President — Charlie Rath, 1501 Shelby Forest Lane, Chelsea, AL 35043; 205-678-6146
Vice President — Bob Crane, 15295 Gainseville Road, Ralph, AL 35480; 205-339-0081
Secretary/Treasurer — Vicky Sievering, 291 Elame School House Road, Brent, AL 35034; 205-926-4072; firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording Secretary — Mike Flohr, 297 Kingfisher Road, Greensboro, AL 36744; 334-507-2537
NTA Director — Jackie Malone, 55 Old Stagecoach Road, Eldridge, AL 35554; 205-487-0882
• Membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $22
• Membership without subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $10
• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
291 Elame School House Road
Brent, AL 35034
On the legislative front, the ATPCA was able to get HB344 and SB 355 Introduced in the 2012 legislative session. Both bills contained the same language to modify the current trap tagging requirements as in the three previous legislative sessions. Both bills were voted out of committee by a unanimous yes vote and sent on for a vote by the full legislative bodies. HB344 was passed by the House and sent onto the Senate The Senate voted twice to approve HB344 and was scheduled for a third and final vote but was not brought up for a vote on the last day of the legislative session. The current plans are to get the same bill prefilled in the House and Senate before the start of the 2013 legislative session.
The ATPCA Fall Rendezvous will be on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Fosters, Al starting at 9:00am.. Again this year, there will be demos in the morning, a catered noon meal, gun raffle, and auction. The annual business meeting will start at 1:00pm. This year the elected officer positions of President and Recording Secretary, both two year terms, will be voted on. Current ATPCA members will be receiving complete information on the rendezvous in the next newsletter along with raffle tickets. The newsletter will be mailed the latter part of August 2012.
Tim Ross from KKAC Trapping Supplies will be at out rendezvous. If you have specific items that you would like Tim to bring to the convention please contact him in advance so that he can try to fill your order. This way he can have your order ready for you to pick up when you arrive at the rendezvous. Tim can be reached through the internet at email@example.com, or 1076 Highway 128, Sparkman, AK 71763 or by telephone at (870) 678-3473. To reduce confusion it would be best to send Tim an email or a printed list of your trapping needs. This will help insure you that he will have your supplies and save you the cost of shipping. — Charlie Rath