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February 2016 newsletter


NEWSLETTER-FEBRUARY 2016



CONFIRMED! Our March 19 meeting will be held at the farm of Jean VanEffen and David Bagshaw. Our

Presenter with Jean will be Lynn Lipski. A pot luck of munchies will start at noon with the presentation following at 1:00. Watch your e-mail for directions to the meeting place.

WHAT’S A MUNCHIE A snack or small item of food.

SHOW ME THE MONEY Have you paid your annual dues yet.   Sandy will gladly accept your payment at the March meeting. Ranch Membership is $50. Associate Membership is $25.

Read further in the Newsletter for

a definition of each.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS. Here is what we have so far for 2016 meetings and activities in the making for AROW members and guests.

MARCH 19

NOON/Business Meeting/Munchie Pot Luck

1:00 Presentation from Lynn Lipski and Jean VanEffen on fiber sorting and expectations of preparing fiber for mill processing

APRIL 30

NOON short business meeting pot luck at Hunhoffs.

1:00 Phenomenal Photography presentation by award winning Chronicle photographer.

MAY

Good luck to entrants at the CABA Classic in Portland

JUNE 12

Noon Business Meeting/Pot Luck

1:00 Alpaca Health Presentation

Dr. Brandy Fay

JULY 16

Noon Business Meeting

1:00 Picnic Pot Luck at Trillium Lane

9Bring a little cash. We’re gonna
have a raffle0

AUGUST MAYBE

Maybe a good time for an old fashioned ‘hoe down’. Date and caller TBD.

SEPTEMBER 24

Farm Days/Open House at Lone Tree Alpacas, Toledo

OCTOBER

2ND week in October—Alpaca Affaire in Elma

NOVEMBER MAYBE

Noon Business Meeting/Pot Luck

1:00 Share your talents—crafts, yarn dyeing, weaving, etc. This is for our men members, too.

DECEMBER 3

Noon-CHRISTMAS PARTY/POT LUCK AT BRUNER’S. (It could be, Santa will be back.)

A MESSAGE FROM THE PREZ.

Marketing alpacas is a real challenge these days. One of the key factors in getting sales is exposure, by getting your alpacas information to as many potential buyers as possible. Taking your prize animal to a show is an obvious choice to gain the spotlight. AROW used to sponsor a great little composite show several years ago, and perhaps this is an event to consider for the future. Another way to get the word out is through the Internet. I would like to recommend having a farm page on both Openherd and Livestock of America. Both sites offer free farm pages and have national exposure. Another good source for showcasing your alpacas is the AROW WEBSITE; this is also free and provides the opportunity to sell your alpacas and any alpaca products you may have. Your animals can be featured and given some good exposure.

Good photographs of your star alpacas are necessary to get the attention of potential buyers and emphasize their best features. AROW is featuring a seminar on April 30 at Hunhoff’s that will give you some insight on taking quality photographs with your camera. (JUST YOUR REGULAR PHOTO CAMERA NO SUPER DUPER MODEL NECESSARY.)

This event will be presented by Pete Caster, award winning photographer for the Chronical Newspaper. The emphasis on this seminar is using your own camera to capture the moment that shows off your alpaca at its best (even if it won’t hold still).

Hope to see you there, Jack

ACCORDING TO THE AROW BY-LAWS AS OF 10/15/06

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP

AROW will pro-rate on a monthly basis the yearly dues for new members who join after June. (NOTE: Technically, dues for the upcoming year are due the October before the new year.)

Adjustment of dues shall be recommended by the President or Treasurer and set by a simple majority vote of the full ranch membership.

RANCH MEMBERSHIP: One voting right per ranch; AROW meeting notices; AROW meeting minutes, One ranch entry on the web site; Listing in the AROW membership directory on the AROW website with a link to member’s ranch; ranch name listed on any AROW publication such as promotional brochures or flyers for shows and events.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Notification of AROW meetings; listing in the membership directory but without a ranch entry or link on the AROW website.

