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Title: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on December 24, 2011, 06:29:36 PM
You must be a paid up members of The Washington State Trappers Association to access this board. I need your full name to check against our membership to approve you.
We now have a WSTA members only page on Hunting Washington Forums.
I envision this as a place for WSTA members to kick around ideas, post budget items and discuss strategy. In short a virtual Board of Directors meeting. Any member can get on and have their say.
You have to register on Hunting Washington.com and then go into your profile and request access to the WSTA members only page.
Profile/Modify Profile/Group Membership, WSTA Membership is at the bottom, right hand side is "Request Membership. Remember I need your name for membership verification. Put it in Reasons and I can see it.
If you are not a member of WSTA you will have to join to see the page. For now the easiest way is to go to http://watrappers.com/ and download the  Membership Application.

I have one request. I would like posters in the WSTA members only page to sign their posts. If you look at the bottom of my posts you will see my signature. If you don't want this to be seen in all your posts on Hunting Washington that is fine but try to remember to sign your posts in the members only page as you write them.

Also, please have some patience with me. At this time I am the only moderator and it is new to me. There may be a learning curve for me that will slow things up at first.
Bruce
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Machias on December 24, 2011, 07:45:11 PM
Ok, I went to my profile, but didn't see how to request access?
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Feanix on December 24, 2011, 09:48:49 PM
Profile/Modify Profile/Group Membership, WSTA Membership is at the bottom, right hand side is "Request Membership"
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on December 24, 2011, 11:00:38 PM
Thanks Feanix,
That was some important stuff I should have had to begin with. I added it to my original post.
Bruce
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Machias on December 24, 2011, 11:37:44 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Feanix on December 24, 2011, 11:53:33 PM
Also on the right hand side of the screen, there is a section that is "Member Links." Group Memberships is there as well, as a shortcut.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Bandit on December 25, 2011, 08:45:48 AM
Just signed up. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all

Todd
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: bearpaw on January 06, 2012, 08:04:34 PM
Just mailed of my membership... :tup:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: dayn on January 06, 2012, 09:08:42 PM
Just mailed of my membership... :tup:

Me too, and as everybody saw by my hissyfit, I hate to mail things..............


It wasnt half bad though... :o
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Jack Diamond on January 29, 2012, 07:53:29 PM
OK so where is the link once you are approved, was approved then hit the wrong darn key and now I need to be approved again, all while trying to find the members only forum ....
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on January 29, 2012, 08:46:43 PM
OK so where is the link once you are approved, was approved then hit the wrong darn key and now I need to be approved again, all while trying to find the members only forum ....

You're approved again. That means you have twice as much approval as anyone else. :IBCOOL: You will be able to see the board under agencys, events, organizations section.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Jack Diamond on January 29, 2012, 08:59:23 PM
Thanks Bruce, my wife told me I'm Special , took me awhile to figure that one out too!! :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: SunnySlopes on January 31, 2012, 07:50:05 AM
Where do you find this "agency, events" place?
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Feanix on January 31, 2012, 10:36:53 AM
Its the second "block" of forums. In between "contests, events..(etc)" and the "Washington for Wildlife" boards.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: SunnySlopes on January 31, 2012, 11:20:59 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: KillBilly on January 31, 2012, 11:42:16 AM
Bruce, how many people should know about this and be posting? I only count 9 different handles so far?



Al Stover
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on February 05, 2012, 08:43:25 PM
Bruce, how many people should know about this and be posting? I only count 9 different handles so far?



Al Stover

Al,
I am disapointed with the number but it may pick up. I put a plug for it in my column in The Trapper & Predator Caller Magazine. That goes to most members.
Also there may be more people sign up after trapping season. I'm going to make a point of getting people to sign up that are on the Board of Directors at our Spring Business meeting too.

