Tar Heel Pest Management News
August 2015
NCPMA Launches Video Series

NCPMA has launched a video series and a YouTube channel. The videos are designed to educate North Carolinians about pest management issues and NCPMA programs. Since its launch in July, our first video has already received more than 140 views on YouTube and has reached nearly 800 people on Facebook!

The first two videos focus on the association's Wood-Destroying Insect Report (WDIR) Accreditation Program and how to properly identify termites and ants.

We invite you to view these videos on our YouTube channel and share them with your contacts and on your company websites and social media accounts.

NCPMA WDIR Accreditation Video

Termite vs. Flying Ant Video

Unveiling NCPMA's New Newsletter
This month we launch a new format for our newsletter. You'll notice a Table of Contents as well as profiles of our board members and committees to the right. And, below are stories focused on what NCPMA and its members are doing right now.

You'll see more changes in the months to come. We want to make this a great resource for you, so feel free to share your comments and suggestions at newsroom@ncpestmanagement.org.
Mid-Atlantic Conference
NCPMA is excited to announce another successful summer mid-Atlantic conference in coordination with NPMA and SCPCA. The 2015 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference was held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. July 30-Aug. 1.
The winning team from the Mid-Atlantic Conference golf tournament. (l to r) Tim Robinson, Dewey Brunson, David Brunson, and Dylan Brunson

Highlights of the meeting included the induction of the new NCPMA officers (pictured below) and Board of Directors and an interactive opening general session featuring Burns and Harden Blackwell, Dee and Kristin Dodd and Mitch and Steve Taylor. 
The 2015-2016 Board of Directors. (l to r) Lee Smith, Dana McDuffie, Donnie Shelton and Scott Canady.

Thomas Forshaw III received an Honorary Membership award from NCPMA presented by his son Thomas Forshaw IV.

Attendees participated in a tri-state volleyball tournament, with North Carolina's team emerging as the victor! We thank all of our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees for making this a great meeting. Additionally, we'd like to provide a special thanks to Steve Taylor for his role in the newly energized golf tournament. Next year the meeting will move back to Wrightsville Beach, N.C., and we hope to see you there.
2015 Scholarship Winners
NCPMA designed a scholarship program to help encourage and build the next generation of pest management professionals. Each year, NCPMA proudly awards scholarships worth up to $10,000 to students with preference given to those who demonstrate an interest in pursuing careers in the pest management industry.

We recently announced the winners of the 2015 NCPMA Past President's Scholarships which are listed below.

NCPMA Member Company
Lauren Coats The Neuse Termite and Pest Control Inc. NC State University
Devra Jasinowski Terminix Triad Central Piedmont Community College
Dale London Hendersonville Pest Control University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jared Matthews State Pest Control North Carolina State University
Sarah Murvin Canady and Son Exterminating St. Andrews University
Neely Powell Thompson Brothers Exterminators Clemson University
Emilia Ruiz Steritech Pest Prevention University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Karen Walston The Bug Lady of WNC, Inc. Western Carolina University
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Click links to get more information or to register.

PestWorld 2015
October 20-23
Nashville, TN

2016 NCPMA PCT School
Jan. 26-28, 2016
Raleigh, NC


Award Nominations
NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award
Deadline for Submission: August 29, 2015

Women of Excellence Award
Deadline for Submission: August 29, 2015 
In Memoriam
The North Carolina Pest Management Association regrets to share the passing of Robert E. "Bob" Brock. Bob was president of Brock Exterminating Company, served as president of the North Carolina Pest Control Association, and was a member of the National Pest Management Association.

Online condolences may be placed at www.forestlawnwest.com.  
Table of Contents
Meet the Board
Lee Smith
President, NCPMA

Lee Smith works at Rid-A-Pest, Inc. in Morehead City. He has served on the NCPMA board for 10 years and has held positions as Regional Vice President, Chair of the PR Committee, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President.  

Lee was raised in the pest management industry. His grandfather, Clyde F. Smith, served as the head of the Dept. of Entomology at NCSU and his father, Clyde "Les" Smith, is a graduate of NCSU in Urban and Industrial Pest Control and is the founder of Rid-A-Pest Inc.   

A resident of Morehead City, Lee enjoys many outdoor hobbies and is an avid fisherman.  He and his brother recently won their first billfish tournament releasing more billfish in two days than the other 57 boats entered in that tournament. 
Committee Spotlight
Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee oversees all communications efforts for NCPMA. This includes the newsletter, press releases and maintaining the association's social media accounts.  Follow NCPMA on  Facebook and  Twitter.

The Public Relations Committee is chaired by Chase Hazelwood ( pictured top ) of Go-Forth Pest & Law in High Point and Clint Miller ( pictured bottom ) of Clint Miller Exterminating Co. Inc. in Mt. Pleasant. 

For more information about the PR Committee, contact Chase or Clint via email.
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