Rachel Vos - ratchet_16@hotmail.com

Mission Statement:
The Saskatchewan Alpaca Breeders Network will work to
meet the evolving needs of alpaca breeders in Saskatchewan.

Alpaca breeders manning their booths at one of Canada's largest agriculture shows, the Canadian Western Agribition, in Regina, Saskatchewan identified a real need to have a show in this venue. Over supper one night at Agribition and a subsequent couple of conference calls, this group of breeders met to propose a name, goals, structure and budget ideas. The first general meeting was called on February 27, 1999 in Saskatoon, SK. About 36 breeders had been identified in Saskatchewan at that time and it was very encouraging to see about 28 of them represented at this meeting.

With a great amount of enthusiasm, the Saskatchewan Alpaca Breeders Network was formed. The AGM (Annual General Meeting), held in February or March, is a great venue for networking opportunities and includes informative presentations from organizations involved in various aspects of the alpaca industry. The Executive meet whenever deemed necessary with a goal of 2 face to face meetings and several conference calls per year. Committees are formed to promote the networking advantage. If you would like to contribute you are welcome to help any of the committees: Membership, Promotion, Education, and Events.

Please call a Board Member to volunteer or find out more!

SABN recognizes the burden of having too many associations to belong to. We strive to be simply a network of breeders working to meet the needs of alpaca breeders in Saskatchewan. We are very open to suggestions, comments, and ideas. Please don't hesitate to call one of our dedicated Directors if you have an idea!

If you are just thinking about alpacas at the moment, our suggestion is to SHOP SASKATCHEWAN! You can find alpacas to fit your highest expectations or your tightest budget right here! Find out for yourself the many benefits of buying from a small breeder. Quality, individual care, honest, cooperative attitudes (many breeders are willing to work together to give buyers the best package deals possible!), Saskatchewan hospitality and support!

Call an SABN member to find the perfect alpacas for you!

SABN Directors

President - Hans-Peter Vos

Box 106
Avonhurst, SK S0G 0A0
Phone: 306-771-2040
Email: hpavos@hotmail.com

Treasurer - Bruce Peters

Box 663
Hague, SK S0K 1X0
Phone: 306-225-2002
Phone: 306-270-1264
Email: dreaminalpacas@yahoo.ca

Secretary - Glenda Shotter

Box 36
Osage, SK S0G 3T0
Phone: 306-722-3519
Email: tgshotter@sasktel.net

Board Member - Kelly Kokoski

Box 381
Foam Lake, SK S0A 1A0
P-306-272-4223
Email rokell@sasktel.net


SABN Committee Liasons

Fibre Initiative:

Kelly Kokoski

Shows:

Glenda Shotter

Promotion:

Bruce Peters

Education & Workshops:

Hans-Peter Vos and Glenda Shotter

Membership:

Bruce Peter

Newsletter:

Hans Peter Vos and Rachel Vos

Website:

Hans-Peter Vos