Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Chapter Coordinator: Diane Michael
Thank you so much to Joe Ketcham, Hayward, for
sponsoring the Chapter meeting in September. Even though there weren’t as many
of you, as usual, it was a great meeting and everyone commented what a great
presentation Joe gave! If you don’t know Joe, he has been in the swimming pool
industry since the late ’80s starting out as a warehouse worker in distribution
then quickly moving up to inside counter sales. Ketcham then was given an
outside sales position where he worked 10 years from Vero Beach to Key West. He
went to work for a manufacturer representative group with the main product line
being Goldline Controls. When Hayward acquired Goldline in 2004, he came aboard
as a Hayward employee, to this day, as a district sales manager/technology
specialist. Thanks again to Joe for sponsoring our monthly Chapter Meeting.
We are so excited to announce we received matching funds from
the Florida Swims Foundation and Every Child a Swimmer/Dr. Kent bringing our total donation to Golden Gate Aquatic Center to $5,250. That's 130 children
that will now learn how to swim! Thanks to all for the support.
Your 2021 Board of Directors has chosen a volunteer committee
to select candidates for the 2022 Board elections. If you are interested in
being part of the Chapter Board of Directors, let Diane know. Our Annual
Meeting will be in October where the slate for next year will be announced.
Thank you to Jeff Berger, Daldorado, for
sponsoring our next meeting happening Thursday, October 7 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00
at Famous Dave’s, 12148 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Please be sure to bring a
guest! Their first dinner is always free to check out our growing Chapter for
those interested. This will be a great meeting for owners and employees alike.
Come learn more about Daldorado and the projects they have done, and meet Jeff who
is a new member this year.
We have moved the date of the silent auction to November 4.
If you have any items to donate, please send them to Diane! This is our largest
fundraiser of the year and we are thankful for all your support!
Is your business making news? If so, let us know so we can
highlight you here and on social media! Hiring? Recently received an award? Any
way that our Chapter may help you get your word out about your business, we
The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter meets monthly on the first
Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Famous Dave’s, 12148 S
Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, unless otherwise stated. Please be sure to bring
guests! Their first dinner is always free to check out our growing Chapter.
Meetings are the first Thursday of the Month moving forward;
please adjust your calendars. October 7 is a Chapter meeting sponsored by
Daldorado, November 4 is the 2021 Silent/Live Auction, and December 2 is
the “Not So Silent” Holiday Party.
Follow us online at Facebook.com/FSPAFLGulfCoast and
Instagram.com/FSPAGulfCoast. We appreciate your continued support!