Chapter News

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Nov. 2019 Chapter News

Palm Beach News

The Palm Beach Board of Directors takes pride in welcoming industry leaders to its monthly meeting.  They try to welcome everyone with a friendly face and a handshake.  A special thank you to our regular meeting attendees for your support, and welcome to Aaron Nadelman, HornerXpress; Max Blottcher, and Adam Edison who attended their first Palm Beach Chapter meeting on October 8. 

The October 8 membership meeting program was presented by Monica Stamper-Hall, VP Training & New Market Development, Orenda Technologies. The program included Orenda’s four pillars of proactive pool care, lsi, bather water, phosphates and cya, the Orenda startup, and how to use the Orenda app.  Monica Stamper-Hall is pictured with Chapter President Ed Morse, Sunshine Pools & Stable Waters, and Aaron Nadelman, HornerXpress.  Thank you, Monica Stamper-Hall and Orenda Technologies.

The November 12 meeting has a venue change.  We will be meeting at Commercial Energy Specialists (CES), 952 Jupiter Park Lane, Ste. 1, Jupiter.  Alvaro Mendoza , CES, will be the guest speaker presenting “Test Kit Alternatives and New Technologies.” The Board meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.  A light dinner and refreshments will follow with the program starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.

It’s time to start planning the Chapter leadership for 2020.  Contact the Chapter office if you would like to become a member of the FSPA Palm Beach Chapter Board or have a nomination.  Election will take place November 12 at the Chapter meeting.  The current slate for 2020 is as follows: 

President – Ed Morse, Sunshine Pools & Stable Waters

Vice President – John Adams, Blue Fin Builders

Secretary – Steve Hackl, Hackl Pool Construction Co.

Treasurer – David Villandry, Commercial Energy Specialists

Directors – Matt Wills, Red Rhino Leak Detection; Jim Bingold, Proline Distributors; Aaron Nadelman, HornerXpress.

State Directors – Ed Morse, John Adams, David Villandry, Steve Hackl, and Aaron Nadelman

Scott Griswold, Hula Pools, and Chad Gardner, Horizon Pool & Patio, will be leaving the Board after serving for several years.  Both will be greatly missed.  Thank you, gentlemen, for the time you have given to the FSPA Palm Beach Chapter.

Also leaving the Chapter is Doris Rohner, Executive Director.  She is retiring after a long tenure, starting with the association in 1996.  She wishes the new staff member good luck, while bringing happiness, energy, and new leadership skills to the Chapter as it reaches a new level of success.  She wishes to thank the Board of Directors for the many years of support, as well as the wonderful farewell and gifts received at her last membership meeting on October 8. 

Unless otherwise notified meetings are held at Contractors Business Park, 2701 Vista Pkwy., West Palm Beach.  Check-in is at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner and refreshments served.  Programs start promptly at 7:00 p.m.  Members may attend for a nominal fee of $10.  Non-member pricing is $20 per person. Continuing Education (CE credit) meetings are free for members.