Washington Trappers Association March 2009 Report

President — Bruce Vandervort, 5338 US Hwy 101, Humptulips, WA 98552; phone: 360-288-2466; e-mail: brucevandervort@hotmail.com

Vice President West — John Consolini, 17030 Marmount ST SE, Monroe WA 98272; e-mail: itrap4you@yahoo.com

Vice President East
­— George Brady, P.O. Box 535, Pateros, WA 98846; phone: 509-923-2326;   e-mail: cascadeb@televar.com

Executive Secretary — Ralph Dobson, 13723 Heatherwood Dr., Mill Creek, WA 98012;
phone: 425-530-2124; e-mail: ralph.dobson@verizon.com

Treasurer — BJ Thornily; 63 Redmond Rd., Republic, WA 99166; phone: 509-775-2936;
e-mail: bobbiemike@yahoo.com

NTA Director — Bob Maier, 38 Francis Dr., Walla Walla, WA 99362; phone: 509-529-9568; e-mail: bob_maier@hotmail.com

Membership options:
• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Junior (under 18) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $15.50
• Associate (non-trapper) including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller— $15.50
• Senior Citizen (over 70) including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $10.50
• Lifetime membership — $250
• Lifetimer subscription to The Trapper Predator Caller — $10.50

Dues entitles members to all newsletters, meeting notices, discount entry to workshops and the annual rendezvous. All monies are used to protect your right to trap.

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
WSTA
(A non-profit organization.)
P.O. Box 12669
Mill Creek, WA 98082

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

I came home from Oregon just in time to get busier then a bee with legislative matters. By the time you read this, everything I say will be outdated so I won’t go into it. You should have received a synopsis of our situation in the newsletter. We do have a bill that we are pinning our hopes on. It is not what we had hoped for, but it is the best we are going to be able to get. This might be our last chance to get changes in the trapping laws to fix the damage done by I-713 so we will have to settle.

As you remember, I reported that I had submitted a bill to our supportive legislators for consideration. The governor’s office pretty well butchered it so it was not introduced. The original would have been vetoed.
I hope you made it to the fur sale and had a good time. Next event is the Spring Business meeting to be held in May. More about that next month but very important to attend. Catch you next month when I have more to report.

— Bruce Vandervort

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