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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.

President's Message - December 2016

Fellow NJFOA-North Officials:

I'd like to once again thank all of you for allowing my to serve as your President this past year. I feel very honored and humble to have had this great opportunity.

I want to again thank my fellow Executive Board members for being extremely patient throughout the past year and for all of their collective support with positioning the association on firmer ground as we enter into 2017, which was
not an easy task!

I want to wish each and everyone of you and your families a very healthy and Happy New Year... and as a final reminder, 
the 2017 season is only a few short months away... bring it on!!!

Regards in football,

Rich DeLorenzo

Game Fees for 2017 Season

To The Membership,
I feel the same frustration as the members do, but here is what we have done so far and are going to do moving forward. I have already reached out and spoke with Joe Piro from  the AD Committee and we will be meeting the early part of the new year. Schedules were such around the holidays that made it difficult to meet any sooner. He is open to discussion about our concerns.
This is going to take several meetings to get a resolution. My goal would be to have something  concrete by late spring. I know everyone is frustrated and we relayed this to both State NJFOA council as well as the NJSIAA at last week's meeting.
I only ask for a little patience now since we have an open dialogue finally and let us work to get something that our members will be happy with.
Best Regards,
Jim Conte

2017 Fees

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.