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!

Pesticide Applicators Recertification

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.

Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 24-June 30, 2018

Happy Mosquito Control Awareness Week!

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AMCA is Looking for a new Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

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 wojcikg@portsmouthva.gov.

Check out MC Bugg-Z’s newest track!

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.

Enjoy!

2018 Winter/Spring Skeeter

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.

2018 Annual Adult Mosquito ID Course

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 (kakaratovic@suffolkva.us)

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