President — Tony White, 1318 Soundneck Rd. Elizabeth City, NC 27909; 252-330-2327
Vice President — Neal Jennings, 3037 Shady Grove Ch. Rd. Eastbend,NC 27018; 336-699-3947
Secretary — Sharon Underwood, 4488 NC 218, Peachland, NC 28133; 704-272-7876
Membership Secretary/Merchandise Coordinator — Darien Huffman, 382 Zimmerman Road, Lexington, NC 27295; 336-775-4778
Assistant Membership Secretary — Vacant
Treasurer — Joey Smith, 262 Mewborn Church Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580; 919-738-4683
NTA Director — Nelson Pearce, 5612 Hopkins Chapel Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597; (H)919 269 6710; (C) 919 868 5592; firstname.lastname@example.org
General Organizer — David Underwood, 4488 NC 218, Peachland, NC 28133; 704-272-7876
Education Coordinator — Todd Menke, 2663 Tar River Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522; 919-528-9063; email@example.com
Newsletter Editor — Josh Biesecker, 307 Bridget Way, Creedmoor, NC 27522; 919-880-4046
• 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
382 Zimmerman Road
Lexington, NC 27295
Hello Fellow NC trappers, I hope this writing finds you doing well. I am just back from our annual convention and I am pumped and ready to set some steel. Aside from a little rain, I thought the weekend went off quite nicely.
We had a crowd of 400 or so who signed the roster for Friday and Saturday though a lot of people wind up coming through the side doors and therefore not getting counted. Friday was the bigger of the two days according to some vendors and all the vendors that I talked to reported brisk sales. Those who attended were treated to world class demos done by top notch trappers, a full selection of trapping supplies from our vendors,and if you were there for Friday night’s cookout,you were treated to some of the best southern cooking around. Our ladies auxiliary did their usual wonderful job but I’ll take another opportunity to ask that any of the ladies who attend the convention please take the time to volunteer to help out with lunch,the kids contests and the 1000 other chores that they seem to do for us.
Our black Powder shoot was handled by NCWRC Hunters Ed Specialist Hilton Best and I want to thank him and the other officers who helped make it a fun and safe event. Our archery contest was officiated by Hunters Ed Specialist David Denton and I need to take the time to thank him for all he has done for NC trappers. If you have taken our trapping course,chances are you were instructed by David. He will be retiring soon but don’t worry,he will still be very involved with our trappers ed program. As a token of our appreciation, the association presented him with a Dunn beaver knife engraved with his innitials.
I would also like to thank Tom Tyree and NAFA for not only the $500.00 check he presented us with, but for bringing fur handling expert Gregg Kole down from Pennsylvania to give demos throughout the weekend. To have your furbuyer provide someone to show you exactly how they want the fur put up is a big advantage.
In our general membership meeting, it was decided that the membership dues will be raised from $20 to $25 and the lifetime membership from $250 to $350. This will be a big help to our organization and help us stay solvent. I want to thank the members for taking the time to attend and vote.
I have one more item to go over and the I will close. At our BOD meeting in August, President Rodney Stancil informed the board that due to personal and family obligations, he needed to step down as President of the NCTA. At our meeting at the convention, elections for officers were held and I was elected to the position of president. I will do my best to represent you and work hard for this association as I always have. I thank the board for their support. We owe Rodney a big thanks for his service and hard work as President and he will continue to serve on our board as a director for district 3.
This left the Vice President’s position open and we elected Neal Jennings from district #7 to fill the position. For those of you who don’t Neal,he is one of the hardest working individuals that I know. He was my first and only suggestion for the job and I know he will do his best.
I will close for now but once again,I would like to thank all of those who put forth the effort and made this convention a total success and to thank our members for attending. — Tony W. White