There are various reasons why people do not “join up” for organizations. Most of these reasons I understand and some I do not. Some organizations will blast you with email constantly. Now that they got you, they try to get you to the next level or to purchase additional products or services. They collect your information such as address and phone number and sell it off to whoever pays money for it. Soon you have junk mail from every conceivable related business and robo-calls that we all hate.
I would like to think the Nebraska Fur Harvesters is different. In fact, I know they are different.
Most of your membership money goes to your subscription of The Trapper’s Post. If you have never seen the ‘Post, then you are missing out on a really good read for trappers. The post is always full of good information, how to articles and lots of knowledge.
The remaining money from your membership goes into our treasury. This money is used to rent buildings and facilities for our annual convention and our annual banquet. Lots of other things come up for our organization, such as printing costs, repair on our trailer, and other numerous things an organization encounters.
Of course you can attend the convention and its festivities without being a member of the NFH. But only current members can attend the business meeting that takes place at noon on Saturday of the convention.
It is during this meeting where the organization decides where our money will get spent, among many other things. It is always interesting. Sometimes we all agree, sometimes we do not, but there is always laughing and the camaraderie that goes with having a group of like minded people “talking shop”.
The NFH annual convention is just around the corner. It has fast become one of those things I look forward to every year. Kinda like Christmas when I was a little kid.
The membership desk is located as you walk in the convention. No one will twist your arm or look down on you if you are not a member, but your dollars (our dollars) are appreciated and are always put to good use. Come out and have some fun, see some good demos, look at some new equipment and sniff some new baits and lures. Above all, have a good time and enjoy yourself, and remember, we are all on the same team.
NFH Web guy and NTA Representative