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2017 Events


Chapter Meeting: Thank you to Hayward for providing the chapter with an informative presentation on UV, Ozone and Ionization on September 20.


Golf Outing: Sponsored by PURE Insurance and Bel-Aqua the 2017 Chapter Golf Outing took place on August 15, at the Knoll Country Club, Boonton, NJ.Visit Metro's Photo Albums for fun pictures of the event.

Baseball Game Outing: On August 7, 80 Chapter members and guests enjoyed a day at the ballgame watching the Yankees play the Red Sox.  


Certified Maintenance Specialist Training: Education happens even during the busy season with Tuesday Evening CMS classed through July, Ramsey, NJ.


Chapter Meeting: Representatives from Pentair were on hand at the April Chapter Meeting to demonstrate the benefits and educate members on High Efficiency Heaters.


Chapter Meeting: Over 30 members and guests enjoyed presentation on Upscale Pool Product Selling Skills, presented by Jim Gillan. Topics covered were waterfalls, fire features, fountains, accessories and more.


Professional Education:Metro Members got a jump start on their competition with a full day of training on Social Marketing and Website Design in New Paltz, NY. 


Conference: Hundreds of Metro Members gathered at the 201NESPA Pool and Spa Show for another great showing. The trade show floor was packed and members enjoyed some fun evening events as well.


2016 Events


As always a fun night of dancing and mixing it up was had by all at Metro's 2016 Annual Holiday Party. 

New next year: Design Awards at this event.  Start planning your submission now.


"Automation, A Way of the Future" was presented to the Metro Chapter at our November Meeting.  Subject matter expert Kevin Burhans, represented Zodiac for an interesting and useful presentation on how automation can streamline pool servicing in the industry.


Certified Maintenance Specialist, CMS - The Metro Chapter recently offered the 2.5 day Certified Maintenance Course in October at the Fireman's Training Center in Pomona, NY.  New licensing requirements have passed for Rockland County, NY and they will be finalized soon in the state of NJ. Sign your staff up now.  Additional sessions have been added for 2017. For more information visit the Metro Calendar. 

Annual Bill Bauman Golf Outing - October 18, 2016 Members and guests enjoyed a beautiful sunny day out on the course for this fun annual event. Thanks to our Chairs, Joe Perkins and John Migliaccio, $12,500 was donated on behalf of the Metro Chapter to benefit the kids of the Special Olympics of NJ!

Keep your eyes open for next years date to be announced soon!  Check out this year's photo album.


Hayward was on hand at the Metro Chapter Annual Meeting
of Members, where they presented to a full
house on LED Lighting.  Interesting and relevant product information was shared by Hayward's Subject Matter expert Kris Wiseman.


A Sold Out Winterization course took place at the residence of one of our Board Members in August.  Instructors, Bob Baron and Marc Brown provided a day long, hands on course on residential pool closings and winterization.

Metro Holiday Party

Don't miss out on this year's Holiday Party to be held on Friday, December 16.  This year the event will be held at the Ramsey Country Club, Ramsey, NJ.


September 20, 2017

The new slate of Officers were welcomed to the Chapter Board of Directors.

Robert Blanda, President

Linda Voshardt, Past President

J. Perkins, Vice President

Richard Gaynor, Treasurer

Seamus Ruger, Secretary

Robert Baron, Trustee

Marc Brown, Trustee

Kevin McDonough, Trustee

Isaac Kaselman, Director

Mitch, Katz, Director

John Migliaccio, Director

Phil Saltzman, Director

Joe Spero, Director

John, Giglio, Manufacturing Rep

Matt Lennon, Manufacturing Rep

Mike McVann, Manufacturing Rep

Lisa Valentino, Manufacturing Rep

Chris Rauschenbach, Distributor Rep

Joe Zamalkany, Distributor Rep

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