Chapter News

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September 2020 Chapter News

Central Florida Chapter

Central Florida
Chapter Coordinator:  Sonja Dickey
(941) 952-9293

Our online auction has come and gone, and it was a success! Thank you to those who participated and won wonderful items! All funds raised during the auction will benefit programs promoting education and safety around water, like the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “Every Child a Swimmer” program. The Board of Directors and members of the FSPA Central Florida Chapter have established a charter to support The International Swimming Hall of Fame’s “Every Child a Swimmer” program. The goal is to have every child become a swimmer. To meet this goal, the FSPA Central Florida Chapter will be coordinating free swimming lessons with local facilities and instructors throughout Central Florida. For an application, please reach out to Sonja.

Mark your calendar to meet at HornerXpress - Longwood on October 6 at 6:00 p.m. for the Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical Requirements (CILB CE class #0612739, 2 hrs., meets pool electrical requirement, Florida Pool & Spa Association d/b/a Florida Swimming Pool Association CILB Providership # 0000917) taught by David Pruette, David Pruette Electrical Services. Please RSVP to Sonja.

Have you built an amazing pool that you’re more than proud of? Get your application in for the 2021 Design Awards. While you’re filling out your application, think about any tech’s who are doing an exceptional job you’d like to nominate for the Service Professional of the Year! I look forward to seeing your nominations come across my desk.

Design Awards, Service Professional of the Year and Tops In Trucks entry forms for 2021 are available at www.FSPAAwards.com. Your hard work in the pool industry deserves some recognition!  Customers will love to hear that you are an award-winning pool industry professional.  Prepare now, entries are due October 30. 

Congratulations to the following students from the Chapter who have received a scholarship from the FSPA Scholarship Program: Katie Baumgartner, Holland Pools; Sydney Bowles, Bowles Custom Pools & Spas; Ryan King and Shelby King,  Florida Leak Locators; and Jarrett Wendt, of D. Wendt Pool Services, LLC.
Wishing you all the best in your post-secondary education!

The next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Tuesday, September 1 at noon at HornerXpress - Longwood.  Social distancing and masks will be encouraged.

Your 2020 Chapter Board is working on exciting and educational events. Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for speakers or events. If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page at FSPA Central Florida Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings.