Mike Jones Day at FPSIE Saturday July 13, 2013
598 Display Way
Sacramento, Ca. 95838
Product Demonstration Table Top Times
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
BBQ Lunch Time
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch – $20 Donation per/person to benefit the Mike Jones Education Fund
For more information contact FPSIE at (916) 922-8895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some History About Mike Jones
Mike Jones was the first “non-Aston family” employee of Chem Quip, Inc. In 1973 Mike joined the Chem Quip team taking charge of sales for the fledgling distributor. By 1978 Mike had earned a partnership interest in the company and in 1980 Don Aston left Mike in charge in Sacramento while he turned his attention to the Redding operation, White House Sales, which had been acquired from the Gager family. With the pending acquisition of A-1 Distribution from Cal Seabolt in 1992, Chem Quip moved its Sacramento operations from Alhambra Boulevard to Land Avenue adding more space in order to accommodate consolidation of the two (2) operations. During this move, Mike became ill and subsequently learned that his heart was the cause of his health issues. While awaiting a treatment regimen, on July 4, 1993, Mike had a severe heart attack and passed just after enjoying watching fire-works from the front lawn at his home in Sacramento. During the twenty (20) years Mike was at Chem Quip, he touched the lives of most everyone in the pool/spa business in Northern California. Twenty (20) years later, he is still remembered fondly by all the servicemen (and servicewomen) and retailers he mentored and counseled in their businesses.
During the early years at FPSIE, Valencia “Val” Jones, Mike’s widow, was almost like a fixture at the education center where she served as a volunteer. She established the Mike Jones Education Fund at FPSIE in Mike’s memory to provide tuition for those students who “might-need-just-a-little-help-from-Mike.” July 13, 2013, has been declared to be Mike Jones Day at FPSIE and will host a fund raiser that day to benefit Mike’s Education fund. Mike’s favorite bar-b-que vendor will be serving lunch from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM. For those who wish to reminisce about the “old days,” Mike’s family will be on hand and have a table-top with pictures and such.