Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vector Borne Infection Night

NC Lyme Advocacy Presents Vector Borne Infection Awareness Night Featuring Award Winning Documentary: Under Our Skin on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Johnston County Agricultural Center* (please see note at bottom regarding location)

Please EARLY RSVP by Friday October 4th in order to help us prepare for the event.  Registration gives us an idea of how many to plan for, but no one will be turned away at the door for lack of RSVP.


Although there may be a small registration table outside the auditorium prior to 5:30, the doors for the auditorium will open for the public at 5:30.

Preliminary Itinerary:

5:30 to 6:00 – Registration – This will be the time you can check in at the registration table, go look at the brochure & display tables, check out the snack booth (for those that RSVP and others on a first come first serve basis) and find your seat for the presentation

6:00 to 6:15 – Introduction & Welcome Message by NCLA co-founder

6:15 to 7:00 -An educational presentation will begin promptly at 6PM by Dr. Mike Waldvogel.  Dr. Waldvogel serves as the Extension Specialist and Extension Associate Professor at NC State  University in the Entomology Department.  He also serves as Director of Structural Pest Management Training & Research Facility.  The presentation will be 45 minutes long about ticks and mosquitoes.  Dr. Waldvogel will cover their life cycles, habitats where they live and how to prevent bites.

7:00 to 7:15 – Quick Break for everyone to stretch their legs a bit, run to the restroom, grab a quick water and for everyone to have a chance to look at the display again.

7:15 to 9:00 – Documentary of Under Our Skin will be shown.

9:00 to 9:15 – Quick Question & Answer

9:15 to 9:30 – Conclusion.

*note about address*

The Address is 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577*  Note from Amie. The map that is used by Google does not have our office listed in the right location.  If you use Mapquest or a GPS then they will take you to our office if you put in 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577.

If however you use Google maps or a GPS which runs off their system then you have to put in the address for 2640 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577.  They don’t know why this happens and they’ve tried to fix it, but that should take you tot he right spot if your GPS uses google maps.

We would like to take the time to thank the following groups, companies or organizations for helping us with our Vector Borne Awareness Night.  Without the following, this event wouldn’t be happening
  • Johnston County Agricultural Center (Special thanks to Amie!)
  • NCSU (Special Thanks to Dr. Waldvogel for his presentation)
  • Lyme Disease Association (providing brochures, tick cards and bookmarks)
  • CDC (providing bookmarks, a few signs and some information on West Nile virus)
  • IgeneX – generously donating some tick tools for our first 30 registered guests and providing brochures
  • Damminix – generously providing a box of Tick Tubes to show at the event.

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