New Jersey Mosquito Control Association

SUPPORTING MOSQUITO CONTROL SINCE 1913

   

Committee of Purchase

Nominating Committee

Executive Committee

Convention Arrangements

Awards/Resolutions

Commercial Exhibits

Photo Salon

Program

Projection

Registration

Archives

Auditing

Editorial Board

 

Education/Public Relations

Legislative

Membership

Newsletter

PESP

Professional Training

Public Relations

Research and Development

Scholarship

University Liaison

By-Laws

Internet Committee

Professional Education Committee

 

 

Standing Committees


Committee of Purchase

 

A Committee of Purchase consisting of the President, Secretary and Treasurer must approve all financial transaction of the Association by the signature of each and authorize all payment of bills and such other disbursements as are incidental to the operation of the Association.  All checks shall be signed in the manner prescribed by the Committee of Purchase. 

 

Members

  • Eric Williges, President (Essex)

  • Stormy Freeze, Secretary (Cape May)

  • Jennifer Gruener, Treasurer (Warren)


Nominating Committee

 

The nominating committee shall present at the annual meeting of the Association its nominations for the elective offices and for the elective members of the Board of Trustees and shall present such other names as are offered by petition signed by ten (10) Regular Members of the Association. Such nominations as are presented by petition must be in the hands of the chairman of the committee at least two (2) days prior to the date of the annual meeting, for presentation to the nominating committee in due course. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting.

 

Members

  • Peter Bosak (Cape May)


Executive Committee

 

The Executive Committee, including the Officers, First Past President and 3 Board Representatives elected annually by the general membership, shall manage the affairs of the Association.

 

 

Members

  • President:  Eric Williges (Essex)
  • First Vice-President:  Robert Duryea (Warren)
  • Second Vice-President:  Deepak Matahda (Middlesex)
  • Secretary:  Stormy Freeze (Cape May)
  • Treasurer:  Jennifer Gruener (Warren)
  • Trustee Representatives: Doug Abdill (Atlantic), Peter Bosak (Cape May), Teresa Duckworth (Morris)
  • Past President:  Vicki Thompson (Monmouth)

 

List of Past Presidents

 

 

 

Ad Hoc Committees

 


Convention Arrangements

Performs the following tasks in making arrangements for the location of the annual meeting of the Association.

  1. Verifies dates of meetings and facilities required.

  2.  Receives and makes recommendations to the Trustees for sites for future meetings.

  3. Contacts the facility management giving requirements and dates selected.

  4. Views facilities to ascertain their acceptability.

  5. Negotiates costs.

  6. Tentatively reserves facility.

  7. Receives confirmation from Trustees. (A negative vote returns the Committee to Step 2; otherwise it proceeds to Step 8.)

  8. Confirms acceptance of dates and terms with facility.

Arrangements for Annual Meeting

  • Contact or hold joint meetings with other committees directly involved with the planning and operation of the annual meeting to determine their needs.

  • Inform the facility management of the confirmed requirements and the possible needs of the Association for the annual meeting and obtain the cutoff date for any changes.

  • Estimate the number of rooms to be reserved for those attending the meeting and obtain reservation cards for distribution.

  • Maintain contact with the facility management.

  • Maintain contact with the various Association committees to respond to any changed requirements.

  • Make arrangements for photographs to be taken at the annual meeting.

Members

  • Heather Lomberk (Chair, Cumberland)

  • Jolyn Mitchell (Salem)

  • Jenn Gruener (Warren)

  • Doug Abdill (Atlantic)

  • Eric Williges (SMCC)

  • Paul McCall (Somerset)

  • Autumn Angelus (Salem)

  • Joe Schmidt (Ocean)

  • Vicki Thompson (Monmouth)

 


Awards/Resolutions

Awards

This Committee canvasses the Association membership for nominees for awards and recognition in the three categories as described below. To encourage the submission of the names of nominees, the Committee annually distributes guidelines for these awards and acts on recommendations at least one month before the annual meeting.  This Committee will annually establish a list of award recipients and coordinate with the officers for the appropriate venue for presentation of the awards.  The award recipients are notified in advance of the meeting to allow for their attendance to receive their award.

