President — Butch Glenn, 9 Jeanna Lane, Falling Waters, WV 25419; 301-465-0196
Vice President — Brian Elder, P.O. Box 603, Solomons, MD 20688; 443-532-5500
Treasurer — Kate Webb, 2919 Chestnut Grove Road, Keedysville, MD 21756; 240-818-4245
Secretary — Jaime Glenn, 9 Jeanna Lane, Falling Waters, WV 25419; 301-465-0197
Membership Secretary — Reed Muse, 3499 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD 21048; 410-790-6475; firstname.lastname@example.org
NTA Director — Gene Garrett, 6361 Powellville Road, Willards, MD 21874; 410-251-3570
• Yearly individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Yearly individual membership without subscription — $15
• 3-year individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $84
• Lifetime individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300
• Lifetime individual membership without subscription — $105
• Yearly family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $33
• 3-year family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $96
• Lifetime family membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $480
• Yearly junior (17 and under) membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
MFT Membership Secretary
3499 Niner Road
Finksburg, MD 21048
Where does the time go? A lot has happened since I last wrote you. Maryland Fur Trapper’s have been busy raising funds and raising awareness in 2012. MFTI partnered up with FBU again in March to hold a fundraiser banquet at Bowles Farm in Clements, MD. Miss MD 2011, Carlie Colella, was in attendance wearing her red fox fur coat. The attendance for the event was great and a lot of fun was had by all. Another banquet for 2013 is already in the works!
In June, the Miss MD pageant was held in Hagerstown. MFTI meant with all of the pageant contestants and shared with them an informative presentation about the fur trappers’ purpose in protecting and conserving Maryland’s wildlife population. At the end of the pageant, Miss Joanna Guy, was crowned Miss MD 2012 and I had the pleasure of presenting her a red fox fur coat.
Twice this year, we have presented donations to the Susan G. Komen organization. The money raised for these donations was through the efforts of a dedicated member, Dick Wiltamuth.
Looking to the coming months, there are lots of things to keep MFTI busy. The big event that is just around the corner is the 2012 MFTI Convention, August 24-25 in Boonsboro, MD. As always we will kick off Friday night with the Annual Crab Feast. We always look forward to the food, music and fellowship to start the weekend off right. Saturday morning we will be out on our live trap line and then back to the grounds for vendors, food, auctions, and more. The annual general membership meeting will be held Saturday afternoon. We are accepting nominations for the election of two director-at-large positions which will be elected at the meeting. If you are interested in one of these positions or know someone that is perfect for the job, please contact a board member or find the nomination form on our website. As always, we look forward to seeing everyone at the convention and encourage members to get involved!
We are also working to organize another Junior Trapper’s Day in the fall. More information will be coming on that. I encourage you to find a young person and get them involved and excited about the outdoors.
Turning the subject now to a much sadder note, I would like to take the time to let Robert Colona know that his MFTI family is thinking of him during the untimely loss of his son Garrett. It is times like this that I realize what a true family we really are. Garrett was thought of fondly and will be greatly missed. I ask that everyone please pray for Robert and his family.
Respectfully. — Butch Glenn
DISTRICT 8 REPORT
First Dist 8 and the entire MFTI is saddened at the loss of 23 years old Garrett Colona. We all watched him at our conventions since the time he could walk. He will be missed. Our support goes out to his father Robert Colona.
Dist 8 will resume meeting in September on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the home of Robert Calloway at 14313 Cherry Lane, near Tuckahoe State Park between Centreville, Md and Ridgely, Md. October will be our election meeting. Call Bob at 410-634-2501 for further directions.
The MFT Convention is only a day or two away. Come support the Association and get informed on the current activities. Bring you shopping list for trapping supplies along with your donation to the state auction. Also bring in your raffle money and stubs. Free admission and a good time for all. Please stay for the general meeting which will quickly follow the auction right after lunch. For further info log on to marylandtrapper.com. —Roger Ringgold, 410-634-2552, email@example.com