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TIDBIT OF INFORMATION

Poisonous plants

Many plants are poisonous to the alpaca, including the bracken fern, fireweed, oleander, and some azaleas. In common with similar livestock, others include: acorns, African rue, agave, amaryllis, autumn crocus, bear grass, broom snakeweed, buckwheat, ragweed, buttercups, calla lily, orange tree foliage, carnations, castor beans, and many others

REMINDER: This is YOUR publication. If you have anything you’d like to have in the Newsletter, please send it to Jackie at jjbruner@toledotel.com



GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Barbara Banks & Lawrence Wallin

APPLE COUNTRY ALPACAS

appalpacas@aol.com

12501 HWY 12 SW3516

Rochester, WA 98579

360-858-3045

Gvido & Tina Bars

STELLAR ALPACAS, LLC

stellaralpacas@q.com

27810 – 16th Avenue East

Spanaway, WA 98387

253-843-2896/cell 253-208-2107

Jack & Jackie Bruner

LONE TREE ALPACAS

Jack – alpacaman@toledotel.com

Jackie – jjbruner@toledotel.com

140 Carol Lin Drive

Toledo, WA 98591

360-864-2271

Larry & Sandy Corbin

LIGHTHOUSE ALPACAS @ FRYE COVE

Sandy@lighthousealpacas.com

5728 Young Rd NW

Olympia, WA 98502

360-866-0439

Tanya & Brent Dierick

t.dierick@outlook.com

P.O.Box 641

Shelton, WA 98584
360-490-6022

Larry & Bobbie Hunhoff

STELLAGARTH ALPACA RANCH

stellagarth@rainierconnect.com

56 Centralia-Alpha Rd

Onalaska, WA 98570

360-978-6647

Bruce & Ginny Jory

MOON RIDGE ALPACAS

jory9999@q.com

12326 – 175th SW

Rochester, WA 98579

360-402-3486

Laura Hutchinson & Dan Stuckey

TRILLIUM LANE ALPACAS

pacachick@gmail.com

14607 Arrowwood Lane

Tenino, WA 98589

360-264-2085/cell 360-490-5414

Jim & Tami Price (A)

EVERGREEN VALLEY ALPACAS

evpacas@hotmail.com

Evergreen Valley Rd

Olympia, WA 98502

360-413-7487/360-790-8261

Steve & Cheryl Plaza (A)

cherylaplaza@comcast.net

7220 Gallagher Cove Rd

Olympia, WA 98502

360-866-6866

Linda & Gary Gorremans

ALPACAS OF WIND SONG FARM

lgorremans@hotmail.com

P.O.Box 657 (301 Russell Road)

Winlock, WA 98596

360-785-4453/cell 206-818-1423

Shari Bond & Jackie Glover

CROSSCREEK ALPACA RESCUE

Sb.crosscreek@gmail.com

Jg.crosscreek@gmail.com

4225 Old Military Rd SE

Tenino, WA 98589

Shari=360-350-9708

Dave & Faye Sweitzer

SWEITZER ALPACA FARMS INC

saf@saf-alpacas.com

P.O.Box 1095

Camas, WA 98607

503-310-4471

Jean VanEffen & David Bagshaw

LA VIDA ALPACAS

dbagshaw@earthlink.net

15631 – 159th Ln SE

Yelm, WA 98597

360-894-1273

Melissa Nivala (A)

Melissa.nivala@gmail.com

4941 Steamboat Island Rd NW

Olympia, WA 98502

Ronica & Stan Sobiech

AVIS ACRES ALPACAS

avisacresalpacas@fairpoint.net

14418 Avis Lane SE

Yelm, WA 98597

360-402-8321

Reggie & Vickie Stock

RV ALPACAS

rvalpacas2011@comcast.net

10801 – 133rd Ave SE

Rainier, WA 98576

253-431-6747

Linda & Allen Walker (A)

ALPACAS AT SOUND ROCK RANCH

lwalk4him@msn.com

451 W Wynwood Dr

Shelton, WA 98584

360-427-5193

Debra & Robert Yancey

ALPACAS AT THE WELL

alpacasatthewell@comcast.net

5105 Pheasant Ln SE

Olympia, WA 98513

360-870-3893

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