Southern Oregon Llama Owners
members are llama owners,
breeders, and enthusiasts who live in beautiful Southern Oregon
and Northern California, comprising the mythical State of
Jefferson. We have diverse backgrounds in llamas, including breeding, fiber production, showing, packing,
driving, hiking, guarding, public relations, therapy work and simply the
total enjoyment of these magnificent and regal creatures.
To support activities that promote the safety, well being, and
health of llamas in the Southern Oregon area.
then determined that we needed to establish and define the
general areas of interest in which SOLO members would most
likely want to use funds. We established the following areas
of interest and their general definition (not in any
particular order of priority):
1. Rescue- Find alternative placement for llamas that may be abused,
abandoned, neglected or situationally compromised, and provide
the services necessary to move and treat the animals and
secure their health / welfare.
2. Emergency - Provide assistance to Southern Oregon llama owners who find
themselves in a situation that requires an immediate response
due to a crisis. (example: provide transportation and
temporary housing of llamas due to fire, flood or other
disaster; provide emergency transportation to vet in case of
"broken down trailer.)
3. Education - Expand the awareness of llamas among the general public;
deepen knowledge and skill in their care and handling among
Southern Oregonís llama owners.
4. Social/ Fun Activities- Activities- to enhance relationships and
networking among the current
members of Southern Oregon Llama Owners and to encourage others to join.
5. Marketing - Promotion of llamas and llama products.
6. Fund Raising- Develop activities that will produce additional funds in
order to sustain the overall mission of Southern Oregon Llama
order to perform the previously stated activities, and based
on the wishes of the SOLO membership, we determined that a
committee should be created to make recommendations to the
SOLO membership about the dispersal of the requested funds and
resources. We recommend that a Core Committee be developed to
serve that purpose.
The Core Committee will receive specific requests for money,
evaluate whether to approve or disapprove each proposal, and
present their recommendations to the SOLO membership about the
dispersal of the requested funds and resources for a vote.
The Core Committee will be made up of 7 people, consisting of a
coordinator from each of the 6 general areas of interest plus
a moderator. The moderator will facilitate meetings, take
notes, and issue the recommendation of the committee to the
SOLO membership for a final vote. The moderator will have
Since each area of interest will potentially involve a variety of
activities, we decided that sub-committees should be created
for each area of interest.
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