The Connecticut Spa & Pool Association has been very busy in 2017. 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 was board and was Chair of the Social Committee. A big congratulations to Mike.
September 27, 2016, Conspa Held a General Membership Meeting Round Table Format
"Profitable Fall and Winter Work - Renovations and Service", at the Best Western North Haven, North Haven, CT.
We had a total of 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 27, 2016, Connecticut Spa & Pool Association Elected it's 2016 to 2017 Executive Officers & Board of Directors:
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.
On August, 30, 2016 CONSPA held it's 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Support of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, at the Tradition Golf Course, Wallingford, CT.
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 19, 2016 Conspa Held a Class on "Advanced Water Testing & Troubleshooting", Ethan Allen, Danbury, CT.
with Guest Speaker Wayne Ivusich, Taylor Technologies.
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 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.
- Conspa Donates to Toys for Tots Program
Conspa Board Members donated this past December 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.
October 2015 - Conspa's Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Fallen Patriot's, Wallingford, CT.
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.
Conspa's charity golf tournament to benefit Fallen Patriots was held at The Tradition 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 wonderful 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. http://www.fallenpatriots.org.
September 2015 - Conspa Executive Board 2015 to 2016
2015 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.