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November President's Message

President’s Message

By, Bob Russell

November 18, 2014

It seems it was many years ago when November was viewed as, “…the end of the busy season.”

In today’s fast-paced business world November now seems to signal the beginning of business planning and training for next year. This is where we are focused this time of year as well.

If you scan the event and training schedules on the NESPA and CONSPA web sites you will find some terrific opportunities to choose from.  http://www.nespapool.org/ChapterSites/CONSPA

CONSPA is also packing membership meetings with specialized teaching and training that you and your team will find very worthwhile:

  • Our October meeting featured a Round Table format on the subject of Pool and Spa Renovations. If you attended this event you will receive a copy of notes recorded by individual table facilitators- these notes will include the great ideas submitted by participants.
  • Our November 18th meeting topic will cover Basic Shotcrete Technology, presented by Bill Drakely who is an established expert in the field. If you work with concrete structures you won’t want to miss this meeting! Look for the flyer and sign up!
  • We are bringing back our very successful “Mastering Your Marketplace” series in February, March and April which will feature cutting edge technologies that the marketplace is demanding. These meetings are designed for sales, installation and service people. The venue limits attendance so we can assure that your staff can ask all their questions and get quality answers; also, we look to keep the registration costs low for these meetings so you can send everyone! Look for the first flyer in January.

Other important news…

  1. CONSPA presented a check to the Co-Founders and Program Director- David and Cynthia Kim, last week. Our collective efforts- which includes some wonderful and generous sponsors- raised more than $6,000 through our August golf tournament! The Children Of Fallen Patriots foundation grants scholarships for college tuition to young adult children of military families who have lost a parent. 100% of every donation goes to scholarships! The costs for running this foundation are fully underwritten by generous sponsors and volunteers. http://www.fallenpatriots.org/

    A huge thank you to Mike Giannamore and our board who did a terrific job on this successful fundraiser.


  2. Get Licensed Now! There will be plenty of opportunities to attend an APSP  “Certified Maintenance Specialist” (CMS) course between November and March. CMS is the minimum certification required to apply for the SP-2 test. For more information, please visit our web site http://www.nespapool.org/ChapterSites/CONSPA and click on link to NESPA site for a full schedule of classes near you!

  3. Don’t miss our 2nd Annual reception for CONSPA members at Top Of The Trop in Atlantic City; Tuesday night during the Pool and Spa Show. This event is for “Members Only” -- our way of thanking you for being a part of CONSPA. 

    Thank you for reading!

    Stay safe out there!

    All the best!


    Bob Russell

    CONSPA President



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