NEWS BRIEFS
July 5, 2019
MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2019-20 Dues

It's that time of year again! Please fill out and email or fax back this year's  MVCAC Fiscal Status Report Form for your district's MVCAC dues to be calculated.

Dues for Corporate Members are due on July 1st of each year for the fiscal year ending June 30th of the following year. Unpaid dues will be considered late on September 1st. After September 1st, a late notice will be sent which will include a $50 late payment fee. Corporate members that do not pay their dues and late fee by October 31st will be dropped from the membership rolls.

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting MVCAC!
In This Issue
CA DPR Vector Control Exam Update

Good Morning Everyone,
 
I talked to Sara Benedict from CA DPR and she helped clarify some of the questions we had regarding the Unmanned Pest Control Aircraft Pilot Certificate:
 
  • Vector Control Technicians will only be required to take one exam, the Vector Control Technician (VCT) Pilot Exam
  • All test questions will be from the Pest Control Aircraft Pilot Study Guide here
  • Pilots need to fill out application packet here and submit copies of their Gold Card, 107/137 or COA
  • Applications must be postmarked by the final postmark date which are listed on the link below under CA DPR exam schedule
  • CA DPR is going to offer a special test day for UAS Operators on August 15, 2019 at their Sacramento location 
CA DPR Exam Schedule:
 
UAS Certificate Info:
 

Scott Schon
Lead Vector Control Technician
HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into

District  Managers - Please upload your HR resources and information into this Google Drive along with using it for your own district.

Click here  to access the Google Drive.
Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

D oes your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested?  Click here   to fill out an application!

Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at mvcac@mvcac.org
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.

7/1/19: US Government Makes 2nd Zika Investment - Precision Vaccinations

MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.

7/3/19: Mosquitoes in Ventura County test positive for West Nile Virus - ABC 7

7/1/19: SKEETER TROUBLE: Sorting out the main concerns posed by mosquitoes in Oklahoma - Stillwater News-Press

6/29/19: West Nile Present in State but No Infections Reported Yet - Santa Barbara Independent
Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?  

If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to  mvcac@mvcac.org
Jobs

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Jobs Board  at  www.mvcac.org
 
Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org?  
Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at mvcac@mvcac.org.
FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8x8 
OFFERED FOR SALE : $15,000
 
2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8x8
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Comes with 2 new tires and spare parts  
 
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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members
Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.