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martyn’sCorner Are You Active in Your Association? If Not, Why Not? By Martyn B. Hopper Executive Vice President In the annual cycle of PCOC, we elect a new president at our general association meeting which is usually held in June. At this meeting, incidentally, we also elect a new Executive Committee and trustees and directors for the PCOC subsidiaries: PCOC Insurance (Peacock), PAPCO, PCOC CARES and the PCOC Scholarship Foundation. Our incoming president appoints the chairpersons of our committees, and it is the committee work of the association, together with the work done by the subsidiaries, that provides the essential activity which keeps the pest control industry in California so vibrant and healthy. We are able to take on the threats and challenges that come our way. tremendous work that is done by PCOC volunteers. Their involvement and activity cover every facet of PCOC’s operations and the main reason why YOUR trade association is able to accomplish so much. As we move toward the fall, the activity level will increase. These committees will be Advertising Review Advisory/Nominations Affiliate Cal OSHA Task Force Constitution/By-Laws Convention Steering Earth Conservation Ethics Committee Fumigation Fumigation Enforcement General Pest GreenPro I attend, on a frequent basis, meetings of state association executives (those who do my job). A constant discussion item is how to motivate volunteers and how to get the business of the association running smoothly. It always seems like the vast majority of non-profit trade associations are having problems in this regard. I always come away from these meetings with a sense of pride and gratitude for the NPMA Joint Membership Leadership Academy Legislative Liason to C.A.R. Membership Past Presidents Termite Water Quality Task Force www.pcoc.org / Fall 2010 meeting at our quarterly board meetings and in between time if necessary. (For dates and locations, go to the ‘upcoming events’ section on our website.) Therefore, if you have not participated in one of our PCOC committees, I urge you to GET INVOLVED IN SOMETHING THAT INTERESTS YOU, whether that be legislative, general pest issues, fumigation activities, earth conservation or political involvement. There is something for everyone! At the very least, make sure you thank these committee chairs for their hard work when you see them next. Below is a list of our committees together with their chairperson. Why not contact the chair (see details in PCOC Directory) and see what you can do to help? Michael Katz Lee Whitmore Casey Brierley Dan Fuentes Scott Heinkel Joe Gatto Kathy Burnard Baron McDonald John Munoz John Sansone Mike Bullert Mike Bullert Greg Augustine Lee Whitmore Curtis Good Dave Watkins Mike McKenzie Darrel Ennes Chris Lemon Darren Van Steenwyk It is the committee work of the association, together with the work done by the subsidiaries, that provides the essential activity which keeps the pest control industry in California so vibrant and healthy. 9 http://www.pcoc.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Fall 2010

PCOC - Fall 2010
President’s Message
Martyn’s Corner
PCOC’s 2010 Convention and Tradeshow Highlights
Change or Be Changed by Change
Haiti Relief – More Important Than Ever
State Capitol Report
Capitol Scope
Firm Profile
Index to Advertisers

PCOC - Fall 2010