October 2018 SP1 CEU Classes were held in Danbury & Southbury, CT
On October 9th and October 23rd CONSPA offered Continuing Education to all Connecticut Swimming Pool License Holders. This course meets the State of Connecticut Continuing education requirements for the limited swimming pool maintenance and repair license (SP-1 only) to maitain and/or repair swimming pools and spa. Licenses are renewable yearly with state continuing education required every two years to retain your license. All SP-1 license holders are required 4 hours of Continuing Education. Before license renewal deadline of October 30, 2018. We had 144 license holders attend this class under the instruction of Chris Lightenberg. SP1 next year for CEU's will be held in 2020.
September 2018 New Executive Board 2018 to 2019, Southbury, CT
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 the new CONSPA Executive Board members were sworn at the Heritage Hotel & Conference Center, Southbury, CT.
2018 to 2019 Executive Board Members
President - Rob Romano, Vice President - Lynn Spaulding, Treasurer - Pat McDougall, Secretary - Bob Russell.
Photo left to right: CONSPA President - Rob Romano, CONSPA Immediate Past President - Raymond Rescildo, Nespa President and CONSPA Past President - Ron Falcioni.
August 2018 Charity Golf Event, Oxford, CT
On Wednesday, August 28th we held our charity Golf tournament. We have been proud supporters of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation for the past 5 years, providing $60,000 in donations, which equates to 10 years of college for Gold Star students. This year we had the biggest turn out with over 116 golfers and 21 non-golfers. So here is a big hearty thanks to all our attendees, sponsors, and especially our CONSPA Golf committee.
Photo Left to Right: 1st photo Kylie Owen one of the Fallen Patriots Scholars, Rob Romano CONSPA Golf Chair and Lynda Bardos, Chapter Adminstrator. Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Chris Petrakos - Devlopment Officer and Kyle Owen.
March 2018 General Membership Program, Danbury, CT
2018 Luxury Market Trends
Ideas for positioning your business for growth in a changing marketplace
with Guest Speaker Jonathan Moffly
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Ethan Allen Hotel we had Jonathan Moffly owner of Moffly Media a publisher of regional magazines, digital media and a host for luxury-based events in Fairfield County come and speak to our members. Each attendee received 1.5 APSP CEU for the class.
February 2018 General Membership Program, Southbury, CT
"Is Your Business Water Tight?"
with Steve Getzoff, Esq. Parter - Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP Lead Consel to APSP
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Heritage Hotel & Conference Center we had a very well attended General Member's meeting with over 40 pepole in attendance. Everyone listen to this powerful attorney on how to write contracts and work orders. He made sure that everyone is up to date on critical compliances issues with their business. Each person received 1.5 APSP CEU hours for attending.
January 2018 Paulette Pitrak Awarded to Ray Rescildo, Atlantic City, NJ
At the 2018 Pool & Spa Show Raymond Rescildo was awarded the first ever Paulette Pitrak "Above & Beyond" Award which is Nespa's highest volunteer recoginition honoring members who have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to our association through their volunteer services. Nominees must be a NESPA member in good standing who has exhibited extradionary volunteer work during the current year. The volunteer work can be at either or both the Chapter or Region level. A big congratulations to Ray on this very special award!
January 2018 Members Only "Top of Trop", Atlantic City, NJ
January 2018 Top of the Trop, Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Conspa held its 5th annual Members Only Cocktail Reception during The Pool & Spa Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We had over 80 people attended this event and had a great two hours of socializing with many companies in the industry. This is our annual appreciation event for the great members of CONSPA.
Photo from left to right. CONSPA Board Members Sandy Nadler, Rob Romano, Ray Rescildo, Lynn Spaulding, Kimberly Gray, Ron Falcioni, Dom Mondi, NESPA Executive Director, Bob Russell, Lynda Bardos.
A Big Thank you to the 2018 "Top of Trop" Sponsors!
Aquacal Autopilot, Inc., Baystate Pool Supplies, Coversafe, Inc., David Cooke Plaster Company, Hayward Products, Meyco Pool Covers, Phoenix Products, SCP Distributors.
CONSPA 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
Once again we are taking over the "Top of the Trop" in the Tropicana Towers. This will be a catered event with hot appetizers and wait staff. This will be our FIFTH ANNUAL event in Atlantic City and is fast becoming one of the most popular "evening" events to attend! We hope you will join us as a SPONSOR. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. If you would like to sponsor this event. Please download the attached form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us (860) 819-0374. We are encouraging all current CONSPA members (ONLY CONSPA members) and member company staff to join us for some food and drinks. We look forward to your participation!
