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Regional Meetings = Networking, CEU's and More!


FPMA’s 16 Regions hold up to eight local meetings annually for a possible 128 opportunities for pest management professionals to fellowship over lunch or dinner, learn about the latest member and industry news, hear about the latest products, equipment, services and technologies from Allied members, and earn necessary CEUs.

Times, dates, locations, costs, speakers and CEUs for regional meetings are listed below.



Please join us for a regional meeting this month and continue to check our website at 
www.flpma.org for additional dates. 

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* If online registration is closed, our Regional Directors are available to get you registered and collect payment by credit card, check or cash the evening of the meeting.

  


Thursday, January 17, 2019
Region 3




CEUs: 
CORE
Speaker: Paul Mitola, Environmental Assistant, DACS


After 22+ years in the Pest Management Industry, including ten years owning a P.C. business and six years with the University of Florida’s pest control auxiliary. In January 2003 I accepted a position as Environmental Specialist II with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) My goal was to educate the pest control industry. “The best regulation is education”  
 
In 2009 accepted a new position (ES III) as the Field Training Coordinator. I am currently involved with Pest Management University a training facility in Apopka, Florida, as an instructor. I also provide training for many pest control organizations throughout Florida. In July 2015 accepted a position as Environmental Consultant.  


Meal: This is our Annual Steak Dinner.
          
You MUST RSVP to Michelle Crenshaw Beene. We must have a headcount for dinner.

Schedule:

5:45 6:45 Registration and Social
6:45 8:15 Meeting





Cost: 
$28.00 | Members  /  $33.00 Future Members
Location:  Best Training Center (Behind Best Pest Control) | 2515 Silver Lake Avenue | Tampa, FL  33617
Contact: Michelle Crenshaw Beene | 813-978-0111 | michelle@crenshawpestcontrol.com


Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Region 15




CEUs: 
Fumigation  (This class will NOT be on Fumigation. It will be about ALTERNATIVE methods to treat Drywood Termites. Even if you don't perform fumigations, this class is very educational.) Hope to see you all there!
Speaker: Tom Wisdo, Impact Pest Control


Tom Wisdo is one of Florida’s most respected entomologists. After completion of his military service Mr. Wisdo began his career in the Pest Control industry. During the summer of 1973 he worked part time for a pest control company in Tampa while working towards his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture. While attending the University of Florida, he was honored with the Florida Pest Control Association’s scholarship award.

Upon graduation in 1974, he was hired by Arab Termite and Pest Control which was ultimately purchased by Waste Management where he held the positions of Branch manager, and Regional Vice President over his twenty-year tenure. Mr. Wisdo elected to bring his extensive knowledge and experience as a partner to establish Impact Pest Elimination’s presence in Hillsborough County.

As a part of his dedication to the pest control industry, he has served as Regional Director in both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties for the Florida Pest Management Association. Mr. Wisdo served on several committees for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, which involved pesticide waste and their effects on the environment. He has instructed numerous courses in pest control at Hillsborough Community College and the University of Florida through the Cooperative Extension Service. Additionally, he has represented both consumers and the pest control industry as a consumer advocate for news media investigations.

Tom is married to Melody, and has two children, Cole and Savannah. He is an avid fisherman and bleeds orange and blue in devotion to the Florida Gators.


Meal: Oven Fried Chicken or Sliced Roast Beef.
          
You MUST RSVP your dinner selection to Crissy by 1/9/2019. 

Schedule:

6:00 6:30 Registration
6:30 8:30 Meeting




Cost: 
$27.00 | Members  /  $31.00 Future Members
Location:  Spartan Manor | 6121 Massachusetts Ave | New Port Richey, FL  34653
Contact: Crissy Crenshaw | 727-842-8641 | crissy@crenshawpestcontrol.com


Thursday, February 21, 2019
Region 3




CEUs: 
GHP
Speaker: PDr. Roberto Pereira, University of Florida


Dr. Roberto M. Pereira specializes in urban entomology, conducting research and extension on different aspects of the biology and control of ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, flies, mosquitoes and other insects that live in and around human structures. He has also interest in insect pathology and microbial control, with more recent focus on pathogens that affect ant populations and can be used in the management of invasive pest ants. 

Meal: TBD
          
You MUST RSVP  your dinner choice to Michelle Crenshaw Beene. 

