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Central Florida Chapter

Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties – Chapter Staff: Sonja Dickey (941) 952-9293
www.FSPACentralFlorida.com / FSPACentralFlorida@FloridaPoolPro.com

On September 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Dubsdread Country Club, Albert Underwood, Aqua-Blue Aquatech of Central Florida, will teach members and guests about Alternative Dispute Resolution (CILB course #0007785, 2 hour, meets Business Practices requirement, Florida Pool & Spa Association d/b/a Florida Swimming Pool Association CILB Providership # 0000917). The CE class is free to FSPA members and $30 for non-members.  The night will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Please RSVP today. 

Are you interested in being a 41st Annual FSPA High School Invitational Swimming & Diving Meet volunteer? It takes place on September 28-29 at Sailfish Splash Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. Please reach out to Sonja to let her know.

Save the date! Join us to meet our local legislators and hear about any government relations issues.  The event is at Dubsdread on October 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Design Awards entry forms for 2019 are available. Your hard work to build an awesome pool deserves some recognition!  Customers will love to hear that you are an award-winning company.  Prepare now for the 2019 Design Awards.  Entries are due October 31, 2018. 

The Chapter would like to express our condolences to the family of Gordon Shepardson, a longtime member of the FSPA. He touched many of our lives as he was the pool engineer for the majority of our pool builders.  May he rest in peace.

The next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Thursday, September 6 at 5:00 p.m. at Dubsdread, 549 W Par St., Orlando.  It will be followed by a CE class on dispute resolution with customers.

Your 2018 Board is working on exciting and educational events.  Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for speakers or events.  If you haven’t already, please like out Facebook page at FSPA Central Florida Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings.

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September 6: Central Florida Chapter Meeting and CE

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