A.R. "Bunnie" Hajek Award

 

Presented to those whose efforts and contributions extend beyond that which is expected in the normal performance of their duties. Association members should submit names of candidates and pertinent information to the Committee. Presentation of this award is contingent upon unanimous action of the Committee.

 

Achievement Award

 

Recognizes those New Jersey mosquito control workers who have devoted at least 12 years to mosquito control and are about to retire. The Committee will annually canvass all county and state agencies for qualified candidates.

 

Twenty-five Year Service Roll

 

The Committee annually brings up-to-date a service roll of the names of people who have actively served in mosquito control efforts for 25 years or more, a portion of which has been in New Jersey.

 

Arranges for the Past President’s plaque.

Resolutions

Memorializes at the annual meeting the formal events of the preceding year that are deserving of recognition by the general membership of the Association through resolution. From time to time throughout the year, may prepare resolutions in response to issues of some moment that affect the New Jersey mosquito control community. The Awards and Resolutions Committee presents its report in the form of resolutions for adoption at the annual business meetingIt does not report to the Board of Trustees but may receive requests and instructions from that body.

Members

The Past President is automatically a member of this Committee.  The Chair is automatically a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Judith Legg (Chair, Salem)

  • Jolyn Beal (Salem)

  • Tom Candeletti (Retired)

  • Tim Deschamps (NMCA)

  • Teresa Duckworth (Morris)

  • Bill Reinert (Atlantic)

  • Wally Terrill (Clarke)

  • Greg Williams (Hudson)

  • Wayne Wurtz (Gloucester)

 


Commercial Exhibits

Solicits commercial vendors to exhibit at and participate in the annual meeting and encourages sponsorship of events at those meetings.

Members

The Chair is a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Eric Williges (Chair, Essex)

  • Joe Cox (Cumberland)

  • Matt Diem (Cape May)

  • Anthony Falco (NY)

  • Bob Kent  (OMCC)

  • Patrick McGrath (Atlantic)

  • Jeff O'Neill (Central Life)

 


Photo Salon

Coordinates all audio/visual needs for the annual meeting and banquet and makes provisions for a preview room for speakers. Establishes space needs, projection equipment, screens and electrical extensions for the annual meeting.  Coordinates personnel to assist in the operation of this equipment.

Coordinates the photo salon for the annual meeting including establishment of entry categories, promoting the contest, acquiring the appropriate prizes, arranging for judging during the meeting and presentation at the banquet.

Members

The Chair is a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Doug Abdill (Chair, Atlantic)

  • Jeff O'Neill (Central Life)

  • Sarah May (Warren)

  • Vince Poulsen (Monmouth)

  • Tadhgh Rainey (Hunterdon)

  • Tom Verna (Burlington)

  • Mark Vlasny (Essex)

 


Program

Plans and prepares the program for the annual meeting of the Association.

  • Considers themes or special subjects for the program and invites appropriate speakers who represent agencies that interact with mosquito control activities. In the preparation of the program, interfaces with the Secretary and Convention Arrangements, Commercial Exhibits and any other committee whose functions affect the program.

  • Distributes a call for papers to the Association's mailing list (registrants at the previous annual meeting and appropriate agencies and organizations).

  • Organizes the presentations into various meeting sessions and prepares an advance meeting announcement with paper titles and authors to be distributed to those listed in #2 above.

  • Prints the program for distribution at the annual meeting.

  • Arranges for the pesticide re-certification credits for the annual meeting sessions.

Members

The Chair is a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Autumn Angelus (Chair,Salem)

  • Teresa Duckworth (Morris)

  • Bob Duryea (Warren)

  • Howard Emerson (SMCC)

  • Mary Evangelista (OMCC)

  • Mike Romanowski (Ocean)

  • Joseph Pezzillo (Passaic)

  • Isik Unlu (Mercer)


Projection

Coordinates all audio/visual needs for the annual meeting and banquet and makes provisions for a preview room for speakers. Establishes space needs, projection equipment, screens and electrical extensions for the annual meeting.  Coordinates personnel to assist in the operation of this equipment.

