GPCA Bug Bytes
By Connie Rogers
September 28, 2020
In this issue: South Georgia Conference & Pest Vets Coat Drive
We’re Excited to Announce that the GPCA South Georgia Fall Conference Registration is now OPEN!

Online registration now available at GPCA.org

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions that were still in place several weeks ago, we have had to make some adjustments to the dates and the overall setup of the South Georgia Conference. Our goal this year is to offer this conference with both in-person and virtual attendees. Please see the conference announcement below that outlines the procedures GPCA plans to implement at our conferences this fall. NO on site registration will be available this year so please sign up in advance.

Conference Announcement

As of August 1, 2020, the GPCA Executive Board voted to move forward with planning for in-person and virtual meetings for the North Georgia, South Georgia, and Athens Conferences for now. The safety of our members and meeting attendees is paramount. We are compiling our initial list of safety precautions and guidelines, and they will be available before the conferences. Should anything change, we will alert the membership and any registered attendees at that time as soon as possible.  
 
Highlights 
  1. We continue to work through speaker availability. Travel is tough. We have created back up plans for the backup plans. 
  2. We will run our sessions to ensure the correct social distancing spacing per CDC guidelines. 
  3. We will reduce the number of exhibitors at each conference as well as onsite attendees.  
  4. New procedures will be followed for all meals offered.
 
The cancellation policy will be updated so that if your travel comfort level changes at any time, we will be able to issue you a full refund except for those who pay by credit card. Credit card refunds will incur a $10 cancellation fee. 
 
Acknowledgment of Enhanced Safety and
Health Measures for All Attendees

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, GPCA's in-person events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to abide by GPCA's and the host property's efforts to comply with current CDC safety recommendations (and any state of Georgia requirements) and to engage in certain health-and-safety-beneficial conduct while attending the event as requested by GPCA (e.g., wearing a mask, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, not attending the event if feeling sick or showing certain symptoms). 

Online registration at GPCA.org. To download a printable registration form please click the link below. Registrations can be emailed to Connie@gpca.org, mailed to P.O. Box 2108, Norcross, GA 30091 or faxed to 770/417-1419. You may also call the GPCA office at 770/417-1881 to register by phone.
Coats can also be dropped off at the North and South Georgia Conferences!
2020 North Georgia Conference Registration Information Will be Available Soon!

Conference Dates - November 4& 5, 2020
Dalton, GA