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1  General Discussion / AFTA News / Trappers School on: April 07, 2017, 05:25:05 AM
We will be holding a Trappers School on May 13th, check out our link to register for the class.

2  General Discussion / AFTA News / April Meeting Minutes on: April 07, 2017, 05:21:46 AM
April Meeting Minutes

3  General Discussion / AFTA News / Updated By-Laws, highlighted changes on: April 01, 2017, 10:58:00 AM
By laws updated and voted on from the December 2016 meeting. Changes or additions in red print.
4  General Discussion / AFTA News / Mar 7, 207 Meeting minutes on: April 01, 2017, 10:45:37 AM
March meeting miutes
5  General Discussion / AFTA News / Feb 7, 2017 Minutes on: April 01, 2017, 10:44:36 AM
February Meeting minutes
6  General Discussion / AFTA News / 2017 Rendezvous Banquet on: January 27, 2017, 04:24:48 AM
The 2017 Rendezvous Banquet will be held June 3rd, 2017 at the VFW Post 9365 in for further updates and meetings, volunteers and someone who will Chair is greatly appreciated.  This will be our best Banquet yet.
7  General Discussion / AFTA News / 2017 4 wheeler Raffle. on: January 24, 2017, 09:55:28 AM
We now have tickets available for sale, contacts to us at our monthly meeting if you would like to help sell them, we have several places we will be selling tickets, Matanuska Sports Show in March, set up at Sportsman's Wharehouse in Wasilla. We really need help from our members to make this a successful raffle.   You can contact Jamie Bragg or Jim Spalding for time keys as well. See our Facebook Page for additional details too.
8  General Discussion / AFTA News / Oct 4, 2016 Minutes on: October 16, 2016, 09:11:45 PM
Alaska Frontier Trappers Association

October 4, 2016 7:10 pm

Board Members Present:   
Albert Spencer, Josh Hunsaker, Jamie Bragg, Sherri Prevatt

Introductions; new life members, Johnathan Zeppa and Tory Fredrickson
-   Treasure’s Report given
-   $39,9076, Facebook page, school promotion $27.23, flowers for Jeff Tuttle, $77.95
-   Steve S motions to accept as read, Jim Hayne seconds; all in favor
Old Business:
Someone to take over Mac—Dream Weaver to maintain webpage.
Needing Committee together for Banquet; Jim Spaulding has major sponsors lined up, Chairperson needed
Membership drive to attract new members. postcards, prize for most people signed up.
Trappers School   

New Business:
AFTA computer/Web Page; Jamie B states we need to update or replace; Al Spencer suggested we look into a more user friendly system and or computer. All in favor, Jamie will be researching.
Trappers School:
Trap Prep- Al Spencer
Snare Building: Josh Hunsacker
Machine preseason prep, Basic equipment and Survival skills: Steve Shafer
Fur handling, skinning, boarding; Johnathan Zeppa
Matt Smith: $100.00 spent on schooling so far to rent Elks Lodge, Alaska Range Trapline Supply is loaning their wax, dye and pots for the class. On Oct 9th we have a table at Wasilla Sportsman’s Warehouse from noon to 5pm. So far we have about 4-5 students registered.
Josh will Pick up/purchase snare material for the class. Motion; Jim Spalding 2nd; Steve Shaffer, all in favor

Demo’s for meetings
Nov- Snare Building; Josh Hunsaker
Dec- Lure making; John Zeppa
Jan- Predator Calling; Jim Spalding
Feb- Spring muskrats; Johnathan Zeppa   
March- Under Ice Beavers; Mike Peryam and Josh Hunsaker
April- K9 Methods; Josh Hunsaker

Scholarships; need applicants to start sending them
Fundraiser- Jim Spaulding suggested purchasing a snow machine or ATV for a raffle drawing, discussion concluded with a sell period being from January-June 2017, drawing being held at the annual Banquet in June.  Josh Hunsaker made the motion that Jim Spaulding get some prices for the ATV and further details regarding tickets, Steve Shafer seconds, all agree, further discussion at Nov Meeting.

Elections; Al Spencer; Nominations for all board positions are needed by Nov 1 meeting. Nominations can be made by e-mail, letter and or in person at the meeting.   Once we have those in by the November meeting, any member in good standing can vote via email, letter or in person at the Annual General Board Meeting on December 6th. 

Meeting adjourned 9:07
Jim S. Motioned, Jamie B seconds, all in favor.
9  General Discussion / AFTA News / Re: TRAPPING SCHOOL TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 3, 2015 on: September 25, 2015, 10:39:51 AM
Just a follow up, the postmark for registration is actually the 30th and not the 25th, this was an oversight/typo. So hurry up and get those registrations in, just 5 days left.
10  General Discussion / AFTA News / AFTA Hats here on: March 19, 2015, 08:25:57 PM
The new hats are in and will be available at the Mat-Su Sportman Show on March 27-29th, and at the April Meeting. 
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