Florida West Coast
Chapter Coordinator: Malinda
The Chapter Board met Tuesday,
May 2 at The Bayou Club, Largo. Thank you to David Oxley for sponsoring the
lunch. Thank you also to FSPA Executive Director Elizabeth McMurray for being
our guest. The next Chapter Board of Directors meeting will be held at noon
Tuesday, June 6 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 2023 Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 13 at Lansbrook Golf
Club, Palm Harbor. We had 130 golfers!
The Chapter would like to
thank the sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event such a
success. Premier Sponsors: 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, Ian Ferguson - Gorman Company
Clearwater, Florida Leak Locators, Fluidra/Jandy, Fresh Finish Pools, Gorman
Company Largo, Port Richey and St. Pete, Gulfstream Heat Pumps, Hayward Pool
Products, Insurance by Ken Brown, Jack’s Magic Products, Pentair, Pinch A Penny
Hudson, Pinellas Aquatic Consulting and Education, Rick’s Pool Service,
Solar Solutions, Solar Source, and The Pool Works of Florida.
Finally, we would like to thank our volunteers: Cathie Alderman, Taylor
Andersen, Don Ball, Tim Converse, Rick Howard and especially Alex Fletcher
and David Oxley for co-chairing the event. Congratulations to the team
from Hayward for placing first in the tournament. Thank you to everyone who
participated and helped make this event such a success!
Celebrate Independence Day
with a Night at the Ball Park! Join the Florida West Coast Chapter on
Tuesday, July 4 at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater in the Big Shark Café.
Come watch the Clearwater Threshers play the Palm Beach Cardinals in a covered,
Club Level group area with padded seats. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and
the game starts at 6:30 p.m. Included in the admission cost of $25 per
adults (ages 13 and up) and $20 per child (ages 5-12) is 2 ½ hours (5:00 p.m. –
7:30 p.m.) of all-you-care-to-eat ball park favorites and more! Post-game
fireworks show included! Call Malinda at 727-638-6072 for ticket
Applications are now available
for the Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Fund of the Florida Swims Foundation.
Dependents of owners/employees of Florida Swimming Pool Association 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, 2023, for the 2023-24 academic year.