swimming pool association

Manasota Chapter

DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota Counties(941) 952-9293
www.FSPAManasota.com / FSPAManasota@FloridaPoolPro.com

The 4th annual Manasota Chapter Pig Roast was over the top!  It was the best and biggest one yet!  The Turtle Beach Pavilion was the place to be on October 7.  Once again thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event happen.  Sizzling Bacon Sponsors: BB&T Insurance Services, Infinite Pool Finishes, Pebbletec, and Pool Corp.  Pork Loin Sponsors: Ben Brown Insurance, Hayward, Pentair and Zodiac.  Pork Chop Sponsors: Aadvanced Aqua, Aladdin, Brenntag, Built Right Pool Heaters, CL Industries, FWP, Gulf Stream Heat Pumps, Gunn Sales, HornerXpress, Insurance by Ken Brown, Mirasol Fafco Solar, Premix, Professional Lines, Raypak and Solar Solutions.  Thank you!

The FSPA Swim Meet has come and gone.  Although there weren’t any local high school swim teams that entered this year’s meet, the Chapter was gracious enough to help a small team from a non-affluent area in the panhandle.  The five male swimmers swam their hearts out and were so grateful for our donation.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Florida Public Pool Specialist class!  The registration fee is $300 for FSPA members and $400 for non-members.  It will be held November 1-3 at Sun N Fun Resort.  Register online at www.floridapoolpro.com/fpps-course.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 30 for the Manasota and Charlotte Harbor Chapters joint meeting to discuss government relations issues, legislative updates and PIPAC information from our Government Relations Consultants Jennifer Hatfield and Wayne Bertsch.  This meeting will take place at Sun N Fun Resort from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  To RSVP contact Sonja.

The next Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be November 14 at 11:45 a.m. at the FSPA state office.  Your 2017 Board continues to work on exciting and educational events.  Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for speakers or events.

Upcoming Events

 

 

November

November 1-3: Manasota Chapter Florida Public Pool Specialist Course

November 14: Manasota Chapter Board Meeting

November 30: Manasota/Charlotte Harbor Joint GR Meeting

Find photos and more on the FSPA FACEBOOK page and also be sure to “like” the Manasota Chapter Facebook page.

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