ILR Logo

March 25, 2013  

  ILR Member Services

    ILR Member FREE Ads

            Photo Ads

    ILR Incentive Fund

    ILR Universal Awards

    ILR Show Division

    ILR Show Manager

    ILR e-Bulletin Archives

    ILR Events Calendar

    ILR Home Page

    The Gathering

    Join the ILR

    Contact the ILR Office

PO Box 8
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-3438

Please DO NOT REPLY to this email.
Send your feedback, comments and suggestions to
For uninterrupted delivery, add and
to your address book or anti-spam whitelist.

If you are having problems viewing this eBulletin you can view it online at:

Third Annual International Gathering
of Friends & Champions

June 14-16, 2013
Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

The ILR-SD is planning for a great Seventh Inning Stretch
at the 3rd Annual 
Gathering of Friends and Champions.
There will be a number of Fun events
during the weekend including a
Lama Photo Contest,
Youth Auction,
Basket Auction,
Silent Auction,
People’s Choice Awards
and Baseball themed entertainment.

Friday Night Dinner of heavy hors d’oeuvres
is being sponsored by the Llama Futurity Association (LFA).


Introducing your Gathering Judges

HALTER– Hank Kaufman, Gambier, OH

PERFORMANCE – Patti Morgan, Arkansas City, KS

FLEECE – Rawna Hamann, Maple Valley, WA

Qualifying Information

All exhibitors must be 2013 ILR Show Division Members and those members may show ANY animal they own - there are no required points totals or grands / reserved earned. Our intention to make this event accessible to everyone. No Animal Qualifying – just be an ILR-SD member!

Host Hotel

. . . we are anticipating "Bases Loaded"
so make your reservation early!


Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus
1050 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-283-0151 or 877-834-3613

Rate: $89.95 -
ask for the "LLAMA" group rates

·         10 minutes from the Fairgrounds
·         free on-site laundry
·        restaurant and lounge
·         indoor pool

There is a CAMPGROUND on site at the Iowa State Fairgrounds as well – it is located on the hill top above the show barn – wooded sites, showers, electric, water hookup available.  Camping is offered through the Fairgrounds, not The Gathering. No need to reserve a space ahead of time.

Sponsorship:  “Swing Away” to support the Gathering, the ILR and the Llama Community!

We will be asking for sponsors for this event. Sponsors will receive a year-long listing on the ILR website including a link to their website, special acknowledgement at The Gathering of Friends and Champions, special stall recognition and additional “spotlights” by the promotion committee. Click here for the sponsorship form or contact the ILR office for more information.

Click HERE for complete 2013 Gathering information.

Questions - contact Clerk Terry Duespohl
e-mail:    phone: 814-676-0647   

Event Co-Chairs: Kristy Brown & Mary Jo Miller  ~ PO Box 8, Kalispell, MT 59903 ~ (406) 755-3438