Chapter News

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 2022 Chapter News - Broward Chapter


Chapter Coordinator: Diane Michael

(386) 538-1083



On Wednesday, April 27 the Broward Chapter headed over to Aqua Champs who hosted our meeting and a wonderful Behind-the-Scenes tour of their facility located in Oakland Park. We appreciate all those who attended and are very excited about our continued growth of our Chapter!

Wow! What an amazing job Misty Knight, Fluidra, and Rick Myers, Lo-Chlor, did getting such an amazing commitment from the following annual sponsors. We are so thankful and excited to be able to provide more events, donate more dollars and overall have a very healthy Chapter. Thank you!

Your business can still support!! Contact our Chapter Coordinator Diane Michael for more details.

Title Sponsors: HornerXpress, Stone Hardscapes, AquaCal, and Lo-Chlor; Fluidra; Pentair; Hayward; and SGM. Gold Sponsors: Pool Corp. and Raypak. Silver Sponsor: Proline Distributors.

On Thursday, April 7, the first meeting took place for the Lifeguard Awareness Committee. This committee has come together with an initial goal of growing the number of lifeguards in Broward and Dade Counties. The initial group is comprised of individuals from fire and rescue, parks and recreation, swim schools, and a representative from Every Child A Swimmer, as well as member companies of the Florida Swimming Pool Association, Broward Chapter. For the first time ever, we are hearing from professionals who recruit lifeguards, that they are losing qualified individuals to the fast food industry. There’s a shortage and the FSPA Broward Chapter Board of Directors decided to get involved! The mission is to find those who want to become lifeguards and who either don’t have the swim experience yet or cannot afford the training. Stay tuned for more details on how this committee will work with the local community. The committee will be meeting the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m.  If you’re interested in being part of this group, please let Diane know.

The Bjarne “Ike” Eikevik, Jr. we have rented the “Catch My Drift” boat has been postponed More details to come!

We are pleased to announce a Chapter meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. featuring DBPR: Services / Professions & Combating ULA in Partnership with Florida Swimming Pool Association.  They will discuss the DBPR mission, services, professions, FL Statutes pertaining to the construction industry (F.S. 489), Unlicensed Activity (ULA), ULA tips and answer questions. The Program Administrator for the DBPR Broward Office is sending a field representative so joins us!  RSVP is required.  Where: Tropical Acres, 2500 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale. Cost: $45 for non-members / $40 dinner cost includes iced tea / coffee with a choice of beef / chicken, two vegetables and dessert. Please RSVP today as we need to give them an exact count prior to the meeting.  We are very grateful to have the DBPR presenting and look forward to a great meeting!

Throughout the year, the Broward Chapter Board of Directors support many local and state programs including Every Child A Swimmer. To grow our local outreach program and continue to contribute to many valuable organizations and causes, we ask that review our 2022 sponsorship information. There are many options for your business to gain maximum exposure to the members of our Chapter. Please help us grow and support our goals.

Mark your calendars for a Chapter Meeting on June 15, a Tabletop and Auction in July, a Chapter Meeting on August 17, a Chapter Meeting on September 21, a Top Golf event in October, a Chapter Meeting on November 16, and a Holiday Party/Havana Nights in December.

Please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FSPABroward and our Instagram @FSPABrowardChapter.  We appreciate your continued support!

Board of Directors