AlpacaGram 7.22 | 2020 AOA Election Announcement

Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.

AlpacaGram 7.22
AlpacaGram 7.22March 17, 2020

2020 AOA Election Announcement

First, AOA would like to thank the members of the 2020 Election Committee: Joe Crocco (Copper Star Alpaca Farm), Chair; Bill Beranek (Rancho Inca Alpacas); Dale Davis (Derwydd Alpacas); Carolyn Marquette (The AlpacaRosa, LLC); and Scott Miller (Crescent Moon Ranch). Their work and commitment to AOA is greatly appreciated by the Board of Directors, staff, and membership.

The Election Committee is proud to announce that it has selected the following candidates to be placed on the ballot for the 2020 election to the Board of Directors:

  • Jennifer Hack — Triple H Ranch (CO)
  • Brian Houchin — Houchin Family Alpacas (IL)
  • Char Johnson — Happy Tails Alpaca Farm (NC)
  • Wini Labrecque — SWF Fiber Innovations (NM)
  • Sharon Milligan — Red Granite Ranch Ltd (CO)
  • Bob Pulse — Pulse Ranches Texas (TX)
  • Jeff Williamson — Liberty Alpacas (WA)

Petition Process Open

Additional candidates may be nominated by petition if at least 48 AOA members with voting rights sign a petition and deliver it to the AOA Executive Director by April 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CDT. The 2020 petition form is available by download on the forms page of our website at

Breed Standard Update

AOA has entered into an agreement with the Suri Network for use of the Suri Network’s Suri Breed Standard, if it is adopted by AOA’s voting membership. A vote to adopt both the Suri Breed Standard and the Huacaya Breed Standard will be included on the 2020 ballot!

Voting in the Election

To vote in the upcoming election, you must be an Association or Registry member, at least 18 years old, and own at least 25% of a live AOA-registered alpaca. If you have not yet renewed or upgraded your membership, you can do so on your dashboard after logging in at As a reminder, individuals, not farms, are AOA members; therefore, spouses or partners must have their own individual memberships to be eligible to vote in the election.

We encourage everyone to participate in the election process!

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