Chapter News

Thursday, May 4, 2023

May 2023 Chapter News - Broward Chapter




At the time of writing this, the Chapter meeting had not yet taken place. Pictures will be posted on our Chapter Facebook page after April 19. We want to thank everyone for their support of the Chapter meeting in May. Special thanks to Rick Myers and Dr. Coffey, Lo-Chlor, for sponsoring the night.

Dr. Coffey, the chemist who made most of the Lo-Chlor products presented at the Chapter meeting on April 19. This was a great opportunity to invite your employees to see if they can "stump the chemist!" Attendees learned a bit of technical information about chlorine and pool chlorine mysteries that will help reduce blood pressure and increase profits. Wednesday, March 15, Chapter members gathered to get a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center.

After the tour of the new facility, members from the FSPA Executive Committee were present to honor Dr. Bill Kent. Thank you to them for attending and to Dr. Kent for his tireless support of Florida Swims Foundation, Every Child a Swimmer and so many others charitable causes and missions around the world! We are so honored to have Bill in our local Chapter and are forever grateful for his endless contributions of talent, time, resources, funds, and friendship!

Thank you to Casey McGovern for giving us an update on Every Child a Swimmer. Thank you to our new volunteer Chapter President Don Cesarone III, Aquatic Consulting Engineers, Inc., who honored Rick Myers, Lo-Chlor, for his 2022 leadership as the chapter president. Rick led the Chapter on focused, successful strides that carried us into another great year! He was inducted into the 2023 FSPA Hall of Fame. Thank you for everything, Rick! Thank you to all who helped set up and break down! We so appreciate your time and willingness to always pitch in!

Check out the beautiful pictures of the night on the Chapter Facebook page and while you’re there please be sure to like and follow our Chapter page.

Members making news. Congrats to Ike’s Carter Pool Companies who garnered five Design Awards including: Bronze Award – Residential Pool 501 square feet and over; Silver Award – Residential Pool 501 square feet and over; Gold Award – Residential Pool 501 square feet and over; Technical Award;  and Bronze Award – Residential Pool Vanishing Edge.

Read about other awards your fellow Chapter Members received in the March issue of Florida Pool Prosm which can be found online at https://industry.FloridaPoolPro.com.

Thank you so much to Pentair for choosing to be a 2023 Annual Sponsor again this year! We appreciate your continued support! If you want to sponsor a meeting, these spots will go fast so please contact Diane for more details. As always, we ask that the program be educational in format and that you help our members learn more about your business and ways to support one another. The annual sponsorship support helps the Chapter Board of Directors to run the Chapter, donate heavily to important programs like Florida Swims Foundation, PIPAC fund, the FSPA Scholarship Fund and much more. Thank you for your interest!

All Chapter Meetings are from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and we do our best to host these meetings on the third Wednesday of the month if possible. If there’s any change in that format, we will note it below. Currently, our meetings are held at Tropical Acres, 2500 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, unless otherwise stated but we are looking for another venue to welcome us. Please contact Diane if you know a venue that has a private room that can fit 40 people. Thank you!

We are finalizing this year’s calendar. Please save the dates below. Thank you! May 17 - National Water Safety Month: Drowning Prevention Presentation by the Broward Health Department hosted at Aquachamps Swim School, Chapter meetings on June 21, July 19, August 16, and September 20; Harvest Tabletop October 18 or 26; November 15 - no meeting; and Annual Casino Night on December 1.

Thank you for your continued support of the growing Broward Chapter! Please like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FSPABroward and our Instagram
@FSPABrowardChapter. We appreciate your continued support!