Coordinates the photo salon for the annual meeting including establishment of entry categories, promoting the contest, acquiring the appropriate prizes, arranging for judging during the meeting and presentation at the banquet.

Members

The Chair is a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Nick Indelicato (Chair, Mercer)

  • Steve Csorgo (OMCC)

  • Joe Pezzillo (Passaic)

  • Mark Vlasny (Essex)

 


Registration

Upon notification from the Board regarding the date of the annual meeting and registration fees, prepares pre-registration materials (hotel reservation cards, registration cards, etc.).

  • Sends out the first mailing of pre-registration material three months prior to the annual meeting.

  • Provides registration information for the NJMCA website.

  • Obtains funds for registration packets and obtains pamphlets and give-away items.

  • Sets up the registration desk, receives registration fees, keeps records of all transactions and compiles a registration list.

  • Establishes personnel needs for proper maintenance of the registration desk.

  • Arranges activities for companions attending the annual meeting.

  • Establishes, maintains and distributes a list of names, addresses and affiliation of  all registrants at the annual meeting.

Members

The Chair is a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Jolyn Mitchell (Chair, Salem)

  • Paul McCall (Somerset)

  • Judith Legg (Salem)

  • D. Brown (Monmouth)


Archives

To inventory, catalog, consolidate, preserve and insure proper storage of all Association records, photographs, correspondances, publications and other materials deemed to be of historic value to the Association and mosquito control in general. In addition, the committee is also responsible for insuring that an up-to-date, complete and bound set of the Proceedings of the Association's annual meetings is maintained, as a future source of information at the following agencies within the state: 1) Headlee Laboratories, Rutgers University, 2) the Entomology Reading Room, Rutgers University and 3) the Office of Mosquito Control Coordination, Department of Enviromental Protection.

Members

  • Scott Crans (Chair, OMCC)

  • Sean Devaney (Union)

  • Howard Emerson (SMCC)

  • Doug Guthrie (Retired)

  • John Kranz (Middlesex)

  • Bill Zawicki (Retired)


Auditing

Audits the books of the Association Treasurer following the conclusion of the fiscal year but no later than the annual meeting.  Arrange for a professional review of the financial records.

Members

  • John Kranz (Chair, Middlesex)

  • Wayne Andrews (NMCA)

  • Tom Candeletti (Retired)

  • Bob Dreyer (Retired)

  • Eric Green (Passaic)

  • John Kranz (Middlesex)

  • Rod Schmidt (Retired)

  • Bill Zawicki (Retired)

 


Editorial Board

Provides the following assistance and guidance to the Editor in the preparation of the Association Proceedings:

  • with the Editor, develops guidelines for layout, style and content of the Proceedings.

  • with the Editor, develops schedules and deadlines for paper submissions.

  • assists the Editor in review of articles and papers.

  • reviews the final draft of the Proceedings before printing.

  • determines the most viable way to produce the proceedings and how to distribute them.

  • Recommends to the Executive Committee an individual to be named as Editor for the next year to be named prior to the annual meeting.

  • Recommends to the Executive Committee an individual to be named as Proceedings Distribution Manager each year.

Members

  • Isik Unlu (Chair, Co-Editor, Mercer)

  • Peter Bosak (Cape May)

  • Taryn Crepeau (North Carolina)

  • Tadhgh Rainey (Hunterdon)

  • Henry Rupp (Co-Editor, Retired)

  • Lisa Reed (CVB)

 


Education & Public Relations

Reviews and evaluates educational activities and projects for the general public which could be sponsored by the Association. It sets the priorities associated with such activities and implements those activities.

Promotes public awareness and understanding of mosquito control, emphasizing its professional and environmentally sensitive approach. Manages the contents and scheduling of all components of the Association’s State Exhibit. Maintains current NJMCA and meeting information in pertinent Newsletters, scientific and trade journals and websites.