Schedule:

5:45 6:45 Registration and Social
6:45 8:15 Meeting





Cost: 
$28.00 | Members  /  $33.00 Future Members
Location:  Best Training Center (Behind Best Pest Control) | 2515 Silver Lake Avenue | Tampa, FL  33617
Contact: Michelle Crenshaw Beene | 813-978-0111 | michelle@crenshawpestcontrol.com



Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Region 15 



CEUs: L&O
Speaker: Matt Carrol, FMC



 

Meals: TBD

 

Schedule:

6:00 6:30 Registration
6:30 8:30 Meeting


Cost: $27 Members / $31 Future Members

Location: Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey, FL  34653
Contact: Crissy Crenshaw, 727-842-8641, crissy@crenshawpestcontrol.com


Thursday, March 21, 2019
Region 3




CEUs: 
TBD
Speaker: TBD


Meal: TBD
          
You MUST RSVP  your dinner choice to Michelle Crenshaw Beene. 

Schedule:

5:45 6:45 Registration and Social
6:45 8:15 Meeting





Cost: 
$28.00 | Members  /  $33.00 Future Members
Location:  Best Training Center (Behind Best Pest Control) | 2515 Silver Lake Avenue | Tampa, FL  33617
Contact: Michelle Crenshaw Beene | 813-978-0111 | michelle@crenshawpestcontrol.com



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Region 15 



CEUs: GHP
Speaker: Sherman Trimm, BASF


FL PCO Area Manager – Control Solutions Inc.
FPMA Allied Member
BS Management – Rutgers State University – New Brunswick, New Jersey
37 years in the chemical industry

Meal: TBD

 

Schedule:

6:00 6:30 Registration
6:30 8:30 Meeting


Cost: $27 Members / $31 Future Members

Location: Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey, FL  34653
Contact: Crissy Crenshaw, 727-842-8641, crissy@crenshawpestcontrol.com


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Region 3




CEUs: 
Fumigation
Speaker: Erich Hobelmann, Douglas Products


I became a sales representative for Vikane® gas fumigant in 1996 when I joined Dow AgroSciences, and I joined Douglas Products in 2015. I am based in Florida and now serve the state with the exception of the southeast corner. I also support customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana for ProFume®gas fumigant as well.

I grew up working in my father’s pest control business, Hobelmann Exterminating in St. Petersburg, Florida. We did fumigation, subterranean termite treatments and general pest control, everything with the exception of lawn care. When more and more of my dad’s industry friends gave us their fumigation leads, fumigation became our main company focus. We were doing 500+ fumigations per year with one crew.

I really enjoy training and stewardship. My BA degree is in education, and there are always new people coming into our industry to help train. Plus fumigation is all about safety to me, so I stress safety and stewardship every chance I get. Teaching sometimes includes homeowners when a fumigator asks for help in a meeting with a homeowners’ association.

I’ve been an instructor at the Florida School of Fumigation. I serve as the company contact person for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and co-chair the Florida Fumigation Advisory Committee along with Sean Brantley of Emory Brantley & Sons Termite and Pest Control in Pinellas Park, Florida. I am an allied member of the Florida Pest Management Association, the Georgia Pest Control Association, the Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Pecan Growers Association.


Meal: 
TBD
          
You MUST RSVP  your dinner choice to Michelle Crenshaw Beene. 

Schedule:

5:45 6:45 Registration and Social
6:45 8:15 Meeting





Cost: 
$28.00 | Members  /  $33.00 Future Members
Location:  Best Training Center (Behind Best Pest Control) | 2515 Silver Lake Avenue | Tampa, FL  33617
Contact: Michelle Crenshaw Beene | 813-978-0111 | michelle@crenshawpestcontrol.com




Most regularly scheduled Regional Meetings resume in February, 2019.

In the interim, our FPMA 2019 Business and Operations EXPO is a fantastic place to get your CEUs all in one place, at one time and for one low price. Click the link, below to get all the details and register.


2019 EXPO Details and Registration




 Not sure of your region?

Region 1:   Dade and Monroe counties;
Region 2:   Hendry and Palm Beach counties;
Region 3:   Hillsborough, Polk and Sumter counties;
Region 4:   Brevard, Flagler, and Volusia counties;
Region 5:   Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties;
Region 6:   Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties;
Region 7:   Broward county;
Region 8:   DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee and Sarasota, counties;
Region 9:   Pinellas counties;  
Region 10: Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties;
Region 11: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putman, Suwanee, and Union counties;
Region 12: Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties;
Region 13: Glades, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties;
Region 14: Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla
Region 15: Hernando and Pasco counties;
Region 16: Orange, Lake, Osceola, and Seminole counties.


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