May 2022

6 Florida Pool Prosm • May 2022 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Wins for the pool industry Elizabeth McMurray FSPA Executive Director Greetings Florida Pool Prosm readers, I am so excited to share a few big government relations wins with you all: Bothof ourpriority legislativebills (our subcontractor bill and license plate bill) unanimously passed the state legislature and are awaiting signature by our Governor. SB222 (subcontractor bill) is the first major amendment to Section 489 of the Florida State Statues in almost 30 years. This is a huge win for FSPA! Thank you to all Board members who supported us in Tallahassee to make these initiatives a priority and ensured our success! You will see further updates from us once these are signed. I am slowly but surely making the rounds to spend time with each FSPA Chapter across our state and recently attended the FSPANorth Central Florida Chapter’s Clay Shoot. I want to share with all of you what I witnessed there: True comradery, a great networking event, a hardworking and talented Chapter Coordinator in Sonja Dickey, amazing support of our efforts by the event’s sponsors, and funds being raised for our Florida Swims Foundation and its programs, including our swim lessons efforts and the Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Fund. I also saw a ton of folks riding around with shotguns in golf carts (myself included), which is most certainly an unusual sight to see! I share all of the above to encourage each and every reader of this publication to get engaged or RE-engaged in your local chapter. All of you may think you know what you will experience there, but every event is different and brings you new and exciting opportunities to learn, share, experience and focus on FSPA’s mission, which is to advance our industry. Please come out and be a part of the action and come to a chapter event or meeting this month! Don’t forget that our next Board of Directors meeting is right around the corner, June 10-11 at the Westin Waterside Tampa. Our Board of Directors meetings are open to all members, so please RSVP on the website www. if you would like to attend. All My Best, Elizabeth McMurray