The Hyderabad Mosquito Control Association is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 2007. The membership consists primarily of local, state, and government officials; industry, and research/academic members from all the states of
The Association was founded on the belief that mosquito and other public health pest control problems in the
To exchange ideas and procedures to enable mosquito workers to better perform their duties.
To protect the health and welfare of the people and their environment.
To keep abreast of the latest and best methods for control of mosquitoes and other pests so the citizens will be served.
To encourage mosquito control, wherever feasible, and to help maintain a positive public interest in areas where mosquito and other public health pest control is operative.
To keep the general public better informed of the benefits of mosquito and other public health pest control.
The Association hosts an annual educational and trade conference for its members. These conferences help promote inter-governmental cooperation and serve as a forum for the advancement of responsible mosquito and vector control.
Mosquito and other public health vector control problems in the
Article I: Membership
Classes of Membership: There shall be four classes of membership, namely:
Active Membership - All persons who are professionally engaged in any branch of mosquito control work, and persons interested in the cause of mosquito control who desire affiliation with this association, shall be eligible for active membership.
Sustaining Membership - Any person or firm interested in the promotion of the purposes of HMCA, upon payment of dues herein provided, may become a Sustaining Member. This class of membership qualifies the member for a display area at the annual meeting, one (1) full registration, and a listing in all publications. This class of membership is entitled to one Active Membership and one vote.
Lifetime Membership - Members who retire from any branch of mosquito control work but still desire to take an interest in HMCA, and have been active members of this association immediately prior to retirement are eligible for this class. Nominees for Lifetime Membership shall be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer in the form of a petition signed by no less than ten active members of the association and upon confirmation by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and vote of two-thirds of the members present at any annual meeting, shall become a member of this class.
Honorary Membership - Nominees for Honorary Membership shall be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer and upon confirmation by a majority vote of the Board of Directors shall become a member of this class. Honorary Membership may be conferred upon any person for distinguished achievement or service to HMCA.
Only Active Members shall be eligible to vote or hold office.
Article II: Dues
Dues for each category of membership shall be determined by the Board of Directors.
Article III: Officers
President - There will be a President elected by a majority vote of the members present at an annual meeting and will serve from the time of election to the next annual meeting. The President will conduct the annual business meeting and perform other duties which are usually assigned to such an office.
Vice-President - There will be a Vice-President elected by a majority of the members present at an annual meeting and will serve until the next annual meeting. The duties will be those usually assigned to a Vice-President and, in addition, will serve as program chairman for the next annual meeting after election to the office. The Vice-President shall appoint additional members to the Program Committee as appropriate.
Secretary-Treasurer - The Secretary-Treasurer will be elected by a majority vote of the members present at an annual meeting and will serve a three-year term. The duties will be to keep all records of the association, collect dues and other income of the association, pay all bills, and properly account for all financial transactions under guidelines set by the Board of Directors.
Immediate Past President - Upon completion of a term as President, said person will remain an officer of the association an additional one-year term as “Immediate Past President” and will maintain all rights, privileges, and powers afforded other officers of the association.
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors shall consist of the four officers, one member from each participating organization to serve a three-year term, an industry director to serve a one-year term; all elected at the HMCA annual meeting, and a historian. All past Presidents of HMCA will be considered ex-officio members of the Board. Nominees for a Board member from a state will be solicited from the voting members of HMCA residing in that state and from the state mosquito control association, if there is one. Nominees for the industry director will be solicited from and elected by the sustaining membership. The historian will be a non-voting member of the Board. The Board will meet when called by the President and will conduct all association business.
Article IV: Standing Committees
There will be a Nominating Committee, a Finance (Audit) Committee, a Local Arrangements Committee for the annual meeting, and a Program Committee appointed by the President. Other special committees may be appointed by the President or the Board of Directors.
Article V: Historian
There will be a Historian that will be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. This position shall maintain the archival records of the association.
Article VI: Amendments to the Constitution
This Constitution can be amended by a majority vote of those members present at any annual meeting after the proposed amendment has been circulated to the membership one month prior to the annual meeting.
Article VII: Annual Meeting Costs
Annual meeting costs for the association shall be covered by funds generated by registration fees set by the Local Arrangements Committee of the association in conjunction with funds generated by sustaining membership funds. General funds of the Association will be used to support the annual meeting only upon the approval of a majority of the Board of Directors. Any profits from the annual meeting shall be deposited only to the MAMCA General Fund.
Article VIII: Disposition of Funds
In the event of dissolution by HMCA, all funds of the association shall be transferred to non-profit organizations as selected by the HMCA Board of Directors and preferably to an organization with similar purposes.
Constitution of HMCA is under circulation and yet to be adopted.