AlpacaGram 7.33 | 2020 AOA Election Announcement

Alpaca Owners Association, Inc.

AlpacaGram 7.33
AlpacaGram 7.33April 15, 2020

2020 AOA Election Announcement

Don't miss out on voting in the upcoming election for three members to your Association's Board and on the adoption of the Suri and Huacaya Breed Standards.

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.

2020 Election Candidates

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) have selected seven candidates for the three open positions. The terms expiring this year are those of Patty Hasselbring, David Andrew Merriwether, and Jeff Williamson.

  • 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)

Important Election Dates

  • April 28, 2020 — Last day to become a paid member to vote in the upcoming election
  • May 4, 2020 — Online voting opens
  • May 26, 2020 — Online voting closes
  • July 11, 2020 — 2020–21 Board of Directors and new officers introduced at the AOA Annual Meeting during the Natural Fiber Extravaganza in Lebanon, Tennessee.

If you have any questions or are unsure of your membership level, contact the AOA office at 402-437-8484 and we will be happy to assist you. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT.

We encourage everyone to participate in the election process!

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