Chapter News

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

October 2021 Chapter News

Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

Chapter Coordinator:  Diane Michael
(386) 538-1083



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 p.m.
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 will!

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!