General Meeting – November 30th

The first General meeting of the 2015-2016 season will be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7 pm at Overland HS in the cafeteria.  If you did not attend this year’s Master Clinic or the IAABO Fall Conference, you are required to attend this meeting to fulfill your annual rules meeting requirement.  This meeting will count as a December meeting requirement.

Denver Metro Region Master Clinic 2015

The 2015 Denver Metro Region Master Clinic will be held on SATURDAY, November 7, 2015 from 9 am to 12 noon at Front Range Community College in Westminster – 3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031.  It will be held in the Rocky Mountain Room which is located in the main building right by the cafeteria.                                                             Here is a campus map >>>> FRCC Westminster Campus Map

The morning will begin at 8 am for those who would like to sign up for available lower level (sub-varsity) basketball games.  Also, Honig’s will be there for those of you who need uniforms and equipment.  Mile High Athletic Apparel will also be there for those of you who might like to purchase some Denver Area 8 gear.

The meeting will begin promptly at 9 am.  Our special guest speaker will be Ryan McDaniel, an NCAA Division I official from Texas.  Ryan also has experience as a local high school assignor/supervisor in Texas.  He is passionate about officiating and is looking forward to speaking to our group.  Many of you may have met Ryan this summer at various camps.

After the meeting from 12 noon to 1 pm, you will have the opportunity to sign up for more lower level games and visit the vendor tables.

**REMEMBER**  The Master clinic has it’s own attendance requirement.  You MUST attend a master clinic every other year.  The Master clinic DOES NOT count toward attendance for ANY of the other required meetings during the season.  **If you do not attend this year’s Master clinic because you attended last year, you MUST attend the first general meeting of the season to fulfill the annual rules meeting requirement.** (This will not give you Master Clinic attendance credit).

If you have questions, please contact the Area Directors.  See you all at the 2015 Master Clinic!

2015 IAABO Fall Conference to be held in Denver

The 2015 IAABO Fall Conference is set to be held right here in Denver, September 17-20, 2015!  The meeting is scheduled to be held at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast, 3155 South Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014.

All certified IAABO members of Colorado Board #4 ARE ENCOURAGED to attend the conference.  YOU WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR MASTER CLINIC ATTENDANCE  FOR 2015 IF YOU ATTEND ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH.  You may attend any of the other events on any of the other days, however, you will ONLY receive Master Clinic attendance credit for attending on Saturday, September 19th.  There is NO COST to attend the Conference, however, if you plan to attend please let Mr. Jim Dorsey, or Bob Lantzy,, know that you will be attending so they can have an idea of numbers.  You will be required to register your attendance, especially on Saturday, the 19th, in order to receive Master Clinic attendance credit.



Below are examples of some of the other events that are scheduled:

Hospitality Room

Topping off your day and evening of enjoyment will be the traditional “IAABO Roger J. Sheridan Hospitality Room”, named after the famed IAABO Past President (1965-66) from the State of Vermont. The hospitality room will be the place for everyone to renew old friendships and to make many new ones.

The Roger J. Sheridan Hospitality Room will be open to IAABO members and their guest as follows:

Wednesday, September 16th; 5 – 11 p.m.
Thursday, September 17th, 7 – 8:30 a.m. and 5 – 11 p.m.
Friday, September 18th; 7 – 8 a.m. and 5 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 19th; 7 – 8 a.m. and 5 – 11 p.m.

A continental breakfast will be provided in the Hospitality Suite Thursday through Saturday mornings. The Hospitality Suite will not be open during the meeting sessions.

Spouse/Guest Breakfast

On Saturday morning, September 19th, will be the annual IAABO Spouse and Guest Breakfast for your significant other. The breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. and there is no charge for one guest who pre-registers prior to Friday, September 4, 2015.  Other guests may register at a cost of $25.00 per person. Click here for a registration form.

Golf Tournament

The 2015 IAABO Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, September 17th. The Lone Tree Golf Club ( featuring an 18 hole, Arnold designed, par-72 regional championship course.  With five sets of tees, the course suits players of all abilities.  Shotgun start is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration taking place from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.  The cost for this event is $125.00. Click here for a registration form.

Friday September 17th – An Evening with the Rockies. Come and hang out with your IAABO friends from boards all across the United States. Tickets are limited to the first 40 individuals who register and pay for the game. The Rockies are playing the San Diego Padres. Game time is 6:40 p.m. The cost for a ticket is $25.00 and the seats are located in section 142. Click here for a registration form.

Saturday September 18th – Comedian – Sam Adams – Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. These words are used often to describe Sam Adams, who gained national attention by winning at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival.

Sam’s energetic, comically-insightful act is 100 percent profanity-free and filled with observations about every-day encounters. He is a headline performer at comedy clubs and corporate events across the country. Sam also has shared stages with national-touring comedians and music recording artists — an eclectic, genre-jumping list of nationally-known performers ranging from comedians Frank Caliendo, Joe Piscopo, Kevin Nealon, David Alan Grier and Keenen Ivory Wayans to music’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Heart and seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau. The Denver Business Journal once gave Sam a favorable review for “bringing down the house with a string of well-delivered lines that were notable for their lack of profanity, scatological or sexual references.”


IAABO Insurance Program

IAABO offers a voluntary (not mandatory) insurance program for all officials who are members of IAABO.  In order to participate in the insurance program, you must have paid your dues for the current year and be registered with IAABO.  The insurance program covers medical costs AFTER your own insurance in the case of injury.  It also covers game fee reimbursement (the insurance that we receive from NFHS does not cover lost game fees), as well as General Liability.

The insurance period is from May to May.  The cost for the year of coverage is only $7.50 per individual.  Please consider this insurance as it is a great value!  For more info on this insurance, please click here >>> IAABO Insurance Program 2015-16

If you would like to sign up for this insurance, please send your check made out to “Denver Area 8” with “IAABO Insurance” in the memo line for the complete total of $7.50.  You can send it to the Area 8 P.O. Box:  Area 8 Officials, P.O. Box 3395, Centennial, CO  80161-3395.

**If you have any questions regarding the IAABO Insurance program, please contact Dr. Ron Brown, IAABO Liaison –