North Carolina Trappers Association April 2011 Report

President — Rodney Stancil, 8706 Flower Hill Road, Middlesex, NC 27557; phone: 919-284-3924; e-mail: stancilwildlifeservices@yahoo.com

Vice President — Prune Windspear, 156 Hannah Lori Drive, Cameron, NC 28326; e-mail: beaverdude44@yahoo.com

Secretary — Sharon Underwood, Rt. 1 Box 416, Peachland, NC 28133; phone: 704-272-7876

Membership Secretary — Karen Rose, 1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970; phone: 252-793-5191

Assistant Membership Secretary — Krista Rose, 1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970; phone: 252-793-5191

Treasurer/NTA Director — Wayne Rose, 1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970; phone: 252-793-5191

General Organizer — John Gerber, 192 Forest Walk Way, Mooresville, NC 28115; phone: 336-885-1012; e-mail: g3marketing@northstate.net

Education Coordinator — Todd Menke, 2663 Tar River Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522; phone: 919-528-9063; e-mail: minkster@netzero.net

Newsletter Editor — Vacant

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Youth membership (under age 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $10
• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $250
• Senior citizens 70 years or older with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $12

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

NCTA, Membership Secretary
Karen Rose
1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello fellow trappers. It seems that spring is upon us. By the time you read this report, seasons will have closed across the state, and your traps and gear will be put away for another year. Of course, as trappers, we now turn our attention to our off-season work.

As you set about this task, I would ask that you not forget to remain active in your state association during the off-season. The NCTA and NCWRC are holding several trappers education courses this spring and summer. The advanced courses are paid events and last 3 days with lodging included. There is also a free 1 day course being offered in the mountain, piedmont, and coastal regions of the state. Details for all courses are available on our website, as well as the NCWRC website.

This brings me to an important point. Last year, we launched a new website and talk forum. We still have a lot of work to do, as far as adding information to our main page, but the talk forum is running smoothly. There is a wealth of information to be had, as well as a chance to keep in touch with fellow trappers across the state. If you have Internet access, you should to join the website and use the talk forum. It’s the best way to keep up with what is happening with our association in real time. The web address is as follows, http://nctrapper.proboards.com . I am by no means computer savy, so if I can use it, anyone can. The talk forum is a great resource and we need to utilize it.

I’ll bring this to a close for now. My report in the next issue should have more information, as we have a meeting scheduled for March 19th. I’ll keep you informed.

Until we talk again.

— Tony White

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