Would you like to see your vector-related artwork on VMCA merchandise? Send it to Tim DuBois by November 16th, 2018; selected artists will receive $50 for the use of their work!
The time has come again to celebrate the vector world! The 2019 VMCA Annual Meeting is February 5-7 and we are looking for individuals to submit a presentation to share their experiences and expertise with colleagues in the vector profession. This year’s conference will be held at the Hilton on the waterfront of Virginia Beach. Individuals will benefit from your experience while you are making a valuable contribution to the profession. Our goal is for people to experience educational, informative, inspirational, and entertaining professional development. Attendees express a strong desire for presentations that are engaging, enjoyable, and applicable in the “real world” of vector. Check out the 2019 Annual Meeting page for more information!
The Virginia Mosquito Control Association is sponsoring a recertification course for Category 8 & Registered Technician (60) on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. It will be held at the Hampton Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, Virginia. Registration is at 9:00 AM. Please see the Pesticide Applicators Recertification page under the Training tab for registration and payment information.
Happy Mosquito Control Awareness Week!
Dennis Salmen has been our Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the AMCA for the past two 3 year terms, his current term ends in the fall of this year. Unfortunately Dennis is not eligible to serve a third term. As part of his role as RD he has to provide at least two names to the nominating committee. This position represents the entire Mid-Atlantic Region of the AMCA (Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia). The new director will serve as a link between the AMCA board and Regional members. They will be expected to attend annual state meetings within their region as well as AMCA board meetings and annual meetings. The full list of Regional Director Duties and Responsibilities are listed in the attachment.
This is an elected position with the AMCA and the nomination committee is actively recruiting for candidates.
If you are interested in serving as the RD please contact George Wojcik at 757-393-8666 or email email@example.com.
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month!
This music video by 2018 VMCA President Andy Lima aka MC Bugg-Z talks about ticks and Lyme disease, giving information and tips for prevention.
The latest edition of the VMCA newsletter is now available! This is a combined winter/spring issue so it’s packed with all sorts of interesting info. Visit our Skeeter page to view and download.
The VMCA is holding its annual adult mosquito identification course on May 7th, 2018. See the Training tab for more details. To sign up, please email Education Committee Co-Chair Karen Akaratovic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am happy to share with you all that we have set up an exciting learning opportunity for our March TMVCC meeting. Our meeting will be later in the month than usual, on the 28th. Dreda Symonds, from Chesapeake Mosquito Control, will be teaching and demonstrating larvicide measurement techniques at their field office in Chesapeake. This will be a practical exercise, with the intent of improving accuracy of larvicide applications and records.
Please join us on March 28th 11:00 AM at:
Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission
332 St. Brides Rd. East
Chesapeake, VA 23322
This meeting will be sponsored by John Singletary with UNIVAR. This meeting will be catered and John would like a head count in advance in order to purchase the right amount of food.
Please RSVP with a head count for your municipality.
York County Mosquito Control Biologist
1801 Wolf Trap Road, Yorktown, VA 23692