Members

  • Mike Rosellini (CoChair, Morris)

  • Russ Berger (CoChair, Warren)

  • D'Orsay Mancuso (Essex)

  • Steve Csorgo (OMCC)

  • Mike Romanowski (Ocean)

  • Chris Frame (Cape May)

 


Legislative

Reports on proposed or already enacted legislation, regulations or ordinances by federal, state or local agencies that may affect mosquito control activities in New Jersey and, if appropriate, recommends the Board support or oppose such actions.

Members

  • Vicki Thompson (Chair, Monmouth)

  • Tom Candeletti (Ocean)

  • Karl Malamud-Roam (RU-IR4)

  • Bill Meredith (DE)

  • Dominick Ninivaggi (NY)

  • Claudia O'Malley (Retired)

  • Bill Reinert (Atlantic)

  • John Sarnas (SMCC)

  • Greg Williams (Hudson)

  • Roger Wolfe (CT)

 


Membership

Sends out invoices for membership dues at the end of December to include a deadline for payment of dues and maintains a membership list indicating the status of each member. Upon receipt of the dues, copies of the submission letter are made and the check forwarded to the Treasurer for deposit. As stipulated in the Bylaws, any person who is employed in or involved with mosquito control and/or research and who supports the goals of the association and desires to participate in its activities may become a regular member upon application to the Secretary and payment of annual dues. The membership committee will distribute a lapel pin to each new member. Determine the benefits of membership in each category including regular, honorary and sustaining.

Note: The Secretary will develop and maintain a membership directory for distribution to paid members along with the current handbook.

Members

The Chair is a member of the convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Jenn Gruener (Chair, Warren)

  • Paul McCall, Somerset

  • Scott Crans (OMCC)

  • Bob Duryea (Warren)

  • John Kranz (Retired)

  • Ralph Strano (Union)

 


Newsletter

Solicits articles and newsworthy items from the membership and produces a quarterly newsletter to be distributed to the Association's mailing list (by mail or electronically) and provides a digital copy of the newsletter for publication on the NJMCA website.  Explores other means of distribution.

Members

  • Teresa Duckworth (Chair, Morris)

  • Doug Abdill (Atlantic)

  • Tony Acquaviva (Monmouth)

  • Tim Deschamps (NMCA)

  • Ary Farajollahi (Mercer)

  • Bob Kent (Retired)

  • Joe Pezzillo (Passaic)

  • Diane McNelly (Cape May)

  • Tadhgh Rainey (Hunterdon)

 


PESP

Annually prepares a report to be submitted to the American Mosquito Control Association under which the Association is a sub partner.  This is due at the end of each calendar year.

Members

  • Joe Pezillo (Chair, Passaic)

  • Ken Bruder (Retired)

  • Howard Emerson (SMCC)

  • Karl Malamud-Roam (RU-IR4)

  • Bill Reinert (Atlantic)

  • Marc Slaff (RU)

  • Ed Sokorai (Cape May)

  • Eric Williges (Essex)

 


Professional Training

Provides annual pesticide re-certification training sessions for mosquito control personnel from New Jersey and neighboring states that have reciprocal agreements with New Jersey for certified pesticide applicators. Provides other training sessions in response to the needs of the New Jersey mosquito control community.

Members

The Chair is a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Doug Abdill (Chair, Atlantic)

  • Autumn Angelus (Salem)

  • Scott Crans (OMCC)

  • Sean Devaney (Union)

  • Jenn Gruener (Warren)

  • John Kranz (Retired)

  • Deepak Matadha (Middlesex)

  • Vince Poulsen (Monmouth)

  • Mark Vlazny (Morris)

  • Eric Williges (Essex)

  • Wayne Wurtz (Gloucester)


 

Public Relations

Provides information to the public including online.

Members

The Chair is a member of the Convention Arrangements Committee.

  • Autumn Angelus (Chair, Salem)

  • John Betz (Cumberland)

  • Lauren Segreto (Camden)

  • Eric Williges (Essex)

Twitter: @NJMosquitoAssn

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NJMCA


Research and Development

Compiles a list of research projects being conducted in the State of New Jersey by various mosquito control agencies and other institutions. Engages in cooperative research projects and information sharing sessions with other members of the committee. Reports on statewide research and development needs.  Coordinates and conducts research and development related workshops and seminars.

