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Pay Dues for 2019-20 Now

FBOA members can pay their dues online using this link. Paying online is very easy and can be done with a PayPal account or any major debit/credit card. The transaction is secure and only takes minutes. Not sure if your dues are current for 2019-20? Click here to check your dues status now.

Navigating Our Site

Our website is designed to be as feature-rich and user-friendly as possible. Much of the content is being pulled from our online database. If you have any issues as you navigate, or have any suggestions for ways the site can be more beneficial to you, please pass them on to our webmaster using this link. Below are some of the site's features:

  • Pictures in the upper right-hand corner of each page are all of FBOA members in action. These pictures randomly change each time you visit a new page or refresh the page you're on. Have a picture you'd like included? Send it to us and we'll get it up!
  • Upcoming meetings list along the right-hand side of the page is now dynamic, and will show any meetings coming up in the next 30 days. Since this is pulled directly from the database, it will always be accurate.
  • Can't find what you're looking for? Check out the Site Map link to see a complete listing of all pages in the site.
  • Our Photo Gallery page now has thumbnails that can be clicked to show you a larger version of each photo. Again, we are relying on our members to keep those action shots coming!
  • Member directory pages now have picture icons for sports worked instead of the old "true" and "false" method used before. This should be a much cleaner way to quickly see which official works each sport. (A special thanks to Kelly White, web designer for the Kalamazoo Officials Association, for this idea and how to implement it!)
  • You can now pay your dues or donate to our new scholarship fund directly from our website using PayPal. Check out this new feature on the Pay Dues page and the Student Scholarship page.
  • We also provide content about the following:
    • Becoming a member.
    • Meeting information and requirements.
    • How to get assignments.

Note: Please make sure to use the Info Update form to keep our member database accurate. All member information seen on the site comes from this database. If you don't get us the changes, they won't be accurate on the site. Remember that this is completely separate from changing your information in the ArbiterSports system.

About the FBOA

The Fruit Belt Officials Association is an organization serving high school athletic officials in southwest Michigan. Our members referee and umpire the following sports: football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, baseball and softball. The mission of our group is as follows:

  • To provide training.
  • To provide a forum for regular rules and mechanics study.
  • To promote the positive image of officials in our community.
  • To promote members' growth by engaging speakers of interest.
  • To further our avocation by recruiting, training and integrating new officials.

Our web site is designed to enhance this mission by providing quick access to updated information about the FBOA, its members, area schools and officiating links of interest, as well as to provide a live forum through the bulletin board system. It is intended for FBOA members, school personnel and anyone in the community interested in area sports and the way they are officiated. Enjoy your visit!

Current Officers

President Michael Getty MGGetty@gmail.com
Vice President Stephen Petlick diane_forrest@sbcglobal.net
Secretary Daniel Barz dbarz.oafc@sbcglobal.net
Recruitment Director Ken Schmaltz kschmaltz@bridgmanschools.com
Trustee Rich Albers woodtick040@att.net
Trustee Bruce Arter bparter@yahoo.com
Trustee Tom Rivette tkriv@hotmail.com
Trustee Max Warriner warrinerm@michigan.gov

Current Trainers & Coordinators

Sport Name Role Email Address
Baseball Dale Yoder Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator daleyoder@gmail.com
  Steve Petlick Trainer diane_forrest@sbcglobal.net
Basketball Freddy Krieger Trainer kproplumb@hotmail.com
  Mike Getty New Prospect Coordinator mggetty@gmail.com
Football Steve Petlick Trainer  diane_forrest@sbcglobal.net
  Max Warriner New Prospect Coordinator warrinerm10@gmail.com
Softball Bret Damaske Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator bdamaske12@gmail.com
Volleyball Dan Barz Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator dbarz.oafc@sbcglobal.net
Wrestling Brian Kuemin Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator  brian@griffinpest.com



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