Bob Nichols - 2012
Bob Nichols has been a member of the IPSSA Diamond Bar chapter since 2000, and a licensed contractor since 2001. He has arranged for many informational and educational seminars for his chapter over the years, with Pentair, Hayward, SunTrek Solar, and more.
Bob served as chapter president from 2001 to 2009 and also as Director of Region 3 2009 to 2011. Bob was chair of the IPSSA Outreach Committee and has served on the Bylaws and IPSSAN committees. He currently serves also as vice-chair of the safety sub-committee.
Bob has set up and recruited chapter members to work at swimming pool safety fairs and came up with our safety coloring books.
He is responsible for researching and suggesting many of the charities our chapter has contributed to, for example Veterans of Foreign War chapter and Soldier’s Angeles.
While serving as president of the Diamond Bar chapter, Bob was solely responsible for bringing all the chapter members together for an early buy program with local distributors, resulting in thousands of dollars as incentives given back to the chapter.
One thing about Bob is that he is always there for you. Whether it is a chapter issue or a simple pool problem, you can talk to him any time and very often with a great response and/or idea.
In accepting the award, Bob commented, “When I was notified that I would receive the Terry Cowles Award, I froze in fear of not being able to properly say thank you to all of the people who helped me gain the success that brought me here tonight. The members of my chapter, my colleagues on the BORD, and most of all the people who joined with me in trying to make a difference. I could spend the rest of my time tonight saying thank you to each of them, but they know who they are and they are just as proud of me receiving this award as I am.
“This award tonight salutes the work that Terry Cowles was successful in accomplishing and the brotherhood he was able to convey to his friends and fellow IPSSA members. His efforts, ideas and dreams are what we are recognizing this evening. My efforts only mirror what the members of IPSSA look for in leadership and dedication.
“With this said, I thank the members of my chapter, my region and the IPSSA BORD for their recognition of my efforts.”