The Service Line

SideOut Club Newsletter Archive

The table below includes links to most back issues of the SideOut Club newsletter. Some of the issues through 1999 are in HTML format, while the others are PDFs.

Below the table you can read a little about the history of the newsletter.

The Service Line
Volume Issues

February 1995, August 1995, October 1995, December 1995, April 1996


August 1996, October 1996, November 1996, December 1996, March 1997


August 1997, October 1997, November 1997, December 1997, March 1998


August 1998, October 1998, November 1998, December 1998, March 1999


August 1999, October 1999, November 1999, December 1999, March 2000


August 2000, October 2000, November 2000, December 2000, March 2001


August 2001, October 2001, November 2001, December 2001, March 2002


August 2002, October 2002, November 2002, December 2002, March 2003


August 2003, October 2003, November 2003, December 2003


March 2004, August 2004, September 2004, October 2004, November 2004


March 2005, August 2005, September 2005, October 2005, November 2005


March 2006, August 2006, September 2006, October 2006, November 2006, January 2007


August 2007, September 2007, October 2007, February 2008


August 2008
Beginning with the September 2008 issue, the newsletter has been produced by the MSU volleyball program rather than SideOut Club volunteers
September 2008, October 2008, December 2008, March 2009


August 2009, September 2009,


August 2010, September 2010, November 2010, May 2011


August 2011, September 2011, October 2011, November 2011, January 2012, April 2012


August 2012, September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, April 2013


August 2013, September 2013, November 2013, April 2014


August 2014, September 2014, November 2014, February 2015, April 2015


September 1, 2015, September 20, 2015, October 2015, November 2015, January 2016, February 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May, 2016, June 2016


August 2016, October 2016, November 2016
(note: the first two issues were incorrectly marked as Volume XXI)


January 2017, February 2017, March 2017, May 2017, June 2017, August 2017


February 2018, March 2018, June 2018, August 2018, September 2018. October 2018, November 2018

The SideOut Club was formed in 1994 and one of the early orders of business for the Board of Directors was the publication of a newsletter, but it was difficult to find someone in the Club to do the job.

Eventually, Chris Wolf, who was at that time on the Board of Directors and the Club secretary, created a single-sheet two-page issue as a test in February 1995, calling it "The Service Line". It was received enthusiastically, so he volunteered to be the first editor. He did all of the layout and most of the writing for nine years, through the December 2003 issue. In 2004, he turned it over to new volunteers, with Peter Morris taking over the editing/writing duties and Kathy Lovell responsible for layout. Pam Sievers was the next editor, starting in August 2006, with Kathy Lovell continuing to handle the layout. A year later in August 2007, Kathy became the fourth editor, with the layout duties transferred to the volleyball office, handled by new assistant coach Mike Gawlik.

In September 2008, Kathy had to step down from the job and, for the first time, unfortunately no one from the Club came forward to become editor. The volleyball office assumed responsibility, with Mike Gawlik as editor. At that point the newsletter became a publication of the volleyball program rather than a publication by Club volunteers. One link with the Club continued, as Peter Morris has periodically contributed articles to the newsletter since the end of his editorship.

The volume numbering changed several times. After the first test issue, each volume after the first started with the August issue, coinciding with the school year and the membership year for the Club, as well as the start of a new freshman class. In 2004, Peter Morris changed the numbering to coincide with the calendar year. In 2007, Kathy Lovell changed it back to the school year. This continued until 2017, when it was changed back to the calendar year once more.