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April 26, 2019

International Trapper (IT) Magazine Spring 2019 Issue

International Trapper is the official publication of the North American Wild Fur Shippers Council. Since 2006, International Trapper Magazine has been the main communication source for information about the NAWFSC and about current marketing activities of both the Shipper’s council and of NAFA.

Subscribing to IT Magazine is one of the best ways to stay informed and up-to-date on current markets. The magazine is published twice per year, in March and October, and the annual subscription fee for two issues is $10.00. All funds go to the NAWFSC for education (i.e. fur handling DVDs) and promotional activities in the international market. You can also purchase our special Anniversary Issues – a great gift for the trapping loved one in your life.

The publication provides fur handling tips and information about how international auctions work, as well as a variety of popular features, such as:

  • Chairman’s Report
  • Playing on repeat
  • 10 Tips for Catching More Beaver in Open Water
  • NAFA’s Ethical Sourcing Program
  • 3 Step Approach to Under-Ice Beaver Trapping
  • Ask a Fur Grader
  • A Look at Beaver Trapping in the South
  • Hatter Beaver and the Felt Market
  • Beaver DVD now online
  • WFSC Directors
  • Wild fur receiving depots
  • And more

In addition, each issue carries information about current market conditions and initiatives, profiles of NAWFSC Directors, and a variety of “how to” articles that cover everything from proper pelt handling, to tips on how to catch more fur, and more.

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March 4, 2019

Dear Member:

ANNUAL MEETING
The twenty-first Annual General Meeting of the NAWFSC members has been scheduled for Thursday April 18, 2019. This is formal notice of the meeting and all members are invited to attend. Location, Stoughton Wisconsin at 205 Industrial Circle,53589 at 9am April 18, 2019

ELECTION OF REGIONAL DIRECTORS
The NAWFSC By-laws provide for a Board of Directors comprised of one representative from each of the eight designated Regions plus four Directors at Large from different backgrounds.  They also provide for a rotational election of Directors to represent each of the eight Regions for a three year term.

For 2019, the following three Regions will hold an election for a Director to represent their region for the next three years:

Canada Region 4 – Quebec

United States Region C – (Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont)

United States Region D – (Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

BALLOTS FOR ELECTION OF REGIONAL DIRECTORS
Nominations for members to run in each of these regions were accepted by the Nominating Committee up to January 18, 2019.

Andrew Hyde (current director) of Pennsylvania was the only member nominated in United States Region D; Randy Richard of Maine was the only member nominated in United States Region C and Serge Lariviere of Quebec was the only member nominated in Canada Region 4. As a result no mail ballots will be required for these three regions and all will be elected by acclamation at the NAWFSC AGM on April 18, 2019.

REGIONAL DIRECTORS WHO ARE NOT UP FOR ELECTION IN 2019 ARE:

Jim Gibb – Canada Region 1 – (Ontario)

Vacant – Canada Region 2 – Western/Northern Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, North West Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon) + Alaska (USA).

Kirby Burtt – Canada Region 3 – Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI).

Conrad M. Lanham – United States Region A (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin)

Greg Spaulding – United States Region B – (Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming).

Andrew Hyde – United States Region D – (Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

When the results of the Regional election are confirmed at the Annual Meeting, the new Board of Directors for 2019/2020 will be published to all members in the Fall 2019 International Trapper magazine.

Sincerely,

Serge Lariviere

Chairman North American WFSC

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Jan. 02, 2019

NOMINATION FOR THE ELECTION OF REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2019

The NAWFSC By-laws provide for the election of a Director to represent your Region once every three years. The Director so elected will then represent your region for a three year period.

The following three of the eight designated Regions will hold an election for a Director to represent the region this year:

Canada Region 4 – Quebec
WFSC-Canada-Region-4-ENG Form (PDF)
WFSC-Canada-Region-4-FR-Form (PDF)

United States Region C
(Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont)
WFSC-US-Region-C-Form (PDF)

United States Region D
(Alabama, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
WFSC-US-Region-D-Form (PDF)

According to our records, you reside in one of the above Regions and will be electing a Director for your Region this year. The first step is to receive nominations for members to run in the election.  To be eligible to represent a Region as a Director, an individual must be a Member for a minimum of two (2) years, reside in that Region, and also have shipped to NAFA the last two consecutive years. Individuals who hold an executive position in any provincial, state or national trapper association are not eligible. NAFA agents, collectors or employees are not eligible.

