Kansas Fur Harvesters January 2011 Report

President — W.R. Brecheisen Jr., 24685 Lyon Rd., Chanute, KS 66720; phone: 620-432-1074; e-mail: wrb43epb@hotmail.com

Vice President — Roger Macy, P.O. Box 112, Portis, KS 67474; phone: 785-346-2076

Secretary — Donna Macy, P.O. Box 112, Portis, KS 67474; phone: 785-346-6017

Treasurer — Pauline Brecheisen; 24685 Lyon Rd., Chanute, KS 66720; phone: 620-432-1770;
e-mail: e-pauline@live.com

NTA Director — Russell Voelker, 11816 K-16, Hwy., Valley Falls, KS 66088; phone: 785-945-6750

FTA Director — Robert Currie, 926 M St., Belleville, KS 66935; phone: 785-527-2449

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Family membership with subscription — $25
• Junior (14 & under) with subscription — $15

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

KFHA, Treasurer
Pauline Brecheisen
24685 Lyon Rd., Chanute, KS 66720

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

As furharvesting season is now underway and the fur shed is filling up, remember your responsibilities and ethics as you go into the great outdoors, and represent the KFHA in a manner that was meant to be. Take a youth with you.

Don’t forget the auction dates: Dec. 18, 2010, Jan. 15, 2011 and Feb. 19, 2011. Give me a call to reserve a lot #. Please call between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as do not take the book to work with me. Mailing address for deposit of $10.00 for each lot # is Roger Macy, 609 Market, Portis, KS 67473. The doors will open at 7:00 a.m. for set up and the auction will start at 9:00 a.m. Come enjoy the day and donate a little of your time by helping set up, moving fur across the tables, and last but not least by helping clean up. Don’t expect just a few do all the work, as it is your association too.

Have a safe and enjoyable fur harvesting season. Happy Holidays to all. God bless all.

— Roger D. Macy

SECRETARY’S REPORT

The 3rd quarter meeting of District 16 was held Sept. 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the John Borror residence. A fish fry with all the trimmings was enjoyed by all. The fish was furnished by John Borror and friend by Marcus Leck. After the meal, John called the meeting to order. He announced that we had lost 2 district members since the last meeting. Loren Collins and Alfred Beard. Our condolences go out to the affected families. Loren Collins was a Charter Member of the KFHA. A discussion was held about donating a rifle in his name to be raffled off at the State Convention, with a 50-0 split of the revenue between the KFHA and the NTA. Jim Powell made a motion and it was seconded by Jr. Smith that we do so and the motion carried.
It was announced that the State Fair was going on and volunteers are needed to help work the booth.

Also the Wilson County Old Iron Club Days will be held the last weekend on September and we are expecting around 800 school kids, John ask for help at the Booth.

Discussed the up coming State Convention at Osborne.

It was again decided to have an afternoon meeting on Nov. 7th at 1:00. We will have some Demo’s, Tailgating, Raffles, Trap Setting Contest, and a Skillet Toss for the ladies. All are invited and can bring a covered dish to go with a Fish Fry.

This will be our Membership Drive and for each new member you bring, you will get 5 Raffle Tickets.

A plaque from the Fur Takers of America for our donations to there TV program was passed around.

38 members and guests enjoyed the evening and most won a door prize.

— Dana Peugh

DISTRICT 16 REPORT

4th Quarter Meeting

Wonderful weather helped make the afternoon meeting enjoyable for the approximately 150 who where in attendance. Demos were given by Amos Smith, W.R. Breckheisen, Jim Powell and Ed Fink. Thanks go out to these individuals for sharing with us. There were several people set up for tailgating and a brisk business was going on.

Jeb Hollingshead with Okie Trap Supply drove over 5 hours to supply us as a source of last-minute trapping supplies. Thanks Jeb.

The skillet toss was won by Megan Vaughn, with a throw of 61’ 4 ¾”. Her prize was a small decorative pack basket.

The trap setting contest 16 and under was won by Kingham Johnson, his prize was a 220 conibear. And over 16 was won by Jim Powell 1st, who won a 330 conibear and John Miller 2nd, who won a 220 conibear.

Our Raffle on the Antler Lamp made by Jim Powell and the beaver knife made by Ernest Smith was a great success. Our thanks go out to these two individuals who are always so generous with there talents. The Lamp was won by Russ Voelker and the knife by Don King.

Several new members and several renewals were signed up.

At 4:00, 40#’s of catfish was served to hungry group of 60 people.

After the meal a short meeting was held. I reported that approximately 1,200 kids went through our booth at the Wilson County Old Iron Days held at Fredonia. Charlie Williams came down on Thursday and helped with the booth. Discussed the success of the State Convention and the swell job District 3 did in hosting it. The booth at the Kansas State Fair was also discussed.

NTA Director Russ Voelker gave us an update on goings on at the national level.

Reminded everyone that next year is election year for all state offices. I am Election Chairman and will begin taking nominations after the first of the year. Nominations must be in written for and you must talk to the individual you are nominating to be sure they will serve if elected.

Announced that $820 was made at the state convention on the Rifle that we raffled off in the name of Loren Collins. The money was split between the KFHA and NTA. The rifle was won by our own Charlie Williams.

Jerry Danniels donated back to the District a hand carved stretcher board to be displayed at our meetings.

After the meeting many very nice door prizes were given away to all in attendance.

1 addition to District 16 all KFHA members in all surrounding Districts were sent an invitation to attend our meeting. Many members from these districts and other visitors were in attendance and helped make our day a success and are always welcome.

Our next meeting will be in February and will be our wild game feed.

— John Borror

 

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One thought on “Kansas Fur Harvesters January 2011 Report

  1. I am trying to find a mailing address for Jim Powell. He won third place in the Senior Speed Setting Contest at the NTA in Marshfield, Wisconsin in 2010. I have his plaque, but don’t have an address. All I know is that he is from Kansas. If anyone can let him know I’m looking for his address, he can call me at 715-341-5708 or 715-570-2737 and we’ll make arrangements to get it to him.

    Thanks!
    Mike Nicholson
    WTA

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