GPCA Bug Bytes
By Connie Rogers
February 22, 2021
In this issue: GPCA Leadership Program, Cram Day & Golf Tournament
2021 GPCA Leadership Program
Applications are now being accepted!

Now is the time to submit your application to be part of the 2021 Leadership Class! Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of the premier state pest control association leadership program.

You might, or might not be aware that the program was completely revamped a few years ago. There was added class time, a project, and all new content prepared and delivered by Mark DiNunzio of Market Point Solutions. Mark provides a fantastic program and has agreed to facilitate the 2021 Leadership program. In addition, we have made even further updates as the program continues to grow and mature.

Mark has created a course that will truly provide immediate value to a participant at any level of your organization. This is a leadership program that can’t be missed.

The GPCA Leadership Committee and Executive Board are once again accepting applications for the 2021-2022 class and we would like to personally ask you to consider having a colleague submit an application. Consider somebody that is actively seeking growth and would be an engaged participant. A little effort on their part will return exponentially more reward.

Decisions need to be made and applications must be submitted by March 31st so, time is of the essence. You’ll find the link for the application below.

If you have any questions or should need any additional information please contact the GPCA office at 770/417-1881 or email Connie at

To download & print the registration form click the button below. To register online click the button below.

On Friday, April 9th you will have another opportunity to act like a college student before finals – CRAM, CRAM, CRAM!!!!! The CRAM day goes from 8 AM to 5 PM with instructor Jim Chase reviewing as much as he can Cram into the time to help you study for the state PCO exam. This program will be offered virtually only through ZOOM. The morning program (about 8 to 11:30) is dedicated to HPC subjects. The middle of the day (about 11:30 to 1:30) is Rules and Regulations. The rest of the day (1:30 to 5 PM) is spent on WDO.

Member Prices
If you have taken the GPCA PCO course within the past 12 months,
the cost is $60, per session, or $120 for the full day.
If you have NOT taken the GPCA PCO course, the program is $85 morning, $85 afternoon. 
Non Member Prices—$160 1/2 day, $320 full day.
Register by calling the GPCA office at 770-417-1881
or complete the attached registration form.
You can also register online at  
Payment must be received when registering. No refunds for no shows or cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.
For the registration form please click on the button below or go to to register online
The 2020 GPCA Annual Charity Golf Tournament was canceled last fall due to Covid-19 restrictions and inclement weather. We are proud to announce that the tournament has been rescheduled for this spring for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Reunion Country Club
5609 Grand Reunion Drive
Hoschton, GA 30548

Shotgun start 9:00 AM
Registration opens at 7:30 AM

If you weren't able to participate last fall and would like to this spring the registration brochure is available by clicking the button below or click this link to register online at
Bradley "Cole" Couey 

Mr. Bradley Coleman “Cole” Couey, age 18, of Kingston, GA, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021, from injuries received in an automobile accident earlier.

Cole was born in Rome, GA on April 14, 2002, son of Bradley Hardin Couey and Brandi Love Couey. Cole was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Pamela Canada Money, and by his paternal grandfather, Robert Lawayne Couey.

Cole was educated in the Floyd County School System in the Model School district from Pre-K. He was a 2020 graduate of Model High School and was awarded the designation of “Mr. Model High School” his senior year. He excelled in football, basketball, track, and soccer while at Model. Cole was a freshman at Georgia Southern University and was a proud member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Rome and was a 2019 graduate of High School Leadership Rome.

Survivors include his parents, Brandi and Brad Couey; his sister, Annie Love Couey; his paternal grandmother, Nancy Couey, Rome; his maternal grandfather, Joe Money, Rome; his girlfriend, Annabelle Roberts, Moultrie, GA; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of Cole’s life was held on February 13, 2021, at the Taylor Estate in Rome. The Rev. Jason Stockton officiated with remarks from the Rev. Matt Green, the Rev. Sonny Walker, the Rev. Brad Roberts, and Coach Jacob Travis. Several of Cole’s friends also shared.