Monday, September 26, 2011
My time with NBUA has been enjoyable, and learning from all the umpires I’ve worked with memorable. There are friendships I’ve made which would never have happened without our association. I’ve worked 4 seasons in the NBUA, and have accumulated close to 375 games. I’ve learned something each time I step on a field, either by a situation or a partner’s advice. This along with training each year is what keeps me asking for more games to learn and become better.
I’ve decided to submit my name as a candidate for a board seat. This has been something I’ve thought about since last year. I do feel that I can offer opinions that would be a positive input as a board member. Last winter when a call went out for those that could attend the Washington State House committee hearing regarding sports officials status as Independent Contractor I had the time and desire to show my commitment. Again when the Senate hearing committee was scheduled to hear this bill, I attended along with other NBUA umpires.
I would hope that those members that I’ve worked with, and those that I’ve met along the way, would consider me as a viable candidate and give me their support by voting for me. My desire to contribute time and support to keep our association the best, is what drives me. This is my way of giving back to the organization that has made me better each time I walk on the field.
This is but another step in my growth within NBUA. I like to think I’ve helped 1styear umpires with suggestions before and after games. And those that have had games that I’ve watched, I thank you for listening to my questions after your games. I have listened to your answers, and used many to improve my game.
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