Tar Heel Pest Management News
August  2017
2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference
NCPMA welcomes new board of directors

The 2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference was held July 27-29 in Myrtle Beach and was a great success! We thank everyone who came and helped make it a great event.

The conference included the swearing in of the new officers for the 2017-2018 NCPMA year.
The new officers include (pictured above left to right): 
  • President: Donnie Shelton of Triangle Pest Control in Holly Springs
  • Vice President: Bruce Roberts of A-1 Termite and Pest Control, Inc. in Lenoir
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Clint Miller of Clint Miller Exterminating, Inc. in Mt. Pleasant
  • Past President: Dana McDuffie of McDuffie Pest Control in Elizabethtown.
In addition, we welcomed our new board for 2017-2018 (pictured below).

In This Issue
Past President Billy Tesh swears in NCPMA board members for 2017-2018.

The Year Ahead: A Message from NCPMA's President
By Donnie Shelton

We are starting an exciting chapter for NCPMA.
On July 27, I stood with my fellow board members as we kicked off our new terms as the NCPMA board of directors.  Although that marked our official first day "on the job," we've already been working together for months to prepare for it.  And, I couldn't be more excited about the direction in which we're headed.
NCPMA is a great organization filled with amazing people and has always been a leader in the pest management industry. For nearly 70 years, this organization has provided a strong foundation of support, leadership and training to the pest management industry in North Carolina. 
We want that to continue into the next 70 years and beyond. And, we are doing everything we can to ensure that tradition of excellence continues.
As always, this year we'll be focusing on adding value for you, our members, and working to better serve you as an association. Here's just a glimpse of what we have planned.
  • Member Outreach: NCPMA has some great programs and benefits available to its members, and we want every member to know what's available to them. We'll be working over the next few months to reach out to current members and provide more information about NCPMA and the events and benefits available to them.
  • NCPMA PCT School Mobile App: Our Pest Control Technician's School is our largest event of the year and our longest-running event. For the first time, we'll be offering an app to accompany this event! This app will allow our members and attendees to have up-to-the-minute PCT School information at their fingertips.
  • Online Member Hub: One of our biggest goals for 2017-2018 is the expansion of our technological infrastructure so we can reach more of our members by bringing more member benefits directly to them.  We'll be launching MyNCPMA, a new members-only website that will serve as a hub for member communication and will house many downloadable member resources.
  • Legislative Outreach: We've been working for decades to protect and further our industry through outreach to our General Assembly, and we'll continue to do that with the help of our Public Policy Committee and association lobbyist.
  • New Member Recruitment: Our members are the heart of our organization. As an association, we want to continue to grow and reach every pest management company in North Carolina. This year we'll work to directly reach out to pest management companies statewide and encourage them to join our association.
And, let us know if you have any suggestions about how we can better serve you, our members.
It's going to be a great year!

Mark Your Calendars: Fall Membership Meetings

NCPMA is working to set up fall membership meetings for CEU's across the state. Our Board Reps are finalizing the details and a few are confirmed to date. Please mark your calendars for the location nearest to you and if you'd like to register please click here to reserve your seat.

Committee Profile: NC Professional Women In Pest Management
Introducing NCPMA's Newest Committee

NCPMA is excited to announce the launch of its newest committee, the North Carolina Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management Committee.

The mission of the NC Professional Women in Pest Management chapter is to empower women in the Pest Management industry through recruitment, education, mentoring and professional development.

It is co-chaired by Marie Horner of Arrow Exterminators and Kristin Dodd of Carolina Pest Management. 

The committee has many exciting plans for the coming year including:
  • Education: Sponsoring a "How to Successfully Recruit Women into the Pest Management Industry" session at the PCT School.
  • Award: Launching an Administrative Professional of the Year Award.
"Like" and follow the committee's Facebook page to receive updated information.  

For more information, email Marie Horner or Kristin Dodd.
Talk to Us: Summer Conference Survey

NCPMA is gathering input from members about the location of our next summer meeting. Please take a few minutes to tell us where you'd like to see our upcoming summer meetings held.

Access the survey here:  Summer Conference Survey

Your input is important to us!
NCPMA Website: Identify a Pest

Having trouble identifying a pest you or a customer have found? The NCPMA website has a tool for you!

Our Identify a Pest feature makes it easy to get answers to those hard pest questions. Simply upload a photo and description of the pest, and a pest expert will provide you with an answer.

To check it out, visit Identify a Pest on our website.

NCPMA in the News

Pest Management Professional: "NCPMA appoints 2017-18 board"

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events:

Fall Regional NCPMA Meetings
Dates TBD

Oct. 24-27, 2017
Baltimore, MD

2018 Pest Control Technician's School
Jan. 22-25, 2018
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
Durham, NC

Award Nominations

NPMA Women of Excellence
Deadline: Aug. 29, 2017

NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award
Deadline: Aug. 29, 2017

PestVets Veteran of the Year Award
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017