Dear ILR Members,
The ILR Board will be meeting at
Face-to-Face at the ILR office on June 29, 2009 thru
July 1, 2009. There are many items
already on the agenda include Domestic Screening,
revisiting DNA options, review ShowManager, website
upgrades progress, finalize and award the ILR-UAP
and ILR-IF for 2008 and discuss any changes needed
for 2009, ILR-SD development, by-laws review,
financial statements year to date and budget
evaluation and ILF discussion. If you have comments
on these agenda items or additional agenda items you
would like to have discussed, please contact the ILR
For those of you signed up for the
ILR-UAP and the ILR-IF for 2008, please
remember to enter your information on the Activity
Log on the website by June 20, 2009, www.lamaregistry.com
– click on ILR-UAP for the link to the log.
All members are reminded that you can use this
same Activity Log to enter information for
the Lifetime History of Achievement for animals in your herd.
This option is only available through the end of
2009. After that time, only current year
information can be entered.
ILR Annual Meeting will take place at 12 noon on
Tuesday June 30, 2009 at the ILR offices in
All ILR members are
welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to
the ILR office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at
406-755-3438 so that we may have adequate seating
available for those in attendance. Following the
ILR Annual Meeting, there will be an open forum to
discuss the ILR-SD.
A famous quote by an unknown author is “Life is not about the Destination, it is about the Journey”.
The Destination is clear: a positive
thriving llama industry where all the varied uses of
llamas are acknowledged and appreciated and creating
an environment to encourage new llama owners to join
the llama community. The Journey is how we
as individuals and organizations conduct ourselves
toward our destination. Right now there are many
obstacles on that journey that we as an
organization, and as individuals, have to tackle.
Our country is in a war, the economy is on a
downward spiral, every time we turn on the local or
national news we are bombarded with all the negative
things that are happening in the world, and our
industry is in conflict. Although many of us “see
the glass half full” and look for opportunities to
strengthen our industry and organizations, there are
others who “see the glass half empty” and focus on
the negatives and try to divide the industry and
The ILR Board of Directors has always had two
guiding forces on our journey, the by-laws of the
organization and the input from the membership. The
ILR has members from all facets of llama ownership:
commercial packers, fleece enthusiasts, recreational
users, pet therapy interest, breeding stock
producers and owners interested in showing, and we
consider the impact on all of you in our decisions.
The ILR-UAP, ILR-IF and ILR-SD were all developed
and implemented in accordance with our mission to
“provide services in response to the needs of the
membership”. We rely on the By-laws of the ILR
to direct our decisions.
As always, the ILR Board welcomes and encourages
your comments, concerns and questions sent to
email@example.com . Please take this
opportunity to guide us on the journey towards a
thriving industry. The decisions made at the
Face-to-Face and discussion of the Annual Meeting
will be posted in the ILR Board minutes and in an
e-bulletin after both events.
The ILR Board of Directors: Mark
Smith-president, Mary Jo Miller-vice president,
Kathi McKinney-treasurer, Kristy Brown-Secretary,
Father Ryan Scott-member at large and Jan
ALONE we struggle; TOGETHER we thrive!