I hope this is not screwing the forums up haveing so few people on the page. If it's a problem let me know.
Bruce
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: rasbo on February 05, 2012, 09:05:57 PM
I doubt there are that many trappers on here or who are really interested.I think the laws and costs to trap might be a kick in the nuts to many. :dunno:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: bearpaw on February 06, 2012, 01:34:36 AM
I wouldn't worry too much, give it some time to catch on. Like was said, season is still going, I think it's hard to try out something new when you are busy.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on February 06, 2012, 07:01:48 PM
I doubt there are that many trappers on here or who are really interested.I think the laws and costs to trap might be a kick in the nuts to many. :dunno:

Thing is though our membership has been on the increase for several years. Probably close to 10% a year for the last three years.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: fast60eddie on March 17, 2012, 09:35:46 PM
I signed up today. The auction was fun today as well.

Edward Simpson
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: dayn on April 01, 2012, 06:02:00 PM
Bruce I mailed mine in about 3 weeks ago, do they send you a confirmation back in the mail?
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 01, 2012, 06:33:21 PM
Bruce I mailed mine in about 3 weeks ago, do they send you a confirmation back in the mail?

You should get something.
PM me your name and address and I'll ask our Secretary what the hangup is.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: dayn on April 01, 2012, 09:49:51 PM
No its cool Bruce, I'm not upset or anything, was mostly curious, I'll give it a couple of weeks and get back to you if nothing arrives...You could divulge the secret handshake though, hehe, just messin with ya, hope You're healing OK.

Brandon
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 01, 2012, 11:21:39 PM
Really, full name and address. You should have got something by now.
I'd like to look into it.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: KillBilly on April 02, 2012, 03:23:18 AM
It took mine at least 3 weeks but I did get it
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: dayn on April 04, 2012, 11:15:31 PM
Got the PM, thanks again Bruce.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 06, 2012, 11:11:59 PM
Bruce I mailed mine in about 3 weeks ago, do they send you a confirmation back in the mail?

Your money order was dated 3/15
Our Secretary entered it in the data base 3/26
Our Treasuer processed it 4/4 
New members. receive a welcoming letter, a
 list of the Board of Directors with contact info, a decal, a receipt, and a membership card.
Renewals receive a receipt & a membership card.

I should think you will receive it shortly.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: dayn on April 07, 2012, 04:49:17 PM
Got it today Bruce, thanks again for all the help.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: dayn on May 23, 2012, 01:43:59 AM
Bruce, I received the raffle tickets today with the letter, but it says the drawing is in august, I thought the rende was in june(I wont be able to make it, but thought I might send in a few tickets)
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on May 23, 2012, 06:41:50 PM
Bruce, I received the raffle tickets today with the letter, but it says the drawing is in august, I thought the rende was in june(I wont be able to make it, but thought I might send in a few tickets)

That was a mistake. Like we need it at this date. Rendezvous is in June. Please ignore the date on the raffle tickets.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: bugs n bones on December 22, 2012, 02:23:00 PM
Just mailed my renewel in the yesterday bruce :tup:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: hardkorrhunter on January 15, 2013, 12:32:01 PM
I cant seem to find the link for registry into the wsta. Could you give me some advice bruce. thanks.



Jessie Korr
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on January 15, 2013, 09:48:13 PM
I cant seem to find the link for registry into the wsta. Could you give me some advice bruce. thanks.



Jessie Korr

Top of your page you will see Home Help Search and Profile. Click on Profile. Takes you to a new page. Look on the left side and go down to Modify Profile, Under that you will see Group Membership. Click on this and you got to a new page, WSTA Membership is at the bottom, right hand side is "Request MembershipClick on this. Remember I need your name for membership verification. Put it in Reasons and I can see it.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Cylvertip on January 16, 2013, 01:24:18 AM
Became a life time memeber yesterday.  Stopped at Ralph Dobson's place and anty'd up.  Been meaning to do it for quite a while.  I will try to make it to the rendezvous this year with the family.  Sounds like a great time.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on January 16, 2013, 07:58:38 PM
Became a life time memeber yesterday.  Stopped at Ralph Dobson's place and anty'd up.  Been meaning to do it for quite a while.  I will try to make it to the rendezvous this year with the family.  Sounds like a great time.

