Welcome to the Greater Appalachian Llama and Alpaca Association’s new website.  It’s GALA’s ‘”face to the world” and our Members’ resource destination. Check out the information of the various pull-down tabs. On these tabs you will find information about the organization, how to join, resources, and current events coming up.

The 2020 Photo Contest Winners are in!

Click here to see a Slide Show of the contest winners.
Click here to see all the Winners and contest Entries.

The Peoples Choice Award goes to Schuyler Merritt.
His photo also won First Place in the General category.
Click on the image below for better quality.


You can now book your 2021 Conference hotel rooms. Go here for the details.

Caesar the ‘no drama’ therapy llama has been keeping protesters and police calm in Portland

2020 BOD meeting minutes have been posted.

Hoping Llamas Will Become Coronavirus Heroes

Click here to read the letter from GALA President Steve Silverberg regarding the 2020 conference.

The 2020 GALA Directory has recently been emailed to all members. If you did not get a copy please contact Miranda Brown, at  thellamalady@yahoo.com.

Good news. New legislation has been passed making animal cruelty a federal crime. In case you were unaware, I thought it important to share this with all of you. Below is a link to read the legislation which Became Public Law on 11/25/2019 No: 116-72. Reported by Jane HM.

NYTimes article: The Llama As Therapist“.

Very cool Samsung commercial with llamas & alpacas.

Planning for the 2020 Conference has begun.

2019 GALA Conference Photos are now posted on the posted on the photo website.

See the “Getting To Know Llama Fiber” video that was shown at the 2019 GALA conference.

All Photo contest entries and winners are posted on the site. See them here now

See Temple Grandin’s slide presentation here.

See Mike Sheridan’s video from the Peru trip here.

See photos from the GALA members Trip to Peru  last spring 2019. If anyone else, from the trip, has pictures that you would like posted with the others please feel free to send them to me. ronjcaruso at comcast.net