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.




Check out the 2016 Photo Contest entries here.   10/22/2016

The Fleece Shaw and Sale form has beed updated. Get the new copy here.  9/19/2016

It is now time to register for the 2016 conference and hotel. Go to the conference page. 8/24/2016

Are you bringing fleece to the conference for the Fleece Show & Sale? Get the information you’ll need here.  8/11/2016

Please note that the Conference Notebook Advertising Flyer has been changed to remove the Color printing option. If you intend to advertise in the Notebook please download the NEW flyer by clicking here.  8/11/2016

President’s Message: The Year of The Camelid, Great Conference Plans and A New Board Member  8/3/2016

2016 Vendor Registrarion Form   7/31/2016

GALA & ILR Fleece Show and Sale. Also there will be a Fiber Room Contest at the Conference. 7/14/2016

Get ready for the 2016 GALA Conference Registration. Click here for info. 6/29/2016

President's MessageA message from GALA President Jane Hamilton-Merritt. 5/11/2016

The 2016 Conference page is now up with a message from our president Jane Hamilton-Merritt. 2/21/2016

New Photo Album. Send in pictures of your llamas and alpacas to be put into albums on the GALA Flickr Website. We just started with “In Costume.” How about albums like At Work, At Play, Packing, Obstacle Course, Just for fun, Look at Me, other ideas welcomed.  Send pictures to ronjcaruso@comcast.net. Name your picture with the name of the animal and a title. We’ll make up albums as needed. This will be fun and you can pick some to enter into the 2016 Photo Contest. 12/27/2015

The conference photos are now posted on the photos website as well as the winners of the photo contest. Please pass the link on. When you go to the site take a look at the number of views for each album. 11/9/2015

Membership Renewal Time: It’s that time of year again, so please remember to send in your dues and membership renewal forms by December 31, 2015 for the 2016 calendar year.  If you have any questions regarding your membership or how to renew please contact the Membership Chair, Miranda Brown, at 240-446-3492 or thellamalady@yahoo.com. 10/13/2015

Check out all the 2015 Conference Sponsors!! Are you among them?

Have you noticed the nice pictures at the top of this page? If you would like a picture of your camelid to be shown there I can make it happen. I change the photos with the seasons  Just send me a good quality jpg or png photo that I can crop to fit the format. Or you can crop it yourself to 960 X 360 pixels. Email pictures to ronjcaruso@comcast.net7/23/2015

A small contingent representing GALA & PLAA attended the lovely celebration of the life of Richard Lee Snyder this past Sunday, May 3rd. There were at least 300 people in attendance. Many from Dick’s home town of Milford, Pa. where he was a very active and respected member of the community. After several of Dick’s close friends spoke briefly about his life and Carol Reich spoke about his love for llamas the group made a short walk to a beautiful  birch glen where Dick’s ashes were spread about the blooming flowers. Two llamas watched from a nearby pasture. Please click here for a copy of the program and some remembrances of Dick. We will all miss him
. 5/4/2015

Please welcome Loretta Radeschi as the new GALA Newsletter Editor. To reach her please use the new email address of galanews@centurylink.net  1/5/2015