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Chapter News

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Chapter News July 2019

Central Florida Chapter

The Chapter would like to welcome Clear Water Pools as our newest Chapter member. We have a great year planned for 2019! We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events.

On June 22 many Chapter members got to experience the Team Kareem Foundation Memorial Walk at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. The Chapter donated $2,500 to this cause to raise water safety awareness and give the opportunity for free swim lessons to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them.

Are you familiar with PIPAC, the Pool Industry Political Action Committee? The pool industry has been dealing with monumental issues including the scope of work within a pool license, potentially impacting daily operations of your businesses. FSPA has been in reactive mode because of decisions being made by bureaucrats, individuals and boards who may not have the expertise of pool industry professionals. PIPAC funds will allow FSPA to strengthen and leverage the collective voice in support of sound public policy regarding the safety of the products produced and installed by the pool industry, and create and sustain an environment in which their businesses can grow. At the state Board of Directors meeting in June, the PIPAC Chairman Adam Alsott, Tropical Pools, kicked off the three year goal of raising $500,000.  He made a contribution of $5,000, noting that the work ahead of us is big and will require support from everyone.  Ben Evans, American Pools & Spas, matched Adam's gift and pledged that the Central Florida Chapter will contribute $5,000 when five members have given $5,000. In addition, the FSPA Board voted to match members' contributions to PIPAC over the next three years up to $150,000. Make your voices heard…donate today! For more information and to make your contribution contact Sonja or visit www.PoolPAC.com.

We look forward to seeing you all on July 19. The Chapter will be hosting a Member’s Appreciation Night at the Drive Shack at 6:30 p.m! Invite your employees, family and friends for a fun night out with the pool industry! Entry is $25 per member and includes three hours of golf, dinner, unlimited soft drinks, two drink tickets and a cash bar. Entry is $50 for non-members. Remember that all employees of a member company are members of the FSPA!

Mix and mingle. Have a canapé and a cocktail with your local representative on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Citrus Club. Make sure you RSVP to Sonja. Please dress accordingly: Jacket and slacks please; no shorts, tennis shoes or flip flops.

On September 3 come on out to meet Holly Salmon from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). She will give us a short explanation of what the BBB does and how they can help your business. Following Holly’s brief presentation, learn the Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical Requirements (CILB course #0612739, two hour, meets PE requirement, FPSA d/b/a FSPA CILB Providership #0000917) taught by David Pruette, David Pruette’s Electrical Services. The class is free to members and $15 for non-members. Look out for emails about time and location coming to your inbox soon.

The next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Friday, July 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Drive Shack prior to our member appreciation night.

Your 2019 Board members are 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.