DOWNLOAD 2018 SPONSORSHIP FORM and 2018 AC SPONSORSHIP LETTER
October 2017 General Membership Meeting, Southbury, CT
"Meet the Inspector's Night"
with Joseph Cassidy, Acting State of CT Building Inspector, Larry Caniglia, Northeast Spa & Pool Association, Kelly McKelvey, Northeast Spa & Pool Association
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Heritage Hotel & Conference Center we had very well attended member's meeting with over 70 people in attendance. Our three guest speaker's touched on very important issues of critical swimming pool and spa codes. Recent code changes, permit and inspection process. If you missed this you missed a great value of information.
October 2017 CONSPA Donates to The Children of Fallen Patriots, Southbury, CT
On October 17, 2017 CONSPA's Vice President, Rob Romano presented a check to Robert Moeller a Navy Seal who works for The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. This years check was in the amount of $12,000.00 which was raised at the 2017 Charity Golf Tournament. Speakers also included Co-founder Cynthia Kim, Megumi Voight and Haley Hartwick.
First Photo: Rob Romano and Robert Moeller
Second Photo Front Row: Rob Romano, Lynda Bardos, Megumi Voight, Cynthia Kim, Haley Hartwick, Larry Caniglia, Lynn Spaulding, Michael Lionetti
Back Row: Bob Russell, Sandy Nadler, Ray Rescildo, Brian Jacobson, Ron Falcioni, Pat McDougall, Dave McGlaughlin, Robert Moeller
September 2017 CONSPA General Membership Dinner Program, Southbury, CT
With Guest Speaker Mark Stevens, CEO of MSCO, Author of "Your Marketing Sucks"
Mark Stevens is a best-selling author, CEO of MSCO, the global marketing and management consultancy and a popular media commentator on a host of business matters including marketing, branding, management, and sales. Stevens is knows for delivering business insights with blunt truths and unconventional wisdom. We had over 40 people who attended this event and learned about the myth and reality of finding great people. How your brand/culture can build a great time. Why the lack of delegation kills sales. The key pillars of marketing that drives growth.
All attendees earned 1.5 hours of APSP credit through this education program, from CONSPA.
September 2017, CONSPA Elected in new board
Congratulations to our new Executive Officers & Board of Directors 2017 to 2018
Executive Board Members: President: Ray Rescildo - Certified Pools, Vice President: Rob Romano - David Cooke Plaster Company, Treasurer: Lynn Spaulding - Savol Pools, Secretary: Pat McDougall - Newtown Pools, Past President: Ron Falcioni - Darien Pools, LLC.
Board of Directors: Bill Drakeley - Drakeley Pools, Kim Gray - Paradis Pools, Brian Jacobson - Hayward, Michael Lionetti - Shoreline Pools, Dave McGlaughlin - Integrity Pools, Sandy Nadler - Bel-Aqua Pool Supply, Vic Paradis - Paradis Pools, John Romano - All American Custom Pools & Spas, Bob Russell - Glen Gate Company.
August 2017 CONSPA Annual Golf Outing
To Benefit Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
This event was held on Tuesday, August 29th at The Tradition Golf Club in Wallingford, CT with over 100 golfers and sponsors in attendance. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation has filled the gap in college financing for hundreds of children who otherwise would not be able to afford a higher education, or who would be saddled with enormous debt that would hamper their future. Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. For more information please visit website at www.fallenpatriots.org.
Visit the photo tab album to see some great pictures of the event.
Thanks to the hard work of our Board Golf Chair, Rob Romano and committee Brian Jacobson, Lynn Spaulding, Pat McDougall, and Lynda Bardos.
A special thanks to our dedicated 2017 sponsors: All American Custom Pools & Spas, Aquacal Autopilot, Inc., Aquatic Pool & Spa Services, Baystate Pool Supplies, Bel Aqua Pool Supply, Brennan Pools, Cover Safe, Darien Pool, David Cooke Plaster Company, Glen Gate Company, Hayward, Heritage Recreation Center, Hocon Gas, Imperial Pools Inc., Latham Pool Products, Inc., Long Island Pool & Spa Association, Loop-Loc, Merlin Industries, Inc., Metro NY NJ Spa & Pool Association, Meyco Pool Covers, N. Jonas & Company, Natural Chemistry, New Englad Silica, Inc., NESPA, Orenda Technologies, Paradis Pools, Pebble Technology, Pentair, Phoenix, Pioneer Valley Fiberglass Pools, R. W. Haggerty Pools, Savol Pools, SCP Pool Corporation, Shoreline Pools, Zodiac.
