Chapter News

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

January 2021 Chapter News

Central Florida Chapter

Central Florida
Chapter Coordinator:  Sonja Dickey
(941) 952-9293

Happy New Year! We are planning a great year for 2021! We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Chapter events.

What do you get a man who has everything? Of course, one-of-a-kind FSPA Speedo swim trunks! Yes, the Chapter presented Dr. Bill Kent with this special gift as a thank you for bringing the meaning of free swim lessons to the next level. Thank you, Dr. Bill Kent and the Bill Kent Family Foundation.  
A huge shout out to Todd Koonts, Spies Pool! He took the time to collect donations to help support the Gift of Swimming in their swim lesson scholarship program. Thank you to those that contributed: Spies Pool $3,700, FSPA Central Florida Chapter $3,500, SPESF $3,500, Insurance by Ken Brown $300, and Odyssey Manufacturing $1,000. A total of $12,000…yeah!

In person, in Orlando! Registration is now open for the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo! We invite you to join us February 19-20 at the Orange County Convention Center. FSPA members, who are paid in full, enter education courses and exhibit hall for free! Classes are being held in blocks to take full advantage of social distancing benefits. Limited seating, so register now! *Masks will be required, the exhibit hall layout provides for more space to prevent crowding, education classes will have 6' spacing between seats, hand sanitizer stations throughout the event.

Mark your calendar! Our fourth annual Casino Night and Silent Auction benefiting Education and Safety Around Water is scheduled for Friday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Dubsdread. Watch for emails regarding this not-to-be-missed event! If you’d like to donate an auction item for the silent auction please be in contact with Sonja. The auction will have pool and non-pool related items. The more, the better!

Please note the change to our regularly scheduled Board meeting for January which is usually the first Tuesday of the month. We look forward to seeing you at the Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, on Monday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m. at HornerXpress Longwood, 975 Fl Central Pkwy., #1100.

Your 2021 Board of Directors is working on exciting and educational events. Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for speakers or events. If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page at FSPA Central Florida Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings.