Chapter News

Thursday, March 2, 2023

March 2023 Chapter News - Florida West Coast Chapter

Florida West Coast

Chapter Coordinator:  Malinda Howard

(727) 638-6072



The Chapter Board met Tuesday, February 7 at Queen’s Pizza in Clearwater. Thank you to Don Ball and The Pool Works of Florida for sponsoring the lunch. The next Chapter Board of Directors meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, March 7 at Queen’s Pizza, 1834 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Casey McGovern with Every Child a Swimmer will be our special guest. The Chapter 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. April 4 and May 2 are the next couple Board meeting dates.

The annual Everything Under the Sunsm Expo was held February 24 – 25 at the Orange County Convention Center. Congratulations to all of the FSPA members who received awards at the Welcome and Awards Reception on Thursday, February 23,
especially Tim Converse who received the Chapter Director of the Year award and recognition as the 2022 Chapter President, Alex Fletcher who received the “Workforce Development Champion” award, and Don Ball who received the “Behind the Scenes” award. Thank you to all of the Chapter members who volunteered their time at the Expo, and to everyone who attended.

It’s time to start putting your team together for the Florida West Coast Chapter’s Annual Golf Tournament!  This year’s tournament will be held Saturday, May 13, at Lansbrook Golf Club in Palm Harbor.  The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.  Lunch and awards will follow play.  Contact the Chapter office regarding sponsorships or registration.

Mark your calendars for a few big events throughout the year. July 4 is the Annual Night at the Ballpark at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, and October 17 is the Annual Pool Industry Tabletop Event at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.