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The American Mosquito Control Association, founded in 1935, is a scientific/educational, not-for-profit public service association operating under the corporation laws of the state of Louisiana. It is world-wide in scope, with members or subscribers to its publications in over 100 countries. The majority of its members are in the United States and Canada. Under its bylaws, only individuals can be "regular" members, and much of its activity is performed by volunteers, approximately 150 of these serving on committees. It is an "open" association and anyone may join. The Board of Directors is composed of six members elected by the members at large, ten Regional Directors elected by the members in the regions which they represent, an Industry Director, plus three appointed staff officers, an Executive Director, Manager of General Services and an Administrative Assistant who run the Central Office located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. AMCA is not governmental nor is it subject to political control, but its services are provided mainly to public agencies and their principal staff members engaged in mosquito control, mosquito research and related activities. However, services are equally available under reasonable conditions to any agency, company or individual that may request any information or services that AMCA can provide. Also, such organizations are invited to name individuals who may apply for full "regular" membership.

There are various special memberships. Corporations, agencies and individuals desiring to participate in the work of this association are urged to become Sustaining Members, upon a payment of $300 or more per year. Also, US income tax-deductible contributions are invited in any amount. Contributions may be made to the AMCA Special Fund, the John N. Belkin Memorial Fund, the Marco E. Giglioli Memorial Fund or the Dan F. Boyd Memorial Fund.

Grants or services may be accepted by AMCA in accordance with its primary purposes. The AMCA is primarily an information gathering and exchange organization, and a major function is the publication of several journals (Journal of the AMCA and Mosquito Systematics), and various special publications, including:

The AMCA also publishes special purpose BULLETINS that are issued as the need arises. Various sets of slides and VHS tapes as well as other public information items are available through AMCA.

One annual meeting is held each year. in a different part of the country, usually as a joint meeting with a state or regional mosquito control association. At these meetings, which are attended by leading mosquito workers from North America and from other countries, a great many papers are presented reporting outstanding research and operational control progress.

For more information about the AMCA or for membership applications, please contact:

American Mosquito Control Association
707-A East Prien Lake Rd
P.O. Box 5416
Lake Charles, LA 70606-5416
Telephone: (318) 474-2723
FAX: (318) 478-9434

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