FBOA Dues Information
Membership dues for the Fruit Belt Officials Association are due once
annually. Fees vary by date paid and whether or not the member is new or
returning. Currently, renewing member fees are $25.00 if paid before June
1st, and $30.00 if paid June 1st or after. Dues for new members are $25.00,
regardless of when they are paid. See the breakdown below for details:
|New Member (before June 1st)
|New Member (on or after June 1st)
|Returning Member (before June 1st)
|Returning Member (after June 1)
Fruit Belt Members Please Remember: You will no longer
pay a separate fee to the Athletic Assignors Association. Your
good standing status in the FBOA (paid membership) covers this expense.
Your 2018-19 Dues Now
To pay your dues for the 2018-19 school year, choose your
membership type from the drop-down list below (new member or returning
member). Then click
the "Pay Dues Now" button. This will take you to PayPal's site, where you can quickly
complete the process. If you don't have a PayPal account, and want to use a
credit card, choose the "Don't have a PayPal account?" link
(see image below).
|This is just an example of the link to click on
PayPal's site (after clicking the "Pay Dues Now"
button below) if you don't have a PayPal account and
just want to pay with a bank or credit card.
When finished, you will return to our website.
Important: If you are NOT a member of
the Fruit Belt Officials Association and are attempting to pay your
ArbiterSports assigning fees, you are in the wrong place. To pay
ArbiterSports fees now instead of FBOA dues,
Membership dues cover the cost of many different expenses, ranging from
educational opportunities to sportsmanship awards to administrative costs.
Some specific examples are:
- ArbiterSports Technology Fees for the Athletic Assignors
- Student-athlete sportsmanship awards.
- School sportsmanship awards.
- Speakers retained to address members at meetings.
- Costs for members to attend trainer sessions.
- Website hosting.
- Association uniform patches.
- Educational materials.
- Educational equipment.
- Student scholarship fund.
These are only some of the items covered by member dues. The annual
amount has not changed in many years, and is a small price to pay for the
opportunity to learn with, grow, and mentor others in the best officiating
In addition to helping to provide the necessary tools for our
organization to function, members who are current on dues have satisfied
one of the criteria for being considered a "Member in Good
Standing" of the Fruit Belt Officials Association. (Regular attendance is the
other main criteria.) This is extremely important as regards state
tournament selection by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. The
MHSAA is increasingly looking to local associations for tournament
recommendations. A member cannot be recommended by the FBOA if he/she
is not a "Member in Good Standing," and a member cannot be a "Member in Good
Standing" if his/her dues are not current.
We have now made it easier to get current on your dues. Using the button
above, you can pay renew your Fruit Belt Officials Association membership in
only a few minutes. The transaction is handled through PayPal, a completely
secure, recognized leader in online payments. Best of all, you do not need a
PayPal account to use this feature, and it costs you absolutely nothing
extra! You can pay using any major credit card or via PayPal if you prefer.
An email receipt will be delivered to your inbox upon completion of the
process. At no time during this process do we see your credit card
information...it is all handled through PayPal and is completely secure.