Message From The President Aug-Sep 2021

Greetings To All: 

    I hope this letter finds you healthy, happy, and hopeful. We’ve had a busy summer and I don’t know about you all, but I’m glad it’s cooling off a bit and we’re back into yet another year of college football. I know that’s probably not received as good news for all, but I’m trusting it is for most – at least in our great state anyway. Let’s all work to develop and demonstrate that same level of excitement in the coming months for our great association as well. 

    Since my last letter, we’ve met in August with the Tuscaloosa Section for an outstanding presentation by Frank Wampol and an Executive Committee meeting to begin our annual planning and program coordination. We certainly have a lot going on as well as to look forward to in the coming months. 

   On the 17th, we’re excited to have Jeff Marksberry coming to speak to us in Birmingham. Please plan to attend in person if your schedule permits. Some of you may know Jeff already, he currently serves the TVTC as Executive Director. Please let me assure you that this will be a must-see presentation. Jeff’s topic will teach us a lot about incident/accident investigation and the preparation for litigation.  I am confident we’ll all leave with at least one new nugget of information.

   For those of you who know me, you know I’m all about our safety “today”. Tomorrow is gone and tomorrow will soon be the today that we need to focus upon.  So TODAY is where we need to place our attention and intentional acts of safety. Please find someone to assist today – sharing is caring. Our safety is our responsibility and linking ourselves with a great network of professionals like the ASSP will help us all become better.

   Have a great day, week, and remaining month. Let’s be safe on purpose and make our efforts at home and work intentionally safe. I look forward to seeing everyone on the 17th. Until then – call, text, or email me if I can ever be of assistance.

   Take care and please stay well. Thanks for reading. – Paul