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Upcoming Meetings

Basketball

Sunday, December 6, 2020, Zoom Meeting - Contact Dave Waaso, 6:30 PM.

Wrestling

Monday, December 7, 2020, Brewsters - Paw Paw, 6:30 PM.

Baseball

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Location TBA, 6:30 PM.

Basketball

Sunday, December 20, 2020, 4631 E Napier Road, Benton Harbor, 6:30 PM.

FBOA Dues Information

Membership dues for the Fruit Belt Officials Association are due once annually. Fees vary by date paid and whether or not the member is new or returning. Currently, renewing member fees are $25.00 if paid before the due date, and $30.00 if paid after the due date. Dues for new members are $25.00, regardless of when they are paid. See the breakdown below for details:

Check your dues status now.

Member Type FBOA Dues
New Member (before due date) $25.00
New Member (after due date) $25.00
Returning Member (before due date) $25.00
Returning Member (after due date) $30.00

Fruit Belt Members Please Remember: You will no longer pay a separate fee to the Athletic Assignors Association. Your good standing status in the FBOA (paid membership) covers this expense.

Pay Your 2020-21 Dues Now

You can now also contribute to our student scholarship fund with your dues payment

To pay your dues for the 2020-21 school year, choose your desired option from the drop-down list below. In an effort to make it easier to donate to our Student Scholarship Fund, we have added the option to make a quick donation of either $10, $20 or $25 in addition to your membership payment. If you would like to donate a different amount, you can do so from our Student Scholarship page. Type the member's name in the Member Name box -- this insures we know who the payment is for regardless of the credit card used. Click the "Pay Dues Now" button. This will take you to PayPal's site, where you can quickly complete the process. If you don't have a PayPal account, and want to use a credit card, choose the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link.

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Membership dues cover the cost of many different expenses, ranging from educational opportunities to sportsmanship awards to administrative costs. Some specific examples are:

  • ArbiterSports Technology Fees for the Athletic Assignors Association.
  • Student-athlete sportsmanship awards.
  • School sportsmanship awards.
  • Speakers retained to address members at meetings.
  • Costs for members to attend trainer sessions.
  • Website hosting.
  • Association uniform patches.
  • Educational materials.
  • Educational equipment.
  • Student scholarship fund.

These are only some of the items covered by member dues. The annual amount has not changed in many years, and is a small price to pay for the opportunity to learn with, grow, and mentor others in the best officiating techniques.

In addition to helping to provide the necessary tools for our organization to function, members who are current on dues have satisfied one of the criteria for being considered a "Member in Good Standing" of the Fruit Belt Officials Association. (Regular attendance is the other main criteria.) This is extremely important as regards state tournament selection by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The MHSAA is increasingly looking to local associations for tournament recommendations. A member cannot be recommended by the FBOA if he/she is not a "Member in Good Standing," and a member cannot be a "Member in Good Standing" if his/her dues are not current.

We have now made it easier to get current on your dues. Using the button above, you can pay renew your Fruit Belt Officials Association membership in only a few minutes. The transaction is handled through PayPal, a completely secure, recognized leader in online payments. Best of all, you do not need a PayPal account to use this feature, and it costs you absolutely nothing extra! You can pay using any major credit card or via PayPal if you prefer. An email receipt will be delivered to your inbox upon completion of the process. At no time during this process do we see your credit card information...it is all handled through PayPal and is completely secure.