Welcome to the Greater Appalachian Llama and Alpaca Association’s new website.  It’s GALA's '"face to the world" and our Members’ resource destination. Check out the information of the various pull-down tabs. On these tabs you will find information about the organization, how to join, resources, and current events coming up.



Katrina Capasso has joined the Newsletter Advisory Committee.  She joins Carol Reigh, Bev Vienckowski and Jane Hamilton-Merritt on this Committee. 3/26/2014

The 2014 Calendar Contest is now underway. Click on the Calender Contest Icon to the right for everything you’ll need to know about it. Also check out the new "Sponsors" Tab at the top of the page.  3/25/2014

The 2014 GALA Photo Contest has started and is accepting photos now. Get some winter shots before the snow is gone and get ready for spring. Click on the Photo Contest icon to the right or here to get the details.  3/13/2014. 


On March 14 & 15 the 2014 Conference Co-Chairs, Hilary Ware and Terry Beal met with some of the committee members at the Marriott, Sable Oaks in Portland, Maine. All day Saturday was spent planning and discussing this year’s conference, one to remember! Go to the 2014 Conference page to see photos of the meeting. 3/17/2014


Lama Medical Research Group Report to the Annual GALA Membership Meeting. 8 November 2013   Latham, NY Hilary Ware, GALA Representative. 3/3/2014


Is your GALA Membership Directory listing up to date? If not go to the Services page and fill out the information form. The deadline is March 14, 2014 to be included in the 2014 Directory. The directory also is a great place to advertise to our 300+ membership. You can do it in 1-2-3 easy steps. Download the Directory Advertising Form here.  1/16/2014

Website additions: Thanks to Marc & Sandy Page, we now have the history of GALA’s Directors and Officers and the Chairs for Gatherings/Conferences from the very beginning. Do you know who GALA’s first President of the 21st Century was?  How about who was the Chairperson of the 2000 Conference and where was it held?  12/30/2013

2013 GALA Presidents Report  by Jane Hamilton-Marritt  12-26-2013

Newsletter Advertising Editor
Katrina Capasso has agreed to take over the advertising position at the GALA Newsletter!!!  Thanks, Katrina.  Welcome aboard!!
Jane Hamilton-Merritt, President GALA    12/11/2013