Members

  • Peter Bosak (Chair, Cape May)

  • Kristen Bartlett-Healy (Louisiana)

  • Jenn Gruener (Warren)

  • Mike Hutchinson (PA)

  • Deepak Matadha (Middlesex)

  • Ilia Rochlin (NY)

  • Mike Romanowski (Ocean)

  • Debin Sun (Essex)

  • Greg Williams (Hudson)

 


Scholarship

This committee will select recipients for the Jobbins Scholarship. 

Establish written criteria for scholarship recipients.

To find or develop a mechanism whereby students in fields of study impacting mosquito control, other than entomology, are stimulated and rewarded. This to be done by the Association awarding scholarship(s) limited to the amount in the Association annual budget for other scholarships to a student(s) performing research that uses or contributes new information to the mosquito control community. 

Coordinates fundraising activities that support the Jobbins Scholarship (such as the silent auction at the annual meeting).

Members

  • Heather Lomberk (Chair, Cumberland)

  • Tony Acquaviva (Monmouth)

  • John Betz (Cumberland)

  • Teresa Duckworth (Morris)

  • Jolyn Mitchell (Salem)

  • Isik Unlu (Mercer)

 


University Liaison

Promotes coordination and cooperation between the New Jersey mosquito control community and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University. Explores and implements new and innovative ways of obtaining revenues for increased mosquito research at the Station and offers suggestions to the Station concerning research needs at the state and county level.

Members

Committee to include rep. from CVB, Assoc. Execs., and the SMCC/OMCC.

  • Eric WIlligesl (Chair, Essex)

  • Howard Emerson (SMCC)

  • Dina Fonseca (CVB)

  • Deepak Matadha (Middlesex)

  • Paul McCall (Somerset)

  • Bill Reinert (Atlantic)

  • Shereen Semple (NJDHS)

 


By-Laws

The Bylaws of the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association, Inc. (Association) serve as the fundamental instrument prescribing how the Association functions and includes all rules considered so important that they cannot be changed without previous notice to the members and by a positive vote of two-thirds of the general membership present at a meeting.  The Bylaws Committee is appointed by the President when necessary and is directed to review the existing Bylaws, make changes and recommendations for amendments and submit in writing the proposed changes to the Secretary, and the Board of Trustees, at which time the provisions of Article VI of the Bylaws will be implemented.

Members

  • Greg Williams (CoChair, Hudson)

  • Scott Crans (CoChair, OMCC)

  • Bob Dreyer (Middlesex)

  • Joe Fitzpatrick (Retired)

  • Christine Musa (Warren)

  • Marc Slaff (RU)

  • Vicki Thompson (Monmouth)

  • Bill Zawicki (Retired) 

 


Internet Committee

 

Develops and maintains NJMCA website content.

 

Members

  • Lisa Reed (Chair, CVB)

  • Greg WIlliams (Hudson)

  • Heather Lomberk (Cumberland)

  • Mike Senyk (Ocean)

  • Tom Verna (Burlington) 

 


Professional Education Committee

 

Pursues the development of relevant courses designed for mosquito control professionals with the Mosquito ID and Habitat Recognition Course serving as the model. Recommends course topics with related information such as length of course, suggested faculty and course costs—with the initial focus on  freshwater water management.  When costs are obtained, consider the specific role of NJMCA and what contributions might be made and make recommendations of such to the Executive Committee/Board of Trustees

 

Members

  • Bob Kent (Chair, Retired)

  • Teresa Duckworth (Chair, Morris)

  • Rich Candeletti (Retired)

  • Joe Pezzillo (Passaic)

  • Bill Reinert (Atlantic)

  • Jeff Riker (Sussex)

  • Mark Robson (CVB)

  • Mike Romanowski (Ocean)

  • Shereen Semple (NJDHSS)

  • Vicki Thomson (Monmouth)

  • Tom Verna (Burlington)

 

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