January 2017 to March 2017 CONSPA Events
On January 24, 2017 we held the members only event at the Top of Trop at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. On February 28, 2017 we brought back the 'Mastering the Marketplace Series featuring Pentair" and our guest speaker's were John Belcher and Rich Jones. The week of March 6th Nespa held a Certified Maintenance Class at the Ethan Allen, in Danbury, CT. On March 9th Nespa held a class for the Swimming Pool Builders Continuing Education. Mike Giannamore a former board member of Conspa was presented a plaque for thanking him for all the years that he has served on the board as Chair of the Social Committee. A big congratulations to Mike.
September 2016, Conspa General Membership Meeting, North Haven, CT
"Profitable Fall and Winter Work - Renovations and Service" Round Table, at the Best Western North Haven
On September 27th general membership meeting program invited five Guest Speaker's and had the following topics that were discussed: First table was with Rob Romano from David Cooke Plaster Company and his topic table was Managing Late Season Plasters. Brian Diglio from Blue Wave Pool was the second topic table which covered Winterize Challenges and Best Practices. Third topic table was Winter Safety Cover Challenges with Dan Rowan from Meyco Products. Fourth topic table was with Ray Rescildo from Certified Pools and his topic covered Vinyl Liner Pools and Repairs and Renovations. The fifth topic table was with Ron Falcioni and his topic was Masonry Projects & Cold Weather. Over 40 people were in attendance for this event and everyone walked away with some very valuable information.
September 2016, CONSPA Votes in New Board
Executive Officers & Board of Directors 2016 to 2017
Executive Officers: President: Ray Rescildo - Certified Pools, Vice President: Holly Kulowski - Certified Pools, Treasurer: Lynn Spaulding, Savol Pools, Secretary: Brian Jacobson - Hayward, Past President: Ron Falcioni, Darien Pools, LLC.
Board of Directors: Bill Drakeley - Drakeley Pools, Pat McDougall - Newtown Pools, Dave McGlaughlin - Integrity Pools, Sandy Nadler - Bel-Aqua Pool Supply, Vic Paradis - Paradis Pools, John Romano - All American Custom Pools & Spas, Rob Romano - David Cooke Plaster, Bob Russell - Glen Gate Company.
First Photo: Lynn Spaulding - Savol Pools, Holly Kulowski - Century Pools, Ray Rescildo - Certified Pools Second Photo: Ron Falcioni - Past President and Ray Rescildo - Certified Pools
August 2016 CONSPA Golf Tournament, Wallingford, CT.
3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Children of Fallen Patriots
On August 30th CONSPA hosted the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds for surviving military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The patriotic tournament took place on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Tradition Golf Club. A record setting 110 golfers were in attendance and enjoyed lunch, dinner and a day of golf amongst friends.
The Tournament was conclude with a speech from Fallen Patriots Co-Founder Cynthia Kim expressing the foundation's gratitude for organizations like CONSPA who help support their mission of helping every child of the fallen. She also explained how it is our duty to honor the fallen by providing support for their children. Over 97% of those killed in action are men, leaving mothers, who earn on average less than $50,000 per year, with the financial responsibilities of raising a family.
Last year's golf tournament raised $7,000 for children of the fallen. With an increase in golfers competing, this year is expected to provide more funds for college scholarships.
For more information on this organization please see WWW.FALLENPATRIOTS.COM.
We would like to say a big thank you to the following sponsors which helped make this 2016 golf tournament a HUGE success. Thank you to AJ Swimming Pool Plastering, Aqua Cal, Atlantic Sales Connection, Atlas Companies Inc. , Baystate Pool Supplies, Inc., Bel - Aqua, Darien Pools, David Cooke Plaster Co., Ecosmarte Planet Friendly, Glen Gate Company, Hayward, Hocon Gas, Imperial Pools Inc., Loop Loc - Pool Cover Corp., Mancini Pool Decks, Inc., Metro NY NJ Spa & Pool, Meyco Products, Northeast Spa & Pool Association, New England Silica, Inc., Paramount Pool & Spa System, Pentair, Phoenix, Pool Corp/SCP Corporation, Savol Pools, Southington Rustic Fence, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Zodiac.
