You must own either a CLAA registered llama or alpaca to become a member of the Canadian Llama and Alpaca Association.
Membership with the CLAA includes membership with the other two divisions of the Association - Alpaca Canada or Llama Canada - depending on the breed you own.
If you own both registered alpacas and llamas you have the option of belonging to either Alpaca Canada, Llama Canada or both. If you only want membership with one division you will still receive member registry discounts for both breeds; however you will only be eligible to vote on registry matters pertaining to the breed division you have chosen. For example if you own alpacas and llamas and choose only to be a member of Llama Canada you would only be eligible to vote on llama registry matters.
CLAA memberships are due annually on December 31st of each year. Memberships taken after October 1st are good until December 31 of the following year.
Become involved with the future development of the registry
As the only organization authorized to register alpacas in Canada perhaps the most important aspect of CLAA membership is the opportunity to partake and vote on important registry matters. In 2007 we began implementation of a Genetics Evaluation Program - an exciting new step in continuing the development of the Canadian herd.
Network and stay abreast of all the industry news
Our administrative newsletter, "The Bulletin" is mailed to every member of the CLAA and serves to keep us all informed on the activities of the Association, regional organizations and other industry related organizations.
Our herd book is available on-line with no extra fees or charges for members wanting to research bloodlines and gather breeding or breeder information.
Our website is kept current with registry information, forms and a member's section where notices and current business are posted.
Take advantage of the discounts provided to members
Membership ensures discounts on all registry fees such as registration certificates, transfers of ownership and herd name registration.
Enjoy the experience of a new registry program
As of January 2012 the CLAA implemented a new program that allows for the direct administration of all Association registry and membership services. This new program will take advantage of the newest technologies, allowing breeders access to on-line services while continuing to receive full administration support when needed.
Have a voice in the alpaca industry
As a CLAA member you are entitled to a voice in the future of both the CLAA and ALPACA CANADA through your right to cast a vote. From the small issues to the large, both organizations encourage input from their members.
Have a voice in the llama industry
As a CLAA member you are entitled to a voice in the future of both the CLAA and LLAMA CANADA through your right to cast a vote. From the small issues to the large, both organizations encourage input from their members.