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Life Member Gene Chamberlain

Elected as a KSRA Life Member 2007


Gene served as a long-time referee and mentor in the Kamloops Area and was a founding member of the KSRA. He achieved Class 2 referee status, and officiated for years in the competitive Okanagan Valley Soccer League as well as refereeing at several Provincial Championships. Gene served in several capacities on the KSRA Executive including 9 years as association president. Gene was a strong and vocal advocate for the development of youth referees in the Kamloops area and served the soccer community with dedication, honour and dignity. Gene passed away on August 22, 1993 and is survived by his wife Pat, his 4 children: Craig, Anne, Dawn and Karen and several grandchildren.

Gene's family accepts the KSRA Life Membership plague from KSRA Director Claudio Klarich.

The Kamloops Soccer Referees Association is a society that is rich in tradition and history. Over the years, several members have made contributions to the association above and beyond the call of duty. There have, however, been a few members whose contributions were so substantial that they have been voted as Life Members of the Kamloops Soccer Referees Association. Please see below for the criteria necessary for Life Membership in the KSRA:


Life Membership (LM): Are referees or former referees who have served the KSRA beyond the call of duty during which they have held volunteer board positions and contributed unselfishly to serve referees, referee development and the KSRA. They must be nominated by the board and supported by a majority of the membership vote at the AGM. The LM pays no fees but has full voting privileges. As KSRA life members still owe a fee to the BCSRA, the KSRA will pay these fees for all life members out of the general account.