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From left to right Willie Robinson, Mark Mills, Ariel Rodriguez, Noel Rego and Joe Underwood
KICKOFF PICNIC IS AUGUST 12, 2018!
 
That's right it is time for our official 2018 Kickoff Picnic at the Lakeside Pavilion at Tropical Park, the same location as last season.  This year's picnic will again be catered by our beloved Dan Smith after the delicious menu served up last year.  We will not be having the crew draft at the picnic which will be held at coral Park.  Make plans to attend and kick off the 2018 Season.

GET FIT TO OFFICIATE!

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We have a 5K in Miami-Dade, the Go Run Labor Day 5K on September 1, 2018 at Tamiami Park. This is part of the GMACFOA's community service initiative and will once again raise money for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center and their UConcussion Treatment and Management Program not to mention that this fund raising pays a dividend to the participant of getting "Fit to Officiate!" Last year's run raised $3,500 and our goal this year is to surpass that number.  Officials may remember that Dr. Hotz presented at the Coach-Referee Meeting and the Miami Dolphins have also lent their support providing concussion testing and treatment Miami-Dade High School Athletes are evaluated through the U Concussion Treatment and Management Program thanks to a grant from the team; what a great way to benefit our local community and the students were service. Runnin Refs originated as a community service project looking to do something to help our community and actually served to inspire more than one of our members to do something for themselves that has helped improve the quality of officiating overall. 

Can't join us on the run or just want to help support the Runnin Refs in their community service initiative donate here.

Runnin' Refs Fundraising Forms

Mission of Runin' Refs

Fundraising Worksheet

Runnin' Refs Receipts

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2011 Original Edition of the Runnin Refs

Registration will soon open. 
 
Good news there will again be no change in GMACFOA Registration Fees this season.
 
FHSAA registration, testing and materials now all online using Arbiter Sports. 

GMAC Fillable Registration Form available here.  CHECK YOUR VENDOR BADGE FOR EXPIRATION.  Sorry no online payments.

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GMACFOA
 
$35.00
cash, check or online

FHSAA
 
$46.00
if first (only) sport

GMAC
 
$40.00
check or cash only

Assignments will be withheld until all dues are paid.

Registration with FHSAA can only be completed online at

Please print and complete before picking up materials.

2018 GMAC Registration

IRS Form W-9

GMAC Office Location

The GMAC Office has moved 9040 SW 79th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33156 were the old South Region Office was located before it moved to Doral.  Phone number 305-275-3722.

Having the GMAC Office located in Kendall means visiting or dealing with the GMAC Office only is a little easier in the sense of parking. However, for that once every five years event it means coming to the GMAC Office first before heading downtown to have your fingerprints and picture taken.  A small inconvenience thankfully since it is not an every year occurrence.

WHO WEARS SHORT SHORTS?
WE WEAR SHORT SHORTS!
 
GMACFOA Members voted to expand the use of shorts to include varsity contests that kickoff before 6pm.  While shorts we previously authorized for afternoon JV contest all varsity games previously required black officiating pants.  The new policy makes it the referee's option for the crew so members should make contact with their referee before any afternoon game. 
 
PLEASE NOTE that FHSAA now provides the use of black socks when shorts are used and approved by the local association.

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Make plans to attend GMAC Rules Clinics

The Herb Latal Memorial beginners' Rules Clinic will open Tuesday, July 10, 2018 and will run Tuesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, July 31, 2018.  The Intermediate Clinic will have four sessions July 31, 2018  and August 6 and 7, 2018 at Miami High.  The FHSAA has mandated that every association have a meeting with coaches of teams it services, yes we have been doing it for years, we thought it would be a nice touch if all members attended as well.  The Coach Referee Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
 

Miss a meeting? Don't cry...

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Pay your fine online!

"Represent" the GMACFOA both on and off field!

Pre-Order Your NEW Association Polo!
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$27.00 - $31.00
The GMACFOA showed off the design for the NEW association polo shirt. Pre-orders are now being taken for this moisture management fabric in grey with grey shoulder panels. The association logo will be embroidered in black.
 
Size: M-XXXL
(Note Additional Chargre for XXL and XXXL)
 

$27
S

$27
M

$27
L

$27
XL
$29 
XXL
$31
XXXL

KNOW YOUR ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS
 
As with any organization or group we have promulgated a set of rules to govern the business of our association. It is important that every member of our association take the time to familiarize themselves with the by-laws.  Members should also take the time to read the FHSAA Officials Guidebook that sets forth requirements for both officials and their local associations.

Click here to download By-Laws

Community Service "Refs Can Help!"

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REAL ESTATE TAX APPEALS
 
Tax Bills! Nobody likes them and I'm here to help
 
Proposed Real Estate Tax Notices we be mailed to all property owners mid-August and if you think your assessment is too high I can help.  The deadline to appeal is around September 20, 2016 so you have to act fast.  My fee is based on results just ask fellow GMACFOA/SFFOA Member Carlos Calveiro.  "Barry filed the appeal, attended the hearing for me and got my tax bill reduced, the most satisfying part was when it was over the County owed me money!"

We are also a full service law firm and can help you with any legal issue you have.
 
Contact GMACFOA and SFFOA Member
Barry L. Simons, Esq.
(305) 670-7020

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Click to visit my website.

Get involved to evolve!