January 2022

January 2022 • Florida Pool Prosm 5 FSPA PRESIDENT ultimately welcoming our new Executive Director Elizabeth McMurray. We were fortunate to have a strong captain in Maurice Bushroe through it all. His flexibility and dedication to our organization kept us focused on the tasks at hand and eased us through the rough waters. Thank you, Maurice, for your commitment and direction throughout the past year. Astrong crew makes for a successful voyage. Our First Mate, Charis Tyson, grabbed the helm when seas were rough and stayed the course to get us through our voyage. Charis helped make our 2021 trade show a success, ran the day-to-day operations of the home office during the transition, kept the executive committee organized and informed, and made sure our members experienced smooth sailing throughout the year. Thank you, Charis, for your strength and flexibility over the past 12 months. As your newest Captain, I look forward to a strong 2022. Our office crew is already working to grow the FSPA apprenticeship program and plans are underway for an innovative trade school opportunity at the college level. Our Foundation's work with Step into Swim and the Every Child a Swimmer program continues to positively impact the lives of families across our state, and this year’s Everything Under the Sunsm Expo is shaping up to be one of the largest shows yet. Now is the time to get all hands on deck. Get involved! Our first Board meeting takes place on January 15, 2022. Make sure your voice is heard through your local chapter’s representatives. Sign up early for our trade show scheduled for March 4-5, 2022. Details are available on our website www.UndertheSunExpo.com. Our ship is sailing full steam ahead. Let’s navigate these new waters together.