, Ontario , Canada
Sep 23, 2011 03:29pm
rick-nicholls-headshotA life-long resident of Chatham – Kent – Essex, Rick is a motivational speaker and leadership trainer who has twice addressed the Canadian Embassy to the United Nations in New York City.
A long-time volunteer in his community, he has been a valuable member of the Chatham chapter of Canada Jaycees, the Heart and Stroke Foundation serving as the director of public relations and fundraising, the Evangel Villa Seniors Housing Complex as a member of the Board of Directors, Gideon’s International of Canada serving as the local President, former chair of Operation Red Nose – a non-profit Christmas safe driving initiative, and former referee for the Canadian Amateur Basketball Association and little league coach for the Chatham Minor Baseball league. Recently in Toronto, Rick was recognized by his peers by being awarded Slo Pitch Ontario’s “Rookie Umpire of the Year” for his professionalism both on and off the field, knowledge of the game and his ability to make the “tough” calls when he had to.
Rick has been married for 34 years and he and his wife Dianne have three grown children and one grandson.