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Sad News Carmen Morris, Jack Morris’s Mother

Below is information on the death of Carmen Morris, the beloved mother of Jack Morris. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Carmen Clelia Morris, 92, of Port Huron, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
She was born August 7, 1927 in Port Huron to the late Frank and Rampilia Sari. She married William J. Morris on April 20, 1946 in Port Huron. He died on February 11, 1993.
Carmen was employed with the Grand Trunk Western Railroad for 42 years. She was a long-time member of Griswold Street Baptist Church. Carmen enjoyed golfing, listening to music, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by two sons, William J. (Irina) Morris II and Ronald M. (Frances) Morris; one daughter, Dorian “Dori” Leigh Morris; 6 grandchildren, Anthony (Hillary) Morris, Rachel (Jeremy) VanHorn, Nathan (Amanda) Morris, Dominique (Andrew) Stone, Austin Morris, and Calli Morris; 7 great grandchildren, Bella and Tyler Morris, Quinn, Tobias, and Simon VanHorn, and Carmen and Christian Stone; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Merle, Gilbert, Frank, Victor, and Ivan Sari; and three sisters, Norena Barber, Margaret Maxim, and Mamie Whittaker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at Griswold Street Baptist Church. To send condolences, visit www.pollockrandall.com
Thank you

FREE Local Preseason Basketball Scrimmages/Clinics

Below are three excellent opportunities to get ready for the upcoming basketball season.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sign In: 7:30a.m – 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Northville High School 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168
Registration: Contact Wallace Whitfield whitfield4204@comcast.net or (248)981-7887
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Detroit Country Day 22305 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Registration: Contact Bob Czech robertczech@comcast.net
Our first basketball tip off meeting is scheduled for:
MONDAY November 11 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
(We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.)
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.

Football Meeting Next Tuesday

Our next football meeting is scheduled a week from today:
TUESDAY October 8 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
(We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.)
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Court Connections Event

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Court Connections

Referee and Coaches Mix & Mingle Day Party
Free food while it lasts!

Sunday October 13
5pm – 9pm

Horatio Williams Foundation
1010 Antietam Ave Detroit MI 48207

A collaboration to bridge the gap between coaches and officials. Let’s get together and celebrate what we do for the kids and the love of the game!

Coach Rob Murphy book signing

Please share and invite others!

NEW Basketball Referee Course

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NEW Basketball Referee Course

Get certified and earn some extra cash!
Click here to register:
Being an official is a highly rewarding way to stay active with sports and earn money doing something you love. Starting this fall, we are offering a six week MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) Basketball Officiating Course!
The course will cover rules, mechanics, positioning, and game management through a combination of classroom time and hands-on demonstration. At the end of the course you will be a registered high school Basketball official! All supplies will be provided. Class begins September 24th and ends October 29th.
The Costick Center is located at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
For more information call
(248) 473-1800

Important REMINDERS!

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  1. CREW CHIEFS! – Review the MHSAA website ASAP to make sure members of your crew are part of an approved association. This was just updated last night. We have over 75 people who were registered with us last year for football, but are not currently registered with us. We want to make sure no is missed! Email us at metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com if you believe they should be a member of the MDAO and they’re aren’t listed as a MIGS.
  2. The 2019-20 football exam for post-season consideration is due by the end of the day Thursday September 12. It is available for viewing as a pdf at: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/documents/officials/fb%20exam.pdf but it must be completed online at your MyMHSAA > Official Services > Exams. Don’t wait till the last minute. This date for the exam is non-negotiable with the MHSAA!
  3. If you have not yet completed the 2019-20 football RULES meeting, it is also due by the end of the day Thursday September 12. Don’t wait till the last minute. This date for the meeting is also non-negotiable with the MHSAA!
  4. If you are a crew chief looking to get connected with new officials or are a new official looking to get connected with a crew, please contact the MDAO Recruiting and Mentoring Coordinator Shane Bies at 248-766-4083 or shanebies@hotmail.com
  5. If you are a member of the MDAO and don’t have access to Hudl, email Bob Foss at bob@detroit2auto.com
  6. Ask coaches and the AD to share game video via one-way exchange to Mifootball Training
Our next football meeting is scheduled for:
TUESDAY October 8 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
(We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.)
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Important Due Dates!

