Welcome to the web home of the North Jersey Chapter of the New Jersey Football Officials Association

Mission Statement:

The North Jersey Chapter, established in 1938, has a stated purpose to:

  • Promote the welfare of the American game of football, its players and officials.
  • Improve the standard of officiating.
  • Train and properly qualify capable and competent officials.
  • Encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • Cooperate with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and its member schools.

Our 400+ members are dedicated to the game of football. We participte in year-round training, utilizing the latest in technology, to continually improve our skills.

REMINDER -- Mandatory Meeting - November 16th

As a reminder, our last and final meeting of the 2016 season will take place this week at 7 PM on Wednesday, November 16th at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, NJ. Attendance of this meeting is MANDATORY.
As part of the meeting, the association at-large will be voting on two Executive Board positions. Below are the positions being voted on, and the members who are seeking election for said posts:
Executive Secretary (vote for one)
    Jim Conte
    Frank Migliaccio
Recording Secretary (vote for one)
    Anthony Matarazzo
    Steve Peloso
To ensure the smoothest possible process, voting procedures will be as follows:
  • Upon entering the building and doing attendance sign-in, you will be handed a ballot for casting your vote.
  • Each rostered member will be handed only ONE ballot.
  • Before entering the auditorium, each member will hand their ballot to an Executive Board member that will be collecting them.
  • All votes must cast by no later than 7:15 PM.
  • Voting results for each position will be counted during the meeting, and the winners of each position will be announced to the membership prior to the end of the meeting.
Lastly - as a final reminder, Bob Csigi will also be accepting outstanding dues payments for the 2017 season at this meeting as well. After that, all dues that are not delivered personally or are not postdated by November 16th will incur late fees.
Active member dues are $130, while inactive member dues are $35. Please note that the year-end banquet in 2017 is NOT included as part of this membership dues payment for next year.
If paying dues, please fill out this form and include it with your dues check when mailing it in, or bring it with you to the meeting (pre-filled, please!) along with your dues payment.

President's Message - November 2016

Fellow NJFOA-North Officials:
There are a few important dates in November to mark on your calendars:
  • If you have not yet paid your 2017 membership dues, you still have a few days left before incurring a late fee.  All membership dues are to be remitted by no later than November 16th. While Bob Csigi will be accepting payments at the last meeting at PCTI, it is advisable that you take the time to pay now and avoid the late fee altogether.

    Please make sure to print and fill out the attached form when remitting your dues, as to avoid any confusion about whether or not you have paid down the road.
  • November 16th is also our mandatory business meeting, held at PCTI starting at 7 PM. It is imperative that all members show to this meeting, as voting on several Executive Board positions will take place.

    The positions being voted on are as follows:

    Executive Secretary (incumbent - Frank Migliaccio)
    Recording Secretary (retiring incumbent - Ira Yorn)

    These are key positions to our organizations, so please make every effort to be at the meeting to cast your vote.
  • The NJFOA-North End of Season Annual Banquet will be held at the Brownstone in West Paterson on Tuesday, December 13th. As a reminder to all, the fee for the Banquet is part of your 2016 dues - so please make every effort to be a part of the year end celebration.

    Ed Perretti will be taking table reservations at the PCTI meeting on November 16th as well.
  • Lastly - the 2016 football season is quickly coming to an end. I have had several complaints from members who have NOT received their game fees for both Varsity and sub-varsity games that they have worked. If you have not received your game fee, please contact the respective school athletic director with the date you worked the game(s) in question.

    If there appear to be certain schools that are delinquent in paying, please bring it to the attention of the Executive Board, and we will work with both the school and the assigner(s) to resolve the disagreement. 
As the season fades into the sunset, have a great remainder of the year and good luck for the crew's selected to work the playoffs. Do the NJFOA-North association proud while working any and all post-season assignments.
Regards in football,
Rich DeLorenzo

2017 Dues Notice - Updated!

As a reminder - membership dues for the 2017 season (active member - $130.00, inactive member - $35, retired-on-list - $18) are to be paid in full by no later than November 16th. Failure to pay dues by this date will result in the following late charge penalties:

Active Members
Paid between November 17 and December 1 - $130 + $50 Late Fee ($180)
Paid between December 2 and December 31 - $130 + $75 Late Fee ($205)
Inactive Members
Paid between November 17 and December 1 - $35 + $50 Late Fee ($85)
Paid between December 2 and December 31 - $35 + $75 Late Fee ($110)
Retired - On-List
Paid between November 17 and December 1 - $18 + $50 Late Fee ($68)
Paid between December 2 and December 31 - $18 + $75 Late Fee ($93)


Click the PDF link below to download the application to submit along with your check.

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