The Paulette Pitrak “Above & Beyond” Award is NESPA’s highest volunteer recognition honoring members who have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to our association through their volunteer service.
To be considered for the Above & Beyond Volunteer Recognition Award, the nominee must be a NESPA member in good standing who has exhibited extraordinary volunteer work during the current year. The volunteer work can be done at either or both the Chapter or Region level.
Congratulations to the 2017 Awardee - Ray Rescildo!
Ray was recognized for his countless hours of volunteer work as part of the Connecticut Spa & Pool Association's (CONSPA) Government Relations Committee.
Ray is the current President of CONSPA and has been an active member of the CONSPA Government Relations Committee for several years.This past year he lead the charge against a strong bi-partisan attempt to revoke the Pool Contractors Service License and the Pool Builders License which NESPA & CONSPA worked for 20 years to enact.
Ray took on the challenge of reversing the intent of the legislature and governor by working tirelessly, and attending innumerable state legislature committee meetings, Town Halls, knocking on doors of the individual legislators, and button-holing state legislators and their staff members over many months. Ray worked so hard because he believes in a well-trained and professional industry. Through his efforts and his fellow CONSPA leaders the Connecticut licenses remain intact.
Nominations for the 2018 Award Will Open in November