swimming pool association

Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

Florida Gulf Coast
Chapter Coordinator:  Diane Michael
(386) 538-1083

 May’s meeting was a ton of fun! Thank you so much to everyone who attended. A special thank you to Paul Demelio with Just Against Children Drowning Foundation who talked to us about his 501c3 and what they are doing around the area for Water Safety Month. To learn more about what they do and how you can help, visit them at justagainstchildrendrowning.org.

Red Rhino was our meeting sponsor and provided a very fun presentation! Thank you guys so much! Remember that each meeting we focus on what you, our members, need and provide tools and resources for growth in our industry. There’s time to network and learn more about ways members can support one another. We look forward to growing our meetings and seeing everyone very soon! Remember to check your emails, texts and voicemails! And, why not invite a guest to the June meeting? We would appreciate that!

Thank you so much to Lo-Chlor for sponsoring our meeting in June. We look forward to hearing more from them. Be sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 12
from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Famous Dave’s!
We held our 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament on May 17. Check Facebook for pics! Thank you to the following sponsors: Aquatic Pool Repair, Custom Pools by Design, Hayward, HornerXpress, Jandy, Lo-Chlor, Pebble Technology International, Red Rhino and Spiro Custom Pools.

We are scheduled to host our Bowling Appreciation Bash on Wednesday, July 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at HeadPinz. This is an appreciation event so please invite your employees and families. We have secured private lanes and will have food for everyone. Sponsorships are available. This will replace our monthly meeting that night.

All meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. –
8:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, 12148 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Dinner is covered with a $15 donation for members and $20 for future members. Please be sure to bring guest to next month’s meeting on June 12, sponsored by LoChlor.

If you’re interested in sponsoring a meeting in 2019, please contact Diane. Space will fill up fast!  
Follow us at Facebook.com/FSPAFLGulfCoast and Instagram.com/fspagulfcoast.
We appreciate your continued support!

Upcoming Events:

-June 12: Chapter Meeting

-July 10: Chapter Bowling Appreciation Bash

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