President's Corner

Bruce Bird

(970) 214-1798

Duties of the President 

Preside over and schedule as necessary, all meetings of the Executive Board and Executive Committee

Appoint and supervise the activities of committees

Share with the Executive Committee the nature of any CVOA correspondence

Manage any other activity deemed to be necessary and in the best interest of the association 

Conduct an investigation of any complaints directed towards a CVOA official and submits recommendations to the Executive Committee 

CVOA members,

Welcome to 2020!!!

Hope all finds everyone safe and well during these uncertain times.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our members and their families.

A special thanks goes out to Brenda Larsen (former vice-president) and Monica Hinds (former director of training) for their dedication to CVOA these past few years.

I would imagine all of us are wondering what the fall will look like for us all getting back to work as referees.

As of today, there are no certain answers. My most recent meetings with CHSAA and schools/leagues is we are planning for everything as normal until we get closer to August 2020. As more information becomes available, we will post updates on our website at

With uncertainty on access to schools and or other venues to hold meetings, our CVOA Director of Training is working on remote learning modules to provide us with the tools and education in preparation for the coming season. If you have not taken the time, please visit for the latest monthly training letter.

We have one new committee that needs members to step forward and volunteer, “Mid-season Test”, not to mention last year’s committees that may be looking for members. If you would like to participate in a committee, please visit our website at and select a committee link to learn how to get more involved.

This year, boys’ volleyball becomes an official CHSAA sport with games Spring 2021.

Rule and case books will be sent out June 2020, as soon as CHSAA goes back to work.

The NFHS test will be available June 2020 more details to follow as we get closer.

I encourage every member to become more involved at the local or state level. You do not have to be an area director to give back. 

Be safe out there.

Have a great summer.


Bruce Bird

CVOA President

We are “CVOA”!!!