swimming pool association

East Central Florida Chapter

East Central Florida
Chapter Coordinator:  Diane Michael
(386) 538-1083

Thank you to everyone who came to the monthly Chapter meeting in May! SCP was the sponsor. Thank you so much to Shane and Chad from SCP for always being such great supporters of our chapter.
The East Central Chapter will be holding its 4th Annual Chapter Silent Auction on June 11 during our meeting sponsored by HornerXpress. As always, our meetings are from 6:30 p.m. –
8:00 p.m. and $15 includes dinner and a soft drink. We had originally been scheduled to be at The Table in Deland but because of the live auction, the Board has decided to keep it at Houligans. The proceeds from this event stay local and help make our Chapter as healthy as can be. The FSPA is committed to industry advancement, awareness and success. With your help we can ensure these goals are met. We are looking for various items that pool builders, service professionals and those in our industry would like to bid on…even restaurant gift certificates, they always go for big bucks. Your support is needed! Thank you in advance for your generous donation. Please feel free to contact Diane Michael at (386) 538-1083 if you have any questions. Sincerely, President Larry Drumb, FSPA East Central Florida Chapter.
 Thank you to our fellow members at the YMCA for hosting a CPR training for our East Central Chapter members. We had a great time and there are now five more people in the world that are able to help in times of need!
Grab all your employees who are looking to gain their FPPS certification and save the date! Thank you to Board member Jeff Clarkson, Vak Pak, who will be the instructor of this 16 hour course.  The dates are Wednesday, June 12
from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Thursday, June 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 15 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
The class is at Mudville Grille (small River Room) in the St Nicholas Shopping Center, 3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville. Contact Diane to get more details. More details will also be sent out to everyone soon. Our Education Scholarship Program is eligible for reimbursement for this class.
Thank you to the supporters of the East Central Florida Chapter’s Education Scholarship Program! Gold Sponsors: SCP, Gorman Company and HornerXpress. Bronze Sponsors: Jack’s Magic, Wayne’s Solar and thank you Blue Ribbon Pools.
Reminder to submit your applications for educational reimbursement up to $350 per selected applicant per quarter based on a point system geared to create Chapter involvement, community enrichment and continuing education. Contact Diane to receive the program paperwork for you, your employees, family members or community members.
All meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner cost is covered with a $15 donation. Please be sure to bring guest!
If you’re interested in sponsoring a meeting in 2019, please contact Diane.
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www.facebook.com/FSPAEastCentralChapter and our Instagram at @FSPAEastCentralChapter.

Please like our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/FSPAEastCentralChapter and our Instagram at @FSPAEastCentralChapter.

Upcoming Dates:

  •   May 1 – Houligans, Daytona, sponsored by SCP.
  •   June 1 – The Table, Deland, sponsored by HornerXpress – 4th Annual Live Auction.
  •   July 9 – Houligans Daytona, sponsored by Gorman Company.
  •   August 13 – Houligans, Daytona, sponsored by Insurance by Ken Brown.
  •   September 10, 2019 – HighJackers, Palm Coast, sponsored by HornerXpress.
  •   4th Annual Bowling Tournament.
  •   October 8 – Houligans, Daytona, sponsored by SCP.
  •   November 2 or 9: 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament.
  •   November 12 – Houligans, Daytona, sponsored by Jack’s Magic.
  •   December 10 – Holiday Party.

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Upcoming Events:

June 11 – East Central Florida Chapter Meeting

July 3 – Chapter Meeting


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