MAA NEWS MAA NEWS Fall2017_w-1 - Page 12

M C A U P D A T E Hello MAA members and MCAs, As the leaves begin to change color (at least those not taken by this year’s tar spot epidemic) and pumpkin-spice-everything returns to store shelves, the change in season means the MCA exam is fast approaching. I'd like to wish all of the candidates taking the exam on October 6th the best of luck. Further down the road, I'm looking forward to New England GROWS and the opportunities it brings not just for essential continuing education credit, but also for exciting industry-leading talks and a great expo. I'd urge every- one to check out the skills and safety arena where you'll find hands-on demos from experts such as Ed and Amanda Carpenter, and Dr. John Ball. As a reminder to all MCAs, 2017 tally sheets for continuing education credits are due February 15, 2018. For anyone who has not turned in a 2016 tally sheet, your certification will be revoked at the end of the year unless you take action now. To check on your status, please visit MassArbor.org or call the MAA office. Best wishes for a productive fall season, 2017 MCA COMMITTEE Russell Holman, MCA Chairperson Hartney Greymont Max Ford-Diamond, MCA Vice Chair & MCA Representative Boston Parks & Recreation Steve Mahoney, MCA Independent Brandon Maltby, MCA Maltby & Company, Inc. Kevin Cleveland MCA Past Chair Tree Tech, Inc. Russell Holman, MCA , CTSP MCA Committee Chairperson Are you ahead of the game? 2017 Tally sheets are now being accepted at the MAA office! Need a 2017 Tally Sheet? MCA 201 7 Visit MassArbor.org and click on TALLY SHEET in the Certification dropdown! How to check your MCA Status at MassArbor.org ❶ Go to the website and click on Search Member Directory ❷ Filter by: MCA Status ❸ Check box for pending and hit REFRESH ❹ If your name appears in the resulting list, your tally sheet has not been MCA EXAMS As we go to press, we are planning for the next MCA Exam on October 6. received at the MAA Office. Please send it right away via mail, email or fax. Anyone who has not submitted the 2016 tally sheet by the end of the year will be automatically expired. MASSACHUSETTS ARBORISTS ASSOCIATION, INC. 8-D Pleasant Street South • Natick, MA 01760 Info@MassArbor.org • FAX (508) 653-4112 12 MAA NEWS / Fall 2017 Best wishes to all candidates! Spring 2018 MCA Exam April 6, 2018. 8:30 a.m. MHS Elm Bank • Wellesley, MA