Thank you!
 Be sure to introduce yourself to me. I have a hard time keeping these internet handles straight. I'm sur you will have a good time. I haven't missed one since going to my first one. I never get enough sleep at the Rendezvous though. Too much to do and too many people to BS. :chuckle:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: onetrapper on January 18, 2013, 07:01:15 PM
As usual I screwed up...been a member for 30 plus yrs and never bought a lifetime. :twocents: :bash:  O well it goes to a good cause. :tup:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on January 18, 2013, 07:39:53 PM
Speaking of screwed up, there is something not working correctly with the notification part of the join WSTA members only forum.
If you have applied to join and have not heard anything it is because I haven't been getting notifications. Bearpaw is working on it. You will probably have to reapply. I'll make an anouncement when things are working properly.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: bearpaw on January 18, 2013, 10:59:23 PM
I manually made cylvertip a member, if there atre others I will enter them manually until we get this working correctly
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Cylvertip on March 27, 2013, 05:47:02 PM
Got my Lifetime Membership packet in the mail yesterday from Ralph.  Thanks Bruce
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on March 27, 2013, 08:14:02 PM
Got my Lifetime Membership packet in the mail yesterday from Ralph.  Thanks Bruce

No thank you to me needed, Thank you!
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: eburgtrapper on November 21, 2013, 07:20:03 PM
just curious for a WSTA members, i sent info in and had my check cashed over a month ago. Do they send out a welcome/conformation letter?

Thanks Jordan 
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on November 22, 2013, 08:43:42 PM
just curious for a WSTA members, i sent info in and had my check cashed over a month ago. Do they send out a welcome/conformation letter?

Thanks Jordan

You should get a welcome letterand membership card. Ralph has been backed up so it might be late but a month sounds like there is something gone wrong.
Could you PM me your full name and address and I will try and get things sorted out.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: buckybuster on January 08, 2014, 07:38:50 PM
  Hi humptullips...and fellow trappers,,,i dont come in to often and seen this forum and wanted to say howdy to everyone
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 17, 2014, 09:43:32 PM
Perhaps you have noticed I have not been posting anything on the members only board. I originally envisioned this as a place where I could post WSTA business and get feedback from members. Some of the items like financial information should only be available to members.
For a while because of a glich in the site I have not been able to confirm the membership of anyone on the board. I do not feel comfortable posting anything there because of that.
I will post general information about WSTA on the open forum but I think the members only forum is dead.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on May 29, 2014, 10:18:39 AM
I have went through the list of people able to access the WSTA members only forum. I had lost the ablity to screen people seeing that page but Dale is fixing that.
If you have been removed from the board and you think you should still be a member let me know.
It is hard to screen names because nobody uses their real  name and I had to go by e-mail addresses. It would be easy to make a mistake.
Another possiblity is you have let your membership in WSTA lapse so possibly you will need to rejoin.

I hope to to restart posting on that board soon. 
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: bear hunter on March 19, 2016, 10:13:48 PM
I have went through the list of people able to access the WSTA members only forum. I had lost the ablity to screen people seeing that page but Dale is fixing that.
If you have been removed from the board and you think you should still be a member let me know.
It is hard to screen names because nobody uses their real  name and I had to go by e-mail addresses. It would be easy to make a mistake.
Another possiblity is you have let your membership in WSTA lapse so possibly you will need to rejoin.

I hope to to restart posting on that board soon.
What is this a different form?
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on March 21, 2016, 08:55:43 PM
Yes, you can only see it if you have joined. Very little activity on it though.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: JakeLand on April 15, 2016, 06:02:09 PM
Just wondering if we will get something in the mail for joining the WSTA ? I did at the spring rendezvous and haven't seen anything yet in the mail
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 15, 2016, 06:12:59 PM
Just wondering if we will get something in the mail for joining the WSTA ? I did at the spring rendezvous and haven't seen anything yet in the mail
Yes, you will. It sometimes takes a while. Maybe PM Carp Commander on here. He should be handling it. I'll talk to our Secretary and see where your paperwork is.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Blsum on April 15, 2016, 06:35:39 PM
I was curious about this as well. I joined at the trappers ed class in december. I just figured it would come at some point in time. But its been a while now.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Kit Carson on April 15, 2016, 06:36:44 PM
Just wondering if we will get something in the mail for joining the WSTA ? I did at the spring rendezvous and haven't seen anything yet in the mail
Yes, you will. It sometimes takes a while. Maybe PM Carp Commander on here. He should be handling it. I'll talk to our Secretary and see where your paperwork is.