If you wish to nominate a representative from your region to run in the election this year, a nomination form is attached.  A nomination for a Director representing a Region may only be made by a member residing in that region.  Self Nominations are not allowed.  Nominations for a Director to represent your region will be accepted by the Nominating Committee until January 18st, 2019. The nominated member must sign the nomination form.  Please return nomination forms to the address on the nomination form or fax it to the number indicated.

Once nominations are closed on January 18, 2019 the names of the successful nominees will be posted on the NAWFSC website. This year voting will be conducted electronically. You will be notified by email with instructions for voting. For those that haven’t already done so, please make sure that your email address is up to date. This can be done on NAFA’s website. Any member without an email address will be mailed the list of nominees and a ballot.

WFSC-Nom-Letter-ENG (PDF)
WFSC-Nom-Letter-FR (PDF)

For information about becoming a WFSC Director, please click PDF’s below:

WFSC-Becoming-a-WFSC-Director-ENG (PDF)
WFSC-Becoming-a-WFSC-Director-FR (PDF)

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Fall, 2018

International Trapper (IT) Magazine Fall 2018 Issue

International Trapper is the official publication of the North American Wild Fur Shippers Council. Since 2006, International Trapper Magazine has been the main communication source for information about the NAWFSC and about current marketing activities of both the Shipper’s council and of NAFA.

Subscribing to IT Magazine is one of the best ways to stay informed and up-to-date on current markets. The magazine is published twice per year, in March and October, and
the annual subscription fee for two issues is $10.00. All funds go to the NAWFSC for education (i.e. fur handling DVDs) and promotional activities in the international market. You can also purchase our special Anniversary Issues – a great gift for the trapping loved one in your life.

The publication provides fur handling tips and information about how international auctions work, as well as a variety of popular features, such as:

 

  • Chairman’s Report
  • Interview with Marty Senneker
  • Working to strengthen consumer’s confidence
  • Foot-Trapping Coyotes
  • A Coyote Trapping Adventure
  • Canines Minus Cartilage
  • Tips to avoid Section III Coyotes
  • NAFA to Go Green with Paperless Account
  • WFSC Directors
  • Wild fur receiving depots
  • And more

In addition, each issue carries information about current market conditions and initiatives, profiles of NAWFSC Directors, and a variety of “how to” articles that cover everything from proper pelt handling, to tips on how to catch more fur, and more. The IT Magazine is also used to deliver WFSC Pelt Handling DVDs.

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January 15, 2018

LETTER: NOMINATION FOR THE ELECTION OF REGIONAL DIRECTOR

NOMINATION FORM

Dear Member,

The NAWFSC By-laws provide for the election of a Director to represent your Region once every three years. The Director so elected will then represent your region for a three year period.

The following three of the eight designated Regions will hold an election for a Director to represent the region this year:

Canada Region 2 – Western/Northern Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, North West Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon) + Alaska (USA)

Canada Region 3 – Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI)

United States Region B – (Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

According to our records, you reside in one of the above Regions and will be electing a Director for your Region this year.

The first step is to receive nominations for members to run in the election. To be eligible to represent a Region as a Director, an individual must be a Member for a minimum of two (2) years, reside in that Region, and also have shipped to NAFA the last two consecutive years. Individuals who hold an executive position in any provincial, state or national trapper association are not eligible. NAFA agents, collectors or employees are not eligible.

If you wish to nominate a representative from your region to run in the election this year, a nomination form is attached. A nomination for a Director representing a Region may only be made by a member residing in that region. Self Nominations are not allowed. Nominations for a Director to represent your region will be accepted by the Nominating Committee until February 25, 2018. The nominated member must sign the nomination form. Please return nomination forms to the address on the nomination form or fax it to the number indicated.

Once nominations are closed on February 25, 2018 the names of the successful nominees will be posted on the NAWFSC website. This year voting will be conducted electronically. You will be notified by email with instructions for voting. For those that haven’t already done so, please make sure that your email address is up to date. This can be done on NAFA’s website. Any member without an email address will be mailed the list of nominees and a ballot.