April 2016 Conspa Held a Seminar on "Advanced Water Testing & Troubleshooting", Ethan Allen, Danbury, CT.
with Guest Speaker Wayne Ivusich, Taylor Technologies.
On April 19th CONSPA hosted an educational program designed to inform pool professional on a variety of water chemistry topics. This class was headed by Wayne Ivusich, Director of Education, at Taylor Technologies. The program titled "Water Chemistry & Testing for Both Experienced and New Staff" was held at The Ethan Allen Hotel, in Danbury, CT on April 19, 2016. CONSPA's goal was to educate pool professionals about water chemistry developments and trends.
Wayne shared his insights about a variety of water chemistry related topics including treating difficult water problems, balanced water that optimizes the disinfection process, and how to avoid common chemistry mistakes. Interactive discussions addressed subjects such as the saturation index, facts on sanitation and oxidation, as well as testing techniques and interferences.
All attendees earned 1.5 APSP credits through this educational program, from CONSPA.
January 2016 - Conspa Member's Only Event "Top of Trop", Atlantic City, New Jersey
On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Connecticut Spa & Pool Association held it's Member's Only Event at the Top of the Trop. This was a
great way for members and sponsors to get together and mingle to form new relationships within the industry.
Conspa wants to thank our sponsor's who made this event a great success.
Baystate Pool Supplies, David Cooke Plaster Company, Hayward Products,
Meyco Products, Phoenix Products, SCP Distributors, Zodiac
Conspa Board Members 2015 - 2016
Front Row: Holly Kulowski, Rob Romano, Lynn Spaulding - Treasurer,
Ron Falcioni - President, Ray Rescildo - Vice President, Eric Olsen
Back Row: John Romano, Brian Jacobson - Secretary, Mike Giannamore, Lynda Bardos - Chapter Administrator
Not Pictured: Pat McDougall, Sandy Nadler, Bob Russell, and Bill Drakeley.
December 2015 - Conspa Donates to Toys for Tots
Conspa Board Members donated to the Toys for Tots Program. Board Member, Holly Kulowksi was in charge of organizing and purchasing all donated toys. Sergeant Ryan Magana, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Division, F Company I & I came and picked up all the toys. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute these toys as Christmas gifts to the less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Conspa has been donating for the past several years to this very giving organization.
Thanks to the hard work of our Board Social Chair Holly Kulowski!
First Photo: Purchased Toy's donated Second Photo: Holly Kulowski - Century Pools and Sergeant Ryan Magana.
October 2015 - CONSPA Golf Tournament, Wallingford, CT
2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Children of Fallen Patriots
Conspa's Charity golf tournament to benefit Children of Fallen Patriots was held at The Tradition Golf Club in Wallingford, CT. Once again, the event was a success in every way. We had over 80 golfers and a lot of non-golfers (who joined us for dinner and raffles).
Thank you so much for Cynthia Kim Co-founder of Fallen Patriots who attended our golf event. Cynthia and her husband David Kim founded this organization by providing college scholarships and long-term educational counseling to children of fallen patriots. Cynthia explained to the group that we honor the lives of those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, ensuring the success of those they loved. Cynthia also spoke about that nearly 20,000 children have lost an active duty parent in the military over the last 35 years. This organization helps them and support their education with college scholarships that go directly to the children. We are proud to be associated with their organization and VERY pleased to help by donating. For more information please click on the following link.
Thanks to the hard work of our Board Golf Chair Michael Giannamore and Committee member Holly Kulowski!
A check was donated in the amount of $6,000.00 from this event.
First Picture above Cynthia Kim Co-founder Fallen Patriots and John Haase, of Phoenix Products.
Second Picture Michael Giannamore, Conspa Board Member, Ronald Falcioni, Conspa President, and Cynthia Kim - Fallen Patriots.
Third Picture - 1st Row Rob Romano, Lynda Bardos, Brian Jacobson, Cynthia Kim, Ron Falcioni, Lynn Spaulding, Holly Kulowski, Bob Russell.
Third Picture - 2nd Row Pat McDougall, Sandy Nadler, Ray Rescildo, Mike Giannamore, Eric Olsen.
September 2015 - Conspa Executive Board 2015 to 2016, North Haven, CT
CONSPA Executive Board 2015 to 2016
CONSPA Treasurer, Lynn Spaulding - Savol Pools, CONSPA Secretary, Brian Jacobson - Hayward, CONSPA Vice President, Ray Rescildo - Certified Pools,
CONSPA President, Ron Falcioni - Darien Pools, Past President, Bob Russell - Glen Gate Company.