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.
Visit the GALA 2013 Conference page for some photos, a short video of the Lama Parade and local media coverage. Note that the page has been moved to the Archive section.
Thank You & "Hats-Off"
On behalf of the 2013 GALA Board of Directors, we offer Congratulations and a huge Thank You to the 2013 ‘Lamas on Parade’ Chair, Katrina Capasso, her two Co-Chairs Charlotte Sankey and Deb Marcou and their Conference Committee Members, each of whom contributed vital expertise, energy, and creativity to make the 2013 Conference a “Hats-Off” event.
Also, the many sponsors of the 2013 Conference need to be recognized again and thanked for your generosity. It is your commitment and generosity that makes it possible for GALA to hold these “world class” conferences.
Another great Conference Notebook was produced this year. As so often happens, there is little time to read and contemplate the value of the Conference Notebook while at the Conference. Please spend some quiet time with it. It will be time well spent.
Please review the listing of the Conference Committee Members and the Conference Sponsors and when you can please give a thank you to all who made this year’s Conference a great event.
Perhaps, it was best said by Lars Garrison when he took the mike on the last day of the Conference to announce: “I have attended all 26 GALA Conferences. This is the best ever.”
Jane Hamilton-Merritt, President
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"The Llama Is In"
“The Llama Is In” is an article by the New York Times on July 3, 2013 about llamas popularity and versatility. Some of our GALA members are featured.