Tar Heel Pest Management News
January 2016
2016 PCT School Preview

We are days away from the launch of the 2016 Pest Control Technician's School. Don't miss your chance to join pest management colleagues from around the state for this exciting event.

Join us Jan. 25-28 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.

What will you find at this year's school?
  • This is projected to be the largest NCPMA PCT School ever!
  • World renowned entomologist giving updates about the latest pest research.
  • First Annual Casino Night with great fun, networking, prizes (see below!).
  • Presentations for Technician of the Year and NCPMA Hall of Fame

A big thank you to our Headlining Sponsor Forshaw for making this year's event possible.

To register, visit our website.
Support Scholarships at Casino Night
magician_card_coat.jpg Join NCPMA for its first Casino Night on Jan. 25.

Casino Night is open to all PCT School registrants. 

Tickets must be pre-purchased.  Participants can purchase single tickets for $50 or a book of 5 tickets for $200.  

All proceeds will benefit the NCPMA Past Presidents' Scholarship Fund.

To register, visit our website.  
PCT School Sponsors
A big thank you to our wonderful PCT School Sponsors for your support!

Apply Now! Scholarship Applications Available
Are you enrolled in a post-high-school education program at a technical school, college or university? Or have a child or grandchild who is? 

The NCPMA Past Presidents' Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for its 2016 scholarships.

Since 2004, NCPMA has awarded scholarships to owners, employees or children and grandchildren of owners or employees of NCPMA member companies, and preference is given to those who demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the pest management industry.

Since 2013, NCPMA has awarded $53,000 in scholarships to students statewide.

To apply, visit the NCPMA website.

Deadline: March 31, 2016
Meeting Notice: Structural Pest Control Committee
A Structural Pest Control Committee meeting has been scheduled for February. Information is below:

Tuesday February 16, 2016
9 :00 a.m.   
Venue and Agenda To Be Announced
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Click links to get more information or to register.

Jan. 26-28, 2016
Durham, NC

NCPMA Spring Workshops
March 8-10
Locations statewide (TBA)

March 13-15, 2016
Washington, DC


Table of Contents
Meet the Board
Dave Shumate
Region II Director

Currently serving as the Region II Director for NCPMA, Dave Shumate works at HomeTeam Pest Defense and has been an active member of the association's board for six years. 

Dave has a varied professional background.  He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel for the United States Army with 27 years of service.  In addition, he worked for Purolator Courier Corporation, Chemlawn and Chep and founded and operated a recruiting firm.

In his spare time, Dave enjoys fishing, golfing, kayaking and mountain biking.
Committee Spotlight
PCT School Committee

The PCT School Committee is charged with planning and executing the annual NCPMA Pest Control Technician's (PCT) School. For nearly 70 years, the PCT School has served as North Carolina's largest gathering for pest management training and is now one of the largest meetings of its kind in the country. It now attracts hundreds of pest management technicians every year!

The committee works closely with the board of directors, exhibitor and vendors, other committees and our hotel partner to ensure that each PCT School is a valuable experience for our members.

To learn more about the committee, contact  Mitch Taylor, committee chair.
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