Annual International Gathering
Friends and Champions
June 17-19, 2011
Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA
Questions answered about
HOTELS / SPONSORSHIPS / DEDICATION
Things are “cruising” along at a
rapid pace and we are excited to host the first annual
ILR Show Division International Gathering of Friends
and Champions! The success of this event hinges on
the support shown by the ILR-SD membership. As stated in
an earlier eBulletin, the only requirement for
participation at The Gathering in 2011 is that
you are an ILR-SD member – no animal qualifying for
Where can I reserve a
room for The Gathering?
We know the membership is excited about
The Gathering because all the rooms at the host
hotel are sold out! What a great show of faith in the
ILR-SD and positive response to The Gathering. We
have booked a second hotel with special rates for the
Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy
1050 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
Rate: $79.95 . . . Ask for
"Llama" group rates.
Are you accepting
Sponsorships for The Gathering?
Yes, we are accepting and
encouraging sponsorships for The International
Gathering of Friends and Champions! We have a
cruise theme for the 2011 Gathering, and our
sponsorships reflect that concept – remember, one of
the goals of the ILR-SD is to make showing llamas
fun! The following levels of sponsorship are
First Mate Level
Cruise Director’s Level
Lido Deck Level
Less than $250 Friends
of the Sea
also accepting sponsorship of the Division Grand
and Reserve Awards. You can sponsor a
Division Grand Champion
Award for $150 and a
Division Reserve Champion
Award for $100.
Sponsors will receive yearlong
advertising on the ILR website,
www.lamaregistry.com: a link to their website
and farm information on the website, special
recognition in the show packet, reduced advertising
rates in the show catalog, as well as special
stalling and on-site recognition.
click here to connect
to the Sponsorship form. The sooner you send
in your sponsor money, the more advertising
opportunity you get! We would like to receive the
sponsorships by May 1, 2011.
Who will The Gathering
be dedicated to?
We announced in September that
it is traditional in many livestock associations and
national agriculture events to dedicate the national
show to someone who has made a major impact on the
industry. The ILR Board would like to adopt this
tradition for our Show Division International
Gathering of Friends and Champions. The
recipient of this dedication will be someone who has
had an impact on the industry; someone who has
helped promote llamas in a positive manner, someone
who supports the industry as a whole, not just their
area of interest, and someone who has committed
themselves to improving the industry for llamas and
for llama owners. The 2011 show is dedicated to
Kay Patterson. We welcome suggestions from the
membership for the 2012 dedication. Please send your
Thank you in advance for your
sponsorship and support of the ILR Show Division
International Gathering of Friends and Champions.
We look forward to enjoying llamas with everyone in
at The Gathering in June.
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