Membership Meeting - March 8th
Expect all of the great speakers, raffle items, special gift baskets, great food (courtesy of Ralph and Margaret Drew), and of course, great friends.
This is our 30th Annual Meeting, so save the date and come up into the foothills and help us celebrate!
Cielo Estate will be the new location for the Memorial Day Llama Show that has been held at the Grass Valley Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds was unable to host the show for 2014 and Cielo Estate has welcomed us to the new and exciting venue.
So join us at the annual meeting and get a sneak preview of the show grounds for the Memorial Day show.
If you are able to volunteer to help with the annual meeting, please contact a Board Member TODAY!
Cielo Estate Winery
3040 Ponderosa Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
Off Highway 50 near Placerville
2014 Events!We hope you are excited about the events planned for this year. Here are some of the highlights;
So get on-board and help us plan for 2014. We need your ideas, comments and help to keep CAL-ILA alive and contributing to the llama community.
The CAL-ILA Board wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We hope to see you at events throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming new CAL-ILA members and the return of current and past members.
Now that the holidays are over, it is time to focus on the New Year. Many of us reflect on the events of the past 12 months and start making resolutions for 2013. Here’s a resolution we hope you make; renew your CAL-ILA membership.
We have listened to the llama community regarding the cost of belonging to several organizations, so we’ve lowered the annual dues from $40 to $25. Click here now to renew your membership or join. Without members we cannot continue to grow and prosper. We may not even be able to continue operating. We need your support.
CAL-ILA does not just sponsor shows. We host clinics about health maintenance, fiber uses, guard protection and packing. We support the Camelid Medicine Club and research at U.C. Davis. We sponsor parades, fun days, several spectacular llama hikes and other fun activities. CAL-ILA’s mission is to educate the general public about the joys of owning llamas. Along with these other activities, sponsoring llama shows is one way we fulfill that mission. CAL-ILA sponsors four major ALSA llama shows: Grass Valley, Dixon May Fair, California State Fair, and Hot August Nights Performance. For the first time ever we are partnering with LANA to co-host the Grass Valley Show, by doing this we feel we can reach a broader audience and provide more perks for the exhibitors. We are struggling to hold on the Solano County Fair, but we feel it is important to have a llama presence there. CAL-ILA will also be sponsoring the Sub-Junior classes at the HOBO show in February with placing ribbons.
We are the one of the few llama organizations in California which still hosts an annual meeting featuring prominent experts in llama medicine. This year the annual event will again be held at the Dixon Fairgrounds in Dixon on Saturday March 9, 2013 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is just $10 per adult, discounts for youth. Lunch is included in the price of admission. Stonehenge Llamas will be catering a Mexican buffet and the CAL-ILA Board will provide everything else for your eating enjoyment (drinks and desert). Please donate items for the fund-raising raffles. The Board will create special baskets for a separate raffle. Nancy Martin, DVM will share with you her use of acupuncture techniques. Other speakers and the full agenda will be announced soon.
Elections for CAL-ILA Directors and Officers will take place at the annual meeting. Most of us on the Board have been in these positions for some time and we are looking for members who would be willing to run for open positions and bring some new ideas to CAL-ILA. We have Board meetings via phone approximately five times and one face-to-face meeting each year. Step up and help guide the future of CAL-ILA.
The bottom line is; we need you.
Please make a resolution to support CAL-ILA for 2013. Volunteers like you truly make a difference.
Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New
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2013 Membership meeting raffle item, donated by Jan Rogala!
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