Chapter News

Thursday, June 2, 2022

June 2022 Chapter News - Florida West Coast Chapter

Florida West Coast

Chapter Coordinator:  Malinda Howard

(727) 638-6072



The Chapter Board met Tuesday, May 3
at Queen’s Pizza in Clearwater. Thank you to Joel Gray and Jack’s Magic for sponsoring the lunch. The next Chapter Board of Directors meeting will be at noon Tuesday, June 7 at Queen’s Pizza, 1834 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Our Board of Directors meetings are usually scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month. All Chapter members are welcome to attend. We are always interested in hearing your ideas for Chapter meetings and programs.

The Florida West Coast Chapter held its 2022 Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 7 at the Bardmoor Golf Club in Seminole.  We had 104 golfers!  The Chapter would like to thank the sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event such a success.  Premier Sponsors include: Lo-Chlor, National Pool Route Sales, and Raypak/Rheem/WEK & Associates.  We would also like to thank our Hole Sponsors and those who donated door prizes:  AquaCal/AutoPilot, Aquaworx USA, Century Electric Motors, Florida Leak Locators, Fresh Finish Pools, Gorman Company: Clearwater, Port Richey and St. Pete, Gulfstream Heat Pumps, Hayward Pool Products, HornerXpress –
Pasco, Insurance by Ken Brown,
iQ4Mobility, Jack’s Magic Products, Pentair, Pinellas Aquatic Consulting and Education, Rick’s Pool Service, SCP Distributors, Solar Solutions, Solar Source, and The Pool Works of Florida. Finally we would like to thank our volunteers: Cathie Alderman, Tim Converse, Rick Howard, and especially David Oxley for chairing the event.  Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this event such a success!

Kick off your Independence Day Celebration with a Night at the Ball Park!  Join the Florida West Coast Chapter Sunday, July 3 at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater in the Big Shark Café.  Come watch the Clearwater Threshers play the Lakeland Flying Tigers in a covered, Club Level group area with padded seats.  The gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the game starts at 6:30 p.m.  Included in the admission cost of $25 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $20 for children (ages 5-12) is all-you-care-to-eat ball park favorites from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Post-game fireworks show included!  Call Malinda at 727-638-6072 for ticket information.

Applications are now available for the Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Fund of the Florida Swimming Pool Association. Dependents of owners/employees of FSPA member companies are eligible to receive money for college! Download the application from the FSPA website for full details and information. All materials are due by June 30, 2022, for the 2022-23 academic year.

The FSPA Florida West Coast Chapter was a Gold Sponsor of the Future Builders of America’s 17th Annual Leadership Summit held at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, April 21-24. More than 80 students from 13 schools from across Florida participated in 14 core activities related to jobs in the construction industry, including swimming pools! Thank you to Rick and Malinda Howard, Rick's Pool Service, for representing the FSPA and teaching a class on the various aspects of the pool industry and how pools work.