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Upcoming Meetings


Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2153 Arrowhead Trail, St. Joseph, 6:30 PM.


Saturday, March 17, 2018, Coloma High School, 9:00 AM.


Monday, March 19, 2018, Lakeshore Middle School, 6:30 PM.

Fall Meeting Minutes Posted

Minutes for the FBOA Fall General Meeting are posted here.

Pay Dues for 2017-18 Now

Why not take a minute and pay your dues online right now? 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.

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 Bruce Arter
Vice President Dale Yoder
Secretary Michael Getty
Treasurer Bruce Molineaux
Trustee David Buck
Trustee Freddy Krieger
Trustee Stephen Petlick
Trustee Tom Rivette

Current Trainers & Coordinators

Sport Name Role Email Address
Baseball Dale Yoder Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator
Basketball Freddy Krieger Trainer
  Mike Getty New Prospect Coordinator
Football Steve Petlick Trainer
  Max Warriner New Prospect Coordinator
Softball Bret Damaske Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator
Volleyball Dan Barz Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator
Wrestling Brian Kuemin Trainer & New Prospect Coordinator