Alpaca Llama Show Association

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The First and Foremost Lama Show Association

Hobo Halloween Show

Looking for something to do now that Grand Nationals are cancelled? Here's one possibility!

Hobo Halloween Show
October 30-31,2020
11771 US 223
Onsted, MI  49265

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2020 Grand Nationals Cancelled

As you probably already know, the 2020 Grand Nationals in Cedar Rapids, IA have been cancelled.  It was a difficult decision, but many factors contributed to the outcome.  The state of IOWA was hit by a “derecho” on August 10, 2020 inflicting wide-spread, severe damage.  The host facility was damaged, however, the extent of the damage was not realized until a few weeks later when power was finally restored.  It would be impossible for the facility to be repaired to a usable state before the first of the year.  In an effort to find a substitute venue, nothing was available that would accommodate our event.  Finally, the COVID-19 Pandemic was a large factor influencing the decision.  Keeping our members and families safe was the primary concern.

See y'all in Cedar Rapids next year!

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New ALSA Office Hours

Due to the reduced activity in the ALSA community and in an effort to be good stewards of ALSA’s finances the Office will be reducing operating hours effective September 14, 2020. 

The new hours are:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  8AM to 12PM central time.

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General Election News - New Board Members!

ALSA Bylaws Article III Section 6 Election (e) state: If the number of qualified candidates…are equal to the number of open director seats…These candidates will be deemed elected.

ALSA Board of Directors had two openings and two willing members stepped up to serve.

Congratulations to your new Board Members:

             Ulin Andrews – Log Cabin Llamas – Oakland, IL
             Anna Reese – Leslie Lane Llamas – Seguin, TX

And THANK YOU for your continued support of ALSA!

As per the recent Bylaw change they will begin their three-year term January 1, 2021.

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New Guidelines for Animal Numbers

It was determined at the beginning of the year that there were a number of animals with multiple identifying numbers.  This lent to error and confusion starting with the entry form and ending with confusion while inputting show results.  One animal with more than one “ALSA” number would not be accumulating points accurately.  While it was not a widespread issue, it did bring up discussion as to why we issue separate numbers for tracking show results and the ensuing confusion,  This was discussed at length during the January 2020 and February 2020 Board of Directors meetings (summary of this discussion can be viewed in the Board Minutes tab of this website).
It was decided by unanimous vote that effective Jan 1, 2020 there would no longer be a $20.00 fee to register an animal with ALSA for the purpose of acquiring show points.  It was also reiterated that all animals participating in ALSA shows are registered with ILR or AOA, and thus going forward the ILR or AOA number would be the number that is used to track the animal.    Going forward all animals will be registered in the show data base using their ILR or AOA numbers.

In the case where the animal cannot be registered with ILR or AOA due to being a rescue animal, the animal was not registered for a valid reason, or registration “disappeared” during multiple transfers of ownership an NA number will be assigned.  This animal can then be shown in Adult Non-breeder, Performance and Youth.

With the elimination of the fee to “register” an animal for show point accumulation, all animals with numbers having a prefix of NA will be receiving points as of January 1, 2020.  Prior to this date, these animal’s results were NOT recorded in the show results since there was not a fee paid for their tracking    Please refer to the ALSA Handbook Part G, Section 6, Point A.  

POINTS TO REMEMBER
1.    There will no longer be a fee to “register” your animal for point accumulation.  You may register your animal using the ILR or AOA numbers that were assigned to that animal by the respective registry.  If you currently have an animal number beginning with “1” or “NA”, please continue to use that number.

2.    Please pull up your animals on the ALSA website using the following path:
Home page   ->    Your Llama or Youth point (center column)    ->    Search For a List of Animals with Points Owned by an ALSA Member  ->   enter your member number in the search box. This will provide a list of all the animals attached to your member number.  If you find that there are duplicates i.e. the same animal name with multiple numbers, decide which number you will use and inform the office by email of what numbers you wish to delete.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ALSA office.

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ALSA Website Updates

Recently we experienced problems with the database and it was ultimately migrated to a new host server service.  Through this process members have not been able to access information using the website.  Since many of the searches and information are sourced from the data base, the website hasn't been very usable the last few weeks. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. IF you notice any discrepancies or have questions regarding show results, please communicate through the office EMAIL – alsashowsec@gmail.com,

But with pain comes gain!  We are now in a better position to update and upgrade the database and website. Hopefully we will be able to add new and member centered enhancements. 

A huge thank you to Jimmy Flannigan who has been so gracious in keeping the database and website up and running for the past years.  He took on this responsibility as a “favor” and went above and beyond the definition of help and aid!  And a huge thank you to Karl Tinsley who worked tirelessly over the course of the past week to get the database on the new server accessible and back online.

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Membership Renewal Deal!

Effective August 1, 2020

ALSA is offering memberships (new and renewal) covering the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021:

                                               Regular membership         $70.00
                                               Youth membership            $35.00

Call the ALSA office at 281-516-1442 to take advantage of this great deal!

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Board of Directors Minutes

Find out what’s going on with ALSA by reading the Board of Directors minutes.  Use this path to access all of the BOD minutes:  From the Home/landing page select ALSA BOD and from there you can select “BOD minutes” and then find the month that you are interested in.
The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for August 12, 2020 at 7PM (CDT).  If you have business to bring to the board, please email it to the ALSA office at alsashowsec@gmail.com for inclusion in the agenda.

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New Shows Coming Up!

August 4-7, 2020 OC Fair Llama Show in Costa Mesa, CA
August 8, 2020 - Cancelled NLA Wild n Wooly in Oglallala, NE
August 15, 2020 Georgetown Ag-Fair in Georgetown, IL 
August 22-23, 2020 Millennium Magic Summer Classic in Onsted, MI
August 28-29, 2020 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, NE 
September 3-4, 2020 Western Regionals in Beaumont, CA  
September 4-6,2020 Heart of Dixie Llama Show in Ringgold, GA 
September 4-6, 2020 - Cancelled Llamafest in East Lansing, MI 
September 19-20,2020  Higher Ground Fair in Laramie, WY 
October 3-4, 2020 HLAA Fall Show (Llama, Alpaca & Fiber)  Lebenon, IN 
October 3-4, 2020 Rayne or Shyne Pasture Show in Garden, KS 
October 16-18, 2020 Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA 
October 30-November 1, 2020 ALSA Grand National in Waterloo, IA