By FSPA President Brian Kelly, Shamrock Pools / firstname.lastname@example.org
As the summer winds down and the kids return back to school, many of our daily routines once again revert back to the primary focus of work. Not that the focus ever went away. It’s just that many of us with children have their priorities realigned to include our families and the responsibility of what to do with the kids. Our focus seems to wander away from our businesses a little more and our time gets stretched a little thin. All of this is perfectly understandable and quite predictable. But the demands of our time and the mental investment that is required of our jobs does not stop. In fact, for most in the pool and spa business, the summertime increases the demand of our focus and commitment.
Many of our local chapters are starting to rev up their local meetings and get-togethers. Quite a few slow down in the summer because of their workloads and extra demands on their time. But now is the time to get back into the swing of things and reinvest in our businesses. The local chapters have quite a slate of informative meetings planned, along with some great social events. The East Central chapter is hosting their annual bowling tournament, and the Broward Chapter will have their member appreciation fishing event. There is also a joint Government Relations meetings planned for Manasota/Charlotte Harbor and a separate one for the Central Florida Chapter. Meanwhile, the Florida Public Pool Specialist course is continuing to be offered across the state at many convenient locations. And let’s not forget that the premier high school swim meet in the state of Florida, sponsored by the FSPA, will take place at Sailfish Aquatic Center in Stuart, Florida on September 28-29.
These events, along with the local Board meetings, help us keep abreast of the ongoing developments that affect our businesses and our livelihoods.
Remember that these events, as with any FSPA gathering, are open to all members, so you do not need to be on the Board of a local chapter to attend. In fact, we encourage all of our membership to attend and participate. It is with your input and opinions that the Board of Directors develops the very course of this association. So whether it is a social gathering, a GR event, industry networking, or simply a local meeting to gather technical knowledge and information, stay involved with your association. You’ll feel refreshed, re-engaged, and the benefits are amazing!