Monday Morning News – September 13, 2021
September 13 – Hardship Review
September 15 – Membership Contracts & Fees Due
September 24 – NMAA Hall of Fame Nominations Due
September 25-27 – NMAA/NMADA Fall Conference
October 1 – Baseball & Softball Officials Registration Due
October 4-8 – Fall Sports Coaches Appreciation Week
October 8 – NMAA Office Closed
IN THE NEWS:
2021 NMAA/NMADA FALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
The 2021 NMAA & NMADA Fall Leadership Conference will take place September 25-27 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque. The conference will feature the NMAA/NMOA Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday the 25th, several NIAAA Leadership Training Courses on Sunday the 26th along with the NMAA Foundation Golf Tournament, a general session for mid school athletic directors and additional networking opportunities during the NMADA Social. Monday the 27th will then feature numerous professional development opportunities along with the NMAA’s Annual Report & Meeting of Schools – these sessions are mandatory as each school must be represented by their athletic director or designee. If you have questions pertaining to the 2021 Fall Conference, please contact NMAA Assistant Director Tammy Richards at (505) 923-3278 or email@example.com.
CURRENT NMAA REFERENDA
The NMAA Board of Directors is asking member schools to vote on several referendum items approved at the September 8th Board meeting. The referenda items are available at the link below. Please take the time to carefully review these items and to complete, sign, and return the referendas by 4:00 pm, Friday, September 24, 2021.
REMINDER TO CHECK THE ARBITER
Athletic Directors please make sure you double, and triple check the Arbiter and make sure that all your games are in there correctly. That includes the game times. We owe it to the kids to make sure we have done the administrative side correctly, so that when they put on their uniform officials are there so teams can play.
MEMBERSHIP DUES, FEES AND CONTRACTS
Membership dues/fees and contracts have been mailed to all schools. Please be sure to submit these to the NMAA by September 15, 2021. If you have not received either of these, or have any questions regarding membership contracts, please contact Alissa Wesbrook at 505-923-3266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding membership dues and fees please contact Shari Kessler-Schwaner at 505-923-3279 or email@example.com.
MEMBER SCHOOL’S “OFFICIAL VOTER” DESIGNATION
NMAA Bylaw 3.12.1 states “The administrative head of each member school, with local Board of Education approval, appoints the “Official Voter” for the school. The “Official Voter” is the school’s voting representative for all matters pertaining to the business of the NMAA when the referendum is required.” NMAA Bylaw 3.9.2 requires that the “Official Voter”, and other staff information, is posted on MaxPreps on or before September 16. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director, Tyler Dunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMAA HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
We are currently seeking nominations for the NMAA Hall of Fame. The nomination form for the NMAA Hall of Fame can be found by clicking here. Nominations are due by September 24th, 2021. If you have any questions about either of these awards, please contact Chris Kedge at email@example.com
COMPETE WITH CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Foundation, will be awarding a maximum of eight (8) $1,000 Compete with Class scholarships during the 2019-2020 school year. Awards will be given to students that best exemplify the three pillars of the Compete with Class sportsmanship initiative – Respect, Integrity, and Responsibility. Recipients will be selected by the NMAA Foundation Board of Directors based on recommendations from the NMAA and its member schools.