Metro Board 117
Official Website of IAABO Metro Board 117.
(updated 09/12/14)

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Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 Basketball Season

September 12, 2014

Board 117 Members:

On behalf of President Richard Dichard and the entire IAABO Metro District Board 117 Executive Committee, you are invited to attend the Board 32 opening event of the 2014 - 2015 basketball season on September 28th, and/or the mandatory interpretation meeting, on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Pinkerton Academy in the Shepard Auditorium.

Board 32 State Meeting

Board 32 has organized a meeting for all NH basketball officials. The meeting is Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook.  The meeting will run from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM with various training classes.  Registration will begin at 7:30. This meeting will count towards your annual interpretation and one hoop talk meeting for the year.  Please check the arbiter for further details.

Alternate Rules Interpretation Dates

I will send out reminder emails for any Board 117 Meeting.  If you plan on attending another boards interpretation and/or hoop talk meeting you need to make sure you sign in with that board secretary-treasurer so that I will be notified of your attendance. You should also contact that boards secretary-treasurer prior to the meeting to make sure the date, time or location has not changed.

Hooptalk Sessions

Please mark the following dates on your calendar. To remain a member in good standing, active and dual members must attend at least two (the interpretation meeting does not count as a hoop talk meeting) of the following sessions:

Wednesday 11/12/14 @ 7pm-Pinkerton Academy Shepard Auditorium

Monday 12/01/14 @ 7pm-Pinkerton Academy Shepard Auditorium

Sunday 02/8/15 @ 9am-Pinkerton Academy Manning Lecture Hall

Please note we have eliminated two meeting dates but added the state meeting. Mark your calendar accordingly.  Tentative agendas have been set for all of these sessions, but the Executive Committee is always interested in hearing your ideas for what topics would be of most interest to the membership.  If you have suggestions, please contact any Executive Committee member.  Additionally, this seasons annual Business Meeting will be held on Monday March 16, 2015 at the Chateau Restaurant in Manchester.

Executive Committee At Large Members

Dave Simpson (2016)

James Smith (2016)

Gary Wong (2015)

Ken Hamel (2015)

Web Site

The Board web sites are up and available.  Please use the web site to obtain information as it is always available to you. WWW.IAABO117.ORG

Rule Books

Board 117 has adopted a policy for obtaining your rule book if you cannot attend our interpretation or have someone pick it up for you. You will be able to get your rule book by calling Scott Plumer and making other arrangements.  Rule Books and other items will not be mailed out.  Rule books will be available at the fall conference interpretation meeting.

Test Now On Line

The Board 32 refresher rules test will be available online in early October.  This will be the first year it will be also completed and submitted online.  More information will come regarding this at the interpretation meeting.

NHIAA Registration

Please log into your arbiter account and register with the NHIAA now.  If you fail to register with them you become ineligible to work any NHIAA games. Please do not wait to complete this task. Go to and click on NHIAA. In the lower right corner, click on "click here to register".  If you have any problems registering please contact Dennis Ordway immediately. You must be a member of good standing and be registered with the NHIAA to be assigned any NHIAA games.


Dues for the 2015-2016 membership year (you always pay a year in advance) are due by February 1, 2015 to avoid the $15 late fee.  All of the fees remain the same for next year. Active officials $70, Active not officiating $57, Retired $35 and Dual In-State $30.  All checks should be made payable to IAABO Metro Board 117 and mailed to me at the above address.

John Burke Award

All members are asked to submit a name for the John Burke Award. We give two, one each for senior boys and girls. If you see someone in your games this year who demonstrates good leadership and sportsmanship please send their name and uniform number as well as school affiliation to Steve Rossetti prior to the end of the season.  The schools know that we present these awards and hopefully it will promote good sportsmanship and relationships with the teams.  There were only four nominations last season.  Please take the time to nominate a worthy athlete.

Apprentice Class

Board 117 is seeking interested basketball officials for its entry level apprentice program. If you know anyone who may be interested please have them contact me or Dennis Murphy at 432-5533 or by e-mail Classes begin on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM Alvirne High School Hudson, NH.  Classes will run on consecutive Mondays culminating in a written test in November and floor test in February.  The cost of the school is $125.00 which includes rule book and computer software.

Golf Tournament

The 19th Annual Just Wackem golf tournament is Sunday October 5th at Candia Woods Golf Course in Candia NH. There is a 10am registration and an 11am shotgun start played in a scramble format. You can reserve a foursome or play as a single and be assigned to a team. Please have your registration form and a $75.00 check made out to IAABO Board 117 and mailed to Bruce Taggart by September 15th.

Special Olympics NH

The 2014 New Hampshire Special Olympics tournament was held on Saturday, April 5th in the Derry/Londonderry, NH area. IAABO Board 32 and particularly 117 thanks all of the volunteers who donated their time to help this very worthy cause. For more info, go to the Special Olympics officials site.

Spring 2014 Banquet

The 2014 Board 117 Annual March Meeting was held at the Chateau Restaurant and Banquet facility on March 17. Annual elections were be held.

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