Tom Richardson, our very dedicated Associate Executive Director – and Director of Memberships and Awards – is facing some very difficult family challenges. His wife’s sister has been diagnosed with endometrial cancer (Stage 4). Tom’s wife has spent massive amounts of time with her at her home in West Virginia. Tom has been traveling back and forth from their home in North Carolina to his sister-in-law’s home in West Virginia providing travel assistance as well as other kinds of support emergencies of this nature require.
I spoke with Tom today and, not surprisingly, he was worrying about his service to NISOA particularly with reference to processing new memberships and finalizing the details from this summer’s NRP clinics in order to get new, national badges mailed – to those that passed their tests – before the new season begins. Tom has emailed information to all eligible referees so no one should lack for updates and I suggest not contacting Tom until you hear from him.
Thank you, in advance, for your understanding, and your prayers for Tom and his family.