It has been over 3 months and I still haven't received anything. Who is the secretary? And what is their phone number?

Thanks Bruce
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: JakeLand on April 15, 2016, 06:44:57 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 18, 2016, 09:41:32 PM
Ok, I talked to Doug Stanley. He is our Membership Secretary. Doug took this job just last year. Doug says he is behind but he is working on catching up.
There is a learning curve to any job and Doug is in the middle of it. I would ask for your patience. We used to try and get a new members packet off within two weeks of a new sign up. I'm hoping we can get back to that.
For now all I can say is sorry. If things don't straighten out in a month we will look to other solutions.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: JakeLand on April 18, 2016, 10:03:49 PM
It's all good! You guys do way more then any of us.thank you we appreciate everything you guys do  :tup:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Kit Carson on April 19, 2016, 12:20:04 PM
It's all good! You guys do way more then any of us.thank you we appreciate everything you guys do  :tup:

 :yeah:

Thanks Bruce!
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Carp Commander on April 24, 2016, 09:27:08 PM
I would like to think everyone for their patience. Memberships are now caught up on and everything was mailed out on Saturday.

I will have the updated newsletter mailing list sent out in the next couple of days. If you have renewed or began a subscription of Trapper's Post or Trapper/Predator, I will get that information to Ralph. I am not doing magazine subscriptions yet.

If anyone does not receive the next newsletter, membership cards and/or magazine subscriptions (next release date) please let me know as soon as possible so I can check into it.

I post dated those late memberships to ensure that you will get the full year.

Again thanks for being so patient. It is the WSTA's standard to get the membership activity done quickly and proficiently.

I will be at the May business meeting and look forward to visiting!

Thanks

Doug Stanley
(509) 308-5277
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 25, 2016, 03:41:19 PM
Thanks Doug,
I just appreciate anyone who steps up to help the organization.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Kit Carson on April 28, 2016, 02:47:13 PM
I would like to think everyone for their patience. Memberships are now caught up on and everything was mailed out on Saturday.

I will have the updated newsletter mailing list sent out in the next couple of days. If you have renewed or began a subscription of Trapper's Post or Trapper/Predator, I will get that information to Ralph. I am not doing magazine subscriptions yet.

If anyone does not receive the next newsletter, membership cards and/or magazine subscriptions (next release date) please let me know as soon as possible so I can check into it.

I post dated those late memberships to ensure that you will get the full year.

Again thanks for being so patient. It is the WSTA's standard to get the membership activity done quickly and proficiently.

I will be at the May business meeting and look forward to visiting!

Thanks

Doug Stanley
(509) 308-5277

I got my membership card and Trapper's Post in the mail. Thanks Doug, Bruce & any others who've contributed.  :tup:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: bear hunter on May 29, 2016, 10:26:42 AM
Hmmmmm. I never had a membership card the  2 years I have been a member.  :dunno:
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on November 28, 2017, 11:16:15 AM
I have been getting numerous requests to join the Members only forum. Most only provide their screen name.
That forum is only open to WSTA members. You must be a current paid up member to join. I have to have your name to check against our membership roles to approve you.

If you are not a member of WSTA you can join at watrappers.com  The forum was envisioned as a place to discuss non-public aspects of WSTA such as our budget, elections and planning, etc. among other things. We also post our quarterly magazine there which is available only to members.

Please if you want to join I need your full name and you must me a paid up member of WSTA.
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: beardown on April 01, 2018, 08:04:21 PM
I paid for this years membership at the winter rendevous, but didnt fill out any kind of paperwork. I joined last year at the December trappers ed course, so I had a lapse in my membership for a few months this year. Was I suppose to fill anything out with my renewal?
Title: Re: WSTA members only forum board
Post by: Humptulips on April 02, 2018, 01:03:30 PM
PM me your name and contact information and I will forward this on to our membership Secretary and see everything is in order.