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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

June 2023 Chapter News - Florida West Coast Chapter

Florida West Coast

Chapter Coordinator:  Malinda Howard

(727) 638-6072



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 information.

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.