Chapter News

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

July 2019 Chapter News

Manasota Chapter

Thank you John Ellsworth, AquaTech Pools GC, Inc., for finishing up water safety month with a fun read of Josh the Otter to the preschool class at Trinity United Methodist Church. It’s never too early to learn about water safety! The Chapter also donated 88 Josh the Otter coloring books to GOCIO Elementary School’s kindergarten classes. The students were able to color important messages while listening to the Josh the Otter book on YouTube.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming two hour Electricity for the Pool & Spa Professional CE class (CILB course #0612499, meets PE requirement, two hour, FPSA d/b/a FSPA CILB providership #0000917).  It will be held Tuesday, July 23 at Grove Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch. This class will be taught by Mike Childress, Pentair, and meets the pool electrical course requirement for licensure. The CE class is free to members, $15 for non-members. Dinner is $25. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please contact Sonja. Not available on July 23, but are interested in taking this class?  Never fear! The FSPA Charlotte Harbor Chapter will be hosting this same class on Monday, July 22 at Laishley Crab House in Punta Gorda. Just let Sonja know you’ll be attending.

Mark your calendars for August 8! It’s that time of the year for our annual baseball outing! Watch for emails for early registration; prices increase after July 25!

Our next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Tuesday, July 9 at 11:45 a.m. at the FSPA state office, 2555 Porter Lake Dr., Ste. 106, Sarasota.

College and beers…Oh I mean, college then beers! On August 20 at 5:30 p.m., come with us to tour the MTC electrical and plumbing classes. This is a great way to learn what workforce education is all about! What better way to meet your future employees? Following the tour, we will head over to 3 Keys Brewery for your first cold brew and lite bites on us. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Please RSVP to Sonja.

Our next Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be on Tuesday, July 9 at 11:45 am at FSPA state office located at 2555 Porter Lake Dr., #106 in Sarasota.

Thank you to our 2019 Platinum Sponsors, Pebble Tec and Red Rhino Leak Detection, and our Bronze Sponsor, Mirasol Fafco Solar, for your continued support!

Your 2019 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 Manasota Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings.