Chapter News

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Oct. 2019 Chapter News

Manasota Chapter

Just like I remember college to be, our College then Beers night was educational and super fun! Thank you Kyle Marshall, Zodiac, for treating us all to a night out! 

Thank you to those who attended the FSPA state Board of Directors meeting held  September 20-21 in Sarasota. It was encouraging to see new faces. I’m sure it was an eye-opener to listen in to see what the FSPA does for you and your business in the pool industry. Following the meetings on Friday, many pool professionals met at Oleary’s Tiki Bar & Grill to unwind and take in what was discussed earlier in the day.

The Chapter was happy to present $1,500 to the FSPA Scholarship Program at the last FSPA state Board meeting. With that, we are thrilled that some of our local members and their employee’s college-age dependents took advantage of such an amazing program. We would like to congratulate the following recipients: Isabelle Starner, daughter of Todd Starner of Starner Brothers Pools; Dakota Egglefield, daughter of Scott Egglefield of Mirasol FAFCO Solar; and Callie Gaetano, daughter of Jayne Gaetano of Coast to Coast Pools, on receiving a 2019 merit scholarship, which was matched by the Bill Kent Family Foundation. We wish you the best of luck with your academic pursuits!

Oink Oink! The 6th annual Pig Roast is October 12 at the Turtle Beach Pavilion. We thank our sponsors: Aadvanced Aqua, Ben Brown Insurance, CL Industries, FWP, Gorman, Gulfstream Heat Pumps, Hayward, HornerXpress, Infinite Pool Finishes, Insurance by Ken Brown, LoChlor, Mirasol FAFCO Solar, PMM Products, Paramount, Pebble Tec, Pentair, Pool Corp, Professional Lines, Red Rhino Leak Detection, Solar Solutions, Solaxx, Stone-Mart, and Zodiac for making this event such a hit! Sponsorship opportunities still available. Please contact Sonja for more information. Proceeds from this event go toward safety and education around water.

Design Awards, Service Professional of the Year and Tops in Trucks entry forms for 2020 are available. 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 31. 

Our next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Tuesday, October 8 at 11:45 a.m.
at the FSPA state office, 2555 Porter Lake Dr., Ste. 106, Sarasota.

Thank you to the Chapter's 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.