President Report – Jul 2015

Website: http://oklahomatrapper.com
Email: info@oklahomatrapper.com
President: Reginald Murray (918) 694-8190
Vice President: Joe Stanbro (918) 693-3803
Secretary / Treasurer: Jennifer Murray (918) 367-9060
NTA Director: Reginald Murray (918) 694-8190

F.T.O. Memberships and Fees

Junior – Age 16 and Under with Publication …………………………$10.00
Individual – With Monthly Official Publication ………………….…..$25.00
Family (1+ Spouse) – With Monthly Official Publication ……………$30.00
Lifetime – With plaque or patch and Publication ……………………$300.00
Lifetime (60+) – With plaque or patch and Publication …………..…$250.00
Members benefit option: receive a quarterly newsletter via U.S. Postal Service or Email.
Members benefit: Publication – Trapper’s Post Magazine.
Members benefit: participate on the Fur Takers of Oklahoma GROUP Facebook page & FTO Members Only Discussion Forum.

To obtain a membership, please visit http://oklahomatrapper.com/memberships/ and you can purchase through the PayPal system without an account, using a credit card or check card from this page, or download the membership form in either MS Word or .PDF format, fill it out and mail it to:
Jennifer Murray – FTO Treasurer, 36175 Pinehill Road, Bristow, OK 74010

Presidents Report
Hello from Bristow, Oklahoma.
I hope this letter finds everyone doing well and surviving all the flash flooding we have seen here in Oklahoma. Please pray for all who have been adversely affected by the rains and flooding. The FTO has a LOT going on for future and we just held our Spring Meeting and would have liked to seen more people present, but considering the change of venue due to all of the adverse weather and flooding we understand the inability to prepare for such weather related events that change schedules and plans. We hope to see you at the Fall Meeting. The members present voted to increase the membership price of the individual membership and family membership by $5 each. They also voted in favor to merge the Secretary / Treasurers positions into a single position to ease the burden of membership tracking and records keeping. We will be looking into the acquisition of hats and shirts for the future, so please stay tuned for those goodies. We do have the new FTO patches which will be $5 each. If you wish to have some before a meeting, or purchase raffle tickets, you can mail payment to the FTO Address along with $5 for each patch you wish to have. If you choose this purchase option, please include a valid postal mailing address so that we can get you your patches and / or raffle tickets.
Please stay tuned to the F.T.O. Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423643751182902/) and website (http://oklahomatrapper.com/events/) for the dates, times and locations of all F.T.O. Events. Please note that FTO Members Only can join the Fur Takers of Oklahoma, Inc. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423643751182902/ and the F.T.O. forum located at http://oklahomatrapper.com/fto/. Members will need to create an account and have it approved to join and participate on either.
The FUTURE:
As the FTO continues to grow exponentially in membership and participation, we are looking forward to these upcoming dates and activities:
• 2015 Fall Meeting – September 12, 2015 at the Creek County Fairgrounds in Kellyville, OK. Doors will open at 8:00 AM. There will be a pot luck meal, so please bring drinks or sides with you. There should be vendors on hand for your trapping supply needs, along with demos, fellowship and more. So bring your family, neighbors or other interested parties with you. You do not have to be a member to visit and participate in the Fall Meeting. The Creek County Fairgrounds are located on the south side of Hwy (Route) 66 just west of Sapulpa, OK.
• 2016 Fur Auction – March 5, 2016 at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds in Okmulgee, OK. Doors will open at 7:00 AM and the auction will begin at 9:00 AM. Regardless of the weather … THE FTO DOES NOT CANCEL FUR AUCTIONS.
The 2015 FTO Gun Raffle:
$10.00 Per Chance / 3 tickets for $25
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1st Ticket gets FIRST choice of three firearms
2nd gets choice of two firearms
3rd drawn gets remaining firearm
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Guns raffled are:
1. S&W AR15 Sporter .223 / 5.56 semi-auto rifle
2. Benelli Nova 12 ga pump shotgun
3. Ruger Single 10 .22 cal revolver
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The F.T.O. would like to thank you for supporting our organization. Your donation will assist us in all we do for our community. The gun raffle drawing will be Sept. 12, 2015 at the Fall Convention. You must be legally able to possess a firearm in OK to receive the item if you win.

For more information please visit the website at http://oklahomatrapper.com
In closing … remember to take a kid or two out hunting, fishing or trapping with you when you go … the activity could literally have a positive effect on their lives and how they grow up. Fishing is good right now in Oklahoma and the trapping season is around the corner again. And considering the rains we have had recently, Noah might even let you troll from the back of the Ark. Be safe and we hope to see you at the Spring Meeting.
Reginald Murray, President

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