Tour de Skeeter Late Registration Open until June 19th!

There is still time to sign up for the Tour de Skeeter! The Student Competition Committee has extended registration until June 19th for a reduced cost of $15. You will still get all the perks of regular registration, minus the t-shirt. Sign up now and join us to spread awareness for mosquito control and fund raise for the Student Competition Committee annual poster award! For more information and to sign up, click here.

Join us for the Inaugural Tour de Skeeter!

The Student Competition Committee is excited to announce our first Tour de Skeeter! As the name alludes this is a bike-a-thon event and will be held on the Virginia Capital Trail on Saturday, June 22, 2019 to kick off National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.

Registration is only $25 and all proceeds benefit the student poster competition award. Please register by June 6th so that we can get everyone’s t-shirts and packets together in time. We apologize for the short notice! This is our first time attempting an event to this scale and there were/are A LOT of details to be worked out. The committee is working diligently to make this possible and we thank all of you for your hard work and support!

 

To register or donate and for more information please visit our event page here.

A huge thank you to the vendors that have already signed up to sponsor! We look forward to seeing you out there!

 

 

April TMVCC Meeting

The next Tidewater Mosquito and Vector Control Council meeting will be held April 10th at 11 AM. Ted Bean of ADAPCO is sponsoring the meeting at Golden Corral – 2324 Chesapeake Square Ring Rd, Chesapeake VA 23321

Please RSVP to TMVCC President Chris Hohnholt.

Reminder: Dr. Harrison Memorial Service This Weekend

The Harrison Family is holding a memorial service this Saturday (March 16) at the Village Inn Event Center in Clemmons, NC for Dr. Bruce Harrison who passed away in December 2018. Please plan to attend if you are able and let Ryan Harrison know (harrisrl@forsyth.cc).

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Congratulations to Lisa Wagenbrenner, Public Health Hero!

As part of its ongoing mission to recognize leaders in the Public Health space, Valent BioSciences has launched a Public Health Heroes program for the mosquito abatement and vector control community.
Three honorees were nominated by their colleagues in celebration of their extraordinary contributions to Public Health. Each received a framed print artwork as selected by the colleague that nominated them.

When nominating Lisa as a Public Health Hero, Dreda Symonds writes:

“Lisa has worked as a mosquito control biologist for 16 years and in 3 cities in the Hampton Roads, Virginia region. She is an exemplary field biologist whose knowledge of the mosquito habitats within our vast district is invaluable to our program. Her expertise is highly sought after through various training classes and outreach programs, and her enthusiasm and love of biology is infectious.”

For more click here.

 

Lisa Wagenbrenner

Biologist
Chesapeake Mosquito Control
Award: Coquillettidia perturbans artwork

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Dreda Symonds with Public Health Hero Lisa Wagenbrenner from Chesapeake Mosquito Control

 

 

March TMVCC Meeting

TMVCC is hosting the first meeting for the season on Wednesday, March 13th at 11 at the Suffolk Department of Public Works building (800 Carolina Rd, Suffolk VA 23434).

 

Univar’s John Singletary is sponsoring the meeting and we’ll hear a presentation from the ODU Tick Lab.

 

Chris (cahohnholt@gmail.com) needs to get an accurate head count for the caterer, so please let him know whether you will attend.

 

2019 Annual Meeting Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2019 Annual VMCA Meeting, either in person or virtually! A synopsis of the meeting can be found on the 2019 meeting page along with PDF versions of all submitted presentations. Awards given this year along with past years can be found on the awards page and if you missed getting your mosquito t-shirt or glass, head over to the merchandise page and contact Tim DuBois. If you would like to become a member or simply need to renew, you can do so on the membership page. Stay tuned to your emails and the Skeeter page for the spring newsletter coming soon.

Check out your new Executive board members!

VMCA Silent Auction

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Merchandise Committee Art Contest and Product Poll

Please help the Merchandise Committee choose new items for the 2019 annual meeting by selecting your TOP 3 items on this form and sending it to Tim DuBois!

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!

VMCA annual meeting – call for presentations!

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!

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