Bill McCaffrey

We have this note from Steve Webster.  Steve spoke for Bill when Bill was inducted into the CT Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2014.

I’m sorry to report the passing of Bill McCaffrey, who served NERVA and USAV in a host of capacities – officials chair, commissioner, rating team, and referee – for many decades. I know that many of you never knew Bill or saw him only at the tail end of his career, but he was a fine referee and a gentleman’s gentleman. He had tremendous love and respect for the game and could always be counted upon to set the bar for decorum and professionalism.

Bill had, sadly, been suffering from ALS for many years. I last saw Bill in 2014 when he was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame (his bio is at

Bill’s obituary can be found at:

The region and the referee cadre are better off for Bill’s contributions. I, for one, miss his advice, counsel, and support.


2019 EOS Meeting

Just a reminder that our end of the season meeting/dinner banquet will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 5:45pm to 7:45pm at the Manor Inn 1636 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, CT.  (click for directions)
If you will not be in attendance, and have not yet let Val Light know, please do so by November 18.  Please remember this is a mandatory meeting, and attendance is required.
Two changes to the Constitution have been submitted and will be voted on:
Jimmy Wildman

Catch a playoff game!

Fellow Officials,
It’s the last week of the 2019 season. Take the time to go watch semis and finals this week. Especially 1st-5th year officials. Great opportunity to sit with other officials and discuss things during the match to build your knowledge. Click on the link for tournament details:
Your CIAC gets you into games at no cost. Those close in our area:
Semis, Wednesday 11/20
Class L @ SMSA, 6pm, Avon vs Rham,
Class LL @ Cheshire, 6pm, Trumbull vs Glastonbury
FINALS – ALL DAY SATURDAY Nov. 23rd @ East Haven H.S.

Ref Magazine Offer

We have received this information about special pricing for Referee Magazine.  Please consider subscribing for this great opportunity.

On behalf of NASO we would like you to be aware of special offer on a Referee magazine subscription, the special offer is good through 12/31/19.

Referee Magazine Special Offer

2019 New Member App Available

The new member application for the 2019 season is now accessible by clicking the links below.

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