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2019 Nominations Opening Soon!

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 2018 Awardees - Ron Falcioni & George Kazdin

Ron & George were recognized for the instrumental role they played in the the hiring and mentoring of NESPA’s Executive Director Dominick Mondi. Their efforts on this front highlight their commitment to the continued success of NESPA and their willingness to go above & beyond to serve the association.

They wre both recognized for bringing  that same sense of dedication to their local chapters  They both continue to be leaders in their own right while being committed to mentoring our next generation of volunteers.

NESPA would like to extend a thank you to both Ron & George for all that they have done and continue to do for the associatin and the pool & spa industry.

2019 Award Nominations will open in the Fall!

Remembering Paulette

Paulette began her work in the pool and spa industry in 1988 as Manager of Education for the National Spa and Pool Institute.  Four years later she was recruited to join NESPA to spearhead our education program. 

Over the next twenty-four years, Paulette did more than develop and deliver essential education to the industry.  She built a culture where continued education and innovation was valued.  She brought boundless energy, tenacity and compassion to each project she worked on from solving a code question for a member to launching an industry wide education initiative.  Everything and everyone was important.

She was a resource for answers to the toughest questions on topics few others took the time to understand. More than anything she was happy to share that knowledge with others.   

Beyond technical learning, Paulette was simply passionate about the pool and spa industry.  From association members to volunteer leaders and from fellow staff to industry peers, she cared deeply about what mattered most to each person she spoke with on any given day.  Because of who she was and how much she cared about the industry, so many of those she worked with became true friends. 

Paulette passed away in the fall of 2016 while serving as Deputy Executive Director of NESPA.  

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