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New Provincial Sports Organizations/Municipal Sport Councils/Clubs Associate Membership

Sports Officials Canada (SOC) now offers a bulk registration program for our iMembership Program with lots of bonus features.  We have also initiated a special Associate membership program directed towards Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) and Municipal Sport Councils (MSC).  This new PSO/MSC Associate membership will provide access to the activities of SOC including the annual Professional Development Conference at a reduced rate.  Currently SOC has three levels of membership:  National Sport Organization (Voting Member), Associate Membership (Non-Voting Member) and two categories of iMembership (Individual Membership) – Basic & Enhanced (includes the SOC "gap" insurance program).

Whether you choose to join as an Associate Member or not, PSOs, Sport Councils, clubs and leagues will now be able to bulk register their individual officials at a prorated discount based on the number you register:  
< 50               $10.00     per member
   50 - 75          $9.75     per member
   76 - 125        $9.50      per member    
   126 - 200      $9.25      per member
> 200              $9.00      per member

Classes of Memberhip/Partnership

Under the new NFP Act, there is one class of membership within SOC.  These are the Voting Members.  Other classes are now referred to as Partners.

  1. The Voting Members shall be the representative of each of those who apply for membership and are accepted by the board to represent:
    - an officials association of a national sport organization; or
    - an officials association of a professional sport organization.
  2. The Associate Partners shall be those individuals or representatives of organizations that are interested in promoting the objects and the work of the SOC and apply for membership and are accepted by the board.
  3. The Individual Partners (iPartners) shall be those individuals that are interested in promoting the objects and the work of the SOC

Membership/Partnership Fees

Member/Partner fees for the various classes shall be set by the Board of Directors, as determined from time to time.
Voting Members - $100.00
National Associate Partners - $50.00
PSO/MSC/Club Associate Partners - $40.00
Basic Individual Partners - $10.00
Enhanced Individual Partners (includes Insurance) $26.00

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Referees Engage is Friendly, Healthy Competition

United World Wrestling referees are asked to perform their tasks in gyms around the world. Largely unpaid, most referees have full-time jobs and take considerable time off of work in order to cover the world's most important wrestling tournaments. Many leave their families and daily routines behind, which for some can be a jarrring, and sometimes unhealthy, change of pace.
A few years ago referee Ibrahim Cicioglu of Turkey began promoting healthy competition among the referees, pitting continental sides (normally Asia and Europe) in football matches of the host cities where they were working. "It's easy for referees to eat late dinners and otherwise be inactive, so we wanted them to have a fun way to stay healthy on the road," says Cicioglu. Football was the answer.
To accomplish their goal of playing in every city the referees often have to hunt for a suitable field and locate a ball. The task was once held by a single referee, but after misplacing the ball too many times an on-sight purchase became necessary.
"This is a great way for us to bond and keep fit," says Cicioglu. "If we don't play soccer in the mornings then we go for walks and find other workouts. For many it can be a highlight of the trip."
At this year's World Championships in Las Vegas it was Europe who claimed continental dominance beating Asia, 10-6.
- Tim Foley, United World Wrestling

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