Chapter News

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

November 2021 Chapter News

Central Florida Chapter

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


The Chapter would like to welcome Fox Brothers, Inc. as our newest Chapter member. We have a great rest of the year and an exciting 2022 planned; we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events.

Wow! The 4th Annual Casino Night and Silent Auction was a hit! The event raised just more than $30,000 for Every Child a Swimmer! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing sponsors, volunteers, and FSPA members. Thank you to AquaBond, AquaWorx, Gorman Company, HornerXpress, Intermatic, Ledge Lounger, Miss Kennie’s Swim School, National Pool Route Sales, Pebble Technology, Premier Pools of Central Florida, Raypak, SCP, Vak Pak, Wieland & DeLattre, P.A., and Wiseman Pools and for sponsoring this event. We greatly appreciate your continued support!

A huge thank you also goes to our silent auction donors. The silent auction table was full of hard-to-find pool products and gift cards to local establishments. We are proud to say that not one dime from the Chapter was spent on these items; they were generously donated to us by the following companies: 4 Rivers BBQ, A & A Manufacturing, Adjust-A-Brush, All Pool Service and Supply, American Pools and Spas, AquaCal, Aqua Star Pool Products, Baystone Tile, Bonefish Grill, Built Right Pool Heaters, Byrd Moreton & Associates, Christners, Drive Shack, Fluidra, Fun in the Sun, Gorman Company, Hayward, Jeremiah Italian Ice, Lo-Chlor, Louisiana Grills, Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering, IBKB, La Belle Furs, Ledge Lounger, Little Aquatics Swim Lessons, Mullinax Ford, Orlando Shakes, Paramount, Pentair, Performance Link, Pool Tone, Premier Pool Care, Premier Pools of Central Florida, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, Red Rhino, Salt Therapy, Season’s 52, Solar Source, Spa Electrics, Spies Pools, Stabil Concrete Pavers, Stenner Pump Company, Taylor Technologies, TileXpressions, The Skimmie, The Tap Room at Dubsdread, Tropical Smoothie Café, United Aqua Group, and Wiseman Pools. Another gracious round of applause! Thank you! If you are interested in being first in line for the 2022 5th Annual Casino Night & Silent Auction, mark your calendars for September 30 at Dubsdread. Sponsorships are now available!

Each year the Chapters have the opportunity to recognize members for outstanding volunteer work and dedication to the swimming pool industry and FSPA. The FSPA presents the Director of the Year to one person in each of the local Chapters. Each Chapter recipient is determined by a vote of the local chapter membership. The award is based on an individual’s leadership in their Chapter as well as commitment and service to the Chapter. If you would like to nominate a member for Director of the Year please submit your nominations to Sonja by December 15. All awards will be announced at the Awards & Welcome Reception on March 3, 2022.

Mark your calendar for January 11, 2022! Erik Szabo, Partner, Board Certified in Construction Law at Shutts & Bowen LLP, will be teaching us about the Fundamentals of Florida Construction Contracts (CILB course #0613190, 1 hr., meets business practice requirement, FPSA d/b/a FSPA CILB providership #0000917). The meeting location is still to be determined.

Our next Chapter Board of Directors meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Tuesday, November 2 at noon at American Pools & Spas.

Your 2021 Directors 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.