-Serge Lariviere
Chairman North American WFSC

MISES EN CANDIDATURE POUR L’ÉLECTION D’UN ADMINISTRATEUR RÉGIONAL

FORMULAIRE à REMPLIR

le 15 janvier 2018

Cher membre,

Le Règlement du CTFS de NAWFSC prévoit l’élection, à tous les trois ans, d’un administrateur qui représentera votre région. La personne ainsi élue sera chargée de représenter votre région pendant une période de trois ans.

Les trois régions suivantes des huit régions désignées tiendront cette année une élection afin de désigner un administrateur qui représentera la région :

Région 2 du Canada – Western/Northern Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, North West Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon) Alaska(USA)

Région 3 du Canada – Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI)

Région B des États-Unis – (Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

Selon nos données, vous demeurez dans l’une de ces régions et vous aurez à choisir un administrateur pour votre région cette année.

La première étape est celle de la mise en candidature de membres pour l’élection. Pour être éligible en tant qu’administrateur et représenter une région, une personne doit être membre du CTFS depuis au moins deux (2) ans, habiter dans la région, et avoir également expédié des fourrures à NAFA au cours des deux dernières années. Les personnes qui font partie de la haute direction d’une association de trappeurs provinciale, nationale ou d’État ne sont pas éligibles. Les agents, les collecteurs et les employés de NAFA ne sont pas éligibles.

Vous trouverez ci-joint un formulaire à remplir si vous désirez proposer la candidature d’un représentant de votre région à l’élection de cette année. La mise en candidature d’un administrateur représentant une région ne peut être faite que par un membre qui demeure dans cette région. On ne peut poser sa propre candidature. Les mises en candidature seront acceptées par le Comité des mises en candidature jusqu’au 25 février 2018. Les membres désignés doivent également signer le formulaire de mise en candidature. Veuillez le retourner à l’adresse indiquée ou l’envoyer par télécopieur au numéro indiqué.

Une fois les mises en candidatures terminées, le 25 février 2018, les noms des candidats retenus seront affichés sur le site internet du CPFS. Cette année, le vote sera effectué par voie électronique. Vous serez informé par courriel des instructions pour le vote. Pour ceux qui ne l’ont pas déjà fait, veuillez-vous assurer que votre adresse courriel est à jour. Cela peut être fait sur le site internet de NAFA. Tous les membres sans adresse courriel recevront par la poste la liste des candidats et un bulletin de vote Le directeur exécutif du CTFS de NAWFSC,

– Serge Larivière
Président Conseil des producteurs de fourrures sauvages


 

 

 

 

International Trapper is the official publication of the North American Wild Fur Shippers Council. Since 2006, International Trapper Magazine has been the main communication source for information about the NAWFSC and about current marketing activities of both the Shipper’s council and of NAFA.

Subscribing to IT Magazine is one of the best ways to stay informed and up-to-date on current markets. The magazine is published twice per year, in March and October, and the annual subscription fee for two issues is $10.00. All funds go to the NAWFSC for education (i.e. fur handling DVDs) and promotional activities in the international market. You can also purchase one or all of our special Anniversary Issues – a great gift for the trapping loved one in your life.

The publication also provides fur handling tips and information about how international auctions work, as well as a variety of popular features, such as:

  • Ask a NAFA Fur Grader – a popular column in which our experienced fur graders answer commonly asked questions about grading and handling, such as “What is the most common trapper-caused problem with beaver skins?”, “How important are inspect windows on fur-in species?”, and “If one of my skins was graded select, does that mean my handling was perfect?”
  • What’s this Fur For? – Have you ever wondered about the final use of the species that you harvest? In this column, we interview our in-house experts about how commonly trapped species are used in manufacturing and fashion.
  • Ask a NAFA Marketing Expert – this feature addresses marketing and auction-business questions, such as “What happens after the fur is sold at auction?”, “What are the most important species sold at NAFA by volume or value?” or “What is a Private Treaty sale?”, and more.

In addition, each issue carries information about current market conditions and initiatives, profiles of NAWFSC Directors, and a variety of “how to” articles that cover everything from proper pelt handling, to tips on how to catch more fur, and more. The IT Magazine is also used to deliver WFSC Pelt Handling DVDs.

We value your opinion! Make sure you fill out our International Trapper Magazine survey, to provide us with your suggestions on ways we can improve, and how we can make our magazine better for our readers.


 

 


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