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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

April 2021 Chapter News

East Central Florida Chapter News

East Central Florida
Chapter Coordinator:  Diane Michael
(386) 538-1083

We went back to our usual meeting location at Houligan’s on Tuesday, February 9 for our Chapter meeting. This meeting was generously sponsored by Hayward. We learned about their new services and watched an informative product video. We were also excited to welcome Brielle Goldberg with Water Safe to talk about their amazing program where they provide swimming lessons to those who are in great need in Flagler County. The Board of Directors challenged the Chapter to donate and then the Chapter will submit for matching funds under Florida Swims and Every Child a Swimmer. Gorman Company-sponsored $2,500, East Coast Pools sponsored $500, Waldhauer & Son sponsored $500, Cypress Creek Outdoors sponsored $500 and Callan Group Communications sponsored $250. Thanks to all who came out. We had another successful turnout!

Congrats to Holly Waldhauer, Mermaid Lagoons, Inc., for receiving the Chapter’s highest honor of Director of the Year! Thank you for all your support and your passion for the industry and the East Central Florida Chapter!

For all who attended the Chapter meeting in March, you know what a thoughtful presentation McBride Land Services made for members. Thank you so much! We appreciate their support as new members. We are thankful for another great group, even though Bike Week 2021 was in full force! Keep attending these meetings and bringing guests. We also had a new member application submitted and reviewed our annual calendar (which is 100% full)! Thank you to all our sponsors. We also announced some new committees! Thank you to Larry Drumb, Pool Renovations by Larry, for chairing the Holiday Party Committee which will be a formal affair casino night. Thanks to those who signed up to help! Also, thank you again to Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown, and Keith Quint, Gorman Company, for chairing the Golf Committee!

Our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament took place Saturday, March 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell. Thank you to all who have signed up. As of the date of writing this, we had 16 teams locked in! We appreciate HornerXpress and Lo-Chlor for sponsoring this fundraiser! This event will help support member outreach efforts!

We are back to Houligan’s off of International Speedway on Tuesday, April 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for our Chapter Meeting. This month, come learn how your co-op dollars can get used by a presentation by Diane Michael, Callan Group Communications. You will learn best practices on calendar reminders, creative ways to work with your vendors/distributors, and more. Feel free to bring a guest. The first time, dinner is on the Chapter!

All meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. located at Houligan’s, 1725 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, unless otherwise stated. Dinner is covered with a $15 donation for members and $20 for future members. Please be sure to bring a guest! Guests are welcome to attend three meetings prior to joining.

We are so thankful for all the sponsors who have stepped up and secured our whole year of speakers. You can still support one of our events, please contact Diane for details.

May 11 is the 6th Annual Bowling Tournament from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. June 8 is a Chapter Meeting sponsored by Fluidra.  July 13 is the 6th Annual Silent/Live Auction.  August 10 is a Chapter Meeting sponsored by Wayne’s Solar.  September 14 is a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Family Night, and CE course sponsored by Insurance by Ken Brown. October 12 is a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Cypress Creek Outdoors with a presentation and sponsorship by Pentair.  Sometime in October will be the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. November 9 is sponsored generously by Jack’s Magic. December 14 is a Holiday Party / Casino Night – more details to come!

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