North Carolina Trappers Association November 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 NC Trappers, I’m just back from our annual convention and boy do I have a report for you. The 2 day event was a success in every sense of the word.
Despite the sluggish economy and scattered showers the plagued both days, a crowd of approximately 400 came out to watch demos, pick up supplies, and visit with old friends and new acquaintances.
Our general organizer David Underwood packed the arena with trapping supply vendors, and brought in top shelf trappers to give demos that would rival any national convention. Our new membership Secretary, Darien Huffman and our new treasurer, Joey Smith handled their freshman convention with grace and ease. Sharon Underwood and the ladies axillary performed flawlessly, handling the bake sale, kids contests, and kids activities, as well as the Friday and Saturday lunches. These ladies, and a few gentlemen, worked tirelessly to keep things running smooth.
Our Friday night cookout was awesome. The crowd was treated to pork BBQ, chicken, venison, catfish, and all the fixings. We owe a big thanks to Kevin Myers and Todd Creech, who battled rain, heat, and gnats to provide us with a fine meal.
Miss North Carolina, Hailey Best, made an appearance, and our president, Rodney Stancil, presented her with a teddy bear made of real fur. Micheal Mann addressed the general membership meeting, and updated us on the fox issue. We are indeed fortunate to have him in Raleigh speaking for us. The fox issue has been a long, drawn out affair. Changing a law the is so controversial, and where both sides are so entrenched is a slow process. I believe though that we are in the home stretch of this race, and our patience and perseverance will pay off.
I spoke with several of the vendors, and all reported brisk sales, and were happy to have made the trip. I know I spent my share.
Moving on, it did my heart good to see our first district director, Marco Gibbs and his wife Denise, at the convention. Marco is battling cancer, and just finished a round of chemo 3 days before the convention. I will ask that you all remember the Gibbs family in your prayers.
Finally, there’s a saying that goes “Many hands make light work”. That saying would best describe your board of directors and officers. These ladies and gentlemen understand the fact that our convention is the physical proof of the strength of this association. So when it’s time to put on this event, they show up early, stay late, and work together to get the job done. I am proud of them, and you should be too.
Well, it’s time for me to wrap this up. Next month, I’ll have more details on the convention and any updates our progress on the fox issue. Until then.

— Tony White

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