The Ohio River Valley Llama Association


From Lee Ann King - ORVLA Board President 2017

Greetings and Happy New Year to you!  

Our first board meeting of the year was held on January 7th and it looks like we’re off to a great start!  The ORVLA show is May 13th in Coshocton.  Mary Jo Miller and Mike Haumschild will be our Judges this year.  Deb Arendas and Barb Baker are putting together a fiber sort set for June 10th.  This is your opportunity to become a member of the only llama fiber co-op in the US.  If you have questions on this, please contact Deb Arendas or Linda Newton.   The llama hike is set for October 7th.  Overnight camping is available and free!  As plans develop for these events we will keep you posted through Topline, email and Facebook.

I want to thank Doug and Gail Targett for their generous donation of beautiful llama items for our silent auction at the Christmas dinner.   Bill and Nancy Amidon are thrilled with their new llama area rug.  I also want to thank Al and Barb Raimonde for items they donated including many boxes of past llama publications.   There is so much great history in these old magazines.

Your Board of Directors will continue to work hard to keep ORVLA going strong.  We’re excited to have six new members so far for 2017.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in llamas and our association, let me or Shani know.   We would be happy to send a complimentary Topline to them.   As always, please get your photos, show information, and any other activities, news clippings, etc. to Shani to be published in the Topline.  It’s a tough job trying to keep our publication looking fresh!   Don’t forget to renew your membership as the deadline is fast approaching.  Send your registration to Libby Rush.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy 2017!

Enjoy your llamas!

Lee Ann King


Sincerely - Lee Ann King

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