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Tampa Bay Chapter

Tampa Bay
(941) 952-9293

Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, June 13
11:30 a.m.
Beef O’ Brady’s

Congratulations to the newly elected chapter president, Tony Arredondo.  Jeff Riley was elected to fill the vice president seat and Dick Abare was elected as a board member.

The Tampa Bay Chapter’s Golf Tournament was a great time!  The first place team was Ken McKenna, Dan McKenna, Ryan Marsh and Jody Marsh.  Second place went to Mark Fresh, Jeff Fresh, Eric Larsen and Jeff Tarquinto.  Third place was Charlie Merrell, Buddy McConnell, Dave Stuart and Jim Cross.

Ken McKenna had the Shortest Drive, Buddy McConnell won the Longest Drive and Erden Bessen was Closest to the Pin.  Patrick Madigan won the putting contest and took home a huge cooler thanks to the donation by Tim Converse, Solar Solutions, Inc.

The Chapter sends a special thanks to the event sponsors.  Beverage Cart Sponsor: American Leak Detection.  Lunch Sponsor: Tampa Bay Pools.  Hole Sponsors: Century Motors, A Regal Beloit Company, Florida Water Products, Insurance by Ken Brown, Odyssey Manufacturing, Red Rhino, Solar Solutions, StoneHardscapes, and  The Pool Guys of Tampa Bay, Inc.

The next Chapter meeting is May 2 at Florida Water Products.  FSPA Government Affairs Manager Dallas Thiesen will be giving a legislative update to the Chapter.  The meeting will also include the election of a new Chapter president due to the resignation of Ken McKenna.  Please attend so you can be a part of the vote.

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