President (4 year term progressing from VP, to President to Councilor)

Position descriptions can be found in ...

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