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.



GALA discounted hotel reservation cutoff date has been extended again to Friday Oct. 16. If you have not yet registered or made your hotel reservations now is the time to do it. The hotel number is 610-372-7811.

Quality Llama Products is offering a special deal for our membership.  Any orders that are placed from now to October 17th they will ship for free to the GALA conference for you to pick up.  Orders can be called in to 1-800-638-4689. So get your order in to Quality Llama Products by Oct 17th to get free delivery to the GALA conference.  Be sure to thank them for their support of our GALA conference. 10/6/2015

Check out all the 2015 Conference Sponsors!! Are you among them? If not here's how you can be9/13/2015

It’s time to register for the 2015 GALA Conference. “Join The Magic”. You should have received a packet in the mail with a registration form. Or you can register here on the website. Your choice. It doesn’t matter. Just join the magic. 8/17/2015

2015 GALA - Full Conference Schedule and Information. Get it here now.  8/8/2015

Be a 2015 Conference Notebook Advertiser. Here is the application form. 7/28/2015

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

GALA 2015 Conference registration will be coming soon!!  7/23/2015

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

Time to start taking your seasonal photos for the new 2016 Photo Calendar. Click here for the information. 4/24/2015

The 2015 GALA Conference Sponsor Application Form is up and ready to accept Sponsors. 3/17/2015

2015 GALA Conference is set for Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2015. Watch the 2015 Conference web page for updates. 3/15/2015

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

Volunteer Tribute SongRemember the song Hilary and Terry made for the volunteers at the conference. The one to the Gilbert and Sullivan song. You can click here to hear and see it. Turn you sound up and enjoy!  12/17/2014

2014 Photo Contest Winners have been added to the website. See them here. 10/31/2014

2014 Gala Conference Photos: Click here and then select “2014 GALA Conference” to see the photos. If you would like a copy of the Group Photo click here to download it. When it comes up in your browser right click on it and select “Save image As…” you will then be asked to save it on your computer. If you would like some of your conference pictures or videos to be added to the Flickr page please send them to me at ronjcaruso@comcast.net. Please note that I will be out of the country from Nov 4 to Nov 23. I'll get to them as soon as I return. 10/30/2014