Chapter News

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

November 2021 Chapter News

North Central Florida Chapter

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

On October 27 the Chapter was super excited to meet in person again! We met for a Board meeting and a Chapter 489 CE class taught by FSPA Government Affairs Manager Dallas Theisen at Milano’s Italian Restaurant in Ocala. Thank you, Dallas for keeping us in the loop!

Mark your calendars and RSVP today! Join us at Blue Gill Quality Food in Gainesville on November 17 at 6:00 p.m. for CE class Proven Ways to Reduce Workers’ Compensation (CILB course #0612970, meets workers’ comp requirement, 1 hr., FPSA d/b/a FSPA CILB providership #0000917).  It will be taught by Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown.  Following the course will be a Board of Directors meeting. The CE class is free to members, $30 for non-members, and an additional $25 if you’d like to purchase dinner. Look forward to seeing you there!

Buy your raffle tickets today! Win a Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump! The Chapter is hosting its first fundraiser in years to raise money for the FSPA Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Fund, Pool Industry Political Action Committee (PIPAC), and for the Every Child a Swimmer Program. It is $10 for one ticket and $50 for six tickets. The raffle will take place at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center at 6:00 p.m. on January 14. Good luck! To learn more about the organizations the Chapter is raising money for, please contact Sonja.

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,

The next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, is Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Blue Gill Quality Foods in Gainesville.

Your 2021 Board of Directors is working on exciting and educational events. Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for speakers or events.