Dear Llama Community,
Welcome to your ILR in 2011
The ILR will continue our efforts to automate and
streamline our operations, utilizing and expanding our
computer technology and capabilities, expanding and
upgrading our website and continuing our commitment to
provide accurate information and registrations in a
timely and effective manner.
Current Member Services:
The ILR Show Division (ILR-SD)
has ended its second season. Many are pleased with the
variety of options that are available.
Management of shows in a flexible manner
New class offerings that can be customized for your
Awards system with points listed on the animal’s
Online show results with animal photos and pedigree
Acceptance of dual sanctioned shows still accepted for
2011 – inquiries should be directed to the ILR office
member driven/member guided governing board.
Check out the ILR-SD on the website
www.lamaregistry.com, click on the ILR-SD icon to
see what we have developed with the assistance of many
ILR Universal Awards Program (ILR-UAP)
– a top ten list is posted on the ILR
website and is updated as new information is
received – by a simple click of the mouse
and you can see if you are in the Top 10 in
ILR Incentive Fund (ILR-IF)
– in essence, this is a year long
futurity. Nominate your herd sire and enroll his
offspring and win cash rewards for every show
point you earn in ANY show association!
– We are awarding Certificates of Achievement,
Certificates of Excellence and Certificates of
Championship to acknowledge points accumulated in the
ILR-SD and the ILR-UAP programs. Points for ALL
not just showing. We are awarding trophies for
Championships for those animals that have reached the
Championship level. Very lifelike llamas adorn a solid
base with an engraved plaque noting your winning llama’s
Displayed on Animal Website Page
– members can access the ILR database to view the
pedigree, owners, photographs and now the accumulated
points for any animal in the database. Really cool –
check it out! It is built in promotion for your animals.
– ILR Members can receive free classified ads on the ILR
website, one free photo ad on LlamaOOgle and one free
farm directory listing. These can all be viewed by
anyone visiting the ILR site. Additional photo ads and
farm listings can be purchased.
New Member Services for 2011:
Pot of Gold Gelding Futurity for Youth
program is designed to provide an opportunity for Youth
to succeed and to promote the continued involvement of
Youth in the llama industry. It also provides a
marketing opportunity for breeders and creates
added-value to quality young males and geldings. Click
on the Pot of Gold Icon on the LlamaOOgle page to view
geldings available for sale.
Camelid Companion Certification Program – the
CCC program allows owners and their llamas to challenge
themselves for certification rather than compete against
others as in a show. The CCC encourages participation
and completion of designated tasks and llamas attain
levels of achievement much like the Field Trial
Associations for dogs or in the Pack Llama Trial
Association for llamas. Watch the ILR website for more
information as the program is finalized and
Certification Trials are announced.
The ILR Board continues our commitment to put registry
business as our first priority and will continue to
improve and expand on our existing programs. We are
facing economic challenges that have forced us to limit
staff hours yet we have expanded member services – it’s
quite a juggling act. The ILR Board appreciates your
support and trust in the ILR and your continued business
with the registry and support of our member programs. We
have a committed and efficient staff and we appreciate
not only their efforts, but also the sacrifices that
they have made to help the registry continue to function
in these challenging economic times.
always, the ILR Board welcomes your comments, concerns
and suggestions and we look forward to continuing to
work for you, the llama community, in 2011 and beyond.
Please send your comments to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at
(406) 755-3438. The ILR is a 501(c)5 and any donations made
to the ILR or to a specific ILR program may be tax
deductible as business expenses.
Happy New Year –
look forward to celebrating all that 2011 has to offer
The ILR Board: Mary Jo Miller –President, Bill
Safreed–Vice President, Kathi McKinney–Treasurer, Kristy
Brown–Secretary, Mark Smith–Member at Large and
Registrar: Jan Wassink
ALONE we struggle; TOGETHER we thrive!