  1. Crew schedules are due by September 1st. Crews with more than 5 should inform those who will not be on the 5-person post-season crew to send an individual form. Coordinate with your crew chief. The crew schedule form can is available at: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/Officials/fboffcrew.pdf
  2. CREW CHIEFS! – Review the MHSAA website ASAP to make sure members of your crew are part of an approved association. Email us at metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com if you believe they should be a member of the MDAO and they’re aren’t listed as a MIGS.
  3. An individual Varsity football schedule is due by September 1st. It is okay to send in an individual schedule even if your name is on a crew schedule. The fillable form can be accessed at: https://www.mhsaa.com/Officials/schedulesfortournamentconsideration
  4. The 2019-20 football exam for post-season consideration is due by the end of the day Thursday September 12. It is available for viewing as a pdf at: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/documents/officials/fb%20exam.pdf but it must be completed online at your MyMHSAA > Official Services > Exams. We will be going over this exam at our meeting on September 10th.
  5. If you have not yet completed the 2019-20 football RULES meeting, it is also due by the end of the day Thursday September 12.
  6. If you are a crew chief looking to get connected with new officials or are a new official looking to get connected with a crew, please contact the MDAO Recruiting and Mentoring Coordinator Shane Bies at 248-766-4083 or shanebies@hotmail.com
  7. If you are a member of the MDAO and don’t have access to Hudl, email Bob Foss at bob@detroit2auto.com
  8. Ask coaches and the AD to share game video via one-way exchange to Mifootball Training
Our next football meeting is scheduled for:
TUESDAY September 10 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
(We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.)
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.

Rosalyn Talerico, wife of Frank Talerico

Below is information on the death of the Rosalyn Talerico, the beloved wife of Frank Talerico. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Rosalyn Talerico, born March 1, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, passed away on August 22, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 70.
Rosalyn was the former owner of the Clairpointe Restaurant in the Village of Grosse Pointe.
Loving wife of Frank, dear mother of Frank (Sharon) and Kim Talerico and dear grandmother of Frankie and Vincent. Dear sister of Grace (the late Tom) Gardella. Dear sister-in-law of Cheryl (Leonard) Dunford, Steve (Pauline) Talerico, Mark (the late Kay) Talerico, Beverly (Chuck Reiter) Talerico, Connie (Rick) Mackey and Rich (Michelle)Talerico. Rosalyn was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and other family members.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
Visitation
Monday, August 26, 2019
2:00pm – 8:00pm (Rosary at 7:00pm)
Instate & Funeral Mass
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
9:30am – 10:00am
Thank you
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Sad News Sanders Brothers

Below is information on the deaths of the brothers of Abasi Sanders. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Abasi Sanders’s brothers Jerome “Buck” & Arthur “Sonny” Sanders, passed away recently. There will be two separate viewings and one shared funeral. Details are below.
Public Viewings
Jerome “Buck” Sanders
Friday, August 23, 2019
10:00am – 9:00pm
Cole Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel
Arthur “Sonny” Sanders
Friday, August 23, 2019
3:00pm – 8:00pm
Barksdale Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel
Combined Going Home Service
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Family Hour: 10:00am
Service: 11:00am
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Sad News

Below is some information for two recent deaths. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Kamaria Douglas oldest brother Marcel Douglas, passed away from a tragic motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 17,2019 at Christ Community Church (227 N. Capitol, Lansing, MI 48933) at 11:00 a.m.
View Obituary for Marcel Douglas:
Donations can be made via this link to the GoFundMe account set up for him:
Antone Day passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019
Public viewing will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Ellis Funeral Home at 11:00am
More information is available at: www.ellisfuneralhomeinc.com